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Portraits with a wide angle lens 1

Artist Sharon Suhovy painting on location–The time of the day, 6:37 pm, made very directional light possible. I made sure Sharon’s face was lit by the setting sun bouncing off Lake Evans. This helps draw even more attention to her since her face is now the lightest part of the picture.


The Rule of Thirds is often cited in composition.

In fact I hear it discussed ad nauseam in painting, drawing and photography.

I mention it once to my students and I quickly move on.

It’s the rebel in me, the part that questions authority.

I just don’t like that word “Rule” when it comes to art, that’s why.

If it works, that’s all that matters.

Those Art History classes in college left me scarred.

Those classes where the professor would analyze and explain away the great masterpieces and why he thought the artist did what they did. Great bedtime stories by the way.
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Suggestions about emails

I’m probably one of those who write more than I should in an email. I probably think I have more to say.

Number 1 on my list of pet peeves as it relates to email is the number of forwarded jokes where the sender hasn’t taken the trouble to delete the number of recipients. Now every one who has come in contact with the original email is listed.

You know the ones I mean where the “header” is way longer than the actual joke or forwarded message.

Sometimes there’s even embarrassing banter on there when the uninitiated hits Reply All.” This is probably the equivalent of those phantom phone calls from folks who hit the speed dial on their mobile phones.

Now I don’t always agree with the email police who claim typing in All CAPS is like shouting.

In reality I do know folks who yell all the time whether they’re in polite company or not. Besides if everything is in caps, I can read the message easier. So what’s wrong with that?

I do know though, email users need to understand there is such a thing as BCC– Blank Carbon Copy. 

Before sending out your next joke, set up a mailing list where all the recipients won’t see who else you know and do that. It’s the polite thing to do.

So I came across this videoblog by GoDaddy’s Bob Parsons which I thought was quite useful.

I find most of what he suggests as  true, that’s why I’m embedding it into my post.

That and I’m feeling kind of lazy. There’s been a major disruption on the domestic front.

My wife has decided the wallpaper had to go. Ditto the carpet. So I’ve been re-located to our tiny kitchen where I’ve been sleeping the past 3 nights. Continue reading Suggestions about emails