Saturday, October 30, 2010

Collection Of Modern Flat Bungalow

This post consists of various modern bungalow house those are having flat roof with rectangular shape. Now days many modern architecture use this flat roof feature in their designs because it looks classy.

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Friday, October 29, 2010

Lemon as a Hair Lightener

Lemons are another miracle from nature that is good antiseptic agents and work wonders with dandruff and help clears off excessive scalp oil too. It’s a great source of vitamin C, calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium and zinc. Oh, I forgot to mention lemons can help lighten your hair too! It’s easy to apply on your hair daily and gives your hair a very natural lightening effect.

Most hair colors can be lightened gradually by a few applications of lemon. Here is a simple way on how to get the lightening you want.
  1. First you will need a simple lemon mixture. Mix one part warm water and 2 parts lemon juice together.
  2. Pour the mixture into a spray bottle.
  3. Spray the mixture generously to the areas you want to lighten.
  4. Expose your hair to natural sunlight for around an hour or two.
  5. Wash your hair and condition as normal and towel dry.
Apply it daily and you should see some lightening results in about a month. It will turn dark brown hair to light brown, dark red hair to dark blonde and blonde hair to light blonde! However, lightening with lemons might not be effective with black hair because of the original dark pigments. You might want to dye your hair with henna for a more prominent effect.

You might also need to constantly use a conditioner to moisturize your hair because lemons can dry out your hair drastically.

Plan Your Scuba

There are few tips how you can plan your Scuba Dive:-
  1. Get Certified:- Choose a scuba instructor; take the classroom training and the open water test. Earn your C-card. (Find more advice on scuba certification)
  2. Find a scuba buddy. You may have done your certification with a partner or friend or met people during your classes. Many dive shops have a "buddy board" and there are many online forums where you can meet other divers.
  3. Choose a dive location. So much water, so little time. You may choose your scuba dive destination based on what you want to see underwater or above ground. Any dive shop operator will offer advice. Scuba tourism is a booming industry, so there are many periodicals and magazines available to help you choose.  
  4. Find a dive shop. An unusual proportion of dive shops have websites because they cater to visiting international customers. Look for a scuba dive shop in the area you will be diving. 
  5. Book your scuba dive. The dive operator will hook you up with a time and place to meet the boat. Get directions! Marinas can be elusive never lands where street numbers don't go sequentially.
  6. Pack your scuba gear. Stuff it into a scuba gear bag. .
  7. Travel:- Contact a travel agent to arrange your travel needs, including transportation, lodging, and travel insurance.
  8. Check the conditions. Don't try to outrace an oncoming hurricane. Go diving only if it's safe and you are in good health.
  9. Arrive prepared. Pack your scuba gear for the boat, and don't forget anything vital. Use the pre-drive checklist.
  10. Above all, enjoy yourself!

Procure Right Aquarium

Buying aquarium supplies has both its pros and cons. We'll discuss the pros and cons over the following aspects: selection, cost, time delay, shipping cost, and caveat emptor (buyer beware), and customer service.

  • Selection. How many times have you read about a new aquarium filter, drove over to your local pet store only to find that they don't carry that new filter in stock? It can be very frustrating hunting down local sources for many specific aquarium supplies. Probably the biggest advantage to buying your aquarium supplies online is the available selection. If you can't find what you're looking for at one online, you can probably find it at another online site. You can quickly develop your quick list of favorite stores, one of which will always carry what you're looking for.
  • Cost. With online shopping, you can easily do comparative shopping, which will help you keep your costs down. Make sure you consider shipping costs and the company's shipping guarantee or warranty (or lack thereof) when you compare prices.
  • Time delay. There are two ways to look at this. On the one hand, shopping online will require some delay of gratification. Most online stores will provide expedited shipping. So going into a store in person will definitely get you your supplies in your hands faster. On the other hand, if you can't find what you're looking for locally, depending on how far you'd have to travel to get what you want, using an online site might make sense here.
  • Shipping cost (may not make sense to buy small orders)
  • Caveat Emptor. Besides cost of shipping, this is probably the single biggest problem that you'll encounter buying online. There's simply no guarantee that you're going to get what you think you're going to get. That's because you're not right in front of the product, looking at physically. There are two ways to deal with this short-coming of shopping online. First, only deal with an online store that has a good reputation among other fish hobbyists. Second, always go with the store that has the more generous return or exchange policy. For livestock, there won't be a return or exchange policy. But what is their shipping guarantee that you're going to receive the fish alive and in good shape?
  • Customer Service. With online stores, this is a mixed bag. On the one hand, you can come across the online site for a very successful aquarium supply store that provides much better customer service and information than you could get in a local general pet store. But on the other side of the spectrum, you may find that they have limited guarantees on how well their livestock will do once you get them.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Make Food Photography Lip-Smacking

Any photographer shoots photographs of food, at some point or the other. You need to ensure that the photograph of a delicious meal conveys that feeling of taste to the viewer.

Here are a few tips to help you get that feeling into your images:

1.Choose the Right Background - This goes for shooting most subjects, not just food. You want your subject to stand out from the background, and how you do this is to ensure there is color contrast between the two. For example, if you are shooting an image of white rice, you would rather not use a white plate.
2. Ensure you Use Appropriate White Balance - If you are shooting meat, you are better off making it look a little of a warm tone rather than cool. Imagine meat with a blue tint! It conveys the feeling of meat gone bad.
3. Try a Few Shots with Natural Light - Natural light, especially light coming in through a window is most suitable for food photography. When using flash, make sure you diffuse the light to get a similar effect. Direct light from a flash head is too harsh and unappealing for food photos.
4. Don’t Forget the Tripod - When shooting with natural light, you may have to use slow shutter speeds, and why not use a small aperture like f11 as well? To make the most out of this scenario, use a tripod.

5. Pay Attention to Detail - This is the mark of a good photographer. When shooting images of food items, keep an eye out for glitches such as scratched cutlery, faded plate colors and such. You need to present your image with the same care as a chef presenting his creation!
6. Zoom in for a Tight Crop - In fact why not get some really close macro images of the food? This gives the viewer a sense of the texture of the food. You may have seen close up images of food in magazines where the photographer has got in so close that even the far end of the plate is out of focus!
7. Cut it Up - Slicing food can really work well. If you are shooting a cake, cutting out a piece of it is the only way you will be able to give the viewer information on the layers within. The same works for any form of stuffed foods.
 8. Get Creative with Different Angles - Don’t get stuck with only the same old boring top-bottom view of the plate. Get to the sides, get up close and try and get as different as you can. Especially if you have sliced away part of the food, getting a side view would work better than a top view.
9. Props - Props are always welcome in any kind of photography, as long as they are not a distraction. If you are shooting a pancake for instance, a glass of orange juice on the side would add some nice color to the image.
10. Cheat as Much as You Want to - Some photographers use a blowtorch to color up barbecued food at just the right places. You could make potatoes look lice ice cream, and you could do anything you wish to with the food just as long as you are not planning to eat it after the shoot!