Stocksy Top 5 – January 2019

Man Walking On Snowy Road In The Woods

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Man Walking On Snowy Road In The Woods

Mountain Cabin On Green Mountain Meadow

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Mountain Cabin On Green Mountain Meadow

Winter Wonderland Waterfall

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Winter Wonderland Waterfall

Sunset In Winter Forest

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Sunset In Winter Forest

Abstract Surreal Purple Hues In Space

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Abstract Surreal Purple Hues In Space

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 – 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

Shutterstock Blog Feature -Creepy Places

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halloween night in dark spooky forest

Hello, it’s been a while since I’ve written on this blog, but I have some nice news and something to read on the Shutterstock blog: 6 Photographers on Shooting Their Favorite Creepy Places

In the article you’ll find three of my photos and a bit of info about them:

“Want to explore abandoned houses and lonely graves? Discover creepy places with tips from these six artists as they share their secrets for finding and photographing locations that haunt the senses.

Photography and superstition share a long history, dating all the way back to the “spirit photography” craze of the 19th century. While the “ghosts” that appeared in early camera experiments were in fact merely the results of long exposures, these eerie images were quite popular throughout the second half of the 1800s; many of them were widely published or sold as stereocards. And more than a century later, we still enjoy a good spooky photo.

In honor of the Halloween season, we put together this collection of spine-chilling photographs. We asked six Shutterstock contributors to tell us about the creepiest places they’ve visited, and they shared stories from around the world. While none of them spotted any “ghosts,” their images certainly raised the hair on the backs of our necks. Read on if you dare.

1. “You have to wait for nature to give you the perfect conditions.”

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6 Photographers on Shooting Their Favorite Creepy Places — Wait for Nature

Image by andreiuc88. Gear: Nikon D7200 camera, Sigma 10-20mm lens. Settings: Focal length 18mm; exposure 1/80 sec; f5.6; ISO 200.

What’s the story behind this photo?

I have been exploring a specific forest and photographing it for the past ten years. I live in the northwestern part of Transylvania, Romania, so there were always mysterious legends and myths about forests. That helps me set the mood in my mind.

On early autumn mornings, I go out and look at the mountain where this forest is. On this particular morning, it was colder than usual, and the rain was pouring. The whole mountain was shrouded in fog, and I knew it was a great day for mysterious forest photos. I always go out photographing with my brother, so we got our equipment and drove to the forest together.

As we entered the dark woods, I felt like I was in a surreal world with a haunting silence, full of mystery and wonder. After walking and taking photos for some time, we got to a place that has these old, ancient trees with twisted branches. This added to the spooky atmosphere and created a scary scene. I told my brother to walk between the trees, and I took this photo.

The light coming from the front transformed the trees into silhouettes, and the light was pretty dim, so it almost looks like a night photo. I love the surreal, dark mood and the overall atmosphere.”

Read the rest on the Shutterstock blog: https://www.shutterstock.com/blog/photos-favorite-creepy-places

 

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 – 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

Use the “ANDO20” code when purchasing your first photo from my Stocksy gallery!

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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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!

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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