Is a New iPhone in Your Future?

I’ve had some calls and emails regarding my recommendations on the new iPhones, so I thought I’d share my thoughts here.   Since I wasn’t invited to the “hands-on” event in Cupertino, my views are only based on what I’ve read and seen online in the past few days, but I have done quite a…

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Photo Editing with Luminar 2018

When I’m taking photos with my DSLR, I always shoot in Camera Raw and use  manual setting. This means that I always need to do some editing of my photos, but I want to have that extra control and get the final version just the way I want.  I want to control the brightness, saturation,…

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Boxed in by Landslides

Here’s the landslide at our lodge! Luckily no one was injured, and there were generators in the dining area so we were able to have normal meals. The lack of electricity in our rooms wasn’t too much of an issue since we were basically only there to sleep.  Another landslide in the other direction down…

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Dodging Landslides

To find more of the Choco endemics, we left our lodge very early one morning for a two-hour drive to the Mashpi-Amagusa Reserve. The specific location of this forest makes it special since this area is the last foothill-forest that directly connects to the lower subtropical western forest of Ecuador, and the change in altitude…

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My Life in the Cloud

As mentioned in an earlier post, I have begun making digital copies of all of my important personal documents. I’m doing this for a number of reasons. The first is for emergency preparedness. In the event of an emergency, such as fire or hurricane, I will at least have a record of everything for the…

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“Urbanize” your images for a new look – Enlight Tutorial

Here are step-by-step instructions for two of the examples I showed in yesterday’s post. Rather than a complete overview of the app, this shows how the Artistic/Urbanize options can transform your photos in a  few easy steps. The original butterfly photo had been edited in Photoshop including a texture layer to achieve this current look.…

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