From soaring man-made monuments to jaw-dropping natural landforms, the U.S. has a wealth of beautiful landmarks. [Continue reading...]
The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go and Gokayama are traditional Japanese settlements.The houses in the villages in the valley are unique to Japan. They are very big, and have thick thatched roofs that come down steeply. This way the snow can slide off the roofs. There is also enough space under the roofs to store supplies for long winters. The inhabitants of these villages used to earn their money in the silk-industry. They lived a very secluded life.In Japanese, the houses are called Gassho-zukuri. Gassho means praying hands, suggesting the form of hands raised in prayer to the buddha. Here it refers to the triangular shape of the roof.
It’s a place you must go before you die. During different seasons you would see very different scenes. Also, you would be amazed by the wisdom of people who designed this great architect which harmonized with the nature.
As winter approaches in the northern hemisphere and the nights draw in, our thoughts turn to the beauty of ice and snow. Winter photography, especially in the colder parts of the world, is a specialized niche. Photographers have to take care of their cameras and they often venture into remote wilderness searching for the perfect […][Continue reading...]
Reflections can be annoying. They can get in the way of what you want to make pictures of. This usually happens with windows, where light bouncing off the glass can obscure your subject. These can be hazy reflections that make everything soft or overpoweringly bright ones that wipe out your subject altogether. But sometimes reflection […][Continue reading...]
Regardless if you live on the side of the globe that never gets to see the snow, or are one of those who know it quite well – admit it, it does give you some amazing photographing material. For me, a combination of nature and technology has always been something special. This time I want […][Continue reading...]
Early American wilderness photographers were snapping gorgeous vignettes of mountain peaks and sunrises before Instagram’s “1977″ filter was even a thing. But, aside from their timeless appeal, the true value of these nineteenth-century photographs is derived from their role in the American conservation movement. Since the 1860s, photography has played an important but little-known part […][Continue reading...]
We all know, Siberia is extreme cold. These temperatures are so low that Lake Baikal, situated in eastern Siberia and representing the oldest freshwater lake on Earth, and one of the largest and deepest, containing around one-fifth of the world’s freshwater, freezes over. We will now take a look at Baikal during the bitter winter […][Continue reading...]
There is something magical about the season of mists and mellow fruitfulness. For me, autumn represents a period of change when nature girds its loins for the long and slow descent into winter. Just occasionally we’re graced with an Indian summer. The extra boost of warmth on our faces this late sun provides give us […][Continue reading...]
“A tree is a wonderful living organism which gives shelter, food, warmth and protection to all living things. It even gives shade to those who wield an axe to cut it down” – Buddha. There are probably hundreds of majestic and magnificent trees in the world – of these, some are particularly special:[Continue reading...]
Topiary gardens are where lush greenery combines with structure and form for a magical result. Check out these amazing gardens, open to the public.[Continue reading...]