50 Mind-Blowing Examples of Landscape Photography

How many of you have an expensive camera collecting dust instead of making photos? If you have the same problem like me, then you need some inspiration!

That’s why I want to show you a breathtaking collection of landscape photography. Hopefully, these pictures will be enough to get you moving (if not, you can put your camera on Ebay – you don’t need it anyway). [Read more…]

But before you go out to take pictures, don’t forget that an important element of landscape photography is the light to the scenery. It’s best to take photos at dusk or dawn with low angle light. This light renders the landscape with low contrast and sidelight giving a nice feeling of depth. Also, low contrast allows to capture more details.

Unfortunately, the perfect light goes away very quickly, so be sure to find the right angle in advance. When you’re done, come back and post your results in our comment section!

1. Lavender Sunrise

Photo by Antony Spencer

2. Sunflowers

Photo by B’Rob

3. Deep Red

Photo by Marco Carmassi

4. Apocalypse Now

Photo by Miles Morgan

5. Bamboo Forest

Photo by Trey Ratcliff

6. Frozen Forest

Photo by Evgeni Dinev

7. Bolivia

Photo by Victoria Rogotneva

8. Bagan Balloons

Photo by Martin Sojka

9. The Church of the Good Shepherd

Photo by AtomicZen :)

10. Tulip Field

Photo by Pete Piriya

11. Terraced Rice Field At Sunset

Photo by Junya Hasegawa

12.  Winter Silence

Photo by Vittorio Poli

13. Spring Time

Photo by Krzysztof Browko

14. Three Colors

Photo by  taurus13

15. Symmetry

Photo by Atif Saeed

16. Aspen Cathedral

Photo by Ken Lee

17. Trees Watching Sunrise

Photo by Larry Lefever

18. Fields of Tea

Photographer: unknown

19. Blue Pond & First Snow

Photo by Kent Shiraishi

20. Autumn With Tractor

Photo by pawel uchorczak

21. Labyrinth

Photo by Lina Gunawan

22. Light Colors

Photo by Philippe Sainte-Laudy

23. Tender Nature

Photo by Philippe Sainte-Laudy

24. The Symphony of Northern Lights

Photo by Noppawat “Tom” Charoensinphon

25. The Russell Lupins Field

Photo by Padsaworn Wannakarn

26. Ephemeral Morning

Photo by Zack Schnepf

27. Skagit Valley Daffodils

Photo by Brad Mitchell

28. Bluebell Sunrise

Photo by Antony Spencer

29. Painting of Nature

Photo by hardibudi

30. Red District

Photo by Ales Komovec

31. La Magie d’Ayguebonne

Photo by Florent Courty

32. Magic Forest

Photo by deep21

33. Maravian Field

Photo by Marek Kiedrowski

34. The Road Goes Ever On & On

Photo by Gary McParland

35. Fields of Gold

Photo by Allard One

36. Tunnel of Love

Photo by Oleg Gordienko

37. Japan Flower Park

Photo by crazy-frankenstein.com

38. Netherlands Flower Park

Photo by crazy-frankenstein.com

39. Wisteria Tunnel at Pinces Gardens

Photographer: unknown

40. In the Mist’s..

Photo by Michal Ostrowski

41. On the Field`s Appeal

Photo by Pawel Kucharski

42. Under A Blood Red Sky

Photo by Ian Sane

43. Rain of Spring

Photo by Kouji Tomihisa

44. Rapeseed And the Tree

Photo by aspheric.lens

45. A Twankly Mess

Photo by ™ Pacheco

46. Purple

Photo by Erasmus T

47. Lost In an Ocean of Red

Photo by powerfocusfotografie

48. Sakuras

Photo by sullivan™

49. They Thought That It Was a Spring

Photo by Pawel Kucharski

50. Black Forest

Photo by andy linden

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Souvenir Optical Illusions by Michael Hughes

At first glance, it may look like the real Big Ben. But wait… what’s that hand doing in there?

