Thursday, December 31, 2009

New Years Eve!!

It has been a very interesting year for all of us.  Some tears as well as laughs were heard and shed. My wish for 2010 is for it to be a better year than 2009 was for all of us. Sure, it has been good in some aspects, for one, my Photography has been taken to a new level, my life has made some interesting turns and I have meet some great people. I moved back to Texas to help family and re-find myself so I can be a better person. 

 

You never know what will come you way when one door closes and another unexpected door opens.  Embrace the challenges that come in 2010 and lets have  fun doing it together. Look for more bigger and better things from me in 2010 to appear on this very site. 

 

Until then, my friends, have a very safe New Years Eve and if you party, do it responsibly.  Please come home alive…

 

 

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Monday, December 28, 2009

Evening Lake...

My grandfathers lake. Taken With My 3.2 Megapixel Lg Dare. Powered by Blogger and Sony Alpha 200 DSLR cameras: http:// Www.RMStringerPhotography.com These are the things that were and shall be again: http://www.thechromenovel.com {} http://www.billypurgatory.com
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Sunday, December 27, 2009

Cloud Horse

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Friday, December 25, 2009

Christmas Sunset...

Lake Sam Rayburn TX. RR 255 Taken With My 3.2 Megapixel Lg Dare. Powered by Blogger and Sony Alpha 200 DSLR cameras: http:// Www.RMStringerPhotography.com These are the things that were and shall be again: http://www.thechromenovel.com {} http://www.billypurgatory.com
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Convergence...

Lake Sam Rayburn after a Cold Front came through our area. Taken With My 3.2 Megapixel Lg Dare. Powered by Blogger and Sony Alpha 200 DSLR cameras: http:// Www.RMStringerPhotography.com
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Merry Christmas Everyone!!






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Thursday, December 24, 2009

Cold Merry Christmas!

Looking on Lake Sam Rayburn from RR 255. Taken With My 3.2 Megapixel Lg Dare. Powered by Blogger and Sony Alpha 200 DSLR cameras: http:// Www.RMStringerPhotography.com
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Nuclear Evening...


DSC00981, originally uploaded by RMStringer.

Lake Sam Rayburn Sunset December 9, 2009. Taken at the Twine Dikes Park boat ramp using the Quantaray 70-300mm Tele-Macro lens. I used different Metering Modes for this set.

I love how the water looks like metal or something other than what it is. The clouds almost look like a bomb exploded in the distance and we are seeing the aftermath...

Exposure:0.001 sec (1/1250)
Aperture:f/4.0
Focal Length:70 mm
ISO Speed:200

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Photography Show!!

Hey Folks, I am going to do a Photography Show here in Jasper Texas with 3 other photogs on April 3, 2010 going for 5 weeks at THE EAST TEXAS REGIONAL ARTS CENTER in Jasper Texas. Please come and help support Me and the Arts Center that night!!

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Tuesday, December 22, 2009

From Forrest Jones

  “Experience has proven that the simplest method of securing a silent weapon and gaining control of the public is to keep them undisciplined and ignorant of basic systems principles on the one hand, while keeping them confused, disorganised, and distracted with matters of no real importance on the other hand.This is achieved by:

1. disengaging their minds; sabotaging their mental activities; providing a low-quality programme of public education in mathematics, systems design and economics, and discouraging technical creativity.

 2. engaging their emotions, increasing their self indulgence and their indulgence in emotional and physical    activities by:
     a) unrelenting emotional affrontations and attacks (mental and emotional rape) by way of a constant barrage of sex, violence, and wars in the media - especially the TV and the newspapers.
     b) giving them what they desire - in excess - “junk food for thought” - and depriving them of what they      really need.
     c) rewriting history and law and subjecting the public to the deviant creation, thus being able to shift their  thinking from personal needs to highly fabricated outside priorities. These preclude their interest in, and discovery of, the silent weapons of social automation technology.

The general rule is that there is profit in confusion; the more confusion, the more profit. Therefore the best approach is to create problems and then offer solutions.In summary:

Media: Keep the adult public attention diverted away from the real social issues, and captivated by matters of no real importance.

Schools: Keep the young public ignorant of real mathematics, real economics, real law, and real history.

Entertainment: Keep the public entertainment below a sixth grade level.

Work:  Keep the public busy, busy, busy, with no time to think; back on the farm with the other animals.”


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Monday, December 21, 2009

Old Home 1.0


Old Home 1.0, originally uploaded by RMStringer.

Taken on HWY 59 North just south of Goodrich Texas. Old and abandoned farm house taken in 16:9 Aspect Ration using the Sony 18-70mm Lens.

The old place on the side of the road, left to fall down and damaged from a storm. No longer of any use to anyone...

