Getting Your Digtial Images to Look Like What You Saw

Do you share my frustration that your camera just can't see to capture what your eye can see. Think about that beautiful sunrise or sunset. You can see all the detail in the foreground, but the camera produces an image where the sky is great but the foreground is lost in the shadows or the foreground looks great, but the sky is all washed out.

The type of image you are visualizing has a "
High Dynamic Range." While it is possible to produce HDR images with Photoshop, the $649 pricetag and the steep learning curve prevents amateur photographers from producing what they saw.
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Internet Access in Rural Areas and on the Road

Glenn Fleishman wrote a very interesting article, The portable hotspot for Macworld. The article discusses the use of Verizon, Sprint Netxtel, and ATT for cellular data access and then continues with the topic of cellular routers to provide a network for multiple users. This article should also be of interest to people who must consider satellite access to the Internet as cellular data service is in the same general price range and is often faster.
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Moving Forward

I have been blogging here at MacMousecalls for several months now. The process has been far from smooth.

I began the blog using WordPress with encouragement from several of my fellow members of the MacLevelTen media group. I also secured an account at DreamHost to have a home for it. DreamHost is one of the best web hosts out there for WordPress bloggers, but I am not using WordPress right now.

This is far from my first web page. In fact, I helped set up a web site for my children's elementary school back in 1992, and ours was one of the first school web sites out there. In those days I used a text editor and wrote all my own tags. Since the purpose of the web site was to enable the students and teachers to make their own web pages, I used the Mac OS Notepad to hold the common tags used in writing HTML. The kids and teachers would copy and paste the tags into SimpleText and then fill in the content in the middle.
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