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Long Lost Cousin Search

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by Samuel E. Warren Jr.

Johnny Leo Green, my cousin, was always a few years older than me. I spent most of my Life, “Hearing About”, rather, than having any time with my elusive older Texan cousin.

Around The Year 2000, I got a letter from Johnny telling me he had researched the Warren and Green family history. We exchanged some emails.

“The Move”

In 2011, I made “The Move” to Leyte, Republic of the Philippines. I didn’t figure the move would end email communications with my Texas relatives, after all, it is “The 21st Century” and the globe is “Wired” for “Global Communications” to the planet.

I was wrong.

“Remote Location”

There are places on Planet Earth where there is: No Broadband Signal, No Wifi Signal, and even an analog phone line, a Ham radio signal or a Morse Code key set is almost impossible to find.

There are places on Planet Earth in 2014 where “Electricity” is still more of an idea than a working reality. I have neighbors who use candles for light after dark or they simply go to bed early.

I had no idea that a barangay on the island of Leyte in the Republic of the Philippines would be a “Remote Location”; it can be.

Tanauan, Barangay Baras was “Remote” before Super Typhoon Yolanda, so the storm does not get the “Blame.”

In 2013, before Super Typhoon Yolanda, there were homes in Tanauan, Barangay Baras, which still did not have “electricity.” It was not uncommon to see a slender bamboo pole in the jungle propping up a power line. Nor, was it uncommon to see six to 10 electric meters on a wood or concrete pole.

Super Typhoon Yolanda only made the electricity and communications systems worse.

Yolanda tossed aside power poles like broken toothpicks or slung them out across the landscape. No doubt, some of the bamboo power poles are at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean.

It was five months to the day that Yolanda struck before the electric company , responsible for our barangay, restored our “electricity.”

Yolanda totally “eliminated” the broadband service in my barangay. She took my broadband sensor on the long pole and slung it away. I still have some of the long useless cable.

“Wifi — The Only Game In Town.”

Like many people the “quick solution” is Wifi. I haven’t found Wifi to be that stable. I don’t like Wifi. Nonetheless, for now, I’m still doing the “Wifi” game because, literally, it is “The Only Game In Town.”

To date, I have searched the Internet and haven’t found a way to “Reconnect” with Cousin Johnny Leo.

I continue “The Long Lost Cousin Search.”

I am an October Scorpio. Scorpio is a Fixed Sign of the Western Zodiac. As a general rule, the “Fixed Signs” like to stay in touch with their families and relatives around the world. Genealogy, heraldry, family history and family ties are all important to most “Scorpios.”

My birthday and Halloween always makes me reflective to remember family and friends. Super Typhoon Yolanda, last year, emphasized the point that it is not wise to loose touch with family and friends.

If anyone knows my cousin, who worked in Port Arthur, Texas for several years, please, ask him to contact me on my “Samuel Warren” facebook page.

Look for the man in the photo in the blue United States Air Force uniform with The American Flag in the background.

Samuel E. Warren Jr. Oil Painting by FotoSketcher

Samuel E. Warren Jr. Oil Painting by FotoSketcher

I’d love to “Reconnect” with my Warren Family History and with my relatives in Texas.

Thank you.

Sam

I Welcome Readers’ Comments by Samuel E. Warren Jr,

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Ready, Aim, Flash !

My Nikon F3 with motor wind, flash bracket and the Nikon flash gun is the basic photography setup that U.S. Air Force photographers assigned to base photo labs and as “Combat Camera” photographers carried to “shoot” photo assignments in the 1970s and 1980s.  Some of the photographers actually used a Sunpak flash gun.  I used a Canon AE-1 Program camera to shoot the majority of my military photography for base newspaper articles. 

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by Samuel E. Warren Jr.

 

I love to write.

 

My Quill Pen ThumbnailI enjoy reading feedback from readers.

 

I know there are those Spam robots out in cyberspace that lock on and generate all kinds of junk.

Human Readers Welcome

 

Humans, real readers are always welcome to send me comments and I do reply.

 

My blog platform is Word Press. My theme is the FREE Word Press Journalist theme.

