COOKING MADE EASY: 8

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COOKING MADE EASY: 8



While stumbling through Google the other day, I fell upon these videos.

I am NOT a connoisseur-type chef. My specialties are peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, Deli meats, and microwavables.

I do have a crock pot, and I have a few recipes that I have been successful at preparing.

The Simplified Saver Cooking Blog looked not only easy to do, but they looked very tasty.



Here’s the catch… I hate eating things when I don’t know ahead of time what they taste like. (Yes, I’m a baby. … I’ve heard it all before. … Water off a duck’s back.)

If, during quarantine, any one you have the ingredients available, and are so inclined, to test out a few of these delicious-looking treats, drop me a line.

I don’t think that I will attempt any of them until after quarantine.

New foods to me, stressful you see. (You thought I was a baby. … Really, I’m like a wise, but ever-compassionate Yoda.)


FYI: I’ll probably drop one of these each week, just seeking a helpful connoisseur.)



Written for On Line Exploring and Cooking.

PHOTOGRAPHIC RESOLUTION AND QUALITY

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PHOTOGRAPHIC RESOLUTION AND QUALITY



The resolution of an image depends mostly on the number of pixels in your photograph.

Photographs are made up of hundreds and hundreds of tiny dot.

This is usually represented by megapixels. 24 mp = 24,000,000 pixels.

But more pixels does not necessarily mean the photograph is of a higher quality. This also depends on the quality of the sensor in your camera.

The larger the sensor usually means the better the picture.

Of course, I have a video to help you along. MEGAPIXELS

(Don’t forget to see the one below!)


A video about sensors …



Written for Photography.

COOKING MADE EASY: 7

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COOKING MADE EASY: 7



While stumbling through Google the other day, I fell upon these videos.

I am NOT a connoisseur-type chef. My specialties are peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, Deli meats, and microwavables.

I do have a crock pot, and I have a few recipes that I have been successful at preparing.

The Simplified Saver Cooking Blog looked not only easy to do, but they looked very tasty.



Here’s the catch… I hate eating things when I don’t know ahead of time what they taste like. (Yes, I’m a baby. … I’ve heard it all before. … Water off a duck’s back.)

If, during quarantine, any one you have the ingredients available, and are so inclined, to test out a few of these delicious-looking treats, drop me a line.

I don’t think that I will attempt any of them until after quarantine.

New foods to me, stressful you see. (You thought I was a baby. … Really, I’m like a wise, but ever-compassionate Yoda.)


FYI: I’ll probably drop one of these each week, just seeking a helpful connoisseur.)



Written for On Line Exploring and Cooking.

PHOTOGRAPHY: FILE TYPES

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PHOTOGRAPHY: FILE TYPES

JPEG  -vs-  RAW



There are two main types of files for photography: JPEG and RAW.

JPEG: This is a compressed format file. It takes up little storage room.

RAW: This is an uncompressed file. It takes up a huge amount of storage space.

JPEG files are easy to share. They are the type of pictures that you can post quickly to your blog or your Facebook or Instagram pages. These files can easily be set to a friend.

RAW files are HUGE! The are NOT as quickly shared, adn when they are shared that use a lot of memory storage space.

So why does a photographer ever use RAW files.

  • RAW files allow the photographer many more detailed pixels to work with in editing the photograph. There are innumerable ways a photographer can edit his treasure if the picture is filed in a RAW file.
  • With a JPEG, there are few adjustments the photographer can make once the picture has been taken.

There are some cameras that will allow you to take both a JPEG and a RAW photographic shot simultaneously- the photographer does have to chose.

Here is a video that will help clarify things.



Written for Photography.

 

Riders to Destiny

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Riders to Destiny



Singin’ Sandy Saunders (John Wayne) is riding through the territories when a lone man (a sheriff) falls into his path. He rescues the sheriff- who we find out has been shot in the back.

Sandy then stumbles across a stagecoach robbery. But Sandy discovers the stagecoach has been robbed by a beautiful young lady. Sandy helps her escape.

Soon, Sandy discovers that the young lady (though she is a stage robber) is actually the good guy gal in the events of this small valley land war.

A fun plot!!! I enjoyed it!



Written for Movie Critiques.

Knight and Day

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Knight and Day



June Havens (Cameron Diaz), an avid car restorer on her way back from Wichita, (literally) bumps into Roy Miller (Tom Cruise) at the airport. Roy (who we later find out is a secret agent of sorts) plants a sought-after battery in her luggage.

June is bumped from her flight home (This is done secretively by Roy) but is able to re-board her requested flight (This is done secretively by CIA Agent John Fitzgerald (Peter Sarsgaard).

Roy and June haphazardly team up to catch the bad guys.

A fun film. (I watched it on AMC.)

My favorite scene …



Written for Movie Critiques.

Sniper (1993)

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Sniper (1993)



The movie opens with Master Gunnery Sergeant Thomas Beckett (Tom Berenger), an experienced sniper, and his spotter, Cpl. Papich (Aden Young), on a mission to assassinate a Panamanian rebel

Cpl. Papich is killed during the daylight extraction. (The extraction was supposed to happen at night.) Master Gunnery Sergeant Beckett retrieves Papich’s body to take him home.

Beckett’s next assignment is to kill a Colombian drug lord. Beckett is teamed with an mission-new spotter, Richard Miller (Billy Zane). Miller has many medals for excellent marksmanship, but he has never served in a combat situation, nor has he had his first confirmed kill.

To make matters even more twisted, the experienced spotter is the mission commander. He outranks Master Gunnery Sergeant Thomas Beckett.

I truly enjoyed this movie.

However!!! I watched the movie on AMC, and I am certain that the language was cleaned up for television.

(There are FIVE Sniper movies in the series- according to Google. I will probably try to find a few more of them.)



Written for Movie Critiques.