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Walking through the woods, a - de Horia D la: 10/02/2005 16:11:23
(la: Un nou forum: "Bancuri, glume, poante...")
Walking through the woods, a man comes upon another man hugging a tree with his ear firmly against it. He asks, "Just out of curiosity, what the hell are you doing?"
"I'm listening to the music of the tree."
"You've gotta be kidding."
"No, not at all! Would you like to give it a try?"
"Well, okay." So he wraps his arms around the tree and presses his ear up against it.
The other man immediately slaps a set of handcuffs on him, takes his wallet, jewelry, car keys, then strips him naked and leaves.
Two hours later, another nature lover strolls by, sees this man handcuffed to the tree, naked and asked, "What the hell happened to you?"
He tells the guy the whole story about how he got there. While he was regaling his plight, the newcomer is shaking his head in sympathy, circling him.
When the handcuffed man is finished talking, the second man walks around behind him, kisses him tenderly behind the ear and says, "This just isn't your day, is it, Sugar?"
athos - despre apes and monkeys - de Horia D la: 17/05/2005 22:05:50
(la: Trancaneala Aristocrata "3")
uite ce am gasit:

What's the difference between monkeys and apes?


There are about 200 species of primates including lemurs, monkeys, apes and humans. All primates share similar characteristics including having hair instead of fur, fingernails instead of claws, binocular vision that allows depth perception, opposable thumbs (thumb can touch all other digits), and the ability to grasp things. A larger brain than most other animals in relation to body size gives them a higher level of intelligence and the ability to process more complicated information.
While some people call all of the primates “monkeys”, there are distinct differences between monkeys and their more advanced cousins, the apes. Gibbons and siamangs are known as Lesser Apes while chimpanzees, orangutans, and gorillas are called Great Apes. The apes lack tails, generally have larger bodies and brains than the monkeys, and their intelligence is greater. Mobile rotary shoulder joints allow apes to brachiate (swing) through the trees. They can also walk upright on the ground on two legs for short distances while monkeys generally travel around on all four legs. Genetic studies indicate that chimpanzees are more closely related to humans than the other apes. Scientists have shown that at least 98% of human DNA is identical to that of chimpanzees.


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Pentru Anita47 - de Florin si atat la: 30/06/2004 18:07:20
(la: Ozzy vs LMC)
Cometariul tau catre ikoflexer incearca sa irite. Nu-i asa ca omul cind este nervos isi descarca sufletul (anti-semitismul)?...:) Si daca nu incerci nu aflii...:)

Anita47, hai sa o lasam mai moale cu comentariile la adresa evreilor.
Ikoflexer doar a incercat sa traduca un text, nicidecum sa-si puna un punct de vedere politic.
Omul si-a explicat greseala dar se pare ca nu esti satisfacut.

Daca cumva esti agentul 'Anita47' care lucreaza pentru Mosad, te sfatuiesc sa citesti doar mesajele, raportezi ce vrei tu...:). De fapt nu conteaza ce raportezi. Prea stai cu biciul in mina.
Stii foarte bine ca textul sau poezia tradusa indeamna la reflectie.

Daca esti in acest forum pentru alte motive, de exemplu de prietenie sau pur si simplu pentru conversatie, te rog sa-ti dai cu parerea la subiectul propus de mine sau cel putin la cele deviate din subiect. Cometariile sarcastice/ ironice, mai ales cu privire la evrei, nu duc la nimic.

Pe alta nota...Din biblioteca mea, iti dau mai jos doua strofe din poezia scrisa pe W.H.Auden, poezie intitulata 'Refugee Blues':

'Went down the harbour and stood upon quay,
Saw the fish swimming as if they were free:
Only ten feet away , my dear, only ten feet away.

Walked through the wood, saw the birds in the trees;
They had no politicians and sang at their ease:
They weren't the human race, my dear, they weren't the human race.'

Ai auzit de scriitor sau poezia asta? Poti sa-mi scrii urmatoarea strofa? Cit de renumit este W.H.Auden in Israel?

Numai bine.

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Black Sabbath - de Little Eagle la: 15/08/2004 22:38:37
(la: Casuta Postala A Lui Ozzy/Ovi)
From the third album(1971...multi nu v-ati nascut inca...HAAA!)"MASTER OF REALITY",Into the Void and let me see some fuckin'hands in the air ,I caaan't fuckin' heeear you....c'mon now ,heeeeyyyy you're not crazy enough for meee!Let me see your hands up in the air....!Let's go crazyyyyyyy!!!

Alright now,

"Rocket engines burning fuel so fast
Up into the night sky they blast,
Through the universe the engines whine
Could it be the end of man and time?
Back on earth the flame of life burns low
Everywhere is misery and woe,
Pollution kills the air,the land and sea,
Man prepares to meet his destiny,Yeah.

Rocket engines burning fuel so fast
Up into the black sky so vast,
Burning metal through the atmosphere,
Earth remains in worry,hate and fear,
With the hateful battles raging on
Rockets flying to the glowing sun,
Through the empires of eternal void
Freedom from the final suicide.

