Friday, November 9

Turkey Day Videos


It may not be time for Thanksgiving quite yet but these Turkey Day videos will get you in the spirit, or at least give you some chuckles as we go into the weekend. If you like them this will give you time to share your favorites with friends and family before Thanksgiving gets here.

These videos are from YouTube, I hope you enjoy them as much as I did.


The first one is my favorite and if you don’t watch any of them you must watch this one. The animation is quirky and would you want to eat a turkey that looks like that?! Ha ha! So here it is, “The Turkey Song”.


This one is called “U Can’t Stuff This”.


Here’s one called “You Can’t Gobble Me”.


This one is called “Thanksgiving Overture”.


Here’s an oldie but goodie, “A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving”.


A Turkey Goes Into Space in “Happy Thanksgiving Song”.


Here’s another one “Showdown-Farmer Verses Turkey”.


Last but not least you can “Do The Turkey”.


It’s always fun to watch videos that on YouTube it’s awesome! There are some talented people putting videos up there, and their channels are excellent.

On the other turkey leg, there are some awful video channels up there. OMG!

I hope you have a good Thanksgiving this year! Do something for the needy and be thankful for what you have. Say a prayer over your food for you have food to eat. Remember what Thanksgiving is really about and if you know someone who has nowhere to go, or are alone, invite them over for Thanksgiving dinner. You will be doing a good thing and it’ll make you feel really good too.

Which was your favorite video? 


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Wednesday, October 31

Welcome Home And Congratulations To The SF Giants!

The SF Giants won the World Series in 2010! Photobucket Awesome!

Now….in 2012;


The SF Giants win the World Series once again!Photobucket


They dominated the season and took no prisoners!Photobucket


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Thank you for all of your hard work, but it wouldn’t be anything without your hearts behind it. You are definitely a team with heart! Relax and enjoy what you have reaped. Bless You SF Giants!

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Halloween: Time To Fall Back

Google Halloween 2011

Photobucket Well it’s THAT time of year again when the goblins, ghosts and goofs come out of the woodwork to celebrate that fun holiday Halloween. Google has a really nice doodle to check out with lots of fun stuff to click on it for this year. If you happen to like the doodles that Google do’s you can go through this website to see all kinds of doodles, each of them dedicated to something or someone. Being an artist I’m a big fan of the doodles especially now that they do more than “look cool” and I’m a huge fan of Google as I’ve really enjoyed using Blogger for my website since Windows Live Spaces went away. My Blogger website can’t start to compare to my old one at MSN! Who knew at the time they were doing me a favor by discontinuing those miserable websites?

Today is Halloween and tonight is the witching hour. Are you ready with your costume? What did you dress up as? No one will ever guess my costume because as a lazy witch I don’t dress up. (At least for this year.) Tee hee!

ghosts I love a good Halloween party, what’s more fun then a holiday where you can escape being yourself and be anything or anyone you want to be? Hmmmm, almost like growing up and deciding what you want to be when you grow up, except a hell of a lot cheaper with none of the nagging worries about paying off school loans or finding and keeping a job, etc. I take it back, it’s NOTHING like an awesome Halloween night or party. I hope yours is frightfully fun!


I’m sure most of you are noticing that it’s almost time to set the clocks back again. Daylight Savings Time ends on Sunday Nov.4th. Either set them yourself (which you’ll forget about until you’re late for something) or do what I finally did. I bought those clocks that set themselves and they rock! They just use a radio wave and set the right time all by their lonesome as long as you set them to the right year. They have the date and temp too, I know I couldn’t do without them now.


The Giant’s came home and the parade in downtown San Francisco was a blast! The city came to a stand-still as we welcomed them home today. Did you see those guys kick ass this year? Two, count em’, two World Series Wins! 2010 was surprising enough but 2012 was a baseball season to remember forever. Whether you’re a Giant’s fan or not those guys sure play a mean baseball game.

How cool to celebrate Halloween and the Giant’s win today! Happy Halloween my friends!

