This is the lighthouse at the southern end of Winter Island in Salem, MA, from this spot you have a nice view of Salem Harbor and beyond.
When I started to stop being a point and shoot photographer and become someone who instead of takes photos makes photos I found it very hard. I have a hard time seeing things in creative ways. But with practice and books I have been able see people, places, and things differently. One book that helped this was Tom Ang’s How to Photograph Absolutely Everything. This book helped me to see different ways to take the pictures I was already taking. The book also lays out how Tom took the picture so you have a starting point for when you try to take similar photos. For example I have always loved the photos showing the blurred water of a waterfall, in the book Tom gives you pointers on how this effect is done and while on a trip in Iceland I was able to take some waterfall photos using what I had learned.
I recommend this book to anyone that wants to spice up their photography or wants to know how to take some cool photos.
I woke up this morning earlier than usual so I could upgrade my iPhone with iOS 5. First I upgraded iTunes to 10.5 as I had heard you had too. After installation of 10.5 I already knew I was leaving the house without the new OS. My first glitch was that iTunes now takes 3x longer to load than before, and after it loaded it froze. After a force quit of iTunes and restart I was able to navigate the program. At this time I plugged in my iPhone 3GS ready to start the upgrade process. After 3 times of plugging in the phone I have now given up. When I plug-in the phone iTunes blinks as if to detect or show the device in the sidebar but nothing happens. After 30 minutes of messing with this it is time to go to work.
I wish I could say that I am surprised but I had similar issues with upgrading to iOS 4.5.3. Thanks Apple for getting me out of bed early only to make me want to crawl back in pissed off.
This is a radio telescope antenna at the aptly named Very Large Array (VLA) in New Mexico. The VLA is a network of 27 such antennas that make it one of the best radio telescopes in the world.
Well I guess I had to start sometime. This site is a collection of information about me and from me, mainly it is a site to display my photos. I hope you enjoy.