Archive for the ‘Art & Photography’ Category

The World’s Most Beautiful Bridges! | Design & Photography – BabaMail

There is no doubt that bridges add a special flair to their locations. Here are 10 of the world’s most beautiful bridges!

For images and details go to the -Source: The World’s Most Beautiful Bridges! | Design & Photography – BabaMail


I have been to several – keith —->

yes – 1. Tower Bridge
2. Chengyang Bridge, Sanjiang County, China
yes – 3. The Pont du Gard
yes – 4. The Rialto Bridge, Venice, Italy
yes – 5. Ponte Vecchio, Florence, Italy
yes – 6. Brooklyn Bridge
7. Helix Bridge, Marina Bay Area, Singapore
8. Millau Viaduct Bridge, Midi-P Pyrénées, France
9. Khaju Bridge, Isfahan, Iran
yes – 10. Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, USA



11-18 – Lincoln Artists’ Guild 3rd FRIDAY ART RECEPTION

WHERE: Out of the Box, 366 N. 48th St, Lincoln, NE           
WHEN:   NOVEMBER 18th     LOWER LEVEL of Out of the Box
TIME:  from 5pm to 8pm                 
 FEATURED ARTISTS: DEBBIE MARTIN. This exhibit is just extraordinary, Just a must see.
         FALL JURIED SHOW – Enjoy seeing the award winning art from this show, and make sure you vote for your favorite piece in the show.   

 Web Site:

 Phone: 402-488-0388    

Look for us on Facebook for Lincoln Artists’ Guild.        

Artist Linda Stephens – Origami

Lincoln 55+ book columnist Linda Stephen is the featured artist this summer at The ESO Gallery <>  at 7810 Davenport St. in Omaha with her solo exhibit “Origami Landscapes.”
“Origami Landscapes” features 20 works of intricate paper art inspired by places of daily joy in Nebraska – prairies, parks, historic sites and gardens.
Linda Stephen’s origami collages are part of private and public collections around the world, from the Mayor’s Office in Omihachiman, Japan to the J.W. Marriott in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Fluent in Japanese, Linda lived and worked in Japan for seven years. Her art has been featured in more than 100 juried solo or group exhibits across the country including the Nebraska Arts Council’s Fred Simon Gallery in Omaha. <>  or <> .
The ESO Gallery is a non-profit gallery dedicated to promoting regional artists and photographers. The curator is Rachel Mindrup. Hours 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. weekdays. <>


Hyper Realistic Art of Christiane Vleugels | Art – BabaMail

– Please take a look at this amazing art. -keith

At a first glance, the images below may look like photos, or at most, digitally enhanced images. In actual fact, what follows are hyper realistic oil paintings created by talented Belgium artist Christiane Vleugels. Her interest in art began at the very tender age of 12 – a passion that she continued to pursue well into her teen years when she later on studied Fine Arts and learned drawing and sculpting. Take a look at the incredible art she creates:

To view more of her work, take a look at her website

Source: Hyper Realistic Art of Christiane Vleugels | Art – BabaMail

My Nebraska / ViewPure

Video – My Nebraska – The Center of Everything. -keith —–

View 5:23    at Source: Nikon D5: 4K UHD Video – My Nebraska / ViewPure


Shot exclusively in 4K UHD on the new Nikon D5, join us on a journey to Nebraska and learn more about its sprawling landscapes and hardworking people.\n\nDefine clarity that had been previously unattainable with the Nikon D5. With the new 20.8-megapixel CMOS sensor and EXPEED 5 image-processing engine, achieve truly phenomenal image quality and detail in every shot. Offering exceptionally wide coverage, the Nikon D5 is designed with an incomparable autofocus system with incredible 153 focus points and 99 cross-type sensors. Equipped with an ISO range from 100 to 102400 (expandable to 3280000), the highest standard sensitivity in Nikon’s history, shoot even in the darkest conditions and beyond what the eyes can see.\n\nDiscover your masterpiece with the Nikon D5:

WATCH: Holton Rower’s Pour Paintings | Art – BabaMail

This would make a great fund raiser. Buy a cup of paint for $20 and become a part of a new piece of art. -keith

Pour paintings by Holton Rower are completely unique, and require a very steady hand to be executed correctly. Watch the process here.

Source: WATCH: Holton Rower’s Pour Paintings | Art – BabaMail

Along the Columbia River: History, scenery and outstanding wine – More Time to Travel

My wife and I joined brother Jim and wife Nancy on this cruise in April. Great company and great itinerary.

Guest contributors John and Sandra Nowlan describe their “Un-Cruise” on the Columbia River.

Source: Along the Columbia River: History, scenery and outstanding wine – More Time to Travel

Stunning Life Like Painted Portraits | Art – BabaMail

They say the camera changed forever the need for portrait painters to paint realistically, since man is incapable of matching the technology. But, when I saw this art work from Chinese painter, Leng Jun, I realized that man can indeed imitate nature as far as the eye can see. Just look at these pictures and try to imagine the deftness of touch and the incredible skill needed to produce them. 

Source: Stunning Life Like Painted Portraits | Art – BabaMail

Calendar Photo Contest 2017 | Nebraska

Source: Calendar Contest 2017 | Nebraska


Pinnacle Bank is committed to using local images by local photographers in our annual wall hanging calendar. And, now we’re looking for new images to showcase in 2017. From now through May 31st, we will be accepting images of Nebraska landscapes. This is a great opportunity for photographers to experience recognition on a regional level. Photographs that fit our criteria will be carefully considered.

