Although Oxford is packed full of (probably) lovely college chapels, the best one is definitely Exeter College's (although I am perhaps biased since it's my college and all, but that doesn't matter, it's definitely worth a visit). It might not be St. Peter's or the Sistine Chapel or anything, but one thing it certainly has over them is how quiet it is - it's a hidden gem of Oxford, in a college that most tourists seem (stupidly) to pass by, so you'd be very unlucky to be stuck in the middle of a big tour group.
Although Oxford is packed full of (probably) lovely college chapels, the best one is definitely Exeter College’s (although I am perhaps biased since it’s my college and all, but that doesn’t matter, it’s definitely worth a visit). It might not be St. Peter’s or the Sistine Chapel or anything, but one thing it certainly has over them is how quiet it is – it’s a hidden gem of Oxford, in a college that most tourists seem (stupidly) to pass by, so you’d be very unlucky to be stuck in the middle of a big tour group.
The chapel is a ridiculous overblown gothic-revivalist monster, but it’s lovely, and they’ve just spent millions cleaning it all up so it’s looking its best right now, all the stone work cleaned up, the tiles polished and the stained glass looking like it’s meant to. If you search hard enough, you can find a bust of Tolkien and a tapestry by William Morris (both old members of the college) and if you’re lucky you’ll get to hear the choir or organ scholar practicing while you’re snapping away (it’s got a VERY impressive organ…). And more importantly, just outside its doors is the spot where Inspector Morse had his fatal heart attack (may he rest in peace). Go during the day – mainly as you can’t get in at night, but also stained glass only looks like it should when the sun’s shining through it.
The 2015 UEFA Champions League Final will be held at the Olympic Stadium in Berlin on June 6. It is a place full of history and is also the only football stadium with a blue track course. Some say it is the most beautiful stadium in the world, and I totally agree with them. But then agai,n I might be biased because it is the home court of my favorite team, Hertha BSC Berlin—my blue-white bloodline.
What exactly do I feel while waiting for my Lomo'Instant photos to be developed? I have to say I get a mix of "Surprise me, dear Lomo!" but also some "Did I capture it as I wanted?" kind of thought. No matter the school of thought, with the Splitzer you can add so many cool effects to your photos you'll definitely embrace it!
They say you can't teach an old dog new tricks, but whoever said that must have never shot with a Konica C35. This 46-year-old beauty can definitely hang with the big boys. Come see why this camera is one of my favorites, and why it should be one of yours, too.
There are small pleasures and big pleasures. A small one, like eating a chocolate after lunch, the first day of summer after a cold spring or finally meeting that girl you see every day on your morning commute can be more satisfying than anything else. As for me, shooting live music shows with the Petzval Lens is one of those small pleasures.
Lubitel for lovers+. You're probably wondering, "Why is there a '+'?" It's to describe and expand a whole new definition of the Lubitel - in this case, this camera is not only for lovers literally, but also for anyone who loves to shoot portraits, street scenes, objects, and the skies. Do you love to take photos of your lover, your dear friend, your lovely family, your pet, or at the streets? This camera can be used in ALL situations. You can shoot everything that you love with it!
Venturing into an area when there's volcanic activity is a feat that can only be either courageous or foolish. One thing's for sure, though, it's the kind of experience that not many people share and—should one escape unscathed, like russellmcbride and his friend—a highly rewarding one at that.
In 1963, a couture-clad model in a bubble capsule floated through the streets of Paris. Melvin Sokolsky, the mastermind who dreamed it all, photographed her as strangers looked on. Stunts and gravity-defying acrobatics have this effect on people. The sense of danger or impossibility is the attraction; one cannot help but look.
The Cannes Film Festival showcases some of the world's best cinematographic masterpieces. It is an annual event that is highly anticipated by fans and connoisseurs of both mainstream and independent cinema. This year's festival has officially opened and film buffs everywhere are excited, at the same time curious, about which film will win the Palme d'Or. We are in no position to predict the winner, but we do have our favorites, from the ones in competition and otherwise. In no definitive order, here is a list of 10 films that we'd like to see.
You want your subject be the center of attention? Petzval lens photos are recognizable for sharpness and crispness in the centre, strong color saturation, wonderful swirly bokeh effect, artful vignettes and narrow depth of field that will make your subjects stand out!
When a truly fascinating photograph hits you, it’s powerful enough to transport you to the story that is being told in that image. Such is what happens when one sees Suji Park's work for the first time. It’s as if you can actually hear and feel the details of each snapshot — the warmth of a late afternoon sun, the complex silence of nature or a dry and nostalgic solitude.
There is nothing better than a photo shot at the perfect moment. Henri Cartier-Bresson's principle on "The Decisive Moment" is a principle that we should still follow to this day. A perfectly-timed photo creates impact, whether it's one of a friend jumping into the pool or a couple emerging from the ceremony on their wedding day. For this rumble, we want to see that breathtaking moment, shot at the perfect time. And you showed us what it's like to be on time.
A couple of years ago marcus_loves_film had the opportunity to spend time at a lodge more than half a century old in Woodruff, Wisconsin. Through these photographs, he had documented one night of his stay.