“Sunset In Adelaide”.

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Flickr user Mertie captured this remarkable shot of the evening sky over Adelaide, Australia today.
The photographer reports:
Spectacular summer evening sky in Adelaide. Adelaide had a top of 38.6 at 2pm and by 8pm it had cooled to 25.0.
That’s a high of nearly 102 Fahrenheit, to taunt all the winter-bound folks in the Northern Hemisphere.
via A Stunning Shot Of Today’s Sunset In Adelaide, Australia.

“Nomads”.

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By Jenny Zhang.
Barefoot nomads roaming the desert; tribe members laughing together, their faces covered in paint; youths on horseback galloping across Tibetan plains—these are the subjects of Still Points in a Turning World, a fascinating series by photographer Terri Gold that documents the few indigenous tribal cultures left in the world.
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The New York-based photographer travels to faraway locations like Niger, Ethiopia, China, and India to capture stunning images of tribes and their traditional rituals.
Rendered in achromatic tones with striking pops of blue, the hauntingly beautiful infrared portraits preserve the memory of clans and cultures that, although shrinking with each passing year, are still rich with unique histories and customs dating back centuries.
“Indigenous cultures that still follow their traditional way of life are rapidly disappearing,”
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Gold writes in her artist statement. “Globalization and the push of technology into once isolated areas [are] threatening to forever alter the old ways. At risk is a vast archive of knowledge and expertise.
What is the value of ancient practices? What will be discarded and what will be treasured? The timeless past will soon meet the imminent future.
What will become of us if the myriad voices of indigenous people fall silent?
“We had the chance to interview the photographer, who recently returned from a trip to Kenya and is currently in the middle of mounting an exhibition.
See more images via Interview: Stunning Infrared Portraits Document Indigenous Tribal Cultures of the World – My Modern Met

Liquid Mountains.

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My name is Dave Sandford. I have been a professional photographer for 18 years. Shooting professional sports have paid the bills, but I’ve been the most passionate about anything to do with water.
Oceans and lakes beckon me. Since I was a kid, I’ve loved to be on, in or around water. I’m fascinated by the sheer raw power and force of it, captivated by the graceful movement of a wave and mesmerized by light dancing across it.
Recently, I have felt drawn to the lakes that are virtually in the backyard of my hometown of London, Ont., Canada. Specifically, the awe-inspiring Great Lakes. Lake Erie, the 4th largest of the Great Lakes caught my attention for this photographic essay.
I chose to focus on Erie at a time of year (mid-October through December) when the Great Lakes can act more like oceans than lakes.
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With warm sunny beach days behind us, it is some of Autumn’s dark, cold and windy days that transform the Great Lakes into wickedly wild and treacherous bodies of water.
Lake Erie is 388km in length and approximately 92km across. It is also the shallowest of the Great Lakes, with an average depth of 62’ and the maximum depth of 210’.
Lake Erie’s name originates from a native tribe who called the lake “Erige” (“cat”) due to the unpredictable and at times dangerously violent nature.
Because of the shallowness of the lake, conditions can change dramatically in just a matter of minutes, with fierce waves springing up unexpectedly.
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Lake Erie’s unpredictable and violent nature has laid claim to some 1800-8000 shipwrecks dating back to the 17th century, most of which have never been found.
Read full article via Liquid Mountains: I Captured Lake Erie On The Day It Came Alive And Showed Its True Power | Bored Panda

“Aurora Borealis over Kirkjufell.”

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Photograph by Damian Black, winner
A burst of the aurora borealis over Mount Kirkjufell in Iceland. It’s a shot I’ve wanted for a long time, and after many trips I finally got it in September.
Comment by Mick Ryan, Judge.
Iceland is a hotspot for aurora photography and this composition of the symmetric, free-standing Kirkjufell and the trident waterfall is much-sought after.
If you can time your visit when the aurora “KP’ index is high and you know the settings for taking nighttime aurora images you may end up with a beautiful photograph like this.
See other images via Readers’ travel photography competition: October – the winners | Travel | The Guardian

“Island in the Sky?”

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Photograph by Shane Kalyn
“There is an ethereal, otherworldly feeling to this photograph, as this little island in the middle of Tumuch Lake in northern British Columbia appears as if it’s floating in the clouds,” says Shane Kalyn, who submitted this photo to the National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest.
The scene was amazing to witness, let alone be lucky enough to photograph—totally the right place at the right time.”
This photo and caption were submitted to the 2014 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest.
via Tumuch Lake Picture — Canada Photo — National Geographic Photo of the Day.

My Rusty Outback Ute.

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My rusty outback ute: Photo by Jacinta McLoughlan.
I have been waiting a while to do a photo like this. This is a composite image.
The ute was shot while still light at 20mm and then I did the night shot at 11mm for maximum stars.
This is the combined result, my rusty outback ute!
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Source: ABC OPEN: My rusty outback || From Project: Pic of the Week