Featured image by Tim Dutton via Flickr.
Architecture surrounds us every day, and is a very popular photography subject. Here is a round up of the most beautiful free of use architecture photos I could found on the internet (make sure you comply with the licenses before using theses images). Even though these buildings may look like surreal sceneries, they are authentic. The locations of the buildings are mentioned in the caption.
Chiang Mai Temple
Chiang Mai, the sixth biggest city in Thailand, is overflowing with ancient Buddhist Temples dating back to when the city was originally founded in 1296. The structure of these temples is made of intricate carving covered by painted symbols.
Austin at Sunset
NIKON D3X (20mm, f/11, 1 sec, ISO50)
Beautiful Austin at Sunset by Trey Ratcliff via Flickr
Austin is the capital of Texas and is the 11th-largest city in the United States of America. This picture shows the urbanization beyond the Colorado River.
Featured image by United Nations Photo via Flickr - A group of men practice capoeira on the beach in Dili.
As you can see on our top 10 of the most beautiful landscapes, a good photograph is creative, manipulates lights and take care of the composition. But taking a great shot also about being lucky. Here is a list of photos taken in the right place at the right moment.
Sakurajima Volcano with Lightning
Canon EOS 5D Mark II (200mm, f/1.8, 2 sec, ISO800)
Volcano with Lightning via APOD by Martin Rietze
The Sakurajima volcano in southern Japan was caught erupting in early January creating beautiful lightning. How did it happen? Even though nothing is certain, one hypothesis holds that the volcanic ash is electrically charged because of the motion of the magma bubbles (learn more). Note that this picture was submitted by Martin Rietze to the Astronomy Picture of the Day.
Featured images by Kobaken via Flickr – Hitachi Seaside Park, Japan (full size download link).
I hand-picked 7 inspiring landscape photographs to show you the unexpected beauty of earth. These surreal places may seem like photoshopped pictures, but they are real destinations that you might want to see for yourself (each location is mentioned below the image).
Canon PowerShot S1 IS (5.8mm, f/4.5, 1/800 sec, ISO0)
Fly Geyser via Wikimedia Commons (Nevada, USA)
Fly Geyser is a little-known tourist attraction in North America, which is located on a high desert plateau adjacent to the Black Rock Desert in northwestern part of Nevada in USA. The geyser is surrounded by lakes, its hot water is rich in calcium carbonate. Although it is located in the desert, it has frequent jets. More informations about the Fly Geyser on Wikipedia and Youtube.
(Featured image by Jack Archibald via Flickr: F1 ferrari vs Williams – Download the full image here).
A few words about car photography
The automobile is a widespread vehicle. Even though they are useful, they became more than just a mean of transport. Cars are gorgeous, mythic machines. Indeed, these mean vehicles are attractive in many ways; the interior and exterior styles, the speed and the smell of used gasoline.
Car photography is not an easy task: a great picture should both give an impression of aggressiveness and elegance to the vehicle. This article is a round up of the most beautiful pictures of cars I could found on the internet. Make sure that you comply with the licenses to use these images. The licenses are specified on the source page. Note that these car pictures are high quality and can be used as a desktop wallpaper.
(Featured image credits – Gwillim Lakes by Steffen Sauder)
Our planet is fulI of beautiful natural landscapes that help to increase our creativity and give us peace of mind. I have collected the most beautiful natural sceneries from all over the world that will probably make you want to get out for a trip to one of these places. This article includes some of the most gorgeous lakes, forests, mountains and other landscapes to ever exist. Note that the sceneries in this post are high quality and can be used as a wallpaper (click to enlarge images, get more informations and download them).
The Jiuzhaigou Valley
NIKON D700 (16mm, f/9, 1/40 sec, ISO200)
The Jiuzhaigou valley, National park sichuan, China – by Chensiyuan via Wikimedia Commons
The Jiuzhaigou valley is a nature reserve and national park. Taken in the morning, the crystal clear water enlightened the forest of the Jiuzhaigou valley creating a beautiful contrast.