Info, Fun and More Web Links
This section is mostly for fun, but also features some links to cool websites we like to visit often. Each section includes a “clickable” link to take you to the featured page. A few feature links to videos that we think you will enjoy, but beware, there are some cat videos! If nothing else, you can take a break and have some fun. Enjoy!
Artsy Mall is a Red Bubble store that features graphic designs and images of natural beauty including landscapes, wildlife, and domestic animals photographed by Fran Kiley. It is also a place where expressions of hope, peace and love for animals find a home in text and design.
It has long been suspected that some of the old masters may have relied on optical devices such as the camera lucida to help with scale and proportion in their paintings. This practice led to more lifelike interpretations of landscapes and portraits. Tim Jenison, a Texas-based inventor and computer graphics specialist, became obsessed with one such painter: Dutch master Johannes Vermeer, who created such realistic paintings that they seemed to have more in common with photography than paint. Could Vermeer have created a system for replicating scenes in front of him using lenses and mirrors? You decide.
Jennifer Brewer is an in-demand nutritionist and natural foods chef who is on a mission to change the way people look at healthy food. Have you ever noticed how much easier it is to stay in the flow when you are eating well and taking care of yourself? Yet the stress from our busy schedules makes it challenging to stay committed to healthy eating (even though that is when you need it most).
“Loving Vincent” is the title of an award winning film directed by Dorota Kobiela & Hugh Welchman. It stands alone in cinematic history as the first film created entirely by photographing over 60,000 individual oil paintings. Each hand-crafted piece of art was painstakingly produced in the style of Vincent Van Gogh. This animated feature tells a story of what might have occured during the final weeks of his life.
“This was Vincent van Gogh, then a little known artist; now the most famous artist in the world. His tragic death has long been known, what has remained a mystery is how and why he came to be shot. Loving Vincent tells that story”.
Wilhelm Imaging Research, Inc. conducts accelerated light exposure and dark aging tests to determine the comparative life expectancy of inkjet and other digitally printed photographs. They also test traditional black-and-white and color photographs and films. Wilhelm Imaging Research regularly posts new Print Permanence Ratings and other stability data for various printers, inks, and papers.
From the link below you can download the COMPLETE 761 page book in Adobe PDF format, “The Permanence and Care of Color Photographs: Traditional and Digital Color Prints, Color Negatives, Slides, and Motion Pictures”.