Went to the Zoo

Well, now that I have a legit camera I guess that makes me a professional photographer. Here are my wildlife shots from the day at the zoo. Clearly, I should be getting a call from National Geographic any day now… what with these mad wild life photography skills I’ve got.

But seriously though, the wife suggested I bring the camera along. I took a lot of photos. These are merely the ones that I felt were worth sharing. Unlike my previous photos posted on the site, these photos did get a minor edit in photoshop. I didn’t do much. Just tweaked the exposure and things like that. I think they turned out pretty good considering I’m no true photographer.

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First Day tackling the new Camera

Now, obviously I am just now getting into this camera… and I haven’t figured out the settings and focus yet, but I will. Today was my first day actually taking it out and goofing off with it. These two photos (although not great), are me just playing with the zoom on my back porch. I don’t know about you, but that’s pretty ridiculous. I think I am going to have fun trying to capture wildlife with this thing. I have a few locations already picked out to visit with this sweet, sweet camera.

My hope for today was to get the chance to do some night sky observations, but it is relatively overcast right now. Oh well…

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Got a new Camera – Nikon p900

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Now, I am not one to generally splurge on things for myself… But, for this item I made an exception. I have been eyeballing the Nikon p900 for close to 7 months now and finally just gave in and got one. I am in no way a photographer, although I do have quite a few friends that do it for a living. No, I just enjoy the art of it. Although I am inexperienced, I am looking forward to tackling this camera and having it on my outings with the family.

For example, this thing would have been great to have at the kite festival this last weekend.

Here is one example of why this camera has gotten my attention.

The Store finally completely updated

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It has been a really fun project, but all fun things eventually come to an end. Updating the store has been completed. All of the listings on The Store have gotten totally overhauled visually. In the process I also went through and did some updates to the Analytics for the site as well to help boost traffic. And I have to say, I am already seeing a difference.

Here are how some of the photos turned out.

The friend of mine that was very happy to help in this endeavor was my friend from church Mercedes Morgan. She is a professional photographer here in Austin. She does special events, family portraits, weddings, and the like. I definitely recommend checking out some of her stuff. Her skills with the camera are very clean and I am thinking my family will be hitting her up sooner than later for some family photos for the dining room.

Augmented reality then and now

So… Google is finally bringing augmented reality functionality to Chrome for those of you that seem to think something like that is useful. And, of course… you can’t help but see the irony in the fact that they chose (of all things) an astronaut for public demonstration.

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Quote: “The unique power of AR is to blend digital content with the real world. So we can, for example, surf the web, find a model, place it in our room to see just how large it truly is, and physically walk around it.”

That one time Don Pettit’s coffee came out of the bag on the ISS.

Seems legit… green screen?

I don’t know about you, but just like with most things, it seems to me like the powers that be have had access to this sort of thing for while now. And it is just now reaching the general public. With that said, there is coming a day when the deception will be so strong that no one, and I mean no one… will be able to tell the difference.

2 Thessalonians 2:7-12For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way. And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming: Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wondersAnd with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.

It’s coming, people.

Friend from Church drew something new

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A friend, who’s drawings have been shown on my site before, drew up something new. After having collaborated on it together (me mostly just coloring in her sketch), this is what it turned into.

She is really talented.

I think it would be awesome to see her do something more with it. I am trying to challenge her to start experimenting with inking pins. From there, anything could happen.

Space illustration to the rescue!!!

Well, as usually… let’s leave it to the space artists to tell us what is actually going on above us.

Or better yet, these scientific “renderings” that clearly show a spec, which explains that massive rock art above.

Same fake nonsense. Just a different day.