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  1. I will think twice about that! It is more painful after the first day has went by. I'm slurping the oxycodone, which then puts me into a bit of mental fog, then I go nap... about time for my nap.
  2. from my flickr account Taken with a Nikon D80. * Exposure: 0.003 sec (1/320) [+] * Aperture: f/8 [+] * Focal Length: 170 mm [+] * ISO Speed: 250 [+] Strobist: SB-800 and SB-600 Strapped to the lens with the lens extended to the 200mm setting. Attached with ball bungees with each flash on opposite side. This created a pseudo ring light appearance. Since I had Becky take the photo, I set the flashes to TTL. Triggered via pop up flash via Nikon CLS/AWS. Shutter speed set to 1/320 to eliminate any reflection directly from pop up flash. f/8 chosen for greater depth of field. ISO was left at 250. For some time I had worsening halitosis (bad breath), pocket of my tonsils, food accumulation, snoring, and calcifications. I saw the ENT surgeon, Dr. McDonald at the Mayo Clinic a couple of months ago. We decided to proceed with tonsillectomy. My patient schedule was filled out for 2 months so I blocked my schedule and on 4/23/08 I underwent tonsillectomy. After not eating or drinking after midnight, I showed up around 8 am to the hospital. I was escorted to an outpatient room and changed into hospital attire (Snaps in the back!). A young female IV tech came in and after a few seconds of prodding with a needle, my IV was in. The nursing staff was excellent and friendly. They hung an IV and took vitals. The scale they weighed me on-- IT LIES! :-) I was then taken to the pre-anesthesia room. Assessed multiple times (spell your full name and what is your birthday) and confirmed what surgery I was having, things were a go. The anesthesiologist and a CRNA came and saw me and the CRNA rolled me to the OR. I was transferred to the OR table. Dr. McDonald came over to say hi. They hooked up my IV. I remember having the thought of "I wonder if I can see the propranolol flowing down the IV into my arm". That was my last thought and I started coming awake in the PACU (recovery room). I had been intubated and extubated while I was asleep (hallelujah!). I consciously tried to breathe deeply and wiggle my hands and legs to try and recover as fast as possible from anesthesia. I kept on catching myself wanting to close my eyes and go back to sleep, but I forced myself to stay awake with the goal of recovering and going home. I needed a shot of pain medication in the recovery room (fentanyl). They switched my nose cannula of oxygen to a face mask of oxygen and moisture. I believe the Lord blessed me with a quick recovery, a successful surgery and blessed Dr. McDonald in performing the operation. I was rolled back up to the semi-private outpatient room (2 person room). After being assessed by the nursing staff, my IV was removed. I quickly changed out of my hospital clothes into some loose fitting basketball pants. Becky waited in the room for me while I got ready. We went down to pickup my medications (narcotic - oxycodone in liquid form, antibiotic - amoxicllin) which it took the pharmacy an HOUR to fill. I fell asleep in the wheelchair. Becky pushed me in the wheelchair to the parking ramp and I climbed in the car. We picked the kids up 1/2 hour early from school and headed home. I proceeded to vomit once from being nauseous, took my first dose of oxycodone, and then went to be bed for an hour nap. I got up and took some tylenol. Drank some water and had a bit of jello. I promptly threw that up too with water coming out my nose! Ugh! I drank lots of water and managed to keep down some jello. I ate a jello cup with mandarin oranges in it. That was a mistake--they burned the back of my throat! After that and for the rest of the night, I felt nauseous. After going to bed at 10, I got up to urinate at 12. Boy was it every slow, I think I was still affected by anesthesia and the narcotic. I got up again at 2 to urinate. I got clammy and cold and threw water up. I got up at 3 to urinate and couldn't sleep, so I read for 45 minutes. I went back to sleep and got up at 5:55. I drank some water and promptly threw it up along with the mandarin oranges from last night. After that, I haven't thrown up since--must have been those that didn't set well with me. It hurts to swallow more than a couple of times in a row. Consequently, I find myself not swallowing much. I've had a ton of water, some Lipton diet citrus green tea and bits of jello (Becky blended some bananas with some different varieties of jello for me) and yogurt. I will lose weight yet! :-) I took a nap in the morning and a nap this evening as well. I thought I'd share this photo of the back of my throat to show you what things looked like. Carl.
  3. carlcmc

    Photos of my gardening effort.

