Richard Wagstaff ‘Dick’ Clark
[11/30/1929 - 04/18/12]
‘For now, Dick Clark… so long.”
I haven’t made a tribute post like this in a long time. There were so many folks that passed away last year that unfortunately I got lazy to write about. But this particular one holds a huge significance, since I’ve grown up watching American Bandstand. To me, he was the Don Cornelius of that particular show that never ‘aged’ (hence his ‘nickname‘). In all honesty, Dick’s death really surprised me because I thought he would lived to see at least 100; I knew about his previous health issues, but he seems like he would be the ideal person who will free himself from those illnesses (I guess that happened now).
Rest In Power, Mr. Clark. Check out my memories of the legend below.
Yes, I know…. you don’t have to remind me. I’ve been quite lazy, but for sure.. I’ll have these posts up sometime next week for sure. So, expect the reviews for these events to be up this coming week.
Two days ago, ABC News‘ Sr. White House Correspondent Jake Tapper confronted WH Press Secretary Jay Carney on the issue of ‘praising’ journalists after they passed away on the line of duty (in this case, the deaths of Marie Colvin & Rémi Ochlik in covering the unrest of Syria). There has been many times in this situation where we only appreciate one’s courage in covering a story in unpredictable situations like these, but in fairness.. there’s been times we’ve shown support and praise once the story/coverage has been made complete, especially during those challenging times as well.
But with the situation shown here, there’s been way too many praises for those after they passed away in the line of duty. Why is that? Here’s where I appreciate Mr. Tapper…
Check the partial transcript down below.
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In support of future online communication to everyone (and each other) across the world (which will include my friends from out of the country) and also for many important sites that people go to, especially for the sake of wanting to express my point of views on anything (freedom of speech), I will NOT be using the internet tomorrow at all, nor will I be doing any form of posting on here or anywhere else. If you havent heard, then I suggest you go here for a full explanation on what can be potentially happening. Or, if you’re more of a visual person, just go and check out the video.
This year has been very challenging, yet adventurous for me. I had my camera stolen earlier this year when my apartment got broken into; taking a digital photography class to learn HOW to take pictures (no snapshots) while learning the features on my camera. Learning photoshop also in class helped out a lot as well. Although I had the software for almost a year, I’ve finally decided to actually USE it for some of my homework assignments (we used it in class). When I heard about Lightroom.. it was all over for me. The use of that is like pure crack.. stay away from it if you dont want to get addicted!
The picture that’s displayed above is a testimony of what/who I’ve taken pictures of over the course of the year (w/the edits). It was easy for me to put the nine pictures together with using Lightroom and have them displayed as a canvas. They’re not in chronological order, but I hope it does show my maturity as a picture fanatic. I like taking pictures of people in their natural moments of fulfillment. But anyhow, I dont want to bore you.. I just wanted to share with what I’ve learned so far in taking pictures, and learning the software to mildly edit them as well.
Peace to Mark Bijasa for making my official logo for the blog. Peace to my classmates who helped me do well in my photography class. Peace to Kai Streets for pretty much got me into doing this full term, and showing me the possibilities of what I can do with my camera, and recommending on getting an upgrade (I’ll get on the video edits soon)!
By far this is MY official favorite photo! for two reasons! One, there’s a lot of emotions that is captured on here, and two… its because of the history that’s present! Women in the Arab gathered together to protest against military rule is one of the bravest things that has ever been done in the history of Egypt, let alone Arab women expressing their anger!
Historians called the event the biggest women’s demonstration in modern Egyptian history, the most significant since a 1919 march against British colonialism inaugurated women’s activism here, and a rarity in the Arab world. It also added a new and unexpected wave of protesters opposing the ruling military council’s efforts to retain power and its tactics for suppressing public discontent.
The march abruptly pushed women to the center of Egyptian political life after they had been left out almost completely. Although women stood at the forefront of the initial revolt that ousted President Hosni Mubarak 10 months ago, few had prominent roles in the various revolutionary coalitions formed in the uprising’s aftermath. Almost no women have won seats in the early rounds of parliamentary elections. And the continuing demonstrations against military rule have often degenerated into battles in which young men and the security police hurl rocks at each other. – via NY TIMES
I salute all the women who are putting their backs against the wall to fight for their freedom and their right to be heard!
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I apologize for not being consistent with my recent postings. The past two weeks have been really hectic with finals and school and whatnot. Plus, for some of you that already know that I like to take pictures, I’ve been messing with my pictures using this program by Adobe. I dont even know why I havent been up on game with this product, but better late than never, right?
This program is definitely useful for photographers (beginners/professionals). The features that you can use on your pictures are amazing! I strongly suggest you guys go do some research and purchase it! It’s not expensive to purchase, especially if you’re planning on getting the student/teacher edition!
Here’s a video that’s pretty useful, especially if you’re dealing with ISO & noise/color reduction in your pictures! Pay attention.