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  1. 2017.12.22 British Police's A.I. Keeps Mistaking Desert Pics for Nudes
  2. 2017.05.03 그림자를 이용한 과감하고 아름다운 사진 구도 잡는 법 How to Capture Bold and Beautiful Photographs Using Shadows
  3. 2017.04.21 건국대에 찾아온 봄봄봄 Konkuk University's Spring
  4. 2017.04.21 세계 조감도 Global Stunning Landscape
  5. 2017.01.25 '빙하의 美', 러시아 오네가 호수 겨울 풍경 Russia Onega lake's Winter
  6. 2016.12.10 12 Structures Designed Around A Tree
  7. 2016.12.10 세계 최고가 보석 원석 12 12 Most Expensive Gemstones In The World
  8. 2016.11.28 겨울 보내기 좋은 농촌관광코스 9선
  9. 2016.11.06 Top 10 Detox Spas in the World
  10. 2016.11.03 뉴욕의 해돋이 전경 Newyork's Sunrise Times: Photos
  11. 2016.04.06 Revealed: Over half of World Heritage sites including the Great Barrier Reef, Grand Canyon National Park and China's Sichuan Giant Panda Sanctuaries are at risk from oil, gas and mining industries: VIDEO
  12. 2016.03.29 The view over the sea: Stunning maps reveal what you're really facing when you look across the ocean
  13. 2016.03.28 Interview: Photographer Patricia Davidson Devotes Her Nomadic Life to Landscape Photography
  14. 2016.02.02 Stunning Abraham Lake Ice Bubble(VIDEO) 캐나다의 아브라함 호수의 얼어붙은 기포
  15. 2015.12.18 17 Stunning Drone Photos from Around the World in 2015
  16. 2015.12.17 호주의 윌리엄 파티노의 아이슬랜드 찰라의 사진들 Interview: William Patino Captures the Beauty of Iceland's Vast, Untouched Landscapes
  17. 2015.07.16 세계에서 가장 장대한 화산 폭발 장면 Stunning Volcanos
  18. 2015.05.28 다른 각도로 본 지구의 아름다움 Stunning Earth Photos
  19. 2015.05.13 세계에서 가장 비싼 사진 20 Top 20 Most Expensive Photos of All Time
  20. 2015.04.28 바닷 속 세계의 놀라운 사진 콘테스트 Stunning Sea Life Captured by the University of Miami's 2015 Underwater Photo Contest Winners
  21. 2015.03.18 세계에서 가장 독특한 가고 싶은 휴가지 13곳 13 Of The MOST Creative And Inspiring Spots
  22. 2015.03.10 스미소니언 사진전 20선 20 Finalists of the Smithsonian Photo Contest Show Earth's Awesome Beauty
  23. 2015.03.05 죽기 전에 가봐야 할 명소 15곳 15 places need to visit before dying
  24. 2015.02.27 "세상의 끝" 놀라운 세계의 포토 Stunning World Photoes
  25. 2015.02.23 중국 창바이산의 ‘마법세상’
  26. 2015.02.06 세계에서 가장 아름다운 빙설 타운 Top 12 most beautiful towns with ice and snow (VIDEO)
  27. 2015.01.06 -71℃!세계 가장 추운 사람 거주지역 '오이먀콘' The coldest residential area,'Oymyakon'(VIDEO)
  28. 2015.01.02 사진작가의 14년간에 걸쳐 제작된 세계 최고의 나무들 사진 Photographer's Incredible 14-Year Quest to Document the World's Oldest Trees
  29. 2014.11.19 세계에서 가장 아름다운 섬 나라 8 8 Most Beautiful Island Countries in the World
  30. 2014.06.03 세계 10대 트레킹 코스 The 10 best treks in the world VIDEO
nature2017.12.22 01:34
nature2017.05.03 00:46

 

How to Capture Bold and Beautiful Photographs Using Shadows

 

그림자를 이용한 과감하고 아름다운 사진 구도 잡는 법

 

By Kelly Richman-Abdou on May 1, 2017

“Half-Light” by Raúl A.

When it comes to capturing a captivating photograph, many people may believe that it's all about light. While illumination is important, darkness is an equally compelling component. Showcasing the shapes and darkness shadows cast is a surprising way to enhance a composition. Here, we explain the ways in which you can master the art of shadow photography.

First of all, what are shadows?

A shadow is the contour created when an object or person blocks rays of light from reaching a surface. The shape of a shadow changes based on its relationship with its light source. The distance, angle, and size of the source work together to determine the intensity, form, and scale of the shadow.

While this may seem to be a fairly obvious explanation, a shadow's role in photography is often fuzzy. Silhouettes and reflections can be mistaken for shadows. Like shadows, silhouettes are formed by restricted light. Similarly, reflections materialize as projections on a surface formed by an object. Though conceptually similar and equally effective, both phenomena are independent subjects in the field of photography.

 

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“Shadows” by John

How can shadows enhance a photograph?

Shadows can enrich a photograph in numerous ways. In some cases, photographers utilize them as subtle, accentuating details. They are not the focal point of the piece. Instead, they strengthen the photo by adding a sense of balance, contrast, or dimensionality to the composition.

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“Careless Whispers” by Ovidiu Satmari

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Portrait by Aya Okawa

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“Golden” by Jeremy Thies

Similarly, photographers also often deliberately experiment with the effect of shadows on subject matter. By casting shadows directly onto their subjects, they are able to alter their appearance and experiment with texture, pattern, and even emotion. In such cases, the shadow's role is obvious, deliberate, and of significant visual importance.

 

 

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“Lazy Day” by Wild Orchid Photography

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“Anatomía natural, salvaje” by Emilio Jiménez

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“Sunshine TV” by Freddy Olsson

Finally, some photographers employ shadows as the focal points of their pieces. In addition to exhibiting the photographer's avant-garde approach to the craft, this unique use of shadows prompts viewers to see the often overlooked visuals in a new light. Ultimately, as subjects, they take on a life of their own.

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“Morning View” by Guy Cohen

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“Shadows of Camels Walking In The Dessert at Sunset” by George Steinmetz

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“Shadows” by Jaress

How can I expertly capture shadows?

To master the art of shadow photography, there are a few important steps to take.

  1. Decide how you aim to use the shadows.Do you want them to subtly accentuate a subject? Or do you wish to highlight their effect on it? Perhaps you want to create a composition entirely focused on them. The choice is yours!
  2. Consider the positioning and quality of your light source.If it's far away and faint, the shadow will be softer and less defined than a closer, stronger illumination. Similarly, the direction of the light directly affects the shape of a shadow. If an object is lit from the front (or front-lit), the shadow will be difficult to capture on camera, as it will fall behind the subject. Contrarily, if the object is backlit, it will cast a shadow toward the front of the composition. This technique can also be tricky, however, as the light can cast a lens flare. Fortunately, this can be remedied with certain tools, including a lens hood (see a selection on Amazon). The best approach, then, is to position or capture the light at an angle so that the shadow forms to the object's left or right. In this case, the object is side lit.
  3. Pay attention to placement.Be aware of both the object that will create the shadow and the surface it will be cast upon. Like the positioning of the light source, this can drastically alter your composition. The key is to experiment.
  4. Be creative—especially with color!Black and white photos can emphasize the contrast of shadows, while color images capture the unique tones that comprise a shadow. Believe it or not, they're not always a monotonous black or grey!

