Sunday, January 31, 2010

DSC01275


DSC01275, originally uploaded by RMStringer.

Forever Falls live at Solley's Disco Saturday Night January 30, 2010. 1st Ever Pimps & Ho's Ball!!!

DSC01270


DSC01270, originally uploaded by RMStringer.

Forever Falls live at Solley's Disco Saturday Night January 30, 2010. 1st Ever Pimps & Ho's Ball!!!

DSC01295


DSC01295, originally uploaded by RMStringer.

Forever Falls live at Solley's Disco Saturday Night January 30, 2010. 1st Ever Pimps & Ho's Ball!!!

DSC01320


DSC01320, originally uploaded by RMStringer.

Forever Falls live at Solley's Disco Saturday Night January 30, 2010. 1st Ever Pimps & Ho's Ball!!!

DSC01289


DSC01289, originally uploaded by RMStringer.

Forever Falls live at Solley's Disco Saturday Night January 30, 2010. 1st Ever Pimps & Ho's Ball!!!

DSC01270


DSC01270, originally uploaded by RMStringer.

Forever Falls live at Solley's Disco Saturday Night January 30, 2010. 1st Ever Pimps & Ho's Ball!!!

DSC01166


DSC01166, originally uploaded by RMStringer.

Forever Falls live at Solley's Disco Saturday Night January 30, 2010. 1st Ever Pimps & Ho's Ball!!!

DSC01067


DSC01067, originally uploaded by RMStringer.

Forever Falls live at Solley's Disco Saturday Night January 30, 2010. 1st Ever Pimps & Ho's Ball!!!

Lonley...

Lake Sam Rayburn TX. Taken With My 3.2 Megapixel Lg Dare. Http://Www.RMStringerPhotography.com
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X marks the spot.

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Saturday, January 30, 2010

Forever Falls!

Live at Solleys Disco! Taken With My 3.2 Megapixel Lg Dare. Http://Www.RMStringerPhotography.com
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Thursday, January 28, 2010

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

St Thomas, Emerald Resort


St Thomas, Emerald Resort, originally uploaded by RMStringer.

They lived around the resort and we were able to feed them by hand. They loved potato chips.

Uploaded by RMStringer on 17 Mar 07, 6.15PM CST.

National Audio-Visual Conservation Center


Picture 075, originally uploaded by RMStringer.

I worked here for a while living in Virginia.

The $120 million Library of Congress National Audio-Visual Conservation Center consolidates audio-visual collections
from four states and the District of
Columbia into the world’s largest and
most comprehensive collection of moving
images and sound recordings.
The 415,000-sq.-ft. project involves
the adaptive reuse of a former Cold War
bunker built into a hillside.

http://midatlantic.construction.com/projects/MA_BestOf2007.pdf

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Mack: New Sayings from the Old West


Thanks to Mack Hall for letting me publish this.

 
New Sayings from the Old West
 
Cinema, like jazz, is an art form that originates in America, and America's optimistic view of herself is best shown in western films.  Actors as different in their political views as John Wayne and Gregory Peck found common ground in their depictions of western heroes to demonstrate their love of country.
 
The shabby revisionist westerns of the 1960s are rightly ignored now, and new generations celebrate America and the themes of love, loyalty, and community with the great films of the 1930s, 40s, and 50s.   A few lonely producers still make good western films (Broken Trail comes to mind) about imperfect men and women finding the best in themselves in hard times, and this gives us hope for the future of the art of film.
 
But imagine the dialogue in films had the good old movies been made as 1960's cynicism and anti-heroism:
 
"He'll do to ride the river with." / "He'll do to work out at the health and wellness center with."
 
"We all fought in the war, Colonel." / "We all protested America's evil, fascistic, imperial wars, you militaristic oppressor!"
 
"Gimme a beer, barkeep." / "Construct me a double-decaf-latte-cinnamon-swish, barista."
 
"Whatever else the young man is, he's a fine judge of horseflesh." / "Whatever else the young person is, they're a fine judge of postwar Bulgarian existentialist cinema."
 
"Outlaws!" / "Marginalized and dispossessed agricultural workers with revisionist attitudes towards property rights!"
 
"Injuns!" / "Native Americans with anger-management issues!"
 
"Cantankerous old mule!" / "Quasi-domesticated quadrupedal service animal!"
 
"Senor, we have the finest baths between Mexico City and New Orleans." / "Senor, we feature an exclusive half-day spa experience with all-natural scented candles, a licensed masseur, and a complimentary selection of herbal teas."
 
"Circle the wagons!" / "Valet parking!"
 
"Boots and saddles!" / "Designer flip-flops and Corinthian leather seats!"
 
"She's a purty little filly." / "She just filed sexism charges on me."
 
"Fill your hand, you (ess of a bee)!" / "I'm referring this confrontation to the arbitrator for resolution."
 
