The world has been the creation of the almighty with a firm focus on the balance between the flora and fauna. Making the universe a living paradise of natural elements, the unadulterated beauty of nature carries the potentiality of mesmerising every inhabitant of this world. At a time when the city dwellers cry about the congestion faced in the urban places, natural elements draw every urban resident towards it. In this context the trend of landscape photography has risen and taken a drastic turn. A phenomenon to talk about, its charm has appealed to every nature lover. The best way to hold the little instances of Mother Nature, it works exceptionally well for all. >
Gratifying the basic instinct of the nature lovers, landscape photography gives the perfect opportunity of exploring the hidden exquisiteness of earth. Capturing the scenic images through the lens, the idea is to make the pictures as the means of recollection. Keeping alive the lovely moments witnessed during a travel, this nature of photography is in itself a broad realm to sum up in few sentences. It should be understood that the diversity held by nature makes the people adopt a personalised approach for it. The motive behind this also plays an instrumental role with many carrying it out professionally while the others take it as a leisure pursuit. Thus depending on the motivation, the eventual outcome is influenced.
Defined by many as the classic combination of time, place and skill, a perfect picture acts as the mirror of the intellect of the person behind the lenses. An art which necessitates a creative perspective from the individual, arresting the exact setting in the frame is a challenging job. Among the various places deemed as the immaculate location for landscape photography, Australia always comes in top preference. A perfect paradise for the photographic enthusiast, Australian landscape photography has become a worldwide phenomenon today. With more and more people exploring the buried beauties of it, its charm is getting unravelled gradually. Rendering countless opportunities to the one behind the shutterbugs, every seeker finds untouched milieu to incarcerate.
SCPAC: Shaping Australian Passion for Dance and the Performing Arts
SCPAC is an Australian dance and performing arts centre teaching students of the wonderful world of the performing arts, with a mission of guiding and encouraging them to excel and succeed, reaching beyond their limitations, through a caring professional environment,
Established in 2001 by Cameron and Bonnita Anthony-McIntosh, in just a short year, SCPAC has grown to be one of the largest and most successful dance and performing arts centres on the Sunshine Coast region.
By Bennie McCann
There are those who fervently believe the road to happiness is paved with shiny new cell phones, Sony PlayStations and high-definition plasma TVs. The citizens of Gatlinburg, Tennessee have yet to receive this memo.
In a town where old-fashioned letter writing, chatting with ones neighbors and taking long, meditative walks are the order of the day, Gatlinburg offers another rarity to a materialistic nation. Here you’ll find a community of do-it-yourself arts and crafts artisans. In Gatlinburg, the locals will happily tell you that DIY stands for Dream It Yourself.
I am going to tell you the straight goods about this thing called Chi. It is easy to understand, but you are going to have to give up any thoughts of mysticism. No matter if you study wudan or Shaolin, you are going to have to accept a more logical way of thinking.
In the first place, this mysterious thing we refer to as chi is a catch basket.Chi is real, chi exists and can be used, but everybody confuses it by calling whatever they don’t understand chi. If somebody snuffs candle at ten feet with a punch, it is the chi, but if somebody makes all the green lights, it is also the chi, so the subject of chi has been thrown around and totally confused.
To make chi one must discipline their body so it acts as a coordinated unit, I call this Coordinated Body Motion. In olden days instructors would tell their students to use the body as one unit, but that doesn’t describe what one is actually doing. One must break the body down, piece by piece, and understand all those pieces, if he is going to use it as a whole unit.
Martial arts have become very popular not only because of iconic depictions in movies but also because of their numerous benefits. They come in various forms but a common denominator is the degree of discipline and hard work that they inculcate among its’ students. The growing number of practitioners in Las Vegas is not necessarily a testament to the increasing dangers in the city (With one of the nation’s highest crime rates) but more of a manifestation of the population’s increasing appreciation for martial arts and the sports around it such as MMA Fighting. As a participating member in the sport, a Martial Arts student will find many benefits beyond making it to the octagon at the MGM Grand as a professional fighter.
For one, martial arts provide quite a number of health benefits. It provides great cardio exercises and improves motor skills. For children and adults alike, the wide variety of martial arts greatly satisfies the body’s need for physical exertion. It helps people burn the excess pounds off, sweat out the toxins, and increase the intake of oxygen. Circulation is also enhanced to the vital organs of the body. Aside from all these benefits, the body releases what endorphins which are popularly known as -happy hormones- which greatly uplifts one’s mood and curbs down depression. It can also be a fun, alternative activity for the whole family which is a definite plus!
Another benefit that may be derived from the martial arts is the rudimentary self-defense skills learned from training religiously. This know-how is not only helpful when confronting tense situations and negative encounters but also in dealing with bullying and abuse. Though not a tool to propagate violence and ill-will, it comes handy when a person is placed in a fight-or-flight situation requiring quick thinking and physical agility. We may not know when danger may strike but it is extremely prudent to be poised and prepared to protect yourself and your loved ones.