For additional inspiration, see a selection of work by some of today's best shadow photography experts.

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“Ice” by Aya Okawa

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“New balloon plus our shadow/ glory” by Michael J. Slezak

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“Light” by Rui Veiga

Each photographer has his or her own way of playing with shadows and utilizing their natural properties.

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“Ninja Cat” by Robert Couse-Baker

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“Shadow” by Freddy Olsson

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“Durdle Dor, cloudy morning. Dorset's Jurassic Coast.” by Kris B Photography

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Earth aerial by Aya Okawa

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“Lines” by Rui Veiga

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“Shadows” by Tomi Lattu

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“Shadows” by NRG Crisis

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“Shadows” by Anderson Mancini

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“Shadows at Lighthouse” by Newbaro

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“Teacher and Students” by Daniele Oberti

We hope these photography tips help you capture light in photos to create beautiful shadow art!

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Russia Onega lake's Winter






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nature2016.12.10 16:06


12 Structures Designed Around A Tree



For Diply by RyanFord in Art / Architecture



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nature2016.12.10 14:45


12 Most Expensive Gemstones In The World


Trevor Nace ,   CONTRIBUTOR

There are over 4,000 minerals on earth , many of which we will never see in real life. Bizarre mineral assemblages and trace impurities have caused some of the world's rarest gemstones. Some you likely have heard of and others will undoubtedly leave you searching Google GOOGL +1.83% for more information.With the list below, we will cover a short list of incredible gemstones, a bit about their origin and mineralogy.


As a quick background, minerals can be classified as gemstones based on their chemical composition, refraction, crystal structure, and optical characteristics. The classification and degree of imperfections in a mineral or gemstone can determine value and associated rarity.


I adore wearing gems, but not because they are mine. You can't possess radiance, you can only admire it. - Elizabeth Taylor


12. Jeremejevite - $2,000 per carat

Jeremejevite (Credit: Gem Rock Auctions) 

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Jeremejevite (Al6B5O15(F,OH)3)  is an aluminum bearing borate mineral with associated fluoride and hydroxide. It was first found in the Adun-Chilon Mountains in Siberia in 1883. This gem has a similar hardness as quartz, 6.5 to 7.5 on the Mohs scale, and therefore is ideal for jewelry making.


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nature2016.11.28 15:38


정책브리핑



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nature2016.11.06 12:38


Top 10 Detox Spas in the World




Re-energize at These Healing Getaways

Jumpstart your own wellness program at one of GAYOT's Top 10 Detox Spas in the World. Most of these facilities feature common sense tips: limit alcohol, caffeine, fat, refined foods, salt, sugar and other ingredients that increase medical risks. Beyond that, common is an adjective you will strike from your vocabulary — go on, find something run-of-the-mill at a state-of-the-art weight-loss destination in the mountains of southern Brazil. Or at a spa dubbed "heaven on Earth" in the heart of the Philippine jungle. With features ranging from colon hydrotherapy to anti-stress modalities like yoga and meditation, you are sure to leave these spas feeling detoxified physically and spiritually and prepared to manage your new life.


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nature2016.11.03 20:05


  미국 최대의 항구도시인 뉴욕은 매력적인 도시다. 인종, 연령, 성별을 불문하고 많은 사람들은 이 도시에서의 삶을 갈망한다.


170만명의 인구가 살고 있는 이 대도시에는 연중 각기 다른 삶을 향휴하고 있는 관광객들의 발길이 끊기지 않는다.

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nature2016.04.06 18:11

Revealed: Over half of World Heritage sites including the Great Barrier Reef, Grand Canyon National Park and China's Sichuan Giant Panda Sanctuaries are at risk from oil, gas and mining industries


  • Half of world's natural World Heritage sites at risk from industrial activities
  • 114 of 229 sites have oil, gas or mining concessions overlapping them
  • Study shows over 20 per cent of natural World Heritage sites face threats 


Half of the world's natural World Heritage sites are at risk from harmful industrial activities such as mining, dredging or drilling for oil, a report has warned.


Australia's Great Barrier Reef, the Grand Canyon National Park in the US and China's Sichuan Giant Panda Sanctuaries - home to more than 30 per cent of the world's endangered pandas - are among the 'incredible places' being put at risk, wildlife charity WWF said.


Of 229 natural or mixed World Heritage sites, which have been designated wholly or partly because of their natural formations, habitats for threatened species or their conservation, scientific or aesthetic value, 114 are under threat. 


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The report focuses on the Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System (pictured), home to 1,400 species of wildlife, which it says is threatened by coastal construction 


The Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona is named as one of the 'incredible places' at risk. The report says it is under threat due to unsustainable water use

The Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona is named as one of the 'incredible places' at risk. The report says it is under threat due to unsustainable water use


The Blue Hole Natural Monument at Lighthouse Atoll is part of the Belize Barrier Reef and a popular diving site

The Blue Hole Natural Monument at Lighthouse Atoll is part of the Belize Barrier Reef and a popular diving site


Dangers range from oil and gas exploration to mining, illegal logging and unsustainable water use, according to the report for WWF by Dalberg Global Development Advisers.

More than a fifth of natural World Heritage sites are threatened by several different harmful activities, it found.


The study also said more than eleven million people worldwide rely on World Heritage sites for food, water, shelter and medicine, and damaging development could harm them. 


Nine out of 10 (90 per cent) of sites provide jobs and benefits that stretch beyond their borders, and the protected areas help relieve poverty and food insecurity, tackle climate change and promote sustainable use of natural resources, it claims.


WWF is calling on governments to ensure no harmful industrial activities are permitted in World Heritage sites or areas that could affect them, and for businesses to commit to avoid damaging projects.


The Great Barrier Reef is at risk from coal mining activities, the Grand Canyon is threatened by unsustainable water use and the Sichuan Giant Panda Sanctuaries is at risk from oil and gas concessions, the report said.


In Europe, the handful of threatened sites include Donana National Park in Spain, home to millions of birds including flamingoes, and the endangered Iberian lynx, where there are plans to reopen a mine that caused environmental disaster in the 1990s.


The report also focuses on the Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System, home to 1,400 species of wildlife, which it says is threatened by coastal construction, large-scale mangrove clearance, harmful run-off from farming and potential oil exploration. 


The Belize reef is home to three kinds of marine turtles, endangered green turtles, like this one, as well as critically endangered hawksbills and vulnerable loggerheads

The Belize reef is home to three kinds of marine turtles, endangered green turtles, like this one, as well as critically endangered hawksbills and vulnerable loggerheads

The Sichuan Giant Panda Sanctuaries (pictured) is at risk from oil and gas concessions, the report said.

The Sichuan Giant Panda Sanctuaries (pictured) is at risk from oil and gas concessions, the report said.

In Europe, the handful of threatened sites include Donana National Park in Spain, home to millions of birds including flamingoes (pictured) 

In Europe, the handful of threatened sites include Donana National Park in Spain, home to millions of birds including flamingoes (pictured) 


Around half of Belize's population, around 190,000 people, are supported by incomes from tourism and fisheries around the reef, and the damaging activities have led to the protected area being listed as World Heritage in danger, the report said.


