Photo Magic

Photo MagicIf you are looking for professional senior, wedding or any other pictures this year go to  Photo Magic  in Cedar Bluff Va. Professional photographer Pam Dye will take many wonderful pictures at different locations throughout Cedar Bluff and Richlands Virginia. She also can scheduel  photo sessions for your venu. She is skilled in photography as well as photo editing, so you know that you will get the perfect shot every time! If you are looking for professional quality, friendly service, and photos that you will be bragging about for years to come, then look no further! You can schedule a shoot with her and view some of her work by visiting her facebook page at Photo Magic. The pictures are very professional and look amazing!

Cosmic Images

There are so many talented artist who dabble in experimental photography and ways of making the impossible seem real and possible. One photographer has literally taken those moving images we all know and love from the Harry Potter books and movies, and they have made them a reality (even if it is just online) in a way that is quite cosmic. Animation and art like this give hope to the future of photography. Will we one day look at a newspaper and see a moving image in the headlines? Microsoft even features an interactive and ever changing newspaper in their vision of the future video that is circling the internet. The day that we see moving pictures in places we never thought imaginable may be closer than we think.

This project began from the theory that humans are made of cosmic matter as a result of a stars death. I created imagery that showcased this cosmic birth through the use of dust and reflective confetti to create galaxies. The models organic bodily expressions as they are frozen in time between the particles suggest their celestial creation. In addition, space and time is heightened by the use of three-dimensional animated gifs. Their movement serves as a visual metaphor to the spatial link we share with stars as well as their separateness through time.

– Ignacio Torres

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FreezeCrowd

Social Networks are a great way to connect with the people we want to hear from, but it’s hard to find one anymore that is not overcrowded with random people who are not on the site to share common interest. One social network is changing all of that. College students, staff, faculty, etc. are able to sign up in a very quick process that allows you to easily get your profile and information on the site. Connecting with friends is also a vital part of the website that is easy to do too. One key feature is their ice breakers through photos. Pretty much everything about FreezeCrowd is based around simplicity and connecting with those who share common interest, for example class mates.

As if a simplistic and easy to use website exclusive for college students and others in the college world is not reason enough to go become a part of FreezeCrowd, they also give away some really cool prizes just for signing up and uploading a picture. Right now you will be entered to win an iPad or $500 for signing up and uploading an image. It’s all about connecting, ir’s all about groups that matter, and it’s all about you! FreezeCrowd is definitely the website for college students looking to join a site that has them in mind.

Spring Set Free

Winter besieged nature, like a country at war

Captivated by cold, from outward to the very core.

But springtime brings hope to barren ground and branches

For life will be as it was before.

When the ice thaws, when the chill subsides

Springtime warmth welcomes new life.

Snow-laden branches are weary no more

When the strength of the new season is rife.

Grass can grow green with the light of the sun

Now free from the shackles of frost.

The budding flowers now emerging are young

Their life of exuding beauty has now begun.

Refreshing rain soaks into the ground

Quenching a desperate thirst.

Sweet sips submerge, but will not drown

A meadow of life that will soon abound.

Springtime sets free what winter once contained

Bleak turns beauty, white turns color

Wind and ice, turns sun and rain.

Springtime brings freedom, and gives life again!

Over Coffee

For many, like myself, a cup of coffee is a major part of the daily routine. The question is, what makes it such a vital part of our daily lives? The answer is clear to those of us who have a passion for this caffeine filled drink. To me coffee is about relaxing and enjoying a warm cup of peace and thought. I do a lot of thinking when I drink my coffee, mostly due to the fact that it greatly relaxes me and helps me de-stress. The best memories that I have from drinking coffee are when I have been drinking coffee with others who are doing the same thing. It is an entire experience for everyone in the room to have a cup of their favorite coffee and to just talk.

One website by the name of Over Coffee creates that experience on the internet! We’ve herd of social networks, but never a social network specifically made with the coffee lover in mind. I myself have made an account and have begun to enjoy all that the website has to offer. You have the option to add friends, share pictures of your favorite coffees, tell stories related to coffee, and many other things. The great part about the website is that it is always updated with information on the best coffee shops, coffee products, and news on coffee.

It does not stop there, if you add their twitter @MeetOverCoffee they are more than happy to discuss coffee with you even by way of tweet! The experience of coffee does not have to end after your visit to the local coffee shop or after drinking the last sip of coffee from your favorite mug, Over-Coffee.com is the one place online where the love of coffee is 24/7! I encourage everyone who likes coffee to check out the website and make an account, it’s as simple as connecting with your Facebook account to create an account, and the enjoyment that you get from coffee never has to end!