One: A trick I learned quite a while ago with smart phones... ...if you want a macro shot quick and don't want to mess with buttons and gadgets and settings...after camera is loaded, focus on your object, touch the screen any where to 'lock it' on the subject and shoot!! Your main focal point is clear while background is 'blurred'.
Two: Can you see me now?
Three: This is crazy. These guys are NOT paid enough in my opinion.
FOUR: A new meaning to hazardous waste collection:
FIVE: Texas Trivia - The 1850 census recorded 213,000 people in Texas. In 1900, there were three million people, and by 1990, the population was more than 16 million. Today, approximately 18 million people live in Texas, only slightly outnumbering its 15 million cattle.
SIX: Here, I go again...Media Bias & Liars - I read an interesting article that when taken in context of the 'whole', it makes sense!! But, I still have to disagree in part. I too think the media is one-sided. And again, to me, journalism should give BOTH sides of the stories covered. Not just the good [or bad whichever case it may be] because of who's paying your wage or bringing revenue [i.e. commercial, advertising time]. Politicians this year are really hitting the media hard. Yes, one station shows favoritism to one party...but then again, the OTHER station is leaning toward the OTHER party. And, for us commoners, what do we believe...in other words 'who lies most'? Reporters for the internet and newspapers/news magazines twist words to extreme...One instance recently comes to mind:
- Guiliani's speech this summer at the RNC [on media] Giuliani described this enemy as “Islamic extremist terrorism.” Then he paused to lecture reporters: "For the purpose of the media, I did not say all of Islam. I did not say most of Islam. I said Islamic extremist terrorism." My opinion: We all have been witness to the truth being exposed without real truths!
Oh, and one more thing if you're still with me on politics/politicians. I've read so many comments on my blog when I go off on a tangent about the government and upcoming election. Commentors have stated "I wish there were more parties than Democrat and Republican." Well, I beg to differ!!!! There are not only Dems and Reps, there's also the Independent Party [established in 1967], Libertarian Party [established in 1971] and the Green Party [established in 1991]...not to mention the "Tea Party" from the McCain/Palin era to name a few! Read more here