David Nussbaum, chief executive of WWF-UK, said: 'World Heritage sites cover approximately 0.5 per cent of the Earth's surface and include some of the most valuable and unique places on the planet.

'Yet even this small fraction of our planet isn't receiving the protection it deserves.


'These areas contribute to our economies through tourism and natural resources, providing livelihoods for millions of people, while also supporting some of the planet's most valuable ecosystems, so we need to work together now to ensure they are properly protected.'


He added: 'We need to turn away from harmful industrial activities and focus on sustainable alternatives that enhance World Heritage sites, their values and the benefits they provide, especially to local communities.' 


The research, which was produced for WWF by Dalberg the Global Development Advisors, shows that over 20 per cent of natural World Heritage sites now face threats from multiple harmful industrial activities. Pictured: Wolong Nature Reserve in China

The research, which was produced for WWF by Dalberg the Global Development Advisors, shows that over 20 per cent of natural World Heritage sites now face threats from multiple harmful industrial activities. Pictured: Wolong Nature Reserve in China

Iberian lynx are endangered and found only in two places in Spain, including World Heritage site Doñana National Park

Iberian lynx are endangered and found only in two places in Spain, including World Heritage site Doñana National Park



The study follows an announcement earlier this year that Italy plans to slash the number of tourists visiting the Cinque Terre U.N. World Heritage park this summer because the rugged coastal area risks being wrecked by coach parties.


The extreme measures were announced after around 2.5million tourists poured into the picturesque park in northwest Italy last year to visit the five small fishing villages, which are connected by narrow cliff trails.


Residents say day-trippers from cruise ships docking at nearby ports have overwhelmed their communities and the head of the Cinque Terre National Park said no more than 1.5million visitors would be let in this year.


Similarly, the island of Santorini became the latest picturesque tourist hotspot to have its visitor numbers capped when another announcement was made last month.


Following the ticketing system for visitors to the Cinque Terre U.N. World Heritage park, Greece has announced that the number of cruise passengers allowed to disembark at Santorini will be limited to 8,000 per day. It sometimes peaks at 10,000 a day.


Last year, the Greek island was the most popular area in the country to be visited by cruises, with a total of 636 ships docking there.


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/travel_news/article-3524564/World-Heritage-sites-including-Great-Barrier-Reef-Grand-Canyon-National-Park-Belize-Barrier-Reef-risk-industry.html#ixzz452GmADDC 



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nature2016.03.29 13:00


The view over the sea: 

Stunning maps reveal what you're really facing when you look across the ocean





지도 제작자 앤디 우드러프는 대륙이 서로 다른 해안지점들로부터 어떻게 보여질 수 있는지를 
알 수 있는 지도를 제작했다.

이 놀랄만한 지도는 위도가 아닌 지구곡선을 사용해 만들어졌으며 어떤 각도에서 볼 수 있게 되어 있다.

지도에 표시된 선들은 대륙을 가리키는 방향을 나타낸다.

황기철  콘페이퍼 에디터

ki chul, hwang conpaper editor 


  • Maps by cartographer Andy Woodruff show how each continent can be viewed from points on different coasts
  • The maps are based on the curve of the Earth instead of latitude, and show perspective from all angles
  • The brighter end of each line shows the viewpoint from which you can 'see' the other continents


Have you ever looked out across the ocean and wondered if someone on the other side of the world was looking back?


It’s a common thought amongst daydreamers, but many people would be surprised to know what country a person directly across the ocean would really be standing in.


A new series of maps created by Massachusetts-based cartographer Andy Woodruff shows what you might see if you could look beyond the horizon and catch a glimpse of the distant coastline. 


A new series of maps created by cartographer Andy Woodruff shows what you might see if you could look beyond the horizon and catch a glimpse of the distant coastline. Each of the maps show which continent you can theoretically ¿see¿ from different points in the world, with each viewpoint indicated as the brighter end of the lines. This shows the coastlines that 'see' North America

A new series of maps created by cartographer Andy Woodruff shows what you might see if you could look beyond the horizon and catch a glimpse of the distant coastline. Each of the maps show which continent you can theoretically ‘see’ from different points in the world, with each viewpoint indicated as the brighter end of the lines. This shows the coastlines that 'see' North America

HOW WERE THEY MADE? 

Each of the maps show which continent you can theoretically ‘see’ from different points in the world, with each viewpoint indicated as the brighter end of the lines. 

Andy Woodruff calculated the angle between adjacent coastal points using medium scale Natural Earth Data, and measured the view based on the midpoint.

Then, the cartographer determined the most direct path from each coastline to the one across based on the curve of the Earth.

Taking the curve of the Earth into consideration, Woodruff’s map shows an uncommon perspective of ‘across the ocean.’


As the curve of the Earth is not reflected on the standard rectangular map, similar projects have relied on latitudinal lines achieve this concept.

A New Yorker might gaze out into the ocean and assume Portugal or Spain is the coastline that shares their line of view, but Woodruff’s maps reveal a much more expansive set of possibilities.

The maps reveal that a person in New York, depending on which way they’re looking, might actually see the coast of South America, Africa, or Europe.


Each of the maps show which continent you can theoretically ‘see’ from different points in the world, with each viewpoint indicated as the brighter end of the lines.

As the cartographer points out in a blog post, coastlines are not straight, and a particular region may have perspectives covering all different directions.

The maps reveal that a person in New York, depending on which way they’re looking, might actually see the coast of South America, Europe, or Africa

As the cartographer points out in a blog post, coastlines are not straight, and a particular region may have perspectives covering all different directions. This map shows the areas that 'see' Europe

As the cartographer points out in a blog post, coastlines are not straight, and a particular region may have perspectives covering all different directions. This map shows the areas that 'see' Europe

A spherical ¿straight¿ line differs from the east/west concept of straight. This map shows the coastlines that can 'see' Africa

A spherical ‘straight’ line differs from the east/west concept of straight. This map shows the coastlines that can 'see' Africa


So, the plots are based on two major ideas: ‘Coastlines are crooked and wacky,’ and ‘the earth is round.’

Woodruff calculated the angle between adjacent coastal points using medium scale Natural Earth Data, and measured the view based on the midpoint.


Then, the cartographer determined the most direct path from each coastline to the one across based on the curve of the Earth.


‘The shortest, straightest line on a sphere (let’s call the Earth a sphere even though it technically isn’t) is a great circle arc, not something like a line of latitude,’ Woodruff explains in the post.


A spherical ‘straight’ line differs from the east/west concept of straight, which Woodruff explains by inviting readers to ‘find a line of longitude on the globe, then a spot along that line somewhere away from the equator.

‘Bring the globe to your eye and place the string perpendicular to the meridian, in between two latitude lines.

‘Line up your view with the string and you can see that even though it starts out going due east or west, as it continues directly ahead the ‘straight’ east/west parallels curve away from it.’ 


