Sun.star essay: Summer watch BETWEEN sad news of disasters and dirty politics, there are happy thoughts of summer trips to beautiful places in our country now that it’s April. Summer is the chance for one to appreciate a country’s wealth in nature. When was the last time you saw fireflies and chased them? Of course, there are fireflies anywhere in the coastal towns or in riverbanks. One of the few times I saw fireflies was in the migratory bird island off Mactan, in Olango, which is a bird sanctuary. Besides the magic of migratory birds in Olango, the unforgettable memory of my visit there years ago in April is the quiet walk at past sunset to the marshland in mangrove waters and soft mud. They were swathed in blinking insects which exuded a soft smell of something like flower buds. The glow of the lightning bugs, like a swaying blanket of lights, made me anticipate music to come and fill the air, somehow. In Panglao Island and along the Loboc River are firefly tours in Bohol, even dinner in river boats.
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Attack of the cute The Rubik's Cube Solution How to Solve the Rubik's Cube in Seven Steps The world's most famous puzzle, simultaneously beloved and despised for it's beautiful simple complexity, the Rubiks Cube has been frustrating gamers since Erno Rubik invented it back in 1974. Over the years many brave gamers have whole-heartedly taken up the challenge to restore a mixed Rubik's cube to it's colorful and perfect original configuration, only to find the solution lingering just out of their grasp time and time again. After spending hours and days twisting and turning the vaunted cube in vain, many resorted to removing and replacing the multi-colored facelets of the cube in a dastardly attempt to cheat the seemingly infallible logic of the cube, while others simply tossed it to the side and dubbed it impossible. The Rubik's cube, it seemed, had defeated all. Humanity required a solution, so intelligent gamers went to work to take down the so-called "frustration cube". Rubiks Cube Terminology and Move Notation Left Right Dedmore H
Hobbiton: Sheep 1, Hobbits 0 - StumbleUpon Matamata in New Zealand was the place chosen to film the Hobbiton scenes of the Lord of the Rings Trilogy of movies. After the film was finished the farm upon which the Hobbit village was created asked if some of the hobbit homes could remain to serve as an additional tourist attraction to the area. ...And so it was. However, it does look as if the sheep have discovered a new home and evicted the previous hobbit owners. In other words, don't go to Matamata's Hobbiton expecting Disneyland. The set still has a charm all of its own. Just sit back, use your imagination and you will be in Hobbiton. And no, you can't eat the lambs. See how Hobbiton has changed in 2011 after the completion of the filming of The Hobbit!
Remove a Person From a Photo With Photoshop CS5's Content Aware Feature With the launch of the new Adobe Suite of programs comes the long awaited Adobe Photoshop CS5. Packed with new features to speed up your workflow it truly is the most advanced edition of Photoshop to date. One of the new features we will be looking at today is called Content Aware. This feature allows you to quickly fill in a selection with surrounding content making it look like a part of the original image. In this case we will choose to remove a person from a photo, this can be done in less than five minutes. Original Image Before we begin, download the image that we will be working with. Step 1 Using the content aware tool on different images produces different results. Step 2 We are extracting the person on the left from this photo. Notice in the image below how far I am drawing the path from the subject. Step 3 Once you complete the path around the subject, turn it into a selection. A dialog box will pop-up, make sure the feathering is set to 0px. Step 4 Step 5 Step 6 (Optional)
Crafting the Continuum Bracelet: A DIY How-To In which Chrononaut Mercantile describes how bring one of their handmade Age of Steam pieces to life. If you want to try this at home, you’ll need: • Epoxy • A beading needle • Waxed thread • Watch movements • A small piece of stiff leather • Some seed beads • Any other beads or crystals you want to use for accents • Jump rings • A clasp First, reclaimed watch movements are hand-selected for personality and beauty; they’re easy to find on eBay, or at a flea markets or pawn shops. They are epoxied onto a leather backing, then the backing is cut around the watch, leaving a 1-2mm edge (back and front, below). Next, Japanese hex-cut Delica beads are sewn onto the backing. Then a peyote stitch is used to circle the watch body with beads. The back, after a few rows and then completed: The front, in the same stages: Then the outside of the woven edge is embellished with Swarovski crystal and additional seed beads.
44 Grunge Photoshop Tutorials What’s up today? We’ve actually compiled a whole array of creative grunge tutorials so you can infuse staggering grungy styles into your artworks using Photoshop. Lately the grunge effect is known to be an enormously popular trend in web design, and basically it doesn’t seem to be going anywhere any time soon. So if you want to really wild on your grunge designs, you may now explore different techniques in Photoshop that can give your artwork some textured, aged and uneven looks with rusting metal signs, dirty spots, grunge patterns, scorched borders, or overall distressed accents. Head blow off effect Designing a typographic concept poster Distressed effects in Photoshop The new way to create 3D text Create a rough woody text effect with wood splinters texture in Photoshop How to design an impressive graphic tee in Photoshop How to make a worn vintage beach ad in Photoshop Design an awesome geometric shaped typography with grungy background in Photoshop Creating a retro grunge poster
Bücherkubus - Bild von Edgar2 aus Architektur - Fotografie (18872702 Symmetrie war noch nie ein Indiz für ein gelungenes Bild. Symmetrie bedeutet Redundanz und Redundanz erzeugt Langeweile. Geringe Detailtiefe kann man nicht durch Schärfen ausgleichen, sondern, in der Digitalfotografie durch größere Sensoren, in der Analogfotografie durch eine größere Filmfläche und natürlich durch bessere Objektive. Hätte man mehr draus machen können! Gruß Michael Charly Charné, 16.10.2009 um 12:37 Uhr Symmetrie bedeutet Redundanz ? Darüber sollten wir nachdenken :-) Wenn wir schon in Metaphern sprechen wäre Redundanz wohl eher Sicherheit als Langeweile. Vielleicht versteh ichs aber auch nicht :-) Ruth P, 16.10.2009 um 12:47 Uhr Endlich mal wieder ein aussergewöhnlich gutes Bild in dieser Galerie! Matthias von Schramm, 16.10.2009 um 13:09 Uhr Im Sinne von technischer zur Sicherheit dienender Redundanz muss man aber doch Michael Guntenhöfer recht geben. Corinna Leonbacher, 16.10.2009 um 15:56 Uhr Wow, tolles Bild! Max H., 16.10.2009 um 16:25 Uhr Detomaso, 16.10.2009 um 16:34 Uhr L.
