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27 February 12
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Katarina Stefanović: Truly stunning.

Under - Art, Inspiration, Nature, Photography

Katarina Stefanović

The intensely saturated colors with extraordinary compositions, breathtaking sceneries, terrains with all sorts of turns and twists, and with lows and highs, fluffy clouds forming master strokes and magical lighting sending viewers into a fantasyland. Yes, I’m talking about Katarina Stefanović. Her landscape photography even has some sort of surreal effect that I find difficult to explain – it is hard to come out of it though. All her pictures in fact speak for themselves.

An engineer by day – Stefanović’s style is very creative and unique. Unlike most of the photographers these days, she still shoots on films – then scans images to image editing tools to play with shapes and colors.

I remain faithful to my old 35mm SLR

For Stefanović the world is often quite close to home, with many of her photographs taken in the nearby Pannonian Plain in Serbia.

You could live your whole life within a 50-kilometer ring around Belgrade (Serbia) and always find landscapes worth photographing

Here are some selected photographs from her portfolio:

Katarina Stefanović

Katarina Stefanović

Katarina Stefanović

Katarina Stefanović

Katarina Stefanović

Katarina Stefanović

Katarina Stefanović

Katarina Stefanović

Katarina Stefanović

Katarina Stefanović

Katarina Stefanović

Katarina Stefanović

Katarina Stefanović

Katarina Stefanović

Katarina Stefanović

View more of her fantastic work at Flickr.

18 February Share your
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Sergey Prokudin Gorsky: At the stubble-field

Under - Inspiration, Photography
На жнитве / At the stubble-field by Sergey Prokudin Gorsky - 1909

На жнитве / At the stubble-field by Sergey Prokudin Gorsky - 1909

One of Gorsky’s incredible photographs titled ‘At the stubble-field’ (above) has been my all time favourite. Taken late in the evening more than 100 years ago (1909), this photograph has a mesmerising effect on me. Can’t stop staring at it, can’t stop thinking about it … I completely feel lost in time and space when looking at it hence featuring it again. It is a wonderful record of a golden moment in the evening at a Russian farm … a farmer family finishing off day’s work to go back to home, it’s going to be dark soon, shall I warm up or cook food, peace and quiet, can I lit a cigarette, let’s talk … may be some cattle sounds in the background. Smoke coming out of a chimney, a small peaceful dwelling – what would have been the conversation topic that night? Was there anyone to tell them that there’s a revolution on its way that is going to change their and their generation’s life in years to come!

This brilliant Russian photographer from early 20th century captured something which is more than a picture to me, may be a vivid statement of more than a thousand words?

Below is another picture at the same time, place and people.

At the stubble-field by Sergey Prokudin Gorsky - 1909

At the stubble-field by Sergey Prokudin Gorsky - 1909

Prokudin Gorsky (also Gorskii) left Russia on the brink of the revolution in 1918 and settled in France. Following is some of his other work around documenting Russian way of life back then.

At the river Kumsa - 1915 by Prokudin Gorsky

Этюд на речке Кумса / At the river Kumsa - 1915

Остречены / Ostrecheny - 1909 by Prokudin Gorsky (Серге́й Миха́йлович Проку́дин-Го́рский​)

Остречены / Ostrecheny - 1909

Peasant woman in Perm Province and By yarn. In the Izvedovo village - 1910 by Prokudin Gorsky

Peasant woman in Perm Province and By yarn. In the Izvedovo village - 1910

Peasant girls - 1909 by Prokudin Gorsky

Peasant girls - 1909

Столярный цех для выделки ножен / Joiner's shop for dressing sheath and Развесочное отделение (Чаква) / Weighing office (Chakva) by Prokudin Gorsky

Столярный цех для выделки ножен / Joiner's shop for dressing sheath and Развесочное отделение (Чаква) / Weighing office (Chakva)

Железнодорожный мост через реку Шую / The railroad bridge over the river Shuya - 1915 by Prokudin Gorsky

Железнодорожный мост через реку Шую / The railroad bridge over the river Shuya - 1915

View more of his work at Flickr and here.

6 February Share your
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‘Sky’ by Philip Bloom

Under - Art, Geography, Media, Photography

Interesting time-lapse short film ‘Sky’ shot on Canon 7D, 5D MK II and Panasonic GF1 in Dubai over five days and nights. This amazing piece of work by Philip Bloom is dedicated to his friend Sky Vassar, who died recently at a tragically young age.

31 January Share your
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One cubic foot of life

Under - Geography, Nature, Photography, Resources
One cubic foot of life / Photographer David Liittschwager

One cubic foot of life / Photographer David Liittschwager

With a 12-inch green metal-framed cube, photographer David Liittschwager surveyed biodiversity in land, water, tropical and temperate environments around the globe. This National Geographic commissioned project was then compiled into an interactive photogallery of more than a thousand organisms.

How much life could you find in one cubic foot? That’s a hunk of ecosystem small enough to fit in your lap. To answer the question, photographer David Liittschwager took a green metal frame, a 12-inch cube, to disparate environments—land and water, tropical and temperate. At each locale he set down the cube and started watching, counting, and photographing with the help of his assistant and many biologists. The goal: to represent the creatures that lived in or moved through that space. The team then sorted through their habitat cubes, coaxing out every inhabitant, down to a size of about a millimeter. Accomplishing that took an average of three weeks at each site.

One cubic foot of life / Photographer David Liittschwager

Red shoulder wrasse (Stethojulis bandanesis) / Moorea, French Polynesia / Photographer David Liittschwager

One cubic foot of life / Photographer David Liittschwager

Jewel scarab (Chrysina resplendens) and Jumping spider (Salticidae) / Monteverde, Costa Rica / Photographer David Liittschwager

You can read the full article by Pulitzer Prize winner Edward O. Wilson at National Geographic Magazine.

28 January 11
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360° panoramic views of Lahore

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My brother Farhan has been playing with his Canon G10 and PTgui and took interesting 360 degree shots of some of the landmarks in Lahore.

Quide-e-Azam Library, Bagh-e-Jinnah, Lahore - قائداعظم لائبریری, باغ جناح, لاهور

Quide-e-Azam Library, Bagh-e-Jinnah, Lahore - قائداعظم لائبریری, باغ جناح, لاهور

Hazuri Bagh, Lahore Fort, Lahore - حضوری باغ, شاهی قلعہ, لاهور

Hazuri Bagh, Lahore Fort, Lahore - حضوری باغ, شاهی قلعہ, لاهور

Badshahi Mosque, Lahore Fort, Lahore - بادشاھی مسجد, شاهی قلعہ, لاهور

Badshahi Mosque, Lahore Fort, Lahore - بادشاھی مسجد, شاهی قلعہ, لاهور

National College of Arts (NCA), Lahore - نىشنل كالج آف آرٹس, لاهور

National College of Arts (NCA), Lahore - نىشنل كالج آف آرٹس, لاهور

National College of Arts (NCA), Lahore - نىشنل كالج آف آرٹس, لاهور

National College of Arts (NCA), Lahore - نىشنل كالج آف آرٹس, لاهور

Minar-e-Pakistan, Lahore - مينار پاكستان, لاهور

Minar-e-Pakistan, Lahore - مينار پاكستان, لاهور

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