Saturday, January 25, 2014

Cover designed by Daliana Pacuraru of Romania

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February 2014 - Special Cover Issue 1

This issue features a front cover designed by Daliana Pacuraru of Romania, inside back cover by Brigitte Cadena of Texas

Magazine Cover Contest

Eye On Fine Art Photography
We are a legally owned magazine, registered in the State of California, under our company name, C&T Publishing.

The Eye on Fine Art Photography magazine is aimed at so-called 'amateur' photographers who have an exceptional eye for photography, who create art through their photography and want to get noticed throughout the country. Our aim is to see that these artistic newcomers to the field are given a fair opportunity to break through the barriers that have long been imposed by the media market against non-professionally trained photographers. There is a big, wide world full of exceptional talent that has been ignored. It is time for these artists to come out of the shadows to gain the recognition they so richly deserve.

Each month will have a new theme. Submissions for each issue will be reflective of that theme.

Since most people have more interests than just photography we are dedicated to bringing you interesting news, events and stories about people from all over the world.

February 2014 - Special Cover Issue 1

This issue features a front cover designed by Daliana Pacuraru of Romania, inside back cover by Brigitte Cadena of Texas

February 2014 Issue 
The February 2014 issue is now available!

You will notice that there are TWO February issues. This is because we had so many excellent cover submissions that we couldn't pick just one! So...

Issue 1 features a front cover designed by Daliana Pacuraru of Romania, inside back cover by Brigitte Cadena of Texas and back cover by Georgi Dimitrov of Russia.

Issue 2 features a front cover designed by Mike Nellums of Rhode Island, inside back cover by Brigitte Cadena of Texas and back cover by Anthony Citro of Arizona.

Both issues contain the same article content. The Table of Contents for this issue is as follows....

2 - Editor's Page
4 - Cover Winners
6 - Boundless Love
10 - The Wizard of Coronado Island
16 - Locks of Love
20 - Expressions of Love
23 - Fun with Photography
27 - Steampunk Revolution
30 - Getting My Kicks on Route 66
39 - It's About Time – Martin Sanchez
44 - Love Is Not Candy
45 - A Lover's Feast
47 - Valentine's Day Recipes
49 - Marianne Osiel – Sophistication w/ a Bohemian Twist
52 - Temecula Is For Lovers
56 - Sweetheart Abbey
58 - Saddell Abbey
60 - Going Lo-Fi in a Digital World with the Recesky
63 - Photography Make-up
64 - Encounter With A Red Tail
68 - Utah – Life Elevated
74 - Say It With Roses
76 - Make Your Own Rainbow Roses
77 - Animal Magnetism
82 - Submit to Our Magazine

We would also like to again welcome Mike Nellums, Richard Reeve, Carla Parris and Shreeni Mani as valued members of our cover design and writing staff!

Best Regards,

Tommy & Cindy  

Wednesday, January 22, 2014


Expozanti : Daliana Pacuraru si Edmond Kreibik

Activiștii români din grupul Salvemos Roșia Montană – Madrid au organizat sâmbătă, 18 ianuarie a.c., în colaborare cu Primăria Ontinyent (Valencia) și Colegiul La Milagrosa, o expoziție de fotografie ecologică intitulată ”Esta es nuestra casa” (Aceasta este casa noastră) prin care au încercat sensibilizarea opiniei publice din Spania în legătură cu proiectul minier de la Roșia Montană și exploatarea gazelor de șist.

O parte a grupului Salvemos Roșia Montană – Madrid au fost prezenți sâmbătă la Ontinyent (Valencia), acolo unde au organizat un eveniment ecologic și cultural prin care au promovat imaginea României și au încercat să sensibilizeze opinia publică din Spania cu privire la proiectul minier de la Roșia Montană și problematica exploatării gazelor de șist prin fracturare hidraulică. Au fost expuse fotografii care ilustrează frumusețea Roșiei Montane și dezastrul ecologic de la Certej, care s-ar putea repeta în cazul în care la Roșia Montană demarează proiectul minier în varianta celor de la Roșia Montană Gold Corporation (RMGC).

Evenimentul, organizat prin grija doamnei Cosmina Maria Preduchin, membră a grupului Salvemos Roșia Montană – Madrid, s-a desfășurat în incinta sălii de festivități a Colegiului La Milagrosa din Ontinyent. Pe lângă problematica Roșia Montană, în cadrul acestui eveniment multicultural au fost prezentate problemele medio-ambientale cu care se confruntă Ecuador și Primăria Ontinyent. Au fost expuse fotografii din Ecuador, România și Spania și au fost proiectate și scurte prezentări video. Fotografiile prezentate din partea României au fost facilitate organizatorilor de către Edmond Kreibik și Daliana Păcuraru. De asemenea, în pauzele dintre prezentări un grup de muzică tradițională din Ecuador a încântat publicul participant.

