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25 Best Photos On Flickr In 2014 Which Will Show You The Beauty Of The World

25 Best Photos On Flickr In 2014 Which Will Show You The Beauty Of The World

Although there are millions of photographs on Flickr, the photography giants have somehow managed to collect a list of the 25 most inspiring, exquisite photographs of 2014. Their final list was determined by community engagement—how many times each photo had been viewed and favorited—and it features some really incredible pieces.

1. *** by Elina Shumilova

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    With a portfolio of almost 300 unique and beautiful photographs, Elena Shumilova is without a doubt one of the most talented photographers and Flickr members on the Internet.

    2. Nightly shower 130812 F4332 by Pete Huu

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      This striking photograph was taken near Helsinki, whilst Pete Huu was hunting for Perseids.

      3. Persist | Lofoten, Norway by Lorenzo Montezemolo

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        This bright green streak of aurora lasted for quite a while in Lofted, Norway. According to Lorenzo Montezemolo, he had four hours to take a great photo of the strange green lights.

        4. Wherever You Lay Your Head by Rosie Hardy

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          Accompanied by an inspiring Lana Del Rey quote, this photograph by Rosie Hardy was taken last February and has received over 800,000 views.

          5. John. by LJ

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            The identity of John is limited to his name, but according to LJ’s photograph information this was taken in Overtown, Miami.

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            5. Lightbulb by Alexandr Tikki

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              The lightbulb is the comic indicator of bright ideas, but few of those thoughts could become reality without the work of human hands.

              6. Ixspreparation2 by Mark Rademaker

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                This is the Eaglework’s IXS Enterprise First Generation FTL Starship concept, one of Mark Rademaker’s many fantastic works of art and engineering.

                7. Night Reading by Laura Williams

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                  “Sometimes when I can’t sleep I sit on my ceiling and read.” – Laura Williams. Don’t we all!

                  8. Besides my dad, she was the only one in my family who was like this… by Brandon Stanton

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                    Do you remember the saddest moment of your life? When my grandmother died. I was nine. Besides my dad, she was the only one in my family who was like this. And she was the only other person who could give me any perspective on what it was going to be like, and how to handle it.”

                    9. Loopy sky by SoulRiser

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                      SoulRiser seems a little surprised that his photograph is featuring on these ‘Top of 2014’ lists, but with beautiful shots like this I’m surprised there aren’t more of his on making the cut!

                      10. Bear Lake – Pentax 67 + Portra 400 by Trent Davis

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                        Taken near Bear Lake in Rocky Mountain National Forest, this photograph is one of Trent Davis’ impressive, 1000-strong Flickr collection.

                        11. NAVCAM top 10 at 10 km – 10 by European Space Agency

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                          Although this may look a bit like a ink blot test, it’s actually Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko and the shot was taken my the European Space Agency’s Rosetta. “Some light contrast enhancements have been made to emphasise certain features and to bring out features in the shadowed areas” the ESA says, but this is only because in reality the comet is almost pitch black.

                          12. Oil Pastels by Jon Smith

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                            The first step to creating this fantastic photograph was to fill a standard lightbulb with oil paints, the second step was a lot simpler: shooting it with a pellet gun.

                            13. Here, Once Again by Alex Benetel

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                              Despite the worrying amount of leeches that can be found on her Aunt’s property, Alex Benetel was determined to get this photograph. A brave, brave photographer if ever there was one.

                              14. Chinatown by Masashi Wakui

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                                Yokohama Chinatown (35°26’39.2″N 139°38’53.2″E) is a beautiful little part of the world, and thanks to Masashi Wakui we all get to see it.

                                15. Such Is The Price Of Leaving by Whitney Justesen

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                                  Whitney Justesen’s photostream is perhaps one of the most beautiful so far, featuring more photographs from her trip to Alaska it’s certainly worth seeing.

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                                  16. I Will Learn To Love The Skies I’m Under. by David Uzochukwu

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                                    This photograph was taken alongside 23 others by different photographers. Each of these talented artists was asked to interpret one line of Mumford & Sons’ Hopeless Wanderer. David Uzochukwu did a fantastic job with the equally beautiful lyrics “I will learn to love the skies I’m under”.

                                    17. On The Neighbour’s Grounds by Rosie Anne Prosser

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                                      After fog and mist rolled onto the lands that Rosie Anne Prosser new so well, she found herself wandering like a stranger.

                                      18. The Dreamy Coast by Rob Macklin

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                                        Rob Maclin often drives for miles to get a good photograph, and when clouds finally rolled into the California skies back in January he was quick to travel with his son to the coast and await this majestic sunset.

                                        19. Bagel & Lox by Davide Luciano

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                                          Davide Luciano’s gourmet mouse trap: delicious but deadly!

                                          20. Little Sherlock by Adrian Sommeling

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                                            Using clever lighting and Adobe Photoshop, Adrian Sommeling has creating a mind-blowing portfolio filled with these unique, surreal photographs.

                                            21. Pyramid Barn by Steve Arnold

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                                              Named Pyramid Barn because in some spots it looked like a miniature pyramid, Steve Arnolds says this illustrious farmland reminded him of many trips the UK’s Glastonbury Festival.

                                              22. HIPA by Ian Webb

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                                                HIPA is a non-profit photography show that will take place in England later this year. Ian Webb aims to raise HIPA’s profile so everyone can join in.

                                                23. Fim de tarde by Johnson Barros

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                                                  Choosing to be a pilot is choosing to live a hectic, stressful life: but I bet few among them would change their paths.

