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Image of the week: Protect me!

This image is available for sale and use starting from only 1.95$ at the link below. http://www.yayimages.com/stock-image/ecology-concept/1312678

This image is available for sale and use starting from only 1.95$ at the link below. http://www.yayimages.com/stock-image/ecology-concept/1312678

 

I decided upon the image of the week based of the recent protests against the cyanide mining at Rosia Montana in Romania. Rosia Montana is a commune in Alba County.  It is located in the Valea Rosiei, through which the Rosia River flows. The rich mineral resources of the area have been exploited since Roman times or before. The state-run gold mine closed in late 2006 in advance of Romania’s accession to the EU. Gabriel Resources of Canada plan to open a new mine. This has caused controversy on one hand over the extent to which remains of Roman mining would be preserved and over fears of a repeat of the cyanide pollution at Baia Mare and on the other, over the benefits that mining would bring to this poor and underdeveloped part of the country. According to some reports, the project would use as much as 12,000 tons of cyanide annually, which is more than any mining project in Europe, a quantity that would not only infect the waters and the land there, but in the whole Romania and all the other Balkan countries in a mere 15-20 years from the starting of the project. It would be one of the biggest ecological disasters of all time, leaving a country dry and dead. Over the last 11 days people started to protest, gathering 1000-3000 people each day, culminating with over 15 000 on Sunday afternoon in a huge march through more neighborhoods. The protests started as the government decided to vote a special expropriation law to get the people at Rosia Montana out of their houses so the mining project could start. This law breaks constitutional laws. It breaks property laws for the people in Rosia Montana, heritage laws and clean environment laws.
This is just another example how people decide to kill this planet for money, leaving only distruction and deaths behind.
The simplicity of this image by creativeapril carries the message of how simple it would all be if we all united for a better future, our future, the next generations future.

What’s so great about this image?

1. It has a very simple composition with a powerful message, of protection.
2. It has a lot of copy space where you can write your own messages, of even complete it with your own drawings.
3. It can be used as two different images, by cutting the “Protect me” sign out of the image. So we have a simple background with grass and another one with the message and the butterfly.
4. The message “Protect me” is in a word bubble case, making it look like the nature – represented by the grass – is sending the message to us.
5. The design of the butterfly makes it look like green leaves, showing that everything is part of nature, all living things, that we must protect in order to keep the harmony and our own health.
6. The colors are simple and calming, making the image very positive.
7. It raises awareness about ecology and the stay green concept.

How could we use it?

  •  Environmental and ecological campaigns.
  •  Inspirational posters to be put on walls inside your house, office or even in a pub/restaurant/club.
  • The main image for an activism campaign.
  •  Website and blog wallpapers and layouts.
  •  For magazine covers and articles regarding the current situation with pollution and ecology’s place in saving the earth as we know it.
  •  Book and magazines covers, also as a main image for an article in newspapers, magazines, blog, etc.
  •  Outdoor adverts.

 

 

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The image of the week: Be the winner!

The image is available for sale at: http://www.yayimages.com/stock-image/winner/8180784

The image is available for sale at: http://www.yayimages.com/stock-image/winner/8180784

We’re all born winners, some of us just don’t know how to tap into that power of winning yet. We have our wins and our fails and the attitude to fit both situations. Winning give us that boost to continue fighting while struggling with life’s challenges. The key to a winning attitude is determination. As soon as you realize this is absolutely necessary, then you have to think about getting yourself tuned up for competition. Humans are competitive animals and driven by a constant need of power. Of course there should always be some kind of a balance to keep, in order to succeed without losing your morals. Make plans of what you are going to make out of your life then work as hard as you can to achieve that goal. Ronald Reagan said: “We never lose – somehow we win out.”
What i most liked about this image made by Adam121 is that it has a positive message, but shows also that the road to success is a difficult one (the hands are dirty from the struggle). One thing i try to remember each day is that if you don’t win, you are already a winner because you gave your best and the experience made your life richer with knowledge.

What i so great about this image:

1. It shows the hands of the people dirty, not hiding the fact that to win means you have to try hard, make sacrifices and struggle with yourself to keep going.
2. It has a positive message that helps you focus on determination.
3. It has plenty of copy space. You can write your own message/slogan on the sky.
4. Great isolation, the hands with the trophy can be cut out from the background and used separately or put on a different background.
5. The colors are bright and warm.
6. It’s simple yet it hides a very complex message and process.

