Calling All Angels

A Poem by Lea MacDonald, Captain-227, South Frontenac Fire Department "Calling All Angels! Calling All Angels!" Went out his thunderous plea. "I am thy Lord beseeching my horde to assemble in front of me!" In a flash the angels did dash to gather at His feet, And hear His plan to help all man by use of Heaven's elite. "The…

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Beat COPD: 10 Ways to Win Your Life Back

Ten Ways to Beat COPD - Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease How is it possible to beat COPD? You have been diagnosed with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease - COPD. You are among millions of patients and there is no cure. If you are like I was the first few years, you can spend a lot of time being depressed about it;…

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Adding Nikon D5600 To My Gear

Lung disease and landscape photography doesn't always work well together. Sometimes the slightest exertion for the normal person is more than I can handle for more than a few minutes. 'Course, I didn't think about this 5 years ago when I got my Nikon D810 and Tamron's version of the holy trinity of zoom lenses - heavy camera and heavy…

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Athletic Shoes for Seniors

Buying Athletic Shoes For An Old Man Buying athletic shoes didn't used to be so hard. In my youthful 20s and 30s and even into my mid-life 40s, shoe buying was fun and easy. I was the trend setter among my peers and I didn't mind being a bit daring. Bold colors and styles didn't bother me. Sometimes the local…

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Keyboard Review: Varmilo VA87M TKL

Keyboard Typing Practice, Or Review? This started out as just some random sentences I'm typing so I can get used to my new keyboard. By the end, if you read that far, it becomes more of a review of a fancy bit of technology called a Varmilo VA87M Forest Fairy TKL Dye Sub PBT Mechanical Keyboard. It's not the most…

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Panoramas of Grizzly Peak & Mt Hough

My landscape photography appears to have taken a back seat to just about everything else going on in my life for the last year. There were no new photos at all for the first 3 months of 2018. I photographed the progress of my bathroom remodel project for most of the rest of the year, with only a few scattered…

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Take My Blubber, Please

I am new - real new - to the blubber burning /slash/ body building /slash/ workout /slash/ nutrition scene. As a matter of fact, I don't think I've worked out a day in my life (okay, maybe during high school P.E. and Army Basic Training). Yesterday I joined a fitness club and went to a kickboxing aerobics class... Wait, let…

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First Sky Replacement In Photoshop

Sky replacement in Photoshop seemed almost a rudimentary task. There are dozens of YouTube videos on how to do it and I have watched several over the years I have been using Photoshop in my photo processing workflow. But I've never done one. It looked easy enough; I just kept putting off doing it. It's not that there haven't been…

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Plumas County Main Street Architecture

Before I started carrying a camera around regularly, I took a lot for granted along the main byways of Plumas County towns. We have some unique architecture, many historic landmarks and many gracefully aging buildings. I've tried to train my camera lenses on some of those I found the most interesting. It usually depends on the direction of light, the…

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Plumas County Wildlife

Plumas County wildlife live in every part of Feather River Country. The Plumas National Forest covers the vast majority of Plumas County and is home to bear, coyote, Bald Eagle, trout, mountain lion, beaver, osprey and many more species of wildlife. But if you thought this post was going to be about any of those animals, or photographs of any…

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