Language of Flowers The language of flowers, sometimes called floriography, is a means of cryptological communication through the use or arrangement of flowers. Meaning has been attributed to flowers for thousands of years, and some form of floriography has been practiced in traditional cultures throughout Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. Plants and flowers are used as symbols in the Hebrew Bible — particularly of love and lovers in the Song of Songs, as an emblem for the Israelite people and for the coming Messiah — and of Jesus Christ in the New Testament. In Western Culture, William Shakespeare ascribed emblematic meanings to flowers, especially in Hamlet, Prince of Denmark. Interest in floriography soared in Victorian England and in the United States during the 19th century.
55 incredible examples of photo manipulation We present collection of 55 incredible examples of photo manipulation. Some of them... you may know already, but another ones... could be new for you. What I'm sure about... all of them are simply worth of your attention. Awesome pictures from around the world Someone sent me these in a chain email, it was horribly formatted. I also do not know who made the comments, or how accurate they are. I take zero credit in the pictures, I just wanted to compile them nicely for all to see. The world’s highest chained carousel, located in Vienna, the height of 117 meters. Thor’s Well – “the gates of the dungeon.” CapePerpetua, Oregon.
Amazing Places To Experience Around The Globe (Part 1) 98 Flares Facebook 13 Twitter 15 Google+ 60 StumbleUpon 0 Pin It Share 10 10 98 Flares × Kayangan Lake, Coron islands, Palawan, Philippines Preachers Rock, Preikestolen, Norway Blue Caves – Zakynthos Island, Greece Skaftafeli – Iceland Golden Eye Hotel – St. Planting A Pineapple Did y’all know that you can take this and turn it into… This? And that this will eventually produce…
Award-Winning Nature and Wildlife Photography by Burrard-Lucas This is a special edition and a first on PxlEyes: we have the pleasure of presenting 50 of the most incredible wildlife photos taken by a group, formed of two talented photographers. They’re called Burrard – Lucas and they are brothers! With numerous awards for their work, the young brothers from the UK had the privilege of traveling to many remote and wild locations from around the world. Their images were displayed in the Natural History Museum in London and the Smithsonian Museum in Washington DC.
Old Man of the Lake Picture of the "Old Man of the Lake" (September 13, 2005). The Old Man of the Lake is a 30-foot (9 m) tall tree stump, most likely a hemlock, that has been bobbing vertically in Oregon's Crater Lake since at least 1896. At the waterline, the stump is about 2 feet (60 cm) in diameter and stands approximately 4 feet (120 cm) above the water. Its surface has been bleached white by the elements. Marvel at the Magnificent Marble Caves [35 PICS] Can you imagine something happening that would endanger these exquisite azure caverns? It might if Chile continues with plans to build five hydro-power dams in Patagonia. Photo #7 by © Jorge Leon Cabello Flowers blown apart Time After Time & Blow Up  The large-scale photographs entitled Blow Up depict elaborate floral arrangements, based upon a 19th Century still-life painting by Henri Fantin-Latour, captured in the moment of exploding. Gersht´s compositions are literally frozen in motion, a process dependent on the ability of the advanced technology of photography to freeze-frame action. This visual occurrence, that is too fast for the human eye to process and can only be perceived with the aid of photography, is what Walter Benjamin called the ‘optical unconsciousness’ in his seminal essay ‘A Short History of Photography’.
Mix Collection of 99 Stunning Photographs to Refresh Your Mind When it comes to inspiration then there is no limitation on resources. Photography is one of the key sources of inspiration for some of my past work. Here we talking about photography of various forms like aerial, wildlife, underwater, portrait, nature, travel etc. which I find usually amaze me more than anything.
Beautiful Places to Visit - Part 2 The island nation known as the Seychelles can be found in the Indian Ocean off the East coast of Africa, North of Madagascar. There are 115 islands in the archipelago. Seychelles has become a popular tourist destination, thanks to its stunning tropical beaches and interesting wildlife. Popular activities include diving, fishing, sailing, and laying around on amazing white sand beaches. Visitors can find any range of accommodation on the main islands of Praslin, La Digue or Mahé, as well as a variety on outlying islands.
"sunrise through nature`s eyes" Random photo Submit your photo Stumble Thru Canon 1-Ups Nikon with 70 Million Lenses in the Wild Just yesterday, Nikon announced 65 million NIKKOR lenses have been produced. Now, a single day later, Canon announces production of 70 million lenses. Also, 50 millions EOS DSLRs are out there. That’s a pretty mild lens-to-camera ratio.