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"Nen Cenedril” by Aman Anuraj touches on two photographic elements from my bucket list. One of which I’ve attempted numerous times, but the weather didn’t cooperate. The first is the aurora borealis with the beautiful milky greens. The other is the stars throughout the sky.  Then you have the low composition to get that really cool reflection of the sky and mountains.  The darkness of the ground works so well when mixed with the colorful and bright sky.  The light on the snowy mountains is just enough as well.

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This was from the first night of camping in the Ogilvie Mountains in Tombstone Territorial Park. We were a bit off with fall colors but got above average auroras. And hey people, it didn't even take months between edits! I'm fairly critical of my own work I'd like to think, but I daresay this one came out looking reasonably decent. (Hopefully this means my logjam of editing is finally over and I'll have some good photos up in the coming days!)
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"water from stone” by Mark Waslick has a very natural feel to it. So natural that when in lights out mode you feel like you’re right there with Mark.  There is so much detail in the textures of the ground. The reflection in the water is so silky smooth and spot on.  The glow in the distance is beautiful, warm and inviting. I am loving this photo.

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The Paria Canyon - Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness Cliffs Area contains some of the most other-worldly landscapes one could imagine. It takes a bit of doing to find your way back in here as the sand tracks are largely unmarked and any services are non-existent. But the reward for the effort is awe-inspiring. I'll never forget the night a spent here sleeping on the desert floor under the Milky Way.
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One of the requirements for being a guest editor at +500px is to publicly share your reasons for picking. So with that, my plan is to comment on the photos and then share the reasons individually. At the end of a day I will be compiling them into 1 big post for Ello, LinkedIn and Medium (just because). So here are the first posts

https://medium.com/photographers-life/my-500px-editor-s-choice-for-may-1-2015-36a082f74d27

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/my-500px-editors-choice-may-1-2015-scott-wyden-kivowitz

https://ello.co/scottwyden/post/fTSmxJqzHZ2Wltq76t_-iQ

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I want to see your best photographs!

Great news everyone and I need your help!! For the month of May I am an "Editor" for 500px. Along with the other guest Editors, we will control the Editor's Choice section of 500px for the entire month.


Please share profiles and photos on +500px that you love in the comments at https://www.facebook.com/scottwyden/photos/p.10152801518678483/10152801518678483/! Yes, you can share a link to your own profile from 500px.

It's been lots of fun so far! My taste tends to landscapes and portraits that really have something to say or some story to tell. It would be really appreciated if you share with me some amazing photographs on 500px as well!!!


My 500px profile: https://500px.com/scottwyden

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This photo from Chris Babida Acaso is my first Editors Choice pick at 500px as a Guest Editor for May.  One of the things I look for in my selections are photos that tell a story.

This photo may not have a huge story behind it, but something else caught my eye.

First, the exposure is absolutely spot on. There is not one area that is too bright or too dark.  The water is smooth enough to see the stunning reflections above and below the surface.  Gotta love drift wood (inside joke, sorry)

The textures on the wood and the mountains and even the trees and sky are all as they should be. The color choices in the overall tone is what really caught my attention.  It’s a moody take on a landscape, and it works. 

Going back to the telling a story idea… Sometimes the story is the “scene” or “background”.  This photo, to me, is the scene where the story takes place.  It’s not the actual story.

Congrats to Chris for making such a beautiful photo. And for being my first Editors Choice!

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Why do I love Lightroom? I can count how many times I need to open Photoshop on a monthly basis, on one hand.
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Imagine when you wont open it at all.
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"At The World's End” by Alexandre Ehrhard is a beautiful mix of cool and warm tones in just the right ways. I love the light on the rocks and flowers in the foreground.  Then the darker shadows in the mid-ground and slightly brighter tone in the background. Then you have the lighthouse light on and of course the moon overhead.  Add the strong exposure, crispness, sharpness and textures and you’ve got a winner.

