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So the other day a newbie photog was asking advice on a group page. She was having trouble figuring out why on her DSLR’s screen stuff looked in focus but when said frames were loaded into PS they were not exactly in focus. My advice was to take her lens and switch to Manual Focus. Yes she’d be shooting slower but that’s ok, it would force her to really concentrate on what’s she’s doing. Some asshat said my advice was horrible for a newbie, and since I have a few “soft”images on my pages that I should turn the Auto Focus on. 

My response was that yes, I’ve been known to keep the occasional “Soft” focus shot, because the image still captured something I like. But hey I’d like to compare portfolios. Buuut your FB is set to private. I can see a shot of you with your mom and a dog. You and your dog, and some hipster band composite. I’ve googled your name, your name with photography on it and nothing comes up. Nada. Zip, Zero. Soooo when you’ve the balls to post some work come back to me on this. Til then piss off!

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Delete the Facebook Account?

I turned 44. Big whoop. Everything I’ve touched has turned to shit and I realize that in many way I am a selfish monster. I try not to be. My brother is younger than I am. He’s a better person over all. Out dad would have seen himself in him, not me. I think I failed my dad, my mom, my brother. Myself. I see everyone on FB doing stuff, living. I painted myself in a corner, relying on my talent to provide. BIG MISTAKE. So yeah, I’m thinking delete FB because it reminds me of what I’m not. 

Religion would be great if it did not make so many insane.

My humble opinion on how to solve the strife in the Middle East, in Europe, Africa, here in the US and the rest of the world. Please read.

All religion must be curtailed, reason, logic, empathy and true morality without the fear of damnation as the key motivation, these things must come to the forefront. Religion and all of it’s practices, it’s zealotry, it’s mixed messages, its wanton need for conformity or death must be confined to their places of worship. Anyone who brings these things out of these “Religious Zones” should be thrown into asylums or exiled from their communities. Is this harsh? Yes, but is it as harsh as thousands of years of warfare concerning the life after this one? I don’t think so. But wait you say, religion is not bad, just some of the followers! Alas religion is it’s followers. It is unfortunate  that the worst of the lot speaks the loudest and cast it all in a horrid light. 

I’ve often been called an atheist. I am not. I just don’t like the record of bloodshed connected to religion. Here is the base issue I am unable  to understand. If you feel you are destined to go to heaven, and are positive others will go to hell then what is the need for all the ugliness? “Have a fucking coke and a smile”! Rejoice in the knowledge that when you die (if you’re right about your destination), then all the people who are not like you will not be in heaven/paradise to annoy you. You can join hands with like souls and sing “We are the Champions”! Right? Why does religion always come down to a Holier than thou dick measuring contest and bloodshed? Religion would be great if it did not make so many insane. 

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