Tuesday, December 18, 2012

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I just really thought these pictures looked cool. Russian photographer Andrew Osokin has done a phenomenal job of capturing such bizarre ice formations.  When we normally look at a snow flake, we do not see all the ice structures hidden within. It is just beautiful and interesting!

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While on a backpacking trip through India two years ago, 23-year-old student Lukas Kozmus realized how much he enjoyed using his tiny Sony camera to photograph the Ganges river, the Taj Mahal and other sights. After returning he quickly purchased a better DSLR and took it with him on treks to visit the Himalayas in Nepal, to Indonesia, and of course carried it around his native Berlin, all the while snapping the wonderfully dreamlike images I posted below.  

Post 12

These infrared photographs taken by France-based photographer David Keochkerian look like bizarre, saturated landscapes created from fantasy land. Seasons seem reversed, with white trees appearing in spring, and bushes are transformed into something that looks like bubble gum.  He reminds me a lot of Richard Mosse.

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I really do love photos that have vibrant colors in them.  San Francisco photographer Thomas Hawk took these portraits at the 2012 Festival of Colors! They look amazing!

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This next photographer's name is David Johnson.  While attending the International Fireworks Show in Ottawa, Canada he took this shots.  But it was not your average long exposure.  David said in an interview, "The technique I used was a simple refocus during the long exposure. Each shot was about a second long, sometimes two. I’d start out of focus, and when I heard the explosion I would quickly refocus, so the little stems on these deep sea creature lookalikes would grow into a fine point. The shapes are quite bizarre, some of them I was pleasantly surprised with." I think they came out really cool looking!

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This next photographer that I like is Anya Kozyreva.  She seems to be into fashion, but what I admire most about her photos are the textures that she gets in the final products.  Anything that is put on these model's faces or bodies you feel like you can almost touch!  Her use of color is also fantastic. 

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This is another post that does not have a total of 10 pictures but I thought was really interesting so I put it on my blog.  Swedish artist Sanna Dullaway recently started a business in which she restores and colorizes old black and white photographs. To show off her skills, she decided to colorize some famous B&W photographs captured throughout history.