Stocksy Top 5 – February 2019

Abstract Purple And Blue Background

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Abstract Purple And Blue Background

Forest Road In Fall

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Forest Road In Fall

Morning Lake Fog

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Morning lake fog

Twisted Autumn Branch

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Twisted Autumn Branch

Eagle Flying Over Trees In Autumn

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Eagle Flying Over Trees In Autumn

1000 Stocksy images

Last month, the 1000th photo by PhotoCosma got accepted on Stocksy United. The collection keeps growing every month and I’m really happy about the quality and variety of them. Here are also the top 5 images from last month – December 2018:

Snow Flakes Falling In Winter Wonderland Woods

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Snow Flakes Falling In Winter Wonderland Woods

Man With Lantern On The Shore

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Man With Lantern On The Shore

Autumn Lake Reflection

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Autumn Lake Reflection

Man On Cliff Edge

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Man On Cliff Edge

Old Tree Texture

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Old Tree Texture

Stocksy Top 5 of the Month – September 2018

It’s time for my Stocksy Top 5 of the month, where I select five photos that I like best from what has been accepted on Stocksy United the previous month. This time we have some mountain photos that evoke freedom, some interesting night ghost apparitions,  some roads in autumn forests, some hiking in morning light and some strange abstract glowing shapes. Here are some of my best photos from September 2018:

Man At The Edge Of Mountain Cliff

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Man At The Edge Of Mountain Cliff

Ghost At The End Of Light Tunnel

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Ghost At The End Of Light Tunnel

 

Man On Forest Autumn Road

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Man On Forest Autumn Road

Man Hiking In The Morning On Trail

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Man Hiking In The Morning On Trail

Abstract Glowing Shapes

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Abstract Glowing Shapes

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Stocksy Top 5 of the Month – August 2018

Hello everyone and welcome to autumn! A bit later this month, but here is my Stocksy United top 5 for the last month, August 2018. There are enchanted woods, moonlight photos, abstract details, unknown hidden scenes and magical lights in the forest. Don’t forget to use the “ANDO20” code when purchasing your first photo from my Stocksy gallery!

Old Tree In Enchanted Woods

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Old Tree In Enchanted Woods

Dragonfly In The Moonlight

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Dragonfly In The Moonlight

Abstract Background With Polygon And Sphere

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Abstract Background With Polygon And Sphere

Into The Unknown

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Into The Unknown

Magical Light In Forest At Night

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Magical Light In Forest At Night

Stocksy Top 5 of the Month – July 2018

The Stocksy Top 5 of the month for July 2018 has a lot of variety: mysterious dark haunted forests, surreal abstract cosmic backgrounds, moody scenes of trains departing the station, silhouettes at night gazing at the stars and vintage moody still life scenes.

Here is my Stocksy Top 5 for July 2018. Remember to use the “ANDO20” code when purchasing your first photo from my Stocksy gallery!

Man in mysterious foggy forest with lake

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Man in mysterious foggy forest with lake

Solar flare near planet in space

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Solar flare near planet in space

Moving train in early morning

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Moving train in early morning

Man gazing up at the stars

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Man gazing up at the stars

Vintage still life

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Vintage still life

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Stocksy Top 5 of the Month – June 2018

It seems that the top for last month has taken a turn for the dark. There were a lot of great new additions to the Stocksy collection in June but these seem the most interesting because they go hand in hand and they all share this dreamy dark surreal esthetique. It’s almost a mini series of surreal imagery. The only image that is a bit merrier is the one with the winding road going through the enchanted forest, but it too is full of mystery. Here is my Stocksy Top 5 for June 2018:

Dark man silhouette

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Dark man silhouette

Abstract fire texture background

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Abstract fire texture background

Dark angel concept

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Dark angel concept

Winding forest autumn road

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Winding forest autumn road

Dark surreal ghost

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Dark surreal ghost

Stocksy Top 5 of the Month: February 2018

Hello everyone, it’s time to choose the best photos that were accepted on Stocksy the previous month. There have been some wonderful additions to the collection and this month the 800 mark will be passed.

Some of the best of my photos that were accepted in February include one of the last sunsets of the winter, surreal photos from approaching storms, night photos of trees in bloom and abstract photos of space nebula’s and snow disintegrating.

Here are my top 5 photos of the month on Stocksy United:

Man in winter dusk with moon above

Man in winter dusk
Man in winter dusk with moon above

Ghost Tree

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Ghost tree

Waiting for the storm

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Waiting for the storm

Violet space nebula

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Violet space nebula

Minimal abstract snow detail

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Minimal abstract snow detail

Moon over tree

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Minimal landscape with moon up in the blue sky above tree

There is the theory of creative limitation saying that limiting yourself to a single mean of expression or technique – one instrument or style of playing in music, one technique of painting or one lens or technique in photography – can make you more creative and make you see things differently.  I have to be honest and say that I didn’t believe this to actually work, but  a couple of months ago I decided to try and use focal lenses that I don’t use so often. For me it means using tele lenses more and searching for scenes I usually ignore. I think this affected the way I see a frame and compose a shot, the way I search for subjects and points of interest in images. I’m pretty content with the results so I’m going to try and experiment further with different mindsets.

The photo that I chose to illustrate this article was taken with a 70-300 mm lens at 70mm. On one side the sun was setting and on the opposite side the moon was just rising above a tree. The terrain didn’t allow me to change my position too much and if I would have chosen a wider lens the moon would have only been a small dot in the frame. So I shot it just above a nearby tree with green branches and thought that less of the tree would make for a simple minimal and modern aesthetic.

Stocksy Valentine’s Day Photos

Although I am usually interested in the atmospheric and moody part of nature, I also find flowers with their colors, softness and universal beauty as an appealing subject. I use techniques like screens and all sorts of textures placed in front of them to make them a bit more special. Maybe I’ll write more about the process sometime.

I’ve made the photos above (plus others) available in a gallery now just in time for Valentine’s Day. You can get them by clicking the link in the description of each photo, or by going to the gallery “The Softness of Flowers”

Abstract nature

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Abstract colors in nature with spider web

Although I usually like muted tones, earth colors and atmospheric landscapes, I also enjoy looking for special patches of color in nature, small details that can be easily omitted by the naked eye. I like searching for interesting colors and textures in nature and then capturing them with my macro lens. I won’t get too technical, I use a 90 mm macro lens that does it’s job quite well. Looking closely I can find subjects that evade my sight when I am out to find bigger landscapes.

The photo above was taken when I was exploring a very interesting and hidden valley, while resting for a couple of minutes. What caught my eye was the really thick spider web with sand grains in it, but I realized I was looking at something interesting when I spotted the colors in the background, so I spend some time trying to capture something unique, and I am really glad I did because this is one of the most appreciated abstract photos of mine. It manages to have a strange atmosphere even though the colors are happier than usual.

I think it’s the micro-cosmos that captivates me in these kinds of images. It’s all about scale. Our world is huge compared to the tiny micro world, but tiny when compared to the immensity of space, just a sand grain caught in the web of time and space. This is why I like these small worlds I encounter on my journeys.

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