Scuba diver at Racha Yai, Phuket

Diving at Racha Yai: Phuket, Thailand

Diving at Racha Yai off of Phuket, Thailand.

Filmed and edited by Cristian Rossi for a bit of fun…

My fav are the cuttlefish!

Speed Wings over the World

The statue

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The National Audit Office building, built originally as the Imperial Airways Empire Terminal.

The statue, “Speed Wings over the World” is by Eric Broadbent”

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Sling 2 airplane

The Airplane Factory Sling is a South African two-seater light aircraft designed and produced by The Airplane Factory in Johannesburg, South Africa.

In 2009 the specially modified second prototype was flown around the world in a westerly circumnavigation which took 40 days.

This was the first time any aircraft of this class had achieved a circumnavigation.

The design complies with the requirements of four different regulatory aircraft classes.

The Sling is supplied as a kit and as a ready-to-fly aircraft and can be operated as a Light-sport Aircraft or homebuilt aircraft.

Source: Wikipedia

lightning

Lightning

Lightning is a massive electrostatic discharge between the electrically charged regions within clouds or between a cloud and the surface of a planet.

The charged regions within the atmosphere temporarily equalize themselves through a lightning flash, commonly referred to as a strike if it hits an object on the ground. There are three primary types of lightning; from a cloud to itself (intra-cloud or IC); from one cloud to another cloud (CC) and between a cloud and the ground (CG).

Although lightning is always accompanied by the sound of thunder, distant lightning may be seen but be too far away for the thunder to be heard.

Source: Wikipedia

lightroom edits

What is Lightroom

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom is an image management and digital photo enhancement tool for serious photographers. This is a sophisticated program and it is not easy to master this complex software without clear instruction.

For single photographer businesses like mine, and for the dedicated amateur photographers who frequent my digital photography field workshops, Lightroom is an indispensable tool. For this audience Lightroom is a great way to organize, enhance, and share digital images in a timely manner. Once you understand Adobe Photoshop Lightroom’s core concepts this software is very forgiving and it can help you to produce and share spectacular images.

The “secret beauty” of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom is in its automation and efficiency. Power Lightroom users learn to create “templates” and “presets” within this program to avoid repetitive tasks. Truly mastering Adobe Photoshop Lightroom means capitalizing on every possible time-saving feature so that you can churn out professional-grade digital images with a minimal amount of effort!

Source:  The Lightroom Lab

Phuket Vegetarian Festival Ma Song

Phuket Vegetarian Festival

The Phuket Vegetarian Festival is an annual event held during the ninth lunar month of the Chinese calendar.

It is believed that the vegetarian festival and its accompanying sacred rituals bestow good fortune upon those who religiously observe this rite.

During this time, local residents of Chinese ancestry strictly observe a 10-day vegetarian or vegan diet for the purposes of spiritual cleansing and merit-making.

Sacred rituals are performed at various Chinese shrines and temples and aesthetic displays such as walking barefooted over hot coals and ascending ladders with bladed rungs are performed by entranced devotees known as “Ma Song”.