Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Capture in the right Movement


World’s most expensive Christmas ornament

I don’t know if the guys at the Emirates palace Hotel are still looking for stuff to hang in the world’s most expensive Christmas tree, but just in case they are, here is the world’s most expensive Christmas ornament .
This particular Christmas decoration features 1,578 diamonds encrusted in 18 carat gold and has two rings encrusted with 188 rubies. And, as if it wasn’t blinged-out enough, this one of a kind ornament also has 3 1-carat Roman  diamonds encrusted into the sphere.
The world’s most expensive Christmas bauble was hand crafted by Embee Jewels London, in partnership with Hallmark Jewelers , and is scheduled to be sold in an auction. 15% of proceedings will go to the National Autism Society, the UK’s leading autism charity.

 

Goldfish With Bulging Eyes


Snow everywhere in the airport

Thomson A320 G-OOAR being de-iced on stand 4 at Exeter International Airport.
Exeter had been snow closed during the morning like most other airports in the South of England.
Thomson Airways is the third largest airline based in the United Kingdom by total passengers carried, and the world's largest charter airline; offering scheduled and chartered flights from the UK to many destinations across Europe, Africa, Asia and North America. The company commenced operations on 1 November 2008, following the merger and subsequent re-branding of Thomsonfly and First Choice Airways. Thomson Airways is headquartered in Luton, England. Thomson Airways is a 100% subsidy of TUI Airline Management of Germany.
Thomson Airways Limited holds a United Kingdom Civil Aviation Authority Type A Operating Licence permitting it to carry passengers, cargo and mail on aircraft with 20 or more seats.

The high-tech methods of de-icing our plane at London Luton Airport - de-icing by broom. Fortunately, they did it the more traditional way (water-blasting with some kind of heated detergent) once the most of the snow had been broomed off.
It took roughly half an hour.
We took off only 19 hours late due to the "nightmare weather" otherwise known as winter in most countries in Europe. Apparently, we were the lucky ones - anyone with a flight on the night of the 21st or morning of the 22nd was pretty much doomed.

Amazing Wild life photography By Nick Brandt

NICK BRANDT is one of those photographers who is, quite simply, impossible to pin down. Born in England, he moved to California where he became a high profile maker of music videos for stars such as Michael Jackson. It was actually while directing the video for Michael Jackson’s ‘Earth Song’ in Tanzania in 1996 that he first began his love affair with Africa. Having enjoyed a deep connection with animals since childhood, and sharing his Californian home with a menagerie of pets, it was the beautiful and graceful African creatures and the wild, sweeping landscape they inhabit that particularly appealed to Nick. Around five years ago, he decided to leave behind the glamour of the music business to concentrate on becoming a photographer. He made his mind up from the outset, however, that he was not going to attempt to emulate the litany of wildlife photographers who had found themselves drawn to this charismatic continent, but that he would approach his Chosen subject in a highly individual manner. The result was a decision to tackle wildlife in a way that was almost diametrically opposite to the norm: using a black & white fine art style, a medium-format camera and a portrait or wide-angle lens. In short, Nick set about photographing his subjects almost as though they were human, and he himself insists that he is not a wildlife photographer at all in the conventional sense of the word.