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Epoxy Flooring Los Angeles And Its Advantages Revealed

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By Noelle Brennan

Maintaining the beauty of your Californian home depends on the products that you choose. You may have seen several items in the market nowadays, but you are not sure whether or not these products can live up to your expectations. The result may then lead to costly remodelings. So, when it comes to your floors, you can try epoxy flooring Los Angeles residences. Many LA homeowners have actually tried this option for their own properties.

Needless to say, this kind of flooring offers a number of benefits. Read on and know how its application can be advantageous to you and to your abode.

Epoxy-coated floors are well-protected from chemical spills and other substances that can harm them. This will result to longer-lasting, durable floors in the end.

With this type, there is no need for you to worry about the possible damages that any of your upcoming renovation projects may bring. This is because this kind of floors are durable, and can withstand pressure brought by the usual activities that your building contractors will do. Some of these may include their constant entry or exit to your place.

Furthermore, it is a good concealer to cracks and breaks in your flooring. The application of such a coating will hide away every damage that it may have before, giving it a more renewed look.

Since it can last for a longer period, it gives you huge savings in the end. This is because you do not have to spend a large amount of money on its maintenance and other renovations anymore.

It is undoubtedly true that a good flooring is one of the aspects of having a gorgeous Californian abode. For this reason, a homeowner must settle for the right product that is not only durable but can provide a good value for money. Checking out several options such as epoxy flooring Los Angeles residences is, thus, a viable move.

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A Matter of Taste: Art versus Pornography

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By Diane Shubinsky

If you look in the Cambridge Dictionary you will see that pornography is defined as: "books, magazines, films, etc. with no artistic value which describe or show sexual acts or naked people in a way that is intended to be sexually exciting but would be considered unpleasant or offensive by many people." But I find this definition quite vague. What does it mean, "considered unpleasant or offensive by many people." In addition there is a great deal of difference between something being unpleasant and something being offensive. I believe very few people would have difficulties recognizing the vulgar scenes that are depicted in movies or the pictures that are easily available on the internet as porn. But when it comes to some areas it can be difficult to know what is pornography and what is erotic art since the ethnicity and period of time when it is being viewed all shade these views.

The ancient Greeks believed the human body was beautiful and should be clearly shown in all its forms. Consequently in many of their rituals they dispensed with clothing, for example, religious ceremonies were carried out in the nude. And their appreciation of this beauty comes over clearly in their art. Erotic nudity in their art was also fairly common. And yet there were periods in history when nudity in any form was considered indecent and pornographic. Even in 2004, in a small garden center in Hartsville Tennessee, nude statues were considered obscene and so the owner covered them with sarongs. Was this more artistic, less artistic or mere prudery?

The difference between what is regarded as artistic and what is seen as offensive clearly varies with time and between cultures. In Europe and North America in the mid-1800s women wore layers of clothes for fear that any part of their bodies would show. They even wore hats to hide their hair and gloves to hide their hands. In other words they were almost as effectively covered as a woman in a burka is nowadays. It was at this period that Shakespeare was rewritten, and many of his most poetic and artistic speeches were changed for the worse to ensure that there would be no references to sex or the body. It was also at this period that many of the works of art by the impressionist, such as Courbet's "Bathers", a picture that is admired by millions today, were declared indecent.

But while nude adults were considered indecent, nude children at that time were perfectly acceptable. Since children represented innocence and the period before the fall of Adam and Eve they could be photographed naked. And that is just what the Reverend Charles Lutwidge Dodgson did. Reverend Dodgson, who is more universally known under his pseudo-name of Lewis Carroll, was an unmarried man who enjoyed the company of children. He dressed little girls up and photographed them in sensual poses or in the nude. The fact that no one thought this strange, or condemned these photographs as pornographic, demonstrates how differentiating between art and pornography is dependent on the culture and times, rather than on any clear principle.

So has the internet corrupted us so that we now see porn in everything and cannot recognize innocence or artistic beauty any more than the Victorians could? In 1880 the French artist Jules Lefebvre's, painting, known as Chloe, was not allowed to be exhibited in the National Gallery because the naked image of the young girl was considered indecent. In 2008, Australian photographer and Artist Bill Henson had his work of a naked 13 year old girl taken down from an Art Gallery in Sydney Australia, due to a public furor and complaints made to the police. Many people wanted Henson charged, but the Australian Classification Board, which control censorship, declared the pictures, "mild and justified." In 2008 Bill Nelson went on YouTube to defend his wife Polixeni Papapetrou's nude photographs of their daughter. And even while the painting of Chloe is now considered art, it seems that the times have not changed and the difference between art and pornography is still unclear.

Professor Elizabeth Grierson takes a sensible approach and probes into what Henson was trying to do. If he was trying to make pornography he would be aiming to sexually arouse his viewers, but if it was art he would be trying to make them reassess and reconsider the world. Artists make us sit up and take notice of the things we have started to take for granted. She concludes that Henson's pictures did not try and stimulate the sexual imagination of the viewer and therefore they are art not pornography. We live in an extreme world where Hilary Swank can turn up to the Oscars in 2010 with a dress that clearly reveals her breasts and she is still regarded as a celebrity, not as a porn star. In such a world it seems common sense has been lost, and breaking boundaries in order to create new artistic forms is automatically open to criticism. Thus despite the supposed openness of the day and age we live in we appear to have come no further than the prude 19th century Victorians. I predict that just as we look at Lefebvre's Chloe nowadays and wonder how these people could ever have thought such beauty to be pornographic, so future generation of Australians will gaze upon Bill Henson's latest work and wonder what all the fuss was about.

