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30 Fantastic Photos Taken With The iPhone 6

30 Fantastic Photos Taken With The iPhone 6

People are taking more photographs than ever before, most of which are captured with smartphones! One of the most famous smartphones on the market right now is Apple’s iPhone 6, which features the iSight camera. The photographs these cameras are able to take are incredible, so we thought we’d share 30 of the best shots taken on the iPhone 6.

1. Jun I. in Tokyo, Japan

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    In Jun’s photograph, nature and the manmade overpass are combined through the soft sunlight as a family walk their dog.

    2. Sawyer K. in British Columbia, Canada

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      The structured, strong planks of the bridge are the focus of this forrest and this wonderful photograph.

      3. Cory S. in Lake Cushman, Washington, USA

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        You can really feel how enormous this woods are in comparison to the woman, and yet the light shines down on her.

        4. Waldemar N. in Gdańsk, Poland

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          A fantastic world is captured from this angle, opening up this forrest scene in a unique way.

          5. Karla R. in Halong Bay, Vietnam

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            Greens and blues harmonize in this calming photograph of Vietnamese life.

            6. Jen B. in Skeleton Coast, Namibia

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              This elephant was captured in the middle of his journey, and this photograph makes you wonder where this elephant is now.

              7. Flavio S. in New Zealand

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                This gorgeous sunset features chilling blues and warming yellows, bringing the surfer’s experience to life.

                8. Taketo Y. in Yamanashi, Japan

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                  This majestic mountain is surrounded with luxurious pastel colours, which are a stark contrast to the dark hills at the front of the photograph.

                  9. Sarah P. in White Sands, New Mexico, USA

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                    This photograph truly captures the immensity of the desert and sky, as well as a possible story developing between the two people.

                    10. Austin M. in Steamboat Springs, CO, USA

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                      Here, the snow is captured in exquisite detail. You can almost feel the chill.

                      11. Kim G. in El Calafate, Argentina

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                        The depth and difference in this photograph cannot be challenged, but it is still beautifully balanced.

                        12. Silke W. in Bali, Indonesia

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                          This spontaneous portrait is extraordinary. The smile is so genuine it would be difficult to take another like it.

                          13. Alastair B. in The Cairngorms, Scotland

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                            Although the reindeer fills the photograph as the subject, you can also traverse the mountains in the background.

                            14. Ahmed A. in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA

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                              Although the ground is inexplicably flat, Ahmed has managed to add layers to the landscape using the colourful hot air balloons.

                              15. John L. in British Columbia, Canada

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                                Chances are, this was a photograph taken by chance rather than thoroughly prepared, but it still holds it’s own.

                                16. Shan L. in San Francisco, California, USA

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                                  Capturing a seagull taking off can take hours, but Shan has managed to get this particular guy as well as a wonderful view of the Golden Gate Bridge.

                                  17. Noah W. in Marina Del Rey, California, USA

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                                    Here, the shadow of the dog interrupts the solid stripes of the gate shadows.

                                    18. Hyeong Jun K. in Seoul, South Korea

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                                      Although this photograph may seem empty, the tree is more than enough to fulfill the frame.

                                      19. Andrew T. in White Sands National Monument, New Mexico, USA

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                                        This terminator line featured on this dune’s crest is glorious, drawing the eye upwards and implying an uphill climb.

                                        20. Cole R. in Star Valley Ranch, Wyoming, USA

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                                          Even the clouds appear to be pulling your eyes towards the tiny house in this photograph.

                                          21. Sawyer K. in Oak Glen, California, USA

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                                            A spin on the usual landscape and leaves photograph, this shot combines the beauty, surprise and humour of a single second.

                                            22. Chris C. in Santa Monica, California, USA

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                                              In Chris’s photograph, the sky is in complete opposition to the town below, yet together they create a great shot.

                                              23. Paul O. in Naugatuck, Connecticut, USA

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                                                Simple yet intriguing, these water droplets captured on a car hood create a unique and textured shot.

                                                24. Paul O. in Chicago, Illinois, USA

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                                                  Photographing this shock of a rainbow against a monochrome background is a work of genius from Paul.

                                                  25. Renee M. in Union City, USA

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                                                    Light and shadow stroll together, much like the two characters pictured in this photograph.

                                                    26. Cielo D. in Alameda, California, USA

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                                                      This almost looks surreal, like something you’d find on an album or movie cover, yet it is simply Cielo’s reflection on a wet street.

