Many, many times I have heard from people how they photographed something during a snowfall and it turned out really dark and the snowflakes were not visible.
First of all, your camera turns everything medium gray because that is what a meter does. So to turn the snow white, go to the compensation dial and plus up the exposure to overexpose the scene. This will make the snow white.
I'm not really a football fan. I watch it, but only because the men in my life love it. I usually find a book and a blanket and go to my happy place while the neanderthals smash their heads together any given Sunday.
I know, so un-American.
When I heard the news that the Vikings would be playing their final home game at TCF Bank stadium I laughed...outdoor football game in December in Minnesota!? That sounds about like the worst thing ever. Those people will freeze their faces off.
Before Facebook was invented my mom exchanged Christmas cards with far-flung friends for decades. If one year she didn't receive a card from the family it meant that their status had been changed to: Wife died.
Now that the Vikings have placed backup QB Tarvaris Jackson on IR (out for the year) I hope Brett Favre is also done for the year (and career). With a 5-8 record, three games left, and Favre hopefully done after this year, put Joe Webb at QB and let's see what he can do. Can he be any worse inept than a healthy Tarvaris or an injured Favre, who just might get suspended by the NFL for the last 3 games for allegedly sending inappropriate texts and/or photos in 2008 to a former Jets game host. Let...
Anyone who suffered through Monday's 21-3 loss to the New York Giants Monday night had to realize Tarvaris Jackson shouldn't be the Vikings quarterback in 2011 (assuming Brett Favre doesn't come back for his 50th season). T-Jack was horrible, completing 15 of 30 passes for 118 yards and threw an interception directly to Giants linebacker Keith Bulluck. T-Jack couldn't complete a pass in the final 2 minutes when nobody on either team cared. Vikings are in big trouble at quarterback next season....
My Family has a problem. We have no self control.
I didn't notice it at first, it all started out so innocently.... "There are plenty of cookies, I'll have another" I would think to myself. Or, "That's why we made so much, so we can have leftovers!"
It also doesn't help that I love to cook food just as much as we like to eat it.
It was a heartwarming sight to see so many people at the Minnesota Veterans Cemetery for the event I was covering at Camp Ripley. Of course, my heart was the only thing that was warm since it was about 10 degrees Fahrenheit with blizzard-like winds while wreaths were being placed by headstones.
And I would not recommend getting emotional and tearing up when there is a wind chill dropping the temperature below zero. It's not pleasant.
When University of Minnesota athletic director Joel Maturi announced Jerry Kill as the Gophers new head football coach, he said a key issue he was looking for was a coach who could recruit well in the upper midwest.Why? Don’t we want somebody who can steal kids from Florida, Texas and California?Isn’t that where the talent is?Looking back at the last 12 national champions, only one — Ohio State — is not from the Southeastern Conference or a place that rarely sees snow.
Whew, what a day. I am writing this 75% done with baking about 20 dozen cookies. That's right, 20 dozen. I've got chocolate chip with peanut butter, english toffee, cranberry white chocolate and sugar (and I must say... they are all delicious!) Of course, they aren't for me... the kids, mine included, will be decorating them this weekend for Sunday School. Of course, when I say "decorate" I mean "eat."