Freedom fighters sent out to the sun
Escape from brainwashed minds and pollution,
Leave the earth to all its sin and hate
Find another world where freedom waits,Yeah.

Past the stars in fields of ancient void
Through the shields of darkness where they find,
Love upon a land, a world unknown
Where the sons of freedom make their home,
Leave the earth to Satan and his slaves,
Leave them to the future in their grave,
Make a home where love is there to stay,
Peace and Happiness in everyday,Yeah"

Si sa nu-mi spuneti ca Ozzy si B.S.au fost sau sunt rai....mereu au spus ceva si un mesaj lumii...sa nu judecam niciodata...the book by its cover,alright?

LOVE&PEACE,
Ozzy





















Poate vrea cineva sa cistige bani din fotografie... - de Dinu Lazar la: 12/09/2004 00:04:31
(la: O conversatie cu DINU LAZAR, fotograf)
Just a quick update about the Photographers Direct website. It was recently relaunched on a new server which is much faster and more powerful. The search engine is at least 5 times faster, which is great news. We also have a great deal more space for hosting images, so all photographers' allocation of space is being doubled. For photographers who have rented space, this space has been doubled (at no extra charge!).

We are also now rewarding photographers for high quality images. When images are uploaded they are rated (based on composition, colour, lighting, sharpness, subject matter, interest, technical skill, originality and quality of the low res scan) with 9 being the highest rating. Images rated at 9 will earn an extra 500k of space, images rated at 8 earn 250k of space and images rated at 7 earn 50k of space. As the average image takes up about 50k of space, photographers with good images will earn plenty of space to upload more images. Please log in to your account as you will find you have more space than you did before.

While the email requests are generating good fees now (Request 1959: Catholic calendar, over 2000 dollars of sales so far, Request 1982: New England Feature set, 1500 pounds), the number of images being bought direct from searches of the online database is also increasing steadily - here are some recent examples:

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The way for photographers to increase sales through the website is to increase their selection of (good) images, and make sure they are well captioned and keyworded!

regards

Chris Barton
Photographers Direct
http://www.photographersdirect.com
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Un Mic Articol - de LMC la: 03/11/2004 22:31:38
(la: Alegeri prezidentiale in Statele Unite. Candidatul preferat)
Articolul de mai jos a fost scris si publicat de mine acum vreun an in urma. Este in Engleza, asa ca scoateti-va dictionarele.

California’s Economy: A State of Emergency

Recently I came across some articles and reports on the state of California’s economy. The findings will make anyone’s hair stand up on its end. These reports are readily available to the public on California government sites.

As you may already know California’s economy is totally out of control. The poverty rate in California is higher than that of the nation, yet the living expenses for anyone living in California exceeds most of every other American. In other words Californians make less and spend more on basic living expenses.

Anyone who’s been watching the real estate market can agree that it is totally out of control. Anywhere you go in California, especially in the Bay-area, the price of a simple home has sky-rocketed. New houses are more expensive, and less in quality. The price per square foot can exceed as much as $400 to $500 in the Bay, and renters pay as much as $2000 for a one bedroom apartment. At this time the median house price for San Francisco is $526,000 and for the Bay Area is $402,000.

You might say that people in Bay Area make more than the rest of California, and the truth is that they do. The median income for California is about $53,025 while in San Francisco and the Bay Area it ranges from $60,597 to $88,934. Even though these figures seem high, half of all the tax payers in the region earn $30,000 or less, and less than one in every six taxpayers earns at least $100,000. The situation is so bad in the Bay area that they now have a new program called the San Francisco Workforce Housing Fund which provides families with incomes up to $103,320 special mortgage plans to purchase homes up to $475,000. The plan enables someone to finance 97% of the purchase price through a “First Mortgage” and a “Deferred Second Mortgage” of up to 6% to reduce the interest rate on the first mortgage or fund the down payment or closing costs. And these houses can be purchased anywhere within a reasonable commuting distance.

Guess where they go buy their houses? The Central Valley of course!

I must also mention that in the Bay Area a family of four with two working parents would need to earn $61,593 in order to make ends meet and that 2 out of 5 renters spend at least 30% of their income just on rent. All of this means that many families at the median income level struggle to make ends meet, therefore they choose to move somewhere else, (guess where?) and commute.

So now we’re wondering how this affects those who live and work in the Valley. According to the same study, a family of four in the Valley needs to earn at least $43,528 to live without government assistance and make ends meet. The median income for the region is $46,919 and 1 in every 20 taxpayers has an adjusted gross income of at least $100,000, yet more than half of all taxpayers earn $30,000 or less. This means that many families with incomes at or below the median may struggle to meet their economic needs. To make things worse, the influx of Bay Area workers who come to live in the Valley has surged up the prices on housing and everything else. The traffic gets worse and worse everyday, and very seldom does anyone get to see the mountains on the western horizon due to the bad air. The farm land is being desolated, because nobody can afford to keep their workers working the land which makes our produce more expensive.

