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Full Moon Over “Mirror Lake”, NH, By Polymath Richard (‘Dick’) Byrd, Esq. Of ‘Wolfeboro’, NH.

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Over the last month or so I have posted photos, articles and a poem by Dick Byrd: lawyer, software entrepreneur, painter, poet, photographer, raconteur, Photoshop maestro, philosopher, writer, race car driver, mechanic & all-round-nice-guy.

Given his Photoshop wizardry, I always ask Dick as to how much Photoshop is there in a given picture — in this case, Full moon over ‘Mirror Lake’, that being where Dick currently lives, waterfront (though he has sold his place and moving ‘soon’).

This is what he said about this picture:
“Below is a photo of the moon setting over Mirror Lake in the evening from my kayak.

I photographed the shot of the moon and also the shot of the horizon over the trees while I was in my kayak.  BUT, I used Photoshop to put the two photos together.

I’m concerned that I made the moon just a little too big.  I wanted the “huge-Moon” affect you do get when the moon is close to the horizon, but I might have overdone it.  What do you think?

 It is also difficult to know just how much light glint to put in the water.  I did just a little of that.  I might try to improve on it.”

This should set you up for this Wednesday’s rare Blue Moon Supermoon and partial eclipse.


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A Photo Of “Mirror Lake”, NH, By Polymath Richard (‘Dick’) Byrd, Esq. Of ‘Wolfeboro’, NH.

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Over the last month or so I have posted photos, articles and a poem by Dick Byrd: lawyer, software entrepreneur, painter, poet, photographer, raconteur, Photoshop maestro, philosopher, writer, race car driver, mechanic & all-round-nice-guy.

Given his Photoshop wizardry, I always ask Dick as to how much Photoshop is there in a given picture — ‘Mirror Lake’ (above) being where he lives and this was from his deck.

This is what he said about this picture:
“Of course there is some photoshop.
I took out a couple of houses visible thru the trees at the far side of the lake to get that totally rustic view.
I increased the saturation a little on the sky and reduced it a little on the trees and water.


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A Photo Of Myrdal, Norway By Polymath Richard (‘Dick’) Byrd, Esq. Of ‘Wolfeboro’, NH.

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First a poem-in-prose and now a picture taken in Norway.

Dick had this to say about this picture:
“Here is a photo I did that I like a lot. It was taken on a trip we took through Norway about three years ago.

We were held over at at train stop in this tiny town of Myrdal, and so I was wandering around taking photos.

It does have some Photoshop enhancement, l but then everything I do has Photoshop enhancement.”


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Richard (‘Dick’) Byrd, Esq. On “True Facts, Fake News, Whose Truth Is True”.

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Yes, this is the same Dick Byrd of Photoshop fame.


True Facts, Fake News, Whose Truth Is True

So, you think that the only truth you can believe is the truth you see with your own eyes and ears. Well, have you ever seen versions of the college Psychology !01 experiment where a three students run into a classroom and chase each other and have a fight and then run out of the classroom. Then the professor asks each student to write what they saw, and to identify the clothing worn by each, and for other particulars of the encounter. Of course the 30 students have at least 30 vastly different versions of the “truth” as to what happened. Obviously, your own observations do not necessarily reveal truth.

In today’s political environment facts are often marshaled by a person, or group, so as to influence public opinion. The problem is that some collection of true facts can lead to one conclusion, yet some other array of also true facts can lead one to the opposite conclusion. A prime example is MSNBC showing the stories of several undocumented alien children who graduated from high school as class valedictorians and several who served very honorably in our armed forces. Then you see a Fox news segment about six illegal aliens who murdered and raped Americans in the past month. All of the stories actually happened, but the “cherry-picking” as to which stories to report makes all the difference in what a viewer might conclude about the value of immigration.

What is the role of Confirmation Bias in our ability to believe the news stories we would like to be true, and to reject as lies, those stories that the wish were not true. The Internet has made available all of the “news” real and fake, and mostly cherry-picked, so that what ever is your previously held confirmation bias, you can find “news” to satisfy your preconceived notions of reality.

Dick Byrd


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