Maybe it’s the summer heat dulling my brain (or maybe I’m just “dull” all the time), but looking at this image makes me wonder. About things like –
Why do people like to pile up rocks? I’ve seen it almost every place we’ve been. Even in the desert southwest. If there are rocks available, people will build these little towers, like we all used to do as kids with blocks. It seems to be a universal tendency. Nothing wrong with it, of course. I just wonder why they do it.
Why in the world do all of the conservative female politicians and commentators wear dresses that rise up to their crotches whenever they sit down? You know, women like Laura Ingraham and Ann Coulter. Every time they do an interview and they’re sitting down they remind me of that famous scene in Basic Instinct with Sharon Stone. Where she’s being interviewed by Michael Douglas (and some other cops) and she crosses her legs and they instantly realize she has no underwear on? I mean, is that who they’re trying to emulate? Why can’t they just wear business pantsuits or something. It’s bad enough that I have to listen to what’s coming out the other end………
Why did Lebron James have to go on ESPN for an hour to tell me where he’s going to play basketball this coming season (as if I cared)? Who’s idea was that? Are they purposely trying to annoy me and every other non-billionaire sports celebrity in the world? Heck, if you don’t live in Miami, you’re going to instantly hate the guy. Even if you like basketball. Wouldn’t a quiet, tasteful press release have done the job just as well? Not to wish anyone bad luck, but would it be so bad if the guy broke his leg on the first day of practice?
Speaking of sports, why in hell does the clock count “up” in World Cup soccer? Why does it start at ‘0’ and count up to 90 minutes for a regulation game? Doesn’t it make more sense to count down to zero? Then I can look at the clock and say Oh, there’s 12 and a half minutes left. I don’t have to do any freakin’ arithmetic. As if that wasn’t bad enough, you have the added uncertainty of how many minutes are going to be added at the end of regulation (since the clock never stops). How they do that is a complete mystery to me. And don’t even get me started on how boring the whole thing is. I mean, Spain walked away with all the marbles and only scored a total of 8 goals. Can you imagine a baseball team winning the World Series if they only scored 8 runs in 4 to 7 games? That’s the real reason the fans in the stadium were blowing on those horns from hell. It was to keep people awake.
Finally, since this is a photography blog (of sorts), I have to wonder why people say that they like (and use) HDR because it matches “how they see”. Oh, really? Those images that you like that look like overexposed cartoons are “how you see”? That’s strange, because I don’t think my eyes work that way. Yes, my eyes can see tonal ranges that are greater than my camera’s sensor. But if I’m looking at a bright sky at sunrise or sunset, I honestly can’t see the detail in the rocks or bushes at my feet. Unless I look away from the sky. And neither can you. If you want to make a photograph that shows that detail and that tremendous range, that’s your business. But don’t tell me that that’s “how you see”. That’s just crap.