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Summer at Camp Mac

Yesterday we took our oldest son Henry to Camp Mac where he will spend the next 10 days likely having the time of his life.  I took this picture off the back of his cabin.  I have several friends that saw it on Facebook and said it literally hasn’t changed in 30 years.  I thought it turned out pretty timeless myself.  It’s a 3 image HDR photo processed in Photomatix.

My Love for the iPhone 4

Never once did I question or doubt the awesomeness of the iPhone. I am a Verizon customer and for years have watched my friends, family and colleagues strut around doing awesome things with their iPhones. I held firm and bought the best blackberry I could get which at my last purchase was the Storm2. Very shortly after that purchase, Verizon announced that it would begin selling the iPhone.  To make up for all of its shortcomings I bought the Samsung Gallaxy Tab last December, of which I’m using to write this blog post. Not to go off in another direction, but I have to say I am very happy with my Tab.

Last week I took the plunge (responding to an email from Verizon saying I qualified for an early phone upgrade) and bought the Verizon iPhone4 and must say, it is simply amazing. From the moment I first held it I knew this was the best piece of technology I’d ever had. Email setup to deleting emails to grouping emails by conversation, to sending contacts via text or email and one of my favorites, the organization of phone calls and voicemails, it just makes getting things done easier.

My favorite new app is CardMunch. I learned about it on www.MyTechOpinion.com and it rocks. As a Realtor I am always trading business cards and keeping up with them is a nightmare. With CardMunch all you do is snap a picture of the business card, it categorizes all of the information, feeds it back into your iPhone and with the click of a button they are a new contact. Again, I’ve been waiting years for something like that.

My other favorites are Scrabble (still not sure why you can’t play on other devices), the Facebook interface is close to perfect (lacking picture upload direct from the gallery), Google Maps is perfect, texting is light-years ahead of my old phone with the way it bubbles your messages, and the camera is very impressive.


I was pretty hesitant buying the iPhone 4 having heard all of the rumors about an iPhone 5 coming out possibly this fall.  After speaking with a few people, I realized spending one more day without this awesomeness was one day too long and I should just go for it.  I have had it now for about a week and I feel really good about my purchase.


Weekly Photo Challenge Week 19: Artificial

This week for the Shutterboo Weekly Photo Challenge the subject was ‘artificial.’  Two things came to mind instantly, artificial sweetener and artificial grass turf.  I also tapped into Facebook for ideas and got tons, but the grass turf stayed on my mind.  Last fall Ben played soccer at Morris Brandon on their artificial grass turf field so I knew that’s where I wanted to go.  Henry and I went over there this afternoon and here is what we came up with.  I used the first one taken with my 50mm f/1.8.