Spectacular Winning Photos Of WildArt POTY ABSTRACTS Competition

WildArt Photographer of the Year is a new wildlife photography competition with a difference. ABSTRACTS is the sixth of the ten WildArt categories and accepted entries during June.

ABSTRACTS attracted some amazing images from all around the world. The top 100 shortlist was full of outstanding photographs, demonstrating a multitude of artistic techniques. The standard of these images was incredible and gave Victoria and her judging team a tricky choice to select the winners displayed here.

ABSTRACTS GOLD AWARD WINNER – Rachel Piper, United Kingdom

Image Title: Hidden Beauty
Subject: Spider’s Web

I took this photograph in an empty field one September morning, when the sun was still low in the sky; I was surrounded by spiders’ webs, which had been weaved on plants, and I became mesmerised by the beauty of the light falling on them. In order to capture the colourful spectrums, I selected the shallowest depth of field and chose my angle with care.

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ABSTRACTS SILVER AWARD WINNER – Steve Palmer, United Kingdom

Image Title: Organic Manic.
Subject: Various Plants

This was shot at Kew Gardens Waterlily House, standing outside and shooting through the glass. The combination of the plants, condensation, and marks all over the glass made for some very interesting abstract patterns and textures. This image was one of a series that I shot on one of the hottest days of the year and the reason I stayed outside the very hot Waterlily House!

ABSTRACTS BRONZE AWARD WINNER – Trai Andersen, United Kingdom

Image Title: Dreaming of Cheetah
Subject: Cheetah Acinonyx jubatus

I’ve always been interested in less literal representations of wildlife and became fascinated with how closely intentional camera motion can produce dreamlike results that mirror the way my mind recalls each day’s wildlife encounters as I fall sleep. Sometimes I have to use quite a complex fusion of extended shutter speeds, intentional camera motion, lens manipulation and stacked images to gain the results I want, but this image was relatively simple to achieve. I needed a slower shutter speed than usual and a steady panning technique to keep pace with the cheetah. It does take a bit of experience and practice to get these shots as I want them, but it’s always fun giving it a go. Of course it can be hit and miss, but sometimes the final images are entirely unexpected and more beautiful for it! The trick with shots like this is simplicity: to retain the essence of the cheetah while stripping away unnecessary and distracting detail. The pared down colour palette helps the process too. She is simply reduced to a collection of dark spots bounding her way through a haze of light stripes…but also so much more!

ABSTRACTS – WILD PLANET PHOTO MAGAZINE – EDITOR’S CHOICE – Jiří Hřebíček, Czech Republic

Image Title: The Dance
Subject: Red-crowned Crane Grus japonensis

It was getting dark on feeding ground for Red-crowned Cranes in Hokkaido, Japan, and the sun was already below the horizon. There was less and less light, and the sky displayed amazing pastel dark blue and pink colours. I decided to experiment with longer shutter speeds in order to capture the dynamic motion of the birds’ typical dance and to create a painting-like photo. It always fascinates me that the camera can capture something that remains hidden to a human eye.

ABSTRACTS – HIGHLY COMMENDED – TOPAZ LABS AWARD WINNER – WILDART PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR FOUNDER’S CHOICE – Barbara White, United States of America

Image Title: Satisfied Salsify
Subject: Salsify Tragopogon porrifolius

It was just a simple shot – I’m almost embarrassed to talk about it. My husband and I were on a “social distancing” road trip in Northern California. We would get sandwiches in the morning and find a deserted road on which to park and eat our lunch. I brought along a little camp stool and while sitting there eating, I was also staring around at the plants that were nearby and photographing them with my macro lens, just to entertain myself. On one of the lunches, there was this nice salsify.

ABSTRACTS – COTTON CARRIER AWARD WINNER – Lynn Fergusson, Canada. Prize: Cotton Carrier camera harness.

Image Title: Standing alone
Subject: Tree (species unknown)

The picture was taken in Eastern Passage Nova Scotia, Canada last October. The trail skirted the ocean, at the beginning of the trail was a sandy beach and at the other end a rocky shoreline. Towards the end of the trail, I noticed this tree standing tall and alone in the rocks on the ocean side of the trail. It grabbed my attention as I was amazed that it could still be growing in the sea of rocks that it was surrounded by and the salty winds blowing off the ocean. This tree was defying all odds and surviving in harsh conditions. I decided to try the Intentional camera movement technique to capture a more whimsical portrait of the tree. In this shot the tree seems to have a life of its own with the trunk of the tree resembling a face and several people commented that it seemed to symbolize the strength and resilience as well as the struggles that many have faced in the various waves of the Covid-19 virus that the world has been wrestling with.

