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Featured Photo Wednesday – Pulkit Malhotra

Beautiful story, it brings so much depth to this image. We’ve all had those moments where you find yourself admiring the scene around you. You set the camera done just long enough to take it all in, then you do your best to capture what you see. Whether it’s sunlight through the branches or snow lightly falling we try to capture what we see and share the moment. Thank you Pulkit for sharing with us today. Beautiful image I think you did a great job capturing the moment!

Red_Tree

I went to visit my sister in NY during Thanksgiving last November. I was really keen on exploring the city on my own so I woke early morning took the next subway and started wandering in Brooklyn City when I came across Green Road Cemetery. I came to know that It was a popular tourist attraction in the 1850s and was the place most famous New Yorkers who died during the second half of the nineteenth century were buried. It is still an operating cemetery with approximately 600,000 graves spread out over 478 acres. The rolling hills and dales, several ponds and an on-site chapel just adds to the amazing experience to wander off in this majestic place.

While taking several pictures of the cemetery I came across a few graves surrounding a lake. It was amusing since you don’t see that ever since it only happens only in real world where people buy houses with lake view or ocean view but I guess you would like to have it even after you have been buried. So I started walking around the lake and I saw the most beautiful tree I had ever seen in my life. I just stopped for few minutes with my eyes wide open looking at this beautiful tree and sun rays falling over it. I spent most of my time admiring the view and I tried my best to capture this tree in my camera so I can later share it with my friends and family.

I spent about two hours here and it will be one of most memorable places to visit. I never expected a cemetery to be so beautiful with such amazing architecture. If I would die rich I would really like to be buried at green road cemetery.

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Featured Photo Wednesday – Chris Sinclair

What we go through as photographers to get the shot is sometimes pretty amazing. Night shots are tricky to start with add a ship, a rough sea and it becomes even trickier, but Chris pulled it off. What a spectacular moment, and well worth the wait. Photographing the Aurora is on my list of things I would like to capture. Thanks for sharing Chris, I love it! Having the edge of the railing with a bit of lights adds to the picture, and the Aurora speaks for itself!

If you have a photo you would like to have featured, please email me at submissionsatdigitalcamfandotcom . Every Wednesday I’ll spotlight a new photo. Don’t forget to include links to your photography site, Flickr, twitter you get the point, we want to be able to see your other work! For more detailed info on how to, check out the Featured Photo detail page!

Chris Sinclair

I was working for 2 weeks deep in the Arctic Circle, 150 miles North of a Norwegian town called Hammerfest. I knew up here I would have a great chance of catching beautiful Aurora, and I was working Night Shift I was excited. Every night I had Spaceweatherlive.com up and running with updates, and there were solar storms nearly every night. However there were also snow storms with us every night, so we were clouded in, night after night, after night. As you can imagine, I was starting to get a bit disheartened.

I was due to get off for crew change on the Wednesday morning. Lo and behold I came on shift Tuesday night, and it was clear. Around 2300 I was out on the heli deck watching Aurora stream from all directions in the night sky. The sea was however still pretty rough, making for tricky night shooting. I had a shutter speed of 1 second, and as you can see I was lying on the heli deck with my 550D attached to a Gorillapod. For this shot I used ISO 6400, F3.5 and 1 Sec Exposure. This fan was a beautiful site creeping through the sky overhead. All in all it ended up well worth the wait, a site I will never forget.

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Featured Photo Wednesday – Primemundo

Before you read the description below, what do you think this image is!

I love a picture that I have to think about, wonder what is it.  This image pulls me in as my eye follows the leading line. I came up with many different ideas of what I thought it could be. And to me each one of them is true, it’s what we the viewer takes from a picture.  The photographer creates this magical image and takes what they do from it, but the person viewing the image might have a completely different response. It’s like you hand over your image to someone and it somehow becomes their interpretation. Which sometimes might have nothing to do with what you as the photographer was attempting to capture, but that’s the beauty of it!

Thanks for sharing! I love the texture in this picture, I can almost reach out and touch it! Nicely done!

primemundo

What I like about photography is how you can take mundane items like a pack of aborio rice, a light and a popcorn ceiling and make it an interesting image. I like the randomness of the shot. Taken right before I was going to make some risotto with my panasonic DMC-LX5.

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Featured Photo Wednesday – Marie Gupta

Another reason why we should always carry our camera. Great job Marie, capturing a moment.  I would never have guessed you were stopped in traffic as you took this picture! One of the reasons I love featured photo/story, it gives one a sense of a what is going on outside the frame, not just what we see within the picture.

Great choice editing in black and white, thanks for sharing!

