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Showcase of Beautiful Photography

Sometimes, a picture can be powerful enough to be inspirational material all by itself. To provide you with some inspiration for the upcoming week, this sunday we feature some truly beautiful and impressive images from talented artists and photographers worldwide.

Whether in black and white or in colors, they are all related by a strong sense of composition and an emphasis on lightening and colors work. All images are linked to their sources, which you are encouraged to visit. Other work of the photographers we have featured here is certainly worth discovering as well. Please notice that some images are available as prints as well.

Beautiful Photography Link

Amazing sleeping beauty, where the beauty is actually also the beast, by Peter ツ. Prints are available as well.

Beautiful Photography - dreaming2

Blue Sky3

Blue Sky4

Far And Away5

Far And Away6

Inside Capitol Hill7

Inside Capitol Hill8

The Endpoint9
By Jeannette Oerlemans.

Inside Capitol Hill10

Falling Up11

Beautiful Photography - 12

Song of Tide13
By Wira Nurmansyah from Indonesia.

Beautiful Photography - Song of Tide14

By Earl A. Jones.

Beautiful Photography - blue16

Bunny Bokeh17
Happy bunny bokeh wednesday, by Little Miss Patricia.

Beautiful Photography - bunny bokeh18

The Cat

Beautiful Photography

By tanakawho.

Beautiful Photography - abstract20

Ink Sea21
By Hermin Abramovitch.

Beautiful Photography - ink sea22

Fan’s Eye23
A macro shot by LauHi.



Beautiful Photography - falltuer26

By Konrad Bąk.

Beautiful Photography - 28

Ant, The Driver29
By Raphael Guarino.

Beautiful Photography - 30

A purple leaf
By National Geographic.

Beautiful Photography -

Flower Petal31
By Alistair Campbell.

Beautiful Photography - flower petal32

By Wysseri.

Beautiful Photography - keeper34

Who Feels Love35
By Ciuky.

Beautiful Photography - who feels love36

In The Mood 4 Love37
By Antonio Navarro Wijkmark.

Beautiful Photography - in the mood 4 love38

By Kleemass.

Beautiful Photography - tunnel40

By Skarphéðinn Þráinsson.

Beautiful Photography42

Susanna Majuri43
A disturbing yet insteresting serie of images by Susanna Majuri.

Beautiful Photography - susanna majuri44

San Torini45

San Torini46

By tEdGuY4948.


blue canary50
By Ursula I Abresch.

blue canary51

Bearded Dragon
A macro shot by LauHi.

Bearded Dragon

Ant (by Unknown)
Please let us know who is the author of this image in the comments.

Beautiful Photography

Light Paintings by Twin Cities Brightest52

Beautiful Photography53

Last Click Link

The Plugs
Well, that’s not a beautiful photo per se, but we are confident that this image will spark your imagination for a more productive workflow — at least when it comes to handling cabels and plugs!

thank you god for showing me this picture xD

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  1. 1

    The first one is really amazing :)

  2. 3

    really cool the blue sky photograph is really pleasing


  3. 5

    Great post… Photography can be a great source of inspiration during a creative burnout. Looking at these pictures surely refreshed my mind during this dry hour…

    However(with all due respect) i suggest you guys maintain the regular flow of articles rather than inspirational showcases and lists. Not that it is bad or anything, but I’ve been seeing such posts umpteen times on the web and I need to read more thought provoking articles on SM than these. I also see that this is a weekend post so I’m not going to go berserk on this :)

    As a regular reader, i get really enlightened by reading your articles and learn new stuff everyday. Although, I must admit that these pictures are good on a dull sunday evening.

    Please don’t take this personally guys.. :) and I apologize if I irked any of your readers..

    • 6

      Vitaly Friedman

      July 11, 2010 6:08 am

      Richie, indeed, this is a weekend post. Regular work days are dedicated to thought-provoking articles.

    • 7

      with all due respect (as well) I disagree, I have noticed a trend of articles aimed to programers and developers rather than designers (I guess that’s what readers want), but; since I’m a designer I prefer inspirational showcases than web security tips or whatever… that’s why I check SM on weekends. nice list!!

      • 8

        As a designer myself, I have to agree with Alfredo. It’s these types of showcases that I always enjoy and awe at, that keeps me coming back to Smashing.

  4. 9

    Robin Thrift

    July 11, 2010 6:16 am

    Fan’s Eye is simple, but elegant. Simplicity wins for me!

  5. 10

    Thanks Alot, I’m really inspired.

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    Chandra Tewary

    July 11, 2010 6:20 am

    Thanks for this post. Cool ones… Blue Sky & Blue Canary :-)

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    Carl Rosekilly

    July 11, 2010 6:41 am

    These guys know what they’re doing, post production!

  8. 13

    Awesome collection. I really like to catch a break from business once in a while, even though this kind of post still works for inspirational purposes and sparks creativity. I love photography! Very inspirational to me. Thanks guys!

  9. 14

    Thank you very much smashing, these are really fantastic.. I am now picking up my camera.. :)

  10. 15

    “The Artist” has a watermark showing copyright by Konrad Bak and a websute. Is he the website owner as opposed to the photographer?

  11. 16

    Simon Lilja

    July 11, 2010 7:07 am

    The bottom-right credits the photo of the painter to Konrad Bąk of at least. Is this not right, since you’re asking the the artist?

    • 17

      Vitaly Friedman

      July 11, 2010 7:28 am

      Thank you, we must have overlooked it! The post was updated.

  12. 18

    Awesome Pics

  13. 19

    Kitsch as kitsch can!
    Usually Smashing Magazine puts its emphasis on high quality works. These photographs might be technically very well executed, but there is much, much better photography out there.

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    July 11, 2010 6:13 pm

    The first one gives me a big shot, especially in the hot summer day,cool.

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    Awesomeeee listtt

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    Moksha Solutions

    July 11, 2010 1:17 pm

    thanks for such a great collection

  17. 23

    And they said I would have to leave my computer to se nature’s beauty. HA! It came right to me.


  18. 24

    I love the colors in some of these photos!

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    Thanks a lot to SM for the post!!! I specially liked Far And Away, Falling Up, Song of Tide, Bunny Bokeh, Ink Sea Ant, The Driver. Really amazing photographs and very good inspirations.
    Keep posting articles like this.

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    all are nice. l love this post.


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