For the yearlong photo project “6:30 AM Series,” photographer Robert Weingarten took a photo at 6:30 each morning of the exact same view of Santa Monica Bay, as seen from his home in Malibu. He did so for every day he was home during 2003. To keep the photos consistent, Weingarten strictly followed a set of rules: the aperture and focus settings were fixed, the color transparency film was from a single production batch, and the camera and lens were securely fixed to a tripod to maintain the frame. The only variable he allowed himself was shutter speed. Continue reading…
Revolution is an animated short by photographer Chris Turner, paper engineer Helen Friel and animator Jess Deacon that explores the life cycle of a single drop of water through the pages of an elaborate pop-up book. The book contains nine scenes that were animated using 1,000 photographic stills shot over the course of a year.
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Photographers CJ Kale and Nick Selway are artists who seek out great adventure. The two have a passion for the outdoors and they travel all around the world to capture the wonder and beauty of the natural world in photographic form. Based in Kailua Kona, Hawaii, both artists spend a lot of time exploring the active Kilauea volcano and capturing what they call the “pounding surf” of Hawaii’s beaches.
In this series, Waves, viewers are transported into a place that only few dare to venture. As each wave swells and then crests overhead, Kale and Selway are both able to fearlessly photograph the moments right before the water crashes down against their heads. The results of these high risk moments are amazing! The artists capture powerful waves and stunning gradients of color from perspectives only few are willing to attempt. Each image makes you feel as if you are right in the action and, with the summertime heat upon us, I can’t help but daydream about swimming in this refreshing, crystal clear water.
Together, the two best friends feature their diverse photography collection at their fine art business, Lava Light Galleries, in downtown Kona.
Morning mantras set the tone for the whole day. Here are five things you should do every morning to be healthy and successful.
Each morning the sun shines, the birds sing and it’s another glorious day. With the winter cold, dark mornings and lack of any singing going on from the birds, it’s this time of year that it’s harder to stick to feeling wonderful and gleeful throughout the day. But you can try these simple steps to keep your mornings on track and start the day for a happier, more successful start.
1. Stretch in bed
Before you throw off the covers and jump out of bed, try a few simple stretches to ease your muscles and get your blood pumping. Reach your arms out to the side and extend the legs. Bend one knee up towards your hips and roll it across the body to feel a stretch in your lower back and thighs. Straighten your legs and repeat on the other side.
2. Drink a glass of water
Next stop is the bathroom for a big glass of water. This helps hydrate the body, which loses hydration while sleeping, and will help get you started on a good habit to continue throughout the day.
Although this is a given for most people, a warm shower can stimulate circulation and blood flow, giving you more energy throughout the day. Use warm water instead of steaming hot to reduce dry skin, and put on lotion afterward to seal in moisture.
4. Eat breakfast
In my experience, people who eat breakfast have more energy in the morning, tend to snack less during the day and may even do better on tests. Every day, try for something with protein — from egg white omelets to Greek-style yogurt. I do a mug scrambler to save time. Simply use one cup of liquid egg whites with a quarter cup of pre-cut frozen veggies. Microwave for up to four minutes, stirring once after each minute. Then add a spoon of salsa to top it off.
After your breakfast, set the timer on your smartphone for three minutes. Simply focus on your breathing and find a positive mantra you like to think about. I inhale strength and exhale fear. I also use phrases like, “I am only one person but I can make a difference in many” or “I am grateful for my family, my health and my life.” Find something that moves you and either say it to yourself or write it down in a journal. It will help clear your mind and bring focus to your day.
Every day can be the best day of your life. Start living
Via Huffington Post