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Tuesday, September 25

When I Get To The Boarder

When I Get To The Boarder
Dirty people take what's mine
I can leave them all behind
They can never cross that line
When I get to the border
Sawbones standing at the door
Waiting 'till I hit the floor
He won't find me anymore
When I get to the border
Monday morning, Monday morning, closing in on me
I'm packing up and I'm running away
To where nobody picks on me
If you see a box of pine
With a name that looks like mine
Just say I drowned in a barrel of wine
When I got to the border
When I got to the border
A one way ticket's in my hand
Heading for the chosen land
My troubles will all turn to sand
When I get to the border
Salty girl with the yellow hair
Waiting in that rocking chair
And if I'm weary I won't care
When I get to the border
Monday morning, Monday morning, closing in on me
I'm packing up and I'm running away
To where nobody picks on me
The dusty road will smell so sweet
Paved with gold beneath my feet
And I'll be dancing down the street
When I get to the border
When I get to the border
A friend sent me this and it’s not my usual music taste but something about the words made me want to share it. I think it’s the way I’ve been feeling lately. I’m sure I’m not the only one going through hard times with the economy and all, but I’ve sure been feeling blue. Ya know, feeling like packing it up and starting again?
Don’t despair, I’m usually a positive person and will bounce back quickly enough. Just remember, if you let the little things get you down, then what are you going to do when the big things hit?
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Monday, September 17

I Don’t Like Mondays

Lucy Monday
Yeah Mondays can suck. Monday is the day after the weekend and being such, has become one of the least popular days of the week. But what do you really know about the day we love to hate?

Basic Monday Facts
Monday is the day between Sunday and Tuesday. According to international standard ISO 8601, it is the first day of the work week. Monday is derived from Old English, mōndæg literally meaning “moons day”. Monday aligns with the celestial body, the Moon, and the astrological sign of Cancer, and is represented by the symbol of the Moon, .

Common Monday Names
The term ‘Mondayitis’ has become a popular saying among employees who work a common working week starting on Monday.
In times past Monday also became known as ‘Blue Monday’, named when the first day of the week was set aside for doing laundry. Bluing was used to keep clothes white and from that product the day became known as ‘Blue Monday’. Although today Mondays are not typically set aside for laundry as they once were the term ‘Blue Monday’ still exists as many employees begin their working week after a weekend break.

Monday’s Health And Color
According to the British Medical Journal there is a reported 20% increase in heart attacks on Mondays as opposed to the other days of the week. As the color of the moon is milky white the ancient system of health care called Ayurveda which centers on holistic health recommends wearing milky white and being around white flowers on this day of the week.

Songs About Monday
♦ Monday Monday – The Mamas and The Papas
♦ Monday Morning – Melanie Fiona
♦ Manic Monday – The Bangles
♦ Rainy Days and Mondays – The Carpenters
♦ I Don’t Like Mondays – The Boomtown Rats

Books About Monday
♦ Monday Begins on Saturday – Boris and Arkady Strugatsky
♦ Mister Monday – Garth Nix
♦ Monday Mourning – Kathy Reichs
♦ Monday with a Mad Genius – Mary Pope Osbourne

Number Of Monday’s In A Calendar Year
There are either 52 or 53 Mondays in a calendar year, depending on what day of the week a year starts. It will also depend if the year is a leap year. In 2010 and 2011 there will be 52 Mondays and there will be 53 in 2012. So if you are not looking forward to next Monday remember you are not alone, and try to look on the bright side – there are still six other days of the week in between.
Named Holidays
♦ Easter Monday - follows Easter and is celebrated as a holiday in some cultures.
♦ Cyber Monday - follows Thanksgiving- refers to the increase in online sales.
♦ Hansel Monday - first of the new year in which gifts are given to convey good wishes in Scotland and Northern England.
♦ Clean Monday - or Ash Monday- the first day of Lent. Refers to being free from sin.
♦ Big Monday - ESPN's College Basketball presentation.
♦ Black Monday - October 19, 1987- the day the Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 508 points.
The Worst Day
In many cultures, the first day of the work week holds the honor of being the worst day. Another interesting fact about Monday, the second day of the week, is, the French used to call automobiles that turn out to be lemons, "Monday Cars."
The Brighter Side
On the brighter side there are two positive things about Monday. First, if you were born on this day, then you're not homely. After all, the old rhyme goes, "Monday's child is fair of face". That's a good thing. And second, when you're going to shop for a new car, do it on a Monday. Car sales people make the bulk of their sales on the weekends. When Monday rolls around, there are usually few customers in sight, and the weekend is a long ways off. That's why car sales people are more desperate on Monday, and they'll be more willing to cut you a deal.

Miscellaneous Monday Fact
A strange Monday fact is it’s associated with Silver when it comes to Alchemy; an ancient chemical science.

