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{Photography.55.1585}: Sony Cybershot HX-20V {kitty} Sun, 07 Dec 2014 09:47:27 CST (HTML)

The picture is ""


{Photography.55.1586}: Coyote {coyote} Sun, 07 Dec 2014 15:09:02 CST (1 line)

Wow, how perfect for you!


{Photography.55.1587}: Glen Marks {wotan} Mon, 08 Dec 2014 17:16:02 CST (12 lines)

(Concerning the following which I posted earlier, I only just noticed
that I forgot to put quotes around the link):

According to this recent article:

- All the aesthetic preoccupations of Modernism are present: geometry,
scale, cunning crops and heavy shadows. As are the motifs: stair
wells, roof tops and all the products of a machine-tooled world.



{Photography.55.1588}: Jil {rabbit} Tue, 30 Dec 2014 18:25:30 CST (37 lines)

Those of you who know Annie from this forum - she has been ill with
cancer and is now in the hospital, and it is almost over.

I met her once, and she would send me fruitcake at Christmas. Such a
lovely, lovely lady.

The note below is from her daughter (Marian was Annie's real name).

Hello all.  I am sorry to send out a blanket email.   This is
Elizabeth, Marian's daughter.  Mum went into hospital Christmas
morning.  We had a family meeting yesterday, with Barbara present
from Nova Scotia, and were informed that Mum has days, perhaps a few
weeks to be with us.  She is very calm now, knowing that Barry will
be taken care of when she is gone.  We have arranged for him to come
to Dundas to stay at a retirement home there.  Originally the two of
them were to move so they could be closer to me.  Now that things
have changed, I'll get Barry over there when he's ready.

She has also been assured by the doctor and me that her passing will
be easy.  With all the drugs available now, the nurses have
everything at their fingertips to give her for any type of symptom.
This has eased her mind, as it must be very frightening to know the
end is coming,  the "what ifs" take over and one's  imagination can
get out of hand.

I would ask that you all pass on the news to the town and the cafe
as you people have been such wonderful correspondants.  Also, to
Barry's friends, please keep in touch by mail, as he is not using
the computer.  His eyesight is very poor now.  I'll be staying with
Barry for the duration, and will check mum's mail if you wish to
contact me here.  Just write in the subject line Elizabeth and I
will be sure to check.

Thank you all. I will be in touch.

Marian's favourite youngest daughter, Elizabeth


{Photography.55.1589}: Donald Dozier {donaldpd} Wed, 31 Dec 2014 10:56:56 CST (1 line)

How sad.  Such a sweetheart.  Pray that it will be swift and easy.


{Photography.55.1590}: Coyote {coyote} Wed, 31 Dec 2014 13:38:32 CST (3 lines)

What a huge loss. <tears>

{*{*{Peaceful passage and a beautiful afterlife for our dear Annie}*}*}


{Photography.55.1591}: TJ {tj2} Fri, 02 Jan 2015 22:42:28 CST (1 line)

So sad. Such a wonderful lady...


{Photography.55.1592}: Pictou {pictou} Mon, 12 Jan 2015 10:49:58 CST (21 lines)

Mark Still posted in Nook this morning--

"Hello, everybody.

I just now received a call from Elizabeth, Annie's
daughter, to give me the news of Annie's passing.

Up until the past two weeks, Annie & I played the
word game Lexulous almost constantly. She would
sometimes apologize to me saying that her pain meds
were interfering with her love of the words. I always
responded by saying that I was glad that she wanted
to maintain contact.

I met Annie and her husband about 9 or 10 years ago
when they were here for a conference or a concert.
We had a very nice meal in Chinatown. I feel very
privileged to have met them both.

Annie was a good friend. If I had never found the
Utne Cafe I would not have met her."


{Photography.55.1593}: Donald Dozier {donaldpd} Mon, 12 Jan 2015 10:56:17 CST (1 line)

She's pain free now.  Such a sweetheart.


{Photography.55.1594}: Coyote {coyote} Mon, 12 Jan 2015 14:44:40 CST (3 lines)

Somehow I knew I'd find news of her passing when I checked in today. I
enjoyed Annie's contributions to the Cafe so much. I think I'll go
have a cry now. Thanks for the note, Pictou.


{Photography.55.1595}: Jak King {jakking49} Sat, 14 Feb 2015 20:04:58 CST (3 lines)

I had forgotten until I loaded my blossoms image today, that loading
into the Cafe dulls down colour by a noticeable amount. Not sure why
that should, though now I recall it from the old days.


{Photography.55.1596}: TJ {tj2} Sun, 15 Feb 2015 08:40:45 CST (1 line)

Posting from e.g. Flickr seems to work better.


