Levi van Veluw – Official website | Landscapes !WOW!

Levi van Veluw´s photo series are self-portraits, drawn and photographed by himself: a one-man-process. His works constitute elemental transfers; modifying the face as object; combining it with other stylistic elements to create a third visual object of great visual impact.

via Levi van Veluw – Official website | Landscapes.

Strange Worlds on the Behance Network

You gotta check out this guys work – it’s pretty amazing! How he does it below…

For example, this one is Tornado made of steel wool, cotton, ground parsley and moss”

Tornado made of steel wool, cotton, ground parsley and moss

My work involves the construction of small-scale meticulously detailed models using various materials and objects to create emotive landscapes. Every aspect from the construction to the lighting of the final model is painstakingly pre-planned using methods which force the viewers perspective when photographed from a specific angle. Using a mixture of photographic techniques such as scale, depth of field, white balance and lighting I am able to drastically alter the appearance of my materials. For images documenting how these works are made see my facebook fan page Matthew Albanese.

via Strange Worlds on the Behance Network.

If your product is Great, it doesn’t need to be Good.

…. but if the basic product isn\'t compelling, adding more features won’t save it. By focusing on only a few core features in the first version, you are forced to find the true essence and value of the product. Put another way, if your product is great, it doesn’t need to be good.

via Paul Buchheit: If your product is Great, it doesn\’t need to be Good..

Land and Marine Tsunami Warning – Joint Australian Tsunami Warning Centre (JATWC)

UPDATE- obviously the warning is now withdrawn, I’m going to leave the warning text up below for future interest.

THERE IS A MARINE TSUNAMI WARNING CURRENT FOR QUEENSLAND.Marine Warning: Point Danger to Port Clinton, Moreton Bay, Hervey BayIDY68027 Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
MEDIA: No use of the Standard Emergency Warning Signal (SEWS)TOP PRIORITY FOR IMMEDIATE AND FREQUENT BROADCAST

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TSUNAMI WARNING NUMBER 11 FOR QUEENSLAND Issued by the Joint Australian Tsunami Warning Centre (JATWC) at5:41 AM EST on Sunday 28 February 2010

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TSUNAMI THREAT TO THE MARINE ENVIRONMENT

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SUMMARY:Tsunami warning for the marine environment for QUEENSLAND.Threatened areas extend from Point Danger to St Lawrence, including Moreton Bay and Hervey Bay.Possibility of dangerous waves, strong ocean currents and foreshore flooding throughout the day from 08:15 am (EST) Sunday.

Sea level observations HAVE confirmed a tsunami has been generated.For further details visit the Bureau web site www.bom.gov.au.Next update due by 7:11 AM EST on Sunday 28 February 2010

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DETAILS:Tsunami waves are more powerful than the same size beach waves, with the first wave not always the largest. First tsunami effects are expected as follows:

Coolangatta from 08:15 am (EST) Sunday
Maroochydore from 09:00 am (EST) Sunday
Brisbane from 09:15 am (EST) Sunday
Hervey Bay from 09:45 am (EST) Sunday

Check that your neighbours have received this advice.Boats in harbours, estuaries or shallow coastal water should return to shore.Secure your boat and move away from the waterfront. Vessels already at sea should stay offshore in deep water until further advised.Do not go to the coast to watch the tsunami, as there is the possibility of dangerous, localised flooding of the immediate foreshore.

via Land and Marine Tsunami Warning – Joint Australian Tsunami Warning Centre (JATWC).

Massive earthquake hits Chile, 147+ dead: tsunami warning.

Update 711 dead.

The quake, registered at magnitude 8.8 on the Richter scale, Main Imagecaused buildings and bridges to collapse and led to power-black outs in parts of the Chilean capital, Santiago, 200 miles from the epicentre.

British experts said a tsunami was now radiating from the epicentre towards Hawaii and other settlements on the Pacific Ring of Fire. The tsunami’s ferocity is not yet known.

Due to hit Hilo in about 30 minutes.

The first waves hit Gambier Archipelago at 10:50 a.m EST and Tahiti at 12:50 p.m. EST but Tahiti’s seismological center said the waves were only 36 centimeters high.

via http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE61Q0S920100227