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Artistic Photo Editing of Everyday Built Environments Erik Johansson takes photo editing and manipulation to new levels with his ever-growing collection of creative, innovative and amazing scenes of altered architecture and unbelivable built environments, distorted objects and twisted imagery – all while preserving an eerie photo-realism from the original photographic subject. Given his emphasis on constructed objects, the care with which he crafts every detail of each image and controls the overall composition, it is perhaps no surprise that this photographer’s background is not in the arts but in computer engineering and interactive design. The rich three-dimensional complexity of each edited photograph is accomplished using exclusively two-dimensional computer editing tools and each work is based on a real photograph, manipulated, altered and added to in a layered and sequential process.

20 brilliant things to make in a jar Via: mycakies.blogspot.com Start saving your old jam jars! From cakes to herb gardens, pies to photo frames, and even entire meals … here are 20 fantastic things you never knew you could make with a jar. (Above: red velvet cupcakes in a jar. Get the recipe here). 10 Key SEO Strategies Every Facebook Page Owner Should Know Facebook Pages are increasingly becoming a “second home page” for businesses online. And while more and more Page owners are learning how to become expert Facebook marketers, Facebook has recently created many new opportunities for Pages to get more traffic through the tried and true methods of – you guessed it – search engine optimization (SEO). While Facebook’s “viral channels” – the News Feed, invitations, and messages – play a central role in the spread of content through Facebook, employing important SEO tactics within your Facebook Page can help your Page reach more and more Facebook fans. While viral distribution can help you reach people your fans are directly connected to, search engine optimization exposes your Facebook Page to Facebook’s entire userbase. In fact, Facebook itself has taken major steps to improve its own SEO during recent weeks and months, creating opportunities for Page owners to benefit directly while creating value for Facebook at the same time. 1.

Ten largest North American anime conventions of 2009 - AnimeCons News News Report January 12, 2010 Ten largest North American anime conventions of 2009 by Patrick Delahanty, AnimeCons.com Senior Editor Most Interesting Libraries of the World - StumbleUpon The Royal library Black Diamond at the waterfront of Copenhagen owes its name to the black granite from Zimbabwe used for the facade of the building. The name was used by the public first and has been adapted officially later. Design by the Danish architects Schmidt, Hammer & Lassen. Photography by Mirage Bookmark Flickr.com 8 kid entrepreneurs to watch - Lizzie Marie Likness (4) Company: Lizzie Marie Cuisine Age: 11 Website: lizziemariecuisine.com An aspiring chef since age 2, Lizzie Marie Likness is well on her way to becoming the next generation's Rachael Ray.

Shift_JIS art An example of American Shift_JIS art. Giko Neko(ギコネコ, gikoneko?) Posted on the BBSHONTEN(HIRU NO BU)(本店(昼の部), honten(hirunobu)?) in 1998. Shift_JIS art (Shift_Japanese Industrial Standards art) is artwork created from characters within the Shift JIS character set, a superset of ASCII intended for Japanese usage. Naturally there are many similarities between Shift_JIS artwork and ASCII art. The Six Most Beautiful Butterflies The Most Beautiful Butterflies: Blue Morpho Butterfly Calling the forests of Central and South America its home, the Blue Morpho Butterfly is one of the world’s largest butterflies. This fluttering creature’s wings are bright blue and have lacy black edges, the result of light reflecting off microscopic scales on the back of their wings. They are not all about aesthetics, however: the underside of this butterfly’s wing is a dull brown and serves as camouflage against predators. Ulysses Butterfly The Ulysses Butterfly (or Blue Mountain Swallowtail) inhabits the northeastern coast of Australia.

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