A couple of weeks ago one of the Central Valley papers had a very interesting article that was discretely criticizing the fact that the housing units being built did not keep up with the increase of population, but if we look at Bay Area’s problems we can conclude that their problems and inadequacies have spilled into the Valley. For example, between 1995 and 1997 the number of jobs in Santa Clara County increased 15.2% while the number of housing units increased by only 1.3%, and it is projected that by the year 2020 the region will gain 50% more jobs but only 20% more housing units.

This information led me to investigate a little further to find out the source of all these problems. Guess what I found? In the California Senate, Bay Area representatives between 1994 and 2000 have made it their war to “protect” the environment and the natural habitat of the Bay Area.

According to the Environmentalists, Bay Area’s legislators are the greenest of them all. These legislators constantly fight against home developments and expansion of housing units into the “sensitive” areas. To protect their image, they encourage concentrated housing, and redevelopment of urban buildings, but the projects they develop for such plans are not realistic and very inefficient. For example, the city of Santa Clara has proposed that 100 apartment units be set aside for low income families. These apartments consist of 2 bedrooms 1 ½ baths and 3 bedrooms 2 baths units. The 2 bedroom apartments rent for the “super low” price of $1230 and the 3 bedroom apartments for $1355. To qualify for this “wonderful” “exciting” “money-saver” housing establishments you must earn at least $29,520 and maximum $57,000 for a three person household in order to rent the 2 bedroom apartment, and for the 3 bedroom at least $32,520 and $68,340 for a five person household. Remember that the median household income for the Bay Area falls somewhere in between $60,597 and $88,934 and a family of four will need to earn at least $61,593 in order to make ends meet without government assistance. Therefore, I must say that somebody has got to go back to their basic Algebra classes, because by my calculations and comparisons I cannot imagine who in his right mind can live in an overcrowded, overstuffed, “low” income apartment and pay $1230 a month, which can be as much as half of their gross income, when in the valley the same apartment can go for $800 (which is still too much in my opinion).

We need to wake up and smell the whiff-of-money-going-down-the-drain, because at this rate California will become a national tragedy. At one time the Associated Press published the following words “California has enacted first-in-the-nation-laws this year... lending credence to the saying that wherever America is going, California will get there first...” Maybe, we should take a long hard look at who is leading this state into the whirlpool of poverty and economic disaster, because if these words are right then the whole nation can follow the footsteps of this once known as the Golden state.

Acest articol a fost scris pe vremea cind Gray Davis era inca Governor, de atunci lucrurile s-au mai schimbat inspre bine. Totusi inca mai suferim consecintele unui liberal al carui plan a fost sa suporte programele sociale mai mult decit cele economice.
Instructions for a wife then and now - de MMM la: 16/11/2004 04:16:47
(la: Femeia)
The following is from a 1950's Home Economics textbook intended for
the High School girls, teaching how to prepare for married life.

1. Have dinner ready: Plan ahead, even the night before, to have a
delicious meal - on time. This is a way of letting him know that you
have been thinking about him, and are concerned about his needs. Most
men are hungry when they come home and the prospects of a good meal
are part of the warm welcome needed.

2. Prepare yourself: Take 15 minutes to rest so you will be refreshed
when he arrives. Touch up your make-up, put a ribbon in your hair and
be fresh looking. He has just been with a lot of work-weary people. Be
a little gay and a little more interesting. His boring day may need a
lift.

3. Clear away the clutter. Make one last trip through the main part of
the house just before your husband arrives, gathering up school books,
toys, paper, etc. Then run a dust cloth over the tables. Your husband
will feel he has reached a haven of rest and order, and it will give
you a lift too.

4. Prepare the children: Take a few minutes to wash the children's
hands and faces if they are small, comb their hair, and if necessary,
change their clothes. They are little treasures and he would like to
see them playing the part.

5. Minimize the noise: At the time of his arrival, eliminate all noise
of washer, dryer, dishwasher, or vacuum. Try to encourage the children
to be quiet. Be happy to see him. Greet him with a warm smile and be
glad to see him.

6. Some DON'TS: Don't greet him with problems or complaints. Don't
complain if he's late for dinner. Count this as minor compared with
what he might have gone through that day.

7. Make him comfortable: Have him lean back in a comfortable chair or
suggest he lie down in the bedroom. Have a cool or warm drink ready
for him. Arrange his pillow and offer to take off his shoes. Speak in
a low, soft, soothing and pleasant voice. Allow him to relax and
unwind.

8. Listen to him: You may have a dozen things to tell him, but the
moment of his arrival is not the time. Let him talk first.

9. Make the evening his: Never complain if he does not take you out to
dinner or to other places of entertainment; instead try to understand
his world of strain and pressure and his need to be home and relax.

10. The Goal: Try to make your home a place of peace and order where
your husband can relax.


Now The updated version for the 2000s woman.

1. Have dinner ready: Make reservations ahead of time. If your day
becomes too hectic just leave him a voice mail message regarding where
you'd like to eat and at what time. This lets him know that your day
has been crappy and gives him an opportunity to change your mood.

