These are a Few of my Favorite Things…

Here’s a scathingly brilliant idea how we can all get to know something one-another fairly quickly…  I will list some favorite things.  Then you just select the questions, or errase my answers.  Whatever…  Copy them to the clip-board (ctrl + c)  and then paste them in your comment, (ctrl + v) and fill in your own answers.

  • My favorite color: olive-green.
  • My favorite food: T-Bone Steak.  Only once a year as a treat though, cuz I’m a partial vegetarian (I eat fish, chicken, turkey and eggs).
  • My favorite drink: Budweiser
  • My favorite dessert:  Cherry pie alamode.
  • My favorite movie:  ‘Bambi’  My Mummy took me to see it when I was 5…  She had to sit through it three times, and every time Bambi’s Mummy got shot, I cried :O(
  • My favorite actress:  Clitoris Leachman.
  • My favorite actor:  Clit Eastwood.
  • My favorite car: Honda Accord.  If you lock it up tight, you can keep a fart in there indefinitely!
  • My favorite pass-time:  Torturing insects…  Take one leg off a spider, and he’ll walk around in circles…
  • My favorite movie type:  Dusters. (Tombstone)
  • My favorite animal: Horse.  They’re strong, and fast, and free-spirited, and I like the way they laugh (Whinny).
  • My favorite pet:  Golden Retriever
  • My favorite song: ‘Alone Again…  Naturally’ – Gilbert O’Sullivan
  • My favorite president:  Ronald Wilson Reagan…  Count the letters in each name and it comes out to 666.  ‘As I said to my wife Nancy…  Where’d she go?  She was standing right here a minute ago!’
  • My favorite boy name: Russell…  Wrestle?
  • My favorite girl name:  Sharon…  Charon?
  • My favorite planet: Pluto.  It is so a planet!  It has three moons doesn’t it?
  • My favorite smell: Lilacs.
  • My favorite day of the week: Hump-day.
  • My favorite sport: Tennis.  You really have to have balls to play that sport!
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Techniques for Blooming, Young, Photographers

Rigg The Game In Your Favor!

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You can’t improve upon perfection.  The only thing you CAN do, is accentuate features…  These Pansies are from Leslie’s garden.  That’s usless to you.  What you do need to know, is that all of her flowers are in pots!  That means I can transport them from outside, to inside, on a table near a window, to catch some outside light.  There, the plant is free from the swaying effect that wind can have on flowers.

If you’re taking a macro shot like the one above, any movement is greatly magnified, often resulting in blurry images.  Too much color can be bad for jpgs. over time, causing uneven, and unsightly discoloration.  In the case of flowers, the field is shallow, so depth of field is not so important.  This is an excellent opportunity to use: ‘contrast’ to bring out color instead!  I sometimes use a little spray bottle before I take the shot, to add interest.  Perks up the flower too!  And since pansies are small, and the droplets are big, they make a good candidate for that: ‘Fresh rain’ feeling…

Go for Lens Effects!

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Here are some pansies, using a 24 mm wide angle lens from about 5 feet away…

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Look at what happens to the perspective when you are only 1 foot away…  All proportions are exaggerated!  Now, they look like an angry mob!  Even if you’re out standing in your field because: ‘There’s a Nuke Hid in Town!’, if you love what you’re doing, and are willing to experiment, the results are bound to be good! 

A Labor of Love:

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You would not believe how small this flower is.  However, at full size, the picture is a foot by a foot and a half.  So this little guy looks enormous at that size.  And it came covered in dirt specs less than a pin head in size, so quite invisable in the sun: where I was standing when I took this shot.

All you can do, is find the larges clear spot, and adjust your clone tool to that size, and start clicking away…  It took me a full hour to get it all!  I look at it this way.  Though the task seems enormous, with patience, it can be accomplished!  Some of the others were just as bad.  Like I always say: ‘It’s what you don’t see that brings on the perfection flowers so richly deserve! 

See how this leaves a clear space on the left for peoples icons: a good idea to keep in mind, if you like desktop pictures.  Some peole do and some don’t.  So, once in a while is all that’s necessary.  These shots would all still be clear at 18″ x 24″.  If you intend to make any hard copies, be sure and convert the file from RGB to CMYK.

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Here’s the orchid from afar…  Beautiful isn’t it?  Orchids are very fussy and hard to grow!  Most people just over water them and they die from root rot.  You should water them once every three weeks, give them indirect sun, and never spray them!  This does well as an indoor plant.  Expensive though.  This one cost me $22, plus thumb tax!

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Be sure and view all these at full size!  They are perfect macros: I’m using a half life size, Canon 50 mm. lens in conjuction with tubing, to give me up to twice life size, which is pretty close!  I prefere tubbing because having no added glass between you and your subject, hence means, no degregation in quality.  Enjoy!

My Favorite Things

  1. Favorite color – Olive green
  2. Favorite food – Steamed spinach with a little half fat Becel margarine
  3. Favorite drink – Water
  4. Favorite exercise – Running
  5. Favorite car – Honda CV 
  6. Favorite toy – Canon D5 SLR
  7. Favorite pastime – Photography
  8. Favorite sport – Tennis
  9. Favorite actress – Jennifer Connelly
  10. Favorite actor – Liam Neeson
  11. Favorite culture – Japanese
  12. Favorite sexual position – Doggy style
  13. Favorite TV show – Futurescape
  14. Favorite movie – Spartacus
  15. Favorite hobby – Astronomy

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Epiphany

Epiphany be my daughter

Silence be my strength

Violence we shall slaughter

Weakness sleeps at length

 

Poetry to be my lover

Balance rings my bells

Endurance lay my cover

A talent pleasure sells

 

My world be my cradle

It’s color is my breath

It’s infancy my ladle

I cleave to it till death

 

Epiphany my daughter

Don’t shed a single tear

For coldness must grow hotter

As oldness brings us near

 

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Can We Talk?

