Author: William T Cooper
Publisher: CSIRO PUBLISHING
Release Date: 2011-05-12
Capturing the Essence is a step-by-step personal guide – by one of Australia's greatest living bird artists – to observing, retaining the essential information and then painting birds from field notes and sketches, photographs and other field observations. The author takes the reader through the processes involved in oil painting, watercolour and acrylic techniques, and a piece of art is built up in stages to demonstrate the skills required in each of these media. While the book covers some of the general basics relevant to various kinds of painting of natural history subjects, the concentration is very much on birds. Painting or drawing any subject well, gives great satisfaction. In this book the author hopes to help the reader become competent at drawing and painting birds, or at least to enjoy trying!
This is not a book about the fundamentals of shutter speed or how your camera works; it is a book that will teach photographers of all levels how to work with their cameras to capture moments whether they are occurring quickly or unfolding over many hours. Capturing the Moment is about a gesture, an expression, a ball in the net, a whale breaching, like Marilyn Monroe’s skirt flying up or Alfred Eisenstaedt’s image of a kiss between a soldier and nurse in Times Square. Moments in all forms are the true core of photography, and this book will explain how to anticipate them, recognise them, choose them, and capture them, through the eyes and wisdom of award-winning photographer and celebrated author Michael Freeman.
With its unique blend of grasses and sturdy perennials, the North American prairie is one of the world's richest and most beautiful biotopes. It's also one of the most endangered--only a tiny fraction remains of the millions of pristine acres that once stretched from horizon to horizon. Fortunately, you can re-create some of this diversity at home and enjoy these fascinating plant communities up close. You don't need to have endless acres at your disposal--you can have an authentic prairie garden on a city or suburban lot. And you don't even have to live on the Great Plains: prairie plants are practical choices for any landscape situation that has good drainage and full sun, whether in New England or the desert Southwest. Moreover, with their modest water needs, prairie plants make a great substitute for water-hungry lawns. And at a time when wildlife habitats are under increasing pressure from development, their flowers and foliage provide food and shelter for birds and beneficial insects. Eminently practical, Prairie-Style Gardens shows you how to use prairie plants in a wide variety of situations, from including a few prairie plants in an existing landscape to creating a full-fledged habitat garden. Especially useful is the author's advice on how to make prairie plants work in a typical urban or suburban setting, where it isn't easy to deviate from the local norm. A comprehensive plant profiles section helps you choose which plants will look best and thrive in your particular situation. Each plant entry includes detailed information on size, native habitats, site requirements, hardiness, appropriate landscape uses, care, companion plants, and available cultivars. Anyone can have a prairie--this book tells you how to do it.
"Don't deny love, feel the essence." 29 Poems Capturing the Essence of Love is a heartfelt and passionate collection of prose that highlights the importance of expressing affection, compassion, and emotions in all aspects of intimate relationships. Author Evelyn Sue Clay is a seasoned poet who uses inspiration from her own experiences as she takes an introspective look at the many facets of love, including unrequited love, infatuation, respect, and devotion. Clay places inspirational quotes between each poem that will motivate you to examine the love that lies within you. Whether you are seeking love, are currently in a committed relationship, or have fallen out of love, this book of poetry will help you realize that love is deeply rooted within all of us and that there is no time like the present to enjoy the true essence of love. If you have ever been captivated by a lovely smile and a gentle touch, then you know that love is a beautiful thing. 29 Poems Capturing the Essence of Love will take you on a journey that will enlighten you to the overwhelming power of love.
Author: Judion Smith
Publisher: Authorhouse UK
Release Date: 2018-10-11
A Guide for Young Minds: Capturing the Essence of Time is about encouraging young minds to identify who they are and manifest their possessions in the correct timing. The desire to live a prosperous and fulfilling life relies heavily on the manifestation of our innate talents, their maximization, and capturing the essence of time. It is essential that we accompany our desires with actions. It is not satisfactory that we desire something for which we are unwilling to make the ultimate sacrifice. Thoughts are just thoughts if they are left in our heads. Dreams are only dreams if they are without manifestation and left for dead. Desires remain desires if we lack the motivation to move us towards making them tangible. We must breathe life into our visions to give them movement. Action is required for the transformation of what appears to us as mere ideas, but in reality are missions that we are already equipped to make possible. We would have been far more evolved had we not failed to manifest that which we were entrusted with. It is therefore fundamental that we acknowledge the true purpose of our lives and our level of responsibility. Life owes us nothing. We owe life everything. We all have dreams and desires. Therefore, my question to you is, If the sky is the limit, why are you still on the ground? Get soaring. Let A Guide for Young Minds be the fuel that propels you to identify who are, manifest what you possess, and make available what the next generation is relying on to live an effective and efficient life.