ABSTRACTS – HIGHLY COMMENDED – Csaba Daróczi

Image Title: Bacteria Cocktail.
Subject: Bacteria

On a warm summer’s day, I was in the field after rain. Water accumulated in a recess, and under the influence of the heat, interesting chemical and biological processes began in it. Fantastic colours and shapes were formed. Unfortunately, I didn’t have the right lens, but I decided to go back the next day, but unfortunately, during the night, all the formations disappeared.

ABSTRACTS – HIGHLY COMMENDED – Csaba Daróczi

Image Title: White Forest.
Subject: Birch Trees

The picture has no special story. I was driving home along the road and I saw this forest. It looked good from the car, so I stopped by for a few minutes next to it. I took a few photos of it, but it was at its best when the clouds briefly obscured the sun.

ABSTRACTS – HIGHLY COMMENDED – Brian Hammond, United Kingdom

Image Title: Midge Trails
Subject: Midges

I wanted to capture the evening swarming midges along the RSPB Leighton Moss causeway and experimented with a range of methods to do so. This image was taken by pre-setting and locking the focus plane while trying to maintain this distance with a section of the swarm. A slow shutter speed was used to capture their flight path, and a telephoto lens with extension tubes helped to limit the depth of focus, producing a suitable midge size and allowing the selection of an area with a high concentration of individuals.

ABSTRACTS – HIGHLY COMMENDED – Jiří Hřebíček, Czech Republic

Image Title: Snow Geese
Subject: Snow Goose Anser caerulescens

I was observing a huge flock of snow geese in Bosque Del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, New Mexico, and I hoped to witness the impressive blast off of the entire flock. Unfortunately, geese decided to leave the pond in smaller flocks one by one. But this at least helped me to visualize flying birds against the mountains in the background with birds still sitting on the water’s surface which looks a bit like sea waves.

ABSTRACTS – HIGHLY COMMENDED – Andrew McLachlan, Canada

Image Title: Green Darner
Subject: Common Green Darner Anax junius

In the early summer of 2019, I came upon a Common Green Darner Dragonfly emerging from the larval stage. This allowed an opportunity to photograph multiple compositions as well as various abstract imagery. By keeping the camera parallel to the subject, I was able to maintain sharpness throughout the details.

ABSTRACTS – HIGHLY COMMENDED – Alain Poirot, France

Image Title: Springtime Cherry
Subject: Cherry Prunus sp.

A Cherry Tree in spring blossom taken using the intentional camera movement technique (ICM) in order to create the effect of a painting. I like the impressionistic feel of the image. Taken in Provence, France.

ABSTRACTS – HIGHLY COMMENDED – István Tamás Vida, Hungary

Image Title: Frogs
Subject: Common Toad Bufo bufo

There is a very nice pond in the cemetery of Debrecen, Hungary. It is a breeding pond for Common Toads. During the breeding season, thousands of eggs are laid in gelatinous strings which hatch into tadpoles. The scene was spectacular in the shallow water. I chose a 180 mm macro lens and I took the picture early in the morning to avoid any reflection on the surface of the water.

ABSTRACTS – WILDART YOUNG CATEGORY WINNER – D’Artagnan Sprengel, New Zealand

Image Title: Backlit Lines.
Subject: New Zealand Flax Phormium tenax.

I stepped outside into the garden as I noticed the late afternoon sun was nicely backlighting the leaves of the flax. I chose to take the photo in portrait orientation as I knew it would work better with the long, tall leaves. I decided on a shallow enough depth of field to create a sort of soft, dreamy background but still showing the outline of the other leaves.

SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/08/spectacular-winning-photos-of-wildart-poty-abstracts-competition/

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Modern Logos in Chromatic Style by Martin Naumann

Designer Martin Naumann imagined what the logos of world-famous brands would look like in a futuristic-neon style. Martin Naumann is a multidisciplinary artist, and graphic designer, currently based in Dessau, Germany.

“Since 2015 I am creating designs and artworks for numerous clients and brands around the globe. When I started with graphic design, I worked mainly in the music industry, doing logos and album covers for various artists and labels. Currently, I am working on a wider spectrum of services, such as branding, packaging design, or custom illustrations.

My artistic style is often described as bold, colorful, and vibrant – abstract, but with a scientific approach. I create most of my work through generative and parametric design techniques, which means that chaos and randomness play a big role in my creative process. My goal is to create visual experiences, nobody has seen before,” he wrote.

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/09/modern-logos-in-chromatic-style-by-martin-naumann/

毛髪を分析すればその人の【食生活】や【経済状況】、さらに【美容院代】まで分かっちゃう!?

本日は最新おもしろニュース

髪の毛にはミリ単位で、あなたが何の食事をしたかという記録が残っている???

