2009's Ship of Fools

Again, while I try not to divert to politics on this photo-blog. Sometimes circumstances compel you. Here's hoping that 2010 ends up better than 2009.
Here's a collage of jokers for 2009.
Perhaps I'll do a whole 52 card deck of jokers? That's it! No one card outranking the other! Total gridlock! How does one win? Easy! Bribery, graft & back room deals! Just like the real congress!
Or perhaps an ever expanding poster. The possibilities are endless.
Here's hoping for change.

Top Left to right: Pelosi, Obama, Reid
Middle: Waxman (a.k.a. Batboy), Our new symbol, Geithner holding Bernanke's head, Alaska's junior senator Boy Begich
Bottom: Frank, Biden, Hillary








This link takes you to some stunning photos by George Steinmetz, who took them while up in a motorized para-glider. They are spectacular. If you have a few moments to spare, you won't be disappointed.














San Francisco in the distance


Surf's Out


View From The Porch

late afternoon, incoming storm. Canon Rebel Xti






Sunlight & Shadow

Canon Rebel Xti
Focal Length: 55.0mm
35mm equivalent: 90mm
Exposure: 1/200
Aperture: f7.1
hand held
p.p: Adobe Photoshop Elements 7


Looking East

Here's your "Orwell must be spinning in his grave report"

No media bias though.

Finally, some Talmudic quotes, courtesy Neoneocon's site;

"The truth is a heavy burden; only a few can carry it."

"The world is in the hands of fools." Indeed it is, look no further than Washington.

"Two farmers each claimed to own a certain cow. While one pulled on its head and the other pulled on its tail, the cow was milked by the lawyer."

"The thief who has no opportunity to steal thinks he is an honest man."

"Buttered bread always falls dry side up."

"If someone is coming to kill you, get up early and kill him first."

"Whoever teaches his son teaches not only his son but also his son’s son, and so on to the end of generations."

"A dream which has not been interpreted is like a letter unread."

"To save one man is like saving a world"

In another form:

"Whoever saves a single life it is as though he saved the universe."


Row Upon Row

I took this photo yesterday (7/1) from the top of Wolverine Peak, looking south.
Yesterday was a beautiful day, Which I had already taken off. So, I decided to hike up and have a look.
This was shot with my Canon xti and a 55-250mm lens.
Focal length: 90mm
35mm equivalent: 257mm
aperture: f10.0


Along The Canal

Taken in Ohio last monh, along the Ohio-Erie Canal, which was originally built in the 1820's.


A new layout. I hope you like it.


Eye on the Ball

Yes, it's that time of year again!


Something Different!

Ok, not Alaska this time. A photo of Cedar point, Ohio.



Mantanuska River along the Glenn Highway.
Taken with a Canon Rebel XTi. Focal length:55.0mm, Exp.: 1/250, ISO:100, hand-held.


Tea Anyone?

Democracy in action

I usually avoid politics on this blog and try to keep it to photography, but sometimes you just can't avoid it.

Why are these people protesting? Are they some kind of extremists, like the democrats and MSM would like you to believe?

Check this out...

Incase you're still wondering why people are upset. Yes, we'll maybe get some money back this year, but as anyone can see, in the future, we'll be paying more, lots more. But it's more than the massive amounts of money, it's the massive fraud that's also occurring due to an ill-thought and hastily implemented scheme of a so-called bail out. Now the democrats, who once railed about corruption look away when it's worse than ever. Hope and change!!

Then there's this too.

FInally, reports show that a majority of Americans view the Tea Parties favorably, while the vast majority of politicians clearly do not. Go figure.



Camera: Canon Rebel XTi
ISO: 800
Av: f/5.6
Focal length: 55m.
Speed: 1/125


Low Tide, Late Afternoon

Canon Rebel Xti
Tv: 1/320 sec.
Av: F14
ISO: 400
Focal Length: 41mm.


Can Spring Be Far Behind?

Zen Sarcasm:

1. Do not walk behind me, for I may not lead. Do not walk ahead of me, for I may not follow. Do not walk beside me either. Just pretty much leave me the fuck alone!

2. The journey of a thousand miles begins with a broken fan
belt or a leaky tire.

3. It's always darkest before dawn. So if you're going to
steal your neighbor's newspaper, that's the time to do it.

4. Don't be irreplaceable. If you can't be replaced, you
can't be promoted.

5. Always remember that you're unique. Just like everyone

6. Never test the depth of the water with both feet.

7. If you think nobody cares if you're alive, try missing a
couple of car payments.

8. Before you criticize someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes. That way, when you criticize them, you're a mile away and you have their shoes.

9. If at first you don't succeed, skydiving is not for you.

10 . Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach him how to fish, and he will sit in a boat and drink beer all day.

11. If you lend someone $20 and never see that person again, it
was probably worth it.

12. If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything.

13. Some days you're the bug; some days you're the windshield.

14. Everyone seems normal until you get to know them.

15. The quickest way to double your money is to fold it in half
and put it back in your pocket.

16. A closed mouth gathers no foot.

17. Duct tape is like 'The Force'. It has a light side and a dark side, and it holds the universe together.

18. There are two theories to arguing with women. Neither one

19. Generally speaking, you aren't learning much when your lips
are moving.

20. Experience is something you don't get until just after you
need it.

21. Never miss a good chance to shut up.




Mt. Redoubt

The view may change soon if there is an eruption, as predicted.
(Spelled correctly)



Welcoming In 2009

Taken yesterday afternoon. A great way to spend part of New Year's Day anyway.
Unfortunately, I just learned today that JPGMAG will be shutting down their site this coming Monday. This is indeed a very sad loss and it, along with all the great folks who helped make it such a fine place will be missed.