Saturday, August 30, 2014

NC First Lego League 2014 Kick-Off

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Johnny and I traveled to NC A&T today to attend the NC First Lego League 2014 kick-off.  There were about 350 people there.  I'm not sure how many teams.  It was a great opportunity to network with other Lego robot enthusiasts and to learn about the challenge that was just released.  There were workshops on strong robot building, EV3 programming, brainstorming ideas for the research component, and a One and Done where we got to try to build/program one complete mission on the board.  Johnny and I learned  ton!

Pictured is Johnny at the One and Done session.  He is thrilled that he just completed one of the missions.  Blurry as it is, I just ell in love with his jumping and smile.  You can see the video I pulled this image out of below.


Friday, August 29, 2014

Church on the Hill

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Taken on our trip to the mountains last month.  We drove past it and turned around for the shot.  I removed power lines, enhanced details, and did some of massaging to get it to this result.

Here's the original.

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After some research, I determined that this is Meat Camp Baptist Church just outside Boone, NC.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Butterfly and Milkweed

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A butterfly picture I took on the Blue Ridge Parkway in the NC Mountains last month.  Post processed with Color Efex Pro.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Turk Lily Remix

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Just a Turk Lily where the original shot wasn't that stunning and I thought I'd start experimenting with it using filters and see what I could come up with.  I like them all...can't really pick a favorite.  Please feel free to tell me which one you like best.  I used a combination of Color Efex Pro filters like Detail Enhancer, Modern, Pro Contrast, etc. and things in PSE 11 like Glowing Edges.

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Sunday, August 24, 2014

Logo Challege

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There are 3 possible answers:
I know the symbol and the company
I have seen the symbol but can’t connect it
I have never seen this symbol before, or do not remember seeing this symbol.

The answer is here.