Picture of the Day 5/30/09

Yesterday was amazing.  Out of nowhere pops a desert monsoon.  The Morongo Valley doesn’t usually see these type of storms until July usually.  I love these storms!  My kids think I’m a freak because I will go out in justabout any kind of weather with camera in hand.  Guess I should have been a storm chaser.  Note to self for second life.

So here I am out in my yard before it starts raining when out of the corner of my eye I see a flash of lightning, and then one of the largest booms of thunder I have ever heard in my life.  This storm was right over my head.  I could feel the ground shaking.  Practically scared the crap out of me.  I loved it!

So enough of my ramblings.  Here ‘s my Picture of the Day.

Desert monsoon

Desert monsoon

Virtual Worlds

Last week I attended PDN’s Virtual Tradeshow from the comfort of my own computer.  It was pretty cool to visit the Vendor Exhibits and attend presentations online.  No need to travel and you can press Pause whenever you need a break.

Today as I am browsing online I happened upon Canon’s Canon Camera Museum.   There is lots to view here in this Virtual Museum.  I browsed through the history of the different cameras that Canon has produced over the years.  Cameras sure how changed over the years.

Canon AE-1 Program Camera

Canon AE-1 Program Camera

Then I stepped into the Technology Hall and I quickly found myself memorized by the tour through the Virtual Lens Plant.  I got to see how they make the EF 500m F4L USM Lens from start to finish.  This is a serious lens.   Seeing how the lenses are made gave me a better understanding on how they work.

While visiting the Canon Virtual Mesuem you can also check out their line of Film Cameras, Digital Camcorders, Movie Cameras, and of course their infamous Digital Cameras and Lenses.

I am sure I could spend many hours before my computer visiting each of the halls: Camera Hall, Design Hall, Technology Hall, and finally the History Hall.  But I have other things to do at the moment, like go out and take some more pictures so I can get paid.  Please feel free to visit the museum yourself and let me know what you thought about it.

Now I wonder if Nikon has a similiar Exhibit Hall…

YVHS Sophmore Honor Roll 2009 remix by yvgirl1 – Photobucket

I hope that you will bear with me as I brag about my daughter getting an Honor Roll Award tonight for having a GPA above 3.0. And to think I just registered her to start college classes in a few weeks, while she is still in high school. Somebody pinch me I must be dreaming!

YVHS Honor Roll Remix

Just follow this link, if you would please. After a few hours and several attempts to embed this video, I have settled for this link as I am extremely tired.

Picture of the Day 05/27/09

Dancing Lights

Dancing Lights

Since most of my evening shows have ended for the season, I was looking for something to do so I ventured outside with my camera to practice some night photography. A public servant to the community happened to have stopped just off to the right of my property and provided me with a subject and a little fun.

In this picture you can make out the last four digits of the cop’s license plate number as his car lights appear to be bouncing (thanks to a gust of wind). I took many shots using my flash without a single reaction from the cop.

As I was using the cop car as my subject, the idea came to me that perhaps I should request a ride-a-long and see what interesting subjects could be found to photograph.

Picture of the Day 5/26/09

Last Thursday my daughter came home complaining that she injured her right ring finger why playing flag football at PE.  I had her ice it as it did not appear broken and we splinted it to keep it from getting bumped.  On Friday she got sent up to see the scholl nurse who looked at it and said it could either be dislocted or broken.

So off to the emergency room we go Friday afternoon of a holiday weekend.  Wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be.  As for my daughter’s finger, well she managed to shatter the bone on her right ring finger between the 2nd and 3rd knuckles.  I bring this up today and share pictures because I had to wait until today to follow up with the orthopedic surgeon because of the holiday.  And see he is extremely busy, I can’t get her in to see the doctor until next Monday.

tori broken finger

Hey, at least she still has her thumbs for texting.  Heaven forbid she couldn’t text!