All Things SeaWorld

This week’s photo spotlight is brought to you from one of my favorite places. I had fun on Tuesday spending the day at SeaWorld with Maureen and Lily. And although I got some cute pictures of Lily, the star of this week’s post is one of the East African Cranes that performs in the Blue Horizons show… pretty happy with this shot!

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Week 2 – Photo Journey

No sports last week which was really weird! (and a little sad) but I did have the chance to take some pictures of my two favorite little girls.

I was really happy with the photo shoot and so was Mom. I really like the look of this picture. Not the best framed, <sad face>. I like it because is shows her natural beauty. No forced smiles just sitting on the grace chillin’

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Photo Journey

One of my favorite websites to learn about photography is Digital Photography School. Lots of great articles on many different topics related to photography. One of them I read last week talked about how to maintain creativity in photography. One of the suggestions was a photo blog. Well, I need another blog like I need a hole in my head so I’ll use this one. Aren’t you thrilled?!?!

Today’s entry is from San Dimas. A beautiful classic car.

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Walk

A few weeks ago I had to walk to down to pick up a rental car. So I took the camera just to see what I found… Here are some of my favorite pics… I wish I could do this more often.

 

Vacation Slides…

I have all my pictures posted from my trip to Yosemite. It was a great trip and so beautiful.

I have the pictures up on my photography website. They are right mouse button protected which means you can just right mouse button click on them and select Save As… If you see one you like just note the filename and email me. (And this is for those of you who I know) Below are the links… Enjoy!!!

Enjoyo!

Learning New Stuff

Last week I started at the Tri-Community Photography School. Monday night was new student orientation and their Photography 1 class. The Photography 1 will have a lot of stuff that I do know, but I also think there will be stuff in there I will learn. The joys of being self taught.

There’s a class on Wednesday nights that I really want to do on Photo Journalism. I will get there late because of Mark’s guitar lessons. But hopefully this next week I’ll make it there.

Thursday I started in one class, called Creative Elements. At the break I switched to Basics of Flash, which turned out to be more of what I wanted.

Having gotten there late, I missed a lot of stuff, but he was talking about using your flash off camera. Introducing some really cool remotes, that aren’t super expensive.  But one of the things I had never figured out how to do was fire the flash off-camera. So off to Google I go… and here’s what I found:

Nikon D7000: How to do Wireless TTL / Controlling Off Camera Flash


Of course, I also had no idea how to access the menu for flash to turn on the remote… so another Google moment!

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Another day in the neighborhood

One of my favorite leadership speakers is a guy named Michael Hyatt. Not only does he provide good advice, ideas, and tools suggestions but it comes from a Godly perspective.

One of the things he talked about was using Wiki Markdown to create your WordPress blogs, using the Jetpack add in. I’ve used the Markdown language but don’t remember all the codes. I’m thinking to myself I might as well use HTML. HOWEVER, in doing some searching I found an app called MOU. It’s basically a WYSIWYG editor, using the command+b and command+i for bold and italic. Makes it really nice and easy. I like nice and easy…

I wanted to share some pictures from the Catholic Church around the corner from us. As I walked the dog we walk by there most times. I really enjoyed what they did during lent:

First off the purple robe:

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Then Palm Sunday the red robe:

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And finally for Easter the white robe:

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It was really nice!

Long overdue post

It’s been a long while since I’ve posted so here I am at the lovely motel 6 of Escondido.

And it is here I find a humorous and some what disturbing sign:

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Not that I was thinking about swimming but I have zero desire to now! Also the pool us empty stripped down to  the concrete.

It was a good day at SeaWorld even though we only found 17 of the 20 badges before the app stopped! Sigh….

Garden 2014 Day 1

So the end of December I finally got my back yard cleared out. So today I started prepping the ground to plant a small garden.

So here’s how much I’ve gotten dug up…

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Of course someone in the 54 years since this house was built felt the need to bury slabs of concrete. UGH!

 

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And here’s the cat thinking “Cool! A toilet for me!!!”

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Tomorrow I’ll hopefully get some more of the back yard that I plan to use dug up.