Even before the camera can capture millions of colors, people were shooting them precious moments of life. And then the photographers had no choice: it was all black and white. It would seem that the benefits of shooting in color and there is a need to use the latest technological advances.
However, there is a black-and-white photography is something that is difficult or even impossible to convey in color: in each frame - the whole world. Therefore, the art of monochrome photography - the art of penetration into the essence of things, in that which is hidden from prying eyes. And if it fails, the photo becomes a masterpiece.
20 magical black-and-white photographs of contemporary photographers who have invested in them all his soul, and even more.
Ireland - a celebration. And not just because of the ineffable beauty of bays, inlets, islands, valleys and cliffs. It is also the country's unique history, culture and mythology. Here from all breathes freedom, and each castle, marshes, mills and a path has its own mystery and legend, which awed whisper passed on from generation to generation.
The nature of the "Emerald Isle" is created for lovers of solitude. The harsh climate, even in summer when the cold winds blow, lonely cliffs, wild expanses of counties and rebellious waves of the Atlantic did not attract crowds of beach tourists.
However, wishing to relax to the fullest also not be disappointed - for them to always open the doors of Dublin's famous pubs, in which, perhaps, can go missing.
Rock of Cashel - the ancient residence of the kings of Ireland for several hundred years before the Norman invasion.
Rope Bridge Carrick-a-Rede.
Rainbow near the Cliffs of Moher on the Atlantic coast.
For its advertising campaign the Swiss brand of clothing and equipment for climbing Mammut invited climbers from around the world. The task was to climb the north face of "four thousander" (mountain height of 4000 meters) of the Eiger in the Alps. Chosen for the filming of the photographer Robert Bosch. He did not just conquer the highest peaks of the world, to make great pictures.
Sometimes you just want to throw away a laptop, turn off the phone and be alone with yourself and nature. It is desirable in some beautiful secluded location on the edge of the world.
This material has been collected 20 beautiful places in different parts of our planet that would fit perfectly in order to relax your body and soul from the bustle of the big city.
Mountains, sea, standing alone beacons on the rocks or green valley - there are examples here for every taste. Take a trip back to your vacation, and if it is not soon put a picture on your desktop, let it warm your soul and pleases the eye.
Imagine a pool, the edge of which goes directly into the ocean or merges with the horizon, creating the illusion of infinity. Their borders fit neatly into the environment and the natural landscape , literally dissolving into space and striking imagination.
The idea of such pools originated in France - they were used in the construction of the famous Versailles fountains. Today infinity pools boast only the most expensive resorts and hotels in the world, since their construction - quite expensive pleasure. But perhaps you can give everything to once in your life to be in that pool.
Photographer Elena Shumilova - mom of two boys amicable nimble. Sons and their pets have become heroes series of mental images of life in the village.
"I wanted to capture his childhood as it is - real, with confusion, surprise, dreams ... For many of us want to remember not only the way we looked at five years, but what do you think that played in what eyes looked at the world".
And Elena is an amazing way possible. So touching, penetrating and expressive about his childhood in a Russian village, perhaps, has not been removed. Each photo Shumilova Elena - a small masterpiece, accurately conveys the mood of childhood, beautiful and fleeting.
There are many reasons to ask at the airport when registering a window seat, but the most important - it is, of course, spectacular views.
World top looks much better than we can imagine it.
Here you can see such a storm from afar.
A solar eclipse at an altitude of 13,411 feet - this is something something ...
From the look of the highest point in Africa will leave you breathless.
It is truly a stunner.
From late March to early April hundreds of trees covered with white and pinkish-white flowers, turning Japan into a prosperous country. Sakura every year, like a magnet, attracts thousands of people wanting to enjoy this amazing spectacle of beauty. Cherry blossom only lasts a few days.
Japanese botanists report that this year's cherry blossom prematurely due to the warm winter. So, it's time to drop everything and go to admire the flowers.
Photographer Vyacheslav Mishchenko showed that we are almost indistinguishable from the snails. "As a child, my father taught me to collect mushrooms and we are always faced with a variety of insects. As I got older, I grew an interest in photography, and I decided to catch these magical scene on camera". Except for the frame and picture complement good byline. For him snails - akin to people. They also know how to love, to empathize and to fight for their right to live.
Claude Monet. "Lady with umbrella"
Drop tenderness overflowing heart.
I want to pass on them or stop gaping.
Nature is beautiful, but there is nothing more magical than being under the trees as a living tunnel. Whether it formed naturally or with a little help of talented gardeners corridor of trees will enchant everyone lucky enough to walk under its green branches.
Dark hedges, Northern Ireland
© Stephen Emerson
© Christopher Tait
Mysterious tunnel from Northern Ireland as if descended from the cover of an old book. James Stewart beeches planted back in the 18th century to impress your guests at the entrance to his house Greyskhil.
Road to Halnaker, UK
© Sam Moore
This truly is a fabulous tunnel near the town Halnaker, Sussex, England. It is incredibly popular with photographers, which is not surprising.
Instead of brushes - a rake instead of colors - sand. Perhaps this is all you need to sand art masters to create their work .
Summer - the perfect time for beach lovers . And while the rest are tourists and toil of doing nothing at resorts already being brilliant artists create their works . Coming at low tide, they spent hours on end is carried by the water, painting a mysterious patterns along the coast. Each pad like a huge canvas on which to carefully loom large paintings, which are visible only from the bird's flight.
These beautiful geometric patterns do not last very long , they are quickly washed away by the waves or trampled surfers and other lovers stroll on the beach. But then a fleeting moment that will last picture, leave a mark in the heart of every lover of this art. Art for art's sake .
Tony Plant - original English artist who creates drawings in the sand for over 20 years. At work, he uses only his hands and a rake , and in spite of this , the creation of this website look like aliens have landed here .
Rainbow wonderful. His appearance they give us direct sea of joy, when we were kids hanging out of the windows of homes, offices and cars to get a better look this elusive phenomenon of nature. It is impossible to predict exactly when a rainbow appeared, so they are always in such a small miracle in our daily lives. Like all beautiful, rainbow fickle, so transfer all their wonderful photos to very difficult.
Cristophe Jacrot - photographer that takes rain.
Unlike most people who are hiding from the rain under umbrellas and rooftops, French photographer Cristophe Jacrot uses bad weather for creativity. "I like rain, snow, and other manifestations of" bad weather "for what they evoke in me the desire to dream and romance."
His photographs, paintings and emotional force to look at the nasty element differently, seeing the beauty and mystique. In a series of Christoph Jacrot captured the rainy Hong Kong, Paris and New York.
The magazine «National Geographic Traveler» holds 25th annual photo contest, collecting the most interesting shots of the animal world.
Photographers from around the world compete in four categories, but the most interesting are the photos of many animals. Anyone with a camera can capture animals in their natural environment and win a 10-day trip to the Galapagos. And while hundreds of photos from around the world fill up the collection of the contest, the editors already chosen the most vivid footage. "In the last few years, the quality of images sent to us has improved markedly. Pictures reflect not only embodied the moment, but also a special way of seeing wildlife, making the judging process enormously complicated. We invite photographers to send in their work and compete with the best, "- said the chief editor of the magazine National Geographic Chris Jones.
"Two newly hatched chicks."
"God, Louise ... This cookie was awesome. "
"Hummingbird drinks water out of his mouth a man in a severe drought."