Eleven Monday Fun Facts
1. Most of us don't crack our first smile until 11:16 a.m.
2. The best preferred way to beat Monday blues is by watching television or having sex.
3. Over 50% of employees are late to work.
4. Most people will moan about it being Monday for a whole 12 minutes.
5. People between the ages of 45 and 54 are likely to suffer the most Monday blues.
6. Workers only manage 3 1/2 hours of productive work.
7. Monday is the most likely day to commit suicide.
8. Most heart attacks happen on Mondays.
9. Monday is the least rainy day in the week.
10. Monday is the best day to buy a car.
11. You’re most likely to have a hang – over on a Monday. 

 Self-Esteem Boost
If you need a boost of self esteem on a Monday or any other day try out this Self - Esteem Boost by Office Max. This can have a boy or girl’s voice by clicking on the word “Boy” on the lower left hand corner of the box. (It will turn to girl when it’s done loading.) Just click the face. I find it useful for those times when no one else will give you any self – esteem.

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PS I wasn’t planning on it but I had an offline vacation in August. It was nice not worrying about being online but as usual my BlogSpot calls out to me. I’m happy to be back. ♥             

Wednesday, August 15

Car Anxiety Dream

Warning, this is a dream so don’t expect it to make sense.


I was driving my beloved 93 Miata sports car with the top down and as usual it was clean and we were both looking hot. I pulled into a parking lot that seemed very deserted for the time of day and I went into the store to get a few things. When I came out there was a huge pick up truck parked next to my car, too close for comfort. There were no other vehicles in the parking lot and he was right next to me. I went to unlock my car and it had a big dent in it from the pick up trucks door and I start to freak out! It was a very deep dent.

Then the guy comes out and gets in his truck. The first thing I notice is he's a fox! So I go up to his window and nicely ask him why he wasn't more careful about parking his truck. He smiles an awesome smile that makes me melt and tells me to; "Fuck off!" Taken aback, I tell him I still want his insurance information and added that he was an ass and to fuck off himself. As I started to get back into my car I see him start his humongous gas guzzling truck and pull out of the spot; still not giving me his insurance information. I scream; "You can't leave, it's your fault and I need your insurance information to fix my car!" He looks at me and gives me a big smile revving his truck engine.

All of a sudden he drives his truck into the front of my car. Awestruck I figure I just have to fix my front bumper and the dent so I ask him to stop this madness now and please let us exchange insurance info. He revs his engine yet again and hits my car on the other side.

I am getting really freaked out but no one is around to help. I frantically try to dial 911 but my cell phone won't work. As I'm doing this he is still smiling that damn smile like he thinks he's Fabio or something and continues destroying my car. I try to stand in front of my car while pleading with him to stop but I can tell he isn't going to and I get out of the way at the last minute as he hits it again. He almost hits me and this just makes him start laughing as if he's enjoying it.

All of a sudden his truck is a convertible and I throw myself on him, hitting him and begging him to stop. Of course he throws me off and continues until my car is nothing but a blue pile of metal trash. So I beg him again to exchange insurance info so I can get my car fixed, but he just grins, then gives me the finger and takes off in his convertible truck. I can see as he's leaving that his front bumper isn’t even messed up. I try 911 again but my cell phone is useless. By then I am so upset I'm feeling dizzy with anger!

Even though my cell never worked the police show up out of nowhere. I am now so upset that I'm screaming at the police about the guy and I can tell they just think I'm crazy and of course he is nowhere to be found. They don't believe me and I get hand cuffed and taken to jail. By then I am totally upset at the police; screaming, spitting at them and flipping out. They end up putting me in one of those bad behavior chairs with a spit guard on my head.

I am trying my best to make them believe me but they won't so I have a total meltdown. They don't believe there was another person and it just makes me more upset as things get worse! Suddenly we are in court and the guy is already there with a girlfriend in tow and of course he and his girlfriend (who wasn't even there) say I'm crazy and did it all myself because I wanted to go out with him and he turned me down.

I am so angry I get taken out in restraints while I watch the guy and his girlfriend kissing each other and laughing at me. Even the judge is laughing at me. The judge says I'm to be put into a mental hospital and treated until I come to terms with reality. I can't believe this is happening and all I have in my head is the mental image of my car flattened into a blue metal mess while I scream at the judge on the way out.

