Here's a beautiful long shutter speed image of stars....
The Geminid meteor shower is generally one of the best shows of the year, and lots of people were out with their cameras to document to event. So as you'd imagine, there are quite a few lovely images popping up and we thought we'd share some of our favorites with you.
Dean Swartz was photographing a black bear family in Minnesota when one particularly curious cub decided to check out his equipment up close. Swartz used the back-up camera slung over his shoulder to capture this image from a safe distance.
Gerard and Anne McGrath are a married couple from Dublin, Ireland that could photograph anything and make it look good. But, their pictures of seagulls are over-the-top gorgeous examples of long exposure photography. Who knew seagulls could look so elegant?
Photographer Michael Wesely plays around with extremely long exposures. In case you think we're exaggerating, it takes him two years or more to take one picture. In the wonderful world of digital photography immediate gratification, that's an awfully long time to wait for a single image to be completed, but in this case, it's worth it.
Wilson Bentley is one of the first known snowflake photographers. He was fascinated by snow from an early age and worked tirelessly to capture detailed images of each unique snow crystal. His process involved catching each snowflake on black fabric and and then using a microscope and bellows camera to photograph them.
What you see above is a human body. A naked human body, in fact. Japanese photographer Shinichi Maruyama, who has taken some curiously gorgeous shots of nothing but water, didn't use fancy tricks to get the effect you see here, but rather created a composite out of thousands of images to convey a form in motion.
Here are some fantastic landscape shots from photographer Mikko Lagerstedt. These gorgeous images are part of Lagerstedt's collection called Edge, which combine dramatic night skies and haunting landscapes all in one picture.
No, this isn't a time lapse image of one person scaling the "Ago del Torrone" in the Italian Alps. It's 28 separate climbers and it took them 5 hours to get into position for this photograph. View the gallery for some close-up shots of these intrepid folks getting ready.
Taking pictures of birds is about to get a lot easier than frantically running after them with the biggest telephoto lens you can steal: now on Kickstarter is a remote controlled bird photo booth that lets you take spectacular bird pictures without having to work for it.