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29
Jun

Adobe Photoshop And Lightroom Cheat Sheets

From the design team at Start A Blog Today

Here is a PDF version of the Lightroom Cheat Sheet.
Lightroom Keyboard Shortcuts Cheat Sheet

Here is the PDF version of the Photoshop Cheat Sheet.
2015 Adobe Photoshop CC Keyboard Short-Cuts Cheat Sheet

15
Jun

My Family

Gershwin made this image of Kay and herself. Gershwin is very good at making pictures.

Gershwin is also very good at driving our manual transmission cars.
11402804_122094118122554_6879778511743106355_n Gershwin doesn’t like it when I use my camera. She says, “No we aren’t going to be in the newspaper. That’s just my father.” :-)

14
Jun

My Self Portrait

…via my Xbox Live Avatar.
PAUL DANGER K

13
Jun

#8 MCRA Motorcycle Track Day at Heartland Park Topeka

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© Paul Danger Kile, All Rights Reserved, Click image for portfolio.

07-12-2014
Yamaha Motorcycle

13
Jun

Total FAWDOT

(This was written on 2015-05-08. I updated it to add the humor.)

Here is an image of Eno L. Camino getting FAWDOT. I am in “good company”, apparently.

Paul Danger Kile is FAWDOT
Last week I was totally FAWDOT (falling asleep while doing other things). I cannot drive when I get this way:

  • I fell asleep while sitting: repeatedly.
  • I fell asleep while standing.
  • I fell asleep while playing video games. Kay took a photo of me playing an exciting game of Destiny. I fell asleep, and woke up, six times. I have no idea what the other players thought I was doing.

Gary gets totally FAWDOT here. Yes, I actually fell asleep there. (And yes, I realize that the comic is actually a restroom pun, but I find my humor where I find it.)

I have myalgic encephalomyelitis / chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS). This list is a rebuttal to some myths about ME/CFS:

  • Please don’t say, “At least you get to sleep.” Sleeping is hellish for many reasons, and I am just as tired when I wake up. Do you want to know what I really want to do? I want to be a computer programmer. I did that for 20 years, but I can no longer do that.
  • Some people don’t believe that it exists, because they can’t see it. People can’t see headaches either, but they believe in them, because headaches are so common that most of us have had one. “I can’t see it, so it doesn’t exist” is a misuse of Occam’s Razor.
  • It is not only fatigue. Imagine having the flu, while being drunk, and staying awake for two days, and you will have an idea of what this is like. Yes, there are good days, and there are bad days, but most of my good days require 16 hours of sleep. The bad days require twenty hours.
  • It is serious: “CDC studies show that CFS can be as disabling as multiple sclerosis, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, heart disease, end-stage renal disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and similar chronic conditions.”
  • It is not, or not only, caused by mononucleosis. A person with ME/CFS can usually tell you exactly what viral infection preceded their condition. The answer is different for different people.
  • It is not depression. A person with ME will tell you what they would be doing (kayaking, photography, riding motorcycles) if they could. People that are depressed don’t have that “positive” (for lack of a better word) outlook. That said: a person can have both.
  • It is not only seen in women. 20% of people with ME/CFS are men.
  • There is no known cure.
  • It is not the “yuppie disease”. “This term was popularized in a November 1990 Newsweek cover story… It reflects a stereotype that CFS mainly affects yuppies, and implies that it is a form of burnout. The phrase is considered offensive by patients and clinicians.
  • It is not a new, made-up, diagnosis. It has also been known as (from here, here, and here.):
    • Neurasthenia (as early as 1829)
    • Chronic Epstein-Barr virus syndrome
    • Chronic mononucleosis
    • Low natural killer syndrome
    • Atypical poliomyelitis
    • Tapanui flu
    • Royal Free disease
    • Epidemic neuromyasthenia
    • Post-viral illness
    • Florence Nightingale disease
    • Chronic fatigue and immune dysfunction syndrome (CFIDS)
    • Neuroendocrineimmune disorder
    • Myalgic encephalopathy.

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My spouse bought me a t-shirt that says, “Regrettably, all the good paying jobs start before I wake up.” What a joker.

23
May

TONY SCHUMACHER +300 MPH

The 1/4 mile race lasted for three seconds, and the cars were going over 300 MPH at the trap. This image is from 2014. I hope that you like it.

TONY SCHUMACHER The Sarge

© Paul Danger Kile, All Rights Reserved

I missed 2015’s NHRA Nationals, at Heartland Park Topeka, because of my disability. I can no longer ride sport bikes, (or even drive most of the time), so I started photographing people at the track. I can no longer effectively program computers, so making these images became an important creative outlet. With the closing of Heartland Park Topeka, I, (and we), have lost much.

Tony Schumacher
2014
NHRA
Top-Fuel
Qualifying and Practice
Topeka Kansas
Heartland Park Topeka

23
May

#52 Jason DeForrest NHRA Super Stock

This image is from 2014. I hope that you like it.

© Paul Danger Kile, All Rights Reserved

© Paul Danger Kile, All Rights Reserved

I missed 2015’s NHRA Nationals, at Heartland Park Topeka, because of my disability. I can no longer ride sport bikes, (or even drive most of the time), so I started photographing other people on the track. I can no longer effectively program computers, so making these images became an important creative outlet. With the closing of Heartland Park Topeka, I, (and we), have lost much.

#52 Jason DeForrest, Andover MN
NHRA Kansas Nationals 2014
2005 Chevrolet Cavalier
NHRA Super Sport GT/BA
2014-05-23
Canon EOS 7D
Sigma 150-500mm

16
May

5 New Lightroom CC Features

This video by RC Concepcion, for c’t Digital Photography, will teach you about these new Lightroom CC features:

  • People View (Facial Recognition)
  • Merge to Panorama
  • Merge to HDR
  • Headless Mode (Background Processing)
  • Real-time Processing (GPU Utilization)

Here are some free-to-download examples of c’t Digital Photography’s articles. They will teach you all the technical skills that you need to make the best images.

7
May

How To Use A Manual Lens

This video is by Mark Wallace for AdoramaTV:

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