Turkey closeup. Anyone can use this image freely if they link back to www.WATTAgNet.com.
Thursday, November 28, 2013
Turkey colors are really quite amazing. The different shapes and sizes of their feathers are too. These were some of the critters at tractor guy's house. I wasn't sure if I was going to humiliate myself and run screaming from these guys. When I was around 30 I was terrorized by a huge Tom Turkey for months. When I'd come home he'd run over to my car and I couldn't get out because he'd be trying to attack me. The neighbors would have to distract him while I ran for my apartment. Didn't make it any better that those were my party days. You know, arrive home around 2 a.m. and wonder if the evil turkey was lurking between me and my door. When he found out which apartment I was in, well things just got worse. It's pretty funny now but at the time, I wanted to shoot that turkey.
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Balloons 2012 NYC 5254, a photo by Brechtbug on Flickr.
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Balloons 2012 NYC Comic strip characters cartoons on 42nd street and 6th Avenue Midtown Manhattan West 11/22/2012 Macys balloons Helium New balloon character holiday New
Original Caption: Turkey presentation for Thanksgiving, 11/18/1969
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Production Date: 11/18/1969
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Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Monday, November 25, 2013
My friend told me i looked like Homestar runner with this bag on.
Strobist Info : 430EXII into softbox camera right, 420EZ into umbrella camera right.
turns out the vignetting wasn't really vignetting, just the feathering of the lights.
Thursday, November 21, 2013
Sing with me, let's pass the time with song.
What a wonderful classic pinball machine. Too bad that it didn't really work too well. It's surprising that it works at all after 43 years of play.
Game: Sing Along, 1967
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
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Monday, November 18, 2013
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Thursday, November 14, 2013
Starlings, starlings everywhere and not a one to eat! a video by PHOTOFENNISH on Flickr.
Late Autumn 2013
Sony Carl Zeiss
2, 8-5/7, 9-23,7
Tokua Culture Singsing Group, Jiwaka Provice - Goroka Show, Papua New Guinea
Pentax FA645 35mm
Pentax AF-360FGZ Flash on extension cord. Hand held bare flash at either full or half power.
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Wednesday, November 13, 2013
3 September - Whitehall, London - A demonstration was held opposite Downing Street, to protest Vladimir Putin's signing into law the prohibition of 'promotion' of homosexuality in Russia.
The protest was also attended by human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell, and TV presenter and writer Paul O'Grady, who each expressed their anger at the Russian President's wilful nod to extreme bigotry.
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Let’s focus on diamonds for a bit. Every girl knows about the four C’s of Diamond buying, but it can be hard to remember what all the cuts look like. The cut of a diamond directly effects the amount of sparkle a diamond has. Cut can also affect how big your diamond looks. Carat is actuality the weight of the diamond, so depending on the cut a diamond can look bigger or smaller than a diamond with the same carat weight. A well cut diamond will look bigger than many diamonds of a heavier carat weight.
“What makes a good cut,” you may ask. The quality of a diamonds cut is affected by many factors.
1) Proportions: How wide and tall the diamond is will directly affect the brilliance of the stone.
a. Diamonds that are cut to shallows will not sparkle as much.
b. Diamonds that are too deep will not sparkle as well, because all the light will go out the sides of the diamond.
2) Symmetry: Symmetry of a diamond is how well the facets are aligned to make the diamond sparkle
a. Misaligned, clipped, and broken facets are common on diamonds. Look at the diamond, does it sparkle more on one side than another. If so, the symmetry is off. If you are still happy with the diamond, see if you can negotiate a cheaper price, because of the asymmetrical nature of the diamond.
Okay, so we’ve established what makes a good cut, but what do the cuts look like.
Asscher Cut Diamonds- The asscher cut was developed at the turn of the 20th century.
The asscher cut is the forerunner the now popular Emerald cut. It is square with cropped corners. There are several types of asscher cuts:
•Baguettes: Are long thin oblong asscher cuts.
•Step/Table Cut: Are square asscher cuts. They look like a pyramid that doesn’t come to a point.
Round Cut Diamonds- There are many verities of round cut diamonds. Some of the most popular are:
•Brilliant Cut Diamonds: The brilliant cut diamond was first cut in the 1600’s in the court of the French king, Louis the XIV. The modern round brilliant cut wasn’t perfected until the turn of the 20th century. Round brilliant cut diamonds are one of the most popular cuts for diamond solitaire engagement rings.
•Cushion Cut/Old Mine Cut Diamonds:The cushion cut was most popular in the 1800’s. It is a variation of the brilliant cut. The cut of the diamond allows lots of light to travel threw the diamond, making it one of the most sparkly diamond cuts.
•Single Cut Diamonds: A single cut diamond consist of 18 facets. Single cut diamonds are normally very small stones, like the stones you would see in a channel setting.
•Old European Cut Diamonds: The old European cut is an older form of the brilliant cut, that is less precisely cut than a brilliant cut.
•Rose Cut Diamonds: The rose cut dates back to 1520, and was created to resemble and opening rose but. A rose cut looks like a diamond that has been cut upside down with a flat bottom and a pointed top. Rose cuts can be seen in many diamond solitaire rings.
Here are some other cuts.
Trilliant Cut Diamonds- The trilliant cut diamond was designed in 1962 by the Diamond Company of New York. A trilliant cut is shaped like a triangle and has 31 facets.
Emerald Cut- The emerald cut is a long flat stone with mitered corners. It is less sparkly than many diamonds, but is perfect to showcase colored diamonds. An emerald cut settings often includes side stones to enhance the diamond. An emerald cut looks bigger for its carat weight than many other cuts. If you want a big rock, and are not as conserved about the sparkle, consider an emerald cut.
Heart Cut Diamonds- Heart cut diamonds are one of the easiest shapes to remember. It’s shaped like a heart. Choose the time you buy a heart cut carefully. Heart cuts are in high demand around Valentine’s Day and Christmas.
Marquise/Navette Cut Diamonds- The marquise cut was developed to resemble the mouth of King Louis XV’s mistress. They are most often seen as the center stone of engagement rings.
Oval Cut Diamonds: Oval Cut diamonds are covered in triangular facets. Most oval cut diamonds look like a swished brilliant cut.
Pear/Teardrop cut Diamond: The pear cut diamond was very popular in Elizabethan England. The pear shape is pointed at one end and round at the other, like a pear or teardrop.
Princess Cut Diamond:The princess cut was developed in Holland at the turn of the 20th century. The princess cut is very similar to the brilliant cut, and very sparkly.
Radiant Cut Diamonds:The radiant cut is one of the most recent diamond cuts. It was created in 1977 by the Radiant Cut Diamond Company. The radiant cut is a square or rectangle cut ,similar to an Emerald cut, but with more sparkle.
Articles From: www.weddings.sc/blog/2007/11/07/diamond-cuts-101/