Monday, October 22, 2007
Intel Quad-Core processors are ideal for multitasking environments because there are four complete execution cores instead of one, each with an independent interface to the frontside bus. Quad-Core processors deliver the resources of four full processing cores giving you greatly increased capability to accomplish tasks with performance-intensive programs like Photoshop.
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Thursday, October 18, 2007
This week Canon announced the development of two new telephoto lenses for use with its EOS SLR cameras: the EF200mm f/2L IS USM and the EF800mm f/5.6L IS USM.
Classed as professional L lenses, both the new Canon EF200mm f/2L IS USM and EF800mm f/5.6L IS USM incorporate a high-performance Image Stabilizer, along with special optical materials such as fluorite to correct chromatic aberrations and offer the highest levels of resolution and contrast when using these lenses.
With its large f/2 aperture, the EF200mm f/2L IS USM targets photographers who seek a brighter lens for portraiture and indoor sports photography.
The EF800mm f/5.6L IS USM, which will deliver telephoto performance surpassing the current EF 600mm f/4L IS USM lens, is being developed in response to requests from professional sports and news photographers for a high-performance lens that offers a longer focal distance.
For more info check out the Canon website.
Friday, October 12, 2007
Valley photographers Art Holeman and Colleen Miniuk-Sperry traveled to Himeji in early April of this year to photograph the hanami, the cherry blossom festivals, as well as the people and landscapes of Himeji and Hyogo Prefecture. Art and Colleen stayed in the homes of members of the Himeji International Photographic Society, who assisted in helping them document Japanese culture. Three weeks later Art and Colleen hosted Himeji photographers Itsuko Azuma and Yasushi Ienaga as they photographed festivals in Phoenix and the lifestyle of rural Arizona. The 80 16 x 20-inch exhibit prints will contain 20 from each photographer.
Through Each Others Eyes began in 1988 with an exchange exhibition involving two Phoenix and two Himeji photographers, and the November exhibition marks the 15th exchange with Japan. In addition to Japan, photographers in Through Each Others Eyes have on-going exhibitions with photographers in China, the Philippines, Mexico, Cuba, Ireland, Scotland, Sicily, and the Czech Republic. For more information check the website at www.teoe.org.
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
Early detection of breast cancer saves lives, and for years October has been National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Grim statistics reported by the American Cancer Society predict that 180,510 new cases of breast cancer will be diagnosed in 2007 and 40,910 women and men will die from it.
We've all heard or read the numbers. Over the years the numbers have grown, and as time went by and more friends and family were diagnosed I began to pay more attention to the numbers and the terrible disease they represented.
On August 27, 2007 Breast Cancer got my full and undivided attention when this silent and unseen assassin entered my home and attacked the most important person in my life. Fortunately an annual mammogram alerted us to the attack on our lives by this remorseless killer.
The good news is... there is hope, not just for Nancy, but for all the women and men who battle breast cancer. The death rate from breast cancer began to drop a few years ago and continues to drop by about 2 percent a year, underscoring the importance of funding further research and the absolute necessity of annual mammograms.
Our family and friends have been wonderful throughout the past couple of months offering prayers and support and we know that will continue and are so thankful. Often her friends will say "let me know what I can do for you" and her answer is always the same... get a mammogram, don't put it off, schedule it today! God bless.