Churning & burning…

Finished up this month’s Loose Notes write up for The SCENE Magazine… Whew!!!

This month, we covered:

Cullen’s
Dempsey’s
Sherlock’s
The Scout Bar
Roadhouse 146
The Tree House
Mid Summer Luau
Clear Creek Winery
Jackie’s Brickhouse
Texas Hippie Connection
Return of the STS-135 Crew
Ice Hockey at the Space City Ice Rink

NOTE TO SELF – GET WITH JOHN & FIGURE OUT HOW TO INTEGRATE THESE SITES TOGETHER!!!!!

Tis time now to pack and get ready to shoot a wedding in Austin

Not Bad For a Monday

Yesterday was a travel day to Oklahoma City. Was very surprised to see there was a front yard! The temperature was an honest 105 degrees and the cool breeze simply wasn’t. Was able to get things squared up with the family and progressed some more on the web sites… Cool stuff!

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I got up uber early this morning and weeded out the berry vines. The toil was not as powerful as in times past but was still able to reconcile the matters at hand — Funny how that happens. Anyway, was able to thin out most of the dead growth this evening. The vines took about an 80% hit this year from all the extreme weather that’s been happening. All things considering, that’s not all bad especially considering that the strawberries are extinct except for two small plants. Will tackle that bed in the morning.

On the geek front, making lots of progress learning to work with RAW images using Aperture…. Not the cure all but pretty pleased…

Getaway Saturday

Busy day…

Battled a friend’s laptop from the office that simply refused to connect with the outside world. While attempting to open up its world, managed to get locked out. Next time, I’ll bring a hammer and fix it correctly.

Filled up another 1 terabyte external backup drive and now that I’m starting to shoot RAW mode, will be looking at a 2 terabyte model.

Full afternoon of shooting the Mid Summer Polynesian party at Jackie’s Brickhouse — The food was way over the top and the sights not often seen making for a great photo day.

Was in need of a quiet evening to decompress. Davenports wasn’t the place but Allegria was

The Return of STS-135 Atlantis Crew to Ellington & HTML 5

On assignment to Building 990, Flight Hanger for the B-57 and welcome home ceremony of the STS-135 Atlantis crew. The hanger was about as full as it could be and the temperature outside felt like 105 degrees.

Was able to get a few good shots from the media pit and need into learning shorthand reporting.

Found an interesting video that is pretty self explanatory:

Putting HTML 5 on my sooner than later list….

Bells & Whistles

I remember my parents ranting about the day radios were in every home and the black & white television was coming to the neighborhood appliance store. At the beginning of the high tech boom, ASCII art was the norm and the state of the art for photographs was GIF. I remember seeing my first GIF photos at a trade show on a green monochrome monitor connected to an Osborne suitcase sized portable computer.

Graphics have gone way beyond since — Here’s a few snapshots of time…