Posts tagged: landscape photography

Wild, Abstract Landscapes Capture the Majesty of the Hudson River



For Elements of Place, photographer Carolyn Marks Blackwood documents the dramatic metamorphosis of the Hudson River though the changing of the seasons. From her house in Rhinecliff, NY, she stands 30 feet from the brink of the cliff, staring into an expansive 50 miles of water. Beginning with the dramatic ice forms fractured by rough currents in winter, she transitions to the rippling tides of spring, ultimately turning her camera upwards to the cloudy firmament that lies above the substantial riverscape.

A Magical Photo of Switzerland’s Bol d’Or Mirabaud Sailboat Race


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Breathtaking Photos of Ocean Waves on a Stormy Evening in Montauk


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Standing near the precipice of the raging Atlantic Ocean, nature and fine art photographer Dalton Portella captures the cinematic breaking of the monolithic waves of Montauk, New York. In the midst of a turbulent storm, the idyllic Hamptons destination is transformed into an alien landscape wherein terror and wonder become indistinguishable. With nary a surfer in sight, lightning and frothy white sea foam penetrate the darkened nighttime sky with piercing rays of light. Each image of Portella’s Perfect Storm Series is a masterful synthesis of various Montauk storms.

Photo du Jour: Fantasy Landscape


With his haunting landscapes, Australian photographer Michael Corridore captures the essence of the real world by transforming it into a fantasy. At first glance, this deceptive photograph might appear as a rendering of a vacated desert, touched only by soft rainbow light. Look closely, and the ethereal terrain reveals itself to be an aerial urban landscape, dotted with nearly unrecognizable buildings, roads, and industrial structures. Through extensive processing, Corridore strips the city bare, reconfiguring its elements to resemble something altogether foreign, a barren, ghostly planet yet to be populated with life. In this eerie realm, all human existence is washed away, leaving a powerful sense of our own inevitable impermanence in its wake.

Photographer Is Offered a Baby for $50, Raises $50,000 to End Human Trafficking

Tanner_Stewart_05Mount Joseph and Wallowa Lake, Oregon

Photographer Tanner Stewart can pinpoint the moment that irrevocably changed his life with a single black and white photograph of a 6 month old baby. While volunteering in Bulgaria in 2012 for the A21 Campaign, a non-profit geared towards ending human trafficking, he saw a man carrying a child, whom he photographed. After the image was taken, the man offered to sell his infant to Stewart for $50. Stunned by the immediate exposure to the global crisis of human trafficking, the artist redirected his career to focus on the cause.

A Volcanic Sunrise in Maui

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Back to the Land

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Submerged in a River, Photographer Captures Stunning, Painterly Images



For Autumn River, photographer Philip Brittan submerges himself and his camera in the currents of Bristol’s River Frome, capturing the movements of fallen leaves. Worn to colorful transparencies by the churning of the water, the leaves become abstracted blurs through which we can measure motion and the passage of time. They pass hurriedly across Brittan’s blurry frame, their veined bodies twisted and coiled like salmon swimming upstream.

Photo du Jour: ‘The Edge of Light’


The Edge of Light is a tale of two cities in one. Adam Ryder and Brian Rosa collaborated to document the fascinating story of Wendover, an area made up of roughly 5,000 people and split down the state line of Utah and Nevada. Established in 1906 as a maintenance stop on the Western Pacific Railroad, the tiny industrial town changed dramatically in 1931 when Nevada legalized gambling. The inaugural Stateline Casino was the first to be built and several others sprung up all along what became West Wendover. Today, the two locations are divided not just by political geography, but by population and wealth, the casino Wendover thriving while the other struggles. As the economy worsens, a great number of the Utah residents now cross the border to work in the casinos.

Canoeing in Ossola, Italy

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