A creative gift from my old friend…it’s the hard disk that I recorded my first songs on.
“I live in the English countryside and work as an agronomist, so I’m always outdoors in fields,” says Luke Cotton (@takemeonacruise), whose Instagram feed is filled with beautiful foggy landscapes. Capturing fog is an art form, and Luke provided these tips for those who want try their hand at fog photography: “Trees dominate the landscape where I live, and I find myself constantly scouting out new solo trees or perspectives. I like vanishing points so make the most of what lanes, tracks, fences or hedges can add. I try to shoot at golden hour as it adds drama to the landscape. I’m regularly looking for signs of mist or fog hopefully combined with some sun. I also track the time of sunrise and sunset. The light at dawn is my favorite, but you need to be up early to make the most of it.” “I tend to use the Camera+ app for the stabilizer function. I often edit in VSCO, but for the subtle light at dawn I just tweak the photo a little in Afterlight. I try and crop to the rule of thirds but sometimes just go with feel.” To see more photos from the foggy English countryside, follow @takemeonacruise.
PHOTO OF THE DAY 29 oct 2013 @02q • judge @luka04 • daily video contest @videooftheday
Exploring the 2014 Chiang Mai Flower Festival
To see more photos and videos of this year’s flower festival, explore the สวนสาธารณะหนองบวกหาด (Nong Buak Hard Public Park), ประตูท่าแพ (Tha Phae Gate) and สะพานนวรัฐ (Nawarat Bridge) location pages and browse the #flowerfestival and #chiangmaiflowerfestival hashtags.
The 2014 Chiang Mai Flower Festival started yesterday in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Often referred to as the “Rose of the North” by Thai locals, the city of Chiang Mai is home to a wide range of rare and exotic flowers. The flower festival is held annually on the first weekend of February, which is the best season to see these flowers in full bloom.
During the flower festival, Buak Hard Park, located on the southeast corner of Chiang Mai’s moat, turns into a theme park full of flowers. Magnificent floral displays are arranged throughout its garden and numerous pop-up shops line up to sell local flowers and plants. The highlight of the event is the Flower Festival Parade held on Saturday. Traditional Thai dancers and elaborately decorated floral floats work their way from Nawarat Bridge to Buak Hard Park, handing out flowers to spectators. The floats also carry contestants of the Miss Chiang Mai Flower Festival beauty pageant, another much anticipated event of the three-day festival.