Entries in category: Nature

Rosanna Castrini – International Garden Photographer of the Year 2013

Rosanna Castrini, My Garden Prairie, Bricherasio, Piedmont, ItalyRosanna Castrini (Winner in „The Beauty of Plants”) about her photo:
„A corner of sublime ‚prairie’ in my garden, inspired by contemporary horticultural theories and the practice of ‚prairie-planting’ gardens. At the beginning of 2013 I decided to redmake a narrow flowerbed next to the house, sowing the plants required. I like informal, flowing effects and I chose fast-growing plants: Ammi majus, Hordeum jubatum, and Echinacea purpurea ‚Magnus’. Then I documented with photography the evolution of this flowerbed. I was inspired by the soft flow of energy offered by Hordeum jubatum.”

 

 

Judge about photo:

„We all love single plant portraits – but it is much more difficult to make a successful picture of many plants together in association. To me, this picture is as close to perfection as you can get.
I love the contrasting shapes and textures of the three types of flower. All the plants are in perfect condition. The photographer has recognised a very skilful piece of planting and has made a straightforward rendering of it, in lovely light and with no tricks.”
Andrew Lawson

AMERICA LATINA, 1960-2013

Marcelo Montecino, Chile, Managua, 1979From November 19, 2013 to April 6, 2014, the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain will present América Latina 1960-2013, coproduced with the Museo Amparo in Puebla (Mexico). The exhibition will offer a new perspective on Latin American photography from 1960 to today, focusing on the relationship between text and the photographic image.

Bringing together more than seventy artists from eleven different countries, it reveals the great diversity of photographic practices by presenting the work of documentary photographers as well as that of contemporary artists who appropriate the medium in different ways.
This unique presentation will provide the visitor with the opportunity to delve into the history of the region and to rediscover the works of major artists rarely exhibited in Europe.

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Landscape Photography

Landscape Photography Workshop„The Landscape Photography Workshop” by Ross Hoddinott & Mark Bauer is a great book guide for artist and amatours of photography. Ross Hoddinott is an award-winning, professional outdoor photographer and writer. Based in the southwest of England, Ross is one of the countrys leading natural history and landscape photographers. His intimate, striking imagery is widely published, and he will be familiar to readers of many photographic and wildlife publications, including Outdoor Photography, Digital SLR Photography and BBC Wildlife. Ross has authored or co-authored five other books on photographic technique, including Digital Exposure Handbook, The Wildlife Photography Workshop and Digital Macro Photography. Mark Bauer is a professional landscape photographer specializing in atmospheric images of Dorset and the New Forest. He is a regular contributor to the UK photographic press with his dramatic images appearing in numerous national and county publications, in particular Digital SLR Photography magazine, on book covers, cards and calendars. Marks first book, Romantic Dorset was published in April 2008. Together, they run Dawn 2 Dusk Photography offering a range of landscape photography workshops in south-west England. They work in partnership to offer friendly, practical advice and on-hand experience.

Octavio Aburto – Fish Tornado

Octavio Aburto 1Octavio Aburto is professional photographer associated at the International League of Conservation Photographers, a Research Scientist at Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO), and the 2010 recipient of the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Kathryn Fuller Science for Nature Fund Fellowship. Octavio has photographed marine ecosystems in Mexican coastal waters since 1994. His photographs have been used to illustrate outreach publications about the conservation of marine habitats, Marine Protected Areas, and commercially important species and their fisheries.

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Reindeers

ReindeersEve Grayson, a Reindeer herder of the Cairgorm Reindeer Herd, feeds the deer on December 23, 2013 in Aviemore, Scotland. Reindeer were introduced to Scotland in 1952 by Swedish Sami Reindeer herder, Mikel Utsi. Starting with just a few reindeer, the herd has now grown in numbers over the years and is currently at about 130 by controlling the breeding. ( Photo by Jeff J. Mitchell)

„The International Garden Photographer of the Year”

International Garden Photographer of the Year My new-old book. With beautiful photos and many practical infos. The International Garden Photographer of the Year competition was established in 2008, and is the world’s premier competition specialising in garden, plant, flower and botanical photography. This book brings together the very best images from the first five years of the competition in one beautiful volume. Garden photography is a hugely diverse photographic subject, combining artistic interpretation with the wonders of the natural environment around us. For some it’s about a love of the beauty of plants; for others it’s an opportunity to express an appreciation of the wider natural landscape and its inherently fragile nature. Ultimately, it’s about a love of the diversity of the natural world and its ability to continually surprise, inspire and delight. From an exquisitely detailed close-up of a delicate flower to sweeping, panoramic garden vistas, this book showcases the talents of some of the world’s best garden photographers, both professional and amateur. Key points: a celebration of five years of International Garden Photographer of the Year – the world’s premier photographic competition specialising in garden, plant, flower and botanical photography; includes more than 250 images from some of the world’s best garden photographers, both professional and amateur; will appeal to both gardeners and photographers – every photograph is captioned by the photographer’s account of the inspiration behind the image, and includes details of equipment and techniques used; produced in association with the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew in London.


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