Sometimes approaching sunset is a fine time to play with photography. My brother, David Crook, took this shot at Desert Botanical Garden, and it seems to suggest several themes. Great composition, bro.
Archives for June 2008
My brother, David Crook, drove to Florence yesterday to do some volunteer work, then stopped at Desert Botanical Garden on his way back. It was late in the day. He got some magnificent close-ups, and this dragonfly is a great example. I edited the first two in Virtual Painter 5, and just edited the third photo using brightness and contrast and small changes. Colors in the sky were spectacular. Isn't this the cutest little thing?
Let me introduce Eva Rosenberg, Tax Mama. I've known Eva more than a few years, and she's a spectacular individual. Brilliant. Sassy. Savvy. Effervescent. And then some. Today she wrote about the focus we put on hiring people with degrees, and I thought it would be interesting. And now: here's Eva. This morning I was corresponding with a tax professional who's faced some resistance by the folks at Robert Half because he doesn't have a college degree. No doubt Half must adhere to THE highest standards in the land. (They are a pretty good firm, in general.) But when you come across a candidate like this individual - with over a decade of solid tax experience, a great attitude, and a capacity for finding errors that might save a firm from lawsuits or sanctions...headhunters need to have the sense to make an exception. Continue Reading
Here are two new, snuggling baby doves taken by David Crook, my patient brother. And wise. The mommy dove soon came down and began covering them, and no matter how close David got, she wouldn't budge. Finally, he realized that if she flew off in fear, a baby or two might topple from the nest, so he backed off. He does this with rattlesnakes as well. Backs off, that is.