“Multitasking is fine if you’re sitting in your dorm room or at home in your bedroom, but multitasking in the car is a terrible idea,” [Dr. Tom] Frieden [Director of the CDC] told [NPR]. New drivers are less adept at recognizing hazards while driving, and less good at dealing with them than more experienced drivers, he says. “It’s amazing how quickly things can go wrong in the car.”
It’s a little unusual to have the CDC director volunteer to talk about an agency study. But he’s got some personal data on this topic. “Speaking as a parent of a teenage driver, having your kid learn to drive is one of the most stressful things,” Frieden says. “It’s easy to forget because driving is so routine for adults.”
I also completely understand that some have a love for capturing images and enjoy taking pictures at weddings they are guests at.
However, my heart breaks when a guest ruins an otherwise lovely image or jumps in front of me when I’m capturing a key moment from the day. It completely slays me when this happens because while I am not remotely egotistical at all, I am fairly confident that my image would have been better than the one they captured.
In the past 6 years of being a professional wedding photographer, it’s also been sad to watch the progression from seeing smiling, encouraging and happy faces as the bride is escorted up the aisle to faces hidden behind the backs of cameras and cell phones that line the aisle.
These are all reasons why I am elated when I hear of couples opting for an Unplugged Wedding – or at the very least an Unplugged Ceremony.
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Jared Lim is really drawn to patterns in the photos he takes and dose very little post-work on the images.
I try to get my composition and lighting right during shooting so as to minimize the amount of post correction work. Post work mainly involves correction of lens distortion and perspective, because I am rather meticulous in my composition. I love strong colors and most of my work reflects that.
I love stuff like this that creates abstraction out of the urban landscape.
Richie and The Fonz, or Narrator and Barry Zuckerkorn
Based on a scholarly study of the Missed Connections page on Craigslist. Here is where we’re finding our potential loves, like-likes, and hook-ups by state.
Now look at the South – more people spy love at Wal-Mart than anywhere else, from Florida all the way to New Mexico. And that thread runs all the way through deep red America. Only Oklahoma cites the state fair as a mixer. The rest see each other under the merciless lighting of the giant super-store. This is how we fall in love or lust, where we flirt and look back: when we’re shopping. The big cities – like NYC and DC – showcase the random human interaction on the subway or metro. The Northwest has it all going on on buses.
A few more gems: California is an actual self-parody (as is Nevada). Rhode Island does not disappoint in sketchiness: parking lots are where love is suspected most often there. But the saddest state of all has to be Indiana. There, the majority of “missed connections” were “at home”.
Let’s Start a Mumford Band!
Jean and Alice