Taking the curve of the Earth into consideration, Woodruff¿s map shows an uncommon perspective of ¿across the ocean.¿ The plots are based on two major ideas: ¿Coastlines are crooked and wacky,¿ and ¿the earth is round.¿ In this map, each of the indicated coastlines would be able to see Australia and Oceania

Taking the curve of the Earth into consideration, Woodruff’s map shows an uncommon perspective of ‘across the ocean.’ The plots are based on two major ideas: ‘Coastlines are crooked and wacky,’ and ‘the earth is round.’ In this map, each of the indicated coastlines would be able to see Australia and Oceania


¿The shortest, straightest line on a sphere (let¿s call the Earth a sphere even though it technically isn¿t) is a great circle arc, not something like a line of latitude,¿ Woodruff explains in the post. This map shows the coastlines that theoretically have a view of South America

‘The shortest, straightest line on a sphere (let’s call the Earth a sphere even though it technically isn’t) is a great circle arc, not something like a line of latitude,’ Woodruff explains in the post. This map shows the coastlines that theoretically have a view of South America


Woodruff calculated the angle between adjacent coastal points using medium scale Natural Earth Data, and measured the view based on the midpoint. In this map, the brighter end of the line shows where people can 'see' Antarctica

Woodruff calculated the angle between adjacent coastal points using medium scale Natural Earth Data, and measured the view based on the midpoint. In this map, the brighter end of the line shows where people can 'see' Antarctica


The cartographer determined the most direct path from each coastline to the one across based on the curve of the Earth.This map shows which coastlines would be able to see Asia

The cartographer determined the most direct path from each coastline to the one across based on the curve of the Earth.This map shows which coastlines would be able to see Asia

 


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3513172/The-view-sea-Stunning-maps-reveal-really-facing-look-ocean.html#ixzz44GBQWyn9 
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nature2016.03.28 14:39


Interview: Photographer Patricia Davidson Devotes Her Nomadic Life to Landscape Photography




사진작가 패트리샤 데이비슨

원초적 자연에 대한 사랑을 카메라에 듬뿍 담아 


By Anna Gragert March 26, 2016

Photographer Patricia Davidson is dedicated to capturing the vibrancy of Mother Nature. That's why she's now traveling the United States in an RV with her husband, pursuing her passion full-time. Along the way, Davidson has photographed landscapes that are as energetic as they are diverse. There are picturesque mountains, blossoming plants, and colorful skylines along with serene bodies of water that beautifully reflect their surroundings. The photographer's body of work instantly induces a strong case of wanderlust.

Patricia was kind enough to answer a few questions, allowing us to learn more about her creative process. Scroll down to read our exclusive interview (which includes plenty of information and firsthand experiences on her adventures).

Can you tell us a bit about yourself? What made you want to pursue photography?

I have loved photography since I was in high school and had signed up for a photography class. I didn’t have a chance to get back into photography until years later when my children were grown. When I won a state photo contest about ten years ago with a point-and-shoot camera, my husband surprised me with my first DSLR. This rekindled my passion for photography.

Can you tell us more about your nomadic travels in an RV?

For about 6.5 years, my husband and I owned a small, teardrop travel trailer. We took off as often as we could around our work schedules. We loved exploring the Pacific Northwest and beyond. While out on one of our camping trips, we made a decision to sell this small RV and look for something bigger to eventually live in and travel full-time. It took us another three years to find the right RV and to make plans, save money, and sell our belongings. I worked as a web developer for a small, rural community college and I gave my notice and left my job at the end of June 2015.

One of my main goals, of course, in deciding to travel full-time was to have more time to pursue my photography. The idea of living a minimal lifestyle was very appealing to us. By living more simply, we can afford to travel as we aren’t tied down to a sticks and bricks home any longer.

Since we took off on July 1st, 2015, we haven’t looked back. We love this lifestyle of getting outdoors more, enjoying nature, and meeting new people who are doing the same thing we are. There is something healing about letting go of things you’ve accumulated and releasing the stress of a full-time job setting that kept me cooped up in an office all day. This lifestyle is very fulfilling.

What are your favorite landscapes to photograph?

My favorite landscapes are of waterfalls and ocean scenes. I love shooting flowing water and anything really to do with water.

Do have a favorite time of day when it comes to your work?

My favorite time to photograph is sunrise. Though it is sometimes hard to get up early and venture out in the chilly morning air, it’s the most beautiful time to photograph. Of course, I get to plenty of sunsets as well, and I do love them.

Out of all the locations you've traveled to, which is your favorite?

My favorite place to photograph is Bandon on the Oregon Coast. I just love the beach there dotted with sea stacks. It’s a beautiful area, one I am quite familiar with since I lived about 30 minutes away before traveling full-time in my RV.

I also miss the Columbia River Gorge outside of Portland, Oregon. I really enjoy hiking and photographing there. There are a ton of gorgeous waterfalls with green mossy rocks and it's so appealing.

Now that I’m traveling more, I hope to see and experience many new areas I’ve never been to before. Last fall was the first time I visited Utah and Colorado. I was blown away by those two states. Utah with the red rock is incredible. We spent about 6 weeks exploring the state, not nearly enough. Hopefully, I can get back there this spring.

We only got a chance to visit the Southwest corner of Colorado on the tail-end of the fall color season. The fall colors were so stunning. I hope to spend more time in the state in the near future.

I’m excited to see more that’s out there!

In terms of your creative process, do you go out into nature with an idea or do you let concepts evolve in the moment?

Sometimes I do go out in nature with an idea in mind. There may be a certain composition I want to try and get. More often than not, conditions can change while out in the field that can create new possibilities, so I have to adapt. Weather of course being the number one reason. Just this week, we are staying near White Sands National Monument in New Mexico. I had no idea that it was spring break, so the park is full of people. People make lots of footprints. So I wasn’t getting the kind of shots I wanted for a couple of my trips out there. A big windstorm is coming tomorrow so I decided to stay in the area longer so I can get another shot at taking photos with hopefully less footprints. It pays to be flexible when things don’t quite work out the way you’ve hoped for.

What equipment and tools do you use to capture and/or edit your stunning images?

Thanks so much for the compliment. I try and not get all caught up in the latest gear, because I feel like it’s not the gear that makes the shot, but a good, creative eye and a lot of practice. Having good gear does help you feel more confident and comfortable taking pictures. You don’t want to be frustrated with your camera gear. I currently have a Canon 6D full-frame DSLR camera that I use for most of my landscapes. I have several, quality Canon L lenses that I love. They include the following: Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS, Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS, Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L. I also have a Mirrorless Fuji XT-1 with 3 lenses. This camera is small and not bulky like my DSLR, so I find myself using it more and more. I really like this little camera for hiking excursions, scouting, and sightseeing. I use a sturdy tripod, which is an important tool for my landscape photography.

I use Adobe Lightroom to organize my images. It’s evolved over the years to include many great editing tools that keep improving with updates. After importing my images to Lightroom, I do some basic editing and if I need to do more, I will bring it into Photoshop to work on it a little more.

What do you hope viewers take away from your work?

For those that view my work and enjoy it, I hope it causes them to want to get outside more. To go explore the beauty that is all around us in nature. Maybe for a few moments they’ll forget about things weighing them down and get a sense of peace or serenity when viewing my work.

If you could go back to the time when you just started out as a photographer, what would you tell yourself?

