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.
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.
"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.
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.
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.
In the 1940's and 50's, Martin Elkort roamed the streets of New York City with his camera, in search of the perfect picture. His indelible images of simpler times remind us that the human experience can be a joyous one. Elkort was particularly drawn to the raw innocence of children inhabiting the streets of New York and later, his current home Los Angeles. Poignant and insightful, his photographs capture their curiosity and vigor as they explore their urban landscape. As gifted with words as he is with images, Elkort punctuates this study of childhood with eloquent reflections on photography and his creative process."A beautiful photograph, like a beautiful poem, always contains a mystery, an elusive and haunting nucleus that makes us return again to probe its depths, hoping to winnow yet another insight." - Martin ElkortEducated at The Cooper Union, Elkort was also a member of the renowned New York Photo League where he studied under, and shared darkrooms with Aaron Siskind, Lou Stoumen and Sid Grossman, among others. He became adept at what he refers to as 'stealth photography.' With his camera strapped around his neck, he walked peering down into the 2x2 inch ground glass of the camera. He developed the skill of walking right up to a person and taking their photo without them even realizing it.After marrying in 1953, he moved away from street photography in order to support his growing family. He journeyed back to it when he retired and found a growing interest not only in the Photo League, but in his own work as well.Martin Elkort's work is widely exhibited and can be found in the permanent collections of The Museum of Modern Art, The Getty Museum, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, The US Holocaust Memorial Museum, The Jewish Museum in Brooklyn, The Columbus Museum of Art as well as many corporate and private collections.
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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