"They've holed up in that old church at the end of the street." / "They've sought refuge in Swami  Abbub's ashram on HeatherWood Lane."
 
"I'm ridin' shotgun." / "I'm ridin' pepper spray."
 
"Your fault.  My fault.  Nobody's fault.  If that boy gets hurt I'm gonna kill you." / "Free to be you and me."
 
"Check your guns at the edge of town." / "Kindly switch off all cell 'phones and other electronic devices."
 
"I need a grubstake." / "I'm giving you this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to invest in gold."
 
"Sorry, son, that leg's got to come off." / "But because of the medical lawsuits I have to leave you alone and let you die."
 
"Ol' Doc Boone's a drunk." / "Senor citizen Doctor Boone suffers chemical-dependence issues."
 
"Ain't nothin' prettier than the desert cactus in bloom in early spring." / "Did you remember my allergy medications?"
 
"Hank, where are your spurs?" / "Hank, where are the keys to your Toyota?"
 
"Hand over that strongbox or we'll shoot." / "Hand over those pretty shoes with the checkmark on 'em or we'll shoot."
 
"All aboard for Lordsburg!" / "But first we have to wand all of you and strip-search Grandma."
 
"Bugler, sound the charge." / "Bugler, twitter Washington for permission for us to defend ourselves."
 
"Chester, I'm going over to the Longbranch Saloon." / "Chester, I'm off for my two o'clock  encounter group."
 
And finally, an old cowboy, a figure perhaps of John Wayne, rides with his son to a ridge overlooking a valley:
 
"Son, see that old Spanish church?  Someday, someone will bulldoze it flat and replace it with a mosque.  And over there where those deer are grazing will be a mucho grande gas station selling made-in-China western souvenirs.  The trailer park will be over there where those 100-year-old cacti are now, and a motel will cover the Indian burial grounds.  The Old West is passing."
 
"Dad, where will they put the shopping mall?  I need a new pair of knee-pants, and a tee-shirt with somebody else's name on it, and the new Monster-Kill-Kill game."
 
-30-





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WIll be 11x17


WIll be 11x17, originally uploaded by RMStringer.

Contender! Taken February 28, 2009 in East St Louis.

WIll be 11x17


WIll be 11x17, originally uploaded by RMStringer.

Contender!

Photos of HWY 255 West going across the South End of Lake Sam Rayburn were taken with the 18-70mm lens.

WIll be 11x17


WIll be 11x17, originally uploaded by RMStringer.

Taken August 14, 2009 in Houston Texas. Contender!

WIll be 11x17


WIll be 11x17, originally uploaded by RMStringer.

May 30, 2009 Missouri Botanical Gardens. St Louis, MO Contender!

Will be 16x20


Will be 16x20, originally uploaded by RMStringer.

Another Contender for April 3 photo show.

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...

Jefferson Theater


DSC07106, originally uploaded by RMStringer.

Taken in Beaumont Texas February 13, 2009 Another contender for April 3 photo show.

WIll be 11x17


WIll be 11x17, originally uploaded by RMStringer.

Another Contender for April 3

A Contender for April 3


Will be 16x20, originally uploaded by RMStringer.

F-18
I was at the Air Power Over The Midwest Air Show today at Scott Air Force Base. I took this today, it is a 1 in a Million photo! I cannot believe that I got this photo.

High speed pass over the viewing area. We had a very humid day and i was able to get this photo of the "Vapor Cone" around the plane.

Exposure: 1/4000 sec
Aperture: f/4.5
Focal Length: 140 mm
ISO Speed: 200

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Laurel and the Electric Circus

Solley'S Disco. Brookland Texas. Taken With My 3.2 Megapixel Lg Dare. Powered by Blogger and Sony Alpha 200 DSLR cameras: http:// Www.RMStringerPhotography.com Lake Sam Rayburn TX.
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Friday, January 22, 2010

Photo Set on Flickr

This is the link on Flickr for the set of photos that are contenders to be displayed at my Photography Show to be held at the

East Texas Regional Arts Center located in Jasper Texas starting April 3.  The show will go for 5 weeks.

Here is the link:  http://www.flickr.com/photos/rmstringer/sets/72157623134064751/  




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Meguiar's NXT Generation Tech Wax 2.0 is what i used on it.
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Wednesday, January 20, 2010

255 West

Cloudy Lake Sam Rayburn TX. 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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Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Blacktop Outlaw: Tyson Russell

Blacktop Outlaw are Danny Dillon (right) and Tyson Russell (left)! First time live at Solley's Diso! Photos taken with the Sony 18-70mm Lens and the Sony HVL-F58AM Flash.

Blacktop Outlaw: Danny Dillion

Blacktop Outlaw are Danny Dillon (right) and Tyson Russell (left)! First time live at Solley's Diso! Photos taken with the Sony 18-70mm Lens and the Sony HVL-F58AM Flash

Blacktop Outlaw 1.0


Blacktop Outlaw 1.0, originally uploaded by RMStringer.