That’s an interesting question. I think I’d tell myself to slow down and enjoy the moment. Sometimes, in the rush to get the shot, you can easily forget that you are standing in a beautiful place and just be concentrating on the technical aspects of the photo you are taking. Because I was working full-time and doing my photography on the side, I found myself rushing around on the weekends to locations just to get the shot. Now that I’m concentrating on my photography and traveling, I find more enjoyment with the locations we travel to.

If you could sum up your thoughts on the work that you do in one sentence, what would you say?

I set out to produce images that express my artistic vision and passion for photography – as well as my love of nature and the outdoors.

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By Sara Barnes

Drone photography captures amazing images that would’ve previously gone unseen with a conventional camera. One of these hi-tech devices, flying over cities and secluded landscapes, offers a different perspective on places both familiar and foreign. They have the incredible ability to make the world feel massive—with views of never-ending oceans and giant volcanoes—yet equally as tiny—an urban sprawl, shot from above, shows just how densely populated some areas of the planet really are.

Drones are are quickly becoming an easily-accessible device, so it’s no wonder that people from all over the globe have picked up the aerial photography and videography hobby. Dronestragam, a social network where users can go to view and share the latest and greatest drone images, has some of the most amazing shots captured with drone technology. Check out some of the site’s best photos posted in 2015, below.

Above: Above the mist, Maringá, Paraná, Brazil
Photo credit: Ricardo Matiello

Lost island, Tahaa, French Polynesia
Photo credit: Marama Photo Video

Christ the Redeemer, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Photo credit: Alexandre Salem

Al Marmoum Race Track, Dubai, UAE
Photo credit: Shoayb

Above Xiwei Reservoir in Zoucheng, Shandong, China
Photo credit: AmbroseLune

Church, Paracatu, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Photo credit: Alexandre Salem

Bali Barat National Park, Indonesia
Photo credit: capungaero

Glorieta Rodolfo Sanchez Taboada, Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico
Photo credit: w00tsor

Mont Saint Michel, Normandy, France
Photo credit: wanaiifilms

Turgoyak, Miass, Russian Federation
Photo credit: Maksim Tarasov

Coral garden in the lagoon of Taha'a, French Polynesia
Photo credit: Marama Photo Video

Ceking ricefield in Tegalalang, Bali
Photo credit: idronesia

Foggy Dhaka, Bangladesh
Photo credit: Zayedh

Amalfi Bay, Italy
Photo credit: Dronarium

Soda Lake Maar Volcano
Photo credit: JackFreer

Hidden Lake, Washington, USA
Photo credit: eringer

Plovdiv, Bulgaria
Photo credit: IceFire

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Interview: William Patino Captures the Beauty of Iceland's Vast, Untouched Landscapes




호주의 사진작가 윌리엄 파티노의 찰라의 사진들

10일동안 아이스랜드의 절경을 촬영했다.


그는 지금 호주 뉴사우스웨일스주 울런공시에 거주하고 있는데 사진분야에서 

아직 경력이 일천한 파티노는 8년간 무역회사에 근무한 후 과감히 직업을 바꾸었다.


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Australian photographer William Patino’s short time in the photography world has made a big impact. The young artist, who currently resides in Wollongong, Australia, began to pursue photography in 2012 and hasn't looked back since. After working as a tradesman for over 8 years, the shift in careers was drastic, yet Patino hit the ground running and has managed to build a name for himself in the industry, working for various clients including Tourism Australia, Flight Centre, and Apple.

Recently, Patino took a 10-day journey to explore Iceland, and was blown away by the rugged beauty of the country’s natural landscape. The trip refreshed the young artist, as he wandered the country and captured some stunning images of the awe-inspiring natural beauty of our earth. Given it's size, Iceland had a fairly low density of people, with a population of just over 300,000. Known for it's dramatic volcanoes, geysers, and hot springs, the country has an untouched and raw quality that Patino's landscape shots accurately portray.

We had the opportunity ask Patino some questions about his epic trip to Iceland, and his photographic career in general. Scroll down to read that exclusive interview and see more stunning, wild scenery.

Was your journey to Iceland a professional excursion or more for pleasure?

Ever since picking up a camera in 2012 I've been exposed to an abundance of incredible Iceland images. It has always been high on my list of places to visit and photograph but mainly just to witness and experience such unique beauty with my own eyes. So this trip was primarily for pleasure but I now have photography workshops planned there for the future.

Was there a part of the country you felt particularly inspired by, or drawn to?

Honestly the whole country drew me in and inspired me in so many different ways, beyond what I expected. The amazing thing about Iceland is that you can drive for literally 10 minutes and the scenery changes completely. I must say I particularly enjoyed the northern regions as they felt much more isolated and the landscapes were so vast and untouched.

Given the raw and natural beauty of the land, how do you feel about the promotion of tourism in Iceland?

The only promotion I have ever seen of Iceland is from other photographers on social media. So I'm not sure if Iceland's Tourism board is pushing to increase visitors to the country or not. At least in Australia there is no advertising. Like any wilderness or natural area, the increase of human presence is going to make some kind of impact. There were a few areas in Iceland where I didn't even get out of the car because a few bus loads of tourists were swarming the place. It's obviously a shame when this happens but it'd be hypocritical of me to complain as I am a tourist just as much as everyone else. I really feel for the locals at the end of the day and I hope everyone that visits treats the land with care and respect and the government puts measures in place to protect wilderness areas from commercialism.

Composition, content, and form are all vital elements of your landscape portraits, but beyond the aesthetic level, are there any emotions, themes, or stories that you're expressing through your images, whether to your audience or just to yourself?

Whether a conscious decision or not, my work is generally driven by some emotion and experience. Predominantly, I want people to have an insight into how I felt when capturing the image and what it was like being there in that moment. This is usually an overwhelming sense of awe and gratitude for the natural world and the forces and energy within nature. I will occasionally include a person in my work to help achieve this or just let nature and light do all the work. I've often visited locations several times over just waiting for everything to align in order to get the result I was after.

Speaking of audience, how has having an influx of fans and followers over the past few years affected the way you create and share your artwork?

Well, I discovered a love of photography through Instagram. So since the beginning I have always enjoyed being able to share my work and connect with others. Aside from working on commercial shoots, I have always captured images for myself and created the type of work that means something to me. It's common for people to shoot whatever it takes in order to please their social media followers but I don't think I could maintain that. I am generally aiming to capture moments in time that inspire me, it's really a personal expression so I'm really grateful that it resonates with some people.

What does your photography mean to you?

Although I am now able to live off doing what I love, photography is my outlet. During my time with my camera, however brief it is, I'm able to switch off from the rest of the world. It's really just me and my subject and during that time it's almost like a state of meditation. Photography has helped draw me out of some dark times and on a mental, physical and spiritual level it has helped me become a better person. For better or for worse I feel compelled to take photos. It means everything to me.

Do you have any new projects or countries that you're excited to pursue and explore in the near future?

I'm really blessed to have several trips next year including New Zealand, Canada, and Iceland. My main business is running photography tours and workshops so I am just always excited to share these beautiful places with like-minded people. There's an innumerable amount of places in the world that I'd love to shoot but I try not look too far ahead. I'm just trying to take one day at a time and be thankful for right here right now.

Any last minute thoughts?

