Also in the news was the shooting in El Paso, Texas at the Cielo Vista Mall. This is the city I was born and raised. I am heartbroken over this event. It's hit me hard not because I knew any one hurt or killed but because that mall was where, as a teenager, I shopped for back to school clothes and Christmas presents. My best friends and I would walk (yes, walk, 10 miles one way) to and from that mall to shop or hang out together.
It is such a shame that these events occur. I fell terrible for the families whose loved ones have been ripped from their lives and hope that some day these senseless acts will end.
A beautiful ship!!! Thank you for the very informative tour.
Looks like a great day for you and your family!! Thank you for sharing.
What a great little car!! I bet it's a joy to drive. Is it yours?
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Very well said, Mr Shapiro!!! A wise person once told me to "learn everything you can about everything you can....you never know when you will need it". Something I have learned along the way is to look for those with experience. "Book learning" can be a wonderful thing but the knowledge a person gains throughout out his/her lifetime can be priceless.
Beautiful kitty!!!! I love her "eyebrows".
Give her some hugs and kisses from me!!!
Thanks for sharing.
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Thank you for responding to my query with your point of view. I appreciate the opportunity to consider your thoughts but we will have to "agree to disagree" concerning the appropriateness of the Attic being a part of this forum since it is not photography related. Like you, I don't visit the Attic. This forum is for me a source of information and relaxation. I, personally, would like to see a stricter guideline that is upheld but UHH "is what it is" and I will continue to enjoy it and try to ignore what isn't enjoyable.
Thank you again for your reply.
Gorgeous car!!! And in my favorite color.
I really like the first 2. I had a huge tree in my yard that was taken down by hurricane Floyd in the middle of the night. I heard it go down and ran out into the yard (and storm). I was heartbroken!! I've never felt the same about the backyard. There are other trees but that tree would have really had some stories to tell.
Thanks for sharing your adventures.
Because it makes UHH a place where free speech is tolerated. That's why I'm here. I've been on other forums that are run like a kindergarten and dictate what people can or cannot say or discuss, where people are given suspensions or are kicked off for voicing their opinions. I like this setup better. I avoid the Attic unless a photography post I'm watching gets moved there.
Out of curiosity....don't you feel that the politics and some of the other topics that are in the attic would be better suited to forums dedicated to those subjects? UHH is titled as a "photography forum" and that's why I come to this forum. If I want information on cats or politics or washing machines I look for forums specifically dedicated to those things.
I am not looking for a debate only asking your thoughts why a forum set up for 1 subject should include subjects not related to the forum purpose.
I understand that some forums can be restrictive and that's not always a bad thing. A lot of people see enough conflict in their daily lives and want someplace enjoyable to spend their time. Other people thrive on conflict and that's fine, as well; their decision.
Try toning down the blown out white at the back of her arm and bottom of her hair it will pull focus back to her face. She has a very pleasant expression that should be a strong point to this photo. I think she will really like this; it's a very flattering photo.
It might be helpful to post the original before processing so that everyone could see the changes you've made and better advise you.
Linda, I am so sorry to see you leave. I have seen your photography improve tremendously and I've been impressed with your willingness to share your knowledge and time.
A few days from now will mark the day I joined UHH 6 years ago. I have seen it roller coaster with good and bad situations. I've seen good members leave because of members that felt they needed to belittle others and cause conflict.
Several times I have considered dropping UHH and joining other forums but there are some great people here and I have learned some things along the way. I have even gained a best friend. I don't always have time to share photos or make comments but I always try to read as many posts as I can.
I maintain hope that UHH will someday become the forum that is a great place to learn and place free of trolls and troublemakers. It's true that we all have opinions and not everyone will always agree but it would certainly be nice to see the pettiness disappear.
Linda, I wish you the very best and hope that this isn't a true "goodbye" but maybe a "see you some time in the future".
Has anyone considered creating (or recreating the "Ask the Experts" or "Main Photography Discussion) sections for the photographer to choose the level of photography he/she is most comfortable?
Beginner's level for all those questions of entry level equipment choices, camera settings for getting started, basic composition and even some beginning post processing.
Intermediate section for those with some experience and who are ready to make improvements in equipment, photography and post processing.
Advanced section for those that really want to make strong improvements.
Being in a "level" with those you are comfortable with is less intimidating to those trying to learn and would help those more advanced to not be bored with the repetitive beginner questions.
I wonder who he called for assistance? 😄😄😄
I have David Busch's "Nikon D750 Fast Track Guide". This is the new version with his new publisher. I haven't read it cover to cover but use it to reference features I'm trying to learn or something I've forgotten.
I have David Busch's book for the D7000 and liked it so when I got the 750 I wanted his book. It wasn't in print at that time because he was changing publishers but when the new version came out I ordered it from Amazon.
I hope your daughter enjoys her 750.