1. nationalgeographicmagazine:Hot Air Balloons, CappadociaPhotograph by Kani Polat, My ShotThe success of a photograph almost always comes from planning, and luck definitely favors the prepared. In this shot of hot air balloons over ancient rock formations in Turkey, the photographer no doubt planned ahead to make sure he was in the right place at the right time. First, the cone-shaped rock formations complement the similarly shaped balloons. I especially love that one larger formation is included on the left. Not only is it a bold shape to have close to the camera, but it also has a curious, cave-like element and speaks to the geological history of the setting, giving the image that all-important sense of place. Second, the early-morning light raking in from the right is perfectly lovely, as are the soft clouds, which were a lucky element. Finally, the balloons are beautifully placed across the sky, but the red balloon in the upper left of the frame is the final, key element to the success of the image.Download Wallpaper (1600 x 1200 pixels)

    nationalgeographicmagazine:

    Hot Air Balloons, Cappadocia
    Photograph by Kani Polat, My Shot
    The success of a photograph almost always comes from planning, and luck definitely favors the prepared. In this shot of hot air balloons over ancient rock formations in Turkey, the photographer no doubt planned ahead to make sure he was in the right place at the right time. First, the cone-shaped rock formations complement the similarly shaped balloons. I especially love that one larger formation is included on the left. Not only is it a bold shape to have close to the camera, but it also has a curious, cave-like element and speaks to the geological history of the setting, giving the image that all-important sense of place. Second, the early-morning light raking in from the right is perfectly lovely, as are the soft clouds, which were a lucky element. Finally, the balloons are beautifully placed across the sky, but the red balloon in the upper left of the frame is the final, key element to the success of the image.

    Download Wallpaper (1600 x 1200 pixels)

  2. smarterplanet:New Touchscreen Thermostat for Smarter Homes | Environmental LeaderLighting control manufacturer Lutron Electronics has expanded its line of temperature controls with the addition of a co-branded Honeywell touchscreen thermostat called TouchPRO (pictured). The thermostat communicates with Lutron systems that also control lights, shades and stand-by power from small appliances. The TouchPRO thermostat can be ordered starting September 12, with a suggested list price of $450. 

    smarterplanet:

    New Touchscreen Thermostat for Smarter Homes | Environmental Leader

    Lighting control manufacturer Lutron Electronics has expanded its line of temperature controls with the addition of a co-branded Honeywell touchscreen thermostat called TouchPRO (pictured). The thermostat communicates with Lutron systems that also control lights, shades and stand-by power from small appliances. The TouchPRO thermostat can be ordered starting September 12, with a suggested list price of $450. 

  3. organ-theme:shamans:Baaaaa (by [ sweetpeatoad ])

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    shamans:

    Baaaaa (by [ sweetpeatoad ])

  4. andrewgreene:A part of my little cellar. Spooky and shadowy.

    andrewgreene:

    A part of my little cellar. Spooky and shadowy.

    (Source: jodi-carr)

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