 

I let Word Press catch the majority of the spam and then check the folder to make sure, real comments aren’t being vaporized into oblivion.

 

If I have answered a particular question numerous times, then, I don’t respond because the answer or one exceedingly similar is already in the reader’s comment section of my blog.

 

I like to get feedback from readers. I like to know I inspired a reader or gave them an idea that they can use in their life.

 

 

 

 

Alien Readers Welcome

 

However, every few days I sit down and read my blog comments from readers.

I glance at the comments and the first ones that get deleted are the ones that look like a warehouse full of adding machines exploded because there are strings of numbers thrown into the message.

 

If an extraterrestrial intelligence is trying to communicate with me: “Dear Alien Life Form of Unknown Origin. My name is Sam. I ain’t a mathematician. Disengage your communications keypad and use the alphabetic one. Thank you.”

 

To all my friends at the Search for Extraterrestrial Life, i.e., SETI, if the Andorians, Klingons, Romulans, Vulcans or little green men email me, then, I’ll forward a copy of the email to you guys and NASA.

 

Relax, Mutual Unidentified Flying Object Network, I’ll forward a copy of the same email to you and The Center For UFO Studies In Rockville, Maryland.

 

Back in the world of human readers, I do glance over every email comment that I get on my blog. Some are obvious “Locked On And Trying To Use Your Blog To Be A Spam Spreader,” which means when it is obviously a ploy to use the blog, then, I delete the spam.

 

Advertisers Buy An Ad

 

I watch for the advertisers that try to promote everything from ambulance chasing legal services to spiffy new SEO software to up your statistics to search engines. Those emails get vaporized by the delete key.

 

I’m An English Bad Boy

 

Bad boy that I am; I break English rules. I write English to communicate.

 

I do not write English to teach it.

 

As a child, English teachers engineered “All The Rules Into My DNA”

 

The English teachers hardwired the information by requiring me to “Diagram Sentences.”

 

Then, as a reporter, I had to memorize the “Strunk and White” gospel on grammar and nit-noy English to the extreme.

 

Uncle Sam demanded that I “memorize”, live and breathe, “The Associated Press Stylebook and Libel Manual.”

 

I see correct and proper English in my sleep.

 

English To Communicate

 

I am not on Her Majesty’s official staff and I am not writing a book for publication, so I write to communicate.

 

I write for fun.

 

Two – Ton Type

 

One of the major rules of English that I break often is the “Old All The Same Thoughts In One Paragraph Rule.” Back in the days of Shakespeare that silly rule might of made sense.

 

Then again, Will Shakespeare didn’t have a cell phone.

 

Poor Shakespeare, he never got a facebook account or got to type: LOL.

 

Legions of lawyers, doctors, academics and others who love those bureaucratic English paragraphs with their 40 sentences and the jargon bloated sentences don’t realize that all the professional vernacular words are weighing down their eyes.

 

The two tons of type that scholarly documents and legal paperwork rely on to make a point are a format technique that scares off readers. When your eyes scans a page and there are thick blocks of type, your eyes want to jump somewhere else.

 

Two tons of small artistic squiggles on a page tells your brain this is going to take some digging to get through all this type and make sense of it.

 

English Always Fashionable

 

I use the journalism layout technique.

 

Reporters know the eyes dance over words.

 

Important words get uniforms and ball gowns, which translates to big point size type and fancy fonts.

 

Too many sentences in one paragraph is a badly tailored suit. It doesn’t appeal to the eye and suit the mind.

 

English has to be “fashion conscious” to be read and understood. Words have to tempt the eye to get the reader.

 

English In A Bikini

 

I try to put my English in a bikini.

 

I go for short sentences. If the idea is too long and too many sentences start to fill out the paragraph, then, it is breast augmentation time for the paragraph.

 

English In A Bustier

 

If the paragraph starts to look to busty to my eye, then, I step into the literary closet of my mind and look at the wardrobe. I space between the sentences. If the paragraph still seems busty, then, I will add line art or a photo.

 

If I can’t find the appropriate art or photo I step back into the literary closet. I look at the sentences and chose a nice bustier.

 

After all, the right subhead pushes the copy up and out at the reader.

 

The point of any article is to get the words in your face and before your eyes so they will be noticed.

