16 April 2015

strong is the new pretty

a unique project by photographer Kate T. Parker


A female photographer has taken a series of incredibly moving images of her daughters, depicting girls as anything but the fairer sex, proving they have guts and that Strong is the new pretty.





Read more about this project and see all the other images at the photographer's website (here).


13 April 2015

april facebook cover and phone background

april facebook cover
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Hello friends, how are you this sunny afternoon?
We all have hear of the saying ' April showers bring May flowers', but in truth we have add a few pretty sunny April days so far.
So let us celebrate that with some FREE pretty facebook cover and smartphone background... just in case the rain does come upon us and we need a few pretty colours in hand to adorn our devices!


april smartphone background
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I took this photo on a cherry blossom in bloom just right outside my door, as I went to the store at the weekend. It definitely must be one of my favourite trees, as I get stunned, every year, by their beauty - as if winter took the memory of them away and then suddenly, as spring blooms, I get surprised all over again, and mesmerised with their splendour and simplicity.

I hope you like them.
Have a wonderful April!




09 April 2015

overpopulation, the effects in images

Trash wave - Indonesian surfer Dede Surinaya catches a wave in a remote but garbage-covered bay on Java, Indonesia, the world’s most populated island 


'Overdevelopment, overpopulation, overshoot' is a project by a group of talented and enrivonmentally-oriented people who decided that the best way to show awareness of the great problem that is overpopulation and its consumption was through photography.

You know me, I am a bugger for great pictures. I also have got a few very strong feelings about a few causes, being them environmental or social. Although, for the sake of good and impartial blogging, and without any intention to take any sort of political view (much less cram into you a fully formed opinion), please take a look at these wonders as they are.


Feedlot - Industrial livestock production in Brazil

Oil wells - Depleting oil fields as seen at the Kern River Oil Field in California

Waves of humanity - Sprawling Mexico City rolls across the landscape 

Greenhouses grow greenhouses - As far as the eye can see, greenhouses cover the landscape in Almeria, Spain

Hill-side slum - Slum-dwelling residents of Port-au-Prince, Haiti 

British Columbia clear-cut - Sometimes called the Brazil of the North, clear-cut logging on Vancouver Island
  
To get more information about this project and to order the book just follow the link (here).