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Day for Night

thought I’d share this.


My mom fell in love with this picture I took in 2011. We were on the family beach trip to Myrtle Beach and I wanted to try my hand at some long exposure shots. I had no idea what I was doing (still don’t). This came out pretty well I thought and she just fell in love with it. My dad had it printed out at 24×36 at Snow Photo in High Point.  Here’s a link to it on flickr.

Time: 10:22pm in August of 2011

Tech specs: Single image HDR shot in RAW with Canon 20D, f/3.5 @ 30sec, 18mm, iso 100

Processed: Photomatix & Photoshop

The Man Who Killed UBL….. screwed!

I just finished reading this story by Phil Bronstein that’s in Esquire Magazine.
(on the web)

The Man Who Killed Osama bin Laden… Is Screwed

I found the piece from one of Jon Wilson‘s tweets.

I’m so angry I can’t make complete thoughts on how I feel about my government for the way they totally abandon our elite when they leave active duty. I wish I were rich… like Donald Trump, Bill Gates, or Warren Buffet rich. If I were, I would set up my own heavily funded fund for these super heroes and help them transition back into civillian life after they have served our country – protecting us without much regard for their own lives. It’s despicable, shameful, dishonorable, opprobrious, repugnant, inexcusable, unforgivable, indefensible, unjustifiable, criminal, and just plain sinful how the ELITE among men, the REALEST of the REAL men are treated following their service to this country – when they decide it’s time to pursue civillian life.

The saddest part to me, personally, is that these men do not exist outside of the special forces (specifically the SEALs). To my knowledge, there’s no way I could personally send the Shooter (from the story) $20, $100, $1000 anonymously, just to help out. Sad.