Photography Deluxe : 25 Precious Photographs from the Web

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This guest post was submitted by Martin Gommel from the German Blog KWERFELDEIN (flickr).

With these 25 unusual, inspiring and fresh photographs I would like to encourage you again to get out with your digital camera and experiment with your photography. In those times when you have little or no motivation, powerful images can trigger a desire to improve your photography – that’s what this post is all about!

Last week I took out some extra time to find really untypical and special photographs. And I encourage you to sit down, drink some tea and let those photographs find their way to you heart.

Photography Deluxe : 25 most precious photographs from the web
1. in the field – hkvam

Photography Deluxe : 25 most precious photographs from the web
2. 10 Knots – Garry’

Photography Deluxe : 25 most precious photographs from the web
3. Edge of the Earth – zackschnepf

Photography Deluxe : 25 most precious photographs from the web
4. light test – ian niles galbraith

Photography Deluxe : 25 most precious photographs from the web
5. hope – von Ragesh Vasudevan

Photography Deluxe : 25 most precious photographs from the web6. A GOAT-View – Bēn

Photography Deluxe : 25 most precious photographs from the web
7. the gift of the moose – Steve took it

Photography Deluxe : 25 most precious photographs from the web
8. rk – marekogien

Photography Deluxe : 25 most precious photographs from the web
9. I want to be where the sun – von neloqua

Photography Deluxe : 25 most precious photographs from the web
10. Falling from the Sky – chrisb78

Photography Deluxe : 25 most precious photographs from the web
11. Tulip Festival – rasone

Photography Deluxe : 25 most precious photographs from the web
12. Each war is different … – kevindooley

Photography Deluxe : 25 most precious photographs from the web
13. … – Edyta.

Photography Deluxe : 25 most precious photographs from the web
14. Under the Erasmus Bridge – Joep R.

Fotografie Deluxe : 25 delikate Fotos und Bilder
15. Aliens Entered … – konderminator

Photography Deluxe : 25 most precious photographs from the web

16. Flippers Final – Kellen!

Photography Deluxe : 25 most precious photographs from the web
17. Twelve Apostles Panorama – Simon Waterhouse

Photography Deluxe : 25 most precious photographs from the web
18. The Science Of Speed – drew + wilson + photography

Photography Deluxe : 25 most precious photographs from the web
19. Endure – Tree_Elf_

Photography Deluxe : 25 most precious photographs from the web
20. Yodell …. – bocavermelha-l.b.

Photography Deluxe : 25 most precious photographs from the web
21. Top of the world – infracolor

Photography Deluxe : 25 most precious photographs from the web
22.tiavir

Photography Deluxe : 25 most precious photographs from the web
23. Sports school – nataliebehring.com

Photography Deluxe : 25 most precious photographs from the web
24. Hey Tina ! .. – konderminator

Fotografie Deluxe : 25 delikate Fotos und Bilder
25. sunset road – hkvam

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  • Very Nice set! inspiring, thanks for sharing =)

  • wonderful photos!!

  • I did like number 5 and I think that number 14 would be great it it wouldn’t have been enhanced with DRI.

  • I LOVE light test and Hey Tina!. They’re just so brilliantly captured and the others are just such great shots too. Would love to capture something like that too one day. Thanks for the great post!

    Raymond Chan

  • Phil

    What a collection. Just makes me want to take off work and work with my camera. Love them all. ‘Hey, Tina’ is really a fun shot. I, also, love ‘Light Test’, which could be an album cover. All of them are wonderful.

  • AC

    They are all so good! My vote goes to 10 Knots

  • Not bad, not bad at all. Especially the baseball one.

    –Klaidas
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/klaidas/

  • Wow, where do you gotta live to get shots like these?

  • xlt

    nice

  • KD

    #23 – look at the kid on the right. That’s unreal! I didn’t know kids that young could (or should) have that kind of muscle definition

  • The second picture with guy on the cliff and the mountain in the distance is amazing.

  • Thanks so much for featuring me in this!

  • I really like the colors and lines in Tulip Festival

  • wow…..stunning.especially the surfing,mount fuji etc etc 😀

  • no 22: muscle definition – The chip in the kid on the right’s left arm make me suspect a photoshop-job – the muscle definition is trickery for sure!
    Most of thgese are not exceptional photos, but exceptional editing which makes it more graphic arts than photography.
    If it is for real, the golf shot (23) would be one of the greatest sports action shots ever shot on a digital camera!

  • Kent

    I’m floored. This is what it’s all about. Thanx for the inspiration! K

  • amazing photos and talent – #3 edge of the earth

  • hmmm
    nr 13, not digital 😉

  • Martha

    Nice shots, but I agree with pikwol, someone has amazing photoshop skills. I prefer real photography, and there are a few in this post that are real, I’m a little old school. I think that photoshop is great as long as you don’t go overboard and loose the authenticity of the actual shot.

