Kevin McNeal is one of North America’s top landscape photographers. Some photographers have a style that defines them, and Kevin is one such image maker. Colorful background skies, and deep, rich, yet detail filled foregrounds are his signature. The amazing picture below meets and exceeds those ideals.
I know very little about Klaus Adebahr, but this beautiful, quaint European town in winter and at twilight, is breathtaking. It also has a very Christmas feel, making it ever so appropriate this time of year.
Charles Glatzer is one of the world’s premier wildlife photographers, but I have never before seen an image like this from him. It should not be surprising that he would excel at making an photo of a penguin swimming amidst the waves. Charles keeps creating new images at the highest level.
Rising star Vallerie Millett has captured a delicate yet powerful interpretation of one of my favorite places to create pictures, White Sands New Mexico. This beautiful late day picture defies description.
I have mixed feelings about artsy motion blurred pictures of wildlife. Sometimes they are just okay, sometimes they don’t work at all, and sometimes they are (in my opinion) art. For me, this is one of those latter times. Israeli wildlife photographer Yossi Eshbol is probably best known for his tack sharp action shots of wild animals, but this blurred shot of cranes is perfect. The definable but blurred images of cranes in the foreground, combined with the completely blurred background birds, and just a few airborne critters, is both surreal and accurate at the same time.
Our final image comes from my Flickr group, Earth Images. Italian photographer Vittorio Ricci is a regular contributor, and for that I am glad. Sunrise/sunset aerial perspective shots in the mountains are among my favorite naturescapes. This image is as perfect as it gets. Each layer retains an increasing amount of detail until finally darkness creeps in. Count the distinct layers. I count somewhere around 15. I am guessing that a graduated neutral density filter was used at the very top. Amazing!
God Bless, Wayne