Archive for December, 2008

game informer magazine

Posted in Uncategorized on December 9, 2008 by taralceleste

the best gaming magazine I have encountered thus far. very up to date gaming information, tips, reader feedback, player of the month. it’s great, I’m a faithful game informer reader.


Advertisements

PICTURES THAT CHANGED THE WORLD

Posted in Uncategorized on December 9, 2008 by taralceleste

Photos that Changed the World

PHOTOSTHATCHANGEDTHEWORLD.COM OR PTCTW.COM

Starving Child Vulture
Starving Child Vulture

5 year old Mother

5 year old Mother

The Baby Hand

The Baby Hand

Tsunami Floating Bodies

Tsunami Floating Bodies

Afghan Girl

Afghan Girl

The Boston Fire

The Boston Fire

Oklahoma City bombing

Oklahoma City bombing

VISIT THE SITE TO SEE MANY MANY MORE PICTURES THAT CHANGE THE WORLD, INCLUDING FIRST XRAYS, FIRST PICTURE ON THE INTERNET, HOW LIFE BEGINS. GREAT PICTURES

BEAUTIFUL PHOTOGRAPHY

Posted in Uncategorized on December 9, 2008 by taralceleste

GIFTS FOR ALL OCCASIONS

Posted in Uncategorized on December 9, 2008 by taralceleste

Gift Ideas

Gifts by Occasion

Anniversary

Baby Shower

Baptism

Bar Mitzvah

Bat Mitzvah

Birthday

Breakup / Divorce

Confirmation

Family Reunion

First Communion

GraduatioN

House Warming

New Baby

Promotion

Retirement

Wedding

THERE ARE MANY MORE LINKS ON THIS PAGE TO GREAT GIFT IDEAS, STOP RUNNING ALL OVER CREATION AND JUST GO ONLINE TO THIS WEBSITE. SHOPPING MADE EASY

MAKING A DIFFERENCE

Posted in Uncategorized on December 9, 2008 by taralceleste

FOTOSCAPE.COM
PHOTOGRAPHY OF CONRAD OLIVIER

landfill in Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Steung Meanchey landfill

As we navigated on foot to reach the summit of the landfill, one’s
clothing and shoes were covered in the dioxin laden mud. (at least I
had shoes on) As the fresh loads of trash arrived, the ‘earth’ we stood
upon quaked as the trucks drove by through the 15″ of ‘mud’ – a few
poorly placed steps, and I found myself pleading for my friend, Ed, to
help me out as I couldn’t afford to have my shoe suctioned off by the
ten inch hole I’d just created. I then began to envy the children
riding in the compactor section of the garbage truck – no wonder they
were smiling! I would have paid money to ride along with them! Finally,
reaching the ‘summit’, the motorcycle drivers we had hired were already
dispensing the rice into little blue bags we had purchased in the
market. Crowd control was no problem. These women and children acted
with amazing dignity – there was no shoving, grabbing, shouting, or
scowling – amazing considering their situation (well maybe a little). I
think it will serve no purpose to attempt to describe the smell and
sense of just being there. There were no fires that day… I’m not sure
why, perhaps it was too damp, however, I understand they set the trash
on fire to alleviate the stench sometimes. Which in turn causes them to
have chronic coughs and headaches with all of that horrific smoke –
imagine plastic and uncontrolled waste of all classifications being
burned…

Most cities have landfills (aka – the place where everything you don’t
want ends up). Most cities don’t allow men, women, and children to live
and work in them, however, some do. I’ve chosen not to ignore the
things I see when I am out in the field. A handfull of people chipped
in to buy a few items such as toothbrushes, toothpaste, band aids,
ointment, and rice. It’s not a solution, however, it certainly makes a
difference in these peoples lives. Keep in mind, these people are not
beggars, they are actively working in this landfill – recycling. See
the video clip (6mb) (pardon the shaky camera work ~ ‘it wasn’t me…’)

This transcends child labor issues… it’s far worse than simple lack
of food or starvation. The changes that are needed go beyond aid
funds… the children themselves often are unaware of the surrounding
world. Many of these children are between 12-17, the primary earner’s
for their families… most are not educated as they’ve not had the time
to go to school… the endless cycle repeats itself. Even if they are
given aid, this alleviates the primary problems of food and clothing,
but doesn’t remove them from the very toxic open landfill…
nonetheless, it’s a start. Where will they go if they leave the
landfill? The street… and that life is often not much better or
safer. Even worse, some become victims of the flesh trade.

