Wintertime in Yosemite Looks Like the Inside of a Snow Globe

Last month, 21-year-old landscape photographer Jeff Lewis braved the bitter cold to capture these gorgeous shots of wintertime in Yosemite. As he’s still a college student studying meteorology at UCLA, he also had to put on hold a 20-page paper and studying for three final exams in order to see Yosemite like this. Running on only four hours of sleep, he and his friends shot photos at sunrise while it was -4F outside, or what felt like -18F.

With snow falling from the sky, trees covered in white powder and the lake filled with snow covered rocks, the picturesque scene gives off the feeling that you’re looking into a snow globe.

“I’ve seen a lot of stunning images of the iconic Valley View, but it wasn’t until I was shivering my butt off in realfeel -18F during blue hour in the middle of a snowstorm that I considered taking a photo of the snow falling over the valley,” he states. “It took me a few minutes to figure out how to go about this, because I couldn’t come up with any examples to follow of falling snow photographed over a grand landscape. Nevertheless, the conditions were perfect, so I decided to give it a try. This is the result. I think it’s my personal favorite image in my entire photographic career…”

“Just 15 minutes later, the storm cleared and the sky erupted. That shot (below) is ‘Gates of the Arctic’.”

Jeff Lewis on Flickr

January 15, 2017

Timeless Photos Capture the Dreamy Villages of Cinque Terre

The Cinque Terre, a string of rustic coastal villages along Italy’s Ligurian Coast has long been an inspiration for travel photographers. With plunging cliffs and dramatic vistas, the small towns are ripe for postcard perfect photography. But when Slovenian photographer Jaka Bulc traveled to the Cinque Terre, he immersed himself in a different side of the towns. The result is a set of timeless images that peel back the layers of the well-loved vacation spot.

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January 14, 2017

Portraits of Legendary Musicians Painted on Vinyl Records

For years, Arizona-based artist Daniel Edlen has created show-stopping works of vinyl art. Inventively using records as his canvas, Edlen has redefined “album art” with his painted portraits of iconic singers and beloved bands. To create each masterpiece, Edlen applies acrylic paint directly onto the record’s vinyl. Stark, black-and-white tones enable each singer’s portrait to dramatically pop from its black background, and delicate, dappled brushstrokes reminiscent of pointillism emphasize the surface’s unique contours.

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