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Did you know that stars can fight with each other out there in space? Thanks to this magnificent image captured by European Southern Observatory (ESO), we can see what it looks like. Located 650 light-years from Earth, these two stars were captured by ESO’s Very Large Telescope in a dramatic cosmic fight.
When photographers think of my country they think of windmills, Amsterdam and tulips. These are generally the most photographed subjects in the Netherlands. What they don’t know is that my country turns purple in August. It usually starts mid or early Augusts and ends till the end of August. It turns a lot of areas completely purple.
What am I talking about? The heather plants. Compare it to the France Lavender fields that start a couple of weeks earlier in July. The purple heather fields in the Netherlands are a dream for any landscape photographer. Combine them with mist and you’ve got yourself a dreamscape that looks to be coming straight out of a fairytale. The misty mornings usually start in August also, when it gets cold at night and warm during the day. The temperature along with humidity makes for low fog that looks great combined with the purple heather.
Originally based on Florida, and drawn together by a common love of photography, Victoria Yore and Terrence Drysdale took their first trip together in June 2015 to Europe, and have been hooked ever since.
Armed with little more than a couple of backpacks, some camera gear, and a one way ticket to Europe, the model & photographer duo set out on their journey to see, experience and photograph everything the world.
In a very odd move, considering its less-than-glowing financial reports, Nikon will be increasing lens prices in Europe as of the beginning of 2016.
Over 30 lenses and teleconverters will be affected by this increase, which is expected to range between 4.28% and 29.4%.
Nikon has also started selling refurbished gear in certain European countries, perhaps as a cheaper alternative to the now even-more expensive retail prices.
Just last week we came across reports from Hong Kong, Australia and Europe claiming that Samsung is about to shut down its camera business in those countries, and the first official announcement is already here.
Earlier today Samsung Germany told fotoMAGAZIN that the company will stop selling digital cameras, camcorders and related accessories, due to low demand.
Despite stressing that this announcement will only affect the German market, phasing out of the largest economy in Europe seems like a strong statement regarding the company’s future steps.
For a while now we’ve been seeing reports concerning the future of Samsung’s camera business.
It started with a report from a South Korean journal, followed by another Korean newspaper and Spanish and Portuguese stores claiming that Samsung will be exiting the digital camera business, and while Samsung hasn’t issued an official statement it looks like the end is nearing.
Reports are now coming in from Europe, Hong Kong and Australia claiming that at the very least the company is discontinuing its flagship NX1, if not shutting down the camera division completely.
In an unprecedented move, the company is reported to have explained this by saying that there are “much better and upgraded cameras”.
Up until recently, a 320 gigapixel photo of London as the subject of the world’s largest panoramic photo. It was taken from the BT Tower, not too long ago in 2013. But, the title has now been claimed by Mont Blanc–the highest mountain in Europe– and was taken by Italian photographer, Filippo Blengini, and his team. The Mont Blanc photo weighs in at 365 gigapixels. [Read More…]