{Photography.55.1597}: Jak King {jakking49} Sun, 15 Feb 2015 13:56:39 CST (4 lines)

Thanks TJ.

FYI, I have begun posting some of my non-photographic works at


{Photography.55.1598}: Steve Lacey {masked} Tue, 25 Oct 2016 19:06:04 CDT (9 lines)

Mayhap someone can offer a suggestion here. I want to put together a
photo album (remember photo albums?) of our recent trip to England and
the Isle of Man. For this purpose I want to take a screen-shot out of
a video but I can't figure out how to do it. Thing is, I got some
footage of a wild wallaby, as well as some photos. The photos suck,
being all blurry, but the video has some frames of the wallaby that
are clean and sharp.  The video was taken on a small Sony Handicam; I
downloaded it onto my desktop. I can't find any combination of clicks
or menu helps or anything that will help. Anyone have any suggestions?


{Photography.55.1599}: Frank Vehafric {fvehafric} Fri, 28 Oct 2016 11:20:23 CDT (3 lines)

If you use windows you should be able to do this in microsoft movie
maker. If it didn't come with your operating system it's a free
download form microsoft.


{Photography.55.1600}: Steve Lacey {masked} Sun, 29 Jul 2018 14:40:56 CDT (38 lines)

Okay, advice request. Over the last few months three cameras have
departed from me. One was a small point and shoot--it simply
disappeared, coulda been stolen or lost, I just dunno. The other two
were identical FujiFilm Finepix cameras, not full DSLR but fairly
sophisticated, both maybe five years old. Each suffered a weird
breakdown--on the first, the settings started to switch spontaneously
and on the second, the zoom control stuck in operation when I tried to
use it. No local repair person and I didn't feel like paying to ship
either one out to the Big City for expensive action. But now I have no
digital camera except my wife's basic, pocket-size point and shoot.
Adequate, but not enough. (And, of course, the camera on my cell
phone, but that's for emergency only--a camera is a camera and a phone
is a phone, folks.)

So: advice requested. I've been looking for something to replace the
DSLRs. I don't want to go big, professional, and expensive; I don't
want another pocket-sized point and shoot; I want something half-way
beteen, similar to the FujiFilm cameras. They both had 14 megapixels,
3.0 high res LCD, viewfinder as well as screen, 24 or 28x zoom, smile
detection, movie capability, image stabilization, and a few other
cunning features.

I've visited several camera suppliers and been shown a good selection
of hardware that might be satisfactory. Some folks (including my
brother, a pro) talked about mirrorless DSLR, and that looks like fun,
but the price has been wildly variable, and I'm not an advanced enough
cameraman to really want to take that step yet. After all I'm just an
amateur who shoots mostly family, friends and scenery.

The price range I've been quoted most often is $CDN500-600. I wasn't
expecting that much, but I guess I could handle it.

Anyone got any suggestions for a camera that sounds like it might be
what I'm looking for?

'Course, I could go back to buying film and loading up the old Pentax
Spotmatic . . . or even further to my late mother's Kodak Brownie that
she bought back in the 1940s . . .


{Photography.55.1601}: Frank Vehafric {fvehafric} Sun, 29 Jul 2018 19:41:18 CDT (7 lines)

I used a sony cybershot on my africa trip - 50X optical zoom, all the
dslr controls and functions, but lighter in weight and no lenses to
carry around. Under 400 used.

Amazon link -  "


{Photography.55.1602}: Frank Vehafric {fvehafric} Sun, 29 Jul 2018 19:51:44 CDT (0 lines)


{Photography.55.1603}: Frank Vehafric {fvehafric} Mon, 30 Jul 2018 01:39:55 CDT (0 lines)


{Photography.55.1604}: Frank Vehafric {fvehafric} Mon, 30 Jul 2018 01:41:38 CDT (0 lines)


{Photography.55.1605}: {fvehafric} Mon, 30 Jul 2018 01:45:44 CDT (0 lines)
{erased by fvehafric Mon, 30 Jul 2018 01:45:48 CDT}


{Photography.55.1606}: Frank Vehafric {fvehafric} Mon, 30 Jul 2018 01:48:14 CDT (1 line)

Some shots I took with that camera


{Photography.55.1607}: Donald Dozier {donaldpd} Mon, 30 Jul 2018 17:15:03 CDT (4 lines)

Leo looks like he just finished a person.

Good shots, Frank.  Everything looks great.


{Photography.55.1608}: Frank Vehafric {fvehafric} Mon, 30 Jul 2018 18:35:28 CDT (2 lines)

Thanks. Leo's not a problem unless you let a body part break the
outline of the truck. Then he notices.


{Photography.55.1609}: Glen Marks {wotan} Fri, 12 Jun 2020 19:21:55 CDT (2 lines)



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