Another image from Crater Lake National Park. It may not be the typical view, but it highlights the deep blue color of the water. For those that have never been, the water really is that blue thanks to its high level of purity.
This is outside the office. I know they won't last terribly much longer, but I love seeing and smelling them.
A simple phone shot, but at least it's something. Seems that I haven't taken any photos in so long.
An older photo, but thought I would throw it out there. Isn't is #SquirrelSaturday or something anyway?
My wife has so wonderfully volunteered me to put together a photo slideshow later this year. Do anyone have suggestions as to which software to use?
I have Lightroom, so can use that without much issue, but I'm wondering if there might be something else worth checking out.
It's best if it's free, as I don't want to spend money if I don't have to. I'm cheap that way. It would be nice to be able to incorporate videos along with stills, but not a necessity. Music may, or many not, be involved as well. Simple is good, as I don't want something with a steep learning curve, nor do I need the end result to be super elaborate. I would like to have the option to output to a video format for the purpose of creating DVD or posting to YouTube, etc. I know that some slideshow software creates only .exe files for use on the computer only.
Next month I'm due for a phone upgrade. We don't necessarily always do so right away, but plan to this time due to issues with my wife's phone.
Currently we each have the Samsung SIII.
I'm thinking that I want something with a larger screen. I don't really use it as a phone that often, and would be more apt to use it more as a tablet than anything, hence the larger screen would be nice. The wife would still prefer something close in size to what she has.
Some of the models that I've considered for myself are:
Samsung Note 4
To me, one big plus of the first two is the ability to change batteries. Another is the ability to add an SD card for additional memory.
Am I crazy to think those are valuable features, or are there advantages to the completely closed phones with no method to change batteries or add memory?
The major issue with my wife's current phone is that it won't charge. We have a 2nd battery and external charger so that she can still use the phone, although she has to change the battery a couple times a day.
Are there any other 5+" screen phones that I should consider? Possibly the HTC One M9? We're currently on Verizon, and intend to stay, unless another carrier truly has the coverage area and reliability that we've experienced with VZW.
Also, what smaller phone would be a good choice for my wife? The S5 perhaps, or something else entirely?
Okay, release the opinions. Thank you.
We headed down to visit the redwoods this past weekend. Figured it would be a little cooler than the forecast temperatures at home. We were mostly right.
While heading back yesterday, we stopped at an elk viewing area, which was empty. As we were heading out, we just happened to get to see this mother and baby appear out of the tree line, cross the road intersecting the meadow, and disappear into the opposite tree line.
Sometimes timing really does work out perfectly.
This is a waterfall found within Crater Lake National Park, Oregon's only National Park (although not the only NPS site).
I was hoping to go shoot a lot more waterfalls, but my wife urged me to change my plans. I still got to shoot the falling water though, and it was a great day for Fathers Day.
So many things I would love to do different with this, but limitations with the location and my equipment leave me with this. I'm happy with it, and think that it really did turn out well.
First and foremost I'm a husband and a father. My passion is photography. I have shot a number of weddings and portraits, as well as a plethora of other subjects. I'm been taking photos for more than half my life (of course, my 9 year old can say that too.) For 10+ years I worked for a local camera store chain in various positions such as sales clerk, store manager, and processing lab manager. Now I'm trying to concentrate on my photography as a business and hopeful source of income while otherwise dealing with unemployment.
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