67 Cheap Date Ideas for the Recession-Era Romantic by Kyle O'Connor on April 29, 2009 When you’re in the middle of the worst recession since the Great Depression, it’s not always easy to come up with the cash to impress your date. Luckily, there’s still tons of fun and romantic things you can do that take little-to-no money—all that’s required is a little creativity. Here’s our 67 favorite ideas for cheap dates: 1. Browse the local farmers’ market. 2. Dating doesn’t have to be expensive. Tags: dating, love, romance, soul-mates, spiritual-blogs, spiritual-communities, spiritual-networks, spirituality How to Kiss in a Variety of Ways Steps Method 1 of 4: Kissing with Drinks or Treats 1The trade-off kiss. This is a fun and advanced kiss that you should try with someone you are comfortable kissing. During this kiss, on person should suck on a cinnamon candy and the other should suck on a mint. 4The cold kiss. Method 2 of 4: Kissing with Your Breath 1The breath kiss. When you get this method down, switch and be the person who is underwater first.Be careful with this one. Method 3 of 4: Kissing with Tongue 1The chew kiss. Method 4 of 4: Kissing Other Parts of the Face and Body 1The foot kiss. Tips Surprise your partner with an upside-down kiss. Ad Warnings Be sure not to choke on any of the types of kisses that involve mints or gum.
How to Kiss Passionately Edit Article Before the KissThe KissIncreasing the Passion Edited by VideoJug.com, KnowItSome, Jack Herrick, Flickety and 150 others There are kisses for just about every emotion and occasion — the greeting kiss on the cheek, the maternal kiss on the forehead, an affectionate kiss on the lips — but on those certain occasions when you want to communicate passion and maybe lust, not just any kiss will do. Ad Steps Part 1 of 3: Before the Kiss 1Make sure your breath is minty fresh and clean. 3Set the mood. Part 2 of 3: The Kiss 1Lean in and tilt your head slightly. 5Consider the French Kiss. Part 3 of 3: Increasing the Passion 1Be sensually aggressive. 4Try a ten-second kiss. Tips Keep your bodies close when kissing.Avoid breath-killing foods, such as garlic and onionsWhen kissing, don't kiss too hard, especially if you have braces. Warnings If your attempt to steal a kiss is rebuffed, respect the person's wishes, and back off immediately. Sources and Citations
Photography of Cute Snoozing Animals A comfortable sleep is definitely nothing but a blessing by God if you have got it. Many of us sometimes have to take sleep aid pills, but animals never need it. Here’s a simple idea with an impressive post. Photos of animals during their sleep looking cute, adorable and sometimes, stupid. We did include some cat pictures in this post, but if you love them (as I do) you should take a look at these cute cats. All the pictures are linked back to the sources, to view them in a larger size, just click on them. No Princess is Coming – Sleeping Frog Which Animal Loves Sleeping? Sleeping Bird Sleeping Lion Sleeping Baby Weird Sleeping Simon Sleep Baby Sleep Sleeping Juliet Sleeps On Sean’s Shoulder Sleeping White Male Lion Icy Dreams Sleeping Cat My Basket of Love A Sleeping Baby Sleeping Puma Snoozing Away Sleeping Owl Sleeping Cream Puff Cup-Head Bird Strikes Again Pining For The Fjords Sleeping Lion Sleeping Lion Spoonbill is Sleeping in the Water Sleeeepy Sleepy Sleepy… Headless Cat By ~Ginerwa Sleeping Cat
How to French Kiss Making Your MoveBasic TechniquesAdvanced Techniques Edited by Imperatrix, drstanley, Ben Rubenstein, Lucas Halbert and 252 others You've seen it done in the movies and probably even in public — the French kiss, a timeless and passionate gesture of romantic affection. Whether you live in Paris, France or Paris, Texas, you can learn how to kiss like the French do without an embarrassing faux pas! Ad Steps Method 1 of 3: Making Your Move 1Keep your lips soft. 9Keep your mouth in a kissable position. Method 2 of 3: Basic Techniques 1Lightly brush your lips over the other person's. 4Breathe. Method 3 of 3: Advanced Techniques 1Mix it up. 4Practice. Tips There are no rules for how long you should hold a kiss. Warnings If you ever feel uncomfortable or do not want to move forward with any move your partner is attempting, pull away and let your partner know that you want to stop. Article Info Featured Article Categories: Featured Articles | Kissing Recent edits by: Sonny40, Brianne2, KnowledgePower