We go through a door and I’m in a mental hospital. I really break down and they give me a knock out shot. When I wake up I'm in a straight jacket and padded room. The male nurse takes me in to see the psychiatrist and he asks me why I think I'm in there. When I tell him he says I'm delusional and I'm put on a suicide watch and force fed heavy duty meds. I spit the meds out so they put me in restraints and left me like that on a bed in a room by myself.

I am so upset because no one will believe my side of the story and I've lost my beloved car on top of it all! When they finally let me free I throw feces and spit on the doctors and nurses and try to escape. It just makes things worse.

The guy and his girlfriend are there at the hospital making like they're sorry that I have to be there but when we get left alone they just make out in front of me and laugh at how clever they are. After their visit I am livid and try to escape. I get caught and taken into the doctor and tell him what happened. He tells me I can’t follow reality and need shock treatment.

I am so sedated I have trouble following what he says. I can barely walk or talk. They schedule me for shock treatment and take me into the room and strap me down. I can’t move at all as I struggle to get free. As they get me ready for the shock treatment I burst open with frustration, fear and anger. Then I feel the coldness of the conducting gel as they apply it to my temples. It feels nice. They force the mouth piece in my mouth and it tastes like bitter rubber. I almost gag as I try to scream. Everything is so blurry and I feel vomit rising in my throat. I’m sure I’m going to choke. They throw the switch and I wake up in my bed. I was screaming and thrashing in my sleep and heard myself calling out and it made me wake up.

OMG, what a dream! Almost text book in many ways. Also it's an extremely personal dream showing me many of my internal fears past and present. Freud would of had a hay day with this one. I was so happy to be awake.

Some of my dreams are horrible nightmares like this but most of them are pretty cool. I keep a Dream Journal by my bedside so when I wake up I can write them down before I forget them. It works well. I think dreams tell a person so much about what’s happening with one’s self and sometimes what’s really on our minds.

Do you remember your dreams?

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Monday, July 23

Weird Body Modification

I have no strange piercings, (unless my ears are considered strange) and no tattoo's. However tattoo art done by the right artist is awesome.

I even pierced my own ears and since I had to do one of them over again piercing wasn’t something I became interested in. I don’t like pain or blood either. 

However I have always been in love with tattoo art and having an art background I used to sketch tattoos on everything during my High School years. The tradition, the beautiful lines, the shading and finally the color. Of course my doodles were infused with color.

I liked both the old and new school tattooing but had to question myself when I saw this story online.


This guy is here to get a tattoo of his worked on. Maybe he’s decided to get it colored. Wait; that guy has a mask on and clippers. WTF? Then I went on.


Have you guessed it yet? Oh yes he is! This lady on his leg is getting breast implants; and yes he’s paying for them!


So here’s the “after” picture and she’s looking perky…but OMG who would do this to themselves? What next, bulges in blue jeans?

Have a good week and remember when you get a tattoo of any kind it’s pretty much permanent. I tell you that now because compared to the cost of getting a bad tattoo, getting rid of it will cost you much more cash.

