Gorgeous Beach Scene

I found this on Flickr and loved it. It is a stunning picture with great compositional elements and spot on focusing.

I love the colours and the overall feeling of sunset tranquillity it gives.

montserrat A

montserrat A

montserrat A,
originally uploaded by Manel ^ Urindar.

Stunning landscape and a good reason for browsing through Flickr pics.

While it can be argued that flickr has a mixed bag of images (in terms of quality), it is undeniable that there are some stunning captures there.

Fantastic HDR

(0718) ÜÇH?SAR (Cappadocia) Turkey

(0718) ÜÇH?SAR (Cappadocia) Turkey,
originally uploaded by Joanot.


Cappadocia is an amazing area of Turkey, with stunning tufa formations that people have carved homes into for thousands of years.

Home

Well I am home now and a bit jet lagged. Given the circumstances I think this is a suitable picture:

Hillsborough Lake

The beautiful relaxing green water at the lake in Hillsborough Forest Park. I dread to think what made the water green though…

Path Home

Well, this is pretty much the end of my holiday and all going well, I should be flying back tonight. Such a shame. Still, there is always next year.

With this in mind, this picture seemed quite appropriate:

Path to the beach

This was taken walking home from the beach in North Devon.

Rhuddlan Castle

One of the impressive fortresses dotting North Wales:

Rhuddlan Castle

This castle is owned by Cadw but seems to have few visitors, which is a shame as it is fascinating. The diversion of the river and building of a tidal moat are interesting enough in themselves, but the structure of the castle is remarkably intact.

April evening

April evening

April evening,
originally uploaded by Amymillerphotos.

This is stunning.

This is yet another amazing picture on Flickr. There is little point in writing about it, because its beauty speaks for itself.

Please log into your flickr accounts now and say hi to the person who managed to capture this beauty.

Un mercoledi da tigrotti

I am a sucker for high contrast black and white. Too often BW images get uploaded to flickr when they are actually tones of grey. This can look good in its place, but for me at least, black and white wins out every time.

This is a great example of the contrast working well. In colour, if you didnt know the people, this may well be a bland image. In black and white it screams dramatic.

Portugal 2008-9026791

Portugal 2008-9026791

Portugal 2008-9026791,
originally uploaded by myobb.

Very impressive bit of iconography here.

Interesting architecture mixed with a wonderfully shaped sky producing a lovely shot.

melancholy…

melancholy...

melancholy…,
originally uploaded by Jana...

This is gorgeous.

The tones and colours are really relaxing, making this an all round great shot.

I love pictures like this.

Ratingen – Wasserburg Haus zum Haus

Moving away from posting my own pictures, I thought I would highlight some of the other fantastic ones on Flickr.

I really love this picture, it has an amazing sense of “Germanic” tranquillity about it.

Giants Causeway Photography

Some more pictures from my photostream:

Giants Causeway

Hopefully my holiday will be going well 🙂

Inside Carrickfergus Castle

As I am away, I will use this opportunity to showcase some of my pictures here. As always you can view the full photostream on Flickr and comments are always welcome:

Carrickfergus Castle - Inside

Thanks.

Gorgeous Photo Effect



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originally uploaded by Vicky ta.

I love this effect on photographs. From what I can see it is cross processing mixed with a heavy vignette. If any one has a better insight into this technique, please let me know.

Pinhole Tutorial

Aside

For people interested in recreating the sometimes stunning effects of pinhole cameras, there is a tutorial on the Ogum blog looking at how this can be done in photoshop.