2. Prepare yourself: A quick stop at the "LANCOME" counter on your way
home will do wonders for your outlook and will keep you from becoming
irritated every time he belches at the table. (Don't forget to use his
credit card!)

3. Clear away the clutter: Call the housekeeper and let her know
you'll need her for an extra day this week. Tell her that any
miscellaneous items left on the floor by the children can be placed in
the Goodwill box in the garage.

4. Prepare the children: Drop them off at grandma's!

5. Minimize the noise: When he arrives at home remind him that the
washer and garbage disposal are still not working properly and the
noise is driving you crazy (but do this in a nice way and greet him
with a warm smile...this way he might fix it faster).

6. Some DON'TS: Don't greet him with problems and complaints. Let him
speak first, and then your complaints will get more attention and
remain fresh in his mind throughout dinner. Don't complain if he's
late for dinner. Simply remind him that the last one home does the
cooking and the cleanup.

7. Make him comfortable: Remind him where he can find a warm fuzzy
blanket if he's cold. This will show you really care.

8. Listen to him: But don't ever let him get the last word.

9. Make the evening his: a chance to get the washer and garbage
disposal fixed.

10. The Goal: To try to keep things amicable without reminding him
that you make more money than he does.



MMM
PHOTOGRAPHY IN THE NEWS - de Dinu Lazar la: 18/12/2004 21:19:48
(la: O conversatie cu DINU LAZAR, fotograf)
STOCK PHOTO Use Up Everywhere - In Summer 2004, creative firms said they purchase

an average of 7 royalty-free images and 6 rights-managed images over the Internet per month. http://www.trendwatchgraphicarts.com/fastfacts/fast261.html

Ancient and Modern Tattoos Celebrated in Photography Book - Capturing images of tattoos, body markings, and scarifications from modern and traditional cultures in more than 30 countries, RAINIER brings a seven-year labor of love to fruition in this collection of black and white images. http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2004/12/1210_041210_tattoos.html#main

Images of Isolation and Obsession - Photography shows address AESTHETIC issues http://www.metropulse.com/dir_zine/dir_2004/1450/t_artbeat.html

FREE Photo Business Fees Calculator helps you determine appropriate rates and fees to charge based on your individual costs of being in business as a photographer or multi-media author. http://www.vrphotography.com

New photography LAWS have been passed regarding camera phone photos of naked people or of private areas that are covered by underwear -- without consent. http://www.news8austin.com/content/your_news/default.asp?ArID=126730

Obituary: Rich Wilson / Creative COMMERCIAL photographer - Some of his photos for the Pitt News, though, took on lives of their own. http://www.postgazette.com/pg/04345/424706.stm

Photographer was ready for disarmament - An international photographer was being lined up to provide visual evidence of IRA disarmament in the event of a landmark NORTHERN ISLAND peace process deal, it emerged. This was rejected .http://breakingnews.iol.ie/news/story.asp?j=148592052&p=y4859z88x&n=148592889,


Capturing character - Leila Grossman, owner of Grannis Photography, is a "CHARACTER photographer" who captures kids, adults and animals at their most intimate and expressive moments. http://www.nashvillecitypaper.com/index.cfm?section_id=12&screen=news&news_id=37809

Rare Signed U2 PHOTO for Sale - A rare photograph of U2 taken by a world-renowned photographer and signed by the band is expected to go under the hammer for £7,000 (10,000 euros) tomorrow. http://news.scotsman.com/latest.cfm?id=3881933

SKI photographer's life behind and in front of the camera http://www.harktheherald.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=News&file=article&sid=42607&mode=thread&order=0&thold=0

The 2004 GIFT GUIDE for creative people. We asked our regular contributors what they'd like to give - or receive -- for the holidays this year. Their answers may surprise you. http://www.creativepro.com/story/feature/22265.html

Lulu.com makes it easy for digital camera owners to create their own personalized PHOTO BOOK . Consumers can upload their digital images and publish a glossy, full-color paperback photo book. Most albums cost less than $10. http://www.creativepro.com/story/news/22276.html?cprose=daily

Fotobay.com debuts revolutionary "Cool Album" technology that allows anyone to create the ultimate interactive ON-LINE PHOTO ALBUMS through the web browser. Nearly all of today's online albums are simple static photos and text captions. http://www.creativepro.com/story/news/22279.html?cprose=daily

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In razboiul declarat stiintei - de Cassandra la: 12/10/2005 16:53:19
(la: Oamenii nu se trag din maimuta)
In razboiul declarat stiintei de episcopii creationismului “stiintific”, aliatul cel mai de valoare este dispozitia mintilor fara pregatire serioasa in domeniu sa adopte ca proprii si sa le repete pina la satietate "argumentele" pseudorationale. Unul din subiectele de mult "fumate" este cel legat de erorile datarii cu C14, de exemplu argumente care nu fac decit sa denunte cu surle si trompete erori cunoscute si prezise de cei versati in domeniu, explicabile prin faptul ca in anumite situatii limita metoda nu este aplicabila, asa cum nu este aplicabila masurarea distantelor intre celulele unui preparat anatomic cu parsecul astronomic (apropo, de ce aceasta fixatie a avocatilor voluntari creationisti cu metodele de DATARE cind pot sa fie originali si, dat fiind ca in astronomie spatiul si timpul sint interdependente, ar putea sa practice sportul de a se indigna pentru dimensiunile exagerate pe care oamenii de stiinta le atribuie galaxiilor, etc.