How could we use it:

  • Inspirational posters to put in offices in a multinational company, but also in your own house as a constant reminder to never giving up.
  •  Motivational campaigns.
  • As a main image in an advertising campaign for the services of a bank/stock market investments. Using their services you will be the winner.
  • As a layout/background for a company that offers training on personal development.
  • As part of an advert for all kinds of products from cars to pharmaceuticals, etc. Choose this brand/product and you win.
  • As a billboard for any sports competitions.
  • As an advert for the national lottery.
  • As part of an advertising for casinos.
  • For a recruitment company/website.
  • As book covers and also interior of magazines, etc. I can already picture it as a cover for a very familiar business magazine.

 

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The image of the week: We wait, time doesn’t!

The image is available for sale at: http://yaymicro.com/stock-image/time-concept/8185160

The image is available for sale at: http://yaymicro.com/stock-image/time-concept/8185160

Time is relative, according to Albert Einstein. To the rest of world time is either called the enemy either the savior. We always say that time will heal all wounds or we panic when we realize that time is ticking just like a clock and the more we move in the future the more we feel we don’t have enough time to do whatever we want. The truth is time just is, it never moves faster or slower. These are just the perceptions that we have about it. This image by stokkete is so wonderful that i fell in love with it and its concept. I like it so much that i might actually frame it and hang it on my wall as a reminder that we all have time, it’s just the way that we use it that will make a difference in our lives.

What’s so great about this picture?

1. It has a great message that is always actual. Since forever people have complained about either the lack of time or the amount of free time that leads to boredom.

2. It has fantastic geometry that raises this image as a beautiful piece of art.

3. It has a vintage look due to the colors. Vintage is the new modern in our age, also an indication how time actually moves from past to present and future.

4. The amount of copy space gives the buyer the opportunity to write a lot of messages on it.

How could we use it?

  •  As the main image for an insurance company, great for promoting a life insurance.
  •  Motivational posters for improving life’s quality by becoming more organized and establishing one’s priority. We all know that saying;”Don’t Put Off Until Tomorrow What You Can Do Today!”.
  •  An investment campaign either for stock market or real estate.
  •  An advert for a miracle cosmetics that stops the aging progress.
  •  A campaign for a recruitment company. Time is now, apply and we’ll help find you a job faster so you save the time you spend applying your CV everywhere.
  •  Wallpapers for your desktops. (By the way, this is my current wallpaper)
  •  A framed print to put on the walls either in your home, office, etc. It really is such an artistic image.
  •  The cover for a book or inside print in either books, magazines or newspapers.
  •  Outdoors billboards for different campaigns.

 

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Image of the week: Freedom in a world of constrains

Tied up woman screaming.

Image available for sale at: http://www.yayimages.com/stock-image/tied-up-woman-screaming-/3611051

When i first saw this image uploaded by BDS my mind stopped for a few minutes and i kept starring at it like a kid at something new and lovely. It intrigued me so much because it has so much power and it is so versatile and it speaks so much about freedom and how tied down are all of us by the society. I met once a very wise old man who told me that freedom is not how we perceive it and freedom is not achieved through wars and violence, but through our own minds. In society we need to have rules that we must obey in order for it to function, but what we can do for ourselves is to set ourselves free from the inside out, not the other way around. We can become free by changing the way we see things, the way we think and act towards the world and the others around us. That reminds of a great quote by Mahatma Gandhi that fits just right: “You must be the change you wish to see in the world.”

What’s so great about this picture?

1. It has a powerful full of emotion message – a woman tied up and screaming.

2. It has endless opportunities of usage.

3. It has a lot of copy space on the black background where you can write you own words, message. Actually looking it more carefully you could even write something on the model’s tongue, like a cry for help, etc.

4. The colors are bright and vivid, even though the black background can be a little “threatening”

5. It has great emotional impact reaching subjects as freedom of humans in society, freedom of speech, abuse towards women, emotional and financial constrains, etc.

How could we use it?

