International Photography Awards | Annual Juried Photo Competition™ A Levite and His Concubine A Levite and His Concubine Judges 19 By Mac August 2001 What do you see when you look at this picture? A Duck (facing to the left)? You probably saw both, but first one, then the other. When I read my Bible, some days I REALLY enjoy it. Turn your Bibles to the book of Judges, Chapter 19. I suppose all of you have already heard, or read, of this story about a Levite Priest and his ‘half-wife’ concubine. READ Verses 1 through 10. 19 1In those days Israel had no king. 5On the fourth day they got up early and he prepared to leave, but the girl's father said to his son-in-law, "Refresh yourself with something to eat; then you can go." 6So the two of them sat down to eat and drink together. 9Then when the man, with his concubine and his servant, got up to leave, his father-in-law, the girl's father, said, "Now look, it's almost evening. This seems like a pretty cool story. When he arrives at her father’s house, notice how open, generous, and loving the father is to his ‘son-in-law’. WOW.
Photography | Jadaliyya 25 reasons Why I Am No Longer a Christian There is the world we live in and then there is the world of the Bible. In our world, the 'real world', the world of flesh and matter, there is no magic, no metaphysical conjuring, nothing supernatural or transmundane. What exists is experienced empirically—through the five senses—and therefore measurable, testable, subject to examination and experiment and ongoing scrutiny. Science has been looking into claims of the supernatural for centuries, spent hundreds of millions of dollars, rigorously tested the various assertions of preternatural behavior, and found that the world simply does not work this way. Only at words. Most religions claim that life is more than the flesh and matter we see around us, that encloses us, of which we are composed. To date all the evidence has determined that life is strictly a natural phenomenon, that who we are—our selves—is material, a series of physical interactions, dependent upon the biochemical workings of the brain.
It’s entirely conceivable that life’s splendor surrounds us all, It’s entirely conceivable that life’s splendor surrounds us all, and always in its complete fullness, accessible but veiled, beneath the surface, invisible, far away Underwater digital photographs by Mark Mawson Title: Kafka via Blind Pony "It's entirely conceivable that life's splendor surrounds us all, and always in its complete fullness, accessible but veiled, beneath the surface, invisible, far away. via The Tripatorium Will50 Watts
Gehenna Valley of Hinnom, c. 1900 Valley of Hinnom redirects here In the Hebrew Bible, the site was initially where apostate Israelites and followers of various Ba'als and Caananite gods, including Moloch, sacrificed their children by fire (2 Chr. 28:3, 33:6). Thereafter it was deemed to be cursed (Jer. 7:31, 19:2-6). In Jewish, Christian and Islamic scripture, Gehenna is a destination of the wicked. This is different from the more neutral Sheol/Hades, the abode of the dead, though the King James version of the Bible translates both with the Anglo-Saxon word Hell. Etymology English "Gehenna" represents the Greek Ge'enna (γέεννα) found in the New Testament, a phonetic transcription of Aramaic Gēhannā (ܓܗܢܐ), equivalent to the Hebrew Ge Hinnom, literally "Valley of Hinnom". This was known in the Old Testament as Gai Ben-Hinnom, literally the "Valley of the son of Hinnom",  and in the Talmud as גהנם Gehinnam or גהנום Gehinnom. Geography Archaeology
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Project Avalon - Klaus Dona: The Hidden History of the Human Race Click here for the PDF version of this interview (20 pages) Click here for the video presentation March 2010 **Ed note: Some transcripts contain words or phrases that are inaudible or difficult to hear and are, therefore, designated in square brackets.** BILL RYAN (BR): This is Bill Ryan here from Project Camelot and Project Avalon. Klaus is going to be doing an audio commentary on one of his extremely special, unusual, and fascinating slide shows about the artifacts and the various phenomena that he has been researching, discovering, investigating personally all over the world relating to what I think you could legitimately call The Hidden History of the Human Race. KLAUS DONA (KD): That's a very good summary, yes. BR: [laughs] So I'm going to step back here, and what follows now, just kick back and enjoy this slide presentation. What are we looking at here ? Ancient World Maps Ecuador Even the next one, [right, above] you can see how this statue is sitting. Bolivia Colombia Giants BR: Good!
