Astounding

I think Barak Obama and the American people have made history. Regardless of race, a man has won the nomination of his party for the office of president on the merit of his ideas and his uncanny capacity to express them and compel us toward them with earnest. Whether you agree with his ideas or […]

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Change

Personal change is hard. Institutional change is almost impossible. Influence begets money. Money begets influence. And the cycle begins. And somehow along the way Congress lost touch with the ordinary American: with you and with me. Moneyed interests have been influencing media, manipulating what Joe and Jane American get to see and hear, and therefore […]

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Bulb by AZAdam2 at flickr (CC)

About Those Bulbs…

Today I am removing my OneBillionBulbs group from my blog. I thank everyone that chose to participate. Maybe we helped our planet! As I mentioned a while back (in this post and in this post), I replaced every bulb in the house in Atlanta. These bulbs, while more expensive than traditional bulbs, all carried a […]

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Dabbling with HDR

Around the house I get interesting results. I didn’t try for effect but rather more for natural looks. Lots to learn about this new technology! (And still using a trial version that watermarks the images)

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Associative Musical Visual Intelligence

Jake Mandell has an interesting little test over at his site designed to test a person’s ability to associate what you hear musically with with a visual that represents it most accurately. I must confess the test to be a bit of a challenge as I really wasn’t sure what it was really testing. The […]

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Quick and Dirty HDR

I’ve been wanting to try to create a HDR (high dynamic range) photograph, which is really the same shot at multiple exposure settings blending together in a way that extracts the most information from each setting to make one “super” picture. This was just a first attempt. I literally did nothing but shoot the picture […]

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"O My God!" She Yelled…

… so loudly she could be heard throughout the neighborhood. Yes, I was sitting out on the bedroom balcony editing a chapter I am contributing to a book project when I heard her yell. Indeed, much to everyone’s astonishment, rain drops began to fall from the sky. I was shocked! What is this? It rains […]

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