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Readers Photo Challenge assignment: Vacation

With children returning to school summer is starting to wind down which makes it the perfect time for the next Readers Photo Challenge assignment: Vacation. Vacation photos are basically travel photos. A good travel picture conveys the sense of place to land you’ve traveled to. A few years ago my son went to Japan on [...]

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Four days in Washington D.C.

Last month I took an all too short family vacation to Washington D.C. It was our first time to visit the city, which gave me an opportunity to put into practice some travel photography techniques. There is so much to see in our nation’s Capitol, where it seems that there’s a statue of a guy [...]

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Readers Photo Challenge: On holiday

The assignment for the current Readers Photo Challenge was to send in your best photos of your summer vacation. From weekend getaways to extended vacations everyone can use some time off to rest, relax and recharge their batteries. Some of us travel to distant lands while others go no further than a day trip. Whether [...]

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“No man needs a vacation so much as a man who has just had one.” – Elbert Hubbard I know I just came off of a vacation but I’m taking a few more days off. I’ll be back on Dec. 12. See you then.

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R & R

I’m taking a little time off for a little rest and relaxation. I’ll be back on 12/9. See you then. Have a happy Thanksgiving!

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On holiday

“Using a camera appeases the anxiety which the work-driven feel about not working when they are on vacation and supposed to be having fun. They have something to do that is like a friendly imitation of work: they can take pictures.”- Susan Sontag I’m off on a vacation. No official plans just some well deserved [...]

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On holiday

I’m taking a few days off for the holiday. I’ll be back on December 1. Happy Thanksgiving!

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The witching hour

We went through 150-piece bag of assorted candy (one per trick-or-treater), then gave out another 20 or 30 pieces that we were saving for ourselves before depleting all the candy in the house. Finally we ended up giving out granola bars and quarters. Happy Halloween!!!

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Blast from the past: A tradition of Ewwwww

In April 2008, as a part a family vacation to San Luis Obispo, we visited the city’s famed Bubble Gum Alley. My wife graduated from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo (Go Mustangs!), so she knew of this bizarre little attraction. Located off Higuera Street near Broad Street in downtown San Luis Obispo, the alley is [...]

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Be back soon

“No man needs a vacation so much as the man who has just had one”-  Elbert Hubbard The leaves of a Chinese pistache at the Weber Point Event Center in downtown Stockton (Camera: Nikon D300. Lens Nikkor 17-55mm @ 155mm. Exposure: 1/500th sec. @ f/8. ISO: 200). I’m off next week and will be back [...]

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