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I don’t know that there is inherent worth

to my photographs. 

However, what I photograph is priceless.

It is now late April 2016. Many of this years photographs are incredible. These moments, in God's Creation and time, reveal His Wonder. Enjoy.

 

"My Best."

It is an Adobe PDF file.

Click this link to open "I Wonder."

"I Wonder" is a collection of my thoughts, which I've put into written words.
It is my effort towards understanding and to promote others towards their insight.

It is my firm belief that each of us has a portion of the Truth
and that each of us has access to The Truth.

It is interesting that our knowledge is expanding so dramatically.
However, as we seek to learn something, we get more questions.
Those who attain a Phd are not all knowing but adept at researching that which they are learning.

I encourage you to read "I Wonder", which is in Adobe PDF format.
It is quite short, at this time, but I'll add to it regularly.

God Is!

Scott

Beyond Evolution.pdf

I am a Christian by faith.

People often say that God does not perform miracles, these days. They ask for a sign that God is present or, even, proof that He exists. I've had these thoughts and concerns, too. However, the signs, the evidence, the presence of God is before us, with us and, even, within us. He is subtle in His work but blatant as can be when one is willing to listen.

Please read "Beyond Evolution" for a few of God's signs and His presence.

Scott

 

 

Love - Healthy and Vibrant or "Safe" in a Casket

A writing by C. S. Lewis caught my attention, as well as my heart. Though it may be a distraction to some, I added my thoughts to his words. The subject is whether love and the heart are vibrant and healthy or are they "safe" in a casket.

Photo Viewing and Motion Blur.pdf

If you've seen my photography pages, then you realize that photography is more than my hobby.

An aspect of photography, which intrigues me, is motion in the photo; particularly, what shutter speed is necessary to "stop the action." This applies to the flapping of a bird's wings, race cars and the waving of a blossom in a gentle breeze. Because any exposure requires a finite time, motion cannot be stopped, in the photo. However, there is an exposure time beyond which the motion will be essentially stopped. This is because of the limitations of the digital sensor, the (printed) image production and the viewing of the image. This article, "Photo Viewing and Motion Blur" (a pdf file), is my effort in calculating the shutter speed at which the motion blur is less than the visual resolution.

  • Background
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  • FEA

For 23 years, I worked as a Mechanical Engineer. The first 20 years and 11 months were spent with one company that changed its name regularly (Cochran Western Corp; for a time, it was owned by Bucyrus Erie but I don't recall the name; The Lantis Corp; finally it was TLD Lantis Corp). After being laid off, I began contract engineering.

The engineering years were spent in the Aircraft Ground Support Industry; specifically, the companies designed and manufactured cargo loaders for the airlines and freight operations. Because they were small, my engineering responsibilities varied from structural analysis (hand calculations and computer analysis (Algor software), hydraulic systems (sustaining and design) and new product development (concept, prototype design, manufacture prototype and test). My favorite was and is structural analysis.

Over the years, I've worked with many customer specifications and industry standards, particularlyfrom a structural perspective. Often, a safety factor of 3.0 based upon material yield was required for a "normal" load case. However, the normal load case was rarely specified. The possibility of a failed lift system was not completely addressed, either. These shortcomings were very disturbing to me because it could lead to the injury or death of personnel. I took my work seriously because of my integrity and because the equipment operators were trusting me with their lives.

During the next several months, I will present insight into the load variations, which a cargo loader could reasonably be exposed to. I will present the reality that loads, which are less than the maximum rating, can be more significant. Though my presentation will predominantly relate to aircraft cargo loaders and cabin service vehicles, the presentation can be applied to most lift platforms.

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Inner Scissor Structural Concept Comparison (3-10-2011)

Scissor mechanisms are very common for lifting and stabilizing platforms.  A variety of man-lifts, service platforms and cargo lifts utilize this visually simple but structurally complex mechanism. 

For fascinating analyses of various inner scissor concepts, please open the following document.

Scissor Lateral Beam Report.pdf

Stress in Pin With Hole (11-05-2010)

Pins are used in a myriad of locations and for a great number of purposes. Though their cross section is not efficient for supporting bending moments, pins often must support large moments. Not only is the cross section a detriment to their performance, there is often a requirement for holes parallel or perpendicular to the axis (pin centerline); these holes are often for pin retention or lubricant delivery.

For an interesting description of pin stresses, please open

"Stress in Pin With Hole 11-05-2010.pdf".

Aircraft Unit-Load-Device Offset Moment Comparison (09-20-2010)

Aircraft cargo loaders accommodate ULD's (Unit-Load-Devices) that are a variety of sizes and maximum load ratings. They can be categorized as Lower Deck, Main Deck or Pallets; within size constraints, pallets can also be used on either the Lower Deck or Main Deck. Please click each link (pdf file) for a brief technical description of ULD's in each category.

In most cases, the lighter rated loads of the smaller ULD's result in greater offset loading of the supporting structure. Thus, the structural design should specifically include the greater loading impacts of the smaller ULD's. Please see Aircraft ULD Offset Load Comparison, a pdf document.

  • 2016 Photographs
  • Roses
  • Calla Lilies
  • Other Blossoms and Leaves
  • Pacific Grove Beach
  • Monterey Harbor and Beach
  • Big Sur Coast
  • Salinas Valley
  • Animals
  • Sunset and Night
  • Church
  • Other
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I thank you for visiting my web site and hope that you have enjoyed the time.

If you would like to send me a note, please write to me at,

Scott@envisioningmoore.com

May God continue to bless each of us.

Scott