Thursday, September 30, 2010

China Blue and the Great Move

Cormoran fisherman
Matty Karp (Haifa, Israel)
Photographed April 2007, Yangshu, China

A great migration
Romeo Starcevic (Vinkovci, Croatia)
Photographed January 2009, Kenya

These are two of my favorite photographs from the Smithsonian Magazine's 7th Annual Photo Contest. In Cormoran fisherman the silhouettes in the mist look like a stage backdrop. More dramatic effects with silhouettes are seen in A great migration. You can enlarge the pictures by clicking on them.

You can see many beautiful photographs by the winners and finalists by visiting .


  1. These are so gorgeous! My daughter is living in China right now so the one in China stands out to me. Beautiful!

  2. beautiful photos. the color within each is mesmerizing. thanks rose

  3. Thanks for the heads-up about the contest. I agree with you--these two photos are spectacular!


  4. They are wonderful photos. If real, there's a lot to be said for reality.