Thanks for the opportunity to have this interview and a big thanks to my wife for all her support. I also want to encourage people to take the time to get outdoors and spend some quiet moments in nature. There's nothing like it.

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러시아 캄차카반도의 플로스키-톨바치크 화산(이하 사진 출처: 동방 IC)

여기에서 세계적으로 가장 장대한 화산 폭발 장면의 사진을 모집했다. 사진들 중에는 마그마가 화산구에서 흘러나오는 것도 있고 화산재가 수천 피트의 공중에 올라가는 것도 있다. 사진 속의 화산들은 미국, 아이스란드, 러시아, 에티오피아, 인도네시아 등 나라에 있다. 화산들의 전경을 찍기 위해 촬영사는 헬기에서 2시간 동안 무인기를 컨트룰하여야 한다. (번역/실습생 전영성)


에티오피아의 에트라 에일 화산


러시아 글루체프스카야 화산



미국 하와이의 킬라우에아 화산


러시아 플로스키-톨바치크 화산의 마그마 리버


러시아 플로스키-톨바치크 화산


인도네시아 브로모 화산


인도네시아 브로모 화산


러시아 플로스키-톨바치크 화산



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미국 CNN 5월 26일 보도에 따르면 지난 20여년 동안 프랑스의 유명한 풍경 사진작가 얀 아르튀스 베르트랑(Yann Arthus-Bertrand)이 지구의 아름다움을 위주로 항공 촬영을 했는데 이 사진들이 다른 각도에서 사람들에게 우리가 공동히 생존하고 있는 가원-지구의 자연미를 전시했다. (번역/ 서위)














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Stunning Sea Life Captured by the University of Miami's 2015 Underwater Photo Contest Winners



해양전문대학인 해양·환경과학 마이애미 로젠스티엘 대학은 

2015년 해양 사진 콘테스트를 주최해 수상작품들을 선정했다.


로젠스티엘 대학은 이 해양사진 콘테스트를 2005년 이후 매년 

개최해오고 있으며 전세계의 아마추어 사진작가와 학생들이 참가한다.


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Posted by Jenny Zhang 

The winners of the 2015 Underwater Photography Contest hosted by the University of Miami's Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science have just been announced! Since the contest's inception in 2005, each year the school invites amateur photographers from around the world to submit their best underwater images in the categories macro, fish or marine animal portraiture, wide angle, and student submissions.

This year, Andrey Shpatak took home the top prize out of over 500 entries for his stunning capture of a Japanese War Bonnet in Rudnaya Bay. The spectacular-looking fish, whose tendril-like cirri are said to resemble the feathers in an Indian Chieftain’s war bonnet, stares unblinkingly forward in this magnificent images.

Check out the other award-winning photos below!

Above: Best Overall
Andrey Shpatak
Japanese War Bonnet (Chirolophis japonicas), Japan Sea, Rudnaya Bay


Macro 1st Place
Tony Barros
Crinoid Shrimp (Periclimenes amboinensis), Siquijor Island, Dumaguete, Philippines


Macro 2nd Place
Ching Kwan Ng
Golden Gobies (Priolepis aureoviridis), Lembeh, Indonesia


Macro 3rd Place
Mark Fuller
Stony Coral Ghost Goby (Pleurosicya micheli), Eilat, Israel (Red Sea)


Wide-angle 1st Place
Hani Bader
White Breasted Cormorant (Phalacrocorax lucidus) and Barrel Jellies (Rhizostoma pulmo), Kingdom of Bahrain


Wide-angle 2nd Place
Filippo Borghi
School of Ribbon Sweetlips (Plectorhinchus polytaenia), Wai Island, Raja Ampat, Indonesia


Wide-angle 3rd Place
Mark Fuller
Lionfish (Pterois volitans) and School of Glassfish (Parapriacanthus guentheri), Eilat, Israel (Red Sea)


Fish or Marine Animal Portrait 1st Place
Beth Watson
Greater Blue Ringed Octopus (Hapalochlaena lunulata), Lembeh Strait, Indonesia


Fish or Marine Animal Portrait 2nd Place
Kostas Milonakis
Larval Fish (Macrouridae nezumia), East Attica, Greece


Fish or Marine Animal Portrait 3rd Place
Judy Townsend
Molly Miller Blennies (Scartella cristata), Blue Heron Bridge, FL


Best Student Entry
Laura Rock
Great Hammerhead (Sphyrna mokarran), Bimini, Bahamas


Student 2nd Place
Laura Rock
Lemon Shark (Negaprion brevirostris), West End, Grand Bahamas


Student 3rd Place
Christopher Brown
Panamic Cushion Sea Star (Pentaceraster cumingi), Galapagos Islands, Ecuador


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world’s inspiring spots, insipiring vacation spots, places to escape to, travel tips.

Ice Hotel, Swedish

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Mirror Hotel, Berlin

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Magic Mountain Hotel, Chile

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Boat Hotel, Maldives

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The Floating Ark Hotel, Chine

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Bubble Hotel, perfect to watch the stars, French

(Photo Credit: Attrap-reves)

Castle Hotel, Austria

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Trojan Horse Hotel, Belgium

(Photo Credit: Unusualhotelsoftheworld)

Airplane Hotel, Costa Rican Jungle

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Das Park Hotel, Austria

(Photo Credit: Theworldroamer)

Take Me Here, Under Water Hotel, Fiji

This is the Nautilus Undersea Suite at The Poseidon Resort, Fiji . It's located 40 ft under the water (Photo Credit: Poseidonresorts).

Free Spirit Sphere Treehouses, Canada

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Mirror Tree House, Sweden

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스미소니언 사진전 20선

자연의 놀랄만한 아름다움이 사진으로 다시 태어났다.

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Guess what's for dinner? This amazing capture of a snake devouring a frog, by photographer Nicolas Reusens, is just one of sixty incredible photos that has been selected as a finalist in Smithsonian.com's 12th Annual Photo Contest. There were over 26,500 entries by photographers from 93 different countries. The photo editors have now whittled down their list, picking ten finalists in each of these categories - Natural World, Travel, People, Americana, Altered Images and Mobile. Now it's up to you to decide who will be the Reader's Choice winner. From now till March 30, on Smithsonian's website, you can vote for on your favorite photo, helping to decide on who will receive the $500 cash prize.

The amazing snake image was captured in a Costa Rica jungle. Reusens struggled to keep his camera dry as he prepared to take the stunning shot. “I could only get around five pictures before the frog was swallowed and the snake disappeared into the deep forest,” he says. “Not until I arrived home did I realize I had taken one of my favorite shots of the whole trip.”

All winners will be announced on March 31, at which time Smithsonian.com will be opening up their 13th Annual Photo Contest. Be inspired and start taking your prize-worthy photos now.