  •  Outdoor and indoor adverts and billboards with a message about freedom of speech, freedom of women in the Muslim community, stop the domestic violence.
  • A commercial for a new radio station where you don’t hear any more bad songs.
  • A politician’s campaign image, through which he wants to liberate people of all previous financial and political constrains.
  •  A commercial for a new medicine for head-aches or even flu or allergies, asthma, etc.
  • A powerful campaign to raise awareness about the human traffic situation.
  • A nonconformist job add, for a firm that promotes a different type of working environment, where people are treated nicely and have the freedom to speak without being judged and fired.
  • An add for a psychotherapist new office with a possible message like: Rid yourself of constrains and start living a new life!
  • Wallpapers for our desktops, banners and logos for applications.
  • In magazines and newspapers on a huge number of subjects regarding freedom in every way.
  • Inspirational posters.
  • Printed on shirts, caps, mugs, promotional material, book covers, agendas, etc
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Image of the week: Money is a snake that can both poison or heal

 

Money is a snake that can both poison or heal.

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No matter how hard we try to deny it and think otherwise, the truth is money is what makes the world spin. The only problem in this is greed. Money make us happy and help us sustain our health, but in the same time it makes us miserable and sick. We all know that food no longer tastes like the food we ate when we were children. It is not because we grew up and don’t taste food the same way, but because greed has led us to the moment when we eat vegetables and fruits made in labs, modified organisms, that have less nutrients, less taste and a high concentration of toxic substances. Living has become a business and this photo made by Gloffs is a wonderful conceptual example that proves it.

What’s so great about this picture?

1. It raises awareness about the current situation of the food industry.
2. It has a big emotional impact.
3. The colors are bright and eye-catching.
4. It has copy space where you can add your own text.
5. Great isolation, the image can be cut out very fast and easily worked on.

How could we use it?

  • In magazines and newspapers in articles regarding the food industry and also financial, economical subjects about this matter.
  •  Wallpapers for our desktop, logos for applications.
  • The image for a nutritionist business card.
  •  Outdoor adverts and billboards as the main image or part of it.
  •  An agricultural campaign logo for investing in your food by planting and harvesting your own food.
  • Inspirational posters about the freedom of choice when it comes to food.
  • Websites and blog wallpapers and layouts.
  • Printed on t-shirts, caps, mugs, promotional materials.

 

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Image of the week: Time for spring, time to start thinking green!

Hands with eco friendly sign in the grass by Sandralise available for sale at http://www.yayimages.com/stock-image/hands-with-eco-friendly-sign-in-the-grass/920066

Hands with eco friendly sign in the grass by Sandralise available for sale at http://www.yayimages.com/stock-image/hands-with-eco-friendly-sign-in-the-grass/920066

Some may agree with me on the fact that this winter seemed the longest and spring has knocked on our doors as an illusion numerous times before actually happening. It seems that together with Easter the winter finally decided to leave us on spring’s hands and enjoy the sunshine.

What better way to start spring than with ecology on our minds. This earth should be protected by us, not destroyed. We don’t have the last word when it comes to this unfortunately. There are so many financial interests at stake that we can only help by doing little by little in our everyday life.

Seeing this picture made by Sandralise should be an inspiration to all of us and give earth a little helping hand, as we enjoy its beauty, but not think of the damage.

What’s so great about this picture?

1. It raises awareness about ecology and the stay green concept.
2. It has copy space where you can add your own text, designs, etc.
3. The colors are simple and refreshing and they fit well with the season that just started.
4. The fact that there is “Think Green” written on the man’s hand has a bigger impact on the viewer.
5. It has a positive strong message.
6. The image can be cropped and used separately.

How could we use it?

1. Inspirational posters to be put on walls inside your house, office or even in a pub/restaurant/club.

2. For magazine covers and articles regarding the current situation with pollution and ecology’s place in saving the earth as we know it.

3. The main image for an activism campaign.

4. Website and blog wallpapers and layouts.

5. Outdoor adverts.

6. With the image cropped you can use the image with the thumbs up and the sky and add a brand name or a message. The grass could be used separately as a horizontal banner, the sky as well.

7. The main image for a residential project built in a green area, or it could indicate top five travel destinations in the countryside, non polluted areas.

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