    Its seems like my posting becomes dormant as the water becomes Ice and then vice versa!
  4. carlcmc

    Starting some seeds indoors - pics

    mine are broccoli seeds. 3 days old at time of photo. I wanted the photo details included because it wasn't just a snapshot, but a photograph of what I was doing ...
  5. from my flickr account Taken with a Nikon D80. * Exposure: 0.003 sec (1/320) [+] * Aperture: f/11 [+] * Focal Length: 200 mm [+] * ISO Speed: 400 [+] Strobist Info: 43" White satin shoot-through umbrella camera right. SB-800 at M 1/1 and SB-600 at M 1/2. Both strobes triggered via Nikon CLS/AWS. Umbrella approximately 10-12 inches from cup. 7' white posterboard/styrofoam reflector camera left approximately 16" away. Technical choices: I chose my Nikon 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G VR Lens for the telephoto ability and shot at 200mm. I stopped down to f/11 to try and achieve as much acceptable depth of field as possible. Higher than that would start to get soft (lens itself and due to circle of confusion) with this lens otherwise I would have went up to even f/16. I had all the lights off except for a fluorescent bank camera right to allow focusing. At 1/320, f/11 and ISO 400 a test shot left the frame entirely black and the fluorescents did not contribute to overall exposure. Processing: Adobe Lightroom 1.3.1 - Cropping, exposure, recovery, fill light, black point, Clarity, and sharpening all performed. Real info: Even though there are still bits of snow on the ground, the temperature has been rising quickly. I brought in three buckets of dirt from the garden. I have filled several planting trays and planted broccoli, peppers, onions, tomatoes, and papas. Additionally we have some raspberry bushes sitting in a 5-gallon bucket of water in front of the patio doors. They are just starting to sprout. In this and the other photo you can see my broccoli just starting to sprout. In this image you see a single broccoli sprout that I lifted out of the tray and placed in this cup. The tray is too crowded. You can just see in this photo some of its hair like root filaments. In the tray photo, you can see them much better. from my flickr account Taken with a Nikon D80. * Exposure: 0.003 sec (1/320) [+] * Aperture: f/11 [+] * Focal Length: 200 mm [+] * ISO Speed: 400 [+] Strobist Info: 43" White satin shoot-through umbrella camera right. SB-800 at M 1/1 and SB-600 at M 1/2. Both strobes triggered via Nikon CLS/AWS. Umbrella approximately 10-12 inches from cup. 7' white posterboard/styrofoam reflector camera left approximately 16" away. Technical choices: I chose my Nikon 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G VR Lens for the telephoto ability and shot at 200mm. I stopped down to f/11 to try and achieve as much acceptable depth of field as possible. Higher than that would start to get soft (lens itself and due to circle of confusion) with this lens otherwise I would have went up to even f/16. I had all the lights off except for a fluorescent bank camera right to allow focusing. At 1/320, f/11 and ISO 400 a test shot left the frame entirely black and the fluorescents did not contribute to overall exposure. Processing: Adobe Lightroom 1.3.1 - Cropping, exposure, recovery, fill light, black point, Clarity, and sharpening all performed. Real info: Even though there are still bits of snow on the ground, the temperature has been rising quickly. I brought in three buckets of dirt from the garden. I have filled several planting trays and planted broccoli, peppers, onions, tomatoes, and papas. Additionally we have some raspberry bushes sitting in a 5-gallon bucket of water in front of the patio doors. They are just starting to sprout. In this and the other photo I have uploaded you can see my broccoli just starting to sprout. In this image you see the multiple sprouts in each container. I will have to thin them out. They are now 3 days old from the day that I placed them dry on the soil. I didn't cover them up, I just seeded them on top. It was easiest that way. The fine root filaments are fascinating to me! One guess which direction the sun is?
  6. from my flickr account Taken with a Nikon D80. * Exposure: 0.003 sec (1/320) [+] * Aperture: f/11 [+] * Focal Length: 200 mm [+] * ISO Speed: 400 [+] Strobist Info: 43" White satin shoot-through umbrella camera right. SB-800 at M 1/1 and SB-600 at M 1/2. Both strobes triggered via Nikon CLS/AWS. Umbrella approximately 10-12 inches from cup. 7' white posterboard/styrofoam reflector camera left approximately 16" away. Technical choices: I chose my Nikon 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G VR Lens for the telephoto ability and shot at 200mm. I stopped down to f/11 to try and achieve as much acceptable depth of field as possible. Higher than that would start to get soft (lens itself and due to circle of confusion) with this lens otherwise I would have went up to even f/16. I had all the lights off except for a fluorescent bank camera right to allow focusing. At 1/320, f/11 and ISO 400 a test shot left the frame entirely black and the fluorescents did not contribute to overall exposure. Processing: Adobe Lightroom 1.3.1 - Cropping, exposure, recovery, fill light, black point, Clarity, and sharpening all performed. Real info: Even though there are still bits of snow on the ground, the temperature has been rising quickly. I brought in three buckets of dirt from the garden. I have filled several planting trays and planted broccoli, peppers, onions, tomatoes, and papas. Additionally we have some raspberry bushes sitting in a 5-gallon bucket