Various Remarkable learn Photographs
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Cathedral of Learning, Commons Room
Photo fromColette Cassinelli
Original photo: www.flickr.com/photos/estreya/3576379217/in/photostream/
2014-01-06 Learn how you learn
Photo fromAnne Davis 773
I took a picture of this plaque back in 2010 (www.flickr.com/photos/anned/4280359318/in/set-72157622992…) when I was just beginning to learn how to do more than just point and click a camera. I wasn’t happy with the shot but said I would keep trying. I finally got around to the trying and I think I achieved a much better shot.
Photo fromkevin dooley
The exact date is fuzzy, but it’s been about a year since I started doing photos more seriously, ah, obsessively, and used Flickr to learn how to become better. Aside from the wonderful social world that Flickr has provided through my contacts who I adore, Flickr has indeed taught me so much about becoming a better artist. Part of that search is for a style or approach that "fits" oneself.
If I had to label the type of photography I like to do, I would say, "experimental". I think the reason why lomo and TtV and extreme macros have attracted me is they have the potential for unique outcomes that are created by both chance and choice.
This summer I am using Flickr, as well as DeviantArt, lomography.com, and lots of books from the library to consciously study what makes a photo interesting to me and others, and see what I can learn either technically, compositionally, or artistically.
Lake Michigan from New Buffalo, Michigan. Canon Powershot G7 through the viewfinder (TtV) of a 1960 Kodak Brownie Starflex. You’ll see the horizon is not parallel with the edge of the viewfinder (I adjusted to make the water parallel); indeed this Brownie’s viewfinder is askew, leading all the more to an unpredictable effect.
I have been in love with my wife for the past 20 years. We have been so lucky to have a good relationship, and we work hard to keep it that way. Long ago, we talked about having children, but we just did not do it as early as most people. But recently, we both turned 45 and discussed that we should have a child before it’s too late. The only problem is that now that I’m older, I have some troubles in the bedroom because of age. My wife suggested that I should try Vimax pills to see if they would help get things going again. Read more
On my way to work every day, I pass by a shop that sells adult items. I’ve thought about going into the shop many times, but I could never gather up the courage to do it. One day, I decided to just go for it and went right in the shop. There was hardly anything in the shop, and the only person inside was dismantling a store display. I asked her where all of the items were, and she told me that the store was going out of business. She told me I should get a Jessica Rabbit Vibrator if I’m interested in having an adult toy, but I wouldn’t be able to buy it from there, because there was no inventory left.
I was a little sad to see the shop go away, especially since I finally able to walk inside of it. If I had gone into the shop before it went out of business, I would have been able to explore everything they had to offer. This was the only adult shop in the area too, so in order to find the vibrator that the person in the shop mentioned, I had to go online.
I found an online store that has multiple variations of the Jessica Rabbit Vibrator. The person from the store didn’t recommend a specific one for me to get, only that particular brand. I just picked the lowest priced model. The vibrator was an interesting looking contraption with one main shaft and a forked off shaft for dual stimulation. The vibrator came with instructions, but I didn’t really need to read them to know how to use them, because it was pretty self explanatory. I must admit, the person from the store really knows how to pick a good vibrator, because I got a lot of satisfaction from it.
I thought that I could do it all, but I found out that I had to make some cuts somewhere. I was just too busy, and I was constantly feeling overwhelmed with how many things I had to do. I was working 60 hours a week, taking care of my family of four, helping out with church activities, and also volunteering at the school where my two kids go. I looked at everything I was doing, and that is when it hit me. I looked up cleaning services in Tampa, because I figured if I had to give something up, it should be something I don’t really enjoy anyway.
I could not cut back on hours, and I did not want to cut back on the time I was spending at church and the kids’ school. I also did not want to cut back on family time. That meant that I could cut back on the few hours I spent cleaning the house. Read more
Whether you have 4c natural hair or wish for kinky curly hair, any and all hair types are easily found on the web. My girlfriend is something of a cosplayer for Blizzard – the game publishing company that created the popular World of Warcraft game – which means that she is often at their conventions dressed up as one of the characters from one of their games (she’s even dressed up as Kerrigan from Star Craft)! For Kerrigan she had to go online and find thick dreadlocks. At first she considered just wigs but soon enough she discovered that you can actually buy real human hair.