Actually, it’s the hand of photographer and tourist Michael Hughes who creates cool optical illusions by placing cheap souvenirs in front of famous landmarks. Michael has discovered the technique back in 1998 when he held up a postcard he bought for his daughter on the tourist platform at the Lorelei cliffs next to the river Rhine. [Read more…]

“I was amazed because it just seemed to fill a massive grey hole that was in the sky and it was the exact position the photographer had taken the picture from,” said Michael to Daily Mail.

His Flickr site is now well beyond the 5 million mark, but the absolute high point was when he got an email from the producer of the Jay Leno Show. Unfortunately, “the ensuing telephone conversation was enough to persuade her that he would be utterly useless on TV, so he missed his big chance.”

Website: hughes-photography.eu | flickr

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Unique Ammonite Washbasin by HighTech Design

This unique washbasin by HighTech Design was inspired by the spiral shape of ammonite shell. In case you didn’t know, Ammonites are an extinct species of free-swimming molluscs who lived in the ancient oceans around the same time that the dinosaurs walked the Earth and disappeared during the same extinction event[1]. Our panda fans from Facebook loved it, but Andre and Darik pointed out that it must be “a pain in the ass to clean”.

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Office In Madrid Lets Employees Feel Like They’re Working in the Woods

This aerodynamic tube office, designed by Spanish architects Jose Selgas and Lucia Cano, allows its workers to feel as though they’re working in the middle of a picturesque Spanish forest.

Half of the office, which the two architects designed for their architecture firm Selgascano, is dug into the ground in a forest outside of Madrid. This ensures that the office stays cool even during the hot Spanish summers. [Read more…]

A long window that curves up to the ceiling runs along the length of the office and eliminates the need for artificial lighting during the day. This window is also attached to a hinge and pulley mechanism that allows it to open up and keep the building ventilated. The other half of the building features an insulated fiberglass wall that helps shade the office’s workers from direct sunlight.

The office building’s sunken floor, along with the large and unusual window, means that employees sitting at their desks have an eye-level view of the forest floor. This, combined with the view of the forest on one side and the sky above, make it seem like the office must be a fairly relaxing place to work. Imagine working every day in a sustainable building surrounded by a beautiful forest!

We mentioned Selgascano’s office in our post about cool offices around the world, so check it out if you want to see other ingenious office designs!

Source: selgascano.net (via: inhabitat)

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33 Amazing Ideas That Will Make Your House Awesome

We’ve all got some sort of idea of how our dream home might look. Some of us have just got to have a pool, while others want clever modern design, sustainability, or integration with natural elements. No matter what it is that makes your dream home unique, here are a few examples of homes where people have been able to realize some of their greatest home design fantasies. [Read more…]

These ingenious home improvements run from pools and aquariums to cleverly-hidden storage spaces, multi-purpose furniture and… cat transit walkways. Maybe you’ll recognize something that you’ve always wanted to see, or maybe the pictures will get your juices flowing and inspire you to come up with or even build something new.

Warning – viewing some of these images may make you feel dissatisfied with your current home!