Why do we build model railroads?The answer is to capture some piece of the essence of railroading.The design of a model railroad should be relentlessly focused on this goal.The number of trains, the amount of track, the volume of scenery, the quantity of buildings is not the important design metric - the only thing that is important is that you have enough of each to fulfill the goal of re-creating some part of the railroad experience.Above all, a satisfying model railroad design should meet your building or operating desires and conform to your resources of time, space, money, and skills.Inside this book you will discover a fresh perspective on the process of model railroad design. There are seven complete layouts where the philosophy of minimalist model railroading is discussed in great detail along with numerous other design ideas which can be applied to creating your next model railroad.
Author: Glenn Parker
Publisher: Human Resource Development
Release Date: 2009-07-01
Genre: Business & Economics
A successful meeting is not measured by starting on time, having a great agenda, getting everyone involved, or even serving healthy muffins. While all these factors are important...a great meeting is simply one that achieves its objectives—in other words, where a problem is solved, a decision is made, a plan is developed, a question answered, or some other specific outcome is accomplished. In Volume II of The Parker Team Series, Effective Meetings: 20 Sure-Fire Tools, author Glenn Parker will help you achieve your desired outcomes. This easy-to-read book will guarantee better meeting results, whether it is an on-site team meeting, a tele-meeting, or a cross-cultural meeting
Capturing the Essence of the Moment is an artistic photography book which includes portraits, landscapes, flora and fauna and also different cultures and customs. These photographs which are all manually taken by me are a reflection of myself and my life. Each picture shows the puzzles of my life, it is not only traveling to colourful, beautiful cultures with tasty visual representations but also my inner journey while being, seeing, feeling and Capturing the Essence of the Moment.
What makes India … Indiaaaaahhhh? It certainly is not the only country that has got beautiful snow-laden mountains and whitewashed valleys. Similarly, there are deserts all across the globe that are more majestic and enigmatic. There are waterfalls and lakes and rivers; after all, the entire world is a kaleidoscope of nature’s immense beauty. But still, there is something very special about India and its exotic locations. What actually is that oomph factor? We let you discover your own answer through this book. Capturing the Essence of India pens down India’s incredulous aspects in a humble manner. Each reader will find his or her own meanings reading this travel book, and ultimately, many of you might want to pen down your travelogues after reading this book. Indeed, this is what makes India an ‘Aha’ destination. Go ahead. Enjoy.
Author: Andrea Jones
Publisher: Timber Press
Release Date: 2017-03-08
Learn to take better garden photos! One of the most rewarding aspects of gardening is sharing its beauty, both physically with those who visit and virtually with those who only see it on a screen. But capturing a garden’s true essence is difficult, and often the moments worth sharing are ephemeral. In The Garden Photography Workshop, internationally known garden photographer Andrea Jones shares the trade secrets that make her photos sing. You’ll learn the basic photography skills and tips on using a range of camera equipment. Profiles of real gardens from around the world exemplify the most common problems a photographer can face, like harsh light, wet weather, and cramped spaces, along with advice and techniques for addressing specific concerns. We live in a photo-driven world, and this helpful guide is a complete tutorial for anyone who wants that world to be filled with beautiful images of gardens and plants.
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Author: Scott L. Matthews
Publisher: UNC Press Books
Release Date: 2018-10-26
In his expansive history of documentary work in the South during the twentieth century, Scott L. Matthews examines the motivations and methodologies of several pivotal documentarians, including sociologist Howard Odum, photographers Jack Delano and Danny Lyon, and music ethnographer John Cohen. Their work salvaged and celebrated folk cultures threatened by modernization or strived to reveal and reform problems linked to the region's racial caste system and exploitative agricultural economy. Images of alluring primitivism and troubling pathology often blurred together, neutralizing the aims of documentary work carried out in the name of reform during the Progressive era, New Deal, and civil rights movement. Black and white southerners in turn often resisted documentarians' attempts to turn their private lives into public symbols. The accumulation of these influential and, occasionally, controversial documentary images created an enduring, complex, and sometimes self-defeating mythology about the South that persists into the twenty-first century.