Cloud River Phenomenon

A rare cloud formation

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“This morning I woke up to something rather exciting, after a night of graduation celebration. The clouds had taken on a weird, soft, blanket like texture, all while having a creamy consistency like whip cream. The cool thing about this though is not just how this looked as a background to the beautiful land I call home, but about what happened behind the photo. The clouds look like they are trying to take the shape of the hills, while literally being able to see the clouds flow like a river in the sky! It was the coolest weather event of the year so far. I think the reasons this formed (for a couple hours at most ) was due to the warm and cold airs interacting with the clouds causing the clouds to flow on a conveyor belt of air, but I am not as 100% sure on that.”

Lost in Venice, Italy

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“Me, my friend Matt, and Nick all decided to break away from the group due to the fact we had 5 hours of free time. After wondering around for about a half hour, we stopped into a pub to grab a drink, and try that oh so famous Italian pizza. Unfortunately for all three of us, we we’re not feeling the best from all the travel the night before, so we could only eat half of our cheese pizzas, so we ended up getting another drink each. After we payed, we decided to just get as lost as we can, because Venice is only so big, and you can only walk so far on this small island. We ended up getting lost for hours, which led to me snapping some of the best pictures of my entire photography career. This is a photo of one of the many squares in Venice, from the balcony of one of the museums.”

Sun Halo Photo

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“I’m often asked about how I took this picture when I show it to my peers. People tell me it looks like it was photo shopped, or edited in some sort. The truth is that this mystically epic photo was taken on a warm summers day while I was at work. What had started as a really hot and sunny day, turned into a really light and bright fog, which allowed a sun halo to form while we were outside. Me being me said ‘hey this might make a cool album picture one day’ so I took the photo with me standing under it. It was truly a beautiful phenomenon, and it was the first time I had ever seen and/or heard of it in my life, and it is now pictured forever in my mind, and in the internet (as I have made this one of my band (Entity Unknown) pictures.”

The Feeling of Freedom

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“This photo was taken sometime in the summer of 2014, when I got the thing I had been waiting for, for most of my childhood. A Dirt bike. It wasn’t much really, just a 100cc Baha bike (garbage really), but that bike opened my world up in such an amazing way. I suddenly was able to tred throughout the landscape, in lightning time. I could meet up with people and go ride for hours before I ran out of gas, but most importantly, that feeling of being a child and wanting something for so long, and finally getting it. That was the best feeling of all, the feeling of childhood contentment. This is one of the first photos I snapped somewhere outside of Clark’s Beach, where my grandmother once owned a cabin. And believe me, the view was truly breathtaking.”

The Craziest Bonfire Ever

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“This photo, I took about two or so years ago at a really cool bonfire in the summer. It started out as me and my friend, Jordan, walking to a party that was off of the road towards south lands in the woods. We started off by walking through about 10 minutes of brush and forest until we heard people, which we followed until we found ourselves in a open patch of woods, that had a bonfire started in the center, and a cool tree fort with tens of teenagers standing on it, doing things that teenagers do. The night started off pretty chill, and by sundown, their was about 100 people partying in this small patch of forest. It got to the point were they put a full tree into the bonfire, creating a 20ft flame! Me and my friend decided that the place was getting to ‘heat bag’ (meaning too attention getting) after they threw a can of spray paint into the fire, causing a massive explosion. This is when we realized we picked a good time to leave, because as me and Jordan were leaving, a guy was walking towards us with a flash light, so we jumped in the woods (causing me to loose my shoe) and hid until the lights went by. At first we thought it was a cop, but others texted us other wise. In the end I found my shoe and we made our way back home, just to find out that this guy had brought a gun to the party, over a spat he had with another girl! Definitely a crazy night that will be forever logged in my memory, and now blog!”

Venice Italy Skyline Photo

What an amazing place to be! What could one ask for besides being on small islands in the ocean, built mainly by pouring ancient fill and concrete over stilts, all while being surrounding by the shear sound of crowds of people, without the familiar revving of car and truck engines (as Venice is a walking city).

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“Venice, Italy. What an amazing place to be! What could one ask for besides being on small islands in the ocean, built mainly by pouring ancient fill and concrete over stilts, all while being surrounding by the shear sound of crowds of people, without the familiar revving of car and truck engines (as Venice is a walking city). The history that this group of island holds, is unbelievably vast, and you can feel it at every corner of the city. I snapped this image before I set foot for the first time on the main islands that make up the ancient city state! I thought that this was a beautiful, once in a life time shot ( as it is very expensive to travel from North America to Europe!) and decided to snap this one. A snapshot in time, that will forever be in my memory”