Film speed is the measure of a photographic film's sensitivity to light. Film with lower sensitivity (lower ISO/ASA speed) requires a longer exposure and is thus called a slow film, while stock with higher sensitivity (higher ISO/ASA speed) can shoot the same scene with a shorter exposure and is called a fast film.
For digital photo cameras ("digital still cameras"), an exposure index (EI) rating—commonly called ISO setting—is specified by the manufacturer such that the sRGB image files produced by the camera will have a lightness similar to what would be obtained with film of the same EI rating at the same exposure.
Remember 'Remember the Titans'?
Culture change is tough - but it is worth it!!! I was reminded of this as I watched the movie Remember the Titans. A coach dropped into a chaotic situation must bring culture change for the team to survive... but he doesn't just want it to survive he wants it to succeed, and to dominate. In a way we want our ministries to do likewise so what ideas for culture change can we take from Coach Boon?
Thinking about sacrifice
If Jesus is King, what does that mean for what we want to do with out lives? [Image by Chris Bellerophon Dotson on flickr]
Back to the Mission
Reminded again and again about what we are created for. We are created for worship! But because there are some people who do not worship, we have been given a mission... to go and show people they were created to worship! - photo on Flickr by llamatofu
Appeasement verses Satisfaction
Do we look to appease our emotions, troubles, discomforts with earthy things that may provide some release temporarily, or do we look to God who is the source of complete satisfaction? [Image by donald_palansky_photography on flickr]
Prayer = Dependence
Even in the confidence I have in my own abilities - I am learning that I still need to be dependent on God if the outcome is going to be worthwhile for the Kingdom. Prayer is the key consideration in this! ~photo credit: wiedmaier on flickr
Wednesday, 28 January 2009
Monday, 26 January 2009
I love living in our big brown land - the immense vastness of Australia continually leaves me in awe of God's creation. I think Australia proves God has a sense of humour, just look at some of the animals he created to live here...
Thursday, 22 January 2009
1. Put your ZUNE/iPod/MP3 Player/etc. on shuffle.
2. For each question, press the next button to get your answer.
3. YOU MUST WRITE THAT SONG NAME DOWN NO MATTER HOW SILLY IT SOUNDS!
4. Tag 10 friends who might enjoy doing it.
IF SOMEONE SAYS "IS THIS OKAY" YOU SAY?
"In My Own Time" (Delta Goodrem)
WHAT WOULD BEST DESCRIBE YOUR PERSONALITY?
"Flame Trees" (Cold Chisel) - yeah ahhh i'm a firey environmentalist?
WHAT DO YOU LIKE IN A GUY/GIRL?
"Save My Soul" (Paul Colman Trio) - ha yes please
WHAT IS YOUR LIFE'S PURPOSE?
"Dear Ms. Something" (The Frugals)
WHAT IS YOUR MOTTO?
"This is Forever" (Paul Colman Trio)
WHAT DO YOUR FRIENDS THINK OF YOU?
"My Will" (DC Talk)
WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT VERY OFTEN?
"Thy Word" (Michael W Smith) - Nice hahaha
WHAT IS TWO PLUS TWO?
"Forgive Me" (MIC)
WHAT DO YOU THINK OF YOUR BEST FRIEND?
WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THE PERSON YOU LIKE?
"Father, Spirit, Jesus" (Casting Crowns) - different kind of 'like' I guess...
WHAT IS YOUR LIFE STORY?
"Beyond Belief" (Petra)
WHAT DO YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOU GROW UP?
"Simply Nothing" (Shawn McDonald) - when you get the meaning of that song... I really like that answer!
WHAT DO YOU THINK WHEN YOU SEE THE PERSON YOU LIKE?
WHAT DO YOUR PARENTS THINK OF YOU?
"He's My Son" (Mark Schultz) - haha I swear that came up randomly on the iPod - unreal!
WHAT WILL YOU DANCE TO AT YOUR WEDDING?