髪の毛の繊維は【アミノ酸】から作られており、食べ物に含まれるタンパク質の化学的な痕跡を保存しています。
例えば髪の毛を調べれば、あなたが菜食主義なのか肉食を好むのかを判断することができます。

なぜ判断できるのかというと、髪の毛の原料であるアミノ酸には窒素や炭素そして酸素などが含まれており、食べ物が体内でアミノ酸に分解される際、炭素や窒素の同位体は髪の毛を含めて体中に浸透するのでこの同位体比率から様々な情報が読み取れるからです。

例えば水も地域によって含まれる酸素同位体の比率が異なっています。
研究チームは髪の毛に含まれる水由来の同位体の比率からその人がどこを旅行したかを追跡できるという研究結果も発表しました。


続きをみる

SOURCE: https://note.com/team_building/n/ne5e0bf97bd9b

Artist Rogan Hutton Combines Famous Brand Logos for Fun

Rogan Hutton aka roboteatspopcorn is a Graphic, Web Designer, Illustrator and NBA enthusiast from Perth, Australia. In this series he combined the logos of famous companies from different businesses.

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/09/artist-rogan-hutton-combines-famous-brand-logos-for-fun/

見えない敵と戦い続ける猫。さて何と戦っているのでしょうか?

見えない敵と戦い続ける猫、勝負の行方は?
 そいつはある日突然やってきた。音がするのにその姿は見えない。だが感じる!体に、顔面に、これまで感じたことのない圧力を感じる。

 こいつを倒すことは可能なのか?とりあえず戦ってみるまでだ。

 猫は長い間そいつと真っ向勝負を繰り広げたのである。さて、猫が戦っていたものは何かわかるかな? 続きを読む

SOURCE: https://karapaia.com/archives/52304574.html

Our Dystopian Future in Dark Cyberpunk Artworks of Nagafujiriku

In his dystopian 3D works, the Japanese artist Nagafujiriku shows an utopian future under the rule of giant corporations.

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/09/our-dystopian-future-in-dark-cyberpunk-artworks-of-nagafujiriku/

Artist Alexander Orlov Reimagined Famous Brand Logos in a New Futuristic Way

What the future brand logos could look like. Thoughts?

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/09/artist-alexander-orlov-reimagined-famous-brand-logos-in-a-new-futuristic-way/

未知と遭遇する日は近いのかも。生命の誕生に欠かせない有機分子を銀河の原始惑星系円盤で発見

銀河系で生命の誕生に欠かせない有機分子を発見
 原始惑星系円盤が生み出すガスや塵から放たれた光の”指紋”を調べたところ、生命に欠かせない大きな有機分子が豊富にあることが明らかになった。

 この発見は、地球で生命を誕生させた化学的な基礎が、銀河のいたるところにある可能性を示唆しているそうだ。 続きを読む

SOURCE: https://karapaia.com/archives/52306101.html

“Before I Forget”: The Colossal Pop Culture Artifacts From the Future Past by Ruben Kos

Rbnks is the motion graphics & animation studio of Ruben Kos, based in the centre of Utrecht.

“At Rbnks we are always looking for creative solutions that leave a big impression. Our small club of designers and animators tell little stories through design and motion that will inspire your brands. We are specialized in creating awesome explainer videos and motion graphics to clarify, explain or promote your product or company. With our knowledge in 2D and 3D motion we create anything that match your thoughts and ideas.”

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/09/before-i-forget-the-colossal-pop-culture-artifacts-from-the-future-past-by-ruben-kos/

アライグマがゴミ箱を漁ってる!思わず声をかけた撮影者さんに起こったハプニングとは

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 ニンゲンの捨てる生ゴミのなかには、動物たちにとっては魅力的な美味しい食べ物が混ざっていることも多いんだろう。日本でも毎朝ゴミ収集車が来る前に、カラスと格闘している住人さんたちも多いよね。

 今回ご紹介する動画では、ゴミ箱を漁るアライグマに近づいて行った撮影者さんが、ビックリさせられちゃうシーンが写っているんだ。ぜひ最後まで動画を見てみてね! 続きを読む

SOURCE: https://karapaia.com/archives/52306143.html

ダム湖に沈んでいた知られざる古代ローマ都市が出現

ダム湖の水位が下がり古代ローマ都市が出現
Photo by:Zeynel Cebeci / WIKI commons
 トルコ中南部の都市、アダナ(別名セイハン)にあるセイハンダム湖の水位が干ばつで下がり、ローマ帝国の第2代皇帝ティベリウスが作った古代都市がその姿を現わした。

 この古代ローマ都市の起源は紀元前58年にさかのぼり、紀元29年まで繁栄した。その後あまり人が住んでいなかったせいで、1955年9月19日にセイハンダム湖が氾濫するまで、この周辺はまるで手つかずのままだった。

 今日、アダナの住民を含め、この古代都市の存在を知らない者も多い。 続きを読む

SOURCE: https://karapaia.com/archives/52306042.html