Blacktop Outlaw are Danny Dillon (right) and Tyson Russell (left)! First time live at Solley's Diso! Photos taken with the Sony 18-70mm Lens and the Sony HVL-F58AM Flash.

Longhorns!

Zavalla Texas. 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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Monday, January 18, 2010

Mack: If they told the truth...

Thanks to Mack Hall for letting me post this!

If They Told Us the Truth…
 
 
You are not a valued customer. 
 
Your telephone call is not important to us; if it were, a human would be talking to you.
 
This is just a few ounces of coffee pretending to be a pound.  We don't give a hamster's heinie about the poor farmers who grow it; we just stick on labels about "green" and "fair trade" and charge you more so you can feel good about being sensitive and ecological and, like, y'know, stuff.
 
We at (name of tractor company goes here) don't make the name-brand tee-shirts and plastic cups and all that other junk you buy; we make tractors.  Chinese companies, all ultimately controlled by the Red Chinese Army, pay us to use our name on their shoddy wares so you can wear a funny-looking hat and identify with a corporation that wouldn't care squash about you if it even knew you existed.
 
Well, yeah, we can paint one of our cars green for you.  Otherwise, there ain't no green cars.  Cars are four-wheeled machines that run on gasoline or electricity.  Some are more efficient that others. 
 
I'm not really the doctor of democracy; I dropped out of college, avoided military service, didn't vote until I was in my thirties, and got away with doctor-shopping prescription drugs because I'm rich.  And I got rich telling you how to live.  You know, if you think about it, and you won't, the only difference between me and the coffee shop windbag know-it-all is that I pass gas on the radio instead of at the front table.
 
This organic material is not farm fresh.  You bought it out of a store.  It was brought to the store in a truck.  It was stored somewhere before that.  It was shipped to that somewhere from a processing plant.  It spent some time in a processing plant.  It was shipped to the processing plant from where it was harvested or slaughtered.  We print this lie all the time, you know it's a lie, and you aren't offended by the lie.  Curious.
 
Nothing in this café or store was homemade.  A café or store is not a home.  If you want something homemade, go home and make it.
 
Made in China by underpaid workers who have no rights, no safety protection, no health insurance, no nothin'.  Hey, we're the folks who poison your pets and your children, and you keep buying from us.
 
We guarantee (that there is a three-dimensional object in this box you're buying from us.  Whether or not it is useful, aesthetically pleasing, or well-made has nothing to do with us.).
 
Unlimited usage (until you reach the limit).
 
Faster than dial-up (except when it isn't).
 
You pay us to wear our advertising, demonstrating that you have no sense of self.  We love it.  In a sane world we would pay you to wear our advertising, and your friends would pity you for doing so.
 
Our product has a low carbon footprint.  Come to think of it, nothing on this planet actually has a carbon footprint at all.  How dumb are you to believe our advertising about low carbon footprints, huh?
 
News alert – which is only the same stuff we've been telling you all week.
 
I have no intention of changing the culture in Washington.   If you elect me, I will become inside-the-beltway just like everyone else who goes there.  Now buy my book, don't do any critical thinking, be true believers, assemble in large groups to chant and wave, and feed my ego with your adoration.
 
It's the must-see movie of the year – and if we tell you that you must see it, you must obey.
 
User-friendly – hahahahahahahahhahahahahaaaaaaaa!
 
-30-


Rich O' Toole & Blacktp Outlaw


DSC00673, originally uploaded by RMStringer.

Find them at RichOToole.com

The full set can be found at Rich O' Toole Band.

Texas Country Music Performer: Rich O' Toole band Live in Concert at Solley's Disco Saturday, January 16, 2010. Taken with the Sony 18-70mm lens and the Sony HVL-F58AM Flash.

Acoustic...Rich O' Toole


DSC00627, originally uploaded by RMStringer.

Texas Country Music Performer: Rich O' Toole band Live in Concert at Solley's Disco Saturday, January 16, 2010. Taken with the Sony 18-70mm lens and the Sony HVL-F58AM Flash. Find them at RichOToole.com

The full set can be found at Rich O' Toole Band.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Rich on Acoustic!!


DSC00631, originally uploaded by RMStringer.

Texas Country Music Performer: Rich O' Toole band Live in Concert at Solley's Disco Saturday, January 16, 2010. Taken with the Quantaray 70-300mm lens and the Sony HVL-F58AM Flash. Find them at RichOToole.com

The full set can be found at Rich O' Toole Band.

Rocking at Solley's!!!


DSC00646, originally uploaded by RMStringer.

Texas Country Music Performer: Rich O' Toole band Live in Concert at Solley's Disco Saturday, January 16, 2010. Taken with the Sony 18-70mm lens and the Sony HVL-F58AM Flash.