La manifestare a fost prezent și domnul Gabriel Monge Fierro, Consul al Republicii Ecuador în Spania, care a vorbit celor prezenți despre dezastrul ecologic pe care compania Chevron l-a lăsat în Ecuador și despre sumele uriașe de bani pe care Chevron a fost obligată să le plătească. Domnia sa a fost interesat de situația de la Roșia Montană și a transmis felicitările sale organizatorilor și membrilor grupului Salvemos Roșia Montană – Madrid.
 (articol de Dan Tanasa)

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page Turns 70

Here’s wishing a very Happy Birthday to Led Zeppelin‘s Jimmy Page, who turns 70 on Thursday, January 9.
The influential guitarist is not only responsible for creating many of the most iconic riffs in rock history but he also produced all of Led Zeppelin’s albums and co-wrote nearly every one of his famous band’s songs.
Early in his career, Page established him as one of the U.K.’s top session guitarists, playing on well-known recordings by everyone from The Who and The Kinks to Donovan and Petula Clark.  In 1966, he joined the famed blues-rock group The Yardbirds, first as the band’s bassist, and eventually replacing Jeff Beck as its lead guitarist.  When The Yardbirds lineup began to fall apart in ’68, Page re-formed the band with three very talented new members — singer Robert Plant, bassist John Paul Jones and drummer John Bonham.  The group, of course, soon was rechristened Led Zeppelin.
 more here :Jimmy Page Turns 70

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Recently Sold on FAA - 6 Hours Ago


Art Prints

Daliana Pacuraru sold a 11.50" x 16.00" print of Knight to a buyer from Plymouth, MN - United States

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Thursday, January 2, 2014

The Ballad Of Bill Hubbard - REMEMBER

"The Ballad Of Bill Hubbard"

[Alf Razzell:]
"Two things that have haunted me most are the days when I had to collect the paybooks; and when I left Bill Hubbard in no-man's-land."
"I was picked up and taken into their trench. And I'd no sooner taken two or three steps down the trench when I heard a call,
'Hello Razz, I'm glad to see you. This is my second night here,' and he said
'I'm feeling bad,' and it was Bill Hubbard, one of the men we'd trained in England, one of the original battalion. I had a look at his wound, rolled him over; I could see it was probably a fatal wound. You could imagine what pain he was in, he was dripping with sweat; and after I'd gone about three shellholes, traversed that, had it been...had there been a path or a road I could have done better.
He pummeled me, 'Put me down, put me down, I'd rather die, I'd rather die, put me down.' I was hoping he would faint. He said 'I can't go any further, let me die.' I said 'If I leave you here Bill you won't be found, let's have another go.' He said 'All right then.' And the same thing happened; he couldn't stand it any more, and I had to leave him there, in no-man's-land."

[Switch channels]
[Girl:] "I don't mind about the war, that's one of the things I _like_ to watch, if it's a war going on, 'cause then I know if our side's winning, if our side's losing..."

Writer(s): Roger Waters
Copyright: Roger Waters Music Overseas Ltd., Pink Floyd Music Publishers Ltd.

Hachi: A Dog's Tale

Hachi: A Dog's Tale is a 2009 drama film based on the true story of a faithful Akita Inu, the titular Hachikō. It is a remake of the 1987 film Hachi-kō (ハチ公物語, literally "The Tale of Hachiko"). It was directed by Lasse Hallström, written by Stephen P. Lindsey and stars Richard Gere, Joan Allen, and Sarah Roemer.
The first foreign premiere was on August 8, 2009, in Japan.
A spiritual reading of the true story of a love dog.
The Real Story
The real Hachi was born in Odate, Japan, in 1923, and lived with a professor at Tokyo University. Every day the dog would accompany Dr. Ueno to the train station where he left for work; the dog would return at the end of the day to meet him. But one day Dr. Ueno had a stroke while teaching and died. For the next nine years, Hachi returned to the Shibuya train station where he last saw his friend.
A bronze statue now sits in the place where the dog waited. His story has been told and retold to Japanese children as an example of family loyalty and the importance of being true to the memory of a loved one. The DVD includes a short film titled "A Bond of Loyalty: The Making of Hachi: A Dog's Tale" in which the stars and director share other examples of Hachi's enduring legacy.
Love Dog
Hachi's story is a beautiful testimony to loyalty, patience, and friendship. But it can also be seen from a spiritual perspective as a parable about the spiritual practice of yearning as a way we stay connected with the Divine.
We identify with Hachi and feel compassion for him, especially in his later years, because we, too, know what it means to be separated from our Beloved. He remembers what it was like to be in constant communion with his beloved. How can he have that again? How can we have that again? By showing up day after day in love and devotion. Rumi would call Hachi a "Love Dog."
One night a man was crying.
Allah! Allah!
His lips grew sweet with the praising,
until a cynic said,
“So! I have heard you
calling out, but have you ever
gotten any response?”

