Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Smoke Art Photography by Mehmet Ozgur


Turkish born Mehmet Ozgur is an engineer by education and profession, and also is a masterly photographer. His work spans a substantial range of subject matter and technique, from the landscapes panorama to digital compositions and his amazing smoke works. Mehmet has mastered a technique where he can photograph tendrils of smoke and then combine them into recognizable shapes and figures through digital manipulation. All are executed with fine precision using differing photographic manipulation techniques to achieve the desired outcomes. Looking through his smoke works collection you will notice an enticing glow of transparencies mixed with the suggestive texture of flame - most in monochrome. His series includes Genies and bottles, surreal clocks, feather-like waterfalls, swirling swords, and misty ocean scenery.

Beautiful Awards

I've got recently these beautiful awards from my friends, which made me very happy and honoured. I apologize for not posting them immediately, as it was not possible for me. I thank you all so much! I loved them!




From Iris Ivone
RESPLANDOR UNIVERSAL


Sunday, April 25, 2010

The French Foreign Legion


The French Foreign Legion is a unique military unit in the French Army established in 1831. The legion was specifically created for foreign nationals wishing to serve in the French Armed Forces, but commanded by French officers. However, it is also open to French citizens.

The Legion is today known as an elite military unit whose training focuses not only on traditional military skills but also on its strong esprit de corps. As its men come from different countries with different cultures, this is a widely accepted solution to strengthen them enough to work as a team. Consequently, training is often described as not only physically challenging, but also extremely stressful psychologically.

Visit the Official Site of the French Foreign Legion (Legion Étrangère).

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Monday, April 19, 2010

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Amazing Striped Icebergs



Icebergs in the Antarctic area sometimes have stripes, formed by layers of snow that react to different conditions. Blue stripes are often created when a crevice in the ice sheet fills up with melt water and freezes so quickly that no bubbles form.

When an iceberg falls into the sea, a layer of salty seawater can freeze to the underside. If this is rich in algae, it can form a green stripe. Brown, black and yellow lines are caused by sediment, picked up when the ice sheet grinds downhill towards the sea.

Source: Eamazings

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

The Akshardham Temple



Akshardham is a Hindu temple complex in Delhi, India. Also referred to as Delhi Akshardham or Swaminarayan Akshardham, the complex displays centuries of traditional Indian and Hindu culture, spirituality, and architecture. The building was inspired and moderated by Pramukh Swami Maharaj, the spiritual head of the Bochasanwasi Shri Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Santsha, whose 3,000 volunteers helped 7,000 artisans construct Akshardham.
The temple, which attracts approximately 70 percent of all tourists who visit Delhi, was officially opened on 6 November 2005. It sits on the banks of the Yamuna adjacent to the proposed 2010 Commonwealth Games village. The monument at the center of the complex of built off of the Vastu Shastra and Pancharatra Shastra. The complex features a large central monument crafted entirely of stone, exhibitions on incidents from the life of Bhagwan Swaminarayan and the history of India, an IMAX feature, a musical fountain, and large landscaped gardens.
Beautiful… I wish to visit it one day!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Brazilian Music by Berlin Philharmonic

Tico Tico, by Zequinha de Abreu

Sunday, April 4, 2010