Beautiful Countries: California

Last week we showed you beautiful images of India. The next candidate in “Beautiful Countries” is California. California is the third largest state of the USA and has amountless great photo subjects. We picked a few photographies by fotocommunity photographers and would like to ask you for your best California photo – just link it in the comments!

 

San Diego by mibi55

San Diego by mibi55

Eine wunderbare Welt der Tiere by sylpet

Eine wunderbare Welt der Tiere by sylpet – shot at pebble beach

-95- by Rene27

-95- by Rene27 – the good old stars and stripes

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Beautiful countries: India

Hi Community,
today we start with a completely new type of blog article: Photo spreads of beautiful countries!
Every country has beatiful spots – it was really hard to decide which area of the world could lead the way.. But at the end we decided to show you the colorful India!

All the images that you can see here were uploaded by fotocommunity photographers – feel free to comment the photos and upload your own pictures of India!

 

The colours of India by Eric Roth

The colours of India by Eric Roth

once upon a time in india by ...AndreasB...

once upon a time in india by …AndreasB…

Faces of India XIV by Jens Hansen

Faces of India XIV by Jens Hansen

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We ❤ motorcycles

Something you can find all over the world are motorcycles:

*boys and motorcycles* by Miriam Le Jeune

*boys and motorcycles* by Miriam Le Jeune Gulu district, northern Uganda, 2009

Small street, small motorcycle by Carlo.Pollaci

Small street, small motorcycle by Carlo.Pollaci

a touch of SCOTLAND - Mini IMPS by Piet der Bär

a touch of SCOTLAND – Mini IMPS by Piet der Bär

an ...........on his motorcycle by Oniszczuk Mariusz

an ………..on his motorcycle by Oniszczuk Mariusz

Zelina Mai motor-bike by Zelina Mai

Zelina Mai motor-bike by Zelina Mai, photographer: ik-fotodesign.com

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Who are you? A new fotocommunity feature

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Today we would like to show you a little fotocommunity feature you might not know.

You can show your profile visitors what you do and how you rate your experience:

 

1) hover (don’t click) on your username

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2) Click on the option “Profile” – your fotocommunity.com profile will be shown..

3) You can find the headline “I am” in the left sidebar. Click on the pencil icon:

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4) Now you can choose between a few options. It’s also possible to choose multiple answers:

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We hope that this features help you to show your profile visitors how much experience you have in photography!

 

If you have any feedback please don’t hesitate to write a comment or contact our support!

 

Astrophotography: How to photograph aurora

Years ago I visited together with a friend an annual meeting of hobby astronomers at Fort Davis, Texas. It was impressive to see, how eager and passionate those people follow their hobby.

Fort Davis astro meeting

When I was talking with people, someone told me, that also a professional astrophotographer joined that meeting and he introduced me to him. This was a thrilling experience to see, how simple his equipment was to take breath-taking pictures!

Only two devices were necessary: a good camera ( and yes, it was state of the art) and an adapter to mount the camera on the telescope (which could cost a little more then 30.000 $ at this time).

self-built telescope

Telescope

Still today I remember these days at Prude Ranch during the Texas Star Party. The event started late after sundown. The location is perfect due to the fact, that Fort Davis Observatory is in the vicinity and the whole area is under light emission control. I saw some planets as near as never before.

If you browse through fotocommunity, you will meet photos of aurora, the famous arctic lights. How do you get such awesome photos? Here you may find some instructions, if you get the chance to be in an area, where aurora is common:

How to photograph aurora

However, I strongly recommend to browse through the winners photos, its an awesome experience!

Kind Regards

Matthias Moritz

team fotocommunity.com