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Archive for December, 2008

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Dirty Laundry on the Road

  What’s the one issue that nearly every traveler has to deal with? You guessed it – dirty laundry. Here’s how you can deal with it.

Countdown to the New Year: 12 Strange But True Traditions
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Countdown to the New Year: 12 Strange But True Traditions

On New Year’s Eve, my grandmother used to force us to eat deviled eggs, claiming that in Germanic tradition eggs fostered good luck and health for the upcoming year. I… Read More…

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This Week: Jan. 3, 2009

Peter will be broadcasting his radio show this Saturday from the Golden State of California. Martin Lindstrom, author of Buyology: Truth and Lies about Why We Buy, will discuss his… Read More…

Landscape Photography in Arizona #12
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Landscape Photography in Arizona #12

Monument Valley – Let your imagination run wild in the digital darkroom. Play with color and light and digital frames. Follow your heart and awaken the artist within. Text &… Read More…

Landscape Photography in Arizona #11
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Landscape Photography in Arizona #11

Slot Canyons – Try to balance a photograph. Try to envision a tic-tac-toe grid over the scene and place main elements where the lines intersect. Text & photos by Rick… Read More…

Landscape Photography in Arizona #10
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Landscape Photography in Arizona #10

Slot Canyons – Usually, popular locations are packed with tourists. Be patient and you can take a professional-looking travel picture, minus the guy in the black socks. Text & photos… Read More…

Landscape Photography in Arizona #9
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Landscape Photography in Arizona #9

Slot Canyons – Don’t use the auto white balance on your camera. You’ll get better color if you set the white balance for the existing lighting: shade, sunny, cloudy, etc…. Read More…

Landscape Photography in Arizona #8
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Landscape Photography in Arizona #8

Horseshoe Bend – Avoid placing the horizon line in the center of the frame. Remember: dead center is deadly. Also, remember to keep the horizon line straight. Text & photos… Read More…

Landscape Photography in Arizona #7
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Landscape Photography in Arizona #7

Monument Valley – You don’t need an expensive panorama camera to take panorama pictures. Just take a wide-angle shot and crop off the top and bottom of the image. Text… Read More…

Landscape Photography in Arizona #6
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Landscape Photography in Arizona #6

Monument Valley – Landscape photographs should have everything in focus. That’s easy. Use a wide-angle lens setting, set a small aperture (f/11 or f/16) and set the focus 1/3 into… Read More…

Landscape Photography in Arizona #5
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Landscape Photography in Arizona #5

Monument Valley – Some of the cool locations are only accessible on a guided tour. Navajo guides know the area and can get you to these spots in 4WD Jeeps…. Read More…