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My Favorite Photos Posted in April by Five Great Photographers

Robert Dimuro

Posted on April 29, 2018 08:42

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Below are five images that master several elements of great photography, such as light, color, composition, detail, emotion, and story.

Chris Burkard

This is a beautiful shot of the ridges formed in the landscape at Factory Butte in Utah. I happen to love landscapes that have sharp and creative patterns as they provide photographers with lines and shapes that direct the eye in all different directions. They can also provide great contrast in brightness between sunlit and shaded areas, adding depth to the scene. The finishing touch is the scaling that is achieved by capturing three people hiking along a massive ridge in the foreground. This is definitely a place I need to visit.    

Renan Ozturk

The first word that comes to mind when I look at this photo is "cold". This woman is a 50-year-old mother of two on an expedition to the North Pole. The detail in this shot is incredible, from her frosted eyelashes to the frozen tear below her left eye. Any photographer will tell you that it is very often better to get up close to your subject as it minimizes distractions in the background and directs the viewer's attention right where you want it to be. In this image, you can't help but stare directly into her eyes and see her determination. 

Chip Phillips

At first glance, I thought the strange halo around the sun was an after effect. It's actually a rare, naturally occurring phenomenon known as a parhelic circle, creating an amazing display of light. This image demonstrates that the art of photography can be employed not only to represent aesthetic beauty, but also to inform us about the natural world. In my opinion, the best photos aren't just pictures. The best photos tell us something - whether it be scientific, a snapshot into people's lives, the good and evil present in the world, or even what we should and shouldn't value in a practical or moral sense.   

Paul Nicklen

It's hard to think of a larger group of animals in one location than a colony of penguins in Antarctica - and it's hard to think of a better photographer to capture it than Paul Nicklen. What I love about this image is that you get a sense of how chaotic it can be for any one penguin to live in a sea of penguins, yet they all need to huddle around each other to stay warm enough to survive. In this image, an adult king penguin returning from the sea has the nearly impossible task of locating his/her baby chick so it can eat.

Jordan Hammond

When I saw this shot of the Colosseum in The Eternal City, it immediately grabbed my attention. While there are many thousands of pictures of the Colosseum, this is a remarkably original perspective of it that I haven't seen before. It feels as though there are gladiatorial combats waiting to happen. It's amazing how the Colosseum is still intact nearly 2000 years after its completion. Looking at this image is like looking directly into the ancient past.

Robert Dimuro

Posted on April 29, 2018 08:42

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