Sunday, March 22, 2009

Photoshop images

The picture of the boy is my son
In this picture I changed
I made the image black and white
I then brought the color back for the plant and the toy cars
I added a boarder
Then I added some text to make it look like a card

The next picture is one I took of the mountains above Logan when there was a nice sunrise
This picture I changed
I adjusted the contrast to make the image stand out more
I also toned down the yellows some
I added the airplane
I remove the telephone wires that were at the bottom of the immage

see the originals below

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Photoshop Pictures

Here are some picture that I photoshoped

Thursday, January 29, 2009

My Hometown

Whenever I go back to visit my parents in my hometown I always look back at how things were. I am always amazed at how things change and how quickly the area is growing. I grew up in Erda what was a small farming community outside Tooele.

The first thing I notice as I travel home is the small road that led off I-80 is no longer a one lane small road. It was expanded into a highway, to help carry the traffic to and from salt lake. If you drive this during the evening commute I-80 is often backed up for miles with people trying to get home. As I drive down this new highway I look over into new subdivisions. Homes are sitting on top of open fields where as kids and scouts we used to go shooting jackrabbits in the fields, and carp in the shallow ponds that lay there. These new homes sit on top of what used to be the best shooting spot around. A family friend who owned the land did not like all the rabbits or fish. Often as scouts we would have an activity hunting them down. We used to bring shotguns .22 caliber rifles and line up along the ponds waiting for a fish to swim along unexpectedly. Then we would open fire and splashes of water would fly up as our bullets penetrated the water getting our kill. New homes now sit here. The people living in them not realizing that kids once loved this same spot too.

This small farming town where I grew up is now a growing area where the upper middle class of salt lake live. Where once was open fields, is now home after home of five acre ranches. As a kid I used to be able to walk across the street and into an open field. We used to take our bicycles out there and ride them in a wash that was created back in the early 80’s when there was a flood. These washes were around 20 feet deep and all the kids around would go there to jump their bicycles, motorcycles or four wheelers. What fun times we had making a racetrack in the bottom to race our friends. As we got older we still used the wash, but our toys got bigger. After we got our drivers license we took my friends truck out there and jumped it. My neighbor’s old land rover would often be seen out there as well. Now as I look back towards where the wash once was there is a home. The wash, was filled in years ago to make room for more of the Salt Lake population.

As a child I remember working on my friends, grandfather’s alfalfa farm that was a mile or two from my house. I used to go out in the mornings, during the summer and move the sprinkler pipes, each was 30 feet long. Often times we would have to move the pipe across the field and we would load them onto a trailer behind the old tractor. This tractor was always seen sitting on the edge of the field close to the house. It was always there. Now as I go by the fields are overgrown and the tractor has since been sold, the old farm tractor where I learned to first drive. Along with this tractor there was an old work truck that had a cattle gate in the bed of it. My friends’ grandpa used to let us drive it around our small town from one field to the next, well before we were the age to drive. I remember when we first stared to drive it we were small enough we would have to scoot to the edge of the seat and stretch to reach the clutch. This old truck we used to love to drive and play around in the fields with was always seen sitting next to the tractor, it to has now disappeared. Police officers are often seen within our small town now days and would be sure to stop any kids seen doing this today.

The High School where I attended has been torn down. Gone are the halls were I used to stop and talk with friends. Gone is the shop where I spent so much of my time during High School. Now in its place stands a new High School bigger and with new computers to help educate the rising generation.

As I went home over Christmas My neighbor’s house stood a darkened emptied shell from it burning down in November. This house was one my dad and I helped build a big extension on. I remember working hammering away to form the walls and raising the rafters to form the roof. Now all there is to show for my work is a burnt out building soon to be torn down to make their new home.

I will always remember when the Army Depot was closed and talks of how this would destroy the community. I had friends whose parents worked at the base. Now as I drive by the base it is mainly unused with just a few companies using some of the old buildings. This base closure has led to one of the most profound changes to the community, not by the lack of jobs, but by the requirement to remove all of the chemicals stored in bunkers out there. This site contained almost half of the US stockpile of chemical weapons, which include Sarin,VX, and Mustard Gas. The Government thought the best solution would be to build an Incinerator to burn all of the old agents stored there. Along with this they had to build a mass warning system throughout the valley that would warn residents incase there is a chemical emergency. These sirens seen standing above most buildings, and standing alone in open fields, are a constant reminder of the danger that looms outside town. These sirens are also used for other emergencies such as fires. They are tested weakly. Their loud woop woop sound breaks through the silence and annoys anyone who is trying to relax.

Another profound change is the recently constructed Millers Sports Park, this racetrack lies only about five miles from my parents house. As you go outside during the summer to relax on the lawn or to ride the horses you can hear the high shrill of the race cars speeding along the track at almost 200 mph. This noise starts Early in the morning and often runs into the dark. The days of relaxing outside in the quiet on a warm summer day are gone.

