Photos of the Day 8-27-2014

Shadow lines

Shadow lines

Rusty light post

Rusty light post

Auto SPKR

Auto SPKR

Skyline

Skyline

No parking

No parking

Window in grey brick wall

Window in grey brick wall

Windows

Windows

The wall

The wall

Hidden

Hidden

Brick and wire

Brick and wire

Reflection

Reflection

Image on hood of car

Image on hood of car

Unknown building - Color

Unknown building – Color

Unknown building - Black and White

Unknown building – Black and White

Tower extended

Tower extended

Tower - Color

Tower – Color

Tower - Black and White

Tower – Black and White

Do not block door

Do not block door

Two sides

Two sides

Broken beer bottle - Black and White

Broken beer bottle – Black and White

Broken beer bottle - color

Broken beer bottle – color

Heavy Paint - Color

Heavy Paint – Color

Heavy Paint - Black and White

Heavy Paint – Black and White

Be Inspired - Color

Be Inspired – Color

Be Inspired - Black and White

Be Inspired – Black and White

Water IV

Water IV

Water III

Water III

Water I - Black and White version

Water I – Black and White version

Water I

Water I

Corner building

Corner building

A very surprised looking sperm whale and a bowl of petunias.

Originally posted on madgeniusclub:

Or why, if the people ‘really the only reason ‘Ancillary Justice’ won a Hugo Award’ was that it was much better than ‘Warbound’, that there is no ideological bias at all in the entire Hugo Award process, and that, indeed, they personally didn’t know what so-and-so politics were, are right, then Ann Leckie and her fellow winners should buy a lottery ticket and become a multi-millionaires overnight.

Try, if you can, to realize this is not an attack on any one individual or work, I’m not saying so-and-so should have won. Nor do I think no outspoken left-winger should ever win. If that was happening, I’d be here fighting to see they got a chance. Nor is this an attack on the Hugo committee – their sins seems to be largely of omission, not commission. I would love to see the award become – as it was in my…

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Beginning Photography

Sunset over Puget Sound

Sunset over Puget Sound

In the recent weeks, I have been working on getting to see if I can generate an income from photography.

It is a rough road. No guarantee that you will get even a $1 from it.

Still, I like taking pictures and seeing what I can do with it.

 

Delving into the universe of Photography

Sunset at Titlow Beach

Sunset at Titlow Beach

I have recently decided to get into the universe of Photography. Universe as there is a lot, I mean a lot of information out there.

I love being creative, and the charm of photography nowadays is the instant gratification of a shot when you have digital cameras.

This might help me with my writing too.

What Makes People Buy Self-Published Books?

Originally posted on Tara Sparling writes:

In this post, I discussed the findings of a scientifically incontrovertible study (of myself) on the factors which influenced me when buying a self-published book.

The findings surprised me (which surprised me, because I was surveying myself). I found that I knew what made me buy a self-published book when it was in front of me, but not what put that book in front of me, unless I was browsing by genre (e.g. today I feel like reading a romance set in Ulaanbaatar: therefore I will now search specifically for such a story).

It was still hard to know what put those books in front of my eyes in order to buy them; to quote one of the commenters on that post – this is the thorny issue of “discoverability”. How will we find these books in the first place?

So I did the unthinkable, and asked some other people…

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