Photo: Anthony Smith

Photo: Pham Ty

Photo: Hoang Long Ly

Photo: Ray Collins

Photo: Eng Siong Yeo

Photo: Ramesh Chandar

Photo: Bhaskar Sur

Photo: Kevin Morgans

Photo: Nhiem Hoang

Photo: Michel Labrecque

Photo: Kristhian Castro

Photo: David Huamani Bedoya

Photo: Libby Zhang

Photo: Frank Miles Richert

Photo: Lorenzo Mittiga

Photo: Az Jackson

Photo: Ellie Davies

Photo: Olivier Douliery

Photo: Anne Marcom

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세상의 끝


조명으로 밝혀진 눈의 터널, 러시아


초면


아일랜드 스카이 가든 화산 분출구


타이베이(臺北)시 다후(大湖)공원의 월량교(月亮桥)


페로 제도의 고사달루르 마을


밴쿠버의 캐필라노 현수교


제네바 충돌의 강물


킬리만자로산


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마법세상 같은 ‘모제(魔界)’는 지린(吉林)성 안투(安圖)현에 위치해 있다. 창바이산(長白山)에서 몇 십km 밖에 떨어져 있지 않다. ‘모제’에 흐르는 물은 창바이산 천지에서 흘러내린 물이 모인 나이터우허(奶頭河)이다. 이곳이 ‘모제’라 불리는 이유는 첫 번째, 이곳에 온천이 많이 있기 때문인데 이를 증명하듯 창바이산 아래의 각 현, 향, 촌 도처에 온천이 있다. 두 번째, 이곳에 많은 발전소가 있기 때문인데 모제 근처에는 훙펑(紅豐), 진펑(金豐) 및 나이터우허 3개의 서로 다른 규모의 발전소가 세워져 있다. 이로 인해 이곳은 수원(水源)이 풍부할 뿐만 아니라, 일년 내내 얼음이 얼지 않는다. 매년 겨울이 되면, 특히 기온이 영하 20도 이하로 떨어지면 이 곳은 무송(霧凇)과 우빙(雨氷)이 출현하고 게다가 안개가 심해 마치 신선의 세계를 방불케 한다.

   

새벽녘 수면 위에 곧게 서있거나 또는 드러누워 있는 고목은 짙은 안개 속에 보일 듯 말 듯하고, 드러나는 갖가지의 형상들은 사람에게 경이롭고 환상적인 기이한 풍경을 선사한다. 날씨가 맑아 해라도 나오면 수면의 고목, 강가의 무송과 힘차게 솟아오르는 붉은 태양 그리고 희미하게 피어 오르는 안개가 어우러져 신기하고 환상적인 광경이 만들어진다. 강가에 서있다보면 마치 속세를 벗어나 시끄러운 곳이 아닌 신비한 환상의 세계로 들어가는 듯하다.


   이곳의 기이하고 아름다운 풍경을 최초로 발견한 사람은 지역 사진 애호가들이다. 이후로는 전국 각지의 수많은 사진 마니아뿐만 아니라 심지어 사진작가들의 발길까지 사로잡았다. 그리고 한 사진 애호가가 이곳을 ‘모제’라고 불렀다. 오랜 시간이 지나면서 창바이산 기슭에 위치한 ‘모제’는 전국적으로 유명해졌다. 얼음과 눈으로 뒤덮이는 겨울이 되면 소담한 ‘모제’에 이곳을 카메라에 담기 위한 수많은 사람들이 방방곳곳에서 모여든다. (번역: 김미연 감수: 조미경)










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nature2015.02.06 13:51

Top 12 most beautiful towns with ice and snow 


오스트리아, 할슈타트 (Hallstatt,Austria)


독일,로텐부르크오프데어타우버 (Rothenburg ob der Tauber,Germany)



호주,불러산 (Mt Buller,Australia)


뉴질랜드, 퀸즈타운 (Queenstown,New Zealand)


네덜란드,나르덴 (Naarden,Netherlands


슬로베니아,블레드 (Bled,Slovenia)


체코 공화국,슈트람베르크 (Stramberk,Czech Republic


잉글랜드,말로우 (Marlow,England)


독일,밤베르크 (Bamberg,Germany)


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nature2015.01.06 21:08

 

 

시베리아 동북부의 오이먀콘은 세계에서 가장 추운 영주지 중의 하나다.

 

일년 중 3개월의 평균 기온이 -40℃보도 낮은 것으로 나타났다.

심시어 실외에서 호흡할 때 입 안의 침이 얼어드는 것을 느낄 수 있다.

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nature2015.01.02 22:43

 

For the past 14 years, San Francisco-based photographer Beth Moon has journeyed to almost every continent in a quest to document some of the world's biggest, oldest, and rarest trees. Using the criteria of immense size, great age, and notable history to select her subjects, Moon tracks down magnificent trees located beyond the reaches of civilization on mountainsides, private estates, and protected lands. In her beautiful new book titled Ancient Trees: Portraits of Time, the photographer reveals the staggering beauty of baobabs, sequoias, yews, and other ancient trees that have stood the test of time.

The unique, timeless aesthetic of Moon's photos is due to the labor-intensive platinum and palladium process that she uses to create her prints, resulting in images that have an incredible tonal range. With textures and details rendered dramatically in a wide spectrum of grays, blacks, and whites, the duotone prints draw attention to the majestic power and longevity of each awe-inspiring tree.

"Standing as the earth’s largest and oldest living monuments, I believe these symbolic trees will take on a greater significance, especially at a time when our focus is directed at finding better ways to live with the environment, celebrating the wonders of nature that have survived throughout the centuries," Moon writes in her artist statement. "By feeling a larger sense of time, developing a relationship with the natural world, we carry that awareness with us as it becomes a part of who we are. I cannot imagine a better way to commemorate the lives of the world’s most dramatic trees, many which are in danger of destruction, than by exhibiting their portraits."

To purchase Ancient Trees: Portraits of Time, check out Abbeville Press, Amazon, or other retailers.

Above: Heart of the Dragon

Avenue of the Baobabs


General Sherman


Wakehurst Yews


Kapok


Croft Castle Chestnut


The Lovers


Sentinels of St. Edwards


The Whittinghame Yew


The Strangler Fig


Majesty


Bristle Cone Pine Relic


The Bowthorpe Oak


Bufflesdrift Baobab


Desert Rose (Wadi Fa Lang)

 

 

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nature2014.11.19 22:32

 

 

There are a few gorgeous island countries in the world that are definitely worth visiting. Summer is fast approaching and that means it’s time to start planning your vacation. While there are many fascinating countries in the world to visit, I think there is something more adventurous, exotic and romantic about visiting an island country. Take a look at the list of 7 breathtakingly beautiful island countries in the world, which everyone should certainly visit at least once in lifetime.

1. Malta

Malta

Malta is a beautiful southern European country in the Mediterranean Sea, which has a rich history and culture. There are amazing sky-high cliffs to climb, fabulous temples to explore, mysterious hidden coves, and lots of wonderful places to go scuba diving. In fact, there are plenty of interesting things to see and to do in Malta and this island country has something for everyone. The historic part of Malta has incredible architecture, great walled cities, and many underground tunnels to explore.

 

2. The Philippines

Philippines

One of the most beautiful and best island countries in the world is the Philippines. It’s actually a geographically gorgeous place worth visiting any time of the year. The Philippines contain over 7,000 islands, and all of them are beautiful and unique in their own way. There are many wonderful tourist attractions including the Tubbataha Reef, Mayon Volcano, Banaue Rice Terraces, Puerto Galera, Donsol, the Chocolate Hills and many more. The country also offers plenty of interesting activities for you to experience, such as diving, climbing, camping, hiking, bird watching and many others.