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How to Achieve Perfect Shots via Digital Photography

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By Samantha Alderson

Gone are the times when photographers had to take several shots of an image and develop them to find out if a fine or even perfect image was taken. Several photographers of this art form form refer to this technique as Đ¼trial and error.

Presently, there's a variety of photographers that have chose to change coming from normal point and shoot along with classic SLR CAMERA versions to help a digital people. By means of Digital slrs, they might have more time for you to focus within getting those people excellent photographs because photos which are not really par making use of their specifications can merely end up being taken off at a distance.

SLR is short for Single Lens Reflex. The particular term indicates the usage of lens along with a reflector. Mirror shows lumination coming into the zoom lens way up to the viewfinder. Therefore, any professional photographer can certainly calculate what sort of photograph will probably show up when it's formulated. Moreover, the SLR camera utilizes individual lenses which can be interchanged according to the image resolution necessary. Consequently, this particular dslr camera enables you to seize picture together with different absolute depths.

Likewise, a digital SLR or DSLR camera uses lenses and mirror. But instead of a film that records the image, a DSLR camera uses light sensor chips and digital memory. In other words, a DSLR camera is the computerized version of the traditional SLR camera.

Nevertheless, the particular features of such brands tend to be somewhat diverse therefore it is recommended which customers spend some time having acquainted or even familiar with these types of devices. Users ought to make use of this learning from mistakes strategy by subtracting a number of photos as well as keeping much better images. At some point, buyers may unquestionably compromise these types of versions.

Those who choose making use of these kind of digital cameras should certainly devote with storage cards as well as lenses. Hence, whenever they occur to grow to be experts sometime, extra apparatus will certainly hold all of them active with regard to picking images like a job.

Here are a few tips that may absolutely support users associated with DIGITAL SLR cams throughout taking the perfect picture while using the brand new art associated with portrait digital photography.

1. Commonly, consumers consider total entire body photos in opposition to the backdrop. Nevertheless, it can be right to consider an attempt coming from shoulder blades upward or even a strong torso one since picture of these within the image actually seem tiny.

2. In the event that performing the above mentioned method actually is complicated for that person, they may require a photo from the particular person along with them with a single part in lieu of for the middle. Then a user can easily just simply focus inside to ensure the particular person seems to be on the target.

3 Regulations involving optics continues to be identical regardless of whether utilizing an older or perhaps a digicam. As an example, in the event the sun's rays can be at the rear of a picture, the particular image is going to be silhouette. When lighting is actually anterior to the photograph, the particular photo will be squint unless of course you will find shades upon.

4. Use your sunglass to act as a polarizer to take away unnecessary reflections from glaring objects.

5. You can also use a sunglass to increase the exposure of objects.

6. When working with some sort of polarizer, ensure that the foundation involving lighting will be verticle with respect towards the subject.

7. Modify your current white balance setting up coming from auto to cloudy as soon as taking vibrant scenery as well as outside pictures.

8. Don't operate the flash mode once the setting up has already been sunny.

9. Zoom in to emphasize a certain asset or characteristic of the subject being captured

10. Rehearse. Rehearse. Rehearse.

It suffices to say that the techniques in getting the perfect shot have not changed. However, making make use of of digital cameras and also employing this particular brand new art associated with electronic digital photography have simply improved photo taking pictures by making taking images easy for everyone.

Within other words, rehearse can be what actually makes best photos!

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How To Asses The Value Of Christian Paintings For Sale

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By Selma Hill

After many years of waning interest, art enthusiasts have recently began showing renewed interest in Christian paintings for sale. As a genre that gained prominence in the Middle Ages and then again during the European Renaissance, its undying attractions continues to fascinate to the modern age.

The works of the ancient masters hold a high pedestal in the culture and imagination of Western civilization and their feat can in no way be replicated, let alone be surpassed. Everywhere you go, the works of such prodigies as Leonardo da Vinci or Michelangelo are instantly recognizable, such is the enduring legacy they left on the world. As the original artworks are certainly not available for sale, the closest one can get is good imitations or reproductions.

Ancient works of art are iconic and their methods have proven to be a major motivation of the styles that have sprung up down the centuries. Most of these contemporary works in this genre have interesting reminders earlier approaches with a bit of embellishments. This mix of approaches has spawned a new genre that has created enough excitement in the trade.

Most of the modern works can be viewed for sale at specialty sites where artists promote their works ingeniously. It is also possible to get very good deals from online auction sites. The advantage here is that the selection is far much wider than you could get from specialists.

For those willing to get more genuine work and be able to asses for themselves the various works, the only option is to head for galleries and exhibitions. Here you can be able to assess the appeal of various pieces from up close. This beats the experience of choosing the work after viewing a photo of it on a computer screen.

The masters of centuries ago started off a system of artwork that has outlived them by far. The enduring appeal of classic art has meant that even though they had a distinct religious theme, enthusiasm for them persists to date. This state of affairs has meant that Christian paintings for sale still draw clouds of admirers.

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