 

Comma Conversion

 

I like commas. They are cute and cuddly in their own way. English teachers do not like comma splices.

 

The cuddly comma outlines a series of words and sets off phrases for the eyes.

 

I worked in a radio station and sometimes we had to splice tape to splice out “Ah,” “Umm,” “Dah,” “Ur,” “Er”, and other unintelligent sounds. I like commas. I like splices.

 

Samuel E. Warren Junior English

 

The English speaking countries of the world have their own take on how to use, communicate, spell and arrange English to make sense in their countries and cultures.

 

Americans spell theater with the er. British spell theatre with the re.

 

Americans spell Manila one way. Filipinos spell there capitol city, Maynila.

 

English is a global language because it is flexible and adapts. English never lets silly rules drown out the language’s natural communications ability.

 

English’s flexibility is the reason why English thrives.

 

English as a language adapts.

 

Even a writer can tweak the Commandments Of English and “Yea, though, thou, might offend scores of English professors; who cares ?

 

If the message gets through to readers and your communication is understood, then, English as a language did what it is designed to do – it communicated !

 

In the 1970s, IMHO scribbled on paper would not mean anything to anyone.

 

Thus, like the BFF teenagers with their text messaging cell phones, I tweak English to suit my communication needs.

 

Warren Wonder Words

 

I like words.

 

Some words like War, Death, Land, Life, Love, and some others are not suppose to be capitalized because they are not “Nouns”, which, a noun is “a proper name of a person, place or thing.”

 

I capitalize War because War kills people, destroys property and lays Land to waste for decades to centuries.

 

I capitalize Death because it comes to us all.

 

I capitalize Land because the bloodiest Wars in history are always fought over Land, whether the War is a domestic Civil War or a foreign War, the bloodshed and Death toll demand that Land not be trivialized as lower case.

 

I capitalize Life because we all live it.

 

I capitalize Love because it is a significant human emotion.

 

From time to time, I will capitalize those English words known as articles and prepositions like The and Of. In a phrase, I want the words to stand out. When I put the word The with a word like car, I want the reader to know I am writing about The Car and not simply a car someone on the planet.

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These two cabins are in Galena, Missouri on the banks of the James River in the Missouri Ozarks.  Galena, Missouri in The Ozarks is the sight of The Last Official Public Hanging In The United States Of America and The Show Me State Of Missouri.  Famous United States 7th District Congressman Dewey Short is a native son of Galena, Missouri.  Galena gained notoriety in the 1930s as The Hometown of George Leonard “Shock” Short one of the most successful bank robbers of The Depression Era because his O’Malley Gang robbed banks throughout the Midwest and is one of the only gangs to successfully pull off two bank robberies at the same time. 

Photo by Samuel E. Warren Jr.

Ozarks English

 

 

I grew up in the Ozarks. Thus, if I am in my country boy mode: “Reckon I is gona’ go and write them thar little ole’ words any way I darn well please. If’n ya don’t like it. Well, yous don’t have ta’ read my article. I hain’t gona loose none of my shut eye time over it.”

 

cabins in the Ozarks thumbnailAl Capp made a living poking fun at The Ozarks and “The Beverly Hillbillies” made the TV studios money poking fun at The Ozark hillbillies.

 

I grew up in The Ozarks, so if I want to use, talk or write “Ozarks’ English”, I reckon I have a better right than the people who never set foot in The Ozarks.

 

Spelling

 

Spelling, I believe is important. However, I will misspell an English word to make a point.

 

Magick – I always spell the word magick with a k.

 

Aleister Crowley’s spelling idea works. With the k on the end of the word, then, the reader knows that you are writing about supernatural, paranormal, or universal unseen forces in Life, which I call, “magick.”

 

When I write the word, “magic” it means I am writing about entertainment or stage magic.

 

I usually am a good boy when it comes to spelling. I might do the old Photo or Foto word switch every now and then,but usually I do not “purposely” misspell a word.

 

Spiritual English

 

I, God and Satan are “old drinking buddies.”

 

From time to time, I write about my immortal friends.

 

I will capitalize He when I write about Satan. After 21 Centuries, He has earned a captial H and daily headlines, show He isn’t retiring anytime soon.