Exposure: 0.001 sec (1/800)
Aperture: f/5.6
Focal Length: 18 mm
ISO Speed: 200

Old Home 1.5


Old Home 1.5, originally uploaded by RMStringer.

Taken on HWY 59 North just south of Goodrich Texas. Old and abandoned farm house taken in 16:9 Aspect Ration using the Sony 18-70mm Lens.

Wanting to look in through the broken glass. Look at the uneven wood and how the house has decayed through no use.

Exposure:0.001 sec (1/1600)
Aperture:f/5.6
Focal Length:70 mm
ISO Speed:200

Gentel Shadows...


Gentel Shadows..., originally uploaded by RMStringer.

Taken with the Sony 18-70mm Lens close to Lake Sam Rayburn Dam on RR 255.

I love the shadows cast on the dieing grass seen in this photo. The colors of Fall are ever depicted here with shorter days and cooler temps...

Exposure:0.002 sec (1/640)
Aperture:f/5.0
Focal Length:18 mm
ISO Speed:200

Old Home 1.9


Old Home 1.9, originally uploaded by RMStringer.

Taken on HWY 59 North just south of Goodrich Texas. Old and abandoned farm house taken in 16:9 Aspect Ration using the Sony 18-70mm Lens.

Looking at a lost life. Who lived here and where are they now to leave stuff like this in the floor. The home is is very bad shape. I could not stop myself from getting some photos of it today...

Exposure:0.05 sec (1/20)
Aperture:f/5.6
Focal Length:18 mm
ISO Speed:200

Looking South.

Leaving Forrest Hills today. Taken With My 3.2 Megapixel Lg Dare. Http://Www.RMStringerPhotography.com
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Mack: Christmas

 

Thanks to Mack Hall for letting me print this.

 

The Arts of Christmas

 

Christmas is pretty.  Of all the holidays, both religious and secular, Christmas inspires more and better attempts at literary, visual, and musical art than all the others.  Easter, the premiere Christian holy day, ends its somber Lenten anticipation with beautiful music celebrating the Resurrection, but in popular culture is almost ignored.  Independence Day is red, white, blue, explosions, and John Philip Sousa, which are okay, but no one spends four weeks in preparation for the Fourth.  The religious holidays of All Souls and All Saints have been perverted into the ghastly Halloween, and Thanksgiving barely makes a nod at the Pilgrim fathers before dismembering a turkey and then yelling at a footer match on television.

 

But with Christmas comes art.

 

Arnold Friberg, who painted one of the most famous versions of Washington at prayer, wisely said that art which has to be explained is not art at all.

 

And so it is with Christmas.  A Christmas tree needs no explanation, not even to an infant – it simply is, with its colored lights and angels and glass globes and "Baby's First Christmas" ornament.  Adults argue whether Christmas trees are pagan in origin (they probably are), and certainly the aforementioned Pilgrim fathers banned Christmas trees (and Christmas itself) as Romish corruptions, but a child in his wisdom delights in trees.

 

Christmas music, too, never requires National Public Radio gaseous exhalations invoking such Charlie Brown teacher-isms as "fusion," "inculturation," and "textual analysis."  Handel's glorious music is as clear to an atonal simpleton like me as it is to James Levine of the New York Phil.  Fr. Franz Gruber's simple and sublime "Stille Nacht" and Gene Autry's jolly "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" as a contract piece for Montgomery Ward both have their places in the canon, one to honor the birth of the Savior and the other to honor the cash-register. 

 

Any time a Hallmark Christmas movie is broadcast an angel rips its wings off, but there is a lengthy catalogue of great Christmas films, including Holiday Inn, The Bishop's Wife, The Shop Around the Corner, Miracle on 34th Street, and Christmas in Connecticut.  John Wayne's Three Godfathers, with its themes of sacrifice and redemption, is laden with Christmas allusions.  Every year Linus Van Pelt in A Charlie Brown Christmas reads to us the infancy narrative from St. Luke, and he doesn't need a voice-over narrator to explain it all to us.

 

And, hey, don't shoot your eye out.

 

In the 13th century St. Francis of Assisi set up the first Nativity scene, forever giving serious sculptors and even more serious manufacturers a subject for artistic endeavors of varying quality.  Perhaps the best Nativity scenes are the cheap ones the children can play with.  Since World War II this Catholic tradition has become popular with other Christian faithful, just in time for public displays to be shut down by some local courts, who understand it very well. 

 

Happily there was no Martha Stewart at Bethlehem to instruct Mary on decorating the Stable just so.  If Christmas begins with a stable, as St. Luke and Linus remind us, need it continue in a museum-display living room on the cover of Southern Living?  One does not imagine the Blessed Mother apologizing to the shepherds because "the stable is a mess." 

