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Tangram Figures Walking, Dancing, Sailing, …

October 18, 2014 – 8:30 am |
tangram abstract figures

Tangram abstract figures

The tangram is a simple traditional Chinese puzzle in the shape of square. It consists of seven flat pieces – five triangles, a square, and a rhomboid – which can be arranges to form a variety of different shapes. The objective of the puzzle is to form a specific shape (given only an outline or silhouette) using all seven pieces, which may not overlap. There are other variations of the tangram puzzle where pieces form a shape of heart or egg.

I have several wooden sets of the tangram. Obviously, I like to play and photograph tangram figures and abstracts. My recent series includes tangram figures photographed against slate rock background: dancing, running or sitting human figures, sailboats, homes. Tangram animals are quite popular. So far, I have photographed a cat, a horse and some flying bats.

These pictures can be licensed as royalty free images and downloaded directly from my website, Pixels Away Stock. License pricing start with $2 for a small size, 480×320 pixels, designed for blogging and web publishing.

You can also order the tangram pictures in a variety of art products: prints, posters, card, framed art from my portfolio at Fine Art America. Finally, I can create a custom picture for you: the tangram shape of you choice against selected background (slate stone, grunge barn wood, etc.).

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My Morning Bulletproof Coffee with Ghee and Coconut Oil

July 5, 2014 – 8:30 am |
Bulletproof coffee with ghee and coconut oil

Bulletproof Lifestyle course by Dave Asprey on introduced me to a concept of a fatty coffee. Following that workshop I included brewing and drinking fatty coffee with ghee and MTI coconut oil to my morning ritual. High quality of coffee beans from allowed …

Paddling Colorado Lakes in Royalty Free Images

July 4, 2014 – 11:02 am |

These pictures features different boats from my paddling fleet: Sea Wind, a decked expedition canoe designed and built by a legendary Verlen Kruger, WSBS Thunderbolt-X racing kayak, Surfrigger, an outrigger canoe, Bark expedition SUP (stand up paddleboard), and Penobstot 16 from Old Town Canoes.
I …

Letterpress Typography in Sigma Fisheye Lens Perspective

June 25, 2014 – 8:41 am |
Sigma 15mm f/2.8 EX DG Diagonal Fisheye Lens

Sigma 15mm f/2.8 EX DG Diagonal Fisheye …. It is always a lot of fun to play with this lens.
The lens is a diagonal fisheye which means the distorted scene with 180 degrees view angle is shown full frame. A minimum focusing distance is …

Kettlebells and Dumbbells in Royalty Free Pictures

June 19, 2014 – 1:53 pm |
Exercise weights - kettlebels, dumbbells and barbbells

The kettlebell is a cast-iron or steel weight (resembling a cannonball with a handle) used to perform dynamic exercises that combine cardiovascular, strength and flexibility training. Russian kettlebells are traditionally measured in weight by pood, which is around 16 kilogram or35 lb.
Kettlebells were developed in …

Fort Collins and Colorado Outdoor Life in Pictures

June 11, 2014 – 10:59 am |
Outdoor activities in Fort Collins and northern Colorado

I have been living and enjoying outdoors in Fort Collins, Colorado, for 25 years. My outdoor life is biases towards different forms of paddling: kayak, canoe, SUP (stand up paddleboard), but I like hiking, road and mountain biking, inline skating and road trips with a …

Cache la Poudre River at Little Narrows

May 29, 2014 – 2:58 pm |
Cache la Poudre River at Little Narrows

These three pictures of the Cache la Poudre River were shot on May 28, 2014, at Little Narrows just next to the tunnel on highway 14. I used long exposure up to 3 seconds, so whitewater appears smooth and silky. However, it is a very big, turbulent snow melt flow with ~4000 cfs at the canyon mouth. Camera: Canon 5D Mark III with 24-105mm zoom lens.

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