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Friday, July 20

The Dark Knight Falls Into Chaos

It seemed like it would be an awesome night to be remembered in the Batman series and fans were looking forward to it but in Aurora, Colorado but no one could of guessed that it would be anything but that. People were excited about seeing the new Batman movie “The Dark Knight Rises” and couldn’t wait to get into the movie theater for the premier viewing at midnight. All kinds and ages of people, many in costume showed up for the movie. The theater was packed.
About 15 minutes into the movie there was a chase scene with gunfire on the screen. At that time people heard a hissing sound from the left hand side of the screen and then a loud popping noise sounded from the right hand side of the screen. A lot of the movie goers thought it was special effects, until they felt the pepper spray and saw people with blood on them.
(An ambulance is parked outside. Of the wounded, at least 20 were being treated at the University of Colorado Hospital, said spokeswoman Jacque Montgomery. "They're arriving by police, by ambulance. Some are walking in," she said.)
At first not many people reacted, then people started panicking and realizing something was wrong. People saw other adults and children laying injured and bleeding. Other people where screaming, some for their children.
(Moviegoers are interviewed at the Century Aurora 16.)
When people started figuring out what was happening it was mass chaos with people trampling others just to get out. Anything to get away from the shooter. People were wandering around in shock some covered in blood, some not sure what was happening to them and still not sure if what had happened was real or not.
In the end there were 12 dead and 59 injured and that is the count so far as there are still people being evaluated. One of the injured was only 3 months old.
(Police authorities gather at the shooting suspect's apartment building in Aurora. Police broke a second-floor window to look for explosives that the suspect claimed were in the apartment.)
Even though James Holmes, 24, of Aurora (the shooter) had a gas mask, major gun armory, bullet proof vest, full body armor and plenty of other weapons on him he did not resist when arrested by police. I found that strange but I’m glad they got him alive so he can go to trial and face his punishment.
He told police he had a bomb at his apartment which they found and he also had a booby trap set up that the police said was very sophisticated. They’re not done searching yet.
(Investigators were a common sight at the theater Friday.)
When they contacted his mother who lives in CA about the shooting and what he had done she said right away that it was him and she wasn’t surprised. Shocking.
(James Holmes, 24, was identified by two federal law enforcement officers as the man who opened fire during a screening of "The Dark Knight Rises" at an Aurora, Colorado, theater early Friday.)
Read these links about this horrible crime to get all the information because there’s still facts about the case coming in. It’s sad and unbelievable. My heart goes out to all of the families and victims involved and I hope they fry Holmes. Too bad they don’t use electric chairs anymore.
This is one of the worst mass shootings in the US since WW2. For a timeline of mass shootings in the US since WW2. See if you can remember some of the others….
I hope you have a safe weekend and say a prayer for all of the victims.
If you were at a movie and this happened, what would you do?
How do you feel about gun control? Everyone argues about keeping their guns but legal guns in the wrong hands still do terrible damage. Look at our prisons. Holmes bought his guns, body armor, and pepper spray in the last two months and they were all legal in the state of Colorado. I can see guns sold for hunting and security but in my humble opinion that’s where it should end.
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Wednesday, July 4

It’s The Fourth!

Can you believe it’s this time of year already? I remember the first day of Summer and now it’s July already. We used to say; “Time flies when you’re having fun.” Now it’s more like; “Now that we’re older, doesn’t time fly by more quickly?” Tee hee! It’s beautiful Summer weather outside so let’s all go see the Fireworks! See you there?

July Fourth
 Better Boop Fourth

Happy And Safe Fourth
Fun At Fireworks
I wish everyone a relaxing, fun, safe, and all around Happy Fourth Of July my friends! Did you get any good photos?
My fourth was mellow but I enjoyed that and spending quality time with the cats and James. Hugs!
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Wednesday, May 30

Jim Goldstein Gives Us Some Great Advice On Fellow Photographers


Jim claims; “I've been meaning to share one of these stories for a while. Now that I have a story to offset it I felt the time was right to share it. Bottom line... photographers need to be cool with each other and avoid being jerks.”

Photographers: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

As a photographer I consider myself fortunate to be alive during an amazing time where a resurgence in photography, thanks to digital, has paralleled an unprecedented revolution in communication, thanks to the Internet. The Internet has facilitated a constant buzz and chatter relating to everything photography enabling us to learn, gain inspiration and even compete. Every moment of the day we are bombarded with photography whether we’ve taken and shared our photo(s) or someone else has shared their photo(s) with us in the news, on a forum, on a social media site, etc. If you take a moment to put that Internet chatter and buzz on pause and strip away our cameras and computers we are left to see the individuals behind it all. We may not literally see every photographer worldwide, but in our day to day interaction we can see the qualities these people bring to the photography community. We see human nature at its best, worst and ugliest form.

Over the past year I’ve had a couple of experiences that warranted a discussion on photographer ethics, but I put it off. I put off the discussion because it was so disheartening. I was witness to the bad and the ugly, but recently I experienced the good… in fact the very good. Given the nature of my most recent experience I felt I could share my stories so that there was some perspective if not balance. After all I didn’t want to leave you feeling as disheartened as I had and I wanted to highlight an example of where photographers acted their best, exemplifying how our community could be and should be… all the time.


The Bad & The Ugly

Less than a year ago I was in one of my favorite locations, Glacier National Park. It was one of the few times I’ve had the opportunity to visit Logan Pass, home to amazing high altitude meadows. The scenery in this location is jaw dropping with craggy mountain peaks of exposed rock towering above fragile green meadows filled with alpine flowers and softly running creeks and waterfalls. At certain times of the year visitors are confined to boardwalks to minimize foot traffic across the meadow helping them stay healthy and productive.


