Fenghuang is a small town in Hunan province, China. Fenghuang has an exceptionally well-preserved old town with traditional Hunan architecture. Name of the town in Chinese means Phoenix, the mythical bird of good omen and longevity. Also, Fenghuang is praised to be one of the most beautiful towns in China. The old town houses many minority traditions, customs and languages because more than half of its population belongs to either Miao or Tujia minorities (while generally, more than 90% of Chinese population belongs to Han ethnic group). My girlfriend and I spent almost 2 days in Fenghuang what let me took many photos with some decent light and you can see one of the attempts, taken early in the morning, above. The town is really that [...]
Zhangjiajie National Park aka Avatar Mountains is another very famous place in China. Tall limestone formations, often hidden in the clouds and thus looking as floating in the air, are believed to be the main inspiration for the creators of Avatar movie. So of course, I couldn't miss that. And you know what? That was the most disappointing stop during my whole China trip... The formations look indeed amazing, even though I wasn't lucky enough to see that famous fog making them look as if they float. I took above picture early in the morning and it was the best I could get. The light wasn't very good (smog...) and as I said there weren't famous mists... sometimes gods of the weather just don't want [...]
I just realized that I haven't shared many photos on my blog from my trip to Bali earlier this year (in fact I could only find one or two!). So today, instead of another photo from China, I would like to share this image of a wonderful sunset on Padang Padang beach in the southern part of Bali. I hope you like it 🙂
Great Wall of China is another must-see attraction in China. And although I shared one image from there already, today I would like to share one more. BTW have you heard that it can be seen from space and even the Moon? Well, it's a Myth. You definitely can't see it from the Moon and seeing from the low Earth orbit might be very tricky to say the least (meaning: it's virtually impossible to spot it because it's very difficult to discern it from its surroundings due to the fact it's built from rocks). Great Wall of China is one of the most impressive and popular tourist attractions in China. No doubt about that. As the wall stretched about 20.000 km (according to the newest [...]
I've been photographing for around 10 years now and in that time I literally captured thousands of photos. I processed just a small fraction of them and shared online even less. Of those finished and uploaded, I still really like just some of them and you will find them below. Click the photo thumbnail to view it in large size. I hope you will like them too!
Yesterday, Photomatix for Linux 1.1 has been officially released after several weeks of beta testing. Photomatix for Linux uses the same rendering engine as Photomatix Pro 6 what means you can now create really incredible HDR images on Linux 🙂 Pricing and Trial The full license of Photomatix for Linux 1.1 costs 49 USD. Free trial version is also available for download. You can purchase Photomatix for Linux here: http://www.hdrsoft.com/order.php Or you can also download a trial version (which never expires but adds watermarks to the saved photos) below: http://www.hdrsoft.com/download/photomatix-linux.html New Features in version 1.1 Here's the summary of new features available in version 1.1: New Tone Mapping method - Tone Balancer, which is great for realistic HDR photos. And as you might already know [...]