Thursday, September 17, 2009
Dog gone that dog, that dog pond dog.
Wondered off again on an adventure to see.
Dog goned dog pond dog , he didn't take me !
Off he went on an adventure to roam, left me sitting here all alone at home.
I suppose it's my own darn fault, his tail was wagging, while my lower lip was dragging.
I could have gone, he asked me to.
I fussed about having to put on a shoe.
Dog gone that dog pond dog out on a run but if I hurry I might still have some fun!
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Brewing fine photos up in your brain is like viewing a train from two miles behind the caboose, it doesn't do any good unless you catch the train. First off there ain't no more cabooses on trains, they were all put out to pasture for electronic rear ends. Secondly if there were and you weren't on the train in the first place looking back (That's what photos are, looking into the past even if it is a shot of new technology ) so best be ready all the time for that shot and plan ahead to be where the action is but always look for the unplanned shot as well! SHOO SHOOT SHOOT
then shoot some more.
Friday, September 11, 2009
Phil Anthropuss was a pinstriper, he said, by trade .
He could do it all, eyes closed, one hand tied, was the boast that he made.
But someone threw him a curve, it was a baseball and he almost died.
For long pulls were his specialty, he cried, but before he was done he'd reach the other side !!!
The bystanders were loaded but so was his dagger, just the right amount of One Shot and swagger.
He took from his kit one more brush and a catcher's mitt.
Then with a swish so cunning and bright he floated the thing with a twist and a flip of delight.
A brush in one hand and the other in lip, his swaggered daggers flashed as ball fell from above, landing quit nicely in the palm of his glove.
The crowd milled round to see how he did, he moved his tip cup out while the ball he kept coyly hid.
As coins fully filled the money flagon he bowed when they moaned to see,
then produced the sphere he had so artfully played on, while beaming with glee.
But alas it was a mess, all goopy and wet, no line could be deciphered, it was a wreck and yet ...
He claimed the money put in his vase , stuck it in his pocket and scrammed from that place .
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
New Hampshire, live free or die, great thought there though I have never been to New HampShire it must be beautiful and someone there liked HAP so what can I say but that I should make plans to travel there one day just to satisfy my wonder at such a place.
I have already started where I usually do , on line , to find out more about this cool place (they say it really is cool, freezing in fact at certain times of the year I suppose)And I know what a shire is , before the Normans conquered England with words at least it was like a county or governed area and New of course is opposed to old so there must be an Old Hamp Shire somewhere. But Hamp is stumping me !
I know it is not the US governments home stability thing, that wasn't invented when New got it's name, Perhaps it was for Ham, a county where a lot of pigs came from or Hampton, a local potentate who's subjects loved and they just shortened it so it sounded better during the revolution sort of like Pennsylvania Dutch if you were German during WWII or something or maybe they grew Hemp, the other suggestion from Google, during the revolution and like many other "American" words it got twisted to sound more USAish.
Well no matter how it came about I think I'm going to love the place with beautiful fall colors and scenic byways and old churches and minus 11 deg. temps in the north and balmy + 7 deg in it's south during the winter. Well perhaps I might visit south New Mexico during the winter, it's New too and I know what Mexico means ... or do I?
There have been many books, blogs and how toes written on what you need to do to take great photographs. Some on the functions of every camera ever made I suppose as well.
Here is my take on how to take great shots …
1) Only listen the experts if what they are telling and showing you is what you like !
2) Look at everything, every day and not just from afar, get right down , out or over there to investigate it in detail !
3) protect your camera from damage even at your own peril .
4) And this is the most important one of all … NEVER GROW UP !!!!!!!!!!