I'm a father, husband, marathoner, half marathoner and regular runner guy hoping to promote a healthy balanced lifestyle especially in the African-American community.
Water fun or Google +?
At this point I had wanted to give a review of google plus, but instead i'm going to talk about the cool designs that water makes when splashed. Mainly I like the design because there's no was to duplicate them. It's like a snow flake, each one is unique. Its the stuff that makes photographing surfers riding waves so amazing. This camera makes taking these pictures pretty easy.. just as long as my timing is right.I wish it had a photo-burst mode which would make it easier to capture the right moment. Most of the higher end DSLR cameras can shoot 3,5 event 7 shots per second. Yup, that's all I got for now. I'm still trying to give google plus the benefit of the doubt over here. Nobody wants it to turn out like google buzz did, but you never know. I think the company made a mistake in only letting a select few get onto google plus. It would have been much better if they just rolled it out for all gmail users or google account holders. So far, i'm just on there talking to my self and about three other people. At least when twitter came out there were a few more people using it. When instagram came out there were a lot of good hard core users jumping on board. I think the soft launch is going to hurt google plus. It needs a real jolt of attention before things fizzle out.
I don't think I'll get yelled at by too many people for this.. But I decided to take my Camera Completely apart to fix a problem inside. OK, relax -- It was my dad's 20 year old EOS 630. It wasn't a 70D, 5D or 1DX. This camera is the very first SLR that I learned to take pictures on. So its pretty special to me. I''l probably never junk it...or sell it on EBay. So, It's been hanging around in the back of a closet somewhere collecting dust. But the digital camera age isn't the only thing that killed this camera. It's the battery drain issue. You can put a brand new 10 dollar battery in this thing.. and it'll be dead the next morning. I did some research and found a write up below on how to fix it. I also tried to record a video of the fix. This is from ... I've shortened the directions on how to fix it just a tad.. but here you go: my camera with the latch plate off the latch plate Here's a link to
So, since diving into the world of Photography, .. I've heard of this extravagant expensive pieces of machinery that take Amazing photos. They're usually reserved for fashion and product, photographers. They're called medium Format cameras. I won't be reviewing one of those things today -sorry. But, I'll get pretty close. A friend of mine kept telling me about this camera that she had collecting dust in a closet somewhere. So, Naturally - as a fan of Pawn Stars and American Pickers-- I had my hopes really high for something cool and unique. When she finally got around to bring this camera kit around... I couldn't wipe the smile off my face. The name is familiar.. the camera was not. But I was still surprised. Mamiya. A big, huge name in Medium format cameras .. next to Hasslebad and Pentax.. also used to make SLR cameras. In my opinion they seemed to be some pretty good quality cameras too. But the much smaller company folded under the pre
I've always been intrigued by the mystery of the Underground Railroad. Like the black inventors I featured earlier this week, these are stories of people who beat the odds stacked against them to reach a goal- their freedom. They all risked their lives for freedom, preferring almost certain death and a chance to be free over slavery. Some cases were more extreme than others.. traveling in shipping boxes to safe houses on the UGRR. A lot of those travels were documented in the account of The Underground Railroad Records. These are not sad stories. They are testimonies of triumph written sometimes in their own word in letters to "The Father of the UGRR(Underground Railroad) William Still . Still often used his Philadelphia home to help hundreds of slaves to escape. He kept detailed records and maintained stayed in contact with man of them.. becoming a contact between escaped slaves and those left behind. These people exhibited tremendous courage e