Realitatea este ca in stiinta datarii diferitele metode (de ordinul zecilor) sint intotdeauna coroborate cu scopul de a respecta rigoarea si consistenta rezultatelor. In schimb, in "stiinta" gasirii nodului in papura de pe pozitiile povestilor mistice, ceea ce se evita intotdeauna este tocmai rigoarea - se cauta cazurile limita, si inconsistente date de interpretarea tendentioasa, servesc "adevarul despre stiinta" asa cum tabloidele engleze servesc "adevarul" despre evenimentele sociale.

Consider discutia epuizata si deja plictisitoare si pentru orice alta clarificare recomand scroll-down.

The 27,000 year old date comes from Riggs (1984, 224), who wrote:

Carbon-14 contents as low as 3.3 +/- 0.2 percent modern (apparent age, 27,000 years) measured from the shells of snails Melanoides tuberculatus living in artesian springs in southern Nevada are attributed to fixation of dissolved HCO3- with which the shells are in carbon isotope equilibrium.

In other words, the apparent age of 27,000 years for these snail shells is another example of the reservoir effect. The springs, from which the snails came, were fed by carbonate aquifers. As this water percolated through the enclosing carbonates, it dissolved limestone and dolomite hundreds of millions of years old. The dissolution of limestone and dolomite introduced considerable quantities of "dead carbon" into the groundwater. As a result, the groundwater which fed the spring and in which the snails lived was significantly deficient in carbon-14 relative to what is found in the atmosphere. When the snails made their shells, they incorporated an excess amount of "dead carbon," relative to modern atmosphere, into their shells, which resulted in the excessively old apparent date.

Contrary to the complaints of creationists, conventional scientists are well aware of this problem. They test for it and take it into account when interpreting radiocarbon data. In cases where corrections for presence of dead carbon cannot be made, such dates are readily recognized as erroneous and can be safely disregarded. This is not the fatal flaw to radiometric dating that some creationists claim it to be. It just shows that dates from mollusks from streams and lakes need to be carefully evaluated as to their reliability. Other materials, such as wood, charcoal, bone, and hide, would remain unaffected by this type of reservoir effect. If found with shells in the same layer, these materials could be dated to determine if shells are locally affected by the reservoir effect and, if so, how much their radiocarbon dates have been skewed by it.
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Argumentul lui transilvanpop - de Cassandra la: 06/11/2005 01:40:52
(la: Oamenii nu se trag din maimuta)
Argumentul lui transilvanpop cu melcii vii, era:

"Cred ca s-a vazut acuratetea metodelor deja. Ma refer la melcii vii care datati cu carbon au imbatranit subit cu 27000 ani"

Raspuns (sursa: http://www.talkorigins.org/indexcc/CD/CD011_3.html )

" The 27,000 year old date comes from Riggs (1984, 224), who wrote:

Carbon-14 contents as low as 3.3 +/- 0.2 percent modern (apparent age, 27,000 years) measured from the shells of snails Melanoides tuberculatus living in artesian springs in southern Nevada are attributed to fixation of dissolved HCO3- with which the shells are in carbon isotope equilibrium.

In other words, the apparent age of 27,000 years for these snail shells is another example of the reservoir effect. The springs, from which the snails came, were fed by carbonate aquifers. As this water percolated through the enclosing carbonates, it dissolved limestone and dolomite hundreds of millions of years old. The dissolution of limestone and dolomite introduced considerable quantities of "dead carbon" into the groundwater. As a result, the groundwater which fed the spring and in which the snails lived was significantly deficient in carbon-14 relative to what is found in the atmosphere. When the snails made their shells, they incorporated an excess amount of "dead carbon," relative to modern atmosphere, into their shells, which resulted in the excessively old apparent date.

Contrary to the complaints of creationists, conventional scientists are well aware of this problem. They test for it and take it into account when interpreting radiocarbon data. In cases where corrections for presence of dead carbon cannot be made, such dates are readily recognized as erroneous and can be safely disregarded. This is not the fatal flaw to radiometric dating that some creationists claim it to be. It just shows that dates from mollusks from streams and lakes need to be carefully evaluated as to their reliability. Other materials, such as wood, charcoal, bone, and hide, would remain unaffected by this type of reservoir effect. If found with shells in the same layer, these materials could be dated to determine if shells are locally affected by the reservoir effect and, if so, how much their radiocarbon dates have been skewed by it."
Vincent si nu numai - de clody la: 12/01/2006 23:35:47
(la: Versuri din melodiile voastre preferate...)
Uneori ascult doar muzica pt ca nu are versuri sau sunt in vreo limba necunoscuta mie. Alteori ascult fascinata versurile chiar daca melodia in sine nu e cine stie ce. Ideal e atunci cand gasesti si melodia si versurile sa-ti placa si mai mult, sa fie in armonie si sa te poti si tu identifica cu ele.
Cateva din versurile mele preferate:

Vincent - Don Mclean

Starry, starry night
paint your palette blue and grey
look out on a summer's day
with eyes that know the
darkness in my soul.
Shadows on the hills
sketch the trees and the daffodils
catch the breeze and the winter chills
in colors on the snowy linen land.
And now I understand what you tried to say to me
how you suffered for your sanity
how you tried to set them free.
They would not listen
they did not know how
perhaps they'll listen now.