It’s kind of amazing that there are people out there growing, harvesting and selling their online but hey, I’m not one to judge. Read more
I had to get it for her. My wife never asks for anything. She is the one to give up things so you can have something. I have heard her say she did not want dessert because she knew the friends our children had invited to stay for dinner would go without if she ate some. She wears clothes until they are falling apart so the kids have nice things. When an opportunity presented itself to get her a restored stove and oven from the 1950s, I just had to get it even though I used quick cash loans to get the last few hundred dollars I needed.
My wife and I have decorated our house in a retro look. Part of our kitchen makeover was using restored appliances to give it a look from a different era. It suited our decorating style of old furniture and antiques. The big stove is one of those ones with multiple ovens and several burners. Perfect for our large family. It was preserved by a man who used to sell them back when he was young, and he had the finish restored to look pristine. I had almost all the money needed to buy it for her birthday, but I was short a few hundred dollars. Read more
I am considering switching to direct tv, but I am not really sure about it at this point in time, and I am going to need to read up some more about the service. My oldest son is really pushing Direct TV on me hard, but I do not want to just give into him, without knowing the facts. I guess that there are some channels that we would get, if we were to switch to satellite, that we do not currently have. I suppose that he really wants these channels, because of the nature of the programming that they have.
I do not care much one way or another, from my own perspective. That is because I do not actually spend that much time watching television. Read more
I am about to move to a new apartment, and it is the first time that I’ve lived in an apartment by myself. It should be nice, and a nice change though. You always have to take your roommates into consideration when you do things and you live with other people. But living alone, you can do things more along the way you want. Anyway, this is the first time I will have all of the utilities in my name and I have been checking out power to choose Texas website to try to get an idea for what the electricity rates were like and which company would be my best bet for being able to get a low rate on the electricity.
I am going to have to stick by a tight budget for the first few months of my new lease, to make sure that I don’t have any trouble paying the rent or my other bills. Read more
I have been planning to switch to Direct TV for the last year, because I want to have access to more channels that play football games during the professional football season. Football is my favorite game to watch, and I played in high school. I once had dreams of playing professionally myself, but I shredded my knee my senior year of high school. I want to see if there are any introductory packages for Direct TV in New Middletown that would give me extra channels for watching football, without having to pay a whole lot of money.
It would be ideal if I could find an introductory price that lasts the entire football season. That might not be reasonable though, because I want to go ahead and start my satellite television service in the next week or two. However, the football season is still months away. Read more
I am going to be out on my own soon, it is not really as though this arrangement is that bad, but it is not a permanent thing and it was never intended to be. There are five of us sharing a huge old house on the edge of the city and it works out great for saving money. For instance we have a great satellite TV package, it costs a fortune, but we only pay around twenty five dollars each for it. The same thing goes with the Internet and energy providers. The five of us use a lot of power, but when you divide it up five ways it is not that bad. The house belongs to Billy John, he lets the rest of us stay there for a couple hundred a month each. I suspect that covers what he owes on the place and a lot more. In fact I think that his grand dad gave him the house. Read more
I have always had a dream to live in Las Vegas and now I am about to make it happen. After looking for job openings in the area for over a year, I finally managed to get hired and I will be starting my new job pretty soon. It is all rather excited, and I can’t wait to get started. But I need an apartment and I have been looking at Alicante Villla as a place where I might live, but I do not know enough about it yet. I have gone to their website to look at floor plans and some of the other details.
One thing that is important to me, is that I want to learn more about the area. I am going to look online to see what is close to it in terms of dining and shopping options. But I would also like to go visit the place for myself and see what it looks like and get a feel for the area in that manner as well. Read more
After buying a new house, I have been trying to think of different things that I need to get done. I know that having a new house is a big deal, and I have already taken care of a lot of things. I just had a home owner’s insurance policy put on the house. That was one of the first things I needed to get done. Now, I need to get a security system for the house. That is one of my top priorities, and I need info on olive branch security services and companies that install home security systems in this area.
