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Journal Entry: Sat Apr 28, 2012, 5:06 AM
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I don't know - don't seem to be drawn to dA like I used to...
Anyway - I could like your help: could you just go here and "collect" me?
It may help me, although probably wont matter... :)
Love you all!

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Please read my interview with :iconfineart-photography: at Interview with Yori1976 to learn a bit more about me and my work.

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Journal Entry: Sat Jul 16, 2011, 6:18 AM
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If you'd like to help please vote for jpgmag.com/photos/2989975.
Thanks!
Yori

Please read my interview with :iconfineart-photography: at Interview with Yori1976 to learn a bit more about me and my work.

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Lately I have been very busy developing the next generation wrap for John Deere's 7760 cotton picker (Google it - its an amazing machine!)

I simply have no time for dA, and although its great fun, priorities dictate that I do other things in my spare time, such as raising kids etc...

At least it gets me to interesting places - hence the two Finish images ( Finish Sunset by yori1976 Finish Smokestacks by yori1976)I submitted lately.
Its late, and I'm too tired to ramble on, so just writing a few lines to replace the old journal I wrote more then a year and a half ago...
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Your vote requested - pleeease...

Journal Entry: Sun May 24, 2009, 12:25 AM
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Hi, you may have seen this in my gallery, but I really think it should be in the next issue of JPG magazine.

Please look, comment and vote</i> for:
www.jpgmag.com/photos/1685716

Thanks,

Yori

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Old and Young - the winner

Journal Entry: Sat May 2, 2009, 11:40 AM
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signmeupscotty holds a photo contest every month.
I won the last one, and decided to feature the winner of this one in my journal.

The contest theme was:
<a href="signmeupscotty.deviantart.com/…"Old and Young</i>

Please meet the winner: senicar
With this shot:

I wish to discuss this image - why it is a winner and what could be improved. Some issues are technical, and could easily be applied to other images.

First and foremost comes the subject - kids are always good subjects because of their inherent "cuteness", but here, true to the contest theme, there is also an adult. The interaction between them and the eye contact are very important to the success of the image - they establish the theme as the interaction between them "Father and Child" rather then two portraits. The complete scene is enhanced by the look on the father's face - giving it a comic side.

So far - I covered the basic subject matter, now lets have a look at composition: Apart from the two of them there is very little else to distract the observer, and a few elements that add to the composition.
The frame of a 35mm meg comes close to the "Golden Section" (about 1.618:1). When you take away a square out of a golden rectangle, you get another rectangle with the same proportions - this has been used extensively in art and design. Here you can see the square as the brick wall framing the father, while the door (the other golden rectangle) frames the child. This compositions is, therefore, harmonious and very pleasing to watch. While the two subjects are each individually framed, the eye contact connects them, and the intercom box between them makes an isosceles triangle that helps balance the composition without distracting (remove it and the top part above the father's head may seem empty. The final compositional element that makes this image feel so right is the location of the child - for some reason, when our eye wonders around an image, the natural resting place is  the bottom part of the left side. In this image, the child is the main subject, with the father being secondary (but also important) - again, adding to the perfect composition.

Overall the subject matter is great, portraying child and parent in a humorous way and perfect composition.

Is the image perfect? No, there are minor points that could be improved:
Perspective - In an image where the door is so close to the left end of the frame it would have been much better to have the wall perfectly parallel. To achieve that the camera must be perfectly parallel to the wall and not tilted up (as here) or down. The other option is correcting in PS - acceptable without making it a manipulation. The other aspect is very hard to judge on a screen, as calibration may be the source, but to me it seems to lack some contrast - changing the curve (PS curves) to make it shallower at the top and bottom (keeping highlight and shadow detail) and making it steeper at the midsection (enhancing mid-range contrast) could improve. No screen or scan could ever match a good silver print - and unfortunately disappearing breed.

I think I have rambled enough about this superb winner - I just want to leave you with a few more images from senicar's excellent gallery:

Felttelefon HSGT M-51L by senicar
"Just an old phone", but the image would be nowhere as good without the careful lighting bringing out detail, and the well chosen background and base enhancing the nostalgic warmth of the phone.


This one was selected to show that you don't need to be close. not even show the face, to make a portrait that speaks about a person.

get me out by senicar
I felt like that at some stage, now I don't visit as much as I used to. Great concept, perfect blending with the dA page. I think the lighting could have been better, but who really cares?

That was a real photographer that won that contest!

