Thursday, November 29, 2007

Bad, Bad, Blogger

OK, I'm the bad blogger- but remember that little description to the side>>>>>>>>

I also work at a professional photolab and it's CRAZY busy! So I may have neglected posting a litttle( ok, a lot!) lately...besides, who ever thought printing went the way of the dinasour when life became digital?- try keeping up with me one day during a holiday season...
So, here are some updates:
1) Thankgiving was fine- I ate too much; thank you for asking!
2) Chico decided it was time he learned how to dig up the yard. ( Chico the wonderdog)
3) I have three new product shots lined up to do.
4) New website is being designed and "FLASH" is a bitch to work with!
5) I have no shopping done- so guess what you're getting for Christmas...SURPRISE!

Actually, I like being busy- and after this many years- it's all really quite average for me. This is what I do; so I plan for it. Take the above more tongue in cheek than a rant....
I'm just a bad blogger.... :-)


Wednesday, November 21, 2007

What The Duck - for Thanksgiving

OK, OK; the DAY BEFORE Thanksgiving- But ANY day is a good day for a WTD comic Strip!

If you like what you see; go visit Aaron Johnson's website WTD for more!

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Monday, November 19, 2007

30 blogs and counting

I mentioned in my last post about how "blogs" have changed how we seek information and how we interact with people on a "cyber" level now a days; I thought Id share a few of my Fav's in case anyone wants to take a look. Be sure and notice how many other directions they will send you with THEIR links! You could lose all track of time and not come out til next week; so be careful!
here they are In random order....

"On Location With Rick Lee" - new stuff everyday; the man never sleeps; unless it's on a plane to his next shoot....
"Photoshop Insider" - Scott Kelby is not only funny, he has good stuff on his blog that I can use! ( Plus, he was a nice person when I met him before he "blogged"... )
"John Nack on Adobe"- John is a Photoshop Insider, but don't let that fool you! He's one of us and loves to share some very technologically eclectic stuff.
"Jason D Moore"- OK, this one is still evolving. It started out as "soup to nuts" and has grown into the blog it is today. I like the P andP blogroll( interesting people) and his interviews ( even MORE interesting people) of industry insiders.
"Strobist"- This is the best! If you like using minimal lighting to get big results ( AND make some of your own gear) this is a must see...
"What the Duck" - OK, technically this isn't a blog; it's a website. But I check it out dailey anyway!


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Thursday, November 15, 2007

food for thought( or; where have you been?)

As a few of you might have noticed ( ok- HOPEFULLY noticed) I haven't made any new posts this week. I've been a bit under the weather and slacked off due to the computer not being turned on at all!( I'm "on the mend" as my grandmother used to say...)
It occurred to me as I looked in my "Favorite Folders" ( I have one the says DAILY and one that says PHOTOGRAPHERS) how I have them arranged now.
Before I noticed "blogging", I would find an interesting website by a photographer who's work I admired and would check back on it occasionally to get some inspiration. As more and more of us BLOG, I would put the better ones into a "daily" folder- meaning just that- I would check in every day to see what was new with them, what inspired, worked, or didn't work, or was just plain cool.
Well, like I said - I've been off of my routine for a while and went first to my "photographer" folder because I REALLY needed some inspiration- and then to my "Daily's" and noticed two things.
1)DAILY"S -It's twice the size of my "photographers" folder and ...
2) I started adding more to it because someone else saw something on somebody elses blog and thought it was cool; and said" go have a look! "

Blogging has transformed almost overnight how we diseminate information to the masses, shows who we are better than any old website, and keeps "creatives" in touch better than phone calls ( well, maybe not PHONE CALLS.... yet!)
But I researched how many people "hit" my blog each day and I am amazed some of you think I have much of anything of value to say- but it "inspires me" and prods me to "keep the faith" and do more!
I'll be posting more photos soon, I promise! and maybe I'll do something "fresh" like give you some insight "behind the scenes" as it were. You'll just have to come back and see!

PS: thanks for taking the time to stop by; I'll try to make it worth both our time.
The C spot- Photographers welcome!

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Monday, November 05, 2007

Sunrise; Sunset

Spruce Knob sunse
You have to ask yourself; how many sunsets and sunrises will you ever see in your life?
The answer- not nearly enough!

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