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Traveling, Cooking, Reading, and Trains

Post Date: January 27, 2019 Week 2 of the Matt Klowkowski Fresh Start Course taught us to learn our equipment better by taking comparison shots and examining them in LightRoom, PhotoShop, On1, or whatever. Comparison ideas were raw v jpeg images; ISO tests; Auto v Manual Focus among others. The underlying message is to not …

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Post Date: January 19, 2019 I don’t usually make big resolutions for the New Year. Why wait for January to start on something new? I worked this summer to improve my train pictures and was happy with the results. That being said, there are a couple of areas that I’d like to improve and the …

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Visit Date: September 25, 2018 Although it was sad to leave Kate and Don’s home, I had those waffles under my belt and were off to our next stop – King’s Canyon National Park – which is four or fives hours south. We got to the park in early evening so just poked around a …

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Date of Visit: October 11, 2018 I’m working through the pictures, descriptions, and accounts of our recent Western US Loop road trip in order to write my posts. But the seasons are turning to Fall so I went out to grab some pictures of the changing colors. I went to the Ridgefield Wildlife Refuge thinking …

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Photos Taken: July 21, 2018 Yes, I’m still working on my exposure settings for moving trains. Earlier this summer I posted my results from previous settings and talked about my plan to improve my photography. My last post on the effort was July 11; I had improvements over the early summer efforts but felt like …

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Date of visit: July 17, 2018 We just had a short visit so on Tuesday it was time to go. But first breakfast at the Nye Beach Cafe in Nye Beach We got there before they opened up; one website said they opened at 7:00 another at 8:00. We figured: “breakfast! it must be 7:00”.¬† …

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Date of visit: July 16, 2018 Our first stop was the Oregon Coast Aquarium – really it is the reason we picked Newport as our destination. We seem to remember visiting here years ago when the kids were young; perhaps driving the 95 miles from Manzanita during a week at the coast there. But I …

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Photos taken: July 6&7, 2018 I retired – again – a few weeks ago. I joked with my friends that I’ve gone back and forth between working and retirement¬† so often in the past four years I should just start calling myself “unemployed”. Who knows, maybe retirement will stick this time – certainly retiring in …

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