Hope you enjoy his work!

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New beginnings

Journal Entry: Fri Apr 3, 2009, 3:39 AM
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Hi all!

I haven't had much time recently, but in between life, I managed to enter
Topaz - 1 Minute old by yori1976
in signmeupscotty's New Beginnings</i> contest.

As things turned out - I won!
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I wanted to thank everyone who voted for me, and subsequently commented and/or :fav:ed it, and my other photos.

Topaz will be five in May.
Her new sister is due by planned C-section this Sunday, so I'll be around even less, but may have a new photo to enter somewhere... :)

Hope you're all well - don't forget to comment on your favorite images, and not just fav and run!

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Eden - well worth visiting! Help?!

Journal Entry: Wed Dec 10, 2008, 2:23 AM
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I work for the R&D of a company that makes baling nets, such as in Survivor</i>
Survivor by yori1976
Our graphics department is seeking photos of bales made with earlier nets, that show a clear view of the bale (for publications and advertising). If you have any, and agree that we use it, please send me a link.
Thanks!!!</b>

I rarely feature a DD, as it has already received enough exposure, and judging by the soon to reach 35,000 views, you have probably seen this one; however, I wanted to use it to explain some issues that are interesting about visual processing in our minds, and why this composition is so perfect, because good composition is independent from subject matter!

Have a look at:
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(I recommend opening another window or tab)

When we look at an image, we screen it, and our mind anchors on points of interest, but for some obscure reason, there is a "comfort zone" near the intersection of the thirds at the bottom left. when a point of interest lies there, the image "feels" solid and balanced.
In this image, this point is occupied by the base of the tree's trunk - a solid object in itself. Then there is the left major branch, dark and solid, curving left and then back towards the top center of the frame, framing the image and keeping our gaze from wondering away. The other major branch is lighter, and as it goes up directly through the center of the image serves as a frame within a frame directing us to "the main event" - the little pond at the back - and island of green surrounded by the exquisite red foliage. This forms and ellipse - another very stable form - at the bottom third at the center of the image. On the other side of that ellipse there is a green bush, making the image asymmetrical, yet balanced. Because it is asymmetrical it is dynamic (the diagonal branches add to that too), adding interest to the composition! Three minor branches slanting to the right from the top complete the "frame", directing us back to the ellipse stopping us from wondering to the top right. Further right, the bottom part is occupied by more green bushes, but as these are very homogeneous, they do not attract attention, and complete the framing on this side. To the left of the main trunk, the is another green bush, which miraculously has a branch that is almost a perfect radius to the curve of the main left branch, adding to the balance and comfort of the composition and keeping us from straying left if we managed to look past the trunk! Finally, the leaf covered moss at the bottom frames the bottom of the frame, avoiding a sharp division into red top / green bottom, and again balancing and leading us towards the central ellipse.

Overall this image lets us wonder through it, inviting exploration of all corners while always leading us back to the center - a masterpiece of composition, worthy of an honored place in any composition class - and any wall!

Now, you may think that the magnificent colors (and they are truly magnificent!) are what makes this image work, but I say no! Don't take my word for it, though - see for yourself: Matthew-T, the author of this DD-worthy image, has taken another one of the same tree, at the same time, presented as Eden II</i> - but here the composition makes us rest on the trunk, symmetrical, and while we enjoy the colors, we loose the dynamic wondering through the image that this composition offers!

PS I also think it works well with the colors of my CSS =D

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'glitterdarkstar forever

Journal Entry: Wed Nov 19, 2008, 1:40 PM
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I support glitterdarkstar!!!

Please read:
Her Journal</i>
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dibbi's</i>

Form your own opinion.
I think there are times when being right is not what one should be.
I think the are times when one should be wise
I think Lore should be a senior again.
I think this will be better for dA.
Just my opinion.
What is yours?

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I'm back - what a surprise!!!

Journal Entry: Mon Nov 3, 2008, 10:50 AM
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The NFLUK game between the Saints and the Chargers was superb - I had a great time, with my oldest son.

Today's post brought me a surprise - I got
Bird tower breaking by MindTuber
which had been on my wishlist for a while, just in time for my birthday, which is on November 7th!

I believe I got it from :iconthesehours:
I was just lucky enough to capture
11111 by yori1976...
No confirmation yet - but I expect it soon...

Anyway - here is one of her deviations:

It is simple - very simple really, but in making perfect choices for color (or lack of it!), selective focus, composition (placement, relative size of wings within the frame, interplay of light and dark, use of negative space) has created a minimalistic masterpiece!