 

God understands that I am one of those people that believes every object in Life has to have at least two parts. Everything in Life, at some level, is at least, one half of a whole.

 

Genetics reveals, all little boys genetically are first little girls. If the genetic material moves in a certain direction then the little girl is born a little boy – so, much for “The Macho World Concept.”

 

God grins when I capitalize the S and put it in front of he to create She. I sometimes write about Him, The Creator Of The Universe, in a Her sense.

 

Incidentally, when you are a Supreme Being; you don’t have “gender” and “orientation” issues. God asked me to pass that along the next time I did some religious English writing.

 

Now, that I have told readers to feel free to email me there comments, your writng is up to you.

 

English Professors Chill Out

 

I have outlined my use of English, so that the English Professors Of The World canMy Quill Pen Thumbnail relax with a glass of sherry or port and curl up with their favorite leather bound Shakespeare play or Lewis Carroll’s “Alice In Wonderland” tale.

 

English Professors relax and chill out. English is a language that changes. The beauty is English can change and still communicate ideas that are understood.

 

I have outlined my approach to spelling English words, which means I know how to use my “Spell Checker” software and usually I do.

 

However, alas, I am still a mere mortal, so I make mistakes. Sometimes a word sneaks by me.

 

Oops, I’m human.

 

I have outlined my religious and spiritual approach to English, so “The Holy People In The World” can go ahead and bad mouth me.

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I am Sam The Writer. I am Sam The Photographer.

 

If you want to send me comments about the articles and photos in my blog, I am sure I will enjoy reading them. I do reply. Thank you for taking the time to read my blog. I appreciate the readers, who take time to comment.

 

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Sam

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What is it ? The Prototype Photos by Samuel E. Warren Jr.

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What is it ?

 

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Hollywood Starship 3D Prototype ?

 

In the 21st Century with computer games, amazing paint programs, 3D rendering applications, you take an idea, sketch it out in your mind, on paper, or on the digital screen and in a few minutes, you have the image.

 

Using the right materials you can bring the image from the Virtual Realm of Electronic Imagination into The Real World. Hollywood and other nation’s movie studio love to point to rough sketches and storyboard and show videos of how a character goes from a rough sketch to two dimensional and then to 3D to the point that the character looks almost like a living person. The scenery and the props around the character take on an almost “Real World” feel and presence.

 

Look at the first photo again; do you think it is a “Real World” prototype for a starship for an upcoming Manila blockbuster film ?

 

What do you think the photo is a picture of ? I like to hear from readers. Go to my “Samuel Warren” page on facebook. You should recognize my avatar on facebook which is the same one I use on Word Press. The man in the “blue suit.” Please, leave your comment on my facebook page. Please, begin the comment with the word, Prototype, so it is easy to find the comments. As soon as I get 100 “guesses” and comments on my facebook page Then, I will publish the answer.

 

Need another clue ? Check the photo below.

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Give me your best guess ?”

 

Sam

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December 3, 2012 at 3:17 PM

Here Comes The Genie ! Nikon D 100 Photo by Samuel E. Warren Jr.

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October 31, 2012

 

Happy Halloween !

 

On The Other Side

 

Of The International Date Line

 

and in The United States of America

 

 

Here Comes The Genie !

 

Here Comes The Genie ! is a photo idea that I played with October

31, 2012, in the Philippines. I had some Halloween photo ideas.

  I found the old Aladdin’s lamp incense burner in the packed away

goods shipped from the United States.

 

I positioned it, in front of native Leyte vegetation on the small

bamboo end table. When the Nikon D 100 camera was ready, I

came up with some magick of my own to get the smoke rising out

of the lamp.

 

Then, click. I shot a few photos, until I got the one that says, “Here

Comes The Genie !” Happy Halloween !

Nikon D 100 Photo by Samuel E. Warren Jr.

 

 

 

 

Homeless Tropical Storm Ofel Photo by Samuel E. Warren Jr.

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Homeless !

