Tales of ghosts and spirits can be quite compelling and convincing but many people view photographs of these ghostly phenomena as better evidence or even proof of their existence. They have been proffered as evidence ever since the development of modern photography in 1839. Images generally range from bright spots of light and wispy smoke-like forms to detailed images of human faces. But, disregarding hoaxes, many convincing photographs can more easily be explained as photographic artifacts produced accidentally by the photographer, the developer, or even the camera manufacturer.
Photographic artifacts are anomalous images in photos caused by poor camera work, faulty camera design or improper developing. They are ubiquitous because millions of people take photographs every day throughout the world and because cameras are readily available and inexpensive. Once there are enough people involved in an activity, any activity, even rare events become more and more commonplace. Exacerbating this is the fact that most of these photographers are non-professionals with little technical knowledge and experience in proper camera work. The result is a glut of poor pictures with unusual images that seem to defy conventional explanation. Since many people are enamored with the paranormal and rarely, if ever, consider more mundane explanations for mysterious phenomena, a metaphysical conclusion is quickly and easily reached. What they do not realize is that these more mundane explanations concerning artifacts are the simplest explanations and they have been shown to be responsible for all “ghost” photographs that have been seriously investigated. The principle of parsimony (Occam’s Razor)guides us in these situations recommending that the simplest explanation, among two or more that explain the same phenomena equally well, should be ruled out before more complex ones are supported. There are many types of photographic artifacts but they can be distilled down to five major types; flashback, multiple exposure, light diffraction, camera cords, and light leakage.
In our post earlier today I talked a little bit about all of the tasks that are needed when you shoot a wedding. Keeping track of all of these tasks is important and that’s where this iPhone/iPod app comes in. I helped with the creation of this app to make something that we could use in the studio to automate my todo list for each photo shoot. I wanted something that was very quick and easy, when a new wedding was booked or we got a new album sale I wanted to tap a few buttons and have all the todo items on my calendar. Even though it was designed to be very quick to use you can also customize each project. So if you have a unique wedding that needs a few extra tasks, you can add or edit tasks just for that wedding. You can also change the workflows that come with the app or add your own to fit the way that your studio works. Here is a little more info about this app with a couple screenshots.
Steel construction has significant benefits over its counterparts like wood and concrete construction such as excellent strength to weight ratio, fire resistance, ease of installation and cost-effective maintenance. With these benefits, though, come some challenges that can best be resolved by a thorough knowledge of structural steel domain and connection engineering in a structure.For large establishments like bridge, skyscraper and power plans Structural steel is a key element of the entire structural system. Steel columns, girders, beams, roof joists, decks, handrails, studs and framing are a few examples of basic steel construction elements. An experienced Structural engineer understands not only how to interconnect these elements for better strength but also the basics of how the structural system will perform in severe climate conditions.Historically, 8 out of 10 structural steel failures happen at connections – where a column connects to end plate, where a column connects to a beam or joist, etc. The Structural Engineer is responsible for the detailing and design of the steel elements and provides directions for the connections. In American construction as specified by AISC standard the Engineer provides size and dimensions of the elements and the Steel Fabricators designs the connections. The Engineer will then review and approve the shop drawings.The fixed connection between beam-column-end plates must not rotate. So for a beam-column fixed connection there may be a plate on the top and bottom flanges of the beam that needs to be welded to the column. If a column is embedded 4-5 feet deep in a concrete pier, it will not rotate. The shop drawer must know if any fixed connections are needed and detail how they are realized. Just providing more attention to such details increases the likelihood of a successful structure.For any queries or you want more information email us at email@example.com
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Richard Schickel, a noted movie critic for Life and Time magazines who also wrote dozens of books and made documentaries …
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Students are fired up about a brand new elective at Saraland High School. The high school now has a welding program.
Students are learning welding during school hours, and can earn a certification by the end of two years. Students like Jacob Smith say they are considering welding as a career. “I was going to be a police officer or go into the military. Now I want to be a welder. There is money in it. It is a good career to have.” Student Jordan Harvell also plans to become a welder. “It’s a great skill to learn, to be able to do on an everyday basis.”
The school received a $150,000 grant for the equipment. Principal Beverly Spondike says you never know how a new program is going to be received, but within three weeks, the students are very enthusiastic. “It’s across the board. If they are earning a regular diploma or an honors one, they get to try something that may turn out to be their niche.It’s fun to watch their excitement and enthusiasm for the program.” Instructor H.P. Hill was in the welding/pipefitting industry for 25 years. He says local businesses, especially in the maritime industry, have a huge need for welders.”There is a big demand, and it’s going to only get better for kids coming out of high school.”
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