The man had no answer to that.
He quit praying and fell into a confused sleep.

He dreamed he saw Khidr, the guide of souls,
in a thick, green foliage.
“Why did you stop praising?” “This longing
you express is the return message.”
The grief you cry out from
draws you toward union.
Your pure sadness
that wants help
is the secret cup.

Listen to the moan of a dog for its master.
That whining is the connection.

There are love dogs
no one knows the names of.

Give your life
to be one of them.

— Jelaluddin Rumi, translation by Coleman Barks
Movie here: 
The film score of Hachi: A Dog's Tale was composed by Jan A. P. Kaczmarek.

full album here :
 Hachiko: A Dog's Story Album by Jan A.P. Kaczmarek

  1. "Japan" (03:26)
  2. "New Home" (01:47)
  3. "The Foot" (02:40)
  4. "Dance Rehearsal" (02:15)
  5. "Storm and the Rescue" (01:36)
  6. "The Second Dance" (00:51)
  7. "Under the Fence" (01:51)
  8. "Treats from Cate" (01:52)
  9. "Parker's Dance Played on Piano" (03:42)
  10. "Parker and Hachi Walk to the Station" (02:04)
  11. "Baby" (01:23)
  12. "Marriage Bath" (03:27)
  13. "Fetch" (02:12)
  14. "To Train Together" (03:25)
  15. "Packing Boxes" (02:15)
  16. "Parker and Hachi" (03:28)
  17. "Hachiko Runs Away" (04:27)
  18. "Memory of the Storm" (01:36)
  19. "Hachi Waiting for Parker Again" (02:51)
  20. "Hachi's Last Trip to the Station" (02:06)
  21. "Goodbye" (02:10)
  22. "Hachi, Parker, Cate and Memories" (03:58)
  23. "Hachi's Voice (Version 1)" (Bonus track) (00:14)
  24. "Hachi's Voice (Version 2)" (Bonus track) (00:10)
  25. "Hachi's Voice (Version 3)" (Bonus track) (00:11)
  26. "Hachi's Voice (Version 4)" (Bonus track) (00:09)
 Hachikō (November 10, 1923 – March 8, 1935). Known in Japanese as chūken Hachikō -  ”Faithful dog Hachikō” ['hachi' meaning 'eight', a number referring to the dog's birth order in the litter, and 'kō', meaning prince or duke] .
In 1924, Hidesaburō Ueno, a professor in the agriculture department at the University of Tokyo, took in Hachikō, a golden brown Akita, as a pet. During his owner’s life, Hachikō greeted him at the end of each day at the nearby Shibuya Station. The pair continued their daily routine until May 1925, when Professor Ueno did not return. The professor had suffered from a cerebral hemorrhage and died, never returning to the train station where Hachikō was waiting. Every day for the next nine years the dog waited at Shibuya station.
Hachikō attracted the attention of other commuters. Many of the people who frequented the Shibuya train station had seen Hachikō and Professor Ueno together each day. Initial reactions from the people, especially from those working at the station, were not necessarily friendly. However, after the first appearance of the article about him on October 4, 1932 in Asahi Shimbun, people started to bring Hachikō treats and food to nourish him during his wait. This continued for nine years with Hachikō appearing precisely when the train was due at the station.
The Demise:
Hachikō died on March 8, 1935, and was found on a street in Shibuya. Hachikō’s stuffed and mounted remains are kept at the National Science Museum of Japan in Ueno, Tokyo. His grave is in Aoyama cemetery in Minatoku, Tokyo.
The Symbol 
In April 1934, a bronze statue in his likeness was erected at Shibuya Station. Later, The new statue was erected in August 1948, still stands and is an extremely popular meeting spot. The station entrance near this statue is named “Hachikō-guchi”, meaning “The Hachikō Entrance/Exit”, and is one of Shibuya Station’s five exits.