Capturing Light

info : hover Rock-ambo Baby!
was an album that Perez Prado & His Orchestra released in 1961. I was a big fan of mambo and Perez Prado in college. This was also the early days of Hotmail. I was looking for a unique moniker; this name stuck. If you want to learn more about Palladium-era Latin-Jazz, Jim Byers is the consumate curator.
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content : hover The images contained on Rockambo were taken to preserve light in a single moment.
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background: hover I am a resident of the District of Colombia. I work in academic administration. I enjoy the Rock Creek Park, music, and the vestiges of old DC.
12-13-2018:
I have been playing around with CSS to re-aquaint myself with it. It is much more intuitive and flexible than I remember. I am enjoying using blocks instead of tables. Even formatting for mobile has improved. It is a shame that so much of professional website development is now within CMS that essentially alleviates any need for HTML or CSS.
12-13-2018:
This second box tests the layout of the right-hand side boxes to ensure that they display correctly.
12-17-2018:
Still working with the proper position of the hovering text boxes. I changed the template so that there are only two columns. One for photos with blockquote quotations, and one for these change notes. It appears that I was not careful with the DIV tags here. Fixed! Also, I wonder if there is a good way to insert a variable for the DIV tag so I could use less code to innumerate the entries. There are some ideas online, I have to consider something that would be skinny enough for this site.
Infamous for my office lighting, I found a used lamp! Dec 2018
We do not truly see light, we only see slower things lit by it, so that for us light is on the edge-the last thing we know before things become too swift for us.
C.S. Lewis
This year's new ornament, a cocktail shaker, Dec 2018
Every gathering has its moment. As an adult, I distract myself by trying to identify it, dreading the inevitable downsing that is sure to follow.
David Sedaris
Red Square, early November 2018
The light which enlightens us bathes the whole of creation but it enters us through a narrow aperture.
John Main
ICC Skylight Reflection on Vinyl, Birthday's Eve, Dec 2018
Reflect upon your present blessings — of which every man has many -- not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.
Charles Dickens
Eiffel Tower, Paris, December 2016
Can one think that because we are engineers, beauty does not preoccupy us or that we do not try to build beautiful, as well as solid and long lasting structures? Aren't the genuine functions of strength always in keeping with unwritten conditions of harmony?
Gustave Eiffel
Gobble! Gobble! Thanksgiving 2016
It's like being at the kids' table at Thanksgiving - you can put your elbows on it, you don't have to talk politics ... no matter how old I get, there's always a part of me that's sitting there.
John Hughes
Late Fall, Afternoon Sun. Parking deck in Silver Spring, MD circa fall 2016
The late afternoon sunlight, warm as oil, sweet as childhood ...
Stephen King
Homeward Bound. Entering Maryland from the North. Thanksgiving 2016
It was always Christmas at my grandparents' house, or Thanksgiving, or the Fourth of July, or somebody's birthday. There was always happiness there.
Bill Bryson