Thank you, Ashley! :blowkiss:

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Another Winner! + UK

Journal Entry: Thu Oct 23, 2008, 10:28 PM
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Going to the UK for a week with my son - American football and soccer + fun.
Be around less...
Love you all!
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EDIT:
Another winner:
A Silent Message by yori1976
won Explain the concept</i> contest by :iconartisterik:!

I just won a contest here on dA:
Expecting by yori1976
won A Star for A Heart</i> contest by :iconeshkenazi:!

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Creative photography + Interview + help

Journal Entry: Mon Sep 29, 2008, 10:14 PM
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Its the same journal, just a note so you could read my interview</i></i>
by
:iconkazakchoc: at the :iconfineart-photography: club...


I also added another photo at the bottom of the feature!

Rant:</i>
V6 somehow put me off dA. I don't know why - it looks great, but somehow less functional. Maybe I'm just too old... I just think I would like it to be less "skin" and more body and soul...
PS - I miss the deviation counter - I would like one for each category.

About creative photography...</i>
Many people submit deviations, but I feel that whereas in traditional art, literature etc. the submissions are art, in photography a lot is mundane, snappy with no artistic aspirations whatsoever. Somewhat complementary to the dB (Deviant Blog) that many journals have turned into. I put that part first, but from now on I will continue with a feature of some photographs here that require nothing but basic photographic tools - and creativity:

Enjoy:
:: f a l l e n :: by hellfirediva
It takes patience and motivation to get up in the morning (I think...) but this is a magnificent reward!
Tina has captured an interesting subject. Using basic creative tools such as crop, selective focus and framing (see the blades of grass and the spots of light...), she turned it into a stature, an iceberg - a form that excites my imagination... (I ordered the print)

swift thought by oqmioritzei
Fast action and slow shutterspeed - a great dynamic composition, leaving nothing but the bare essential conveying the theme of flight and freedom...

Because you're not white... by incredi
Anyone can change what they see and create the image in front of the camera. You don't need elaborate tools and light to make a still life that touches!
Good idea and careful placement creating a great conceptual image!

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Juxtaposition is another surprising creative tool - thinking before taking the camera out of the bag, planning, will reward you!

Echo Bay Auroras by tfavretto
The magnificent Aurora Borealis - with just a little extra to make it personal, and more interesting!

pythagoras by ashveenp
Simplification is a very important tool - if it doesn't help your image - do without it!
The main subject at the center, a simple, but effective background, and superb light - because photography is painting with light!

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Color is always there - use it creatively and make it work hard - this is beautiful just because of the way everything interacts - the forms of the bottles, with the nonconforming slashes of color!

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You may have come across similar subjects - did you ever end with such an image?
Look at the world - the images are out there!

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The light is fantastic, but would not do much without careful placing and composition!

Peek-a-boo by Kel-----Bel
This one is simple - and keeping it simple is important -  distractions are not welcome, so eliminate them is you can. Selective focus is a great tool for that, but here there is more: The train's vertical line makes a vertical division into thirds - so the "rule of thirds" (meant to be broken, but works here!) is applied. Look at the background - one of the things that separates great photographers from the rest - the composition is three rectangles (train, tree, under tree) that meet under the boy's head adding to the focus on that point. The colored shapes add interest, but because they are out of focus, don't distract!
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Just remember to use your tools, the most important are eyes and imagination, not your camera!!!

To be continued...

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Help wanted...Great artist!!!

Journal Entry: Thu Jun 12, 2008, 11:28 AM
This is a shameless self promotion, with a chance for you if you act fast...

I have entered the contest at <a href="www.artistwanted.org/yori"Artists Wanted</i> - you can help by rating my portfolio.

I guessed since I don't have new work to submit here I'll submit the same work somewhere else... :)

Entry deadline is next Tuesday (June 17th) and it costs $25 to enter. I don't really think it's worth it, but what the hell - at least I try to do something with it...

Thanks to all of you that vote!!!

I'll leave you with the work of a superb painter - please look at all his work (must full view!!!) and show some support!!!

Meet :iconlien::

Lights On - Nobody Home by lien

Marys Of The Sea by lien

Yearning by lien

Esbat Scratching Post by lien

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Genesis - complete! + Comments

Journal Entry: Fri May 23, 2008, 12:49 PM
Comments are important!!!</i>
I think comments are important. People don't comment enough, and not as much as they used to. Help me change that by encouraging comments - it works!
See HERE!!!
(See my exchange with :icongriet-pearl:)

Newsflash:</b> I won :iconartisterik:'s <a href="artisterik.deviantart.com/jour…"Like a painting</i> contest!  