WHAT WILL THEY PLAY AT YOUR FUNERAL?
"Take My Hand" (Shawn McDonald)
WHAT IS YOUR HOBBY/INTEREST?
WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST SECRET?
"Father, Blessed Father" (Newsboys) - He's not a secret!
WHAT DO YOU THINK OF YOUR FRIENDS?
"Soverign Hands" (Hillsong United)
WHAT'S THE WORST THING THAT COULD HAPPEN?
"Star Hoel" (Cold Chisel)
HOW WILL YOU DIE?
"From God Above" (Hillsong United) - guess I can live with that
WHAT IS THE ONE THING YOU REGRET?
"Boys In Town" (The Divinyls) - ahhhhhhhhhhh no comment :-p
WHAT MAKES YOU LAUGH?
"The Other Side" (Soulframe)
WHAT MAKES YOU CRY?
"Before You Accuse Me" (Eric Clapton)
WILL YOU EVER GET MARRIED?
"God of Nations" Newsboys
WHAT SCARES YOU THE MOST?
"Where there's love" (Keith Green) - ahhh might be some truth in that!
DOES ANYONE LIKE YOU?
"I'll lead you home" (Michael W Smith)
IF YOU COULD GO BACK IN TIME, WHAT WOULD YOU CHANGE?
"Did you Feel the Mountains Tremble" (SonicFlood)
WHAT HURTS RIGHT NOW?
"East to West" (Casting Crowns)
Funny how some of those really hit the mark. That He's My Son one was a classic!!!
Monday, 19 January 2009
I really don't have much of a clue of what happens at Bible College. I know all my friends who go there seem to love it, and seem to have such wisdom in the faith, which is what I'm hungry for. Yet the subject content eludes me... the prospect of having to learn Greek down right frightens me... and I simply have no idea what my life is going to look like in about 5 weeks time.
Add to this trying to find somewhere to live in Brisbane so I'm closer to church, college and hopefully a new casual job and I'm about to totally revolutionise my life. That's a good thing I think, for too long have I travelled along in this rut - but like a 4WD, it's gonna get bumping driving out of the ruts!
I'm doing a lot more thinking these days, but it all feels too sporadic to form into a conscious blog post...
But I'll keep trying to share my feelings with you as I dive into this new journey.
Wednesday, 14 January 2009
Saturday, 10 January 2009
Friday, 9 January 2009
Haha I mean honestly... how can you even begin to take that seriously?
PETA's campaign to rename fish 'sea kittens'
Outspoken animal rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is using the "sea kitten" name as part of its push to restrict fishing.
"Nobody would hurt a sea kitten!" the group says on its website.
"People don't seem to like fish.
"We're going to start by retiring the old name for good.
"When your name can also be used as a verb that means driving a hook through your head, it's time for a serious image makeover."
The website features images of fish with cats' whiskers and ears. PETA is using the campaign to entice people to sign a petition calling on the US Fish and Wildlife Service to stop promoting "the hunting of sea kittens (otherwise known as fishing)"...
Opposition fisheries spokesman John Cobb was not impressed with the campaign, nor with PETA...
"It is hard to take an organisation which wants to change the name of fish seriously," he said. Many people might laugh at the sea kitten campaign, Mr Cobb said, but PETA's agenda was actually more sinister: destroying the meat and fish industries.
Thursday, 8 January 2009
It was a hard choice - I have a number of favourites from this year, from Top Fuel Drag cars, to sunrise over Burleigh Beach.
However below is what I finally chose. I love the children from the Watoto Children's Choir from Uganda in East Africa. They are all AIDS orphans, but the joy and passion with which they sing is inspirational.
The choir came to Whitehill in July, and I got to run around and take photos for the evening. It's actually when I decided I needed to upgrade my camera, cause my Canon 300D wasn't keeping up with the shooting I was doing.
This is my favourite photo from that night - I think it really captures the energy and vibrancy the choir puts into their performances.