Where Are They Now: Everwood

After several months of promising that I would continue my Where Are They Now series with an article on the popular television series Everwood.  Here it is…

Like my last article of the ‘Where Are They Now’ series, I am hoping that this will be just as popular with my readers as the 7th Heaven one.  Much like that article I would like to know why you’ve come to read this, so help me out and answer a very quick poll and then I will get right into it.

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Lighting Up The Night Sky… Photography Experiment.

I was sitting near our balcony watching a little television and keeping an eye on what was happening outside.  We had had quite a warm muggy day with very little sunshine, but as a result, we ended up with quite a spectacular thunder storm… or certainly spectacular by my standards, not something I had experienced when I was living in the UK.

At first glance it just appeared to be flashing with lightning above a very full sky of clouds, but no actual forks were making their way down to the ground.  Additionally to this, there was hardly any Thunder rumbles after the lightning and no rain.

Those of you who know me, my main area of photography has always been Landscapes and Sunsets, of which there have been many on this site.

But I thought I would do an experiment, I had never done storm photography before, but I had a problem.  Since moving 12,000 miles across the world to Australia, I had only brought over my Camera and Memory Cards and not my Tripod (way too heavy), and I haven’t yet gotten round to buying another one.

So, with the camera propped up on a box, and the lens propped up with an empty Diet Soda can, I started taking pictures of what was happening outside, only to get very light pictures because of the lightning above the clouds.  But after several attempts at 30 seconds a piece, I finally got one picture I am quite proud of considering I had never done this type of photography before.

So this is the result:

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Well that’s it for this post, hope you like the photo, which has had a nice response on my 500px site.

Let me have your thoughts in the comments below.  Have you done this type of photography before, I would like to get tips and tricks to get more like this or is it trial and error.

Until next time.

Greatings from the land of Oz…

After one month in Australia I have finally gotten round to posting here again.  I just wanted to post a quick update on what is happening and what I have planned if you’re interested in reading about my new life in the land of Oz.

The last four weeks have been quite a roller-coaster of a time.  I don’t think I expected it to be easy but I didn’t expect to have such a hard time.

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Happy New Year – All The Best for 2014

A very quick post to wish all of my readers a very Happy New Year and All the best for 2014.  Thank you for visiting my blog over the last 12 months.

A lot of things are happening in the coming year that I want to share with you all, so I hope you will all join me in my new life in Australia.

2013 In Review and Start of a New Life

Hello readers, yes I am back… After almost seven months I am back writing again, and boy has it been a roller coaster of a time.  I am going to start off this post, as I always do with every post that has come before it, apologizing for the time between posts, but this time it is because of some major life changing things that have stopped me from posting as regularly as I promised when I first started this blog.

This post is going to be more of a personal review of the year that has gone forth.  I felt this was the best way of getting it out of my head, putting it down on paper as it were.  If you guys read this, then I thank you for taking the time to read and hope you understand the reasons behind why I am telling the world about the problems I have faced this last twelve months.

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Tech Videos from Around the Web…

Today I want to post three videos that I have found from around the web.  I think they give a great understanding of how technology has progressed over the last 25 years.

The Mac in 1985

We start with a video that was produced by The Computer Chronicles where they demonstrate the latest in the Mac Hardware and Software and where it is heading.  The quality isn’t great, but it is 1985 after all….

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A look at Japan’s underground bicycle parking system

Secondly we take a look at something that I think that should be adopted by all major cities.  Now I know Japan (although I have never been, but hope to visit in the near future) is a nation that loves to travel around the city by Bicycle and have far more of the things than other cities (combined, probably).

This system is absolutely fantastic…  I will shut up and let Danny Choo of Culture Japan show you how it works.

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Photoshop Live – Street Retouch Prank

Finally we have the Photoshop Live – Street Retouch Prank.  This thing made me cry with laughing.  I would love to see this done here in my home town.  Just watch it you will be amazed at how quick they are able to edit photos and the peoples reactions.

WWDC-2013 Keynote (iOS-7, OSX-Mavericks, Mac Pro…) Roundup!

If you guys haven’t already realized, the Worldwide Developers Conference of 2013 (WWDC-2013) is underway in the United States, and if you were among the unlucky few (thousand) not to get a ticket in the 72 seconds it took for the conference to sell out, you can now watch the entire Keynote Address right on the Apple Website.

I would have loved to have put an embedded version of the video for you guys to watch but it is yet to be made available, but you can get to it by clicking on the logo below.  Just be sure to head back here to find out what Apple announced…

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All Things Digital: Tim Cook Gives Us An Impression of Where Apple is Heading…

Quick post today just to point you in the direction of an interesting Interview Video over at All Things Digital website with Tim Cook.  He gives us an impression of where Apple is heading and where he wants to take Apple.

I am not able to embed the video here for you unfortunately.  I suspect this will become available on YouTube at some point, so for the time being you will need to use the link below to view the video.

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The Scammers Are At It Again…

Hello Everyone,

It has been quite sometime since my last post… there is a reason for that and I will post again to explain why when I have more time.  Today I just wanted to re-iterate my point about scamming emails and how people still fall for these, clearly incorrect emails.

Today I received an email from Yahoo! Internet Lottery Organization indicating that my email address had been selected from 50 Million email address around the world and I had won $1 Million US Dollars.

Here is that email (there is a few things on it I will point out that you can take away and not get taken in by these scammers):

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What’s In a Brand Anyways?…

You may have heard the old saying “You are only paying for the name…” well this is something that has crossed my mind a lot lately.  Those who read this blog and those that know me, know my devotion to Apple products is a strong one, and despite being a contradiction in terms to what I am about to write about, I will most probably continue to support Apple by purchasing their products in the years to come.

For a number of years, rather than attempting to stick with New Years Resolutions which we all have every intention to comply with and then say when the year ends, well I never did what I set out to do.  I set myself a challenge to learn a new skill for the year, either by attending a class or signing up to college.  This year I decided to return to college and take up a Vehicle Maintenance Course in an attempt to learn how to repair my own vehicle and save myself money on the parts and labor.

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