                                                  24. 320/365 by Alex Currie

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                                                    As far as selfies go, Alex Curie has to be the master of them right?

                                                    25. Red Anemone by Jacob Edmiston

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                                                      Jacob Edmiston’s photography portfolio includes some of the most detailed, exquisite of flowers that can be viewed by human eyes, there’s no wonder at all his inspired work was included in the Top 2014 lists.

                                                      Featured photo credit: Box Brownie | Little Visuals via littlevisuals.co

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                                                      How to Get out of a Rut: 12 Useful Ways to Get Unstuck

                                                      How to Get out of a Rut: 12 Useful Ways to Get Unstuck

                                                      Have you gotten into a rut before? Or are you in a rut right now?

                                                      You know you’re in a rut when you run out of ideas and inspiration. I personally see a rut as a productivity vacuum. It might very well be a reason why you aren’t getting results. Even as you spend more time on your work, you can’t seem to get anything constructive done. While I’m normally productive, I get into occasional ruts (especially when I’ve been working back-to-back without rest). During those times, I can spend an entire day in front of the computer and get nothing done. It can be quite frustrating.

                                                      Over time, I have tried and found several methods that are helpful to pull me out of a rut. If you experience ruts too, whether as a working professional, a writer, a blogger, a student or other work, you will find these useful. Here are 12 of my personal tips to get out of ruts:

                                                      1. Work on the small tasks.

                                                      When you are in a rut, tackle it by starting small. Clear away your smaller tasks which have been piling up. Reply to your emails, organize your documents, declutter your work space, and reply to private messages.

                                                      Whenever I finish doing that, I generate a positive momentum which I bring forward to my work.

                                                      2. Take a break from your work desk.

                                                      Get yourself away from your desk and go take a walk. Go to the washroom, walk around the office, go out and get a snack.

                                                      Your mind is too bogged down and needs some airing. Sometimes I get new ideas right after I walk away from my computer.

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                                                      3. Upgrade yourself

                                                      Take the down time to upgrade yourself. Go to a seminar. Read up on new materials (#7). Pick up a new language. Or any of the 42 ways here to improve yourself.

                                                      The modern computer uses different typefaces because Steve Jobs dropped in on a calligraphy class back in college. How’s that for inspiration?

                                                      4. Talk to a friend.

                                                      Talk to someone and get your mind off work for a while.

                                                      Talk about anything, from casual chatting to a deep conversation about something you really care about. You will be surprised at how the short encounter can be rejuvenating in its own way.

                                                      5. Forget about trying to be perfect.

                                                      If you are in a rut, the last thing you want to do is step on your own toes with perfectionist tendencies.

                                                      Just start small. Do what you can, at your own pace. Let yourself make mistakes.

                                                      Soon, a little trickle of inspiration will come. And then it’ll build up with more trickles. Before you know it, you have a whole stream of ideas.

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                                                      6. Paint a vision to work towards.

                                                      If you are continuously getting in a rut with your work, maybe there’s no vision inspiring you to move forward.

                                                      Think about why you are doing this, and what you are doing it for. What is the end vision in mind?

                                                      Make it as vivid as possible. Make sure it’s a vision that inspires you and use that to trigger you to action.

                                                      7. Read a book (or blog).

                                                      The things we read are like food to our brain. If you are out of ideas, it’s time to feed your brain with great materials.

                                                      Here’s a list of 40 books you can start off with. Stock your browser with only the feeds of high quality blogs, such as Lifehack.org, DumbLittleMan, Seth Godin’s Blog, Tim Ferris’ Blog, Zen Habits or The Personal Excellence Blog.

                                                      Check out the best selling books; those are generally packed with great wisdom.

                                                      8. Have a quick nap.

                                                      If you are at home, take a quick nap for about 20-30 minutes. This clears up your mind and gives you a quick boost. Nothing quite like starting off on a fresh start after catching up on sleep.

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                                                      9. Remember why you are doing this.

                                                      Sometimes we lose sight of why we do what we do, and after a while we become jaded. A quick refresher on why you even started on this project will help.

                                                      What were you thinking when you thought of doing this? Retrace your thoughts back to that moment. Recall why you are doing this. Then reconnect with your muse.

                                                      10. Find some competition.

                                                      Nothing quite like healthy competition to spur us forward. If you are out of ideas, then check up on what people are doing in your space.

                                                      Colleagues at work, competitors in the industry, competitors’ products and websites, networking conventions.. you get the drill.

                                                      11. Go exercise.

                                                      Since you are not making headway at work, might as well spend the time shaping yourself up.

                                                      Sometimes we work so much that we neglect our health and fitness. Go jog, swim, cycle, whichever exercise you prefer.

                                                      As you improve your physical health, your mental health will improve, too. The different facets of ourselves are all interlinked.

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                                                      Here’re 15 Tips to Restart the Exercise Habit (and How to Keep It).

                                                      12. Take a good break.

                                                      Ruts are usually signs that you have been working too long and too hard. It’s time to get a break.

                                                      Beyond the quick tips above, arrange for a 1-day or 2-days of break from your work. Don’t check your (work) emails or do anything work-related. Relax and do your favorite activities. You will return to your work recharged and ready to start.

                                                      Contrary to popular belief, the world will not end from taking a break from your work. In fact, you will be much more ready to make an impact after proper rest. My best ideas and inspiration always hit me whenever I’m away from my work.

                                                      Take a look at this to learn the importance of rest: The Importance of Scheduling Downtime

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