Daily Timelapse: Naturelapse Volume 3 by Matt Ziniel

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Canvas Backdrops Turn Actual Trees Into 2D Artworks

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.

[Sources: Yossi Milo Gallery, Lens Culture, New York Times]

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Picture of the Day: Morning Fog in Tuscany

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Photograph by Selitbul

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]

via iStock

Read more: http://twistedsifter.com/2014/10/morning-fog-in-tuscany/

Picture of the Day: Little Lake of Reflection

LITTLE LAKE OF REFLECTION

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Photograph by Gitta Sladič

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.

Read more: http://twistedsifter.com/2014/01/little-lake-jasna-slovenia/

Exploring the Alps with Photographer Lukas Furlan (8 Photos)

Photographer Lukas Furlan recently shared a stunning series of travel photos on Behance; that he took last Summer and Autumn through various parts of the Alps.

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.

LUKAS FURLAN
Website | Facebook | Behance | 500px | Instagram

LUKAS FURLAN
Website | Facebook | Behance | 500px | Instagram

LUKAS FURLAN
Website | Facebook | Behance | 500px | Instagram

LUKAS FURLAN
Website | Facebook | Behance | 500px | Instagram

LUKAS FURLAN
Website | Facebook | Behance | 500px | Instagram

LUKAS FURLAN
Website | Facebook | Behance | 500px | Instagram

LUKAS FURLAN
Website | Facebook | Behance | 500px | Instagram

LUKAS FURLAN
Website | Facebook | Behance | 500px | Instagram

LUKAS FURLAN
Website | Facebook | Behance | 500px | Instagram

Read more: http://twistedsifter.com/2016/01/exploring-the-alps-with-photographer-lukas-furlan-8-photos/

Beat The Blahs With These Images Of The Most Colorful Places On Earth.

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. 

Namaqualand, Namibia

Namaqualand is home to many species of flowers found nowhere else in the world. For much of the year, it’s a barren, arid landscape. In spring, it bursts into color.

Pamukkale, Turkey

“Pamukkale” means “cotton castle” in Turkish, for the site’s natural white stone. It’s known for its hot springs, which have served a destination for locals and tourists for centuries. The terraces seen here are created by mineral deposits left by the hot water.

Mendenhall Glacier, Juneau, Alaska

The ice caves beneath the glacier are magical blue worlds, but you might want to hurry on this one. Due to climate change, it’s possible that icy wonders like this won’t be around for much longer. After lasting hundreds of years at 12 miles long, this glacier has shrunk by 2 miles since 1958.

Luoping County, China

In spring, this county in the eastern Yunnan province is known for its fields of blooming canola (or rapeseed) flowers. The flowers bloom in spring, and attract not only photographers, but bees as well. Luoping, as a result, is also a center for honey production.

Moraine Lake, Alberta, Canada

This glacier-fed lake in Alberta’s Banff National Park is known for its distinctive blue shade. The color is caused by the way light refracts off the mineral deposits. Combined with the sunset light on the mountains and the deep green trees, it’s a breathtaking view.

Cornwall, England

England has a reputation for being dreary, but Cornwall lights up when the poppies bloom over the Celtic Sea.

Grand Prismatic Spring, Wyoming, USA

This hot spring in Yellowstone National Park is the largest in the U.S. Its mineral-rich water is home to many different types of bacteria. Depending on the temperature of the water and the ratio of chlorophyll to carotenoids, the bacteria range from red to green. The blue at the center is the natural color of the water.

Tulip fields in the Netherlands

The Netherlands are known the world over for their tulip production. The largest tulip farms have around 7 million plants.

Red Sea Beach, China

The suaeda plants in these wetlands thrive on its highly alkaline soil, and are notable for their deep red color.

Lake Hillier, Australia

Located in the Recherche Archipelago this bright pink lake is striking. The cause of the color is still up for debate, but common theories point to the color of the bacteria living in its salty water.

Braunwald, Switzerland

You might not think dandelions are special, but when they’re carpeting the Alps, they take on a whole new beauty.

Valley of Flowers National Park, India

Besides serving as home to a huge variety of plants, the Valley of Flowers, located in West Himalaya in northern India, is also home to rare and endangered animals like the snow leopard.

Lavender fields in France

France is famous for its lavender farms, where the bright and fragrant flowers stretch out forever. Standing in one of these fields would smell amazing, but sadly we’ll have to content ourselves with the color.

Hitsujiyama Park, Japan

This park around Japan’s Mt. Fuji not only boasts flowers, but also for the striking pink and white shibazakura moss growing around the mountain’s base.

Five-Flower Lake, Jiuzhaigou, Sichuan, China

Like the other lakes on this list, Five-Flower Lake gets its distinctive color from mineral deposits and from its diverse population of wildlife. Fallen trees can be seen criss-crossing the bottom of the shallow lake as well.

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/

A Sublime Autumn Timelapse Through Croatia and Slovenia

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 :)

Read more: http://twistedsifter.com/videos/autumn-timelapse-of-croatia-and-slovenia-by-enrique-pacheco/

Drone Captures Sheep Being Herded Across the Grasslands of New Zealand from Above

Mesmerizing drone footage by Tim Whittaker shows hundreds of sheep being herded across the breathtaking grasslands of New Zealand

Read more: http://twistedsifter.com/videos/drone-captures-sheep-being-herded-from-above/

Picture of the Day: Working the Land

WORKING THE LAND

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Photograph by Jonathan15 on 500px

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
Aperture: f/4
ISO/Film: 400

Read more: http://twistedsifter.com/2014/05/working-the-land/