If you have a photo you would like to have featured, please email me at submissionsatdigitalcamfandotcom . Every Wednesday I’ll spotlight a new photo. Don’t forget to include links to your photography site, Flickr, twitter you get the point, we want to be able to see your other work! For more detailed info on how to, check out the Featured Photo detail page!

Marie

This was clicked by me on my way to work. Saw a group of men working on the road side doing up the road. Oblivious to the rush hour traffic and the heat these men calmly went about doing their job. It was a treat to see the coordination between them.

This picture was clicked by Cannon D60 with a 50 mm lense

Featured Photo Wednesday – Southern Maryland Photography

This is why we always carry our camera! When a sunset like this happens you only have a few minutes to compose and take your picture before the rays disappear or the clouds block your view. Beautifully composed, and the colors are beautiful! Thanks for sharing Guy!

If you have a photo you would like to have featured, please email me at submissionsatdigitalcamfandotcom . Every Wednesday I’ll spotlight a new photo. Don’t forget to include links to your photography site, Flickr, twitter you get the point, we want to be able to see your other work! For more detailed info on how to, check out the Featured Photo detail page!

Southern Maryland Photography

As a photographer living in Southern Maryland I have many favorite places to shoot.  One of those places is Solomons Island, Maryland.  Solomons Island is small town along the lower Patuxent River that is known for boats, crabs, oysters, maritime heritage and beautiful sunsets.  I have spent a lot of time in Solomons on the beach, walking the boardwalk and shooting photos.  This particular evening I had a few photos to deliver to a client in Solomons I had taken abroad a Chesapeake Bay workboat the Roughwater.  As I left my house a few minutes from Solomons Island I noticed a sky filled with amazing clouds.  I decided I needed to grab my camera bag just in case there was a good opportunity – I’m glad I did.

I made my delivery at the waterman’s dock a little before sunset.  While I was talking to the crew of the Roughwater I noticed the sky really becoming interesting.  So I left the dock and drove to the nearby boardwalk where I grabbed my camera and began shooting the amazing sky.  The rays of light and the color were really amazing that night.  The Thomas Johnson bridge in the background has been a favorite target of mine for many years and this night was a fantastic subject.

This shot has become a fan favorite and has been one of my most popular photographs on Facebook and Flickr.  I hope you enjoy viewing it. Guy

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Featured Photo Wednesday – Suzanne Hunt

This photo is so awesome… Reminder bring your camera every where and don’t forget to look up! Suzanne did a great job capturing this installation by the design studio ball nogues. Love the reflections and contrast. I bet it looks different every minute of the day as the light changes! Thanks for sharing Suzanne!

If you have a photo you would like to have featured, please email me at submissionsatdigitalcamfandotcom . Every Wednesday I’ll spotlight a new photo. Don’t forget to include links to your photography site, Flickr, twitter you get the point, we want to be able to see your other work! For more detailed info on how to, check out the Featured Photo detail page!

Suzanne Hunt

I was wandering around Santa Monica, CA with a friend when I looked up and saw these large stainless steel marbles above a parking garage. I learned later that it is an installation by the design studio ball nogues www.ball-nogues.com. I had a fixed and fairly wide angle lens on my Nikon, which was perfect for the shots.

I took many photos of the structure and had a lot of fun processing them when I got home. I love the clean yet chaotic look of the piece.

Thank you for looking!

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Featured Photo Wednesday – Fabio Catapane

Wow! Talk about standing on top of the world! I can only imagine what if felt like as this scene developed. Breathtaking… The composition is perfect, the touch of blue in the sky – love it!

You couldn’t find a better first quote to begin this story “A good photograph is knowing where to stand”! Thank you for sharing this amazing photograph Fabio! Always expect the unexpected…

If you have a photo you would like to have featured, please email me at submissionsatdigitalcamfandotcom . Every Wednesday I’ll spotlight a new photo. Don’t forget to include links to your photography site, Flickr, twitter you get the point, we want to be able to see your other work! For more detailed info on how to, check out the Featured Photo detail page!

Fabio

“A good photograph is knowing where to stand” Ansel Adams said. This is a dogma I tried (and keep trying) to follow every time I feel the need to go out with my camera to take some landscapes. At the same time know the place where you’re going is a little challenge, even if you’re not new to that area. In fact “knowing a place” isn’t only a geographic notion, but an ensemble of different disciplines as meteorology, astronomical geography, botany and so on.

Thanks to the web nowadays we have everything we need with a mouse click, but most of the time it isn’t enough yet due to a lot of different factors, so the first step to do is to explore. Sometimes this phase could result a little bit frustrating, but sometimes offers us incredible and unexpected scenery. This is the case of this shot, taken during the recon of Campo Imperatore, a natural reserve in middle of Italy.