 

Nativity scenes remain simple, which is a small miracle.  In churches one sees other Christian symbols, including statues and crucifixes, which appear to have been beaten out of scrap metal by a disturbed chimpanzee with a sledge hammer.  Church committees are often deceived into paying good money for debris when a disciple of Billy Mays saliva-sprays them with polysyllabic adjectives explaining what his purported art means.  As with the emperor's new clothes, few people have the courage to say "I DO know something about art, and this ain't it, pal."

 

But art has left the humble Stable alone, not fitting it out with rocket pods or even running water, and a little child can place the Infant Jesus in His manger between Mary and Joseph, set the camels here – or maybe there? – and the ox and the shepherds where she feels they need to be, not where a decorator with a color chart and the rule of three says they must be.  Little children pretty much know how Christmas should be, and their play is the best art of all.

 

Merry Christmas, everyone.

 

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Looking North: Vacancy...


Looking North: Vacancy..., originally uploaded by RMStringer.

Taken with the Sony 18-70mm Lens close to Lake Sam Rayburn Dam on RR 255.

This is a little sitting hut overlooking a low bluff overlooking the lake. A cold Front had blown through the area and you can see the "white caps" on the water looking north. I love the muted late afternoon sun and sky in this photo. It looks and feels like Fall...

Exposure: 0.002 sec (1/640)
Aperture: f/5.0
Focal Length: 30 mm
ISO Speed: 200

Laurel and the Electric Circus 1.0

Laurel and the Electric Circus at Solley's Disco December 19, 2009. Taken using the Sony 18-70mm and theSony HVL-F58AM Flash with an Omni-Bounce 580 Diffuser.

Laurel and the Electric Circus 1.3

Laurel and the Electric Circus at Solley's Disco December 19, 2009. Taken using the Sony 18-70mm and theSony HVL-F58AM Flash with an Omni-Bounce 580 Diffuser.

Laurel and the Electric Circus 1.10

Laurel and the Electric Circus at Solley's Disco December 19, 2009. Taken using the Sony 18-70mm and theSony HVL-F58AM Flash with an Omni-Bounce 580 Diffuser.

Laurel and the Electric Circus 1.12

Laurel and the Electric Circus at Solley's Disco December 19, 2009. Taken using the Sony 18-70mm and theSony HVL-F58AM Flash with an Omni-Bounce 580 Diffuser.

Laurel and the Electric Circus 1.29

Laurel and the Electric Circus live at Solley's Disco December 18, 2009. Taken using the Quantaray 70-300mm Tele-Macro and the Sony HVL-F58AM Flash with an Omni-Bounce 580 Diffuser.

Laurel and the Electric Circus 1.25

Laurel and the Electric Circus live at Solley's Disco December 18, 2009. Taken using the Quantaray 70-300mm Tele-Macro and the Sony HVL-F58AM Flash with an Omni-Bounce 580 Diffuser.

Laurel and the Electric Circus 1.23

Laurel and the Electric Circus live at Solley's Disco December 18, 2009. Taken using the Quantaray 70-300mm Tele-Macro and the Sony HVL-F58AM Flash with an Omni-Bounce 580 Diffuser.

Laurel and the Electric Circus 1.31

Laurel and the Electric Circus live at Solley's Disco December 18, 2009. Taken using the Quantaray 70-300mm Tele-Macro and the Sony HVL-F58AM Flash with an Omni-Bounce 580 Diffuser.

Laurel and the Electric Circus 1.44

Laurel and the Electric Circus at Solley's Disco December 19, 2009. Taken using the Sony 18-70mm and theSony HVL-F58AM Flash with an Omni-Bounce 580 Diffuser.

Santa!

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Laura and the Electric Circus

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Wednesday, December 16, 2009

50mm f/1.7 1.2


50mm f/1.7 1.2, originally uploaded by RMStringer.

Orchid bloom this summer.

Exposure: 0.002 sec (1/500)
Aperture: f/1.7
Focal Length: 50 mm
ISO Speed: 200

Kitty Bokeh


DSC05175: Kitty Bokeh, originally uploaded by RMStringer.

This is Ghost, she is coming to live with me in Texas this weekend...

Christmas 2008
She was sitting on the bookcase looking out of the patio door. I love the tree in the background out of focus and the reflection of the lights from the tree to the right of her.

Exposure: 0.033 sec (1/30)
Aperture: f/1.7
Focal Length: 50 mm
ISO Speed: 200

Welding with Minolta 50mm f/1.7 Prime


DSC07945, originally uploaded by RMStringer.

Taken using the Minolta 50mm f/1.7 Prime lens at work the other day. He is using a MIG welding rig to weld on aluminum. I love how the light is very soft and not harsh, illuminating his shirt

Exposure: 0.008 sec (1/125)
Aperture: f/6.3
Focal Length: 50 mm
ISO Speed: 200

Monday, December 14, 2009

Wounded Hearts Band


Wounded Hearts Band, originally uploaded by RMStringer.

