Honkaniemi In February 1940, as the Soviets had managed to break through in the Western Karelian Isthmus the Finnish had to use every opportunity to slow them down and prevent them from advancing into Southern Finland and Helsinki. In Näykkijärvi, south-east from Viipuri (Vyborg) a battle, only one of its kind during the Winter War and today often forgotten, was fought on February 26th. This was the first and only time the Finnish tanks were used in battle during the Winter War. Counter-attack was carried out by strengthened 3rd Jäger Battalion supported by group of Vickers 6-ton tanks. Finnish tank armament in the Winter War was almost non-existing, as the French FT-17's (bought in 1919) had become obsolete and later the Vickers tanks had been bought without communications, optics or even guns in order to save money. The battle didn't end well for the Finns. Out of original 13 tanks, 7 were lost due engine failures before the battle and one got stuck in a ditch and had to return damaged. The remaining 5 were knocked out in the desperate battle against Soviet T-26 and T-28 tanks and anti-tank guns. The Finnish unsuccesful attack was stopped. Soviet tanks losses remain uncertain, but 3 were recorded.
Viipurinlahti - Bay of Vyborg In early March 1940, the Soviet forces advanced closer towards Viipuri (Vyborg). As the Gulf of Finland was frozen the Soviets mounted another big offensive across the ice. Purpose was to outflank the Finnish forces in the Isthmus and Viipuri. Hard battles were fought for headlands and the islands that had been remained mostly unfortified. The attackers were time and again thrown back by savage counterattacks and the fire from the Finnish coastal batteries. But by March 5th, the Soviets had managed to established a small beach head on the Vilaniemi-peninsula and the Häränpääniemi-peninsula on the western beach of Bay of Vyborg. Fighting continued until March 13th when the armistice was announced. Viipuri had remained in Finnish hands.
Nelson Piquet Souto Maior (BRA) (Canon Williams Team), Williams FW11 - Honda RA166E 1.5 V6 (t/c) (finished 2nd) Nigel Ernest James Mansell (GBR) (Canon Williams Honda), Williams FW11 - Honda RA166E 1.5 V6 (t/c) (finished 1st)
"Founded in 1153 as a gift of King Afonso Henriques to Bernard de Clairvaux, the works on today's Abbey started only in 1178. The construction of the church, initiated as usually by the chancel, with three naves of the same height, the transept with two naves and the ambulatory, form an ensemble which touches one deeply due to its simplicity, greatness and austerity. This is the major and first great work of the primitive Portuguese Gothic, then substantially expanded and enriched by successive royal grants. (...)" [link]
the days are growing longer, spring has now come to an end...
Sneaking into a newly planted cornfield a two hour adventure in photography must come to a good end. The beauty of standing out in the middle of nowhere is good in itself...it's a photographers job to capture it.
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This shot started with some infared shots...right before sunset. The sun starting going down and I noticed this field about 1/2 a mile off the road. My trek began...once over a couple fences...the beauty really happened.
Nikon D70 on tripod
Cokin 67mm ND filter @ 18mm f/5 at around 1/100 ISO 200.
RAW shots were bracketed and overlayed in Photoshop CS.
Sky was edited in one shot that was bracketed and ground in another bracket.
Curves in PS and then some burning and dodging.
- - - enjoy this one...I think it is truly beautiful. I love the sun the way it hit the field and the rows of fresh baby corn.
quality and light are everything...
but the inspirations are the reasons why all else succeeds.
Look at all the small details that surround you.
Take witness to every detail and how every small detail gives a meaning to "life".
Look at the flower.
Take notice every small detail and how every detail in the flower gives each on it's own unique piece of life.
ef·flo·res·cence - n.
Botany. A state or time of flowering; anthesis.
1. A gradual process of unfolding or developing.
2. The highest point; the culmination.
Without lifes small details, life is nothing. Everyday, it's all of the little things that make up who we are as living people. Human beings. The dew on the grass in the morning, the sun flare through the windshield, the tiny pebbles on the road, the old worn down posters on the telephone poles, the small details in life make up who we are. It's the difference of color in everyones hair, the way they talk, they way they move just a little differently, and yes, the way we all love to laugh. This is what this series (yes, a new series), made me think of. I went out and shot at this local flower shop for two hours for this series. I took many many many shots. Then, I started to notice every single tiny detal in all of the flowers. The colors, the textures, the hairs, the way they moved, the markings, and just the way they bloomed.
That is why this series is called "efflorescence". In celebration of life, the highest point, culmination, developing.
Celebrate all the small details in life, make life yours.
Navigate to your Applications folder in a new Finder window.
Right Click (or Control-Click) Google Chrome and select 'Show Package Contents'.
Navigate to 'Contents/Versions/(Your Current Version of Chrome)/Google Chrome Framework.framework/Resources'.
Backup the following files: 'newtab.pdf', 'newtab_h.pdf', newtab_h.pdf', 'star.pdf', 'star_lit.pdf' and 'tools_Template.pdf'. NOTE: This step is VERY, VERY Important!!!Do NOT skip or forget this step!
Copy and replace the downloaded files (all except the iTransparency folder) into this folder.
Open the iTransparency folder and install both extensions.
Refresh all pages open in Chrome.
TA DA!!! You're done! Enjoy your Enhanced Chrome. Comments and would be appreciated. Note: This is only for Mac and not for Windows!
UPDATE: I have included a theme for RockMelt as well. For RockMelt: Install iTransparency Extension in RockMelt and then install the RockMelt iTransparency Theme.crx instead of iTransparency Theme.crx. The other instructions are the same for RockMelt.