I was wandering around the reserve, looking for some good composition to exploit during the sunset when my eyes was caught by the fast growing clouds around the Gran Sasso mount. Even if the light condition wasn’t the one I was looking for, the weather was almost perfect for a good pic.

I was working with an ultrawide lens (with the target to obtain an image that would gives the idea of the great space of the reserve) so I’ve changed the lens to a mid-zoom one that could gives me the opportunity to isolate the main subject (the mount) taking advantage of the clouds help.

So, moral of the story: when exploring a site always keep your eyes open; despite of your initial ideas you can always find some great, unexpected, scenery to photograph. Of course is fundamental to carry with you all your lenses: it’s an hard work, but it could reveal a priceless one!

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Featured Photo Wednesday – John Trent

Talk about everything coming together for this amazing shot! The curious sheep except for one, the row of trees fading away into fog. Yet if you read John’s story that was not the intent of his original vision. Sometimes when we have a plan we have to be like water and flow into a new vision on the spot. I don’t know what the other photograph would have looked like had the weather been a bit different or the sheep not there, but this one is perfect in every way! Thanks for sharing John!

If you have a photo you would like to have featured, please email me at submissionsatdigitalcamfandotcom . Every Wednesday I’ll spotlight a new photo. Don’t forget to include links to your photography site, Flickr, twitter you get the point, we want to be able to see your other work! For more detailed info on how to, check out the Featured Photo detail page!

Threadweavle

On this particular foggy day I had intended to photograph trees in the mist, it tuned out the location I had chosen now had a herd of sheep in the field. Initially these sheep showed a curious interest in me and my camera mounted on a tripod, gathering around me and staring at the camera as if posing, the beeps coming from the cameras timer were enough to hold their attention long enough to get some interesting images. The surrounding mist created an eerie atmosphere and a sense of seclusion. My equipment included a modest Kodak Z885 capable of bracketing exposures as I had intended to blend 3 shots and produce some HDR images, however during processing it was clear to me that these images required a more subtle approach with the even lighting and the fog obscuring any distracting background black and white was the way to go. So with a single exposure I was getting fantastic tonal range and a very pleasing end result.

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Featured Photo Wednesday – Vaarun Aggarwal

Love the colors, seriously I can’t get over how amazing the colors are in this photograph! There is just the right amount of shadows in and around the boat. The boats are almost silhouettes, but have enough detail to make them really stand out! Great job Vaarun! Thanks for Sharing!

If you have a photo you would like to have featured, please email me at submissionsatdigitalcamfandotcom . Every Wednesday I’ll spotlight a new photo. Don’t forget to include links to your photography site, Flickr, twitter you get the point, we want to be able to see your other work! For more detailed info on how to, check out the Featured Photo detail page!

Vaarun Aggarwal

I went for my cousin’s wedding!

It was a hot but breezy afternoon and after a much hectic day with the wedding celebrations, I got sometime off to explore the city and how!

This snap was clicked at the Prinsep Ghat, Kolkata along the river bank of Hoogly.The ghat is famous for the walks, people come here in evenings on weekends to have stroll along the bank, especially the couples, who just love being here!

I got the opportunity to click just at the right moment, the boats depicted are used for riding the two kilometer stretch of the beautified riverfront from Princep Ghat to Baje Kadamtala Ghat, owned by the local authorities.

Nikon D3100  1/2000s
Focal Length : 24mm   f/7.1
ISO : 220

Hope you like it!
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Featured Photo Wednesday – Liam Taylor

Dedication… That is what it takes to become a great photographer and Liam has that quality! Sometimes we take a picture and wish it would have been better. Did you go back? Did you try a different time of day to get the shot? Liam did, and it paid off! Beautiful picture at the perfect time of day, I love the added mama swan taking her little ones home for the night!

If you have a photo you would like to have featured, please email me at submissionsatdigitalcamfandotcom . Every Wednesday I’ll spotlight a new photo. Don’t forget to include links to your photography site, Flickr, twitter you get the point, we want to be able to see your other work! For more detailed info on how to, check out the Featured Photo detail page!

LiamTaylor

This picture means a lot to me as the location is just up the road from my home.

Any photographer worth there salt knows how important the correct light is in an image, with this image everything came together. I had revisited time and time again but mother nature just didn’t want to play ball! Then one evening I had checked the tide times, they were going to work out great with the sunset. It was a calm evening too, not to many children around, so no swimming yay!

I set up with the three boats on the left, the clouds looked awesome so I was set. Then from round the corner came a mother swan with her signets, she came over to check me out and then turned and serenely swam away with her little ones. That feeling of elation when you manage to capture ” that picture”. Landscape photography is a real passion for me and its a real delight when it all comes together!

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