Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Go Kansas State!?

I grew up in Kansas (Wichita State Alum) and Donna grew up in Missouri (Central Methodist College).  We both root for the "home" teams of our state.  BTW, Wichita State is doing great in basketball this year - I continue to hope for the best.  Also, all the Kansas teams are doing well; also Mizzou.  However, last night Kansas State beat Mizzou for the second time this year!!  Sorry, Donna.


Last Summer I photographed many cactus - 3,000 pictures.  My intent was to create a book, but I'm finding it difficult to cull that many pictures.  So, this is a start.  More to come.

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Great Web Site

A gentle reminder that you should follow - a very good site.  Trey also puts out a newsletter; see it here.  If you want to try a little HDR, then Trey's site is the place to go.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

No Meeting This Week

A reminder; this week's meeting is cancelled - please attend the Security class being given in the ballroom.


The other day I decided to take some shots in b/w.  These were around the clubhouse.  Here's one of them.

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The rest of the monochromes of that day can be found here -

Wednesday, February 15, 2012


I've added a few photos to my photo blog.  Click on link shown in RH column.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Desert Water

While looking through my photos for something to submit to the Arizona Republic, I found this one from Antelope Canyon near Page, AZ.  You can imagine the flowing water that created this spectacular formation.

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Thursday, February 2, 2012

This and That

We had a small group yesterday.  Topics were varied.  I'm looking for any topic the group might want to discuss next week?????

Some sites I've run across lately might interest you.

Arizona State University and the Johnson Space Center have made available some old Mercury and Gemini photos and movies.  I like them.  Here's the link -

Lifehacker (my favorite site) is a wealth of knowledge and they're always writing about topics of interest to me. Try this link for the Best Start Pages for your browser.  I'm trying Speed Dial 2 for Chrome.

If you like to mess around a little deeper into windows, try this site -  It uses several unique programs.  I've used Rainmeter and Stardock before, and they have worked well.  But, prepare to have an extensive learning experience.  Beautiful rewards for a little work.  I'll give it a go and see if I can't come up with something before next week.  LH also a tutorial on Rainmeter that is worth reading -


All this pollution in the Valley of the Sun sure makes some great sunsets.

Wizard of Oz

Last weekend was the Great Wizard of Oz Party here in the RV Park.  Us old people really get into this costume stuff!  Some of my photos of the party can be seen here -  Although this is not my work, I do think the following is the best photo from the party!!!