For they could not love you
but still your love was true
and when no hope was left in sight on that starry
starry night.
You took your life
as lovers often do;
But I could have told you
Vincent
this world was never
meant for one
as beautiful as you.

Dance me to the end of love - Leonard Cohen

Dance me to the wedding now, dance me on and on
Dance me very tenderly and dance me very long
We're both of us beneath our love, we're both of us above
Dance me to the end of love

Take this walz - Leonard Cohen

And I'll dance with you in Vienna
I'll be wearing a river's disguise
The hyacinth wild on my shoulder,
My mouth on the dew of your thighs

Dance With my father - Luther Vandross

Back when I was a child
before life removed all the inocence
My father would lift me high
and dance with my mother and me and then
spend the hours till I fell asleep
then up the stairs he would carry me
and I knew for sure I was loved

If I could get another chance
another walk, another dance with him
I'd play a song that would never, ever end
how I'd love, love, love
to dance with my father again
* The Nokia Nseries See New photo competition * - de Dinu Lazar la: 24/02/2006 17:52:50
(la: O conversatie cu DINU LAZAR, fotograf)
The entry deadline of 28th February is looming for the Nokia Nseries See New competition, an ambitious global initiative spearheaded by five top international photographers.

World renowned photographer, Juergen Teller; leading American photographer, Philip-Lorca DiCorcia; award winning London-based photographer, Nick Waplington; Raghu Rai, one of India's most respected documentary photographers and Jiancheng Dong, a prominent landscape and documentary photographer from China, all launched the competition back in October.

How do I enter and what could I win?
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All you need to do is express your photographic talent and imagination through the lens of a megapixel camera phone. Your photo could net you an expenses-paid trip to work with a top photographer on a live commercial shoot, a fabulous Nokia N90 camera phone - plus a lot more; find out what on the competition web site - and good luck!

Go to (http://www.seenew.com)
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the future - de maan la: 23/04/2009 15:50:16
(la: 20:20)
And you're weak and you're harmless
And you're sleeping in your harness
And the wind going wild
In the trees
And it's not exactly prison
But you'll never be forgiven
For whatever you've done

Mea culpa! - de Dinu Lazar la: 14/11/2003 05:51:03
(la: O conversatie cu DINU LAZAR, fotograf)
Pe omu` respectiv il cheama Spencer Tunick. Se gasesc pe web multe poze realizate de el.

Coincidenta este ca domnia sa a fost motivul unui schimb de replici in lista de discutii Fotopro, intre mine si un fotograf american, mai putin prezent pe net - pentru ca uraste computerul - si anume Bruce Esbin.

Intii imi scrie Bruce:

===========================

Spencer Tunick, he is the DUDE!!! When someone is able to get 450
naked women to pose for them in Grand Central Station in NYC, then they are the greatest photographer in the world. Until someone is
able to do this on the Moon then his title will remain.

===========================================

La care eu raspund:

> I am very curious to see what pictures it have made...
>
> His site is ... I have not words... go here:
> http://www.spencertunick.com/individuals.html
>
> It is an idiot... This pictures are made by a groggy man... I cannot
> believe.

> Best regards,
>
> Dinu
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La care Bruce:

Though I was making a joke about Tunick being the "world's greatest
photographer". All joking aside however I do think he is a great
photographer, and I'll tell you why. Photography as you know is just a
tool that allows people to see many different things in a two
dimensional world, a world that despite being two dimensional still
enables us to experience the image on a high information level.

For me the genius of what Tunick does is showing the Homo-Sapien
species as group of animals without the usual protective barrier of
clothing in different and varied environments. Very interesting
environments at least for me. Buenos Aires, New York City, Antarctica,
Vienna, St. Petersburg, etc. all juxtaposed with a single naked human
form or in huge naked groups. It is strangely interesting because it is
something we would never see otherwise especially the groups. In that
sense it is art because it allows us to see something very unique and
thought provoking on the nature of being human.

Some people could say anyone with a camera could take a picture of a
naked person outdoors, and they would be right, however let them try
and go through the effort to organize the large groups of people and
get the permission of international city governments as Tunick
succeeded in doing. So for me Tunick is far from being an "idiot" or a
"groggy man". For me he is a genuine artist with a nice sense of humor who is exploring the human form in an interesting way through the use of photography.
==========================================

Replica mea este:

> All that you write here is a good sense and true. Seeing so, it is OK.
>
> But... the light, the composition, the color, the perspective, the art?
>
> I need only a idea, only a concept? I do not need any professional sense of the light?
>
> I believe that you understand me...
>
> When I see a picture, I give in my mind notes for technique, art (
> composition) and idea.
>
> 0+0+10/3=3,3...

