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

Stocksy Top 5 of the Month – November 2018

Hello everyone, it’s time for the Stocky Top 5 of the Month – number 23! This time it’s about the seasons changing from autumn to winter. A bit more late than usual, but here are my top Stocksy United picks for November 2018:

Vanishing In The Fog

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Vanishing In The Fog

Winter Blizzard

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Winter blizzard

Ethereal Morning Landscape

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Ethereal Morning Landscape

Man Watching Mountain Sunset

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Man Watching Mountain Sunset

Aerial View Of Meadow With Lines And Trees

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Aerial View Of Meadow With Lines And Trees

Moody Autumn Vibes

I’ve recently edited a new series of mysterious forest photos. I always take and edit dark mysterious forest photos, but these seemed to fit together so well that I’ve decided to make them available in a Halloween Forest pack on Creative Market. I like that marketplace because it gives me total control over what I upload and how I organize my photos.

Here’s the Halloween Forest pack 2018

If you want it for your dark moody projects you can get it on Creative Market in two different size options:

High Resolution

Low Resolution

 

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

10 years of PhotoCosma

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Journey through the unknown

Exactly 10 years ago, on 10 August 2008 me and my brother started a journey. This journey would become one of the most important part of our lives, it would take us through places we never thought we would see and feel. Not long after we started it, we went to the more mysterious and atmospheric side of photography, seeking a particular feeling that unifies our work. That’s the path that we are still on today and I can’t believe just how far it has taken us. It became the main way of expressing ourselves and to create surreal mysterious worlds. I’m really proud of everything we have accomplished!

To celebrate 10 years, our website has a special new look that makes is easier to browse through the collection of images we’ve made over the years, and a lot more content and updates are coming soon!

Thank you to all that have supported us through the first 10 years of PhotoCosma!

www.PhotoCosma.net

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 – April 2018

I’m back with another Stocksy United Top 5 of the Month – the April edition. This time it’s about mysterious dark lakes in the forest, spring pastures with trees in bloom, gorgeous autumn mountain sunsets, creepy crawlers and night photos of river under the stars. I’ve also had some photos added to the curated feed lately, more that in the past. It’s great that Stocksy is finally expanding its vision into promoting dark, ethereal, mysterious images. Here is my Top 5 for April 2018:

Mysterious dark autumn forest lake

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Mysterious dark autumn forest lake

Spring fairy tale

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Spring fairy tale

Late autumn sunset with cabin

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Late autumn sunset with cabin

Creepy crawler

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Creepy crawler

River and mountain under the stars

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River and mountain under the stars

Snow falling in forest

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Snow flakes falling in winter forest

There’s something really special and serene about snow falling in complete silence. If the forest is also shrouded in fog, this makes for one of the most serene places I have ever been. When there is no wind and the forest is far enough from any human settlement, you can almost hear the snow falling.

I remember I walked trough the forest for a couple of hours taking foggy winter pics, and because my battery was getting low from the cold and night was approaching, I decided to turn back. Only then the snow started falling and I was mesmerized by the dreamy winter wonderland. I used a 35 mm lens and used a f6,3 aperture to have the group of of trees in the foreground in focus yet still have the snow flakes from the front and back blurry enough to make the whole setting more dreamy. I decided to make the white balance colder to better match what I saw that evening.

It’s one of my favorite winter photos. It brings together elements that I love: winter, fog, the forest, and has that “dreamyness” and atmosphere that I love to see in a photo.

It is available exclusively here: https://www.stocksy.com/836958 and managed to sparkle interest not only in winter, but all year round until now.

 

Tree under starry sky

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Tree under starry sky with red moon rising and falling star

I love the peace and quiet of the night. While I’m out photographing at night it’s almost like a form of meditation. This has to do with the fact that night photography often requires really long exposure times, but I think it also has something to do with the fact that one can see our place between the stars and realize that we are part of a much bigger picture. This feeling is the most intense at night while gazing at the stars.

The photo above was taken on such a night of wandering on meadows and watching the stars and it has received a lot of attention trough the years, turning eyes and also selling a few prints. I think the reason for this is that it has a great subject – a strange looking tree in the foreground that almost seems to literally reach for the stars given it’s shape, but also because it captures another moment: the red moon rising. A lot of people asked if it is the sun or the moon that is visible. It’s actually the moon rising at midnight. If it were the sun, the whole scene would be too bright and the stars above would not be visible. I usually like horizontal prints, but this photo looks great as a print because the whole scene unfolds vertically: the darker area with the bright stars at the top of the photo, the middle blue part that is lighter and has fewer stars, and the bottom red part that has just a few visible stars. The exposure time was pretty short for a night photo – 46 seconds, so the stars won’t appear as light trails – I think I’ll make a post about star trails in the future as it is really interesting waiting for hours to see the final result. The night holds many mysteries. And even though night photography is difficult and takes time and patience – it is really worth it. I especially like the fact that I bring to light scenes that would otherwise remain hidden in the dark and would never be seen.

You can license this image here: https://www.stocksy.com/750368

Print available here: http://crated.com/art/266374/tree-under-starry-sky-by-photocosma?product=PO&size=14%7C10