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Plougonvelin, France. Please view it on black, it's much nicer Follow me on My Facebook Page The pointe Saint-Mathieu (Lok Mazé in Breton) is a headland located near Le Conquet in the territory of the commune of Plougonvelin in France, flanked by 20m high cliffs.
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Daniel Metz’s "Awakening of Tuscany” reminds me of a fairy tale.  So when looking for photographs that tell a story, this definitely caught my eye.

I love the many layers of mountain tops and and hilltops throughout the photo. The fog coming up form the ground adds more dynamic to those layers.  All the tones below the sky are very cool whereas the sky itself is warm like fire. It’s a beautiful mix.

There are a few subtle things that Daniel either caught or added in post, which add to the photo even more.  

1. The light on in the house
2. The 2 trees in the near distance
3. The single tree in the far distance

All of these little things when paired with everything else I mentioned, makes this a definitely Editors Choice.

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Farm on the top of the hills, cypress and morning fog. This is the magic of Tuscany Here, the Belvedere farm in San Quirico d'Orcia, Tuscany
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Giuseppe Luverà’s untitled photo is one heck of a story. But not only that. It’s filled with vibrant colors and strong textures and juxtaposition.

What’s up with the kid in red? Is the child hiding? Is the child crying? Is the child in time-out?

What’s the story?

Your guess is as good as mine, and that’s what makes this such a strong photo.

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gioco in strada, street
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Michael Knudsen’s photo “b&w” is so simple but that’s what makes it so incredible.  The high contrast black and white tone coupled with amazing textures from the trains. And with twisty leading lines and the overhead spot lights. All of this together makes for a winning monochrome photograph.

This is one for train lovers, for black and white lovers, and for photographers who want to see how to make something simple look unique.

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And now I have a summer break :-)
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Radomir Jakubowski’s “On the Top of the World” is a great example of telling a story in photographs.

What caught my attention about this photograph is the silhouette and action on the right side. You see the animal walking down the mountain. You know it is headed somewhere.  Where is it going? Why? Is it running from something?

Beyond the subject is a beautiful landscape of tones, textures and focal elevations.  Then there is the sunlight pouring through the scene.

The warm tone works with the deep black silhouette.

All of this combined makes the photo an Editors Choice.

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Please vote for my image on: https://porelplanetaphoto.com/ and share it! It's very important for the conservation of the species, because a half of the registration fees will be donated to a conservation cause closely related to the awarded photo. Thank you!
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Guest Editor at 500px

Guess who’s +500px’s new Guest Editor? I’ll be curating the #500pxEditorsChoice page in May: http://buff.ly/1bD3CBM
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    Humanities, 2010
  • County College of Morris
    Photography Technology, 2002 - 2004
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The Everyday Photographer. Community & Blog Wrangler at Photocrati, photographer, blogger and educator.
Introduction

Scott Wyden Kivowitz is the Community & Blog Wrangler at Photocrati & NextGEN Gallery, a blogger, photographer and educator. Scott is also the author of Time Is On Your Side: Exploring Long Exposure Photography, Go Wider with Panoramic Photography and Ambivert's Guide to Street Photography. Scott considered himself an everyday photographer rather than narrowing his scope of photography style down to only portraits and landscape. Being an everyday photographer means he photographs whatever sparks his interest.

Scott is also a master at The Arcanum and writes for Digital Photography School, SLR Lounge and his own blog.

Scott believes in sharing his knowledge any way possible and educating without fluff, in a straight to the point easy to understand style.

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NJ Photographer, Member of Nikon Professional Services & PPA. Author at Peachpit Press & Flatbooks.
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Photographer at Scott Wyden Imagery, Community & Blog Wrangler at Photocrati
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Photography, WordPress, SEO, Social Media, Marketing
Employment
  • Scott Wyden Imagery
    Photographer, 2000 - present
  • Photocrati
    Community & Blog Wrangler, 2012 - present
  • Pivot Point Security
    Marketing, 2011 - 2012
  • Mack Camera & Video Service, Inc
    Photographer, Camera Repair, 2004 - 2011
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