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Posted: 20 December 2011 07:45 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 166 ]
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My favourite is The Meditations by Marcus Aurelius. I also liked to read Plato and Seneca. But I read that stuff when I was much younger; I don’t think I could do it now.

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Posted: 20 December 2011 07:49 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 167 ]
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DarronS - 20 December 2011 07:39 AM

Alright, what philosophy books do you guys recommend I read over my winter break? I’ve read Peter Singer and found his ideas interesting, if a bit over the top in places. Has anyone written a worthwhile book on Virtue Ethics?

IIRC Martha Nussbaum and Philippa Foot are famous for contemporary theories of virtue ethics. I haven’t read their stuff, but I’ve heard it’s good. You may want to check out the SEP article on virtue ethics and look for some of the books, below. I know, for example, that Bernard Williams was an excellent philosophical writer, as was Peter Geach, but they were a little earlier.

I’d suggest flipping through the pages in a bookstore or on Amazon before buying, just to be sure you like the style.

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Posted: 20 December 2011 07:51 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 168 ]
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George - 20 December 2011 07:45 AM

My favourite is The Meditations by Marcus Aurelius. I also liked to read Plato and Seneca. But I read that stuff when I was much younger; I don’t think I could do it now.

Meditations is one of Bill Clinton’s favorites. LINK

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Posted: 20 December 2011 07:58 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 169 ]
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I don’t know if I would include it on my Top Ten list, but I did like it a lot. We should do our Top Ten here. Maybe I’ll open a new thread later…

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Posted: 20 December 2011 11:19 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 170 ]
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DarronS - 20 December 2011 07:15 AM

I’m not sure. Maybe he found a cached copy of my old website. I just came up with the business name last night, have to register the name this morning then will get to work on the logo. I should have some photos posted soon. I might have to put them on my personal domain until the business URL propagates.

Let us know when you have it up.  I have dome some (amateur) photography myself.  I will be looking forward to seeing yours.

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Posted: 20 December 2011 12:06 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 171 ]
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DarronS - 20 December 2011 07:15 AM

I’m not sure. Maybe he found a cached copy of my old website. .

This one:

homepage1mac1kom2photobitstream

Replace 1 with a dot and 2 with a slash and kom with com. Not cached, the real stuff.

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Posted: 20 December 2011 12:54 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 172 ]
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Nice find. I forgot that was still live. LOL

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Posted: 20 December 2011 12:55 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 173 ]
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Or… LINK

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Posted: 21 December 2011 05:34 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 174 ]
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DarronS - 20 December 2011 12:54 PM

Nice find. I forgot that was still live. LOL

Outstanding work Darron.
Your B&W remind of Ansel Adams and Fred Picker. Did you use the zone system?
You have a keen eye for balance and color, all shots bring an intimacy with subject to the viewer.
I am happy to call your work Art.

I am hoping to find a digital Canon which will accept my old lenses even with an adapter. Losing automation is but a minor problem. Saving all that work of developing and enlarging was fun when it was the only thing going, but today, Photoshop and other programs make tweaking and experimentation almost limitless.

Looking forward to more of your work with the new camera.

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Posted: 21 December 2011 07:39 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 175 ]
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Write4U - 21 December 2011 05:34 AM

Outstanding work Darron.
Your B&W remind of Ansel Adams and Fred Picker. Did you use the zone system?

Thank you for the compliment. As the photographer I too often dwell on the ones that got away to appreciate the ones I caught.

Yes I use the Zone System (notice the present tense form). I read Adams’ and Picker’s books, and used a Zone VI modified Pentax Digital Spot Meter. I also read John Sexton’s book Quiet Light and attended some workshops at the Ansel Adams Gallery in Yosemite Valley. I shot most of the landscapes on medium format or 4x5, and had them scanned at West Coast Imaging. Nothing like a $70,000 scanner and skilled operator to bring out the detail in film. Rich Seiling at WCI taught me a lot about using light and most of what I know about PhotoShop. I have had some excellent teachers.

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Posted: 21 December 2011 11:07 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 176 ]
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Like the work Darron. I am no where near that good.

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Posted: 21 December 2011 12:10 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 177 ]
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I took a peek, Darron, and I must say you certainly have a talent. You understand composition, the lighting is good, and many of the moments/expressions you’ve captured are excellent. Good work!

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Posted: 16 December 2013 08:39 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 178 ]
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Quick update. I met with my academic advisor today and signed up for my last three classes. Yup. One more semester and I’ll have my bachelor’s degree. I’m looking forward to May when i can put on a silly outfit and walk across a stage to get a piece of paper.

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Posted: 17 December 2013 07:24 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 179 ]
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Quick update. I met with my academic advisor today and signed up for my last three classes. Yup. One more semester and I’ll have my bachelor’s degree. I’m looking forward to May when i can put on a silly outfit and walk across a stage to get a piece of paper.

Congrats in advance Darron! And BTW, don’t skip the ceremony, you’ve earned the accolades.

 

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Posted: 17 December 2013 07:57 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 180 ]
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I ain’t skipping the ceremony. I have two scholastic honor society tassels to flip across my cap.

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