30 April 2008
I am proud of the parents not caving in to their kids, it's obvious most parents won't have backbone and many many kids will be exposed to this game. It just shows that our society does not find problems with kids being exposed to countless amounts of death and violence. Show some nudity and wow, people will blow their tops. But go ahead little Timmy and sit on your PS3 or Xbox and kill some more police and civilians and laugh about how funny that is...just don't look at 15 year old Miley Cyrus exposing her back.....what a sinner she is.....(not).....
29 April 2008
There has been evil in our world for a long time, bad things have happened and will continue to happen. Grand Theft Auto is not the sign of the end of the world. Parents, adults and the rest of society need to start worrying about what we are doing. Protecting children from content that is not meant for them is more important then complaining about them. Too many homes are allowing dangerous thoughts, ideas and content in without caring. Through the internet, games and movies so much is being fed in to young minds without parents paying attention. My money will never be spent for my kid to play a game like that. I'll do my best to make sure my child's brain can develop without having to view garbage like that.
End of Rant, heheheh......keep in mind I still love video games and don't think every game is bad....but there is an intended audience for every game.....
28 April 2008
Movies, music and games are entertaining yet most parents are not taking a stand and learning to say no to their kids. I am not a parent yet but as an educator I can see what is going on with kids. Parents aren't doing a good job at saying "No" and more and more kids are being raised on heavy doses of media intended for adults. I grew up getting exposed to what I would think was like about 10-20% of sex and violence because my parents really cared about music, movies and other things I was opening my brain up to. Today I think kids are getting more like 50-70% of garbage due to internet, games, television being more risky then it ever was with content and much more. I know I sound like an "old" guy ranting, but wow, it's true, it's so hard to ignore anymore. I'm an adult struggling with all of this garbage....I even have trouble getting my head around some of the stuff out there...I can't even imagine how kids deal with it...
Anyway, I just hope more parents take stands and keep their children as safe as they can from this adult themed material. Ohhh and on a final note...I love my Matrix, hehehehe. Drove it to work and LOVE!!! it. :) Anniversay weekend was AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!
27 April 2008
Today we head out to the Scrabble Tournament in Sherwood Park. Jenn is my secret weapon, I hope Lamont Elementary can kick butt. Lindsay and her man are coming too....so the Flames and Oiler fans will need to unite for a common cause. :) I'm going to go wash my Matrix and take pics today as it got a little "dirty" this weekend due to the meltdown. A big truck sprayed our poor car with dirty water. I am also an airhead....lost a 40D battery this weekend somewhere, hope it turns up as they only cost an arm and a leg. Ohhhhh and last but not least, Jenn and I found a used Petrof piano in St.Albert at Don's Piano Warehouse. Don is an awesome dude and we feel lucky to find this piano. We slapped down some money....errrr....plastic and it is ours...hehehhehe. :) Jenn's gonna be a solid piano teacher with that baby, it sounds amazing!!! :)
That's a weekend update. :) I ate WAY too much!!!! We had lots of great meals on our weekend together. :) Now here are some pics.......
24 April 2008
Well, not much is going on so I'll just post a daily bible verse and off I go to work.....
Do not wear yourself out to get rich; have the wisdom to show restraint. Proverbs 23:4 NIV
23 April 2008
I hope everyone survived the week of horrid weather and lets all pray for warm weather and a real spring.....enough of this WINTER.....bleh! :)
22 April 2008
21 April 2008
I'll try and get a few pictures from today to show what it looks like. It's crazy weather.
20 April 2008
18 April 2008
Last night was an AWESOME hockey game. I love how watching the Flames lose is almost better then seeing the Oilers win. The great part was seeing those last few seconds ticking off the clock and seeing Calgary struggle to get the puck out of their zone. Hopefully Sunday night will be the end of this playoff run for Cowtown.
I am happy to survive until the weekend, it's been a busy week. Threw in a PD day this week and it's been a bit busy. :) I am done Linda's wedding photos and mailed them out. No current photography sessions are booked...(hint, hint).....so if anyone wants some pictures (hint, hint) they can contact me via my website. :)
Hopefully I'll get out this weekend even if it's cold and do some pictures...I miss photography. My Canon 40D is collecting dust.
Have a good weekend everyone! :)
16 April 2008
I have a professional development day tomorrow in Sherwood Park, going to go to Costco to get some prints done for our office wall.
15 April 2008
Avery being a goof. Hockey sure has changed from when I was a kid. Dave Semenko wouldn't allow for this kind of behavior. :) What a meathead.
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Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8 L IS USM Lens Review
The Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8 L IS USM Lens is my favorite and most-used lens. Combining a very popular and very useful focal length range with excellent image quality, professional build quality, superb autofocus performance, a fast aperture and one of my favorite features - Canon's valuable 3-stop Image Stabilization - makes the 70-200 IS one of Canon's most desired lenses. When I really need to make every shot count, the 70-200 IS is one of the first lenses I will include in my bag. It is one of the most-professionally-used lenses available and finds a home in the kit of many, many serious amateurs as well.
14 April 2008
The weekend ended on a sour note, Sharks losing to the Shames and letting Cowtown go up 2-1 on them. They NEED to win the next one and not let the Shamers get confidence. Kipper and got the yank in that game. Go Sharkies Go!!! :)
Well, I didn't get any pictures taken this weekend which makes me sad. Maybe someday soon my camera will get some use. I'll try and take it today to work with me and maybe see some inspiration on my drive in to work.
Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him, and he with me.
Revelation 3:20 (Read all of Revelation 3)New International Version
13 April 2008
11 April 2008
10 April 2008
This is one amazing jet, I'm part russian so I can take pride in something this cool. :) Wish Canada had this jet. :)
If Maverick was flying this in Top Gun Goose would of lived...heheheh....go Top Gun!!! :)
09 April 2008
08 April 2008
The 1.8 lens is a perfect way to deal with indoor natural light without using a flash. You can adjust the ISO to allow for shutter speeds that allow for amazing portraits. I suggest not going below a shutter speed of 60, or use a tripod I guess if you want to go slower then 60. The tough part about shooting at 1.8 is I have trouble focusing on the subject. Auto focus at that short of depth of field is tough, I recommend manual focus if the auto doesn't cooperate. I tend to be lazy and shoot auto. I take a LOT of pictures so I usually have quite a few out of focus shors that get dumped. But the moment you lock in the eyes and get a perfect shot with a nice blurry background it's priceless. I get knocked a lot by other photographers for not shooting crisp and 100% sharp pictures. However I think too many photographers get sucked in to thinking every lens needs to be an "L" lens and spending thousands of dollars will make their photos better. I disagree and I've seen many of these photographers take really "boring" images with their expensive lenses. I suggest breaking the rules...doing shots that seem to go against what the masses agree makes a perfect shot.
Photography is fun, it can be very creative and understanding the way your camera works opens doors to creativity and fun. Allow yourself time to learn and shoot as much as possible to open up yourself to how your camera works. It took me a long time to learn it....so don't expect to learn in an instant, some people can....hehehhe, but it's a skill and just develop it as best you can.
07 April 2008
Taken from the: http://www.biblegateway.com/ website... also check out: http://www.redwillow.org/ it's a great church in St.Albert with an excellent Pastor. :)