1. Aquarium Bed

Image credits: acrylicaquariums.com

2. Chandelier That Turns Your Room into a Forest

Image credits: Hilden and Diaz

3. Indoor-Outdoor Pool

Image credits: unknown

4. Swing Set Table

Image credits: psfk.com

5. Beach Sand Under Your Work Desk

Image credits: Justin Kemp

6. Spiral Staircase Slide

Image credits: unknown

7. Cat Transit System

Image credits: Because We Can

8. Glass Floor and an Open Shaft Below Your Bathroom

Image credits: Hernandez Silva Arquitectos

9. Fusion Dining And Pool Table

Buy: amazon.com

10. Hammock Bed

Image credits: Le Beanock

11. Understairs Storage

Image credits: Deriba Furniture

12. Backyard Cinema

Image credits: fancymaterial.com

13. Ping Pong Door

Image credits: Tobias Fraenzel

14. A Wall That Plays Music When It Rains

Image credits: ingeniumetars

15. See-through Bathtub

Image credits: Stern McCafferty

16. Vertical Herb Garden in Your Kitchen

Image credits: unknown

17. Bookcase Staircase

Image credits: Levitate Architects

18. Back Yard Beach-Themed Fire Pit

Image credits: unknown

19. Spiral Wine Storage

Image credits: spiralcellars.co.uk

20. Treehouse Room For Kids

Image credits: mytropolisdesign.com

21. Pirate Ship Bedroom For Yourself

22. Walk-In Pool

Image credits: houzz.com

23. Door of Swatches

Image credits: studio.arminblasbichler.com

24. Hammock Over the Stairs

Image credits: ooda.eu

25. Ice Cave In Your Room

(These icicles formed inside a building in Chicago due to bad cold storage maintenance.)

26. Skate-park Room

Image credits: Pierre Andre Senizergues

27. Fire Pit Table

Image credits: moma-design.it

28. Backyard Office

Image credits: officepod.co.uk

29. Indoor Slide

Image credits: David Hotson

30. Catwalk Around The House

Image credits: nekomemo.com

31. Table Firepit

Image credits: unknown

32. Kitchen Table Tennis

Image credits: hammacher.com

33. Balcony Pool

Image credits: James Law

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This Week’s Top 5 User Submitted Stories #25

If you have a story that’s interesting to more people than you and your mother – share it with everyone else! The best stories will be featured on BoredPanda.com home page and will have a chance to cure 10,000 people from boredom everyday.

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Mystical Spanish Forests Captured In Enchanting Photos By Guillermo Carballa

Guillermo Caballa, a talented photographer based in Vigo, Spain, loves to take beautiful photos in the forests of Galicia together with his lovely dog Malu.

Caballa’s photos, which he shoots with an Olympus E-M5, caught our eye not just for their beauty, but for their distinctively introspective atmosphere as well. Most of his photos feature lonely forests wreathed in thick fog and a pensive man going for a walk, often together with the ever-loyal Malu. Their subdued but picturesque mood seems to calm and comfort the weary soul.

For more photos of mystical forests, be sure to check out this post about the Hallerbos forest in Belgium.

Source: 500px | Facebook

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New Hyperrealistic Sculptures by Ron Mueck

We wrote about Ron Mueck’s hyperrealistic human sculptures three years ago, and now he is back with three more incredible works. Mueck never rushes the scrupulous process – the sculptures, called “Young Couple,” “Woman with Shopping Bags” and “Couple under an Umbrella”, took him two years to create.  They will be on exposition in Paris at the Fondation Cartier through September 29.

The new trio remains consistent with Mueck’s style – London-based artist demonstrates amazing attention to detail in his work, making it feel as if you’re looking at somebody else’s private and intimate moment or their own mirror. The fact that his sculptures usually exceed real-life people sizes does not minimize how realistic they are. [Read more…]

“I never made life-size figures because it never seemed to be interesting. We meet life-size people every day,” says Mueck.

Mueck is known for not being big on interviews and talking about his work. The most revealing insights on his work so far were made by photographer Gautier Deblonde, who was exclusively allowed to film a documentary in Mueck’s studio. Even then the artist said very few words in the whole 52-minute film. His art speaks for itself!

