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Beautiful Winter Landscapes

Beautiful Winter Landscapes

Photographer Lukas Furlan from Austria puts together a beautiful collections of winter landscape photography from this winter. If you're into photography you most likely love these, enjoy! For more from Lukas Furlan visit lukasfurlan.com.

Sugar Bowl Resort 75th Anniversary Poster

Sugar Bowl Resort 75th Anniversary Poster

The snow season has arrived here in the northern hemisphere and that means, skiing and snowboarding time. Coming from a tropical country, seeing snow is always something that fascinates me, I believe because it's something so different that every time I experience a new memory, almost like being a child again. Brian Miller created a poster for the 75th Sugar Bowl Resort Anniversary that illustrate this feeling I have pretty well. He was also generous enough to share his creative process, which is always really inspiring. “Beyond was all around me. My dream was a dream no longer. I suppose I was here because this was something I had to do. Not just dream about it, but do it. I suppose too I was here to test myself. Not that I had never done it before but this time it was to be a more thorough and lasting examination.” — Richard Proenneke The challenge with this piece was trying to show multiple aspects of Sugar Bowl which make it such a wonderful ski resort: great slopes, scenic views, and a snowbound village you actually take a gondola into (amazing!). I also had in mind early on the kind of lighting I wanted to use which would simultaneously capture bright slopes for skiing as well as lights within the snowbound village. That brings us to the next step... While a number of my color options looked dramatic, a few of them skewed too far on the dark side, especially around the snowbound village. Tyler had the great suggestion of lightening up the town just enough so it would look more inviting without loosing the drama of seeing the town lights. The rest was history! Here are a few detail shots which you'd be able to see in the print: Final

Beach Serenity in the Winter

Beach Serenity in the Winter

Going to the beach always brings back summer memories, fun times, and vacations that have come and gone. For me, the beach in the winter also evokes a special feeling, when there's not one soul on the beach and you can walk in absolute solitude listening to the sound of the wind and the waves breaking on the shore. You can look around and imagine how many happy moments happened there, how many people had fun in the sun but now it's quiet and peaceful. It's indeed a soothing experience and I hope you enjoy this post inspired by the mood of the beach in the winter.

BBC Winter Olympics – Nature

BBC Winter Olympics – Nature

Human vs nature. A primeval desire to prove oneself, challenge the nature, to win and go down in history future generations. The idea behind the visual look of the spot was to show the struggle every Sportsman must face during the biggest and most important sport event, The Olympic Games. The spot is set to build audience’s awareness and excitement ahead of the BBC’s coverage of the 2014 Winter Olympics. Storyboard Concept Characters Final Stills Credits Client: BBC Sport Agency: RKCR/Y&R Production company: Stink & Red Bee Media Postproduction: Juice Post House: Platige Image Director: Tomasz Bagiński DOP: Wojtek Zieliński RKCR/Y&R Executive Creative Director: Mark Roalfe Creative Team: Barnaby Blackburn, Gustavo Kopit, Lembi De Carvalho Business Director: David Pomfret Account Director: Ben Boyles Senior Planner: Henry Gray STINK Producer: Sally Rigg Executive Producer: Edward Grann RED BEE MEDIA Producer: Edel Erickson JUICE/PLATIGE IMAGE Executive Producer: Adam Tunikowski, Michał Dwojak-Hara Art Director: Michał Misiński Technical Director: Tomasz Dyrduła View Full Credits

Magnificent Mountains Photography by Circa 1983

Magnificent Mountains Photography by Circa 1983

Circa 1983 is Owen Perry, a web designer and interactive art director by trade and amateur photographer by leisure. His photos have such a style, they are truly magnificent. Enjoy! For more from Circa 1983 visit circa1983.ca and Circa 1983 Instagram

Wonderful Snow Photography

Wonderful Snow Photography

I'm a big fan of photography and the winter it's a great time for photography specially when there is snow around. I handpicked some wonderful snow photos to inspire you for this winter. Lapland - Kiilopää by Christian Schweiger Optimism by Jernej Lasič Snow by Pavel Lepeshev Blue mountain light by Kai Böhm Sunsets majestic by Giorgio Dalvit Thin Ice by Moreno Geremetta Pappeln by Leo Pöcksteiner Another Train for the Holidays by Greg Booher Snowy town by MIYAMOTO Y Snow Snow Snow and more Snow by Teruo Araya Alone on the Bridge by Anthony Pitch Snow and Rainbow by David Dai Snowy by Vladimir Zotov NS 7675 in the Snow by Greg Booher Sky Vastness by Marco Soggetto

Terrific Winter Pictures

Sometimes I forget that it's winter on the north hemisphere. I really love snow... we don't have it here in Brazil... it really sets the mood for a great winter scenario. I mean, we usually wear shorts and eat pineapple on christmas. I would love some snow down here. So, I just went looking for the best winter pictures I could find and for our delight, I did find some terrific winter pictures, which I share with you guys. These photographers are really amazing, and you should all take a little time to visit their photostreams at Flickr. I hope you all enjoy these! Cheers. ;)

The Richmond Olympic Oval by Cannon Design

In last than 1 month Vancouver will be releasing the 2010 Winter Olympic. The event is almost ready and the venues are counting the days to begin breathe sports everywhere. And one of the biggest hotspots will be the Richmond Olympic Oval, a project by Cannon Design and definitely worth of attention by its beauty and design. The Richmond Oval was built to be a venue and is intended to function as a future venue for community events, not only for the Olympic Games. The way its concept was created is pretty impressive, and already receive the LEED Silver Certification, that certifies its concern about sustainability seeking a design solution that optimizes energy use, environmental health, and aesthetic value. © nick lehoux photography Every visit to the Richmond Olympic Oval is awe-inspiring. Much was said about the visual impact of Beijing’s Bird’s Nest and Water Cube. While the exterior of these buildings was stunning, the interiors were rather pedestrian. The interior of the Oval is majestic. The use of wood and the vistas across the Fraser River to the mountains are utterly worldly. The unique integration of art and sustainable technologies in water collection and recycling is inspired. The Oval will remain a jewel of a legacy from the 2010 Games.” Chris Rudge, CEO & Secretary General, Canadian Olympic Committee You can check these amazing photos below, and if you want to see the Oval in action by yourself there's still time, the Olympic Games will begin in February 12! For more informations visit: vancouver2010.com. © nick lehoux photography © derek lepper photography © bob matheson © cannondesign.com © nick lehoux photography © hubert kang © hubert kang © hubert kang © cannondesign.com Thanks designboom.com for the tip.