Moonlight Night Photography

Salt River BridgeWhile I was home over the weekend I decided to take advantage of the full moon and take some night shots with the light of the very bright full moon. The shots are of the Salt River bridge in the town of Freedom in Star Valley, Wyoming. I have never done night photography like this before, so it was new and experimental. The shot with some streaks from vehicles was taken the night of the 26th and the other two were taken at 1:30 AM (Saturday morning). I think for being so new at it they actually turned out pretty well. These photos were shot with an Olympus Evolt E-510 Digital SLR.

Snow on the valley floor

Night Shot 1

Not to say that I am excited for winter or anything–but I am so excited I can hardly stand it! On Saturday night we got a nice snowfall, and I took the opportunity to take some photos of the flood light in our back yard. It was snowing very hard right up to when I was ready to take some photos (go figure). But I was still able to get some pretty neat pictures. I am excited to start riding my sled again and everything that goes along with it. Since it is still only mid-October I doubt that it will stay, but it still gets me excited.  Click “Read the rest of this entry” for more Photos.

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Great Windows Alternatives


This October is going to be a very exciting month. There will be two great major operating system releases. Mac OS X 10.5 (also known as Leopard) and Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon). So for all you windows users out there dissatisfied with Microsofts latest offerings, I would urge you all to take a look and see if one of these alternatives would be better for you.

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Outage

Sorry for the site being down for a few days.  I went home for the weekend (to work and for General Conference) and while I was gone Rexburg received a lot of snow.  The power went out a few times and my computer did not seem to come up properly.  My room mates both went to Utah so they were not able to reset it either.  It is up and happy now and will hopefully be more reliable till I move it over to a dedicated server.  My little VMWare Fusion server has been chugging along pretty nicely though.  I’m actually surprised at how well it is working (well, till I got to Rexburg and got a crappy connection).

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