She has beautiful round pupils, round nostrils, and even little round dots on her blanket. How could I NOT use this one for the Round week.
Sunday, October 7, 2012
Monday, October 1, 2012
This actually wasn't what I was planning to use. I have been reading a lot of free eBooks on the Kindle Fire lately and one of them had a very funny story. I made a screen capture of the page using my iPhone and when you do that it saves it as a .PNG file. It appears LightRoom can't deal with PNG's. Fortunately I took a picture of this blog post.
It reads "I went for a run but came home after 2 minutes because I forgot something. I forgot that I'm fat and can't run for more than 2 minutes."
This seemed appropriate and funny to me because I'm currently working my way through one of those couch to 5K programs and right now I can't run for 2 minutes either :).
Friday, September 21, 2012
McKenzie Spangler, born Tuesday 18 September 2012 at 3:43 PM. Here she's being held by her father, Terry who just missed her birth by less than two hours. He was finishing up some technical traning at Fort Sill in Lawton, OK. The little pink mits on her hands are there to prevent her from scratching her face. For some reason you're not supposed to cut a new born's fingernails for the first 30 days after they are born.
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
I was lucky enough to get picked up as a school sports photographer while my son was playing football in high school. These are some of the shots I took that included him in the photo.
The top photo is one of my favorites for a couple of reasons -- they were playing in the Georgia Dome which is a pretty awesome thing for a high school kid plus it was one of the first games I got to photograh.
Middle Left - Another shot from the Georgia Dome where you can see the Falcons logo in the background.
Middle Center - Andrew "Bloodyhead" Jones as he was nicknamed. He got that nickname on the first day of practice when after making a hard hit on another player he removed his helmet and his forhead was bleeding. The coach said "God you've got a Bloodyhead." and the rest, as they say, is history.
Middle Right - Making a tackle.
Bottom - Perhaps my favorite photo of him playing. If you were to zoom in you can just see the intensity on his face. Unfortunately he injured his right shoulder on this play and that pretty much put an end to his career as a linebacker.
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
I wanted to come up with something a little different for my sunset shot so Donna and I headed to the pool along with our waterproof Canon Point & Shoot. I really like the lines on the water surface. It reminds me of fire and leads you to the setting sun in the background.
Saturday, September 8, 2012
Seems over time my PhotoShop skills have gotten worse instead of better. I suppose it doesn't help that I rarely use PhotoShop :). Above is a simulated focusing screen for the Nikon D3100. The numbers represent each of the focus points. The numbers below each picture shows which focus point was used to take the shot.
Hope this helps!
Friday, September 7, 2012
One of my previous complaints about the Bad Elf GPS Pro was with transferring log files. On my trip home from North Carolina I decided I would put the tracker and the software to a big test by recording a single track of my drive home. The map above shows the route we took. I'm happy to report that the application was able to transfer the entire route on the first try! I'm impressed. Way to go Bald Elf team!
A few things I've figured out from using the tracker and software for a few weeks now:
- If you don't plan on tracking your trip on your iDevice then turn Bluetooth off. Seems kind of obvious doesn't it but I can't tell you how many times I've recorded tracks with it on. Leaving it on won't cause any problems but why waste the battery power using Bluetooth if nothing is connected.
- Before transferring your logs, especially large ones, close all other applications other than the Bad Elf GPS software. That frees up memory and seems to make the transfers run faster.
- Don't forget to turn off the back lighting. I have a habit of leaving the back light on when I turn the GPS Pro on which only wastes battery resources, especially if you put the tracker in your pocket like I often do.
- Keep an eye on the battery level. My unit seems to take a while to use up the first 75% of the available battery but once it reaches about 25% battery power left it seems to go quickly. What I usally do is when I see that the battery is down around 25% left is plug it into the charger when going to bed and allow it to charge overnight while I sleep.
Have any tips for using the GPS Pro or the application? If so let's hear them.