Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Zbig Smacks Down Mornin' Joe On Talking Points Memo. Already on my Reader list.
Pharyngula - one of my regulars
Why do people laugh at Creationists YouTube video playlist.
Now, I'm off to do a little shopping.
Monday, December 29, 2008
One of a series.
I have been working on a photo project merely for the purpose of forcing myself to look carefully at whatever is before me. I gave myself the assignment to photograph pavements. I try to get some every time I go out with a camera.
Pavements are so mundane that a strong image relies entirely on composition - there is little of inherent interest in the scene. I hope I'm getting images upon which someone (other than myself) will spend a minute.
Follow the photo link to the rest of the series.
Love and monochrome,
Sunday, December 28, 2008
Thursday, December 25, 2008
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
I got rejected! *SOB!* OK, just kidding.
After reading some of the material they pointed out to me, I have to agree with them. So, I'm thinking about what to do for the next shoot.
Composition And Impact
Are You Taking Snapshots?
Love and persistence,
Monday, December 22, 2008
Thursday, December 18, 2008
Of course (and it has probably been pointed out already) the uneducated character of the negative response could be further evidence for evolution - after all, it is a somewhat sloppy process and leaves behind a multitude of structures for which atrophy is a good solution.
Yers, wandering in the Forest of Probabilities,
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Dear family and friends,
I hope this finds you in good health and good spirit.
It’s been a good year for us. We are well and reasonably prosperous.
Jenna (the incomparable grandchild) started kindergarten this September. She is an enthusiastic student because, I think, she is a very socially oriented person. She is also well endowed with chutzpah. Her teacher reports a talent for leadership. Somrak has the most interesting conversations with her; I hear about them in the evening. The child can think circles around any two of her adult relatives.
Supaporn, “Nam Som” is busy at Cal State University East Bay (formerly Hayward State) majoring in Psychology. She is on the fence between pursuing an MD or PhD after graduation. She is the academic power player of the family.
Suchira, “Nam Peung” is trying to keep up with Jenna. She plans to return to school at Diablo Valley College next term for either Pediatric Nursing or Early Childhood Education, it seems to change weekly. She does have a special ability to relate to young children.
David is also planning to return to DVC this next term for computer science. He is living in Pleasant Hill. He works in retail, for now; I’m waiting for his help in retro-fitting my pick-up to plug-in-hybrid electric.
Jitladda, “Nam Wan” is currently working full time in our hair salon. She looks likely to take over the business in the future when we retire. She completed her AA at Diablo Valley College this spring, in business. She and some friends bought a house last year in San Leandro – so far they seem to be doing pretty well.
Somrak is enjoying a hemi-semi (1/4) retirement. She spends some time at the salon, but mostly answers the phone and pushes the customers towards the daughters. She frequently has her driver (yours truly) take her on tour around to various scenic spots of the Bay Area. We are planning to visit the Grand Canyon in April, next year, for our 15th anniversary.
I am keeping busy watching construction work for Kleinfelder, Inc. I just completed a project for PG&E in San Francisco. I’ve been busy with my cameras, mostly landscape photography. I’m looking for weekend work photographing weddings and events. I’m also starting a project making portraits of people at their work.
We ask for blessings of joy and prosperity for all of you for the next year.
My best way to die would be in my own bed, surrounded by the people I love. Second best would be with my finger pushing the shutter release.
Scott Bourne on the intangibles of photography
Love and light,
Saturday, December 13, 2008
Many years ago, while in the halls of Academe, I was taught a technique for photography that I only occasionally remember: "start close then work outwards". In this case I failed to do so. I got this shot, which I like, but I am unsatisfied with the rest. I spent about 30 minutes at this one tree.
This was shot in Tassajara Ridge Regional Wilderness, near San Ramon, California.
Love, and exposure,
Friday, December 12, 2008
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
I hope that the opportunity returns, but I fear that Fate has a harsher lesson for me.
All is not lost, however, I did take the opportunity to photograph Raymond Jacobsons's 1934 Dodge Coupe on Monday afternoon. That almost got away but for some last second haste on my part.
Love and regret,
Sunday, December 7, 2008
Love and chroma,
Monday, December 1, 2008
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- Today's best reads
- Pavement 9
- Wat Buddhanusorn
- Madam, destroying a crab
- Back to School
- A new addition to my Google Reader list
- Why I love the internet
- Webography for 2008-12-18
- Our holiday letter
- Photon Addicted
- A Failure, in Principle
- Cat Logic
- Today's model
- Am I as serious about this as I thnk?
- Monitor Calibration
- Thanksgiving food
- Thanksgiving at our house.
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