Body Retouching Process Overview « Body Retouching « Tutorials « PSD Box – Original Photoshop Tutorials This is a quick overview of the process I follow when I make body retouching. I will show you how I use the Mixer Brush Tool, How I apply make up and how I change the illumination using filters and adjustment layers combined with blend modes. Download contents Original videoOriginal PSD fileStock image used What You Need to Know About Photo Stream | Gadget Lab If you have a new enough iPhone or iPad, you can now edit photos on the device. Photo Charlie Sorrel iOS 5 is here, and with it iCloud. ICloud is the biggest step yet towards cutting the cord with desktop computers, and it arguably does away with the old-fashioned idea of files and folders. One of the best parts of iCloud is Photo Stream which, in combination with the new Photos app, lets you forget about the computer completely. Almost. Camera First, and most noticeable, are the new Camera and Photos apps. You can also call up a grid overlay, lock the exposure and autofocus before recomposing (iPhone 4 and 4S-only), and pinch to zoom as you are shooting. Once you are viewing you photos, you can now edit them. The edits seem to be non-destructive: You save your image, but if you choose to edit it again later you can still revert to the original. From here you can also share images (email, Twitter, Messages), assign to a contact, print, copy or choose to use as wallpaper. Photos Photo Stream
Todos los premios Pulitzer de fotografía - Siempre Conectado Nombres y fotografías de todos los premios Pulitzer de fotografía. Algunas de las fotos que aquí aparecen pueden contener escenas de violencia o herir la sensibilidad de los lectores. -Premio Pulitzer de fotografía de 1942: Foto tomada durante una huelga en una fábrica de Ford. Se puede apreciar cómo un supuesto “Rompehuelgas” es apaleado por los trabajadores. -Premio Pulitzer de fotografía de 1943: Hecha por Frank Noel para Associated Press. -Premio Pulitzer de fotografía 1944: Una foto llamada Homecoming. Premio Pulitzer de fotografía de 1945: Famosa foto titulada Raising The Flag On Iwo Jima, tomada por Joe Rosenthal para Associated Press. -Premio Pulitzer de fotografía 1946: No hubo premio Pulitzer de fotografía en este año. -Premio Pulitzer de fotografía 1947: Foto tomada por Arnold Hardy, fotógrafo amateur, en un incendio. -Premio Pulitzer de fotografía de 1948: -Premio Pulitzer de fotografía de 1949: Fotografía tomada por Nathaniel Fein para el New York Herald-Tribune. John L.
Alice's Blog Street Art Project Spreads 4,000 Blue Butterflies Throughout the World Artist Tasha Lewis has started a global street art project where she will create 4,000 magnetic butterflies and then send them in packs of 400 to 10 groups around the world. In total, the swarms of butterflies will travel to 100 different homes, hopefully landing in all seven continents. Born from the fact that, as an individual artist living in New York City, she would not… Continue Added by alice on April 15, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments Stunning Swimming Sculpture is Carved From a Single Piece of Wood It may be hard to believe, but this stunning sculpture was carved from a single piece of wood. Continue Added by alice on April 14, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments The Sweet Relationship Between a Farmer and His Pigs Over the course of ten years, Kagawa-based photographer Toshiteru Yamaji captured the special bond between Japanese pig farmer Otchan and his 1,200 pigs. Continue Continue Continue Continue Continue Continue Continue
99 Extreme Examples of Bokeh Photography The quality of the blur has come to be known as “bokeh”. Bokeh in terms of photography referring the area in the photo which are out of focus light to increase beautiful and dramatic image. The origin of the term is from the Japanese word “romaji” (english characters) is spelled “boke” (pronounced bo-keh) and which means “fuzzy”. When it comes to inspiration then there is no limitation on resources. There are many ways to attack photography and some are much more expensive than others. You may be interested in the following related articles as well. Feel free to join us and you are always welcome to share your thoughts that our readers may find helpful. Don’t forget to and follow us on Twitter — for recent updates. Extreme Examples of Bokeh Photography Photography can serve as a nice source of inspiration. Further Resources! Find Something Missing? While compiling this list, it’s always a possibility that we missed some other great photography work.
Photography's Longest Exposure - household name : : : blog [click +] Six months. That's right. This dream-like picture shows each phase of the sun over Bristol's Clifton Suspension Bridge taken during half a year. The image was captured on a pin-hole camera made from an empty soda can with a 0.25mm aperture and a single sheet of photographic paper. Photographer Justin Quinnell strapped the camera to a telephone pole overlooking the Gorge, where it was left between December 19, 2007 and June 21, 2008––the Winter and Summer solstices. 'Solargraph' shows six months of the sun's luminescent trails and its subtle change of course caused by the earth's movement in orbit. Quinnell, a renowned pin-hole camera artist, says the photograph took on a personal resonance after his father passed away on April 13, halfway through the exposure.