Ages ago I made a photographic series after the subject of Genesis.

I started with a trial, using a floodlight and 120 64T (tungsten balanced) negative film on a Bronica ETRS camera. My first DD At the End of The Fourth Day</i> is from that roll (15 photos in all).
In the series I used Final 4th by yori1976 named Final 4th</i>, which I like less now...


The complete Genesis Series:</u>
Day 1 - Light</i> - …and then there was…</i>
Day 2 - Water and Sky</i> - Imminent Disaster</i>
Day 3 - Celestial Bodies</i> - A Small Step...</i>
Day 4 - Trees flowers and insects</i> - At the End of The Fourth Day</i>
Day 5 - Birds and Mammals</i> - PEACE (not)</i>
Day 6 - The Creation of Man</i> - The Advent of Man</i>
Day 7 - Rest</i> Day Seven - Contemplation</i>

Here are all the thumbs, by order of appearance:
...and then there was... by yori1976 Imminent Disaster by yori1976 A small step... by yori1976 At the End of the Fourth Day by yori1976 PEACE  -not- by yori1976 The Advent of Man by yori1976 Day Seven - Contemplation by yori1976

My last journal got very little response :(
Most of it wasn't important, but if you care about dA, please Click here</i> and state your position!!!

That's all for now, and remember - it's about your art! Just do it!</i>

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naked girls!!!

Journal Entry: Fri May 2, 2008, 4:07 PM
...are not artistic nude, anyway, no one commented here, so I guess everybody thinks everything on dA is yupidudah.
I think it shouldn't be flicker, and not my space, and not a blog, but someone wrote a very long journal about it, worth reading and thinking about!

...and please look at the forum thread to the right on the journal page... :)

I have had a lot of things on my mind regarding dA, which, in part, is why I have been spending less time here.

Please take the time to read THIS</i>!!!



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He says what most don't too!!!

Think!!!

Do!!!!!!!


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Time... (and contest)

Journal Entry: Fri Dec 28, 2007, 4:44 AM
A new contest that should be a dA event:
Check it out!!!</i>

"...and you run and you run
to catch up with the sun
but its sinking
racing around
to come up
behind you again.

the sun is the same
in a relative way
but your older
shorter of breath
and one day
closer to death..."

(Pink Floyd, the Dark Side of the Moon)

Just thought my journal needed refreshing, those lyrics are about what I've been doing lately...

Happy New Year to everyone, hope you all get more creative then I've been this year - at least in my photography... :)

I'll part with this one shot:

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It is so mysterious and beautiful and intriguing and interesting - may your year be just the same
(Shari, I hope you don't mind me using your excellent photo this way!)

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Dusseldorf...

Journal Entry: Thu Oct 25, 2007, 12:20 PM
I'm in Düsseldorf for a plastics exhibition.
Got an email from picture.com about a photo I submitted to their contest - they try to milk you for money by offering all sorts of special "honorary" pins, prints and putting your photo in a book, but, appearantly, they do give away some prizes, so I'll do some self-pimping and ask you to vote for me:
to rate my photo, Click here </i>.

Thanks!!!</i> :hug:

The rest of the journal hasn#t changed... :)

Recent none phographic :+fav:s - no comments today...

Solitaire by lien                    

              

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The Flying ManOnce there was a man who thought he could fly.
This isn’t a metaphor.  The man was insane.  Every day, he would jump around in his front yard, fluttering his arms pathetically as he tried to become airborne.  When that didn’t work, he would flap his arms in big, sweeping strokes.  Next he would hold his arms at direct right angles from his body, sort of like an airplane.  Sometimes he would take a running start and then leap.  All of his efforts failed miserably.  He was, however, determined not to give up, and spent every day trying to leave the ground.
His wife didn’t know what to do.  He had only taken up this flying fancy about six months ago, and no matter what she said, he wouldn’t stop trying.  She begged him to at least use the back yard, so that the neighbors didn’t see, but he waved her off, claiming that the front had better ground for a take-off.
The neighbors,


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                      Burial Ground for Businessmen by liquidclouds

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Fiddler On The Roof!

Journal Entry: Tue Aug 7, 2007, 1:53 PM
Remember I Shot 500 People</i>?

