The Compound Labs, the original group of clones freed from the notorious medical centre, are continuing to live successfully alongside the normal humans in society. They are uneasy to realise that the militant group of clones, the Radicals, are gaining more and more followers from the Labs and their Hybrid children. The Radicals, sponsored by an anonymous billionaire, have a vision of a future society where every member is given a designated role according to their abilities. They have plans to rule this new way of life with a specially created perfect clone and his equally talented team, showing little regard for those they consider inferior mentally and physically. Have they created a team of unfeeling, super-intelligent people who will stop at nothing to achieve their aims? Are the Compound Labs strong enough to defeat them in their crusade? Can a young Hybrid girl use the power of love and compassion to awaken deeply hidden human traits and force at least one man to challenge the course they have set themselves?
Auch die größte Liebe garantiert kein Für Immer Als der Fotograf Adam Kincaid nach einem Unfall im Krankenhaus erwacht und sein Blick auf die zuständige Krankenschwester fällt, wähnt er sich im Himmel. Mit ihren roten Locken und den blitzeblauen Augen verdreht Alexandra Robbins Adam sofort den Kopf. Auch für sie ist es Liebe auf den ersten Blick. Doch irgendetwas hält Alex davon ab, sich Adam hinzugeben und ihm voll und ganz zu vertrauen. Und als Adam ihr Geheimnis enthüllt und ihr hilft, mit ihrer Vergangenheit abzuschließen, sind sie so glücklich, wie zwei Menschen, die sich lieben, nur sein können. Doch dann schlägt das Schicksal unbarmherzig zu ... ´´Eine Liebesgeschichte, die auf die Leinwand gehört!´´ USA Today Der neue Roman von Bestseller-Autorin Melanie Moreland
Time and circumstance often prevent the perfect photograph from being taken. This book explains how to enhance an image using readily available software in order to obtain the photo you wanted to take. It explains how to analyse a photograph to recognize what needs to be done, and then shows how to improve it. Instead of being a guide to one specific software program, the book looks at different styles of workflow and process. It covers transferable skills and uses a variety of software for all budgets. Written with accessible clarity and practical detail, this book is a must for everyone who enjoys their photography and wants to take their images to the next level. Topics covered include: the digital image and the terms used, from pixels to histograms; software to suit all budgets, from the best of the free programs to the most expensive; downloading, organizing and viewing images; the essential elements of the image (how it was exposed, the tonal range, noise and sharpness) and finally, further options such as (composition, monochrome, colour palette and cloning tools). Examples of real photos and problems are given, along with step-by-step guides to how they can be rectified. It is a must for everyone who enjoys their photography and will be of great interest to biologists, naturalists, scientists and natural historians as well. It is superbly illustrated with 218 colour photos. Julian Cremona is a passionate photographer who specializes in extreme close-up photography and focus stacking.
Realistic HDR Image:Realistic HDR image ePub _1 Tim Cooper
Glittering Images:HarperCollins. ePub edition Susan Howatch
***A NEW YORK TIMES BESTELLER*** An essential exploration of why and how women´s sexuality works—based on groundbreaking research and brain science—that will radically transform your sex life into one filled with confidence and joy. Researchers have spent the last decade trying to develop a ´´pink pill” for women to function like Viagra does for men. So where is it? Well, for reasons this book makes crystal clear, that pill will never be the answer—but as a result of the research that´s gone into it, scientists in the last few years have learned more about how women´s sexuality works than we ever thought possible, and Come as You Are explains it all. The first lesson in this essential, transformative book by Dr. Emily Nagoski is that every woman has her own unique sexuality, like a fingerprint, and that women vary more than men in our anatomy, our sexual response mechanisms, and the way our bodies respond to the sexual world. So we never need to judge ourselves based on others´ experiences. Because women vary, and that´s normal. Second lesson: sex happens in a context. And all the complications of everyday life influence the context surrounding a woman´s arousal, desire, and orgasm. Cutting-edge research across multiple disciplines tells us that the most important factor for women in creating and sustaining a fulfilling sex life, is not what you do in bed or how you do it, but how you feel about it. Which means that stress, mood, trust, and body image are not peripheral factors in a woman´s sexual wellbeing; they are central to it. Once you understand these factors, and how to influence them, you can create for yourself better sex and more profound pleasure than you ever thought possible. And Emily Nagoski can prove it.
