September 2010

Ups and Downs of the week.

Mike Lowell – Long one of my favorite players, he’ll be retiring after this season. Lowell is one of those rare pro sports players with no major ego issues and a burning desire to excel all the time even when the bozos in the front office treat him like dirt. The Sox are going to miss him next year.

Politics – Nothing but attack ads tonight during the news. Going to be a long couple of months.

Patriots – They looked like amateurs against the Jets. So one good game and one lousy. Not the best start to the season.

Congress – If they’re stupid enough to have Colbert “testify” in front of them and make them look like jackasses, God help us when something really crucial comes up.

Ups and Downs of the week.

Weather – I’ve been waiting a year for these glorious days. I could take this weather year ’round.

Politics – Has it always been this bad? I don’t recall it being in my face all the time in the past. Getting seriously sick of it.

Patriots – So far, so good.

Chicago Sunset

Ups and Downs of the Week

Red Sox – They’re clearly thinking about the off-season and not playing their best. But the rookies they’re fielding are doing well. And Coco Crisp, now playing for the A’s, is just as incredible in center field as he was with the Red Sox. I wish they had him back.

Photoshop CS5 – At the risk of boring everyone, I thought I’d show what more can be done with Photoshop CS5. The first pic is Amelia Island Plantation in Florida. Just a normal pic on a partly cloudy day. The second is what you can do with a decent sky image like the one I used before, combined with Photoshop’s HDR Toning feature. Pretty dramatic difference.

Amelia Island Plantation - Before

Amelia Island Plantation - After

Formula One – It’s Monza weekend.

Ups and Downs of the Week

Red Sox – Ok, the season is just about over. Barring a complete collapse by the Yankmees and the Rays, the Sox won’t be playing October baseball. But they’ve done well considering the appalling number of injuries to their starting players. The folks brought in to fill the gaps have done well for the most part. And in any other division, the Sox would be in the hunt. Hats off to them.

Photoshop CS5 – This is really getting to be fun. Here we have a couple of pics that have nice skies. The first is Amelia Island, FL at sunrise. The second is Cadillac Lake, MI. Then we have a dull gray day in Roth, Germany. By merging the skies with the dull pic of Roth, we can have a nice sunset in Roth or a sunny day. Good fun. And goodbye to bad pictures.

Amelia Island Sunrise

Cadillac Lake

Roth, Germany

Roth, Germany

Roth, Germany

Weather – Very cool days and nights this weekend. And no humidity. Again, I love this time of year.