Wednesday, October 24, 2012, Tropical Storm Ofel blew across the island of Leyte, in the Republic of the Philippines. This home in Barangay Mohon was a casualty of the gale force winds that swept the island. Friday afternoon, while the resident was homeless, a heron found a perch for the evening on what was left of the roof. Nikon D 100 Photo by Samuel E. Warren Jr.

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McDonald’s Sail Thru Tacloban City, Republic of the Philippines

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McDonald’s Sail Thru     People are accustomed to using a drive thru lane at their local McDonald’s, especially in the United States.  But, “What If” McDonald’s had a “Sail Thru” lane ?  In Tacloban City, Leyte, Republic of the Philippines, the waters of Pedro Bay come to within a few yards of the side of the restaurant.  Nikon D 70 Photo by Samuel E. Warren Jr.

 

McDonalds Sail Thru Exterior View Canon EOS 40 D Photo by Samuel E Warren Jr.

If it looks like a ship can almost sail up to the counter looking out through the window in the restaurant, then, step outside and look at the view from the road and the parking lot, where you can get a side view of how the boats dock against the road, which flows by the side of the restaurant. Canon EOS 40 D Photo by Samuel E. Warren Jr.

Into The Garden Of Eden

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Into The Garden Of Eden     Photo by Samuel E. Warren Jr.     You may have an idea of what The Garden of Eden, Paradise, or Shangri-la is suppose to look like.  Fortunately, for me, February 2, 2012, I was strolling through the jungle with my Canon EOS 40 D camera, when I came upon this earthly road into a heavenly paradise on earth.

The beauty of this photography is I didn’t have to try and find an angle to shoot it.  I simply raised the camera like a tourist and looked through the viewfinder and clicked the shutter.  When I got back to the house and begin looking at the photos, this one caught my eye because of the colors and vegetation and the trail seems to simply disappear into the horizon of the jungle.

This trail into the jungle is in Barangay Baras, Tanauan, Leyte Philippines.  The tropical climate offers a wide variety of coconut trees, banana palms, jackfruit, guava, ferns and other vegetation.  Photo by Samuel E. Warren Jr.

 

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Ode to Cow Manure – Break out the shovels !

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America’s Election Season is underway – Break out the shovels !

Ode to Cow Manure

by Samuel E. Warren Jr.

Sarge, my loyal farm dog, and I were out strolling a pasture of Warren Land today.  After the Fourth of July holiday, I was still feeling pretty patriotic.  I had taken my camera with me to Galena and gotten some nice “happy snaps” of my fellow citizens enjoying the sunshine and the festivities of the Y Bridge Park on the banks of the James River.

The Fourth of July had been a wonderful day.  I even ended up calling out Bingo numbers.

Now, of course, the holiday is past and life resumes the daily ho-hum of routine.  I grabbed my canteen and camera and decided to stroll out into the pasture.  It had been a couple of days, since I had written any blog posts or posted any pictures so I guess I went to the hills for inspiration.

Sarge likes being my point man.  She made a bee line for the farm pond.  Naturally, this time of year, it  is caked with a bright, light green layer of algae.  But, to Sarge – the Farm Pond is a Public Swimming Pool.  Splash !

I looked at the sunlight coming through the huge trees.  Of course, there is never any shortage of rocks in Stone County, Missouri – and it seems most of them are in my field.

Suddenly, right in front of my cowboy boots, rested a photographic opportunity and an idea for a blog post.

Cow Manure.

Looking at the cow manure, I realized that the elections aren’t that far away.  What is it about cow manure that reminds me of American politicians ?

Could it be that their promises stink to high heaven ?

Cow Manure though does have one obvious benefit over American politicians.  In the long run, cow manure will make a valuable contribution to nature.  It will decay and deposit minerals back into the soil that will help the grass to grow.  When was the last time American politicians made a valuable contributions to their fellow citizens ?

The politicians still haven’t come up with a working Health Care program ?

The politicians still haven’t started bringing the troops home from Afghanistan ?

The politicians still haven’t started bringing the troops home from Iraq ?

The politicians still haven’t tried to bring down gas prices or food prices ?

What are American politicians doing ? Anything ?

I see from various news stories that the American politicians have already started “shoveling their s. . .stuff” for 2012.   But, I haven’t see anything constructive in the way of results.  Fortunately, I have a shovel and a vote and I’m pretty good at using both.

