Posts Tagged ‘green’

Photo Friday: Nature’s Canvas

July 21, 2017

Every time I go out with my camera, I see the world like a canvas that nature is constantly painting on.  I found this scene the other day after a night of showers.

Drops on leaf

Photo Friday: Nature’s Composition

July 14, 2017

There are no paintings, sculptures, or pieces of music that can compare to the beauty nature itself provides.

Maple Seeds

Photo Friday: Drops

June 23, 2017

As a continuing project that I didn’t realize I was involved in, I found today’s photograph on my way home from work.  It rained overnight, and left behind these drops on the plant.  If you look closely at the big drop in the center you’ll see my reflection.

Rain Drops on Leaves

Photo Friday: I got a frog in my lens

June 12, 2015

The first full week of every June, I take my vacations from my full time job, so I can do my photography work.  One of the places I frequent, for some of the best nature shots, is a place called Hinkley Park.  This year, I decided to use my nature lens to get close-ups of turtles, since they are numerous, and pretty.  My fascination with turtles stems from the shell, which is a spinal chord, pelvis, and ribcage rolled into one unit, making turtles, and tortoises some of the only species’ with both an endo, and exo-skeleton.

As I got to the upper pond, I could hear the green frogs, and bull frogs croaking, so I figured, why not start with them.  I set my lens to 900 mm, and was immediately welcomed to a frog staring directly at my lens.  It was a breezy day, so I took extra pictures to get the clear ones I’m showing now.  I hope you enjoy them.

bull frog 1

bull frog 2

Of course, the whole purpose was the turtles, so here are a couple I shot.

 

painted turtle 2

painted turtle 1

painted turtle 4

Solution to the Green Screen of Death.

February 11, 2015

gsod

As some of you may know, I bought a new computer last week, featuring Windows 8.1.  For the most part, I have been very satisfied with its performance, and ease of access.  I did have one problem that refused to go away, and my wife was experiencing the same problem.  When we went to videos, and pressed play, we would hear the video, but the screen was completely green.

Over the week, I tried different things to try to resolve the issue, and while I had temporary success, the problem would come back with a vengeance.  After looking up the problem on Google, and finding out that many others are having the same problem, so once I found the solution, I vowed to tell those others what I did in hopes that they would have the same success.

This morning, I found someone who gave an answer, and after trying it had very limited success until I added one last step, and as if by magic, everything works.  Here is what I did to fix it, and I hope you have the same success.

Drag the mouse to the lower left hand corner of the screen to call the Windows icon.  Right click on that.

Click on “Control Panel”.

Click on “Network & Internet”

Click on “Internet Options”

Click on “Advanced”

Under the accelerated graphics, check mark “Use software rendering instead of GPU rendering”

Scroll down to the security section, and check mark “Enable 64-bit processes for enhanced protected mode”

Click “Apply”

Click “OK”

Here’s the part the person left off that completes the process.  Restart the computer.

After all this, I checked every video site and they all work.

I hope this helped, and please share this so that others with the same problem can find peace of mind; or at least stop their wife’s nagging about fixing her computer. (Yes, this happened to me.)

enjoy.