Friday, July 31, 2009

Reflection...

Water.
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Something to think about ....Please Read.

 

 

America, Canada , all Europe ..... Needs a President like this

  

Prime Minister Kevin Rudd - Australia

Muslims who want to live under Islamic Sharia law were told on Wednesday to get out of Australia , as the government targeted radicals in a bid to head off potential terror attacks

Separately, Howard angered some Australian Muslims on Wednesday by saying he supported spy agencies monitoring the nation's mosques. 
Quote: 'IMMIGRANTS, NOT AUSTRALIANS, MUST ADAPT. Take It Or Leave It. I am tired of this nation worrying about whether we are offending some individual or their culture. Since the terrorist attacks on Bali , we have experienced a surge in patriotism by the majority of Australians'. 


'This culture has been developed over two centuries of struggles, trials and victories by millions of men and women who have sought freedom'. 'We speak mainly ENGLISH, not Spanish, Lebanese, Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Russian, or any other language. Therefore, if you wish to become part of our society . Learn the language!' 


'Most Australians believe in God. This is not some Christian, right wing, political push, but a fact, because Christian men and women, on Christian principles, founded this nation, and this is clearly documented. It is certainly appropriate to display it on the walls of our schools. If God offends you, then I suggest you consider another part of the world as your new home, because God is part of our culture.' 


'We will accept your beliefs, and will not question why. All we ask is that you accept ours, and live in harmony and peaceful enjoyment with us.' 


'This is OUR COUNTRY, OUR LAND, and OUR LIFESTYLE, and we will allow you every opportunity to enjoy all this. But once you are done complaining, whining, and griping about Our Flag, Our Pledge, Our Christian beliefs, or Our Way of Life, I highly encourage you take advantage of one other great Australian freedom, 

'THE RIGHT TO LEAVE'.'


'If you aren't happy here then LEAVE. We didn't force you to come here. You asked to be here. So accept the country YOU accepted.' 

Maybe if we circulate this , American citizens will find the backbone to start speaking and voicing the same truths.

If you agree, please SEND THIS ON.

 

 

God is Funny!

Woodville Texas does not use Surge Protectors!
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DSC01612 Power Plant


DSC01612 Power Plant, originally uploaded by RMStringer.

Austin Road Trip starting in Jasper on 7-24-2009 and ending on 7-25-2009 back in Jasper. Jimmy Freeman, Forest Jones and Myself...

I love this photo but i want to go back and do it from another angle. The colors ad the night sky are just wonderful. The red hue is from the big sign on it.

Exposure: 10
Aperture: f/7.1
Focal Length: 18 mm
ISO Speed: 200

Stairs in Black and White


Stairs in Black and White, originally uploaded by RMStringer.

Austin Road Trip starting in Jasper on 7-24-2009 and ending on 7-25-2009 back in Jasper. Jimmy Freeman, Forest Jones and Myself...

This was taken during the same time period as the bird. It was about 12.45pm with the Sun still overhead and no clouds. This was another hard photo to take because of the conditions. There is not much contrast in the photo except from the shadow on the left of the photo. I like it and it was very fun to take in Black and White.

Exposure: 0.001 sec (1/1000)
Aperture: f/5.0
Focal Length: 26 mm
ISO Speed: 200

Black on White...


Black on White..., originally uploaded by RMStringer.

Austin Road Trip starting in Jasper on 7-24-2009 and ending on 7-25-2009 back in Jasper. Jimmy Freeman, Forest Jones and Myself...

I love the Black Bird on the white painted cement. I was following the bird walking on the hand rail. I was about 7 feet away from him and then he flew above me to the white cement. He walked along it for a while and then took off. It was a hard photo to take due to the lighting conditions, no clouds, no shade and about 12.30pm with Sun overhead.

Exposure: 0.001 sec (1/1250)
Aperture: f/5.6
Focal Length: 70 mm
ISO Speed: 200

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Pretty Sky!

Lake Sam Rayburn TX.
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Island Sunset!

Lake Sam Rayburn TX.
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Black & White Sunset!

Rattlesnake Island. Lake Sam Rayburn TX.
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West...

Lake Sam Rayburn TX.
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Saturday, July 25, 2009

Buna Sky...

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Under Congress!

Austin Tx.
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Power Plant

Austin Tx
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Friday, July 24, 2009

DSC00934: Sunset Rattlesnake 1.0

4th Of July!! Lake Sam Rayburn Texas: Rattlesnake Island!!!

Another in the Sunset Series.
Later on in the evening, more boats have gone...
I love how the bodies are in silhouette against the water and the deep tones i achieved using a "Center Weighted" metering mode for this photo.
It lets you know that the night is just about upon the people left on the island and the wonderment of what is to come later...

Exposure: 1/4000 sec
Aperture: f/7.1
Focal Length: 60 mm
ISO Speed: 200

DSC00928: Sunset on Rattlesnake

4th Of July!! Lake Sam Rayburn Texas: Rattlesnake Island!!!

I love how the bodies are in silhouette against the water and the deep tones i achieved using a "Center Weighted" metering mode for this photo.
It lets you know that the night is just about upon the people left on the island and the wonderment of what is to come later...

Exposure: 1/4000 sec
Aperture: f/5.6
Focal Length: 35 mm
ISO Speed: 200

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Evening Flash Photography 1.0


Evening Flash Photography 1.0, originally uploaded by RMStringer.

Evening time using the F58AM Flash on TTL Mode with the Omin-Bounce 580 Diffuser shooting with the Minolta 35-105mm Lens in TTL Mode.

I think that this is perhaps one of the best "Still Life" photos that i have taken in a long time. The colors are captured nicely by the diffused flash.


Exposure: 0.01 sec (1/100)
Aperture: f/9.0
Focal Length: 70 mm
ISO Speed: 400

Lone Rose...

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Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Friday, July 17, 2009

Going East...

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Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Frost!

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Lake Travis!

Taken from The Oasis. Austin Tx.
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Austin!

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Monday, July 13, 2009

Fire Aftermath on Rattlesnake Island!

Rattlesnake Island was a hill left after the lake was flooded in the 1960s. It is a big attraction to locals and vacationers alike due to its sandy beaches and close proximity to many of the camping parks on Lake Sam Rayburn.

A fire started by someone who threw down a cigarette on the island started a small blaze on Sunday, it was put out by Island Patrons and thought to be extinguished at the time they all left around 8pm. It was reported at 2.30am on 7.13.2009 that the whole island was on fire.

I was called by a friend and took my camera to go and look at the Island from the bank and these are some Panorama Images that i made from several different lenses that i took to use.

Most of the damage was to the underbrush and pine straw that was laying on the ground. Whith the unusually dry conditions in the Lakes area, the fire danger is very high and people need to be very cautious and mindful where they throw their cigarettes.

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Fire On Island.

East side blaze started by cigarette around 1pm. It was put out but later restarted during night.
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Monday, July 06, 2009

Charter Member!

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Saturday, July 04, 2009