Sunday, August 12, 2012
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Friday, August 10, 2012
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Tuesday, July 31, 2012
these milestone pictures of space photography. No pun intended, but they are out of this world. The amount of human progress and ingenuity to get to the point of capturing these photographs is truly amazing. I know that waxing astronomical isn't the most popular thing to do on this blog, but I'm seriously worried about you all's eyesight if you don't think that the picture in this post is absolutely amazing. Sorry to link to it again, I know that you can just scroll down two posts. I love it, though.
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Sunday, July 29, 2012
Sunday, July 22, 2012
Obviously this isn't my picture, but it's one I came across looking at the Cassini Mission images. It shows the enormity of Saturn. In this picture, the craft is about twice the distance from Saturn than our moon is from earth. The two moons you can see are smaller moons of Saturn, but I love how they just float there by their huge planet. You can check out more pictures here. You can see a third moon of Saturn on the far left side of the picture just above the ring. It's so small that it's just a pixel. It's humbling to look at pictures like this. I love it.
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Friday, July 20, 2012
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
This is Brielle. She's a cutie. What else did you expect, though?
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Monday, June 11, 2012
I think I don't know much about southern Utah because my dad growing up was more into the mountains than the rocks. He never really liked the desert landscape. I guess I'm the same way. I love the pines and mountains. However, I love southern Utah and the beautiful landscape that it offers. We traveled back up North on the Cottonwood Canyon Road and then on scenic highway 12. That road offers breath-taking views and an opportunity to see some of the state that I didn't know existed. All in all, I loved the trip and am excited to see more of it in the near future.
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Wednesday, May 23, 2012
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Tuesday, May 22, 2012
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Friday, May 18, 2012
What is also amazing is something that I read about Derek Jeter the other day. The Yankee shortstop writes in a journal after every game. Recently, he had his 10,000th at bat and this is what he had to say about it:
Someone told me I took my 10,000th at-bat tonight. Everybody knows I care only about one statistic, the W, but you're always humbled when you realize you've been fortunate enough to stick around to hit a milestone like that. All you can do is go out there every day and try to have as many at-bats as possible. Four, five, six ABs, you take as many as they give you, one game and four-to-six at-bats at a time. Maybe three at-bats, officially, if the guy is wild and you throw a couple of walks in. I'm even OK with a two-AB game if that's what it takes for the team to win. You don't want to get too caught up in the numbers (site).
He cares about the win, but he's also humble that he's been able to stick around that long. I'm sure he thinks of Murder's Row and all the greats that wore the same jersey before he did and appreciates the opportunity. At least that is how I see Jeter's thoughts in my own mind, you might have a different opinion.
Sunday, May 6, 2012
Monday, April 30, 2012
(Source). They are picturesque whether during the day with a blue sky behind them or at night with all their lights. If you want to feel like a kid again, ride one. If you don't have any around, then go swing on a swingset or, if your stomach can handle it, a merry-go-round.
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Sunday, April 8, 2012
With the brain surgeries, "pokies", hospitalizations, special diets, nauseating medications, and pain that we probably don't understand, it's amazing that he still has a smile on his face. He does though, and that is a lesson that we can all learn from. Granted, we told him that there was a milk mustache on his face when we took this picture, that is why he was so happy about it, it was fun to see his smile. Little Finn is an inspiration to me, as well as his incredible parents who are the most patient and loving parents I have ever seen. I'm amazed with their family.
Even with the everything that might be going on in our lives with work and school and friendships, it's nice to see things in perspective when Finn smiles. It's similar to seeing a little leukemia patient walking through the hospital with his IV attached and bald head. No matter my latest test score, or failed experiments, or other stresses, my problems all of the sudden become insignificant compared to those leukemia patients. By having good health, a great family, and good friends I really don't have anything to complain about, right?
Finally, I love this time of year. And, regardless of your beliefs, Easter is a holiday that signifies Spring. I'm not only talking about the season, but new beginnings in our lives. Seeing the buds on the trees and the grass turning green is a refreshing sign that we don't have to live with a cold, dreary winter the rest of the year. Similarly, having Jesus rise from the grave shows that the winter of death is not permanent. It's a message of hope.
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Saturday, April 7, 2012
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Monday, January 16, 2012
Sunday, January 8, 2012
Here's Spee with his stuffed Tabby cat named Toby, or is it his stuffed Toby cat named Tabby? Either way it's his little friend which he loves. This picture was taken a few days before Christmas and you can almost see the excitement in his eyes. With Christmas over and only a few months of cold in front of us, it would be wise for each of use to snuggle up with our Tabby cats, stuffed or the real deal.
I don't usually include pictures of the man behind the camera, but when I do, I make sure my sister-in-law does a whizbang job. And she did no less than that here, good job Kristy. I find a lot of joy in photography. One of the things that I really like about it, is the ability to document a person, time, event, feeling, or anything else that matters to you for not only yourself or your facebook friends, but your posterity. I like looking through pictures of my grandpa, who I never met because he died a month before I was born, and wonder what the story is behind the picture. A picture is worth a thousand words, but the background of the pictures is probably worth double. I find my self looking back at my own photography and remembering the good times of each pictures. I remember the good memories of family and friends. I was just looking back at some pictures from the Utah State Fair a couple of years ago and got quite emotional. It wasn't because of the butter sculpture or the big yellow slide, but because of the people I was with.
In 1932, a man named Goro Yoshida in Japan had an interest in photography and marveled at the exuberant cost of a camera--nearly a half years wages of a decent man's pay. Leica and Contax were the main camera companies of the time and were both the pride of Germany. Mr. Yoshida saved up and bought one of these cameras just to disassemble it to see why it was so expensive. To his surprise, he didn't find any diamonds or gold that would justify the high price tag, but only brass, aluminum, iron, and rubber. This made him pretty angry. From that, he started a little optics laboratory on the third floor of a quaint little apartment complex and within a year released the Kwanon prototype camera--the forerunner of Canon (source).
I share that because many times we can't put a price on photography that impacts us in such an emotional way. The first thing that goes in a breakup is usually the pictures because it vividly reminds the couple of the good and bad times together. Good photography is worth a premium price. Probably not a half years salary like the cameras in Japan in the early 30's, but whether that price is monetary or emotional it will mean a lot to you.
Now, I'm not saying all this because I want you to invest in a pricey package. I don't have any pricey packages, in fact I don't have any packages at all. I'm happy if I can take a picture that you hang up in your home or set as a background on your computer or make as your profile picture. It means a lot, and to you I say thank you. This blog contains four years of pictures of family, friendships, and events. I hope it will contain many more years of family and friendships (new and perhaps reformed) and events that not only look nice on screen or print, but contain emotions and feelings of times worth remembering.
Friday, January 6, 2012
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