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Autumn On Utah’s Colorado Plateau

Aspen grove on Boulder Mountain, Dixie National Forest, Utah. Canon EOS 5D Mark III, Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L USM, Gitzo Mountaineer tripod, Acratech Ultimate Ballhead. While most of us think of the northern woods of Vermont and New Hampshire, the southern forests of the Great Smoky Mountains, or perhaps the aspen-covered …

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Photo Of The Day By Andrew Rousey

Photo By Andrew Rousey Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Sunrise Grand Canyon” by Andrew Rousey. Location: Arizona. Camera: Fujifilm X-T2. Photo of the Day is chosen from various OP galleries, including Assignments, Galleries and the OP Contests. Assignments have weekly winners that are featured on the OP website homepage, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. To get your photos …

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5 Pro Guides For Black & White Landscape Photography

While some photographers tend to experiment with black-and-white on their computer as more of an afterthought after they’ve shot their images in color, more successful results can be achieved when a thoughtful process begins in the field. Here, five photographers share what they’ve learned during their monochrome journeys. 1. Monochrome …

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Fascinating Bidding Process Behind $450 Million Auction of Leonardo da Vinci’s ‘Salvator Mundi’

On November 16, 2017, Christie’s held an auction for a gorgeous Leonardo da Vinci painting entitled “Salvator Mundi“. This “male Mona Lisa” is believed to be the “last da Vinci” available. After 19 minutes of bidding, the painting fetched over $450 million, the largest amount ever to have been paid …

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A Cheeky Emu Insists Upon Helping His Humans Remove Groceries From the Car

After his humans returned home from grocery shopping, a rather cheeky emu named Eemie (aka Gollop) in Adelaide, South Australia, ran right over and insisted upon helping them remove the items from the back seat of the car. Eemie took great care with his job, carefully selecting one item at …

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A Classical Guitar Cover of the Evil Morty Theme Song From Rick and Morty

Musician Nathan Mills of Beyond The Guitar got into the Rick and Morty spirit by performing a classical guitar cover of the Evil Morty song, “For the Damaged Coda” by Blonde Redhead. Here is the original song. A Heavy Metal Version of the Rick and Morty Theme Song A Pleasing …

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Square Vinyl Album Cover Prints Featuring Pictogram Illustrations of Popular Song Titles

Stockholm graphic designer Viktor Hertz has created a series of square vinyl album cover prints that feature wonderful minimalistic pictogram illustrations of popular song titles. He is currently raising funds on Kicktarter to help with printing and shipping costs. Hertz also made a custom Spotify playlist filled with the songs …

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The Stranger Things Kids Illustrated as Adorable Toy-Like Characters

Venezuela artist ChocoToy has created a series of illustrations that imagine the awesome kids of Stranger Things as adorable toy-like characters. They are all available to view on Behance and Instagram. A post shared by Ilustracion/bags/love (@chocotoycute) on Nov 2, 2017 at 12:36pm PDT A post shared by Ilustracion/bags/love (@chocotoycute) …

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Photo Of The Day By Simmie Reagor

Photo By Simmie Reagor Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Still Waters Run Deep” by Simmie Reagor. Location: Housatonic River, New Milford, Connecticut. Photo of the Day is chosen from various OP galleries, including Assignments, Galleries and the OP Contests. Assignments have weekly winners that are featured on the OP website homepage, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. To get …

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Off-Camera Flash

Bad light produces bad photos. If your subject matter is a grand landscape, a huge building, a towering bridge or any other large item, the sun is your main light. If it’s obscured by ugly clouds, too contrasty or the wrong angle, not much can be done to improve the …