Rays of Light (16 photos)

As the sun’s rays pour through brightly colored trees, the forest turns into a magical place. Only nature could create scenes as beautiful as this… It’s almost unbelievable that self-taught photographer Lars van de Goor didn’t use Photoshop to digitally enhance these images. “All the sun-rays in my images are real,” he says. “My composition are 99% genuine, the only editing I do is coloring and getting rid of garbage, lanterns, things like that. “What happens a lot is people do not believe the rays of sunlight or endless tree lined roads are real, but they are! The most hilarious comment was from a very technical photographer who criticized an image of mine which has a natural reflection in it. He said that I knew nothing about creating reflections, didn't they teach you that at school?”

Lars van de Goor



January 16, 2017

Lifelike Paper Birds Adorn Oversized Stamps of Countries Around the World

Using simple, everyday materials, artist Diana Beltran Herrera crafts creatures that are full of life. She transforms paper, wire, and wood into realistic birds whose detailing is nothing short of incredible. The meticulous paper art features individually cut and scored feathers—mimicking the real thing—that are layered into majestic plumage. Through these rigid and repetitive structures, Herrera still manages to capture the feeling that they could go into flight at any moment.

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January 15, 2017

Storybook Landscape Photos Celebrate the Enchanting Beauty of Iceland

The model-photographer duo Victoria Yore and Terrence Drysdale are always on the move. Together, they’re known for their Follow Me Away project and recently enchanted us with their fairy tale images of Oregon. In the short time since, Yore and Drysdale packed their bags for Iceland to explore what the picturesque country had to offer. Like other Follow Me Away series, every photograph is simultaneously stunning and mystifying. The grandiose settings will take your breath away.

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