Thanks, Steph! I'm glad you like the pictures I've posted. I have many more I can share, it's just finding the time, especially now that I'm back to work,have a 3 month old grandbaby, and an 8 week old Rottweiler puppy thrown in for good measure!
methinks thou art into science fiction - i don't know why i have this idea ! :)
anyway, me, too. and you have the Tardis in there. Yea! some of the Doctors are really terrific, some ok. but the adventures are way fun. have you seen any of them with K-9? that's one of Tom Baker's. (you could probably get him on Vuze - even tho it's stealing, sometimes you just can't get things elsewhere :) when my son was growing up, i read all the Harry Potters" and i love them. I also read tolstoy, george sand, 19th century being my favorite, but one has to have fun. too.
// i have 3 black cats (o.k., so one is b and w) and i had my girl, black cat for 18 years a while back. your photos are really funny.
it seems the discussions i get into on this site are mostly with women - the guys are very rare and mostly interested in each other's 'talk'. the one discussion i had turned to, guess what, sex. wow, now that's unusual.
which thing that i said is what you liked.
write me back via a message only to me - we should do that cause the other way is confusing and i'd rather not talk to everybody. ok? lexa :]
Thanks Steph, I didn't start taking photos, until I was about 60, I returned to the States to take care of my Mom, and my family here begged me to get a camera so that they could enjoy my stay in the United State and get a better Idea of the culture and the Scenery as I knew that I was going to be there for quite a long time. I purchased an old Minolta 35mm from a shop in PDX and started shooting.. Needles to say, I hated it. I had to wait for finishing up a roll of film, and by the time it was done, I had to wait again for the prints and then I had to try and remember where I shot the damn things and forget about the settings those were magic....They evaporated 2 seconds after I pressed the shutter. Then, Ta Taaaaahhhhhhh! Digital came on the scene and film quickly died and got buried. i bought myself a little point and shoot, noisier than hell and a shutter lag longer than drying paint, or waiting for the tea kettle to boil.... But it was an improvement. My pictures appeared as if by magic, and I could see what I had done almost immediately after pushing the damn button.... I could take a lot, along with using up a sack full of double A cells, but at least I could keep some of those and have something that I as a novice could learn with.. I joined a couple of photo forums started learning a bit and grtaduated to a much better camera at the time, the Minolta Dimage7i, I was a life changer even though the shutter lag was still there I had a camera that wasn't a true DSLR, but it was a step in the right direction and I learned even more. I now am using cameras that were at the times I bought them top of the line. I have a Nikon D70, and a D200, and just purchased a D300S which will be here in October...
Thanks, but I was dumb to have made the choices that sent me on the path my life's taken me. That path was one of adventure, but not academic, financial or social success. Now, with a 1/2 century behind me, I wonder what I could have achieved on a different path, and yet I have few regrets, for in spite of the scars, I have so many memories of beautiful places, wonderful people, and amazing nature. I've gotten to witness the very bad, on the streets, in jails, and war, and witnessed the best humans can be, all in the same places. I've sat in a 14' open boat, while a pod of Orcas passed on either side, just a few feet away, and howled with wolves in an ancient forest. Hell, as I write this, I'm contemplating taking a walk out of the village I live in, to go howl with the local Coyotes!
I'm far from perfect, and can be rather moody and withdrawn at times, preferring the company of my 2 cats over people. Although I read many different posts on AN, I don't comment on many anymore. My hands are kind of busted up (I've broken every bone in each hand at least once, had one hand go through a table saw, and been re-built, and have bones that are out of place in the other), so typing can be slow and painful.
Ya, I think I'm going to go out on the prairie, under tonight’s big, bright moon, and howl with the 'yotes!