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Gettin’ My DIY On

November 21, 2013 Tutorials  No comments

I don’t know what happened…but all of a sudden I’m a DIY (do it yourself) mad-woman!  I’ve always saved cool DIY projects I’ve run across on Pinterest (see all of my boards HERE) and this month I just decided to start some.

The first thing I ran across on Pinterest was this twig American Flag and I thought, I can do that!  I live in southwest Florida, and one thing we have a lot of is the non-native and invasive Florida Holly (or Brazilian Pepper).  If you live in Florida too, then you know how hard it is to get rid of this stuff and how fast it can take over fence lines, pastures, etc.  So I got a pair of loppers (clippers?  Whatever you call them) and started lopping off pieces of holly berry...

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Sharing isn’t always caring!

September 18, 2013 PhotographyTutorials  No comments

Read this article HERE (or see screenshot below), this is the basis of my post today….

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I’m climbing up on my soapbox….and it’s about stealing photos….so just be prepared ;-)

This is an interesting article!  Not because of who ‘shared’ the photo….but that FINALLY a photo on facebook was shared by someone ‘famous’ (or infamous) and was taken to court. I know I’d be flippin’ gorilla poop mad if someone was ‘sharing’ one of my images with a quote or title on it that I didn’t put there, removed my watermark and there was no information to be found anywhere on the image or in the subject line that is was MINE. She could have EASILY found the original image on the photographer’s website and LINKED TO IT…that way they get credit...

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Shooting The Perseid Meteor Shower – Part 2

August 16, 2013 PhotographyTutorials  No comments

Once I figured I had a good handle on shooting the meteors at my house (see previous post HERE) I figured the next step was to find a place with better foreground images to really make my shots look a lot more interesting.  When my buddy Greg Matthews told me he was going to go shoot the meteors at one of my favorite spots, Dinner Island Wildlife Management Area, without hesitation I met him out there.  At 3:30am.  Yes, you read that right, 3:30am.

Our first choice for a location was an old molasses tank (it used to house molasses that they would feed to the cattle).  Shooting at this location meant disrupting a huge herd of cows that were using that spot for their personal poop location...

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Shooting The Perseid Meteor Shower – or – Mosquito Bait

August 12, 2013 PhotographyTutorials  No comments

The most difficult thing about the Perseids meteor shower was all of the conflicting information you find online.  What I did was read a lot of articles about it and just sifted through the information that seemed to pop up over and over again in all of the articles.  Pre-dawn hours were best and look tword the northeast.  So, I got up at 4:30 am and sat outside on my deck till a little before 6am taking long exposures of meteors.

I’m not sure I would call this ‘the fireworks show of the year’ as some websites made it out to be….. more like the mosquito blood sucking event of the year with a few meteors thrown in (for Florida anyway)…...

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