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Swimming with Fire: BTS Video and Q&A with Two Daredevil Lava Photographers

We’ve introduced you to best friends CJ Kale and Nick Selway before, back in 2012 when we first shared the beautiful photography they created for …

How to Use Luminosity Masks in Photoshop to Transform Your Images

From exposure blending to fine contrast adjustments, luminosity masks are one of the most powerful set of tools available to photographers in …

Broken Mirror/Evening Sky: Unique Sunset Photos Shot Through Shattered Mirrors

Sunsets are beautiful. They’ve inspired songs and paintings, they’ve been the backdrops to weddings and celebrations, and overall they’re natures way …

NASA Names Its Earth Photo of the Year After ‘March Madness’ Style Tournament

If you’re more into satellite photography than basketball, then March probably had you following along with an entirely different tournament than …

Geometric Reflections in Landscapes Create Abstract Realities

Victoria Siemer, aka Witchoria, is a Brooklyn-based graphic designer who produces new and unusual realities by altering expected perceptions of space. She blends geometric shapes into natural landscapes to produce the sensation of upside-down, backwards, and fragmented reflections.<p>Witchoria aligns …

Graphic Design

Spectacular Spring Photos of Cherry Blossoms in Japan

Spring is finally here, bringing with it warmer temperatures, brighter skies, and fresh green buds. For people living in Japan, the arrival of spring signifies one more thing: the beginning of cherry blossom season. Cherry blossoms, or <i>sakura</i> in Japanese, are a cultural symbol of Japan, admired for …

Japan

Smithsonian Magazine Announces 11th Annual Photo Contest Finalists | Colossal

<p>Smithsonian Magazine just announced the finalists of their 11th Annual Photo Contest. This year’s competition saw a whopping 50,000 submissions, …

My Modern Shop Spotlight – Buddy Bravo’s Inspirational Posters

Denver-based artist Buddy Bravo's gorgeous illustrations are paired with motivational quotes that inspire viewers to really appreciate the world around us. Sing in the shower; catch a raindrop; dance with yourself; all of the playful ideas encourage a positive attitude towards life. Influenced by …

10 Reasons to Visit Hamburg

Most tours to Germany include Berlin, Munich and perhaps the Black Forest or a trip along the Rhine. These are fantastic areas to visit, but there is so much more to Germany. Tucked away in northern Germany, Hamburg, the country's second biggest city, has a personality of its own and is well worth …

European Travel

Walk on Frozen Lake Superior to Visit Rare Ice Caves

While this year's bitter winter has created its share of problems, Mother Nature has provided a beautiful and rare treat for those living in the upper Midwest. For the first time in five years, people can visit the mainland sea caves of the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore by walking on a frozen …

National Geographic’s Diverse Images of "Love"

National Geographic's online photo-sharing platform Your Shot offers photographers, professional or otherwise, an opportunity to submit their photos for a chance to share their work with a wide audience. Essentially, the world renowned publication schedules multiple assignments and turns the …

Colorful Watercolor Paintings of Radiant Trees in Nature

Ukraine-based artist Anna Armona creates colorful water paintings of various natural landscapes throughout the seasons. Her collection of diverse, one-of-a-kind paintings capture both the beauty and magic of earthy settings. Whether she is depicting the barren trees in the depths of a forest or …

Hypnotizing Geometric Paintings Inspired by Sacred Mandalas

These kaleidoscopic arrangements explore ideas of visual pleasure through a hypnotizing array of colors and textures that spiral towards a central point. Created by New York-based artist Amy Cheng, the complex oil (and sometimes wax) on paper compositions are loosely based off of the concept of the …

Digital Art

Beautifully Bold Bursts of Color Create Unpredictable Shapes

Dutch photographer Marcel Christ has a unique approach to still life photography–he creates crisp, modern, and innovative images that radiate with a lively and explosive energy. With degrees in both chemical engineering and photography, Christ blends those two interests together to obtain his …