On the morning I was visiting I witnessed a photographer walking across an area outside the permitted boardwalk, along a perpendicular stone ledge (non continuous) that stretched out to the small valley below. He was returning to the boardwalk. As it so happens the valley below is home to a highly sought after waterfall to photograph. I approached the photographer to let him know that the meadow was closed in case he missed the signs and to make small talk as opposed to being confrontational. Here the wild ride begins and to keep it short I’ll summarize the events that transpired in our conversation:

♦ When discussing the meadow closure the photographer felt he knew better than the park service stating the meadow does just fine with foot traffic, after all he’s been visiting the park for decades and there has been no impact to the meadow that he’s seen.

♦ When asking where the highly sought after waterfall was I was told it was still under tens of feet of snow given the time of year. This turned out to be a lie as the waterfall could be seen if you knew where to look. I was able to see it later on my hike up the boardwalk.

♦ When making small talk to learn about his photography and workshops I was told a fake name and given a fake web site URL

♦ When asking about good alternate photography subjects, not subject to the meadow closure, I was pointed to subjects in the opposite direction of the highly sought after waterfall and told times that were polar opposite to when the best time to take photos truly was. If it was a sunset location I was told to go there at sunrise and vice versa.

Fortunately on this trip I had enough information and experience to know that the photographer I had run into was unscrupulous and untrustworthy. It was a very unfortunate encounter, but one that was an eye opener to a side of photography I’ve rarely seen.

The Good (If Not Great)

Recently I ventured out to Lassen National Forest to photograph the annular solar eclipse. The goal was to see the moon centered over the sun revealing a perfect ring of fire around the moon. I had an idea of where to go to make this happen, but not an exact location. Referencing a NASA Google Maps mashup I found a stretch of highway that would allow me to get well positioned to get the photo I had in mind. After driving 5 ½ hours I knew I was in the right place after seeing a small cluster of photographers and astronomy enthusiasts set up at a turnout. What made me realize this was the spot? Easy the astronomy enthusiasts had gigantic telescopes, up to 16”, set up.


I arrived with an hour to go before the eclipse began, but after I set up my camera I realized I was not going to be capturing any photos worth my while. My plan to stack two vari-ND filters on my 400mm lens was a failed plan as it was introducing too much reflection and ghosting of the sun. Before I gave up hope though I talked with the people around me who knew what they were doing. While I didn’t know any of the people around me, they were well versed in photographing solar eclipses and I was able to glean enough information from them allowing me to create a makeshift solar filter from a pair of eclipse glasses I received from a friend. By holding the filter over my lens I was one step closer to getting a decent shot.

2 minutes later another photographer came over to set up his camera. Space filled up quickly at the rest stop so I offered to remove my extra tripod & camera so he could set up. We got to talking and low and behold he lived about a mile from me. Seeing that I was holding up a filter to my camera by hand he offered to give me a piece of thick paper, blue painters tape and scissors. I instantly took him up on his offer and made an impromptu custom fitted solar filter from my eclipse glasses. It was because of the generosity of several people (my friend providing the eclipse glasses, a stranger providing various supplies and the collective knowledge of the people around me) that allowed me to successfully photograph my first solar eclipse.


Final Thoughts

Back when I was in Glacier National Park it seemed that the ethos of fellow photographers were as bad as they could be. My outlook on the photography community was at an all time low. After my time in Lassen my faith was completely restored. Yes there are always bad apples out there, but at the same time there are some incredible people who are always happy to help.

Over the past year I’ve continued to probe and experiment to see exactly what is the state of ethos and camaraderie amongst photographers and along the way I’ve learned a few important things that lay the foundation to the “good” (if not great):

1. It always pays to talk to your neighboring photographers.

2. Be as generous to others as you’d like others to be with you.

3. Never assume anything when sizing up a photographer as you never know who might be setting up next to you.

4. Always share your contact info to swap notes and see each others photos after the shoot.

5. Don’t get so caught up in your shoot that you lose sight of having fun and making new friends.

So while there’s always a presence of photographers that are good, bad and ugly, the ratio of these types of photographers is dependent on you. The more generous and considerate you are with others, the more generous and considerate others will be with you and those they encounter on their future outings.

Twisted Trees

Twisted Trees, Glacier National Park

You can Follow Jim @ JMG-Galleries-Jim M. Goldstein on Google+ under Photography And Art. He’s an awesome photographer and has some great tips about taking pictures.

Or you can Follow his blogs on WordPress @ Landscape, Nature And Travel Photography.

To see his work check out his JMG Galleries.

Keep your thinking cap on.

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