    I think there are a lot of great photographers out there, but I also think there are a lot of sorry photographers who are experts at photoshop, I want to be in the first group….(not that I will ever get there, maybe in my dreams)

  • A breathtaking collection of marvelous shots. I am speechless. I especially appreciated the “Light Test”. Excellently composed self portrait and amazing mood!!!!
    Congrats to all of them!!!

  • javadog

    Does #24 = Broken Expensive Camera Lens, or Trip To Hospital.. 🙂

    (I would like to know how that shot was actually done, real or otherwise)

  • Larry

    I did enjoy seeing all the photo’s some I’ve seen before and some I have not. But there are three that I really like:
    1st is #3. Edge of the Earth , A great open feeling when I look at it.
    2nd is 7. the gift of the moose,
    3rd is 25. sunset road, just a nice warm feeling at the end of the road.

  • rivetgeek

    “The gulfball is suspended on a fishing line in front of the camera. It was a stormy day. So I had to shoot 5 or 6 films for getting one image with the ball in the center position AND a light reflection on the golf club.”

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/konderminator/1352838736/

  • I love the 10 knots sky, clouds and windsurfer Wow.
    That one moves me!
    Chris

  • Sarah

    I love the tulips and the sunset sail, but the others are really incredible too. I can’t imagine being anywhere to get a shot that awesome!! Landscapes are a little harder to come by here. *L* Thanks for getting this set together, it’s amazing!

  • Nann Hudson

    One of the things that I love about this site is that the novice can get inspiration to get out there and try something new. The set was lovely…10 Knots the obvious favorite. But I thought that the “multiple exposure” progression of the guy on the basketball court was fun…I’ve been playing around with those since my son despises to be photographed but DOES love to jump off cliffs into the lake!

  • Amazing photoshop editing in these pictures. Well done.

  • #4 is my absolute favorite of this set. That so much is a style I would love to grow into.

  • Michael Young

    Whoa, there !!!
    Hold on a minute !!
    What’s all this gushing uncritical praise?

    Almost without exception these are 25 stunning images, but photographs?
    They are great examples of digital manipulation.
    Only one comment above mentioned that.

    Where is the soul that’s at the heart of true photography?
    As opposed to examples of vapid but clever, ingenious but ultimately cynically empty, technical processing.
    Just as years ago creative artists with airbrushing equipment altered reality in images to match the desires of the viewer.
    Of course that is now done digitally, but should these skills be applied indiscriminately to every image to produce meaningless ‘best of’ lists?

    Have we as photographers – or would-be photographers – lost our sense of judgement, taste, appreciation, our recognition of reality?

    Or is it simply another indication of the dumbing down of our society, an “emperor’s clothes” attempt to ignore the real world by presenting everything in a blemish free format?

  • WOW! Beautiful shots and Brilliant colors
    Thanks

  • Some great shots! Some good Photoshop skills used on some of them.

  • Aneez

    I gotta agree with Michael Young’s comments. Although these are great images, it looks as though the majority of them have been heavily ‘photoshopped’.

    The images above don’t inspire me to get my camera out, but it inspires me to spend more time improving my photo editing skills.

    Aneez

  • OK, so where are the photographs? Surely these have nothing to do with photography.

  • WoW!!!! Amazing. Thanx a lot

  • Kaylee

    My favourite was #5.

  • Tone

    Very hard to choose but I will go for the “Tulip Festival”

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  • Tone April 17, 2012 03:36 am

    Very hard to choose but I will go for the "Tulip Festival"

  • Kaylee August 7, 2008 01:05 am

    My favourite was #5.

  • Rekha July 22, 2008 05:16 pm

    WoW!!!! Amazing. Thanx a lot

  • Réka June 29, 2008 08:26 pm

    OK, so where are the photographs? Surely these have nothing to do with photography.

  • Aneez June 24, 2008 01:00 am

    I gotta agree with Michael Young's comments. Although these are great images, it looks as though the majority of them have been heavily 'photoshopped'.

    The images above don't inspire me to get my camera out, but it inspires me to spend more time improving my photo editing skills.

    Aneez

  • Greg B June 17, 2008 10:11 pm

    Some great shots! Some good Photoshop skills used on some of them.

  • Sony Alphah June 17, 2008 02:45 pm

    WOW! Beautiful shots and Brilliant colors
    Thanks

  • Michael Young June 13, 2008 11:20 pm

    Whoa, there !!!
    Hold on a minute !!
    What's all this gushing uncritical praise?

    Almost without exception these are 25 stunning images, but photographs?
    They are great examples of digital manipulation.
    Only one comment above mentioned that.

    Where is the soul that's at the heart of true photography?
    As opposed to examples of vapid but clever, ingenious but ultimately cynically empty, technical processing.
    Just as years ago creative artists with airbrushing equipment altered reality in images to match the desires of the viewer.
    Of course that is now done digitally, but should these skills be applied indiscriminately to every image to produce meaningless 'best of' lists?

    Have we as photographers - or would-be photographers - lost our sense of judgement, taste, appreciation, our recognition of reality?

    Or is it simply another indication of the dumbing down of our society, an "emperor's clothes" attempt to ignore the real world by presenting everything in a blemish free format?

