stunning Nature Photography Collection
A beautiful and exquisite 11 X 14 poster print, Wave - Big Sur, California (1 of 70 photography images and designs). A photographer of land and sky, blossoms and light, nature and landscapes, Don draws inspiration from world-renowned artists Ansel Adams, Georgia O'Keeffe, Claude Monet, Henri Matisse and Pierre Auguste Renoir. His enchanting images lend a sense of endearment to the dates we celebrate. Donald Verger is a critically-acclaimed, award-winning photographer and Founder and President Emeritus of The Children's Discovery Museum and Science Discovery Museum in Massachusetts. His inspirational and motivational photographs are seen in many hospitals (often donated) and school classrooms and are cherished and collected by people around the world. Donald Verger resides in Maine.
The book is a collection of underwater macro-photography of sea creatures and plants covering the seabed and the water from the surface to 40 meters deep.
The writer takes us with him in a “virtual” diving voyage to the vertical walls of Greek Mani, the middle leg of Peloponnese, at the south Aegean sea.
In his own words: “In the image collection the line of photographs is not completely accidental: I tried to make the pictures follow the eyes of a diver in the order that he meets the underwater scenery during his dive. First the shallow water animals, plants and algae, on the rocks, the sand and inside shallow water caves. Then plants and small animals of the intermediate depth zone, from 10 meters down to a depth of 15 - 20 meters, an area with high natural daylight. And finally creatures and plants that prefer deeper waters down to 30 – 40 meters, following the most common order that a diver will find these species during a dive.”
“Macro - photography of marine organisms constitutes a challenge for the underwater photographer. On the other hand even the humblest small sea creature becomes “a strange new life form” in close-up image, revealing great shapes and colors. The underwater micro-cosmos in close – up photography remains unknown and mysterious even for the divers that are much more familiarized with the aquatic life compared to any other spectator. The detail of close - up pictures is impressive and many times over one wonders how all this beauty escapes from the human eye in a simple dive. It is because the macro photographic lens captures incredible details which even the underwater - photographer himself does not have the margin of time to see. This is why close – up underwater photography can be a unique documentary of submarine life and the beauty of colors and forms that reveals constitutes an intoxicating work of art.”
Enjoy a year's worth of creative adventures with Digital Photo?the essential publication on digital photography. With invaluable advice and fully illustrated step-by-step guides, this stunning collection helps anyone create beautiful, professional-looking images using a variety of subjects and techniques. The 52 projects range from portraits in natural light and night photography to holiday gatherings, architecture, reflections, motion blurs, special effects, and abstracts. They'll inspire you to push your skills to the limit! New in paperback.
From the popular blogger behind Simply Scratch comes a debut cookbook showing how to home-cook absolutely everything from scratch. For Laurie McNamara, growing up on a farm in the country had major perks: her mother cooked with vegetables from the family garden, they collected fresh eggs from the chicken coop, and absolutely everything?from ketchup to casseroles?was made 100 percent from scratch. When she moved away from home, though, McNamara was too busy working full-time and raising two kids to prepare from-scratch meals. Like most Americans, she relied on boxed brownie mix, canned soup, bottled dressings, and frozen dinners to make home cooking quicker and cheaper. But she soon learned that these so-called shortcuts were in fact both more expensive and light-years less healthy than simply making everything herself. Eventually, she?d had enough and vowed to remake her kitchen into a from-scratch kitchen. Now, four years later, McNamara has helped hundreds of thousands of home cooks prepare from-scratch meals with whole food ingredients through her blog, Simply Scratch. McNamara?s highly anticipated debut cookbook, Simply Scratch, takes her home-cooking know-how to the nation, with 120 wholesome, mouthwatering recipes along with stunning photography, entertaining anecdotes, and personal musings. This book offers easy recipes for delectable concoctions such as Buckwheat Pancakes and Creamy Roasted Tomato Soup. Simply Scratch will be the must-have bible to cooking beyond the box and can. Featuring everyday ingredients, a down-to-earth approach, and family recipes, Simply Scratch proves cooking from scratch can be affordable, simple, fun, and?of course?absolutely delicious.