They are the community I live in.

This summer we are staging a full production of "Fiddler on the Roof"</i> - a 1965 play and 1971 film, based a story set in 1905 Jewish-Russian town Anatevka, part of Tsarist Russia.

All actors, director, dancers, singers, prop artists, costume makers, stage designer and everything you may need for such a production (except for sound and light technicians) are from the kibbutz, 130 people in all take part.

I sing (I could have danced, but I broke a toe when the rehearsals started...).

Yesterday, though, instead of sitting with the choir (an hour and 45 minutes on the stage) I asked the director to be let off and took pictures at the first fully dressed, full makeup rehearsal. I managed to go through three rolls of film, which I sent to be developed. I'll probably post some, but if I have enough patience, I'll set up a slide show or upload them somewhere.

I have been part of the rehearsals (the actors have been at it for about 5 months!) and I enjoy the show every time. All amateurs, but the acting quality is great.

Show for guests is on Thursday - 9/Aug
Show for the community (the few that aren't participating...) - 10/Aug

…and that's it!!!
No road tour, no more shows - just photographs and memories.

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DD and contest win!!!

Journal Entry: Wed Aug 1, 2007, 2:53 PM
i have finally finished "One Hundred Years of Solitude".
It is one of the best books I ever read!!!
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EDIT</i>

When it rains, it pours, but sometimes there is sunshine!
I just found out I got the first place in :iconnikoncharged:'s Self Portrait</i> contest, with my ID:
Blues in Black and white by yori1976

I'm having so much fun!

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I got a DD!!! :w00t:

:iconthetopcrusader: suggested and :icondavenit: accepted Judgment</i>!

Judgment by yori1976

Thanks for the support - I'll try to answer all comments, but it may take me a while...

I also suggested a few lately, but recently two great artists - :iconashveenp: and :iconcerebralmarv: got their DDs suggested by other people only days before my suggestions were to be accepted.

I wish them luck - go and check their galleries!

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This and that

Journal Entry: Fri Jul 27, 2007, 8:44 AM
i have finally finished "One Hundred Years of Solitude".
It is one of the best books I ever read!!!
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I wanted to have a new feature, but I'm just too damn tired - the kids are on holiday, and they're driving me nuts...

So I thought, as I have recently won some subscriptions, that the person that will nail my 10,000 PV will get a three months subscription.

:::::edit - we have a winner!</i>:::::
:iconwonder-alice: captured the 10000 PV with 10000 for yori by wonder-alice and won the 3 months sub. No one else submitted any claim for second, so I think it will go to :iconrita79:, who's gallery is definitly worth a visit (unless some else comes up with a screen-shot close enough...).
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That is until I think of something better.

Runner up will get a postcards set, but the winner can decide to change the prizes if they so desire.

Just trying to confuse you people here...

If any of you people know anyone, here on dA, that creates amazing still life images I may like, send me links and I'll add them as features.

I'll start the first one with a splash of color that may overwhelm some of you (use your shade as needed):

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Hectic

Journal Entry: Thu Jun 21, 2007, 3:21 PM
i have finally finished "One Hundred Years of Solitude".
It is one of the best books I ever read!!!
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First - give me a little hand if you will, and vote for ArchiTexture</i> on JPG magazine.

I had a hectic week - my oldest son broke his arm last week, when someone kicked a ball (playing what is known throughout the world as football, except for in the USA, where its called soccer :)) from close range.

On Sunday he broke his cast, and we made the trip to the ER to change it.

Monday was boring.

On Tuesday another son kicked another guy (playing the same game...) and another trip to the ER told us no bones were broken.

On Wednesday, we went back to hospital with the oldest, this time to change his cast to alighter, plastic one, so he could take the trip to the water park with us tommorow. Our little daughter joined us - she woke up with both eyes swolen... The eye doctor said it may be a problem with some narrow channels and gave us a rerscription for an ointment and cleaning wipes.

Back home.

She took a nap and her eyes were even more swolen. We thought about going back to the ER, but decided to wait until morning.
The boys (12, 9,9) wanted to play foorball (soccer?). I did. I kicked Alon (with the cast) and felt a sharp pain in my toe.
That was yesterday.

This morning Topaz, the little one woke up with her eyes much better.
I went to the ER by myself.
Broken toe...

My wife has been on antibiotics all week for her throat and wheeziness.

Tommorow we all go to the waterpark.

Saturday we may rest...

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