Daily Quote: August 26

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Let sleeping dogs lie.
~ Robert Walpole (August 26, 1676 – March 18, 1745)

One of those quotes that I never knew who got the credit for it.

August 26th also happens to be International Dog Day.

My dog, Rickie certainly would never want to miss an opportunity for a walk through the local conservation area.  His perma-smile lights up his face so often I almost forget that not all dogs smile.  Rickie was one of 268 dogs in a Tampa Bay shelter that was scheduled to be euthanized.  A local radio station decided to sponsor the over crowded shelter and had all the dogs on “special” for $20.  So my $20 dog joined our family.  He was very ill with a severe case of Kennel cough, anemia and ear mites.  The initial vet bill cost me 10 times what we paid for him.  He instantly became ingrained in our family and still charms everyone he meets.  Sometimes it seems as if he knew we saved him from the needle.

Daily Quote: August 16

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The length of exposure (one minute in sunlight) is still too long for the portrait.
It was fifteen minutes when I first began my work.
Progress may continue.
~ Gabriel Lippmann (August 16, 1845 – July 13, 1921)

Almost 100 years later and progress continues.  Shorter exposure times (shutter speed) allows us to stop action and make time stand still as dancers pose mid-air.