                                                      27. Brendan Ó. in Copenhagen, Denmark

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                                                        The contours on this street are captured perfectly in this shot, made better because the people happen to be standing or cycling between them.

                                                        28. Andrew P. in Phoenix, Arizona, USA

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                                                          These warm colours capture the heat of the sunset, while also softening the spiky cacti.

                                                          29. Dan C. in British Columbia, Canada

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                                                            Like many great photographs, this abstract shot is difficult to interpret, but the bubbles and water are breathtaking.

                                                            30. Gabby K. in Snoqualmie Pass, Washington, USA

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                                                              Dreamy, mystical and ethereal, this photograph looks like the beginning of a fairy tale.

                                                              Featured photo credit: Girl Shooting with her iPhone 6 in Winter via picjumbo.com

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                                                              12 Benefits of Meditation That Improve Your Body And Mind

                                                              12 Benefits of Meditation That Improve Your Body And Mind

                                                              As a mediation teacher, I am constantly confronted with these two questions regarding the benefits of meditation:

                                                              1. Why can’t I enjoy the benefits of meditation continuously?

                                                              I ask back: Is it maybe because you see mediation as a technique, performance, or some exclusive activity? The answer is: yes!

                                                              Or, because your mind is constantly evolving on the past negative attachments and traditional habits? After careful thinking they answer: yes, probably!

                                                              Although meditation is very simple and challenging at the same time, in the above mentioned case, it’s not easy to benefit from meditation, especially when approached with the idea that it has to be learned, studied, or applied. Meditation is to be seen as a natural, mental cleansing process that happens on a basis of awareness on a moment-to-moment experience. When that takes place, the benefits of meditation are continuous.

                                                              2. What is the purpose of meditation?

                                                              The purpose of meditation is to accomplish a level of consciousness for mastering the mind and uniting with the finest, deepest, and subtlest part of yourself as a being.

                                                              It is a conscious process of observation of the mind—helping the meditator to understand the structure of its mind and the quality of its content. During this process, countless benefits of a physical, mental, and spiritual/philosophical nature arise for the meditator.

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                                                              Meditation as a Fixer and Benefactor

                                                              In this article we’ll have a look at the primary and the ultimate benefits of mediation, which improve your body and mind at the same time. For the sake of clarity, readability, and tangible experience, I have separated the benefits into three groups.

                                                              You can change just about anything you don’t like about yourself (psychologically, as well as physically) through meditation. However, this is only possible with a specific approach, when your brain allows the benefits of meditation to do their work.

                                                              This means not to interrupt the benefit with other thoughts, but to let their effect implement itself in your body and mind. This approach is crucial.

                                                              The following exercises will make you feel the benefits of meditation instantly, but the continuity of the benefits of meditation on your body and mind depend on the discipline of your brain, how you manage external stimuli and your thoughts.

                                                              Less Physical, More Psychological

                                                              Even though the practice of meditation is more psychological and less physical, the first benefit we’re going to experience is both physical as well as mental.

                                                              This benefit happens literally immediately, right at the moment of meditation. It is the essence of mediation basically.

                                                              The First Benefit of Meditation

                                                              The first benefit of meditation is twofold:

                                                              1. Improving inward attention (sharpening the mind)
                                                              2. Relaxation of the body

                                                              Let’s do it right now. This benefit consists of only one step, and it is very simple to perform. It goes like this:

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                                                              Sit still and pay attention to your exhalation.

                                                              That’s it! Technically, the whole journey into the world of mediation begins here and nowhere else. And right here, you benefit from this step in the following way:

                                                              When you pay attention to the flow of your exhalation (gentle, deep, effortless exhalation), your body begins with the process of relaxation instantly (your heart rate slows down, your nervous system calms, and tension in your muscles is relieved).

                                                              When the nervous system calms, your mind calms down, and, more specifically, less thoughts are produced by your mind. How, exactly? By applying one of the most valuable mental skills—attention—the mind follows the breathing and has no space and time to generate any other thoughts. Only when the attention goes off the breath, other thoughts are constructed, and the mind is accelerating with thought production again.

                                                              Keeping the First Benefit Effective and Ongoing

                                                              Here you apply the approach of not letting the relaxation and attention process get interrupted; rather let the effects of these benefits implant in your body and mind as deeply as possible.

                                                              This is to say, the instant relaxation and inward attention happen at the same time when you follow the flow of your breath. Repeating this process—creating a constant rhythm out of the breathing and the attention—you create a process of meditation.