Perhaps you wish to do something? I will take donations via this site
and will purchase supplies when I return (tentatively in 2009). I think
the number one necessity after rice would be boots/sandals as I noticed
many people including the young boy were without shoes of any sort. 

Contributors to the children of the landfill outside of Phnom Penh:
W. Pookpueng – medical supplies – Bangkok, Thailand
C. Lehmann – cash donation – USA
J. Callender – medical/hygine supplies – tooo generous! USA
S. Patel – cash donation! – USA
R. Lehmann – cash donation – USA
E. Kobak – accompanied me to the landfill and we both distributed the items – thanks!
Chariya S. – talented & lovely Khmer woman who helped us out a lot.

DONATIONS ARE ACCEPTED TO HELP THESE OF NEED JUST GO TO THE WEBSITE AT THE BEGINNING OF THE PAGE.

REFLECTIVE PHOTOGRAPHY

Posted in Uncategorized on December 9, 2008 by taralceleste

Smashing Magazine ~ we smash you with the information that will make your life easier. really.

50 Stunning Examples Of Reflective Photography

Using reflections in photography can lead to some
amazing effects and beautiful images. Using water, windows, mirrors or
any sort of reflective surface can change an image into a work of art.
The wonderful thing about using reflections when taking photos is that
they can completely alter the image from something fairly
straightforward to something richer or abstract or otherwise more
artistic. Sometimes reflections can be annoying and certainly not
artistic. But creativity and good-quality photos depend on the
photographer being able to see things differently, rather than seeing
only one part of a larger whole.

Also, using reflected light can vastly improve the
quality of lighting available. Diffused light is generally better for
taking photos, and using reflected light, either as the main source of
light or for highlighting, is an excellent way to capture diffused
light.

Whether you choose to use reflection in an artistic way or as a
source of lightning, learning to use reflections in photography will
help take your photographic skills to the next level.

Below we present over 50 beautiful examples of reflective photography. All examples are linked to their sources. Below, you can also explore other works of the photographers we’ve featured here.

You may also want to take a look at the following related showcases:

Beautiful Black-and-White Photography

35 Fantastic HDR Pictures

(Really) Stunning Pictures and Photos

Let There Be Light: Light Painting and Sculptures

45 Beautiful Motion-Blur Photos

35 Beautiful Examples Of Rain Photography

SHOWCASE OF PHOTOS WITH REFLECTIONS:

Philippe Sainte-Laudy

Screenshot

Screenshot

merriewells

Screenshot

Screenshot

Mik

Screenshot

François Raimbaud

Screenshot

Antti-Jussi Liikala

Screenshot

Rebekka Guðleifsdóttir

Screenshot

Azzam Merchant

Screenshot

Screenshot

Screenshot

Barbara Jones

Screenshot

Julio Salinas

Screenshot

THESE ARE JUST TO GIVE YOU AN IDEA, VISIT THE SITE FOR MORE EXAMPLES AND BEAUTIFUL PHOTOS



EASY ESSAYS

Posted in Uncategorized on December 9, 2008 by taralceleste

http://www.essayrater.com/

THIS SITE IS GREAT FOR HIGH SCHOOL KIDS, COLLEGE KIDS, OR ANYONE WHO IS ATTENDING SCHOOL AND NEEDS TO WRITE AN ESSAY. IT GRADES YOUR PAPER AND TELLS YOU WHAT IS WRONG. SO THIS WAY, YOU PERFECT YOUR PAPER AND GET AN A. WELL IT ALSO DEPENDS ON WHAT KIND OF TEACHER YOU HAVE, SOME ARE JUST TOO UPTIGHT TO GIVE A’S. EVERYONE WINS RIGHT? HOPEFULLY, GIVE IT A TRY.