of water in front of the patio doors. They are just starting to sprout. In this and the other photo you can see my broccoli just starting to sprout. In this image you see a single broccoli sprout that I lifted out of the tray and placed in this cup. The tray is too crowded. You can just see in this photo some of its hair like root filaments. In the tray photo, you can see them much better. from my flickr account Taken with a Nikon D80. * Exposure: 0.003 sec (1/320) [+] * Aperture: f/11 [+] * Focal Length: 200 mm [+] * ISO Speed: 400 [+] Strobist Info: 43" White satin shoot-through umbrella camera right. SB-800 at M 1/1 and SB-600 at M 1/2. Both strobes triggered via Nikon CLS/AWS. Umbrella approximately 10-12 inches from cup. 7' white posterboard/styrofoam reflector camera left approximately 16" away. Technical choices: I chose my Nikon 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G VR Lens for the telephoto ability and shot at 200mm. I stopped down to f/11 to try and achieve as much acceptable depth of field as possible. Higher than that would start to get soft (lens itself and due to circle of confusion) with this lens otherwise I would have went up to even f/16. I had all the lights off except for a fluorescent bank camera right to allow focusing. At 1/320, f/11 and ISO 400 a test shot left the frame entirely black and the fluorescents did not contribute to overall exposure. Processing: Adobe Lightroom 1.3.1 - Cropping, exposure, recovery, fill light, black point, Clarity, and sharpening all performed. Real info: Even though there are still bits of snow on the ground, the temperature has been rising quickly. I brought in three buckets of dirt from the garden. I have filled several planting trays and planted broccoli, peppers, onions, tomatoes, and papas. Additionally we have some raspberry bushes sitting in a 5-gallon bucket of water in front of the patio doors. They are just starting to sprout. In this and the other photo I have uploaded you can see my broccoli just starting to sprout. In this image you see the multiple sprouts in each container. I will have to thin them out. They are now 3 days old from the day that I placed them dry on the soil. I didn't cover them up, I just seeded them on top. It was easiest that way. The fine root filaments are fascinating to me! One guess which direction the sun is?
  7. btw, thanks for the compliment.
  8. I guess I don't know this Chris you are referring to. I saw some pictures on line with catchlights like this and reversed engineered the lighting setup.
  9. I thought I'd share a few of my recent photos. from my flickr account Captured in a moment when he looked off at the umbrella. Taken with a Nikon D80. * Exposure: 0.004 sec (1/250) [+] * Aperture: f/1.4 [+] * Focal Length: 85 mm [+] * ISO Speed: 100 [+] Strobist info: SB-800 on TTL into 43" Wescott umbrella at camera left and above. SB-600 TTL -0.7EV Behind and above Brent hitting hair for hair light. Fluorescent 5000k Strip lights with 2 bulbs in each one / 4' long. One on each side of him for some side light. 2x3' white posterboard for fill camera right. So I setup my second flash the SB-800 tonight and tried some shots of Brent. While I really liked the detail in some shot at f/8.0 This pose that I shot at f/1.4 I ended up liking the best. A more creamy/dreamy soft focus shot where only his eyes are in good focus. from my flickr account from my flickr account Camera: Nikon D80 Exposure: 0.005 sec (1/200) Aperture: f/10 Focal Length: 31 mm ISO Speed: 200 Exposure Bias: -1/3 EV Filter: Circular polarizer I'm posting this in the middle of winter, remembering back to those beautiful days of spring. This was a beautiful Sabbath afternoon. The grass was green and lush. We had a wonderful blue sky overhead. The air held the beginnings of warmth that spring brings. from my flickr account Camera: Nikon D80 Exposure: 0.017 sec (1/60) Aperture: f/4 Focal Length: 85 mm ISO Speed: 320 Strobist: SB-600 at 1/2 power into 43" wescott white satin umbrella. At 10 oclock from her (camera left and behind) up high pointed down for soft hair light. 2 strip lights each containing 2 40 watt 48" 5000k full spectrum fluorescent bulbs at approximately 7 oclock and 5 oclock. 6' foot tall V card made out of white 1 1/2" foam board at camera right and slight back from her. Shot at 1/60th to keep color temp matched due to 60hz power frequency. With the 85 mm lens this actually I think introduced some lens shake. Processing: Adobe Lightroom only. Blemish, curves, levels etc. So, while Becky was at work, I went to Menards and picked up the lights and foam board. After school board meeting tonight, I set up things and photographed her a few times. I love this technique. The catchlights make interesting appearances in the eyes.
  10. carlcmc

    Ahh! Summer!

    very nice
  11. carlcmc

    GLARE FROM EYEGLASSES ?

    Want the best way? Avoid glare to begin with. Glare usually comes from using flash on camera. So do one of the following: 1) Turn off your flash 2) Take your flash off your camera and move it far enough to be out the 'family of angles'. 3) Turn your individual so that glare from the sun is not hitting the glasses 4) Have them tilt their chin down so that flash on camera isn't bad.
  12. sweet lens and great picture
  13. carlcmc

    1st pics with Pan. FZ8

    umichjesse, great pics and nice deer.
  14. carlcmc

    Welcome new moderator Dbl!

    Quite the lens there DBL. :-) While more expensive lenses don't necessarily make better pictures, they can help and are sure fun!:-)
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