Japan’s Astounding Ashikaga Park

June 9, 2012

Ashikaga Park Photograph

Located 50 miles north of Tokyo, Ashikaga’s Flower Park contains the country’s largest and oldest Wisteria.

The Luminous World Of Light Painting

June 4, 2012

Light Painting

With roots tracing back to 1914, light painting is a photographic technique that involves creating exposures via moving a hand-held light source inside or outside the frame. Featured in art photographer Man Ray’s 1935 “Space Writing” series, the novel art form’s first known users were Frank Gilberth and his wife.

The Luminous World Of Light Painting

While the light can be used to illuminate parts of an existing subject, it can also be used to create its own subject and by extension “paint” an original picture. However, it should be noted that even though the camera may be taken off the tripod and moved around very fast to capture the strokes made by the lights, this type of painting requires the use of a slow shutter speed.

Light Art

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A Sunset In St. Ives

May 30, 2012

Sunset In St. Ives Photograph

The sleepy seaside town of St. Ives, England offers world weary travelers an escape from the hustle and bustle of city life as well as stunning and serene sunsets.

Japan’s Scenic Hitachi Seaside Park

May 28, 2012

Japan Hitachi Seaside Park Photograph

Filled with woods, gardens, a mini amusement area and cycling courses sprinkled throughout the park, Hitachi Seaside Park is a must-see for anyone venturing to Japan.

The Amazing World Of Sand Art

May 19, 2012

Amazing Sand Art

If you think that building a bucket-shaped sandcastle adorned with sea shells is an artistic feat, you should take a look at the works of actual sand artists.

Sand brushing, sculpting, painting and bottling all fall under the umbrella term of sand art – the practice of modeling sand into an artistic form. Just like your own backyard sand castle endeavors, these works of art only require the simple materials of water and sand. But in contrast to what many of us make on the beach, these sculptures are intricate designs that take into account sand texture and the exact amount of water necessary to create sustainable and stunning sculptures.

Sand Art

While some sand art “purists” use only their hands, shovels and buckets serve as the main construction tools used in the creation of sand castles and sand sculptures. Artists can bring the primary mixing ingredient, saltwater, to the building site with a bucket or other container. In some occasions, artists use other materials like wood pieces to reinforce their structures.

Sand Art Photograph

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The Pristine Piuva Tree Of Brazil

May 18, 2012

The absolutely stunning Piuva Tree of Brazil:

Piuva Tree Photograph

As if Brazil didn’t already have a lot to offer, how about adding a stunning purple tree to the mix?