In the western outskirts of Kyoto, Japan there is a popular tourist district called Arashiyama. The area has been a frequent destination since the Heian Period (794-1185), when nobles would enjoy it. There is a walking path that cuts through the bamboo grove making for a pleasant and popular trek. When the sun is shining and there’s a gentle breeze to cause the trees to sway, the setting becomes quite picturesque. The bamboo in this grove is still used to manufacture various products such as cups, boxes, baskets and mats in the area.
Images with white backgrounds are so useful for creating visual images and texts, giving that professional look, as well as being able to add other backgrounds by making the white 'invisible' with Powerpoint or Keynote tools.
One of the best feelings as a photographer is capturing a perfect reflection, such as a mountain reflected flawlessly in a lake, or catching the reflection of a duck's wings in the water as it takes flight.
Recently, Flavorwire found out about a cookbook that you can actually eat after you're done reading the recipes inside, which sounds pretty much like the best idea ever. Inspired by this elegant and — let's face it — kind of crazy book, they went hunting for other wildly unusual book designs, from the edible to the mechanical to the technically alive. Nice designs here - visually engaging and tactile too!