                                                              Keep your attention on the flow of your breath and see how the calmness of body and mind begin to rule your present moment. The longer you stay connected to your breathing, the stronger you’ll feel the benefit. Start with 3-5 minutes at a time without doing anything else, and increase to 10-20 minutes and onwards.

                                                              Can you think of a better, simpler and quicker exercise that can relax the body and improve attention in this way, at this speed?

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                                                              This benefit takes you to the second one.

                                                              The Second Benefit of Meditation

                                                              While still working with the first benefit of mediation, you slowly start to see the second benefit of mediation, which is fourfold. I call it the major value of mediation:

                                                              1. Energy (physical and mental strength)
                                                              2. Observance
                                                              3. Peacefulness (stillness, and space of mind for deeper observation)
                                                              4. Patience

                                                              Peacefulness is the source of a blissful life. The energy is the fuel to express that blissfulness. Whatever we want to accomplish in life we need: 1) Physical and mental strength, 2) Observance of that energy, 3) Peacefulness—the calmness and stillness that creates space for freedom of being and creative thinking, and 4) Patience for the process of accomplishment.

                                                              You can only get creative in thinking and boosted with physical and mental energy when you get in touch with the deepest levels of yourself—when you harmonize your mental and physiological activities. How do you do that? Let’s try it right now:

                                                              This step involves the observation of the two separate movements of your breath. After paying attention on your exhalation, you have prepared your body and mind to really see and feel what true peacefulness and true energy means.

                                                              1. Energy

                                                              Keep your attention on your inhalation (inhaling gently, deeply and lightly) and feel the new energy (new oxygen) flowing in your body. The inhalation is the symbol for aliveness and vitality. It is the the primary act that connects the baby’s body with the outside world after coming out of the womb[1]. Each inhalation is a new opportunity for your body to revive, regenerate, and renew itself.

                                                              2. Observance

                                                              The observance comes during the process of meditation, enabling you to see the physiological benefits of introducing new energy to your body. Use that benefit by utilizing its effects, and create deeper observation into yourself. With every single inhalation, this observation will enable you to generate even more energy, mentally and physically.

                                                              3. Peacefulness

                                                              Keep your attention on your exhalation, and feel how, out of the relaxation, peacefulness is spreading throughout your whole body. The exhalation is the symbol for relaxation and peacefulness. Only through meditation can you realize what absolute peacefulness means.

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                                                              4. Patience

                                                              The meditation delivers the previous benefits to you immediately and opens up the possibility for many other benefits and great virtues. A specific one to mention, which is essential for reaching the ultimate benefits of meditation, is patience. If you have experienced the aforementioned benefits, it means that you have invested a certain amount of patience into mastering yourself and your mind.

                                                              The Ultimate Benefits of Meditation

                                                              Patience is a key quality when it comes to the ultimate benefits of meditation.

                                                              Since the mind is the tool that reveals everything, mediation is the method for the proper utility of the tool.

                                                              The above mentioned benefits of mediation lead to the ultimate benefits of mediation—qualities that depict what makes a human being human. As you dwell in a meditative state of being, the following benefits begin to emanate:

                                                              • Diligence: the persistence for righteous effort to reach an intrinsic value; inner strength.
                                                              • Temperance: to express self-control and show excellence in managing the physio-biological and mental necessities
                                                              • Courage: using righteous effort and braveness to look into the weaknesses of yourself and at the hardship of your life, endure it and patiently overcome the obstacles
                                                              • Loving kindness and Compassion – a capacity to care, understand, and tolerate other people’s state of being, wishing them freedom from suffering.
                                                              • Wisdom: the moment when you feel that mediation gives you the feeling and the knowledge that what you do relating to life and practical affairs is just.
                                                              • Equanimity: that puts you in a state of composure, and you experience an ongoing blissful state of being.

                                                              These are the 6 ultimate benefits of meditation that put your body and mind in a state of health and balance.

                                                              Final Thoughts

                                                              Mediation exists to put order in your mind and awaken the best of you, to reconnect you to your goodness and your inborn intelligent capabilities.

                                                              Meditation is the window to your true Self. It gives you a panoramic view of your heart’s greatness. It shows you the true meaning of love, freeing you from the dungeons of ignorance and despair. The power of meditation dismantles the evil that’s trying to cloud the beauty of your heart.

                                                              Your heart, body, and soul are the bridge over which the challenges of life frequently carry their heavy load. Meditation is the support of that bridge. Make use of that support.

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