Daily Archives: December 4, 2017

“The Great American Bake Show” 2017 – 2018, i.e., Season 3, Starts Thursday, December 7, On ABC.

by Anura Guruge

Click to access ABS homepage for this show.

Of course we prefer the original “British Version” — but the 2017 season, on ‘ITV‘ (rather than BBC), is hard to find, in sequence on YouTube.

So we have been deprived of “Baking Shows“.

We did watch the “The Great American Bake Show” season 1 (2015) & season 2 (2016). I already have the DVR programmed to record season 3.

Just wanted to give YOU a heads up and make sure that you do not miss it.

Happy Holidays.

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by Anura Guruge

“The Durrells In Corfu” & “The Collection” Have Come To An End On PBS — For Now, I Hope.

by Anura Guruge

I have my DISH DVR (i.e., Hopper) to automatically record all new episodes of “The Durrells in Corfu” & “The Collection“.

The Monday after the Thanksgiving weekend, i.e., November 27, 2017, I noticed that I did NOT have any new episodes for either show. I thought that PBS might have opted to skip that weekend.

Then again this weekend. NADA.

So, I went and looked at PBS.org.

They have BOTH ended. Unexpectedly, I would say — especially for “The Collection“.

I hope PBS is not playing ‘games’ because of their budget cuts.

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by Anura Guruge

The Picture Of The Day (Sony a7 II) + 6 Also-Rans — December 4, 2017.

by Anura Guruge

NO post-processing whatsoever.

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Attribution WILL be enforced.

baby horse Anura Guruge Sony a7 II

The also rans:

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“Deserted Wolfeboro”, Before & After Photoshop Wizardry By Richard Byrd, Esq.

by Anura Guruge

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AFTER — Dick Bird’s Photoshop magic.


A picture taken recently, at 6:30am in the morning, of Wolfeboro, NH Main Street by Richard Byrd, a famous retired lawyer and software entrepreneur who now lives on Mirror Lake.

Dick kindly also provided this explanation:
“Look closely and you will see I removed the car, the sign in the middle of the road, and the electric wires going across the street.  I wanted a desolation, unspoiled look to the picture. Notice I actually lit the windows of the store that was behind the car.  The sky was slightly darkened and made more ‘ominous’ looking.”

Pretty amazing … right?

What you can do with Photoshop IF you have Dick’s expertise.

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Sri Lanka Cricketers Wear Masks In Delhi During 3rd Test — Too Ashamed To Show Their Faces.

by Anura Guruge

From cricinfo.com. Click to ENLARGE and read here. Link to full article below.

Link to original at cricinfo.com.

I first saw this whole sorry incident in the 2nd day Highlights on Willow.

I was incredulous!

I then went and watched the ball-by-ball video to get the whole picture.

It came across as GAMESMANSHIP! It was embarrassing. Sri Lanka continues to further its reputation as unsporting cricketers. That is shame.

Yes, they are being totally outclassed by India and it must be hard to be in the field getting pounded by the Indians — especially Koli.

But the mask thing just made them look petty and pathetic. It really came across that they were, quite rightly, too ashamed to show their faces.

It upset me. I hate to see the spirit of cricket being besmirched.

There should be further action. The whole team should be FINED.

Other teams should REFUSE to play Sri Lanka. Boycott them until they learn some manners.

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by Anura Guruge