With the introduction of digital photography, unprecedented numbers of people are flocking to the art form, trying their hand at creating effective photographs of people, landscapes, still lifes, and other subjects. As the ranks of photographers swell, it becomes more and more difficult to achieve a standout body of worksomething that sets your work apart from the barrage of images we are all inundated with on a daily basis. As Laurie and Kyle Klein prove in their new book, infrared capture may be that magic bullet.Infrared photographs have a mystical feel. Before the dawn of digital capture, infrared light waves, which are invisible to the naked eye, could only be captured using specialized films that required precise handling and a level of technical proficiency that most photographers lacked. Today, infrared films are largely unavailable; digital infrared is the wave of the future, and most photographers have a retired digital camera (whether an older-model DSLR or an old point & shoot camera) on hand that they can permanently modify for digital-only capture.So, you?re ready to jump in and try your hand at producing wildly different images. Where do you start? In this book, Laurie and Kyle Klein present a brief history of infrared, then move on to discuss all of the nitty-gritty technical information you?ll need to understand how those invisible wavelengths will be recorded in your camera and the steps you?ll need to take to ensure the best-possible resulting photographs. The authors provide a plethora of sample images that show you how various materialsfrom skin, hair, and eyes to environmental subjects like the sky, trees, grasses, and cloudswill appear in your images. They also teach you how to previsualize the final image: You will learn to predict the way that the colors and tones you perceive with your naked eyes will be rendered in-camera. You will also learn how to effectively frame your subject(s) and scenes to draw the viewer?s gaze into and through the frame in a predictable manner, and keep him or her visually engaged.With the basic theories of infrared capture and image design deftly handled, the authors discuss further artistic applications. You?ll learn how to add selective color to your black & white infrared images and how to create color infrared images that take infrared capture to a whole new level. Finally, the educators detail basic image-editing strategies that will allow you to finesse the tones and contrast in your images.Armed with the scientific insights and artistic applications in this book, you will be able to easily branch into a new genre of creative capturewhether you?re interested in pushing your creative abilities to new levels for self-satisfaction or are looking to offer your studio?s clientele a new product line.
Sein Image aufzupolieren? Easy peasy! Ihn nicht zu küssen? Unmöglich! PR-Spezialistin Miriam Ashley verdient ihr Geld damit, Bad Boys ein positives Image zu verpassen. Da sollte Extremsportler und CEO Jason Sanders kein Problem für sie sein. Aber schon beim ersten Blick in seine blauen Augen ist jede Professionalität vergessen, und Miriam fühlt ein Kribbeln wie nie zuvor. Dass der Kerl küssen kann wie kein anderer, macht die Sache auch nicht einfacher ... Doch kann Miriam ihr Herz einem Mann schenken, der immer wieder sein Leben mit waghalsigen Aktionen riskiert? ´´Extrem charmant und unglaublich sexy! Ich habe jede Minute geliebt!´´ Bestseller-Autorin Rachel Van Dyken Band 2 der sexy und charmanten First-Impressions-Serie von Bestseller-Autorin Tawna Fenske
Do you have those moments when feelings well up, maybe even producing a tear? A certain image may bring on such emotions, or even a smell or a memory, and the experience can be different for each individual. Emotions are indicators that the heart has been touched. With this group of poems, I will try to explore this ability to touch the heart. If I try real hard, maybe I can touch a heart or two. I will stay on the lighter side, rather than the darker side of emotion. In other words I hope to touch the heart and bring joy and encouragement, not pain.