ehowton: (Parks!)
Daughter's been working concessions to help pay for BPA Nationals being held in Anaheim, CA this year. Gotta say, DFW was much closer! Good luck baby girl!
ehowton: (BSD)
List of UUIDs for HDs and Snapshots:
C:\Program Files\Oracle\VirtualBox> .\vboxmanage list hdds | more

Delete those motherfuckers:
C:\Program Files\Oracle\VirtualBox> .\vboxmanage closemedium disk 5dc7f9f9-74a1-4e28-b2a4-ccd0cb3a7d25

To assign a UUID discovered in the error message when trying to start a VM or assign an HD to a VM:
C:\Program Files\Oracle\VirtualBox> VBoxManage internalcommands sethduuid "G:\VirtualBox VMs\VERITAS_VAR.vdi" 000607c1-b714-4e4f-90d0-e9d91e67edda


Jan. 3rd, 2019 09:54 pm
ehowton: (Camera Side)


Oct. 25th, 2018 06:17 am
ehowton: (USAF)

Dreamed Joe was a high-ranking officer in the Air Force, and needed to save his wife, which was going to require stealing some items from the General. We arrived on base, showed proper identification to enter, and proceeded to the hanger where the stuff we needed was being kept. In the supply office, Joe approached a diminutive man in uniform with large round spectacles for the paperwork required to remove items from supply, but once back in inventory placed something else - presumably far more valuable - in my briefcase.

Then it was time to complete this subterfuge by reporting to the General. I'd put on my old uniform, and while dated, was at least impressive with the number of ribbons I had for my low enlisted rank. Joe flirted appropriately with the General's aging secretary, as he always did, while she asked about his wife until the General strode in, where I snapped to attention as was befitting my rank. The General ordered me at ease, and while he was unaccustomed to Joe having an adjunct, didn't otherwise find the addition even remotely suspicions.

As Joe and the general chatted casually while I silently stood at ease behind Joe, an alarm sounded throughout the area indicating our exit. The General excused himself to discover the cause for alarm, and we quick-walked to Joe's blue 1990 Buick Century. He directed me to place the briefcase over three remote controls which were visible in the front seat to hide their presence while he quickly buckled into the passenger seat, imploring me to hurry, as the diminutive man from the supply office was approaching us rather determinedly. I quickly swung myself into the driver's seat but the diminutive man had reached the car and was fighting the door being closed. I finally won that battle, slamming the door shut, and speeding away though the base while all the gates started their auto-lockdown sequence.

A very calm Joe pointed at a specific gate we were to crash through, providing an exit from the base, and we were soon back in...Augusta, Kansas? Yep. We even drove by Joe's old house while he reminisced about the earlier days regretting absolutely nothing knowing he was going to spend the rest of his days behind bars due to the theft, but doing so at the credit of saving his wife.

And that's why I am up early.
ehowton: (Halloween)


Never Sleep Again )
ehowton: (Janeway (Alt))

Eric Howton Hutch TKR 2018
ehowton: (lens)

Picked up this Soviet Hasselblad knockoff as a camera prop for a photoshoot!

ehowton: (Karajan)

Sometimes - not often - but sometimes you really are in the right place at the right time. I will wildly skew my Photoshop sliders on occasion from one extreme to the other watching the light play across the image for some small compensation of my skill, or the environment in which I am shooting, or for a complete rework of a shot I may have taken. But only infrequently do I open a RAW file in which requires almost nothing whatsoever with post-processing light manipulation; This is that shot - very nearly straight out of the camera (I did sharpen her eyes). An impromptu after-shoot in which everything just fell into place.

ehowton: (ehowton)

Corsicana, TX; Kodak Instamatic 126
ehowton: (Parks!)

ehowton: (tera)

ehowton: (sheen)

Dreamed USDA was deploying me to Vietnam for a military operation. They were sending a group of us, actually, and I was dismayed I would have to slice off my rainbow pink ponytail. I volunteered to go - after all, I'd been deployed to other areas on the globe, but in my dream I couldn't remember whether or not I'd actually ever been deployed to Vietnam before. It was rather confusing. I sat in my camouflage utilities, queued up waiting for the next interview/appointment chewing nicotine lozenges like candy. There were a wide range of military personnel in the queue; myself having served in the Air Force but also working for the Navy when I left the service. The night before I'd dreamed I'm worn a USMC "bus driver" hat with my USAF uniform out of respect for the men and women of the Marine Corp, which they instead viewed as an insult. We were back in the jungle in that dream, too.

I don't know if I'm still dreaming of mom and dad every night or if I sometimes dream of one and not the other, or if the frequency of those dreams has altogether stemmed. Regardless, mom was in my dream last night, worrying like she always did prior to my every deployment or change of station. I never think about missing them until I awake.
ehowton: (Karajan)

National Geographic Photographer Jim Richardson
ehowton: (iPod)

It was time to archive the photos on my iPhone to my 6TB repository. can't really do that anymore by simply attaching your phone to you computer. It will pull everything from Camera Roll, but not, I shit you not, "My Photo Stream" which contains, and I quote, "The last 30-days or last 1000 pictures from your Camera Roll." Why? Its a goddamn mystery. The ONLY official way is to install iCloud - which one might think would be a cloud-based app lol. No. I mean, it is, but apparently its also required to get photos from "My Photo Stream" to your desktop. But only if you change your Windows 10 settings to install Media Player. JFC.

WOW! And iCloud bookmark for Chrome is REQUIRED for me to get my photos from the phone to harddrive using a sync cable???
ehowton: (lens)

ehowton: (Typhoon SSBN)

At the suggestion of Moler's Camera in Wichita, I recorded the serial numbers of my gear. Turns out I have 31 lenses. As I cannot read Cyrillic, I had to look up one of the lenses I rarely use, the Soviet-era Industar-61 L/Z 50mm f/2.8 I have adapted to Canon. While I was looking up its specific nomenclature, I ran across an article by a Malaysian photographer who marveled at its unique bokeh, yet provided no examples. He did however mention the piece which had been alluding my own results; f/5.6!

So after a green-screen shoot due to horrific winds all day long, I went out afterward to shoot the backgrounds separately, dragging along the Industar-61. I have to say, I was not disappointed!


Feb. 23rd, 2018 01:10 pm
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ehowton: (Parks!)

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