Where to Shop on Sanibel Island

If your favorite hobby is shopping, you won’t be disappointed while shopping on Sanibel Island. There are many shops tucked away all over the island. The stores feature gifts, t-shirts and souvenirs or you can go upscale with designer fashions and jewelry. Sanibel has a little bit of everything for every taste and style.

One of my favorite places to shop is the Seahorse Shopping Plaza on Periwinkle Way. There are two stores that are quite special and fun to shop or browse. One store is the Sporty Seahorse, which has gift items and a large clothing area for men and women. If you are looking for great beach sandals or summer shoes you will not be disappointed. The other shop is Tuttle’s. It’s a small shop but fun, featuring jewelry, unique gifts and t-shirts. The owner has been living on Sanibel Island for over 37 years and is a lot of fun to speak with while shopping in his store.

The Tahitian Gardens is another shopping complex located on Periwinkle Place. There are many unique shops to visit while walking undercover from shop to shop. There are
two restaurants in this complex which allows for the convenience of shopping and eating!

You can’t go to Sanibel Island without visiting Jerry’s. There is a tropical garden on the first level of this complex with exotic birds in large cages. Quite a site to see! There is a grocery store but also many retail shops. Jerry’s is a great place to do your grocery shopping and find a gift to take home, t-shirts or other items for the beach.

One of my favorite places to “bum” is Winds on Periwinkle Way. The shop has a huge selection of beach towels, t-shirts, custom t-shirts, beach shoes, umbrellas and gift items. It is a great place to spend time before or after eating dinner.

The largest shopping plaza on Sanibel Island is Periwinkle Place. There is a large parking area and multiple restaurants to get a meal or snack while shopping. Periwinkle Place is located on Periwinkle Way. It has covered walkways (which is great if the weather is not cooperating!) throughout the entire shopping area. It has a park-like environment which is very pleasant. The shops are numerous and you can find just about anything here. There are many upscale gift and clothing stores. Plus, I have found quite a few great t-shirts here too!

The newest place to shop and browse on the island is Mango Bay, which is also on Periwinkle. It features an extensive selection of beach wear, shoes, sunglasses and gift items. It’s a fun and open store to shop and walk around. They have a large children’s section too, including clothing and toys.

You will not be disappointed shopping on Sanibel Island. Just stay on Periwinkle Way and discover all the unique shops and stores that Sanibel has to offer!

Pursue an Online Bachelors Degree Education

“A class with no walls” would be a concept that surprises at least some. But this is what technology has brought to us. When we think of earning a bachelor degree we all think of the traditional education system where we have to go t a college daily and listen to the lectures. But this is no more the trend. You can easily acquire a bachelor degree online.

The online degree course will provide you with all the facilities that you need to pursue. The exposure that you get will be sometimes more when compared to the traditional system. A major advantage of such a program is that you can choose your own time for the study. This will help you to carry on with other works in the mean time. Those who are working need not compromise with their career.

Many people try to pursue online bachelor degree in order to get a promotion in their existing job or to find a more lucrative job without compromising with the existing one. Those who find it difficult to go to a college due to personal or some other reasons will also gain from this. You can acquire your degree in arts, science, business and even education. Yes, you can acquire an online bachelor’s degree education.

If you have a job and still dream of becoming a teacher don’t worry. You can easily enroll yourself with an online college and grab your degree. In order to get a bachelor degree usually one has to spend at least 3 to 4 years in a college. With the online system you can get your degree in less than 18 months.

Usually online bachelors degree education takes four years to complete. You can work according to your pace. But you will need to submit the projects and assignments exactly at the time specified by your mentor. Another major advantage of an online course is that you can interact with professionals across the world who is working in the same field as yours. Moreover you can easily interact with your mentor which is mostly impossible in a class room system.

Many universities specify that you will need to do 60 semester hours of course work to get your degree in education. But don’t feel disappointed. There are universities which will help you to do your course work at a faster pace if you wish to finish it at a fast. Like in a traditional system an online bachelor degree in education will also help to face a class room with confidence and become an excellent teacher. The degree that you get online will be given an equal footage with the degree that is acquired under the traditional class room system.

There are number of universities which offer bachelors degree education online. But you need to do a lot of research before you enroll yourself with one. Or else it is easy for you to get cheated. There are lot of universities without accreditation who trap students only with the aim of gaining profit. So, make sure that the university that you have chosen is accredited under the specified norms.

You also need to look out for the syllabus and make sure that it suits your purpose. If you wish to join an online bachelors degree education course now, don’t hesitate start your research and enroll yourself as soon as possible.

Black and White Photography As a Statement in the Art World

Black and white photography, or monochrome photography, occupies a unique place in the world of art and the visual media. It has been around for almost two centuries now, and it still has a little bit of down-looking from the art world. Even though the monochromatic tradition has been around for a couple of centuries, it can be traced back to 6000 years in history when we start to take ink and carbon works into the wider frame. In terms of art itself, photography is very young, so it is just a mere matter of time for it to be excelled into a greater state in the art world.Here is a great fact that will help answering the question why many people diverge between choosing color or monochrome in their work: monochrome photography enhances composition, therefore it gives a stronger message by subtracting the distraction that color inherently has.Composition is a much more complex concept that goes beyond the very well-known rule of thirds. Elements in composition include the following:· Lines· Shapes· Forms· Simplification· Negative space· RhythmAll of these elements aid the photographer to compose a message into a much more pleasant or aesthetic view of reality. The message is something that only exists in the fraction of a second the photographer decides to include into his camera settings. The message is part of the moment that the photographer decides to capture. Therefore, the message is presented better rather the realism that accurate color can render. Color photography is great for many purposes, but when talking about message, its instant punch is quite softer than when it is presented to the viewer in a monochromatic format. The much accepted theory behind this statement, is that color pretends to achieve a greater grade of realism, and that black and white turn apart and pretend to see things differently, and by removing color we have:

Something different from reality

A greater message by removing the distraction that color gives
Another magnificent aspect about black and white photography, is that it has been a very democratic and almost generous medium. Developing black and white film is a work of art and creativity in a much larger scale if compared to color film. The thing is that black and white film can resist much more severe changes in the development procedure (temperature, time of development, time of fixation, etc.) and color film is much more precise work, it is a more delicate chemistry if you like to view into the chemical line. And this was somehow inherited in the digital format by allowing black and white photography to endure more extreme settings when contrasting than color photography. Color photography starts to get weird looks much earlier than black and white when cranking up the controls in RAW development. Even with printing, black and white photography has a richer history than color photography thanks to papers and printing processes.