Community · April 11, 2023

Lookback on March

20 incredible submissions from the past month.

Natalie Brennan Natalie Brennan

What a month! 94,259 visuals were added to the Unsplash library.

From Nick Fancher's cyberpunk portrait shoot for Unsplash+ to Cash Macanaya's astronaut on a coffee break, check out 20 incredible submissions from March.

"When creating my portraits I employ practical camera and lighting effects to ground the images in reality, rather than relying on artificial or computer-generated effects to capture an aesthetic. To that end, I created this image by shooting through a panel of reeded plastic and used cyan on my key light to play off the deep red background light, giving the image extra impact." โ€” Nick Fancher ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

"This is the final scene of the second act of Swan Lake. ย Leaving the Prince and Odette behind, the swans raced off in a line around them. ย This is an angle that cannot be seen from the audience because it was shot from the wings of the stage." โ€” Kazuo ota

"This vibrant image captures the essence of the Indian festival Holi through a dynamic and colorful glass. The glass is filled with a range of bright and bold hues, evoking the joy and celebration that characterizes the festival. The interplay of light and shadow creates a mesmerizing effect, inviting the viewer to immerse themselves in the festive spirit." โ€” Shubham Dhage ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ

"Capture the essence of adventure with this stunning photo taken in the Moroccan desert. The vast expanse of golden sand dunes stretching out as far as the eye can see, with a lone figure in the distance, evokes a sense of exploration and freedom. This image perfectly encapsulates the thrill of discovery and the beauty of nature." โ€” Mehdi El Marouazi ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฆ

"My parents and I went on a hike in the beautiful Austrian Alps. The flowers were blooming in various colors on this late summer day all over the Arlberg mountain range. The purple ones would stick out and make a perfect foreground in front of the 2416 m high Karhorn. One week later they were cut by the local farmers so I was very happy to capture this rare moment." โ€” Tino Rischawy ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น

"As the end of Winter approached, the ice on the Wisconsin River melted and revealed abstract patterns of sand as the cold water flowed above. I routinely fly my drone over the river and every time I do I am amazed by the new patterns that take shape almost daily. The river truly is alive." โ€” Dave Hoefler ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

"Photographing a woman wrapped in a veil, I tried to give her the freedom she often dreams of. The freedom that is visible only from her side, within the curtains of her inner self." โ€” Mery Khachatryan ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ

"Every image I make depends on the mood when it was created. Every piece created is unique and shares a specific feeling I have! With this image, I would like to create something warm that represents the calmness of mind. Somewhat a way to show that living in the moment is cool!" โ€” Cash Macanaya ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

"The Aurora Australis/Southern Lights over the famous Church of the Good Shepherd at Lake Tekapo, New Zealand. A spontaneous visit to this fantastic place resulted in an unforgettable evening. When we arrived, a lovely woman told us, that there might be some Southern Lights. So we started a small Time Lapse and found ourselves under this magical sky a few minutes later. On top, some Starlink satellites made their way over our heads in a good-looking formation, and one can also find some parts of the Milky Way rising behind the church." โ€” Sebastian Knoll ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น

"From beneath the earth, a spring burst up like the awakening eyes of a demon. His tendrils, baring their teeth and dancing claws, reached out to embrace the world around. (Shot at "The Devil's Eye", Aiken Spring, Northwest China)" โ€” Zhou Xian ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

"Multiplying 3D body poses has been a lot of fun. It's always a guess, but sometimes, something truly beautiful and fresh comes out."โ€” Amadaranth ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช

"By this illustration, I aimed to show that clean energy is not complicated, and is a good and ethically and aesthetically beautiful choice not only for the future but right now" โ€” Galina Nelyubova ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ

"The slow movement of the sands constantly changes the scenery, shaping the dunes of the Maranhรฃo sheets. A record that conveys a feeling of being on another planet! Feel that connection." โ€” Drone Lenรงรณis Maranhenses ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช

"This photo was taken in Tokyo. A narrow alley near the Shinjuku station, called โ€˜memory laneโ€™ or โ€˜omoide yokochoโ€™. Filled with small bars and izakaya restaurants. Walking through the alley you are walking through different smells coming form the open windows of the restaurants, lots of laughter from businessmen cooling off after a long day of work and more." โ€” Azamat Esmurziyev ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต

"This 3D project consists of 110 quarters of a sphere arranged in the space in a twisted way. I wanted it to elicit some associations with an eye or a doorway - or maybe Fibonacci spiral." โ€” Pawel Czerwinski ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ

"The age of artificial intelligence is on the rise, as most people know by now. We wanted to visualize this emergence of AI as a digital brain, that seems to glow, connect and change over time - just like machine learning models do." โ€”KOMMERS ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช

"'Stars before sunrise in dolomites." โ€” Felix Rottmann ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช

"I was inspired to create this 3D render by the stunning beauty of Mauritius, the island in the Indian Ocean where I live. I wanted to display the vibrant colors, lush greenery, deep blue sea and sunny climate of this tropical paradise in my own unique very minimalistic style." โ€” Guns ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡บ

"This is the Rosette nebula, commonly called ngc2244, even though that name only refers to the cluster of bright stars in the center of this nebulae. The rosette ๐Ÿต๏ธ nebula is aptly named so due to its resemblance to a top-down rose. Itโ€™s filled with ionized hydrogen and oxygen which gives it its beautiful vibrant colours. This photo is made from 650 minutes of exposure, captured through several cold January nights in 2023." โ€” Anders Drange ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ

"Oceano Dunes getting a whole new coat of textures." โ€” Jeremy Bishop ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

See you in a month when we take a look back on April! ๐Ÿ‘‹ (Psst, want to make the next round-up? Include a description with your submission.)

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