Within the Valley Walls

C'est la vie

Religious relics chime in the wind,
As God whispers in the ears of those who are worthy.
The desert blaze burns the cityscape
And leaves my eyes red and mourning.

Fear passes the time,
Wonders world wide,
And curiosity follows the black cat in its passing.

A life in monotone lives with no worries,
And the mother weeps at the loss of her glory.

Ancient is as new life begins.
Rejuvenation of the holy.

The rest of us stop and listen to what the whistleblower said,
“Two guys shot down and dead.”

As the valley walls speak,
Old time lovers reconvene,
But nothings is more sweet than those departing.

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Photography 101: Establishing a Point of View

The Daily Post

In our last installment of the Photography 101 series, Matthew George at Photo Lord introduced us to the fundamentals of focus, including depth of field and aperture. Today, photographer Lynn Wohlers at BLUEBRIGHTLY walks us through the basics of point of view, or POV, building on some of the big ideas Ming Thein introduced in his photography overview at the beginning of this series. Lynn illustrates how you can take photographs that show your own perspective — and unique way of looking at the world.

Wanderings, observations, and visual treats — that’s the essence of what I try to provide on my blog. I’m a visual person and I’ve had a camera handy most of my life, using it to document my observations as well as experimenting with it as an artistic tool.

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Chrome Extension for WordPress.com: Notifications Improved!

The WordPress.com Blog

Do you use Google Chrome as your web browser? We’ve got a pretty nifty Chrome Extension for WordPress.com that allows you to post to your site with a click of a button, and follow other blogs without having to visit WordPress.com. We’re pleased to announce WP.com Chrome Extension version 1.3, featuring push messaging and rich notifications.

Notifications will now be pushed to your browser and displayed like other native notifications in Chrome. The preferences page within the extension allows you to choose the types of notifications that you wish to see.

Here’s what push messaging looks like in the WordPress.com Chrome extension. Clean and unobtrusive:

Here’s what rich notifications look like for WordPress.com as seen in the Chrome extension. Also clean. Also unobtrusive:

If you’ve already got the Chrome extension installed, your version will get updated automatically. If you haven’t already installed it, download it from the Chrome Store

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