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Best of 2012: Urban Exploration

Published by Diana Tula · January 22nd 2013

Enjoy ten best photos in Urban Exploration category. To view previously announced categories browse the blog and stay tuned for Best of 2012 recap. Are you an Urban Exploration photographer? Let us know in the comments below.

the morning after by markus studtmann

elapsing by Sven Fennema

Abandoned Theatre by Mike Kolesnikov

Join us for a drink (part III) by Remy Frints

faces by markus studtmann

Maison TN by Niki Feijen

In a bed of grass by Michael Mehrhoff

Book Depository, Detroit, Michigan by Timothy Neesam

Hinterzimmer by The brokenview

WhiteWall by Niki Feijen


Best of 2012: Transportation

Published by Diana Tula · January 21st 2013

Kick back, relax and enjoy ten best photos in Transportation category. To view previously announced categories browse the blog. Wish your photos were here? Upload your photos to today and become a contestant for Best of 2013 list.

Landscape with Corvette...   by Pawel Kucharski

rowing by hamni juni

The Dark Traveler by Mary Kay

Trainspotting II by Jan Geerk

In the Zone by Kah Kit Yoong

U 995 submarine by Josh Miller

NYC by Siddharth Sharma

A380 by Alisdair Miller

The "F" Word by Maziar Moarefi

A Windy Road by Ray Majoran


Hello Superman

Published by Diana Tula · January 21st 2013

Want to get featured on our blog? Every Monday a theme is announced and you have until Sunday to submit your entry. Upload photos to your 500px profile and leave a comment to this post with the photo links. You may already have a photo that suits or you can see it as a weekly photo challenge. This week's theme was: Hello Superman. For announced new theme and deadline continue reading.

New theme is: Last Continent

Theme is open to interpretation so get creative, get snapping and post links to photo entries in the comments below. Deadline is January 27th at 12pm (EST).

Every week there's a random draw giveaway, giving a chance to everyone who enters to win 2 months of Awesome membership. This week’s winner is Jean Li.

Big thanks to everyone who participated!


500px Lightroom Plugin Update & Open Source

Published by Diana Tula · January 18th 2013

This was an exciting week for 500px Lightroom Plugin! We’ve updated the plugin with fixes & new features and released it open source. Which means better plugin for you and endless fun for developers world-wide.

First, the update. 500px Lightroom Plugin got updated to version 1.1 with more goodness. What's changed:

  • License type support. You can now select between copyrighted and creative commons licenses.
  • More bugs fixed. When installing plugin, please update your catalogue.

What's changed in

  • New categories list, which is in sync with the site.
  • Bug fix for 'Republish deleted photos'.
  • Better errors logging, so that we can fix bugs more effectively.
  • Fixed some typos.

500px Lightroom Plugin is now open source. What does it mean? It means that we released the code behind Lightroom plugin making it available for the public to use, reuse and modify. Now anyone software savvy can build with this code and submit their improvements, making the Lightroom plugin even better. Grab that code from Github and start developing great things.

To download 500px plugin for your Lightroom visit the Apps page. It supports Lightroom versions 3.2 and newer.


Best of 2012: Nature

Published by Diana Tula · January 18th 2013

Start your weekend early with twenty photos in Nature category. To view previously announced categories such as Celebrity, City & Architecture, Journalism, etc. scroll down the blog. Want to be featured in Best of 2013 digest? Upload your photos to today.

Grand Prismatic Spring, Yellowstone by A.M. Ruttle

In Between Birdies by Harry Eggens

Au-dessus des nuages by Gilles Monney

Florida Blizzard by James Shadle

Mother of Pearls by Porsteinn H Ingibergsson

Silhouettes & Shadows by Roeselien Raimond

[ ... It is not over! ] by Raymo Photography

Feast of the crocodiles by Marc MOL

Moongazer   by Steve Adams

Firefly by Ren Chang

Wild Horses by Stefanie Lategahn

water & desert by Peter Schlechte

Arctic Fox (Vulpes lagopus fuliginosus)   by Einar Gudmann

The dune by Stephan Brauchli

Beating the snowstorm at -25°C by Yves Adams

Indian TeePee Dance by Steve Shuey

Barter Island Polar Bears 01 by Jon Cornforth ? Cornforth Images

Rapture Clouds by Tom Lowe

have you ever seen the rain? by Mario Boh

Deceived Scale by Mike Reyfman


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