For a sport with such small balls, golf is an unusually large target.
People who don’t watch it or understand the nuances of the game are quick to dismiss it as boring.
My mother never understood why I watched golf on TV as a young child. But if she sat with me for even 30 minutes, she would soon be ‘oohing’ and ‘ahhing’ over some of the precision shots the pros could pull off.
And in television golf tournaments, you see a lot of golf. The cameras jump from tee to fairway to green, so you get to see sometimes 50+ different golfers swing the club or putt every 30 seconds or less.
So, contrary to what you might think, there is a lot of action in golf.
In contrast, televised baseball and football games — America’s sports — mostly involve standing around. A Wall Street Journal study calculated that a baseball fan will see 17 minutes and 58 seconds of action over the course of a three-hour game. And the football audience? A paltry 11 minutes per game.
So for pure entertainment value, swing for swing, I’d put the US Open Golf Championship up against a baseball game any day. I’ve watched both, and I feel pretty good about my chances.
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I got my first look at a Go Pro camera in an electronics store in the Cincinnati Airport over Halloween weekend. I had seen video footage from one before, but the clips they had on a loop at the store entrance sucked me right in.
So I completely understand why this squirrel felt the need to ‘grab and go.’
He’s a pretty good cameraman, yes?
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I sometimes envy bloggers who have gone the ‘photo a day’ route…especially when I’m tired and finding it difficult to string words together into a pithy theme.
But then I look at the really good ones.
Let’s face it — even if I grabbed my phone (because I’d be using my cell instead of an expensive camera) — I wouldn’t do the subject justice compared to some of the talented folks posting pics online every day.
One of my favs is a former student. You may not be able to see her photos on Facebook unless you’re lucky enough to be her friend, but she has a great eye and sense of humor.
Here’s a fun one from earlier this year entitled “Survivors”:
Gotta love Goldfish…
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While checking the time on my cellphone last night, I accidentally took this photo.
I was waiting outside the backstage door at Kinky Boots on 45th Street between 8th and 9th Avenues here in Manhattan. I think the building in the shot is across the street.
The picture is grainy and off-kilter, but I kinda like it.
It looks like an action shot taken from a car…or maybe on the way down, before the photographer hit the pavement.
And I bet a few visitors to New York City might find its disorientation a reflection of their feelings from time to time during their trip.
Me? I just hit the wrong button on my phone.
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I have been playing with the photo editor on my new Samsung Galaxy SIII camera.
This pic makes me happy.
It is just my silver hoops colorized beyond recognition. I mean, they were laying on a red throw…and look at them now.
Icy, blue and floating in midair.
Appearances are deceiving…but way cool.
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If it were possible, would you want photos of every moment of your life?
(I feel I should exclude soccer moms from this question, because they seem to take an awful lot of photos.) But for the rest of you — would you…really?
Well, this reality is just around the corner. UK-based firm Vicon has licensed technology for one such camera that you wear around your neck. It can be programmed to take photos as often as every 30 seconds in response to changes in your body temperature or the environment.
The original intent of the camera was to help Alzheimer patients look back on the events of their day, but now we can use it to bore our friends and family on Facebook with the day-to-day minutiae of our lives.
Imagine! Whereas before we could only share photos of those events where we remembered to whip out the ol’ digital camera, now the Vicon neck camera will be clicking along all day, every day. We can share even our most forgettable moments.
I know I’m looking forward to that.
And I’m guessing Facebook is going to have to start charging for photo upload — can you imagine the file space that will be required after the Vicon camera is made available in 2010?
We really need that ‘unlike’ button.