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Youth in a Bottle

Look at her!  Isn’t she Jewish?  No, contrary to popular believe.  She just sounds Jewish because she was born in Brooklyn New York.  The youngest of three children, she was born of Russian Immigrant parents: ‘Joan Alexandra Molinsky’.  Yes. She’s a sky!  I believe she’s a Gemini, so actually, she’s twins inhabiting one body.  And what a body that is!

She was born on June 8th. 1933.  That makes her 81 years old!  Oh sure!  She’s had numerous face lifts, only the best medical care, creams and lotions,  Still, I would remind you that she is still 81 years old!  And I’d further ask you to look further down toward her cleavage.  Oh you dirty Cockadudy!  Look!  Smooth vibrant skin radiating with color and youthful exuberance!  Nope…  She’s been doing just what I’ve been telling you to do.  And she’s been taking what I’ve been telling you to take.  The best thing for your completion isn’t in lotions and creams, it’s in water.  Your skin is an organ too…

What a card though!  LOL!  What’s better than a rose on your piano?  Tulips on your organ!  <SHABOOM!>  OK, OK! Here’s a blond joke befitting of Joan.  Two blonds. Each is standing on opposite sides of a Joan River.  One blond shouts back to the other: ‘HOW DO I GET TO THE OTHER SIDE?  And the other blond shouts back: YOU ARE ON THE OTHER SIDE!  <SYMBOL CRASH!>  Here’s her biography:  http://www.biography.com/people/joan-rivers-324890

Can We Talk?

Look!  There isn’t a mean bone in my body…  OK, one, but I keep him under wraps!  Cellophane mostly…  Excellent at preventing woody’s on a bus!  That’s because my Sheboygan is completely oxygen deprived at the time!  We’re wandering off topic here!

Yes I was completely filled with rage for three years, and for purely legitimate reasons!  I told you what they were and the extreme amount of stress I endured.  Yet while completely out of my mind, I never once lashed out at any of you!  And that’s a huge accomplishment for anyone to resist doing that!  I have overcome that now, and harmony now prevails in my home and everywhere else for that matter…  

Very much unlike, the unbridled display from Mingtea, I’m sure you’ve witnessed in the comments section about a recent post I made about her, and this is not the first time!  She’s an extremely volatile person who lives quite close by, and I am attempting to bring her out of her torment!  My intentions were honorable and I’m doing the very best I can for her.

I’m quite certain a major part of the conflict was that you did NOT comment on the subject of poverty, and what it can do to people, after being beat into the ground in spite of all her well intentioned attempts at success financially.  The rich won’t allow us to cross social barriers and you know it!  She needed to know what you were thinking wasn’t against her but against the state that this world puts her in; me as well, as a lot of you out there!

I’m not angry at you for your ignorance!  You can’t help that anymore than I can expect to undue decades of wrong teaching over night!  And if you think I suppose myself in any way, shape or form, better than you, you’re mistaken about that as well.  I’ve been taught to put you first!  That was a very cruel and spiteful thing for you to do to her!  Didn’t help at all! You who are so rudiment about helping others, overflowing with Hippocratic CRAP for all to witness of each other!  No.  I refuse to be angry with you.  You don’t get off the hook that easily!  I do experience righteous indignation about it though, and at least attempt to stop judging others!  We have enough self appointed Judges as it is!  ‘It does not belong to Man even to direct his own step!’  I’m sorry. I have to tell the truth.  It’s my curse!  No.  It’s you!  And has been all along: ‘YOU CAN’T HANDLE THE TRUTH!’ – A Few Good Men.  And BTW, you can’t be ‘Good’!  Only God can be good!  If said my piece, learn from it!  Silence can kill as readily as words!  

Nothing is real!

Reflected light

We don’t see the actual color of any object we view.  Say you see a blue chair.  All of the colors are absorbed, and blue is the only color it CAN’T absorb, so blue, is the color that’s reflected back at you.  Therefore, the chair is really every other color EXCEPT blue!  How does this figure?  We see a very narrow range of the visible light spectrum.  Bees for instance, can see all the way up to ultra-violet light range, which gives them much more colors than we can perceive!  In fact, it points out to them, just where the pollen is, except they don’t see it as yellow.  The see it as red!  So bananas might not really be yellow!  They might be pink.  Perhaps a stop sign really is blue, when you factor in the full color spectrum of visible light, including infra-red, which has very long wave length,s and resides at the lower end of the spectrum.  Ultra-violet light is at the upper end.

Is color real then?

No.  All the colors we see reside within Grey-scale.  Colors then are in fact very dull before they reach our brains; just tints and shades…  Below is how a plate of fruit might look before our brains spice it up.

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And hear is the same plate of fruit pictured below, after our brains accentuate the colors…  And don’t forget, they are only the colors we see that aren’t absorbed, and are only reflected back at us.  The  world really looks very dull and are all the wrong colors, because of the narrow spectrum we have access to.  All backwards from what we really believe.  Murder isn’t murder either.  It’s really REDRUM! REDRUM! REDRUM!  LOL!  So if a blue chair really is comprised of other colors, and the colors out there are only tints and shades, we really aren’t seeing the truth at all, but an illusion that our brains conjure up to make things more pleasing to the eye…  See?  All backwards…

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