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I like this picture for a few different reasons: it’s black and white, the calmness of it, the mystery of why this tree is in the middle of the water… to name a few.

Jason Rosewarne from Photobotos

Jason Rosewarne from Photobotos

This was taken in New Zealand

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compliments of Photobotos and March Adamus

compliments of Photobotos and March Adamus

Isn’t this amazing. It is actually a composite of 13 images (taken on the same evening). I generally like “real” – not photo shopped – images, but this one took Marc 4 days cold and late, late nights to get create this image and it is really quite beautiful, so I have to put aside my prejudice and just enjoy the artistry. It was taken in the Yukon, Canada and is the Tombstone Range. The ice formation alone is amazing but with the aurora borealis on top of it. It must have been inspiring being there.

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from photobotos

from photobotos

A warm shot for a cold day in Wisconsin. This was taken by Jacky Parker in the Iver, Buckinghamshire in the UK. I really don’t like these stinky little buggers especailly when they are crawling all over my house, but it’s cold and they’re either dead or hybernating (do lady bugs hypernate? ) and this is a beautiful shot

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Lantern Festival, Chiang Mai Thailand

Lantern Festival, Chiang Mai Thailand

Here is another Photobotos artist. This picture was taken in Thailand by Justin Ng.    In Thailand it is  the festival of Loi Krathong. I read about various meanings of this festival which is celebrated in many places but apparently the Chiang Mai festival is one the largest in Thailand. It is said that when the Khom loi – or floating decoration – is released, misfortune will fly away with the lantern. It is also thought to be a symbol of knowledge – the light guiding you on the right path. Whatever the meaning, it is quite spectacular and I’l love to see it in person.

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compliments of Photobotos and Chip Phillips

I just had to share this photograph. I think it is just gorgeous. The description didn’t say anything about doctoring the picture in any way but it’s hard to believe it wasn’t. The photographer,  Chip Phillips, said the colors come for the winter wheat coming up, the frost, the tilled soil and the angle of the early morning light – I think I believe him. Either way, it is just too lovely not to share. It was taken in Palouse, Washington, USA.

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complements of Photobotos and Dmity Sumin

I like this picture as much for the photograph itself – very haunting with the sand whipping about and no vegatation in sight – as for the story behind it. This was taken by Dmitry Sumin in Black Rock Desert, Nevada. It is a photo of the tallest, temporary wooden structure in the world. It is part of the Burning Man Festival and will be burned down after one week. What is the Burning Man Festival you ask? I have put a link to Burning Man here so you can find out more about it. I had no clue!

A Dam in Thailand that will amaze you (or is that a damned amazing photo)

dam picture

Photo by Anan Charoenkal on photobotos

Isn’t this amazing! Unfortunately, Anan doesn’t say much about this other than it is a Dam in Rayong Thailand that is used to irrigate crops in the rainy season. The two men are fisherman. I’m not sure what they are standing on or if they are actually fishing, but it is a very interesting Dam and a very interesting perspective.