Each of us is but one in all of time!

Friday, October 24, 2014

Found for Friday

 Man in a hot air balloon is lost over Iowa. He looks down and sees a farmer in the fields and shouts to him, where am I? The farmer looks back up and shouts back. You're in a basket you dumb shit!

I had a big lead in a trivia competition at a local bar until the last question which I got wrong. The question was where do women have the curliest hair? Fiji was the correct answer...hell, how did I know they
wanted the name of a country?

PARAPROSDOKIANS ... (Winston Churchill loved them) are figures of speech in which the latter part of a sentence or phrase is surprising or unexpected; frequently humorous.

Where there's a will, I want to be in it.

The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on my list.

 Since light travels faster than sound, some people appear bright until
you hear them speak.

If I agreed with you, we'd both be wrong.

We never really grow up, we only learn how to act in public.

War does not determine who is right - only who is left.

Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit. Wisdom is not putting it in a
fruit salad.

They begin the evening news with 'Good Evening,' then proceed to tell
you why it isn't.

To steal ideas from one person is plagiarism. To steal from many is

Buses stop in bus stations. Trains stop in train stations. On my desk
is a work station.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Partial Solar Eclipse Thursday, October 23, 2014 - Photos by Bob Kelly

This was the brightest light I have ever seen or tried to photograph and it just overwhelmed all the camera controls. I was flying by the seat of my pants as I lowered ISO to 100, increased shutter speed to 1/8000th of a second, closed the f stop down to f 45, and made an exposure compensation of -5 f stops.  The partial eclipse two years ago in May of 2012 was more fun to shoot and lower in the sky as well, allowing me to incorporate some silhouettes into the image.  None the less it was fun to witness this event, and capture it as best I could.  Stay tuned there will be others in a few years!

Throwback Thursday

Since it is October it seems that I should share this picture.  The writing on the back says that it was taken when I was 10 months.  I was born in 1941 on the 13th so it was probably taken in September but since I was sitting on a pumpkin it seems appropriate.  

Wednesday, October 22, 2014