Photography

Giant Suspended Net Installations by Janet Echelman | Colossal

<p>In the late 1990s artist Janet Echelman traveled to India as a Fulbright Scholar with the intention of giving painting exhibitions around the …

Floating Bungalow Has Undisrupted View of Sri Lankan Jungle

If you're searching for a tropical getaway, look no further than the floating Estate Bungalow located in Matugama, Sri Lanka. Designed by Narein Perera and built in 2010, this minimalist jungle retreat is built with an architectural tradition in mind. The bungalow is modeled after a Chena …

Sri Lanka

Daily Inspiration #1687

This post is part of our daily series of posts showing the most inspiring images selected by some of the Abduzeedo's writers and users. If you want …

Photographer Re-Imagines Clouds as Magical Landscapes

Torino-based photographer Elio Pallard whimsically re-imagines clouds as a variety of wondrous landscapes in his series titled <i>Playing with Clouds</i>. The photographer offers new perspectives with his manipulated cloudscapes that transform the cotton ball-like puffs in the sky into magical mountains, …

Artistic Paintings of French Architecture by Nicolas Jolly

French artist Nicolas Jolly produces subtle yet beautiful paintings of various landscapes from all over the world, particularly in France, capturing the allure of architecture and the crowds that landmarks draw. From la Sorbonne and the Louvre in Paris to the Pont de pierre in Bourdeaux (where …

Painting

Frank Hallam Day’s Abstract Photos of Ships Harbored in Africa

Washington, DC-based photographer Frank Hallam Day has an uncanny ability to meld old world cultures with the encroaching modern world. He has …

Flowers in Progress: Scientific Illustrator Taunts Us with Spring | Colossal

<p>Scientific illustrator and artist Noel Badges Pugh has an incredible knack for drawing flora and fauna. He recently illustrated an entire field …

Science Says People Think Crazy Artists Make Better Art

A study finds that the eccentricity of an artist affects how people perceive his or her work. Excuse me while I go slice off my ear.<p>When it comes to artists, the crazier, the better. New research in the <i>European Journal of Psychology</i> suggests that people prefer certain artwork when they perceive the …

10 Scientific Insights That Could Make You A Better Designer

Insights from fields such as behavioral economics and cognitive psychology can help designers build better products. Here, Nikki Pfarr of Artefact shows how.<p>In the design world, the term “persuasive design” tends to be met with a mix of intrigue, skepticism, and occasionally repugnance. (Doesn’t …

Oscar Carvallo SS 2014 Couture Collection

In Oscar Carvallo’s Spring/Summer 2014 collection, Voyage cinétique II, he worked with artist Carlos Curz-Diez to combine bold colors and strong …

High Speed Sea Foam Photographed by Ger Kelliher | Colossal

<p>Back in January, photographer Ger Kelliher snapped this high speed photo of angry sea foam captured on Coomeenole beach in West Kerry, Ireland. The …

Ancient Underwater City Submerged in China's Qiandao Lake

Beneath the water in the China's Qiandao Lake lies a hidden treasure. The ancient city of Shi Cheng (also known as Lion City), located in the province of Zhejiang, has been submerged underwater for 53 years. Shi Cheng was founded about 1,300 years ago in a valley surrounded by the Five Lion …

Flotspotting: Kibum Park's Awesome Urban Residences

You undoubtedly remember those slick renderings for the Lowline, the still-in-progress underground NYC park tentatively scheduled for a 2018 opening. …

Falling Upwards: A Vertigo-Inducing View at King Aragon’s Stairs in France | Colossal

<p>Photographer Allard Schager shot this perplexing photo while looking up the Stairway of the King of Aragon, a stairwell carved into a steep cliff …

Goodforks Fruit Images by Marion Luttenberger

Colorful Fruit Imaging.<p>Marion Luttenberger and a friend had the pleasure to produce a series of fruit images for Goodforks, a Vancouver, Canada based …

Imaging