Find them at RichOToole.com

The full set can be found at Rich O' Toole Band.

Drums!!!


DSC00540, originally uploaded by RMStringer.

Texas Country Music Performer: Rich O' Toole band Live in Concert at Solley's Disco Saturday, January 16, 2010. Taken with the Sony 18-70mm lens and the Sony HVL-F58AM Flash.

Find them at RichOToole.com

The full set can be found at Rich O' Toole Band.

DSC00539


DSC00539, originally uploaded by RMStringer.

Texas Country Music Performer: Rich O' Toole band Live in Concert at Solley's Disco Saturday, January 16, 2010. Taken with the Sony 18-70mm lens and the Sony HVL-F58AM Flash. Find them at RichOToole.com

The full set can be found at Rich O' Toole Band.

DSC00538


DSC00538, originally uploaded by RMStringer.

Texas Country Music Performer: Rich O' Toole band Live in Concert at Solley's Disco Saturday, January 16, 2010. Taken with the Sony 18-70mm lens and the Sony HVL-F58AM Flash. Find them at RichOToole.com

The full set can be found at Rich O' Toole Band.

DSC00537


DSC00537, originally uploaded by RMStringer.

Texas Country Music Performer: Rich O' Toole band Live in Concert at Solley's Disco Saturday, January 16, 2010. Taken with the Sony 18-70mm lens and the Sony HVL-F58AM Flash. Find them at RichOToole.com

The full set can be found at Rich O' Toole Band.

The Band


DSC00533, originally uploaded by RMStringer.
Band Members:
Justin McCart - Drums/Percussion
Jon Magill - Rhythm Guitar/Harmony Vocals
Chris Hagerty - Bass Guitar
Paul Eldridge - Lead Guitar/Harmony Vocals
Rich O'Toole - Guitar/Vocals


Texas Country Music Performer: Rich O' Toole band Live in Concert at Solley's Disco Saturday, January 16, 2010. Taken with the Sony 18-70mm lens and the Sony HVL-F58AM Flash.Find them at http://www.Richotoole.com

Full set is located at Rich O' Toole Band

DSC00524


DSC00524, originally uploaded by RMStringer.

Texas Country Music Performer: Rich O' Toole band Live in Concert at Solley's Disco Saturday, January 16, 2010. Taken with the Sony 18-70mm lens and the Sony HVL-F58AM Flash. Find them at http://www.Richotoole.com

Full set is located at Rich O' Toole Band

Pimps & Ho'S Bash!!!

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Thursday, January 14, 2010

DSC08801


DSC08801, originally uploaded by RMStringer.

Taken using the Minolta 35-105mm f/3.5-4.5 lens.

Exposure: 0.001 sec (1/800)
Aperture: f/4.5
Focal Length: 105 mm
ISO Speed: 200

DSC08802: MIG rig.


DSC08802: MIG rig., originally uploaded by RMStringer.

Here is a worker using a MIG welding rig to put 2 pieces of plate together.

Exposure: 0.001 sec (1/2000)
Aperture: f/4.5
Focal Length: 105 mm
ISO Speed: 200

Uploaded by RMStringer on 4 Oct 08, 9.11AM CST.

MIG Welding on Steel.


MIG Welding on Steel., originally uploaded by RMStringer.

Taken With My 3.2Mp LGVX9700 Dare
RMStringer

Uploaded by RMStringer on 16 Apr 09, 9.24PM CST

Transco Tower Plaza 1.2


Transco Tower Plaza 1.2, originally uploaded by RMStringer.

Taken All Around Houston Texas on Friday Night, August 14, 2009.

Uploaded by RMStringer on 16 Aug 09, 2.51PM CST.

Night Train...


Night Train..., originally uploaded by RMStringer.

Shot at locations around Beaumont Texas.

Taken at River Front Park. There was a train going over the tracks in this photo. It did not come out well as i was doing long exposures to get the lighting effect. I used my 18-70mm Lens for this photo.

Exposure: 33
Aperture: f/9.0
Focal Length: 24 mm
ISO Speed: 200

Uploaded by RMStringer on 22 Aug 09, 12.28PM CST

DSC02830


DSC02830, originally uploaded by RMStringer.

Shot at locations around Beaumont Texas. The old Pig Stand!

Uploaded by RMStringer on 22 Aug 09, 12.24PM CST.

Natchitoches LA Christmas Festival of Lights 1.10

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.

Uploaded by RMStringer on 6 Dec 09, 1.19AM CST.

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.

Uploaded by RMStringer on 6 Dec 09, 1.27AM CST

Church Street Bridge 1.0


Church Street Bridge 1.0, originally uploaded by RMStringer.

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.

Uploaded by RMStringer on 6 Dec 09, 1.29AM CST.