Myoung Ho Lee is a South Korean artist and photographer. Lee received his Bachelor, Master and Ph. D in photography from Joong-Ang University in Seoul, South Korea.
Represented by the Yossi Milo Gallery in New York City, the gallery explains:
“Myoung Ho Lee photographs solitary trees framed against white canvas backdrops in the middle of natural landscapes. To install the large canvases, which span approximately 60 by 45 feet, the artist enlists a production crew and heavy cranes. Minor components of the canvas support system, such as ropes or bars, are later removed from the photograph through minimal digital retouching, creating the illusion that the backdrop is floating behind the tree.
The series includes diverse species of trees photographed with a 4×5 camera in a variety of seasons and at different times of day. Mr. Lee allows the tree’s natural surroundings to fill the frame around the canvas, transforming the backdrop into an integral part of the subject. Centered in the graphic compositions, the canvas defines the form of the tree and separates it from the environment. By creating a partial, temporary outdoor studio for each tree, Mr. Lee’s ‘portraits’ of trees play with ideas of scale and perception while referencing traditional painting and the history of photography.”
What’s most intriguing about Lee’s Tree series is the way a simple white canvas backdrop isolates the subject from the rest of the landscape. Characteristics of the tree become more apparent and it appears flat and 2 dimensional, foregrounding what is normally background.
In this beautiful sunrise capture, we see an amazing farmhouse located near Pienza and San Quirico d’Orcia in Tuscany, Italy. The morning fog over the rolling hills makes for an idyllic scene. Imagine waking up and enjoying a nice cup of coffee overlooking a view like that!
Tuscany is a region in central Italy with an area of about 23,000 square kilometres (8,900 sq mi) and a population of about 3.8 million inhabitants. The regional capital is Florence and it is regarded as the birthplace of the Renaissance and has been home to many figures influential in the history of art and science. Tuscany produces wines, including Chianti, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, Morellino di Scansano and Brunello di Montalcino. [source]
LITTLE LAKE OF REFLECTION
Lake Jasna is a picturesque alpine lake that covers a modest surface area of 2.2 ha (5.4 acres). What it lacks in size it makes up for in breathtaking surroundings. Located in northwestern Slovenia, Lake Jasna is 2 km from the small town of Kranjska Gora which is on the Sava Dolinka RIver in the Upper Carniola region of the country. Although not seen in this picture, the lake is ‘guarded’ by a statue of a Zlatorog (golden horn), the legendary chamois of Mount Triglav. [Source]
For those curious, the surrounding peaks are the Julian Alps, a mountain range of the Southern Limestone Alps that stretches from northeastern Italy to Slovenia, where they rise to 2,864 m at Mount Triglav, the highest peak in Slovenia and former Yugoslavia.
The Alps are the highest and most extensive mountain range system that lies entirely in Europe, stretching approximately 1,200 kilometres (750 mi) across eight Alpine countries: Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Slovenia, and Switzerland.
You can find the entire series, Alp Impressions X, on Behance. For more from Furlan check out his work at the links below.
It can be hard to get motivated or get out of bed when the day is nothing but gray. Somewhere, there’s a whole world of color, and we’re here to share it with you. If you can’t make it to these incredible, rainbow-hued locations, you can travel vicariously through this collection of stunning photos. They might make your day a little more colorful.
Mendenhall Glacier, Juneau, Alaska
Luoping County, China
Moraine Lake, Alberta, Canada
Grand Prismatic Spring, Wyoming, USA
Tulip fields in the Netherlands
Red Sea Beach, China
Lake Hillier, Australia
Valley of Flowers National Park, India
Lavender fields in France
Hitsujiyama Park, Japan
Five-Flower Lake, Jiuzhaigou, Sichuan, China
If you’re trapped inside, or if it’s a dreary overcast day, these images will remind you that there’s a bright and beautiful world out there. You just have to be ready to explore it when you have the time.
Read more: http://viralnova.com/soak-up-some-color/
Photographer Enrique Pacheco travelled through Croatia and Slovenia this past Autumn, capturing thousands of stunning photos of each country’s breathtaking natural beauty.
He compiled the photos into the timelapse above in what he called, The Harmony of Fall. Full-screen, HD and enjoy
Mesmerizing drone footage by Tim Whittaker shows hundreds of sheep being herded across the breathtaking grasslands of New Zealand
WORKING THE LAND
A beautiful Autumn morning is captured in this breathtaking photograph by Jonathan15 on 500px. The image is sparse on details but it looks to be somewhere in Asia. I love the morning mist and yellow leaves in this tranquil capture. Camera details below:
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Focal Length: 35mm
Shutter Speed: 1/20 s