A few photographs from my recent trip to Italy including Florence, Rome, Volterra, Lucca and the Cinque Terra region of Tuscany.
Hello Tokyo Go! Go! Collection of style: http://society6.com/hellotokyogogo
Red Popsicle Mug from the Hello Tokyo Go! Go! Collection of fine products.
Red Popsicle T-shirt from the Hello Tokyo Go! Go! collection.
Red Popsicle art print from the Hello Tokyo Go! Go! collection of style.
Tokyo Scooter Rally stretched canvas art print from the Hello Tokyo Go! Go! house of J-pop style.
See the entire collection at: http://society6.com/hellotokyogogo
Mojito De Cuba Coconut Club tote bag from the Hello Tokyo Go! Go! style collection.
Sanibel is a city in Lee County, Florida, United States, on Sanibel Island. The population was 6,469 at the 2010 census, with an estimated 2012 population of 6,741. It is part of the Cape Coral–Fort MyersMetropolitan Statistical Area. Sanibel is a barrier island – a collection of sand on the leeward side of the more solid coral-rock of Pine Island.
The city incorporates the entire island, with most of the city proper at the east end of the island. After the Sanibel causeway was built to replace the ferry in May 1963, the residents asserted control over development by establishing the Sanibel Comprehensive Land Use Plan in 1974 helping to maintain a balance between development and preservation of the island’s ecology. A new, higher bridge, permitting passage without abascule bridge (drawbridge) of tall boats and sailboats, was completed in late 2007.
Thanks to easy causeway access, Sanibel is a popular tourist destination known for its shell beaches and wildlife refuges. More than half of the island is made up of wildlife refuges, the largest being J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge. The Island also hosts the Sanibel Historical Village and a variety of other museums and theaters.
A new gallery featuring Paris themed artwork including prints, canvas, metal and framed artwork as well as throw pillows for decorating with a Parisian theme.
One of the things that has intrigued me most since moving to Paris, besides the … and of course the food, is how Parisians decorate their homes.A Danish designer revives a forgotten Paris gem of the 19th century, using his modernist magic to create a fresh vision of urban glamour.Not every Parisian space will make such dramatic use of red, but it makes this French studio apartment feel like a delicious den of passion.Create the creme de la creme of romantic decor in chic Paris style.
Create the creme de la creme of romantic decor in chic Paris style
Looking for more speed out of your laptop or desktop computer? Solid State Drives or SSD drives are great way to boost the speed of your computer. If you have a fast CPU and maxed out your RAM, most likely the cause of a slow computer is a lagging hard drive.
Your hard drive might be the component dragging down performance. Unlike traditional hard drives with spinning disks, a SSD drives has no moving parts and use a series flash memory chips to store data.
As a result they are lightening fast and can decrease boot up times from minutes to seconds. Also since they have no moving parts they are less prone to shock problems.
The downside of SSD drives is the expense, the lower storage capability and life expectancy (around 5 years depending on how much reading and writing you do on the disk).
But if you want to speed up your computer, especially if you use programs like Adobe Photoshop then for around $188 you can get a beefy, speedy SSD drive and experience faster work environment.
I suggest a bigger drive than you think you need as SSD drives work best with about 25 percent empty space and Windows, YouTube and other applications seem to always like to hide a bunch of temporary files on the C: drive.
I started out with a 120G SSD drive and then moved to a 240G and then installed a 500G SSD a year later. Between me and my teenager, the 240G SSD drive just got bloated and even after trying to eliminate every temporary file, every download, every desktop image, the drive was still in the red zone.
I suggest just biting the bullet and spending the money on a 500G drive and try to use it only for the operating system and perhaps the one program you use a lot. Give it plenty of room to breath. Get yourself a second one for your programs or a big traditional drive as your second or third drive.
Migrating to a SSD drive is super easy and I recommend the Samsung SSD 850 EVO because it comes with great software to guide you through the process.
The tricky thing about migrating your operating system drive is getting all of the hidden system files. To do this you need to clone the drive using cloning software. The Samsung includes an easy to use cloning software, other drives don’t come with software and you have to find a free program on line. Just one more step.
Also with the Samsung you can get an optional USB connector to clone the drive via USB. Not really necessary.
Basically the procedure is hooking up the new drive to an open bay in your computer. The boot up and run the cloning software. This might take an hour more or less. Then shut down the computer and switch the drive with the old one.
If it boots up you are all set. You can then install the old drive in the second bay and reformat it, or put it in a safe place as a backup drive.
Since the SSD drives are laptop sized, you may wish to purchase a drive bay converter for your desktop. They are very inexpensive and easy to mount.
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A special collection of 5″x7″ matted signed art prints by Edward M. Fielding
Check out my new Etsy shop at: https://www.etsy.com/shop/DogfordStudios
My new Esty shop allows me to sell original, signed prints including a mat for easy framing in readily available 8″ x 10″ ready made frames.
Photograph Title: “Diner Interior”
“Diner Interior” by Fine Art Photographer Edward M. Fielding features a vintage looking dramatic photograph of a classic diner interior (Four Aces Diner in West Lebanon, New Hampshire) with a watercolor style.
This is a fine art photographic print approximately 5″ X 7″ and comes with a 8″x10″ mat, backing board and plastic envelope for protection. The photograph is signed on the back by the artist.
The overall dimensions allow for easy and affordable framing in any standard frame with an 8″x10″ opening.
This fine art print of a Diner interior is a perfect accent to any home or office.
About the artist: Edward M. Fielding is the creative force behind the bestselling book “the Quotable Westie” – available on Amazon. His photographs have graced the covers of bestselling books as well has gallery walls and in the homes of private collectors. This affordable series of photographs are designed to allow anyone to purchase his work.
Driving around my former hometown of East Haddam, Connecticut (one of many since I was an army brat), I came across a glorious site. Right next to formerly grand home in need of repair, parked along the railroad tracks of the Essex Steam Train and Valley Railroad and right across the street of the old train station now gift shop was this vintage beauty – a pink Ford Edsel.
The Edsel was an automobile marque that was planned, developed, and manufactured by the Ford Motor Company during the 1958, 1959, and 1960 model years. With the Edsel, Ford had expected to make significant inroads into the market share of both General Motors and Chrysler and close the gap between itself and GM in the domestic American automotive market. But contrary to Ford’s internal plans and projections, the Edsel never gained popularity with contemporary American car buyers and sold poorly. The Ford Motor Company lost millions of dollars on the Edsel’s development, manufacturing and marketing. The very word “Edsel” became a popular symbol for failure.
Despite the negative connotations of the Ford Edsel, it really is a beauty of a car. Decked out in all manner of extravagance from the excessive chrome, the elongated lines and distinctive shield like front grill.
I have to thank the owner for parking this beauty for me to discover. A few days later I returned to the same spot but alas it was gone. If there is one truism in photography it is to stop and take the shot when you see it. Don’t expect your subject to be there the next month, next day or even the next hours.
I’ve had countless experiences where I’ve returned to a spot to find my subject moved, demolished or otherwise just gone.
More car photography featuring Ford, Chevy, GMC and other American classic cars. http://fineartamerica.com/profiles/edward-fielding.html?tab=artworkgalleries&artworkgalleryid=193562
Classic cars in black and white – http://fineartamerica.com/profiles/edward-fielding.html?tab=artworkgalleries&artworkgalleryid=475432