Wounded Hearts Band live at Solley's Disco Friday ,12.11.2009 Photos taken with the Sony 18-70mm Lens and the Sony HVL-F58Am Flash using an Omni-Bounce 580 diffuser.

Wounded Hearts Band


Wounded Hearts Band, originally uploaded by RMStringer.

Wounded Hearts Band live at Solley's Disco Friday ,12.11.2009 Photos taken with the Sony 18-70mm Lens and the Sony HVL-F58Am Flash using an Omni-Bounce 580 diffuser.

Wounded Hearts Band


Wounded Hearts Band, originally uploaded by RMStringer.

Wounded Hearts Band live at Solley's Disco Friday ,12.11.2009 Photos taken with the Sony 18-70mm Lens and the Sony HVL-F58Am Flash using an Omni-Bounce 580 diffuser.

Wounded Hearts Band


Wounded Hearts Band, originally uploaded by RMStringer.

Wounded Hearts Band live at Solley's Disco Friday ,12.11.2009 Photos taken with the Sony 18-70mm Lens and the Sony HVL-F58Am Flash using an Omni-Bounce 580 diffuser.

Wounded Hearts Band


Wounded Hearts Band, originally uploaded by RMStringer.

Wounded Hearts Band live at Solley's Disco Friday ,12.11.2009 Photos taken with the Sony 18-70mm Lens and the Sony HVL-F58Am Flash using an Omni-Bounce 580 diffuser.

Wounded Hearts Band


Wounded Hearts Band, originally uploaded by RMStringer.

Wounded Hearts Band live at Solley's Disco Friday ,12.11.2009 Photos taken with the Sony 18-70mm Lens and the Sony HVL-F58Am Flash using an Omni-Bounce 580 diffuser.

Natchitoches LA Christmas Festival of Lights 1.74

Saturday, December 5
83rd Annual Christmas Festival, Louisiana’s premiere holiday event.
The Festival of Lights begins November 21 and lasts into the New Year. The Natchitoches (Nack-a-tish) Christmas Festival has been held on the first weekend in December since 1927. Website address is www.christmasfestival.com/ The photos were taken on the Keyser Ave bridge over the Cane River using the Sony 18-70mm Lens was used with The Opteka wired remote.

Natchitoches LA Christmas Festival of Lights 1.73

Saturday, December 5
83rd Annual Christmas Festival, Louisiana’s premiere holiday event.
The Festival of Lights begins November 21 and lasts into the New Year. The Natchitoches (Nack-a-tish) Christmas Festival has been held on the first weekend in December since 1927. Website address is www.christmasfestival.com/ The photos were taken on the Keyser Ave bridge over the Cane River using the Sony 18-70mm Lens was used with The Opteka wired remote.

Natchitoches LA Christmas Festival of Lights 1.42

Saturday, December 5
83rd Annual Christmas Festival, Louisiana’s premiere holiday event.
The Festival of Lights begins November 21 and lasts into the New Year. The Natchitoches (Nack-a-tish) Christmas Festival has been held on the first weekend in December since 1927. Website address is www.christmasfestival.com/ The photos were taken on the Keyser Ave bridge over the Cane River using the Sony 18-70mm Lens was used with The Opteka wired remote.

Natchitoches LA Christmas Festival of Lights 1.35

Saturday, December 5
83rd Annual Christmas Festival, Louisiana’s premiere holiday event.
The Festival of Lights begins November 21 and lasts into the New Year. The Natchitoches (Nack-a-tish) Christmas Festival has been held on the first weekend in December since 1927. Website address is www.christmasfestival.com/ The photos were taken on the Keyser Ave bridge over the Cane River using the Sony 18-70mm Lens was used with The Opteka wired remote.

Natchitoches LA Christmas Festival of Lights 1.32

Saturday, December 5
83rd Annual Christmas Festival, Louisiana’s premiere holiday event.
The Festival of Lights begins November 21 and lasts into the New Year. The Natchitoches (Nack-a-tish) Christmas Festival has been held on the first weekend in December since 1927. Website address is www.christmasfestival.com/ The photos were taken on the Keyser Ave bridge over the Cane River using the Sony 18-70mm Lens was used with The Opteka wired remote.

DSC00983


DSC00983, originally uploaded by RMStringer.

Lake Sam Rayburn Sunset December 9, 2009. Taken at the Twine Dikes Park boat ramp using the Quantaray 70-300mm Tele-Macro lens. I used different Metering Modes for this set.

DSC00986


DSC00986, originally uploaded by RMStringer.

Lake Sam Rayburn Sunset December 9, 2009. Taken at the Twine Dikes Park boat ramp using the Quantaray 70-300mm Tele-Macro lens. I used different Metering Modes for this set.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Soundswaves

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Saturday, December 12, 2009

Blue Christmas

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