This town where I grew up is the place I remember the joys of my childhood. The fun I had as a kid. Where I made my first friends and learned how to socialize. It’s fun to look back and remember the good times I had. Now as I am a father I want my boy to be able to have some of the same experiences that I had.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Online Etiquette

I feel etiquette is an important subject that is overlooked with most people when they are online. The internet with the amazing tool it is takes away the personal attribute with talking. I have found that emailing and texting has become very casual.

We need to strive to stay professional in our communications with others while we are communicating over the internet. I have played multiple games on line and have found while doing so people are very rude and vulgar. I doubt that these people are so animated when there talking to someone in person. On line etiquette is something we need to practice and continue to work on.

Friday, March 7, 2008

Press release 4 final

Release Date March Immediately

Date March 7, 2008

Local Dental Assistant is making dentist visits fun

Small Smiles Pediatric Dentistry
1300 N 200 E # 102
Logan, UT 84341
(435) 792-3033

Dr. Doug Fryer is concerned about how many kids are able to get quality Dental care. Only 76% of kids see a dentist each year while over 50% of kids age five through nine had at least one filling and many of these kids have had more.

These statistics disturb Dr. Doug. He feels many of these kids go without Dental care until it turns into a problem and they are in pain. Doug Fryer schedules one day a week to go to the hospital to work on kids teeth under general anesthesia. Dr. Doug states, “The amount cavities on baby teeth could be greatly reduced if kids and their parents, practiced good oral care every day, avoided some problem foods, and see the dentist regularly.”

Melody Fryer is the Office Manager and Doug’s wife. She recalls as a kid hating to go to the dentist. She does not want any kids to hate coming to her office. Small Smiles accomplishes this by having a fun energetic staff. Melody makes sure all the employees are excited to come to work. “They must go out and have fun with the kids” whether this involves helping them jump onto the Siesta Sacks, or a squirt gun fight. Melody says “We want them to have fun so that they will get into the habit of attending the dentist regularly.”

The society of pediatric dentist states that when a child is able to handle a steak knife safely they have the manual dexterity to brush their teeth effectively. Small children and even some kids up to eight can’t brush all the surfaces of their teeth, so a parent needs to get in there and help them brush. Flossing between baby molars is also a concern. Enamel on baby teeth is paper thin, we need to protect these teeth and the way to do that is flossing every day. Remember a tooth brush and water should be the last thing in a child’s mouth before they go to bed.

Some cavities can be avoided if kids are able to choose healthy snacks during the day and before bed time, a low acid food like an apple or some cheese is best, while soda and sticky candy should be avoided. It is recommended that everyone goes to see the Dentist every six months. Kids are no exception to this rule. If they have a cavity it is small and we can avoid any tooth aches.

Kids say they enjoy going to visit Dr. Doug because it’s happy and is painted colorfully. They also enjoy how the staff plays with them. Small Smiles is dedicated to children and their oral Health.


Friday, February 29, 2008

Media Pitch 1

Dear Mr. Mike Jones I am writing to inform you about a new association in town that is trying to help people find a job doing what they love. Cache Valley Area Investors is helping people learn how to manage money and become financially independent.

CVAI is trying to help people learn the tools necessary for them to become financially independent. The way this is done is by getting there passive income high. Once they acquire this higher income level they can go beyond living pay check to pay check and can start investing there excess money in different opportunities. This not only helps the person out but it also helps the businesses and areas where there money is invested.

After they develop an investment plan they can then live off the benefits of their investment and can therefore find a job which they will enjoy doing. CVAI would love o be able to help the local community learn these tools. If you would like to interview Preston Parker the President of the Association I would be glad to set one up with you. If you have any other questions or would like some additional materials please contact me.

Joseph Kimpel PR. Representative
Cache Valley Area Investors Association
Cache Chamber of Commerce
160 N. Main St.
Logan UT, 84321

Friday, February 15, 2008

Press release three final

Release Date: Feb. 15, 2008
Date Feb 12, 2008

Association is helping people understand investing

Cache Valley Area Investors Association
Cache chamber of Commerce
160 N. Main St.
Logan UT, 84321

Logan, Utah
There is a new association in town, Cache Valley Area Investors Association, is trying to help people become financially independent. Preston Parker, president, states he is out "to give education to people." Preston states “my goal is to get peoples passive income high.”

CVAIA mainly focuses on investments however Parker states that the "direction is up to the membership." Parker feels that people should become financially independent “so they can choose what they want to do.” Parker feels that no one should have to work in a place they don’t like.

People complain about this far too often and CVAIA is trying to help people learn how to make money and do what they love. Financial independence is when you have enough money to live on; this allows happiness. Parker understands that there are situations where people have to work but they should be temporary.

This association meets every Thursday at the cache chamber of commerce at 7:00 p.m. Parker is not a financial planner he is just here to help share what he has learned. All are invited to come there is currently 40 members and it is free to join.

Anyone interested in joining can contact Preston Parker at four three five - seven five seven - four five six zero