Bigger ratings than “The Apprentice?”

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Perhaps it’s the goose stepping. Even if you’re not a North Korean, Chinese, or Russian, it is impressive. Perhaps we gotta outdo that impressive French military parade the President attended. But a military parade on the streets of Washington DC, with all the extra social, political, and economic turmoil facing this country? Seriously?
No doubt Americans will support anything that showcases the military and it will be a huge recruiting tool. We already have semi-military parades at inaugurations, Veterans Day, Memorial Day, and the Fourth of July and that is usually good enough. But I’m not convinced that the President is only attempting to show up Kim Jong Un (and the rest of the world) as indicated in that tweet:
“North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un just stated that the “Nuclear Button is on his desk at all times.” Will someone from his depleted and food starved regime please inform him that I too have a Nuclear Button, but it is a much bigger & more powerful one than his, and my Button works!”
Why not take the opportunity to be the star of the greatest show with potentially even bigger ratings than “The Apprentice.”  It’s just a thought. 😎

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A former event photographer, I became an early adopter of, advocate for, and then a digital camera addict. After half-a-million frames taken and thousands of dollars spent, I no longer stress over the camera brand or worry about the number of megapixels. I ignore the marketing of the camera manufacturers that promote technology over the eyes of the photographer. I’ve returned to simple film cameras with the understanding that one should not have to be a Ph.D. in physics to operate a camera. Photography doesn’t have to be complicated. Visualizing the moment and finding the light is more important. Just point, shoot, and preserve your memories, create your art. After 15 years of being an “unofficial” camera engineer for Nikon, Canon, Leica, Fuji, and Ricoh, I’m still on a journey of recovery. Along the way, I’ll share how I adapt to a more considered photographic practice that promotes a more contemplative way of life.