An active volcano by definition is a place you want to go nowhere near. In that unfathomable danger however, lurks the sense of adventure and chances of awesome photographs. Two Kyrgyzstan-based photographers Andrew and Luda have a join LiveJournal account where they have uploaded images from the active volcano complex Tolbachik in Kamchatka peninsula, Russia. There’s every reason ever to take a good hard look at the shots and marvel at the work of the adventurous photographers.
Images by Canadian photographer Matt Molloy present the sky in a way that seems to have it painted through broad brushstrokes. To achieve the effect, he takes hundreds of photos of the sky and then puts them all together to create images for his “Smeared Sky” series. The number of photographs required depends on various factors like weather conditions, cloudiness, or whether the object in the picture is moving or static. Eventually, the result is a beautiful composite where the objects stand ground to sky painted by a master.
We’ve seen plenty of beautiful images of cities shining in the night. But there’s hardly any that would show what these cities look like at night without the lights. Well, now we know, thanks to the efforts of New York based photographer Thierry Cohen. Modern cities are too consumed by light and air pollution to have clear starlit skies as seen in these pictures.
Italian artist Francesco Romoli‘s latest series Imaginary Towns shows photographs of remarkable landscapes that might be considered somewhat surreal, but mostly represent a desolate landscape where solitary structures stand, often with a few human passers-by.
Over their numerous seasons, The Simpsons have had time to do a lot of stuff, one of them being parodying famous and iconic images. Here is a nice list that shows iconic images with their Simpson’s replicas.
Here is a selection of a few shortlisted photographs from the 2013 Sony World Photography Open Competition. The set has 10 photographs selected from a set of over 55,000 and they will now compete for the top spot, with the winner being announced on April 25.
Andy Prokh is an economist by profession, but a skilled photographer as a hobbyist. These photographs show Prokh’s four year old daughter Katherine playing with the British Shorthair cat LiLu. The two get along very well, and as these black and white photographs show, they are quite the buddies.
We see this set of photographs by Martin Usborne and all we can think of is awwwww.
The series was inspired by the photographer’s childhood memory of sitting in a car and waiting for his parents while they were shopping in a supermarket. For “The Silence of Dogs in Cars”, Usborne explored the same feeling with an added touch of human relationship to other animals, dogs in this case. It shows the “reaction” of dogs at being left locked inside a vehicle and portrays it quite effectively.
Paris got a taste of the very rare horizontal rainbow that painted its horizon colorful. What makes the rainbow horizontal? Well it’s really just the conventional rainbow but it appears horizontal due to the sun being unusually high in the sky during the formation of the rainbow. In this case, the position of the sun causes a low rainbow where the very top is visible and the rest of it moves beyond the horizon. The rainbow lasted only a few minutes, and was captured by photographer Bertrand Kulik.