I figured out what makes an “exquisite image” post.   I often don’t know where the image was taken so I can’t label it a spectacular vacation destination.  Even when I do know, it’s the quality of the photo that creates the magic more than the location.  If you wanted to see these photographs in person you would have to arrive at exactly the right time of day, with perfect light and the same weather and find the precise location and perspective.  You might even have to fly a plane or climb a mountain….or you could just sit back and enjoy the wonder that someone else has captured in these exquisite images.

Troodos Square, Cyprus by CostaDinos on Flickr

Antelope Valley, CA

Arches National Park, USA, by Marsel van Oosten


Birtsmorton, England

By Marcin Sobas



Devil’s PUnch Bowl Falls, Arthurs Pass, South Island, New Zealand

Fawler, England

By Marcin Sobas

A tail of smoke from the space shuttle Endeavor at lift off from Cape Canaveral, Florida

Dahu Park, Taipei

Forest steps, Wurzburg, Germany

Fractal patterns in dried out desert rivers

Gothenburg, Sweden

Gásadalur Village in the Faroe Islands

Angel Villanueva with rocket trail

Gateway to Yosemite Valley, by Hanh Huynh

Moscow, Russia

Monks is Dalat, Vietnam by Dang Ngo

Istanbul, Turkey

This house/restaurant can be reached by foot if the tide is low.

Hyacinths, Netherlands

Milky Way over Piton de lEau

Lithuania, by Aleksandra

Mt. Semaru, Java, Indonesia

Seljalandsfoss, Iceland

Aljustrel, Alentejo, Portugal

Uvac river, Serbia

Ginko trees, Washington, D.C.

Mt. Rainier casting shadow, Washington, USA

Mt. Rainier casting shadow, Washington, USA


By Sam Lim

Thanks to:  Kathleen, Louise, Merry, Rita, Claire E, Tim, Jen H

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13 thoughts on “Exquisite Images

  1. I wish i were where the photographers took these photographs.
    They have captured tranquility, beauty of colors of nature through the eyes of these photographers / artists so well that one could gaze at them for long and not get bored.

    Fractal patterns of dried river in desert almost fooled me, in that i thought the picture of the fallen dried tree!

    Double rain bow is so rare , but i was fortunate to see it once in my life so far.

    Thanks for sharing and to all the photographers who had presence of mind to click them.

  2. All the pictures are breathtaking! I think a couple of my favorites are the tree growing on the rock and the Uvac river!

    Thanks, Dusky, for providing all the wonderful images 🙂

  3. Absolutely fabulous, Dusky, as always. We need to put your website into one of those cannisters that NASA sends off to outer space to tell the universe what the Earth is like. Really.

  4. It doesn’t require a photography expert to appreciate this work, but it does increase the wonder and beauty.

  5. Patti said it all… Only God’s perfect photos. Thanks to all the photographers who used their talent to share with others their gift.

  6. Magnificent, spectacular, incredible photos. Keep coming
    Thank you

  7. Love this fantastic site, thank you so much for the breathtaking and awesome scenes.

  8. thank you so much for the awesome and beautiful scenes, just love to look at this site.

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