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Rubber Ducky, you're the one!

Posted by -Gramps-, 05 November 2014 - - - - - - · 420 views

Rubber Ducky, you're the one! The Black Ribbon part 2
The French Broad River is a very beautiful, naturally flowing river, meaning that it is not dam controlled by the TVA like so many others are in western North Carolina. It flows north easterly through the mountains which includes Asheville and there it connects with the Swannanoa River.  From there it continues through...

The Black Ribbon

Posted by -Gramps-, 04 November 2014 - - - - - - · 291 views

Part 1 "That Day"
Recently Diane and I were given two large gifts. These gifts allowed us to escape from work, from our day to day routines, to recover from disappointment and hurt, to be refreshed.  These gifts allowed us to spend time with many friends, including our closest ones, to learn new things, and to have a whole lot of fun in the pr...

The Death of XP

Posted by -Gramps-, 15 April 2014 - - - - - - · 935 views
Windows XP
Windows XP is now 12 years old. It has been one of the best, if not the best, operating systems to ever be installed on a hard drive. I personally think it is better than Windows 7. However, it is now officially at it's EOL stage.
EOL stands for End Of Life.
Let us not morn for it quite yet. As Mark Twain was once reported to have said: "R...

When Things Are Still

Posted by -Gramps-, 30 March 2014 - - - - - - · 749 views
Digital Photography, Photography and 1 more...
This lesson is a continuation of using your eyes and your imagination. 
One of the volumes in my Time Life library of photography is called The Great Themes.  These photography themes include The Human Condition (life as the camera sees it) War, Nature, Portraits, The Nude, and finally Still Life. 
I have captured a lot of n...

Compose the Picture!

Posted by -Gramps-, 17 March 2014 - - - - - - · 593 views
photography, digital photos
I think photography is in my DNA . One of the things that fostered my interest in becoming a shooter is the fact that my Dad was one for many years.  He shot thousands of pictures of places he traveled to while serving in the U.S. Navy, both at sea and shore duty. His pictures also included travels at home, to the mountains of North Carolina and V...

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