I have never had a home security system before, but my wife has convinced me that it is a good idea. Especially, since we have a new house. Our old house was not very impressive, and I am not sure that anyone would have bothered breaking into it, just based on its appearance. This new house, looks several times nicer than the one we used to live in. Read more
My husband and I kept going back and forth with where we wanted to live. We both agreed that we wanted to live in Columbia, but we could not decide between an apartment or a house. He thought if we moved to an apartment, we would be able to save money for a nice house down the road. I had never lived in an apartment though, and my impression of one was not all that favorable. I wanted a house, but I changed my mind when he did a search for luxury apartments in Columbia SC and showed me the kind of apartment we would be able to get.
It is still hard for me to believe that the apartment that we ended up getting is a lot nicer than any of the houses that I had looked at online. I guess my impression of apartment living is what I had seen on TV shows growing up, and nothing further could be from the truth. Read more
We live in a small, rural town. It is quiet, the people are very friend and caring, and our surroundings are beautiful. I often spend the weekends planting or harvesting food from our very large vegetable garden and tending to our goats and chickens. My husband likes to fish and watch sports games on the weekends. But our children pooled their money together and surprised us with a computer. This meant we needed Internet service, and we set out to find out what type of service we could get through Allegiance cable locally.
Let me just say that my husband and I have been retired for many years, and we know very little about using computers before receiving one as a gift. Read more
I have been thinking about buying a used serger that a friend of mine is going to get rid of. She does a lot of serious sewing and has to have the best machines that she can get. Of course a lot of the best machines are really advanced now. This one is a Brother dz1234 and it is going to be a bit more capable than I really need right now, but I am thinking about taking on some rather complicated projects right now. I am already in possession of a pretty good computerized sewing machine, but it is not able to do the sort of overlocking stitch patterns that this machine can do rather easily. Read more
You can get more than just organic food. There are other things you use on a daily basis that can be organically sourced as well. The reason for choosing organic is the reduction or elimination of certain types of chemicals, pesticides, synthetic fertilizers and other things. The goal is to reduce the toxic load on your body from daily exposure to unnecessary chemicals you eat or apply to your body. One choice I made, for example, is to get organic hair dye in Singapore for coloring my hair. I could just choose to go gray, but I prefer not to. I compromise by coloring in the safest way possible.
Most of the products we use for hygiene or cleaning our homes can also be organic alternatives to the harsh synthetic chemicals used in mainstream products. The thing consumers need to know is what chemicals are really safe versus ones that are potentially safe depending on use and circumstances. Read more
A lot of people look down upon people who do repair services like it is an inferior job, but the bottom line is that we would all be in trouble without them. Sure they may not make as much as a Fortune 500 CEO, but fixing the equipment that keeps our homes running is no easy task. Underqualified workers can try to fix problems, but they often end up simply making things worse rather than fixing anything that is actually broken. This is why things like boiler installation for Essex County NJ are becoming so popular, as people start to worry about their heating while the weather gets colder.
It is surprising, as it seems like equipment built in the old days often lasted much longer and came with better warranties. These days it seems like a lot of companies take shortcuts or build products that are designed to fail over time, leaving you on the hook for getting repairs or replacing the unit entirely. Of course this can get costly quick, which is why some companies and workers often try to take advantage of people in these desperate situations. Read more
Whenever I go to a country, I like to rent a car and drive around to various places. It’s a lot faster than walking, buses, or trains, and when you only have so much time to spend in a country, you need to save as much time getting from place to place as possible. I looked for trusted car rental in KL, which was my latest destination. I learned about a good rental company from searching the web, and contacted them. They were very helpful and I was able to rent a car through them before I even had a chance to book my plane and hotel tickets.
I took a long plane ride to my travel destination. Read more
I have been disappointed in the United States for some time now. With our politicians locked in a battle with each other which has only driven our country further apart in ideologies or understanding, I realized that I wasn’t happy here. It bothered me to such a degree that I began to feel like the only way to find some sort of content would be to move somewhere else for a time so I could gain some insight. A close friend of mine told me about the Condo Gallery in Singapore, a place that he had recently moved into, and suggested that I might find Singapore more to my liking.
