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What is the effect you used on this photo?
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Fox and dog meet in the woods, form adorable friendship
Not much effect at all, Elder, just a grainy low-light photo. That was enough for the Seurat effect.I did turn up the saturation and the contrast a bit.
I brightened it a bit too.Meade took the picture out there in the snow. I just fiddled with it a bit.He normally tweaks his own pictures, but that camera wouldn't upload into his computer.
It needs a lion and a sleeping guy with a lute.
Ah, the Chinese moon.
The moon is waxing gibbous. It's not yet full -- that's on Tuesday I think.
Black Shuck "He takes the form of a huge black dog, and prowls along dark lanes and lonesome field footpaths, where, although his howling makes the hearer's blood run cold, his footfalls make no sound. You may know him at once, should you see him, by his fiery eye; he has but one, and that, like the Cyclops', is in the middle of his head. But such an encounter might bring you the worst of luck: it is even said that to meet him is to be warned that your death will occur before the end of the year. So you will do well to shut your eyes if you hear him howling; shut them even if you are uncertain whether it is the dog fiend or the voice of the wind you hear. Should you never set eyes on our Norfolk Snarleyow you may perhaps doubt his existence, and, like other learned folks, tell us that his story is nothing but the old Scandinavian myth of the black hound of Odin, brought to us by the Vikings who long ago settled down on the Norfolk coast."http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Shuck
Here's a funny excerpt from an interview with Waddy Wachtel and Leland Sklar, two of the greatest session musicians talking about Keith Richards.I was reminded of Waddy's recollections when I just saw this article in the WSJ.Keith Richards: 'I Had a Sound in My Head That Was Bugging Me'Turning 70 next week, he talks about 'Street Fighting Man'"Street Fighting Man" was the first time I had a sound in my head that was bugging me. That would happen again many times, of course, but after that song I knew how to deal with it. Only in the studio could I put the two things together—the minimalist sound and the overdubbing. That's where the vision met reality. When we were completely done recording "Street Fighting Man" and played back the master, I just smiled. It's the kind of record you love to make—and they don't come that often.Happy birthday, Keith.
Wonderful picture. It made me think of Mary Oliver's verse from her book, "Dog Songs":If You Are Holding This BookYou may not agree, you may not care, butif you are holding this book you should knowthat of all the sights I love in this world --and there are plenty -- very near the top ofthe list is this one: dogs without leashes.
That is one nice picture.
The large sow flies eagerly west of red ants.
Hi Althouse.Since you've not posted on it, I've been waiting for a cafe to ask. Do you have an opinion (legal personal or both) on the "affluenza" case down in Texas?
Say, does anyone know what Obamacare did to Sandra Fluke’s Georgetown health care plan?
Yah, but Waddy is still responsible for the worst guitar solo in pop history… On Steve Perry's "Oh, Sherrie."He ain't never gonna live that down.
I think God must have a sense of humor because he so often grants our most outrageous requests.
Was that a Bold Bombadier? Or a Raging Retriever?
Was looking at a book at the book store the other day. A book "written" by kittens, supposedly. If I remember correctly, it was titled, "I could piss on that". Which pretty much describes our cats attitude to every thing in the house, including the ceiling fans.(still trying to figger that one out.)
I love the quantum effects you get with low light levels on digital optics, and this picture is a wonderful example. Did you study art or something before law school ?PS IMO it's also a wonderful picture in and of itself.
Fun WSJ article about Keith, but, jeez, how many, many times have I read various versions of how that song was created.Back in the day, did our parents read articles interviewing Lawrence Welk about how he got just the right "sound" on Beer Barrel Polka.In the "record" store yesterday, I see more "new" repackagings of old LPs...Lou Reed, the Who...All this unreleased material. There's a reason these takes were unreleased in the first place, i.e. that demo version of "Street Fighting." They weren't any good. It would be like Tom Wolfe releasing alternate versions of his works, his rough drafts...just to cash in and make more money.
Most enjoyable background at the moment1. Playing random Mark Steyn substituting for Rush (chosen at random from 68 saved shows)2. Playing random Derbyshire (chosen at random from 379 Radio Derbs going back through 2006)I used to play random Rush or random Imus but both have gotten pretty tedious in the last few of years.
"Since you've not posted on it, I've been waiting for a cafe to ask. Do you have an opinion (legal personal or both) on the "affluenza" case down in Texas?"Okay, check out the new post, just above this one.
"I used to play random Rush or random Imus but both have gotten pretty tedious in the last few of years."Has Rush been coasting lately? This past week, he was often reading from written material and not covering it up well, misreading words, just understanding what he'd said after the words were out, then bullshitting through his understanding of what he was seemingly hearing for the first time.
Steyn is easier to listen to. A gentler, mellower voice, a constant playfulness, even as he's positing that everything's going to hell. All is lost. Tee hee hee cough cough cough.
Saw Nutcracker last night, featuring Madison Ballet and (wonderful treat), the Madison Symphony Orchestra.Very well done. MSO played great.Cast was solid. Some very inventive choreography.Marred only by (and I hate this about Madison crowds) extra especially loud (but unintentionally condescending and patronizing) applause for the single Black dancer.He was good, of course, but not any better than many of the other dancers, and I was actually embarrassed on his behalf for the extra attention he got. Not his fault. Madison Liberals. You can always count on them to be Liberals. They never fail to demonstrate how it is often they who are incapable of true colorblindness?
Rush is making consistenly the mistake he used to make only occasionally.His strong point is self-deprecating humor, and the form it took was a larger-than-life persona.When he started moralizing, you'd have to wait for him to stop, which would take a week or so sometimes. Those would be bad shows.There's no self-deprecation in moralizing.Well he isn't stopping this time. It's gone on for months and months.
Imus is good these days only when he tries to set one official-type performer against another, say a co-host or same-company competitor.This tears down the facade whether he's thwarted or not.
Imus was berating guest Cavuto for having hairy fat male guests when perfectly good good-looking female guests were available.Cavuto has to find a rhetorical way out of the maze.
ARMThis is the place for all our off topic paranoia.Althouse. Whats up with the "John Doe" investigation?Who's involved in it? Who started it? Who are the targets?Seems like a no brainer for this place.
Excellent work on the pic!
I love that pic!
All this unreleased material. There's a reason these takes were unreleased in the first placeI learned that was true in the 90's when I bought The Beatles Anthology.I was thinking about all the little gems I would discover when I realized that George Martin left absolutely nothing on the table.
Explosive NY Post report on Saudi government financial and logistical planning of 9/11.The paper botched the lead. (After the 9/11 attacks, the public was told al Qaeda acted alone, with no state sponsors.)The lead should be...."The Saudi Arabian government helped plan and finance the 9/11 attacks, an act of war covered up by the Bush and Obama Administrations."
For example, Saudi government official Saleh Hussayen was staying at a DC area hotel near three of the hijackers of the Pentagon plane. The night before 9/11 he switched hotels to stay in their hotel. The FBI interviewed him and let him the country on 9/19.Five months later the Saudi government appointed him President of the Affairs of the Holy Mosques (in Mecca and Medina), which sounds like a very senior spot.Anyway, the lead should be "Senior Saudi government leaders, including its ambassador, helped fund and plan 9/11, according to censored sections of a Congressional report."
If I had to have a dinner party where the point was entertaining conversation and I could only invite strangers who were public figures, Mark Steyn would be at the top of my guest list.
'Lawrence of Arabia' star Peter O'Toole dead at 81One of my favorite actors. And 'Lawrence of Arabia' a top 5 movie.RIP.
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