2014.11.29 long weekend accomplishments

Yay, getting stuff done!Mail I finished up the October postcards. I sent replies to everyone who mailed me in November. I've printed ½ the November postcards, and gotten a decent chunk written.Inbox yeah, the 250 emails were starting to wear me down. I read, deleted, sorted and replied to all of them!xmas and I have started organizing for the chaotic calamity that others call christmas.I am so happy that I'm getting so much stuff done this weekend... and I still have another whole day!...more

2014.11.28 Moon Falls

We drove a couple miles to the trail head of the next waterfall. This trail was a bit longer, and mostly followed an old logging road. There were sections where the trees were young and planted in rows (ugh).I discovered a dragon that the loggers didn't want to deal with...:)The area and trees around the creek are protected from loggers because it's a watershed, and it was a relief to climb down into this undisturbed sanctuary....more


DoubleJust one more day of Photography101, I shall sure miss it.Todays theme is ‘Double’Today, you and your camera are seeing double.The photo immediately below I took the day before last on my visit to True Love, bra shopping of which you will see here....more

2014.11.26 Spirit Falls

On the fifth day of my family vacation, with my Parents and Brother visiting me in Oregon, we decided to do a hike to the south. Another 55mile (88km) road trip, and another stunningly beautiful day...Down in the valley it was almost 80°, but we were up in the hills... much cooler and more pleasant under the trees and near the water; it was a great day for a walk. And soon the trail brought us down to Spirit Falls:...more

On My November Mantel


My Old Photo camera

This is my old photo camera.Is a Pentax Camera.I buy this camera back in my college years.I want to used it again.But i need to fix it!                                                           ...more
I have a bunch of old cameras including a Pentax! I have a series on my blog about learning how ...more

The Edge

The EdgeToday’s challenge is the ‘Edge’ and here is what the Daily Post have to say about it:Today, show us an edge — a straight line, a narrow ridge, a precipice.Tip: To make sure your edge packs a punch, use a photo editing tool to check the alignment and adjust the image, if needed, so that your edge is perfectly straight.I looked up ‘Edge’ in my intial quest to see if it might spur my creative juices, it didn’t really but here is what it said:...more

XShot Pro Camera Extender: The Ultimate GoPro Travel Companion

 Whether in town or on the road, it’s hard not to travel these days without a compact camera or smart phone. I recently reviewed a GoPro Hero3+ Black Edition plus a handful of must-have accessories and mounts. ...more

Reviewed: JOBY UltraFit Hand Strap with UltraPlate

Looking for a lightweight, comfortable, adjustable hand strap for your DSLR? JOBY has the answer in the UltraFit Hand Strap with UltraPlate. I was recently sent one to test out for my Nikon D90. ...more

Four Essential GoPro Hero 3+ Accessories For the Road

I'm willing to bet that there's a must-have accessory list for every GoPro user out there. CEO and founder Nicholas Woodman had a vision - or rather a passion - to capture experiences through video and photos in the most flexible and convenient manner possible. And although GoPro makes several accessories for their action cameras, I found a few handy-to-haves that have made a home in my stable of mounts, chargers, and housings. ...more