Due to the mobile nature of my career, I have the luxury to move whenever I desire. I’ve never quite gone to such a length to move myself or my career but with the mounting frustration and stress that I’ve been experiencing through the past five years, I was desperate and ready for something else. I needed a breath of fresh air. I wanted to feel like my home wasn’t going to crumble around me into rioting. That’s how it feels for some of us who live in the United States.
Singapore isn’t like that. There is a sense of control here – they don’t have much in the way of social programs like America does. Instead they encourage the individual to be able to provide for themselves and for those that are unable to do that they offer them education, a place to live and opportunity to improve their lives. It has completely changed the way I see social programs; they are both good and bad programs. I have realized that what people need more than anything else is opportunity to improve their lives and the tools in which they are able to utilize to take advantage of that opportunity.
My boyfriend and I have been dating for a year, and this past week we decided to move in together. Neither one of us has lived with a significant other before, so we had to decide what kind of changes we need to make. Because we were moving into my place, my guy told me that we needed to look into DSL in Montpelier where I live. I kept trying to hold off because I assumed my Internet service was fast enough and I already had a monthly fee that I was comfortable with. But once he moved in, I quickly learned why he was so firm about me getting faster service.
My guy loves video games. Read more
My kids were complaining about our Internet service. The holidays added two more laptops and two more tablets to our already strained bandwidth. I was okay with their complaining until my wife started in. When your wife complains, you do something about it. If you have teens or preteen kids, you probably have already learned how to ignore their complaining since they were five. With our Internet service being so slow I checked online to see what the local CenturyLink broadband connection would cost. Our old DSL had outlived its usefulness to us as a bandwidth hungry family who is always online.
I looked at what we had connected to our Internet. Read more
Of course in theory it is not that hard to figure out what sort of house payment you can afford. In my case it is roughly what I am paying in rent now, but the problem is that you have to come up with a big down payment and you have to convince a bank to lend you the hundred thousand dollars that you need. Then you have to pay the home insurance companies for home insurance, which you are required to have if you borrow the money to get a house. It is a lot tougher to figure out all of the little details that you have to figure out to know what you can afford. There is more to it than just the house payment itself. In effect you have to think about what it will cost you to get in the house after you buy it as well. Read more
Whenever I fly I suffer from severe jet lag. This often leaves me nearly incapable of driving which is why I will typically hire airport transportation in Bergen County NJ in order to compensate. I’m not a huge fan of limousines but when it comes to something like this where my state of mind has been impaired to a degree that I feel is unsafe to operate a vehicle, I am going to do what needs to be done to keep myself and the other drivers on the road safe from me. A limousine is the best way to do this!
Why? Well, it allows me to actually catch up on some sleep. It might not be much, ten to thirty minutes typically but that is often enough to help me begin feeling better. I have no idea why I’m always left so crippled by jet lag but every time that I come home to New Jersey I am a mess. Read more
I was not really sure that this is going to be a sound financial idea, but I figured that it would be a lot of fun and I am hoping that I will be able to learn how the music business works. I am just helping out and doing what needs to be done. I try to hustle up work for the band, but I do not make the final call on that. We are talking about whether or not to buy soundcloud re posts in order to try to promote on the web. Read more
My lease is about to be up, and I am finally going to be free of this terrible apartment that I am currently living in. I guess that I shouldn’t phrase it like that. It implies that the management is bad, when in fact, my biggest issue is with my neighbors. I will be glad to be rid of them and to never see them again. So I am looking for apartments and in particular, what i want to try to find is the best deals that are out there on single bedroom apartments. Because I do not want to get a studio apartment, because they are too small to accommodate all of the furniture and other stuff that I own.
I suppose that there might be a few studios out there that are of above average size. But really, what I am looking for, is a single bedroom apartment, because that is what makes the most sense for my current needs. Read more
I am going to be out of the dorms this semester. It is fine with me. I did not hate the guy that I was rooming with, but he was a bit of a quirky guy and I never got used to staying in the same room with a random guy. It is not as though I want to share a room with any guy, I did not like doing it with my big brother when I was a kid. Me and three other guys are going to share this house, I’m looking for high speed internet in my area at this point, but obviously we are looking to be as economical as we are able to manage to be. Read more