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Clarion Alley Mural - Valencia Street Neighborhood, San Francisco

Two New Links: San Francisco Neighborhoods and Yosemite on YouTube

Just added two new links to the blogroll – under “Travel Sites”.  The first link takes you to a blog entitled San Francisco Days.   This labor of love by a blogger named “David” was created between 2007 and 2010.  It is an exhaustive photographic and narrative study of every neighborhood in San Francisco, street by […]

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the vado and the flip

The ex’s went to Texas: mini cams and bad water

In December, I had the opportunity to go to Dallas with my ex-husband for a video marketing conference.  We stayed at the Hyatt Regency in Richardson, North Dallas.  I wish I could say something revelatory about Dallas, but all I saw was the airport and the freeway.  Didn’t leave the hotel for three days – […]

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When GPS systems attack

In preparation for a recent trip to Fresno/Los Banos/San Jose, I thought I would purchase a GPS system. My friend Sydnee would be driving and we were going into areas that neither of us were familiar with, so it seemed like a good idea. I got one at Costco the night before our trip. I have nothing […]

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Gadget junkies love to take technology on trips and I do, too.

The article below from the San Francisco Chronicle definitely describes how I travel, so I guess I officially qualify as a gadget junkie.  On a day trip I bring my iphone (of course), two digital cameras: my old canon (with extra battery) and my new panasonic, and both my cheap flip video cameras. I usually […]

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Six reasons your travel photos stink : Bad Latitude

We’ve all been here…. If you’ve ever tried to describe a concert, a play or a movie that was flat-out incredible to someone who wasn’t there — and they just stared blankly, clearly not sharing your enthusiasm — you’re closer to understanding why your photos just aren’t as good as you think they are. via […]

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Why is Bad Photography So Good?

Bad vacation shots are validated!  Great article from The North Bay Bohemian. The summer of 2006, my last in high school, my mom gave me the task of filing all of our family photos. I spent those hot days in a cloud of dust, sifting through weathered shoeboxes full of photos of seemingly ancient events: […]

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