I captured the Cow Manure on the digital media card and called Sarge.  My Mark Twain Moment had begun because I was already writing the cutline to the photo as we made our way through the pasture.

Great American Statesman, that I am, I’m posting this photo here for readers to smile at.  Feel free to download it and email it to your local politicians.  Let them know, you realize it is that time of year when they will be spreading their manure around.  Remind them you have a shovel and a vote.

FREE Photo -- Cow Manure -- If you need a photo to express displeasure or satire, then, this one may be of use. Election Year 2012 is on the horizon. Already candidates from American Political Parties are already begining to "shovel" . . . their propaganda. You might want to keep this photo handy to reply, when the parties begin asking for your opinion or contributions. Feel free to lighten or crop this photo as you need to. Photo by Samuel E. Warren Jr.

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July 9, 2011 at 2:27 PM

FREE Photo — Rockets’ Red Glare Over Galena

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FREE PHOTO — Rockets Red Glare Over Galena

This cloudburst of fireworks launched into the night sky from the Y Bridge at Galena, Missouri. This symbolic explosion of the Fourth of July celebration entertained spectators, who watched sitting on the ground and in lawn chairs at the Y Bridge Park.

The old Y Bridge is only one of two such bridges in the United States. Today it is a bridge that still spans the James River, but is usually restricted to just people walking across the bridge. Since the 1930s, the bridge gets bombarded by trees and other debris that James River slams into the bridge anytime the river floods.

Actual automobile traffic flows along the boringly named. “new bridge,” which was built in the late 1970s and early 1980s. The old Y Bridge has an interesting architectural structure, while the new bridge is the basic, lack of imagination, no artistic style structure normally associated with local, state and federal government construction projects since the 1960s.

Naturally, the “new bridge” leads past Galena, so that motorists can quickly speed on past Galena, Crane and head into Republic or Springfield, The new bridge is a few miles down the river from the historic Y Bridge.

The fireworks in the sky is a reminder at how we take the simple thing in life for granted. In the five years that I was stationed at Misawa Air Base Japan I never saw a Fourth of July fireworks celebration.

Misawa, Japan’s weather was always so lousy with a damp, thick cloud cover that base officials always decided to postpone the Fourth of July fireworks until Labor Day Weekend. Fireworks on September 1 ain’t the same as on the Fourth of July – regardless of dismal, damp cloud cover.

The Rocket’s Red Glare Over Galena is a reminder that the freedom to think and the liberty to enjoy your life should always be celebrated.

Story Behind The Photo – I used my Nikon D 200 and took extra Compact Flash cards to be ready to do some serious holiday photo shooting.

Like an old fashioned gunslinger, I slipped my Canon holster on to my western belt. I chose my Kodak CX7300 camera because with two rechargeable double A batteries the camera shoots amd shoots. I like it as a backup camera. So, I slipped it into the holster and spent the day shooting.

By nightfall, the Nikon had consumed the cards and flashed “FULL.” I aimed the Kodak skyward. The flash kept going off against a black sky.

Fast on the shutter can yield too little too late. I clicked in the Movie Mode and watched through the shutter window of the camera.

Back home, I downloaded the Nikon and the Kodak’s cards. The Kodak gave me pictures and some MOV clips. I remembered the Avidemux program that I had seen discussed on the Internet. I downloaded the program and used it to separate the movie into frames that could be saved as photos.

Then, I chose the photo I liked and cropped out some of the night sky.

Photo by Samuel E. Warren Jr.

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July 6, 2011 at 4:27 PM

FREE PHOTO — Round The Bend

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FREE PHOTO — Round The Bend

The railroad tracks lie past Galena, Missouri. These tracks lie below the courthouse and above the Y Bridge Park that stretches down into the James River.

This photo was taken July 4, 2011. The view reminded me that these tracks curved around the landscape and lead past the old railroad track pylons that stand abandon in James River enroute to Reeds Spring by way of Highway 13. The tracks in this direction lead on into Branson, Missouri. The message of the photo is to be willing to round the bend and see what lies beyond,

Photo by Samuel E. Warren Jr.

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July 6, 2011 at 4:16 PM

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