Archive | April 4, 2016

Laconia Continues To Stoke The New Hampshire “Free Female Nipple” Movement!

by Anura Guruge


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Click to ENLARGE and read here. From Wednesday, March 30, 2016 “Laconia Daily Sun”. Visit ‘laconiadailysun.com’. You will need to logon to read original.


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From Thursday, March 3, 2016 “The Laconia Daily News“.


I could NOT believe this when I saw it in the “Laconia Daily Mail” last week. I knew we were close to April Fool’s day BUT, alas and alak, this was not a prank.

What is Laconia trying to achieve? What is Laconia trying to prove? A Laconia judge has already ruled, twice, that local ‘anti-toplessness’ ordinances do NOT Trump New Hampshire’s “female toplessness is not a crime” law. Attempts to change that law failed just a couple of months ago. So how does Laconia think that they can get around this when Gilford could not.

Yes, I understand Laconia’s concern about ‘Bike Week’. Been there, seen that. Long time ago a female that I was with, while visiting Bike Week (from Meredith) by boat, was urged, repeatedly, by men standing on the Weirs overpass bridge to ‘bare a chest’. Much to my surprise, given that she was not noted for being shy or inhibited, she was mortified! She rushed into the cubby cabin of the boat and refused to come out. That was interesting.

So, let us NOT do a Trump on this; i.e., blame/punish the woman. Toplessness, per NH law, remains a WOMAN’S CHOICE. Pro-Choice when it comes to toplessness. But keep and enforce the ordinance that says that men can be arrested and fined for ‘asking’ women to bare it all (though I have a feeling that this would not also hold up in court due because of 1st Amendment AND because you are not asking the lady to do anything that is a crime in NH.

To I this is all crazy. Just let it be. Pro-Choice for women. 


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See post about another proposed law to decriminalize prostitution in New Hampshire.


by Anura Guruge

Sony RX10 III — Autofocus ‘Spatial Object Detection’ Still Based On Contrast AF.

by Anura Guruge


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From Sony’s announcement of the Sony RX10 III. Click to ENLARGE and read here. Use link below to access original.

Click to read original Sony Press Release for the Sony RX10 III.


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Click to ENLARGE. From Sony’s product page for the RX10 II at Sony.com.


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Click to access DPReview ‘First Impressions’ video at Amazon (who own DPReview). At the 1.50 minute mark (show) there is a discussion on CONTRAST-based autofocus.


DPReviews ‘criticism’ of the Sony RX10 II, though  got a DPReview 82% rating Gold rating, mainly centered around its Auto Focus (AF) capability.

From what I can see the new RX10 III still uses the same Contrast-Detect AF, as in the RX10 II, rather than having Phase-Detect. The above video highlights this.

Appears that the ‘Spatial Object Detection’ touted in the RX10 III Press Release works with Contrast (and is really an enhancement to Contrast-Detect).

This worries me. Though I use Manual Focus more than most, I can only do so on still objects. This is the one RX10 III ‘issue’ that gives me serious pause.


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by Anura Guruge

‘6 images for the day’ — April 4, 2016 + 6 Bonus From “Prospect Mountain” ‘Beauty and the Beast’.

by Anura Guruge


With my Panasonic Lumix FZ1000.

Refer to this post for image resolution details.
NO post-processing whatsoever.
Straight JPEGs from the camera.

It was in the 70°F Friday.
In snowed Sunday.

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Prospect Mountain High School (PHMS)
production of
“Beauty and the Beast”
Sunday, April 3, 2016.

It was BRILLIANT.
The kids were inspiringly wonderful.

I took 380 pictures with the Lumix FZ1000.
I will share as many as I can.

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