  • D. T. North June 13, 2008 02:57 pm

    #4 is my absolute favorite of this set. That so much is a style I would love to grow into.

  • Gerry Vrbensky June 13, 2008 12:16 pm

    Amazing photoshop editing in these pictures. Well done.

  • Nann Hudson June 13, 2008 09:40 am

    One of the things that I love about this site is that the novice can get inspiration to get out there and try something new. The set was lovely...10 Knots the obvious favorite. But I thought that the "multiple exposure" progression of the guy on the basketball court was fun...I've been playing around with those since my son despises to be photographed but DOES love to jump off cliffs into the lake!

  • Sarah June 13, 2008 08:23 am

    I love the tulips and the sunset sail, but the others are really incredible too. I can't imagine being anywhere to get a shot that awesome!! Landscapes are a little harder to come by here. *L* Thanks for getting this set together, it's amazing!

  • Chris Brown June 13, 2008 05:23 am

    I love the 10 knots sky, clouds and windsurfer Wow.
    That one moves me!
    Chris

  • rivetgeek June 13, 2008 04:13 am

    "The gulfball is suspended on a fishing line in front of the camera. It was a stormy day. So I had to shoot 5 or 6 films for getting one image with the ball in the center position AND a light reflection on the golf club."

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/konderminator/1352838736/

  • Larry June 13, 2008 03:53 am

    I did enjoy seeing all the photo's some I've seen before and some I have not. But there are three that I really like:
    1st is #3. Edge of the Earth , A great open feeling when I look at it.
    2nd is 7. the gift of the moose,
    3rd is 25. sunset road, just a nice warm feeling at the end of the road.

  • javadog June 13, 2008 03:28 am

    Does #24 = Broken Expensive Camera Lens, or Trip To Hospital.. :)

    (I would like to know how that shot was actually done, real or otherwise)

  • eleni June 13, 2008 03:13 am

    A breathtaking collection of marvelous shots. I am speechless. I especially appreciated the "Light Test". Excellently composed self portrait and amazing mood!!!!
    Congrats to all of them!!!

  • Martha June 12, 2008 11:50 pm

    Nice shots, but I agree with pikwol, someone has amazing photoshop skills. I prefer real photography, and there are a few in this post that are real, I'm a little old school. I think that photoshop is great as long as you don't go overboard and loose the authenticity of the actual shot.

    I think there are a lot of great photographers out there, but I also think there are a lot of sorry photographers who are experts at photoshop, I want to be in the first group....(not that I will ever get there, maybe in my dreams)

  • edyta June 12, 2008 11:35 pm

    hmmm
    nr 13, not digital ;)

  • Trish June 12, 2008 08:48 pm

    amazing photos and talent - #3 edge of the earth

  • Kent June 12, 2008 12:16 pm

    I'm floored. This is what it's all about. Thanx for the inspiration! K

  • pikwol June 12, 2008 08:19 am

    no 22: muscle definition - The chip in the kid on the right's left arm make me suspect a photoshop-job - the muscle definition is trickery for sure!
    Most of thgese are not exceptional photos, but exceptional editing which makes it more graphic arts than photography.
    If it is for real, the golf shot (23) would be one of the greatest sports action shots ever shot on a digital camera!

  • Patrick June 12, 2008 08:06 am

    wow.....stunning.especially the surfing,mount fuji etc etc :D

  • Stacie Morris June 12, 2008 07:28 am

    I really like the colors and lines in Tulip Festival

  • Drew Wilson June 12, 2008 06:54 am

    Thanks so much for featuring me in this!

  • Wyche128 June 12, 2008 05:46 am

    The second picture with guy on the cliff and the mountain in the distance is amazing.

  • KD June 12, 2008 05:23 am

    #23 - look at the kid on the right. That's unreal! I didn't know kids that young could (or should) have that kind of muscle definition

  • xlt June 12, 2008 05:22 am

    nice

  • Bakari June 12, 2008 04:17 am

    Wow, where do you gotta live to get shots like these?

  • Klaidas June 12, 2008 04:11 am

    Not bad, not bad at all. Especially the baseball one.

    --Klaidas
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/klaidas/

  • AC June 12, 2008 04:08 am

    They are all so good! My vote goes to 10 Knots

  • Phil June 12, 2008 03:28 am

    What a collection. Just makes me want to take off work and work with my camera. Love them all. 'Hey, Tina' is really a fun shot. I, also, love 'Light Test', which could be an album cover. All of them are wonderful.

  • Raymond Chan June 12, 2008 02:34 am

    I LOVE light test and Hey Tina!. They're just so brilliantly captured and the others are just such great shots too. Would love to capture something like that too one day. Thanks for the great post!

    Raymond Chan

  • Torax June 12, 2008 01:21 am

    I did like number 5 and I think that number 14 would be great it it wouldn't have been enhanced with DRI.

  • Marcio Eugenio June 12, 2008 01:10 am

    wonderful photos!!

  • Eric June 12, 2008 12:53 am

    Very Nice set! inspiring, thanks for sharing =)

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