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Si Bruce continua:

Sometimes the technique is secondary to the concept, sometimes the technique is the concept. What I've found refreshing with Tunick's photography is his relative lack of obvious technique, the almost snapshot like quality of his pictures, as if he just showed up accidently with a Ricoh G1 loaded with color negative film and just snapped a shot of this strangeness before him.
This is what gives it power, the utter banality of technique.

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Asa ca si intre profesionisti parerile sunt impartite.
Succesul comercial al lui Tunick este insa imens.
Mie personal nu imi place ce face. Asta nu conteaza desigur.

Am vrut sa vedeti insa dincolo de usile inchise cam cum gindesc fotografii...sau unii dintre ei.

Dupa mine, talent este sa iei o cizma si sa o fotografiezi, si sa para mai atragatoare si mai sexy decit o playmate, nu sa umpli o gara cu o suta de femei goale si sa faci glamour.
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GOODIES - de ygrec la: 17/12/2003 06:07:29
(la: Cele mai frumoase poezii)
I am the daughter of the Earth and water,
And the nurseling of the sky..
I passed through the Oceans and shores,
I changed…but I never die.


Shelley : The cloud
am cautat inca o data pe net - de Daniel Racovitan la: 17/12/2003 08:56:38
(la: Bob Dylan, crestin.)
am cautat inca o data pe net si uite ce am gasit:

"Another chapter explores the religious beliefs of Bob Dylan, the mercurial singer-songwriter. Scott Marshall, author of the Dylan chapter, writes that Dylan was born Jewish, but converted to Christianity in 1979.

"In early 1979, Larry Myers and Paul Emond, two pastors from the Vineyard church, visited Dylan's home in Brentwood, Calif. and shared the gospel. Not long afterward, Dylan came to faith in Jesus, was baptized, and enrolled in a discipleship class through the Vineyard," Marshall writes.

Despite converting, Dylan continued to support Jewish causes and charities throughout his career. In 1997, for example, Dylan sang a benefit concert for the Simon Wiesenthal Center, a Jewish charity in Los Angeles. Later that year, he sang for the pope, leaving Dylan-watchers bemused."

http://www.crosswalk.com/fun/books/1217989.html

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FREDDY - de ygrec la: 22/12/2003 06:57:26
(la: I want it All & I want it Now)
I WANT TO BREAK FREE! cause I'm going slightly mad...
It finally happens,I become the Invisible man, and I can tell you it's Heaven for everyone:and I see how,now, Another one bytes the dust!
I'm riding my bycicle through the sky but...WE are still the champions my friens! REMEMBER: the Show must go on!


Re: O invitatie la un regal de fotografie - de Dinu Lazar la: 02/02/2004 12:24:56
(la: O conversatie cu DINU LAZAR, fotograf)
Raspunsul meu sincer la prima intrebare este ca fotografia comerciala nu presupune nici o arta. Mai degraba stiinta, stiinta inalta.
Ca sa faci o buna fotografie comerciala trebuie, teoretic, sa cunosti multa compozitie si estetica, tehnica, sa ai deosebite aptitudini de comunicare vizuala, sa poti sa te integrezi intr-o echipa, sa intelegi ce vrea art directorul sau stilistul sau clientul sau beneficiarul...
Practic insa, de foarte multe ori in Ro e mai important sa cunosti pe cine trebuie unde trebuie si ai comenzi...
Deci, pentru un fotograf comercial, nu as numi ca importante artele vizuale, ca fiind absolut necesare, ci tehnica imaginii si mai ales artele comunicarii si abilitatile de PR...
Eu, exemple, ce sa spun. Fac foarte foarte putina fotografie comerciala cu clienti din tara. Clientii de afara imi spun exact ce trebuie si cum trebuie sa fac pentru a obtine imaginea ce si-o doresc; arta aici iar o consider nula, trebuie tehnica la micron si multe cunostinte de iluminare, cadrare, abilitati de comunicare cu personajele din cadru, dar asta nu e arta, dupa parerea mea. Arta, pentru mine, e atunci cind te plimbi si cerul e violet si faci o poza pe cimp de plinge lumea si primesti sute de emailuri ca ce stepa dementziala; sau cint respectiva imagine are o forta ascunsa care ma face sa simt oricind mirosul reavan al ierbii si sa aud intotdeauna si pe vecie zgomotul clopotelor satelor din zare.
Pe situl meu la www.fotografu.ro/gct sunt niste imagini facute la comanda trustului Getty Images, Inc; iata cum suna ce trebuia sa fac, adica scenariul exact primit cu doua luni inainte:
- please capture a wide variety of shots, including different versions of the same type of shot. The images are for a brochure for the travel agency about the private train ride available, so all images should include the passengers. There are 100 passengers total but you don't need to photograph all of them, just focus on the people that look good, are not too old, are well dresses and photographic. Also to show how the Program Directors (there should be at least 3) help and guide the passengers through the day. No close-ups of the passengers unless you can tell that they're on the train or touring in Constanta
Photos need to be light and bright in quality. Try to avoid dark deep shades whenever possible. Sharp and deep depth of field images. They do not like blurry or soft looking photos. People in general should appear happy and pleasant.
Clients arriving at private railway station (Bucharest-Baneasa railway station)
Exterior shoots of the train - long and medium angles in relationship the station
Clients boarding the train - long and medium angles
PD's assisting clients throughout the day
Conductor or train personal helping the clients
Interiors of the train w/clients enjoying their ride, socializing,etc.
Interior - cafe car with pax and crew
Interior - PDs talking with pax (may have to set this up)
Arrival - Pax getting off train, exterior of train in station, etc.
In Constanta - general shots of pax taking city tour and scenics of the city, pax walking along the boardwalk and after or before their lunch walking on the black sea.
When returning look for the same type of shots as described above.