 

3. Australia

Australia

Australia is an amazing continental, island country, which everyone should visit at least once in life. It’s often identified as mega diverse country as it boasts a rich culture, fantastic wildlife, nice people, and a plethora of fun and interesting things to see and to do. Australia has literally everything, from the spectacular beaches, canyons, to breathtaking green forests to explore.

 

4. The Maldives

Maldives

Not only is the Maldives one of the most beautiful island countries, it is also one of the most popular honeymoon destinations. Situated in the middle of the Indian Ocean, the Maldives is made up of an entire series of incredible ancient coral reefs that grew up along the sides of ancient volcanoes. There is a magnificent ocean, with fascinating beaches and luxury resorts. If you are looking for the best honeymoon destination, the Maldives will be perfect for you.

 

5. Cuba

Cuba

Unfortunately, many people don’t even think of visiting Cuba these days. However, Cuba is a charming island country that boasts the clear blue waters, the white sandy beaches, the best coral reefs in the world, the small shops and numerous attractions. This country has a rich culture and history to explore. And if you like to scuba dive or snorkel, Cuba should be number one on your travel bucket list. Cuba is the closest island to North America, so why not visit it this year?

 

6. Fiji

Fiji

Fiji is a fabulous island that has plenty of surprises for any adventurous traveler. There is one of the world’s best surf scenes, and many surfing enthusiasts travel to Fiji yearly to ride the great waves. Well, if surfing is not for you and you love sitting on the beach and relaxing or hiking, seeing breathtaking waterfalls, Fiji is certainly the best island country to visit.

 

7. Japan

Japan

I’m sure there’s no other place on the planet like Japan. It’s an island country where East meets West, the cultures do not clash, and where you will never feel bored. You will fill up on ramen, sushi, experience different culture, go hiking in the spectacular hills, and don’t forget to visit Tokyo. Tokyo’s bars, restaurants, pubs, and clubs are busy each night of the week. If you are a true shopaholic, Japan is a must visit place for you.

 

7. Japan

Japan

I’m sure there’s no other place on the planet like Japan. It’s an island country where East meets West, the cultures do not clash, and where you will never feel bored. You will fill up on ramen, sushi, experience different culture, go hiking in the spectacular hills, and don’t forget to visit Tokyo. Tokyo’s bars, restaurants, pubs, and clubs are busy each night of the week. If you are a true shopaholic, Japan is a must visit place for you.

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nature2014.06.03 15:14

 

 

 

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1.Top 10 Best Treks in the World
2.Trekking in Corsica GR20 June 2012 HD-720p Part1

 

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1. GR20, France

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This demanding 15- day (168km, 104mi) slog through Corsica is legendary for the diversity of landscapes it traverses. There are forests, granite moonscapes, windswept craters, glacial lakes, torrents, peat bogs, maquis, snow-capped peaks, plains and névés (stretches of ice formed from snow). But it doesn’t come easy: the path is rocky and sometimes steep, and includes rickety bridges and slippery rock faces – all part of the fun. Created in 1972, the GR20 links Calenzana, in the Balagne, with Conca, north of Porto Vecchio.

 

2. Inca Trail, Peru

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This 33km (20mi) ancient trail was laid by the Incas and is currently traversed by thousands each year. The trail leads from the Sacred Valley to Machu Picchu winding its way up and down and around the mountains, taking three high passes en route. Views of white-tipped mountains and high cloud forest combine with the magic of walking from one cliff-hugging ruin to the next – understandably making this South America’s most famous trail.

 

3. Pays Dogon, Mali

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‘The land of the Dogon people’ is one of Africa’s most breathtaking regions. A trek here can last anywhere between two and 10 days, and takes in the soaring cliffs of the Bandiagara escarpment inlaid with old abandoned cliff dwellings. Dogon villages dot the cliffs and are an extraordinary highlight of the journey. The Dogon are known for their masked stilt dancers, intricately carved doors and pueblo-like dwellings built into the side of the escarpment.

4. Everest Base Camp, Nepal


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Reaching a height of 5,545m (18,193ft) at Kala Pattar, this three-week trek is extremely popular with those who want to be able to say, ‘I’ve been to the base of the world’s highest mountain’. The difficult trek passes undeniably spectacular scenery and is trafficked by Sherpa people of the Solu Khumbu. The heights reached during this trek are literally dizzying until you acclimatise to the altitude, and the continuous cutting across valleys certainly has its ups and downs

 

5. Indian Himalayas, India

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Fewer folk trek on the Indian side of the world’s greatest mountain range. So, if isolation’s your thing try trekking in Himachal Pradesh. Hardcore hikers can try teetering along the mountain tops for 24 days from Spiti to Ladakh. This extremely remote and challenging walk follows ancient trade routes. The bleak high-altitude desert terrain inspired Rudyard Kipling to exclaim, ‘Surely the gods live here; this is no place for men’.

 

6. Overland Track, Australia

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Tasmania’s prehistoriclooking wilderness is most accessible on the 80km (50mi, five- to six-day) Overland Track. Snaking its way between Cradle Mountain and Lake St Clair (Australia’s deepest natural freshwater lake), the well-defined path (boardwalked in parts) passes craggy mountains, beautiful lakes and tarns, extensive forests and moorlands. Those who want more can take numerous side walks leading to waterfalls, valleys and still more summits including Mt Ossa (1,617m, 5,305ft) – Tassie’s highest.

7. Routeburn Track, New Zealand

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See the stunning subalpine scenery of New Zealand’s South Island surrounding this medium three-day (32km, 20mi) track. At the base of New Zealand’s Southern Alps, the track passes through two national parks: Fiordland and Mt Aspiring. Highlights include the views from Harris Saddle and atop Conical Hill – from where you can see waves breaking on the distant beach. The main challenge for this popular hike is actually securing a place among the limited numbers who are allowed on the track at any time.

 

8. The Narrows, USA

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A 26km (16mi) journey through dramatic canyons carved over centuries by the Virgin River, the Narrows in Zion National Park is a hike like no other. The route is the river, with over half of the hike spent wading and sometimes swimming. The hike can be traversed in a day, though some choose to take the hanging gardens and natural springs at a more leisurely pace – spending a night at one of the park’s 12 camp grounds.

9. The Haute Route, France-Switzerland

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Leading from Chamonix in France through the southern Valais to Zermatt in Switzerland, the Haute Route traverses some of the highest and most scenic country accessible to walkers anywhere in the Alps. The summer Haute Route walk (which takes a different course than the more famous winter skitouring route) takes around two weeks to complete. It mainly involves ‘pass hopping’ and demands a high level of fitness, with every section containing a high huff factor.


10. Baltoro Glacier & K2, Pakistan

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This corridor of ice leads to the colossal peak of K2 (8,611m, 28,251ft), the world’s second-highest peak. This incomparable trek traverses some of the most humbling scenery on the planet. What begins following icy rivers boldly goes to the guts of the glacier before leading to the granite pyramidal mountains including Paiju (6,610m, 21,686ft), Uli Biaho (6,417m, 21,053ft), Great Trango Tower (6,286m, 20,623ft) and ultimately K2. If the 15 days doesn’t floor you, take side trips to more moraine-covered glaciers.

 

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