Website: facebook via: DeMilked

Couple Under An Umbrella

Image credits: Gautier Deblonde

Image credits: Thomas Salva

Image credits: Thomas Salva

Image credits: Thomas Salva

Image credits: Thomas Salva

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Image credits: Thomas Salva

Previous Works

Image credits: VicW2306

Image credits: zimbio.com

Image credits: Looking Glass

Image credits: Christchurch City Libraries

Image credits: Looking Glass

Image credits: carlabellido.wordpress.com

Image credits: Alain Benainous

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20 Life Hacks To Make Parenting More Fun

As wonderful and important as children are, raising them can be a whole lot of work. From changing your babies’ diapers and dealing with their childish tantrums to keeping your teens out of trouble and… dealing with their childish tantrums, parenting can take a toll on parents. [Read more…]

Fortunately, the internet has come up with a bunch of tips, tricks and life hacks to help make mommies’ and daddies’ lives a little bit easier. These aren’t just quirky gimmicks – some of these seem like really innovative ways to either make parents’ tasks more efficient or to teach your kids important lessons, like saving energy, sharing and listening to others. An astronaut duvet can make our kids excited about going to bed while Forget-me-not Kid Mittens will give your kid a cute and cozy way to hold your hand in a crowd.

Everybody’s probably got some kind of great parenting tip – either something that worked with their kids or something that worked on them. If you’ve got one, share it with us! If not, which of these would you like to try?

1. Get a Baby Stroller and Scooter Hybrid

Image credits: pixstudio

2. Use a Rope To Swing Your Kid While Having a Beer

Image credits: reddit.com

3. Make This Table Hammock With A Bedsheet

Image credits: joyfulabode.com

4. Use An Old Box to Make Them A Cardboard Slide

Image credits: imgur.com

5. Use A Fan To Inflate Your Children’s Bed Fort

Image credits: grosgrainfabulous.blogspot.com

6. Make Your Kids Get Along with a Get-Along Shirt

Image credits: sheridanfrench.blogspot.com

7. Stop Losing Your Kid with Forget-me-not Kid Mittens

Image credits: oeufnyc.com

8. Keep Your Baby’s Eyes Safe And Dry with a Baby Shower Cap

Available at: Amazon.com

9. Play Videogames Together With Them And Their Disconnected Controllers

Image credits: cheezburger.com

10. Use These Cute Outfits to Help Others Tell Your Twins Apart (Or For You, But Don’t Tell Anyone)

Image credits: snugattack.com

11. Make Your Infant Clean The House with A Baby Mop Suit

Image credits: dailymail.co.uk

12. Use These Animals So They Don’t Forget To Brush Their Teeth

Available at: Amazon.com

13. Use This Knight’s Helmet to Help Them Keep Warm

Image credits: cutecraftycrochet

14. Get Your Children To Bed With This Astronaut Duvet

Available at: Amazon.com

15. Use Socks To Keep The Toilet Seat Warm

Image credits: life hacks

16. Give Them This To Help Them Battle Scary Monsters At Night

Image credits: happygoluckyblog.com

17. Use a Muffin Cup To Protect Them From Melted Icecream

Image credits: life hacks

18. Teach Your Children To Save Power With These Eco-Reminder Stickers

Image credits: Hu2

19. Wear This Jacket to Teach Them a Lesson

Image credits: imgur.com

20. Use a Vacuum To Tie Your Daughter’s Hair

Image credits: life hacks

How about you? What parenting tricks do you know?

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Maldives Beach Looks Like Starry Night Sky

This glistening beach is not part of a magical Disney or Pixar sequence – it’s actually a perfectly natural occurrence. These glistening dots of light, captured on a beach in the Maldives by Taiwanese photographer William Ho, are caused by microscopic organisms called bioluminescent phytoplankton, or Lingulodinium polyedrum for the scientifically inclined.

These plankton are part of a red tide, which is when the population of phytoplankton like these explodes in a certain location, coloring the water a dull orange-red. Some of the organisms that form red tides are directly toxic to marine wildlife and humans, while others simply produce toxins that accrue in shellfish, making them unsafe to eat. [Read more…]

At night, however, the red waters take on a completely different hue. These organisms react to changes in water tension and to acidity by giving off light, so every wave break and paddle causes them to give off light. Surfers who surf a red tide at night leave a trail of shining water, and steps taken in soaked sand leave shimmering imprints. Boats traveling through bioluminescent red tides leave especially impressive light trails.

Source: Flickr | (via: thisiscolossal)

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