Curious gentoo penguins on iceberg ready to jump into the icy antarctic ocean water. Antarctica.
American flag hanging inside the empty main hall of the new Oculus New York City, the WTC Transportation Hub – PATH station. The World Trade Center Transportation Hub is the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey’s name for the new PATH in Lower Manhattan, New York City, USA. In march 2016 the World Trade Center Transportation Hub in Lower Manhattan officially opened to the public. The new hub replaces the PATH train station that was destroyed during the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Over 12 years in making and construction and costs of 4 billion US$ in public money, the new train station is for some a symbol of both ‘governmental waste’ and ‘architectural excess’. The center is the Oculus glass-and-steel structure designed by Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava.
Burj Khalifa Tower in downtown Dubai from below against the sky. Architecture long time exposure with motion blured cloudsscape. Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
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It feels like yesterday.
This morning I just realized, that I missed the ‘Mlenny Birthdate’ – 10 Years Mlenny on iStockphoto anniversary – by roughly 3 weeks. My first images got accepted on iStockphoto on the 31st August 2005.
A lot has changed in those 10 years, to the bad but also a lot to the good! The brand new ‘Microstock Business of 2005’ evolved and matured. In those ten years I literally met with hundreds or maybe even thousands of interesting people from all over the world to shoot together people, concepts, travel, landscapes and simply having fun together with like-minded people sharing the same craziness, passion and love for photography and travel. Many became good and close friends, independent how often and where we meet on our small planet! This is by far the greatest and best part of those ten years. So happy birthday to my Alter Ego: Mlenny. Cheers to the next 10 years and to all people and friends I met and will see soon again. I can`t wait for the next 10 years of travel and adventures.
The image below got accepted on iStockphoto exactly 10 years ago. It´s from a snowmobile trip with friends in Lapland/Finland in the cold month of February 2005. Processed 16.9.2005 and uploaded Mid September 2005, it got accepted on 21st September 2005.
Snow Landscape in Lapland – Finland – Europe. Snowmobile Expedition through the Ice Cold Northern Europe in Winter.
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Even 10 years old, with the (from todays point of view) low MegaPixel of the original Canon 1D of 2005, I still like it. But even more: I fell back into memories of this 2005 trip by simply seeing it in my portfolio. Thanks iStock!
Famous traditional old windmills on top of the hills on Mykonos Island, Cyclades, Greece.
Man with typical Mexican-style Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos), sugar skull make-up, dressed in white suit and hat. Dark, Surreal Man Portrait.
View over the the famous white and blue dome churches of santorini island to the mediterranean sea. Santorini Island, Greece.
Lonely island on the horizon of a perfect lagoon on a dream beach. Muri Beach, Rarotonga Island, Cook Islands.
Several thousands of Emperor Penguin breeding in large colony, South Georgia Island.
Surreal, bizarre fashion portrait. Young woman in extraordinary long gown posing in dry rural desert landscape, arm outstreched, pointing with ostrich egg towards the horizon under dramatic sky. Wide Angle Fashion Portrait, South Africa, Africa. Edited Black & White.