Too much contrast with digital camera 

Good Morning,  !

Today is Monday, April 8.

Fresh snow and a very cold wind.
Today I have to drive to Calgary for a visit to the
colon cancer screening center. They want to screen
everybody, and won't to do the consultation over the
Internet. That sure does not inspire a lot of confidence!
Oh, well. Maybe the snow will melt by noon and it won't 
be too messy on the freeway.

Have FUN!

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An engineer, a physicist, and a statistician were moose hunting in northern Canada. After a short walk through the marshes they spotted a HUGE moose 150 meters away. The engineer raised his gun and fired at the moose. A puff of dust showed that the bullet landed 3 meters to the right of the moose. The physicist, realizing that there was a substantial breeze that the engineer did not account for, aimed to the left of the moose and fired. The bullet landed 3 meters to the left of the moose. The statistician jumped up and down screaming, "We got him! We got him!" Then the moose charged and got all three of them.
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The Supermarket near our house has an automatic mist machine to keep the produce fresh. Just before it goes on, you hear the sound of a thunderstorm. When you approach the milk cases, you hear cows mooing. When you approach the egg case, you hear hens cackle. So far I have not gone down the toilet paper aisle.
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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD goes to Ann Marie Cummings, 44, Rochester, Michigan Charged With DUI After Driving On License That Had Been Suspended 24 Times Reported by The Weekly Vice Ann Marie Cummings, a 44-year-old Rochester drunk, was jailed Sunday after she allegedly drove while intoxicated on a license that has been suspended 24 times. According to police, a witness flagged down an officer around 12:15 p.m. to report that she had just been struck from behind by another vehicle that refused to stop. The witness was able to give a detailed description of the vehicle which allowed officers to locate and pull over the offending vehicle. Officers approached the vehicle and found a drunk Cummings behind the wheel. Investigators say Cummings admitted to striking the vehicle and stated that she fled the scene because her license had been suspended and she knew she would be arrested. When officers ran Cummings's name, they discovered that her license had previously been suspended a total of 24 times. Officers also discovered that there were six different outstanding warrants for her arrest. In addition, she was also in possession of a muscle relaxer that she didn't possess a prescription for. All in all, officers had 31 valid reasons to take her into custody. Cummings was booked into jail and charged with driving while intoxicated, and driving on a suspended license. Her bond was set at $2,000. She probably won't be driving again until Monday. Tech Support Pits From: Jane Re: Too much contrast Dear Webby When I take pictures tha include shaded areas and sunlit areas, or indoor pictures that are unevenly lit, I wind up with pitch black areas. I never had that problem when I was using film, and I see with your pictures, that not everybody has that problem. What do I need to do differently? Jane Dear Jane That is normal with really low end cameras, especially if they were a "Bonus" for subscribing to a cooking or fashion magazine, and if they have a tiny lens. Better cameras take a light reading through the lens, and average out a number of different spots in the picture, or read a spot at the center. Cheaper cameras have a light meter at the front that just averages anything in front of it. Most digital cameras let you stash a reading by partially depressing the shutter. Focus at a dark or shaded area, partially depress the shutter, and then point the camera to the picture composition you want. It will then take the picture as if everything was in the shade. Some areas will be slightly overexposed, and the sky may be white, but the shaded areas won't be black. A slightly more expensive camera will take care of that automatically. However, even with good cameras you will often drag a reading. For example, when I take a sunset sky picture, I usually point the camera up to where the sky is already darker, partially depress the shutter to lock the light meter, then point it to where I want to take the picture, and then click through. With the light meter locked for a darker area, the sunset colors come out much brighter and more vibrant. Have FUN! DearWebby
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The 12-year-old boy stood patiently beside the clock counter while the store clerk waited on all of the adult customers. Finally he got around to the youngster, who made his purchase and hurried out to the curb, where his father was impatiently waiting in his car. "What took you so long, son?" he asked. "The man waited on everybody in the store before me," the boy replied. "But I got even." "How?" "I wound and set all the alarm clocks and kitchen timers while I was waiting," the youngster explained happily. "It's going to be a noisy place this afternoon!"
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Today, April 8, in
1513 Explorer Juan Ponce de Leon claimed Florida for Spain.
1525 Albert von Brandenburg, the leader of the Teutonic Order, 
  assumes the title "Duke of Prussia" and passed the first laws 
  of the Protestant church, making Prussia a Protestant state.
1789 The U.S. House of Representatives held its first meeting.
1832 About 300 American troops of the 6th Infantry left 
  Jefferson Barracks, St. Louis, to confront the Sauk Indians 
  in the Black Hawk War.
1873 Alfred Paraf patented the first successful oleomargarine.
1939 Italy invaded Albania.
1942 The Soviets opened a rail link to the besieged city of Leningrad.
1946 The League of Nations assembled in Geneva for the last time.
1952 U.S. President Truman seized steel mills to prevent a 
  nationwide strike.
1953 The bones of Sitting Bull were moved from North Dakota 
  to South Dakota.
1962 Bay of Pigs invaders got thirty years imprisonment in Cuba.
1985 India filed suit against Union Carbide for the Bhopal 
1990 In Nepal, King Birendra lifted the 30-year ban on political parties.
1992 In Britain, the last issue of "Punch Magazine" was published.
1994 Smoking was banned in the Pentagon and all U.S. military bases.
2000 19 U.S. troops were killed when a Marine V22 Osprey crashed 
  during a training mission in Arizona.
2013  smiled

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