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7:13 am

St. Paul's 20 Foot Golden Cross

I recently photographed the raising of the new 20 foot cross at St. Paul's new church in Westerville. It was an interesting event and seeing the turn out of parishners and the dedication of the Corna Kokosing Construction workers who installed the cross on a Sunday was great.

I've never seen a cross installed before but the event pretty much goes as you would probably expect. A blessing, a raising, setting in place and then everyone goes their own way.

The crowd clapped as the cross was set into place with workers turning it into its final position.

The new church will replace another church just east of it.

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7:29 pm

Stop and Smell The Roses

If only we could have smell-o-vision. The gardens smelled wonderful from the different fragrances of the roses in the Whetstone Park of Roses during the Stop and Smell the Roses event. I submitted most of these photos for publication for use at ThisWeekNews.com.

 

 

I enjoy taking photos of nature so getting a chance to take some photos of the gardens at the Park of Roses at Whestone Park for work was wonderful. The weather radar showed rain was going to be moving into the area a few hours after the event started but quite a few people still showed up. Thankfully the rain started out as a very light mist which gave the flowers a bit of wetness like you would see with the morning dew.

Here is a tip for taking photos of flowers. A cloudy day and a bit of mist can really help you see the flowers better and make the photographs more interesting to look at. Bright sunlight tends to increase the contrast of light on the flowers and it is harder to get detail in the areas that fall into shadow.

The volunteer gardeners really do a nice job in keeping the rose gardens at there best.

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9:39 pm

Who are your heroes?

Who are your heroes? from Tim Norman on Vimeo.

The sights and sounds of Memorial Day in Powell, Ohio on May 31, 2010. Including the Ohio Flags of Honor display and part of Olentangy Liberty High School senior Madison Mullen's presentation of her first place essay for the national 2010 Voice of Democracy program.

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12:28 pm

RadioPopper RPCube Initial Impressions

I received my RadioPopper RPCube from UPS from RadioPopper.com. I purchased 1 for my Nikon SB26 and 1 for the Canon 550EX I use at work. 

They each came in a sealed Image of RadioPopper  RPCube Nikon and Canonplastic bag with a cardboard label on top which is a little different than the RadiopPopper JrX's Studio Transmitter and Receivers. Those came in a nice box that had a bit classier presentation. (The photo shows the Canon and Nikon RPCubes with labels that I added so I could tell them apart without having to look at the differences on the hotshoes.)

The RPCubes packaging felt more like something you'd find at any general big box merchandise store or maybe your local photo store. It didn't feel like it was a special item. It felt like an accesory instead of special item that allows you to do something special. A manual isn't even included but then again an RPCube is only going to be used by people with other RadioPopper items so maybe that isn't a neccesity.

I however would have liked ... [Read More]

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9:43 pm

Winners of State Swimming

Take a moment to watch a slideshow of some of my favorite photos from this past Friday and Saturday high school state swimming tournament in Canton, Ohio. You might just spot photos of an athlete from my high school alma mater. Go Rockets! ... [Read More]

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