Nature Portfolios from Hungarian Photographers
March 22, 2003 9:07 AM   Subscribe

NaturArt - fed up with man's ugliness to man? Escape to this Budapest gallery's oasis of nature photography. Don't be off-put by the Hungarian text, hit start and wait for the main menu, then go to portfolios to access the works of about 30 photographers, Tagok for mini galleries, or diaporama for a lovely film. Flash & sound alert, but very well worth it if you have the time to explore.
posted by madamjujujive (12 comments total)
Really cool link.
posted by Espoo2 at 9:44 AM on March 22, 2003

Talk about nature, had a green out, the site on my screen, Alt F4.
posted by thomcatspike at 10:06 AM on March 22, 2003

Thanks Juju.
Spring springs eternal, oblivious to the short-term vicissitudes of human beings.
posted by plep at 10:20 AM on March 22, 2003

I think you can bypass the (over) flash stuff here

I'm not a big nature picture guy but this stuff is pretty amazing. There's probably a reason so many of the great cinematographers come from Hungary.

disclosure: my hungarian born brother shoots for PBS
posted by victors at 10:32 AM on March 22, 2003

Victors, thanks for that html link. I couldn't find a way out of the flash but this will make things a lot more accessible and hopefully help with tomascatspike's green out!

plep, your sentiment for some reason made me recall a favorite poem by Gerard Manley Hopkins:

GLORY be to God for dappled things—
For skies of couple-colour as a brinded cow;
For rose-moles all in stipple upon trout that swim;
Fresh-firecoal chestnut-falls; finches’ wings;
Landscape plotted and pieced—fold, fallow, and plough;
And áll trádes, their gear and tackle and trim.

All things counter, original, spare, strange;
Whatever is fickle, freckled (who knows how?)
With swift, slow; sweet, sour; adazzle, dim;
He fathers-forth whose beauty is past change:
Praise him.

...and then too there is the mud-luscious spring of e.e. cummings' goat-footed Balloon man.
posted by madamjujujive at 10:42 AM on March 22, 2003

It's fun puzzling over the beautiful photographs too. What a find, juju!
posted by MiguelCardoso at 11:50 AM on March 22, 2003

It's been a while since someone posted something this cool. Thanks madamjujujive! Just when I was giving up hope on mefi......
posted by jlynford2 at 11:51 AM on March 22, 2003

thanks madam. somewhat related, check out rivers and tides by andy goldsworthy. some still work of his. (via surfstation)
posted by poopy at 12:05 PM on March 22, 2003

hurrah! something not-war. thanks madam. I'm usually more a people-photo person too, but I suprised myself by really enjoying the BG Wildlife photographer 2002 exhibition which visited my town recently.
posted by gravelshoes at 12:51 PM on March 22, 2003

Thanks for that html link. victors, I was having a little trouble with the Flash, and this is too good to miss.

There are really too many breathtaking images to point out any one in particular, but, my - what a serendipitous moment this was to capture on film.
posted by taz at 12:58 PM on March 22, 2003

posted by sgt.serenity at 2:40 PM on March 22, 2003

My time was well spent :-) Thanks to madamJ and the other MeFi's who posted links to this.
posted by Tarrama at 9:09 PM on March 22, 2003

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