This was taken at the Antelope Canyon, Arizona. What appears to be a sand dune stretching into a rising sun is actually the cliff of the canyon, formed by Navajo Sandstone. The photo was shot from the bottom of the canyon, vertically towards the top where the light comes from. However there is no sky visible, meaning no direct sunlight. The purpose of that is to lower the contrast in brightness so you can see the full detail of the cliff without dark spots yet still keep the picture bright enough. The Antelope Canyon is such a natural wonder. One has to be there to fully appreciate the uncanny workmanship of Mother Nature. I was trying to capture even if just one percent of the brilliance and I know that effort can look futile a lot of the times. So I tried to approach it with a special angle, an angle that makes viewers wonder what they are seeing and how it comes to be, just like I couldn’t help wondering how nature created the Antelope Canyon.
Zion National Park, Utah. Magnificent sunset over Zion canyon, view from observation point. During summer time dry and hot climate prevails but winter changing this place dramatically, massive waterfalls unexpected streams mild temperature and snow on a top of a ridge make this place unforgettable.
This photo was taken on Black Friday, a day of great significance for the average consumer, but also a day of reflection to the consumer culture that has encompassed modern society. In this photo, even though the dead oak tree is standing tall against the odds of the forces of nature, a small plastic bag near the top taints its beauty, and was a stark reminder of the effects of consumerism.
112x152cm digital photograph with drawing and color on Canson Infinity Rag Photographique paper for site-specific installation. Looking up inside Holy Pafnutiev Monastery in Kaluga Region town of Borovsk, southern Russia that existed since 13 century. Seeing during renovation modern influences especially related to the Suprematism of Kazimir Malevich.
Northern Cardinal Female - Красный кардинал (самка).
В окраске самки преобладают серовато-коричневые тона, с красноватыми перьями на крыльях, груди и хохолке, с менее выраженной «маской» чем у самца.
Живут птицы парами и сохраняют верность партнеру всю жизнь.
This photographic composited image focused on illustrative portraiture, using a photographic texture as the background image to complement the subject. The photographic textured image was duplicated, to manipulate; changing its color hue, saturation, texture, then resized to compliment the format and subject. Digital captures were made with a Nikon D800 using a Sigma 24-105mm f4 lens.
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