We came. We drank. We adjourned.
Well, actually last night something got accomplished other than bad jokes, oggling the girls, and watching the Lib-guy defend hisself. The Springfield Bloggers are actually going to try to do something constructive involving the general public. They are a real example of how a very diverse group, politically, religious, social can have a good time with each other and carry on civil discussions without fistfights or nastiness. In other words, they are everything that talk radio isn't. More to come on this subject.
Duane Keys, the Minuta guy, takes some really great photos and it's amazing how he can find info that no one else knows about. One of the problems in taking snapshots is that camera flashes, no matter how expensive, just arn't that great. Unless you are at exactly the right distance they are too "hot" washing out colors, and overlighting some areas and underlighting others. Duane found plans for an "umbrella diffuser" that can be home built from simple parts that you can find pretty much anywhere and on eBay. He an I played around with it and I am sure he will have a lot more photos up on HIS SITE and on HIS FLICKR SITE.
Above is a photo that I took with my camera, using his setup. Shown is Dave Catanese the political reporter for KYTV, and Andy, Prof of journalism and rhetoric at Missouri State. (He has a podcast of the meeting on his site). I very much like this lighting effect.