Ceea ce am citit am incercat sa pun in pagina exact, cit mai exact.

Pozele au placut clientului si au fost cam ce voia... e arta aici?

Asa ca... dupa parerea mea in fotografie arta e una, stiintza, adica poate meseria, e alta.
Cineva poate sa fie un bun artist dar sa fie incapabil sa faca o poza de buletin; si invers... adica... mai ales invers.
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Technical Ecstasy! - de Little Eagle la: 01/05/2004 20:50:45
(la: CICCIOLINA, actrita porno - o meserie ca oricare alta)
" The neon lights are shining on me again
I walk the lonely streets in search of a friend
I need a lady to help me to get through the night
If I could find one,then everything would be alright.

The sleepy city is dreaming the nigh time away
Out on the street I watch tomorrow becoming today
I see a man,he's got take away women for sale
yes for sale
Guess that's the answer
'Cos take away women don't fail...

Oh,dirty women,they don't mess around
You've got me coming
You've got me going around
Oh,dirty women
They don't mess around.

Walking the streets I wonder will it ever happen
Gotta be good then everything will be okay,
If I could score tonight then I will end up happy,
A woman for sale is gonna help me save my day."

Black Sabbath/Technical Ecstasy/1978

Lyrics&vocals- Ozzy Osbourne
Guitars- Tony Iommy
Bass- Geezer Butler
Drums-Bill Ward

Guest keyboards-Rick Wakeman

LOVE&PEACE,
Ozzy

I love you all,God bless you.






















Stenopa - de Dinu Lazar la: 17/05/2004 15:35:50
(la: O conversatie cu DINU LAZAR, fotograf)
Fotografierea cu stenopa este fotografierea fara lentila si fara obiectiv, pe principiul camerei obscure; o cutie cu o gaurica intr-un perete si material fotosensibil pe celalalt perete.
Cu minimum de mijloace se pot face opere de arta uluitoare:

(group show), 'Slow Vision'
North Norwegian Artist Centre
8310 Svolvær, Norway
DATES: Sunday, April 25, 2004 - Tuesday, May 25, 2004
DETAILS: http://www.pinhole.com/events/index.php?id=662


Tom Baril, Mabel Odessey, Ilan Wolff, 'Private and Imaginary Worlds: Architecture and the Elements.'
Lonsdale Gallery
Toronto, Canada
DATES: Saturday, May 01, 2004 - Sunday, May 30, 2004
DETAILS: http://www.pinhole.com/events/index.php?id=837


David Chick, Amy Bates, Patrick Girgen, 'Phorgotten Photography'
Forgotten Works Gallery
Seattle, WA, United States
DATES: Thursday, May 06, 2004 - Tuesday, June 01, 2004
DETAILS: http://www.pinhole.com/events/index.php?id=828


Alexandre Lopes, Bernardo Magalhães, Cleber Falieri, Leone Soares, Ludmila Loureiro, Luiz Guilherme, Paula Fortuna , 'Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day'
Primeira Fotogaleria
Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil
DATES: Sunday, April 25, 2004 - Friday, June 04, 2004
DETAILS: http://www.pinhole.com/events/index.php?id=834


Diana Hooper Bloomfield (group exhibit), 'Old Is New Again: Alternative Processes in Photography'
Green Hill Center for North Carolina Art Greensboro, NC, United States
DATES: Friday, January 23, 2004 - Sunday, June 06, 2004
DETAILS: http://www.pinhole.com/events/index.php?id=670


Monica Gotz, Scott MacLeod, 'Central Park: Two Views'
Arsenal Gallery, Central Park
New York, New York, United States
DATES: Thursday, April 29, 2004 - Thursday, June 10, 2004
DETAILS: http://www.pinhole.com/events/index.php?id=849


Diana Hooper Bloomfield, 'Landscapes: Through The Pinhole'
Theatre Art Galleries
High Point, NC, United States
DATES: Thursday, May 06, 2004 - Friday, August 06, 2004
Reception: Thursday, May 20, 2004 at 05:00 PM
DETAILS: http://www.pinhole.com/events/index.php?id=844
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