We will select photographs from all submissions received to be placed on our Facebook page from June 27th to July 17th. The top three images in each season/category (Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall) receiving the most likes on our Facebook page will be featured in the 2017 wall calendar.


When sending your landscape images, please include:

  • Maximum of five Nebraska landscape submissions per photographer
  • Lower resolution landscape images will be accepted for initial Facebook posting (under 1MB)
  • If your image is chosen for the calendar, we will require a high-resolution version
  • Images must be 300 dpi and at least 10”x 12”
  • No photos taken on a cell phone
  • No black and white images
  • Horizontal Nebraska landscape images
  • Please refrain from sending images with people or animals
  • Top 25 in each season will be selected for voting
  • Maximum two images per photographer can win
  • Please send images one at a time (one image per email) including the following information provided within the email for each image
  • When sending your landscape images, please include:
    • Your name, address, phone and email address
    • Location of the landscape image
    • The date the image was taken
    • The name/title you’ve given each photo
    • A signed property release if private property is in the photograph, for example a private residence (If applicable)
    • By submitting your image, you are giving Pinnacle Bank permission to retouch the image as necessary


Send your images by email to PINNBANK@ME.COM.

We look forward to seeing your photos. Good luck!


Candid Camera | Audubon

Candid Camera Birds do some spectacular things when they think no one is watching.

When it comes to birds, charisma is built into their DNA. The photographic proof was abundant in the entries for the 2015 Audubon Photography Awards.

Ferocious birds, nurturing birds, thieving birds, self-conscious birds—they’re are all out there.

Thanks to the patient and observant wildlife photographers who took part in our contest, now the rest of the world gets to see them.

Here are some of the strangest behaviors we saw entered in this year’s photo awards:


Source: Candid Camera | Audubon

S. S. Legacy – 10 Best River Cruises 


What’s New: Discover the wine regions of Washington and Oregon aboard the turn-of-the-20th-century-inspired, 88-guest S.S. Legacy. New for 2015, the boat sails an “Ameritage! Four Rivers of Wine & History” itinerary round-trip from Portland, Oregon, taking in wine-centric diversions along the Columbia, Snake, and Willamette rivers (along with an excursion to the Palouse River’s waterfalls), including tastings and tours at nine wineries, and local wine experts onboard for presentations and even more pours.

When to Sail: Four seven-night itineraries run on select dates in August and September 2015. Rates from $3,695/person include all excursions and onboard alcoholic beverages.

Where to Book It: Visit Un-Cruise Adventures

Enjoy brand new cabins, beer tastings, or jungle treks on one of these memorable river cruise excursions.

Source: S. S. Legacy – 10 Best River Cruises for 2015

Marie Jakl – Artist Biography – Art history research project

“Information wanted for an Art and History research project about the Omaha artist Marie Jakl. (Sept 8, 1890-Jan 1, 1983)
Locations of her paintings?
Location of her antique doll collection?
Collecting information for the Museum of Nebraska Artists in Kearney. Contact, Pat. 402-318-8222 or crowruns   at

Jakl, Marie (1890 Omaha, Nebraska-1983 Omaha, Nebraska)   Born in Omaha as the youngest child of Bohemian parents, Marie Jakl was a recognized fine art painter in Omaha beginning in the 1940s. However, after her death in 1983, her name and artwork faded from public attention.

Several decades later, thanks to Pat Halderman, researcher from Lincoln, Nebraska, interest in Marie Jakl is reviving. After learning about her, Halderman concluded: “she was the most amazing woman! She was successful in everything she did and was very involved with the Omaha community.
In addition to being an artist, she created a sophisticated collection of historically valuable dolls, and was recognized locally and nationally for her garden-club activities with flowers and landscape architecture.”
Much of the following text is based on information shared by Halderman, who began her quest with a letter to the Lincoln Artists’ Guild, October 24, 2014: “I am trying to find information on a member of the Guild.
Read on for more at the Source: Marie Jakl – Artist Biography for Marie Jakl

Best of Stefan Pabst’s 3D DRAWINGS – YouTube


Every artist and any who likes art should watch this – 3 minute video

Source: Best of Stefan Pabst’s 3D DRAWINGS – YouTube



Camper Takes Video Of An Alaskan Brown Bear Stopping To Sit And Admire The View … Right Next To Him [VIDEO] 1:25

Take a minute to watch this video. I assumed the camera was on a tripod (because I don’t read!) but no… And the last moments will amaze you. -Keith —–>

Sometimes they say you eat the bear, sometimes the bear eats you, but every so often, the bear may just have a little sit down with you instead.
Drew Hamilton, a then-employee of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, was filming at the McNeil River State Game Sanctuary and Refuge, when he caught a once-in-a-lifetime moment. He was watching other bears fish in the river below when a huge Alaskan brown bear walks up and sits down right next to him. He managed to capture this incredible footage on a very close encounter, before the bear eventually walks away again.

McNeil River State Game Sanctuary and Refuge is the home of the world’s highest concentration of wild brown bears thanks to the area’s abundant salmon population. According to their website, at least 144 individual bears can be spotted on the river over the course of the summer and up to 74 bears have been spotted in a single encounter. In order to protect humans and the bears, visitors receive permits to access the viewing area via a lottery system.

Source: Camper Takes Video Of An Alaskan Brown Bear Stopping To Sit And Admire The View … Right Next To Him [VIDEO]

2014 06 19 Foto dal Mondo – LA1 (NXPowerLite).pps – Google Slides

Beautiful — Source: 2014 06 19 Foto dal Mondo – LA1 (NXPowerLite).pps – Google Slides

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