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Theme Park Fun and Other Travel Notes

Snow White and Dopey

Snow White and Dopey

Here are my articles about getting the most from theme parks:

The following ones are not exactly theme park articles but ones related to Disney or to a Florida vacation.

For good measure, I’ll throw in my other articles about interesting places to visit around the United States.

 
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Posted by on March 3, 2009 in Travel

 

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Photo Scavenger Hunt

Our camera club at Solivita has an annual scavenger hunt.   We all get the same list and try to take photos to match the assigned topics.  It gets us to looking at subjects outside our comfort range.  I’ll share thumbnail pictures of what I choose to submit for this scavenger hunt.  Here are the topics: water, leaves, repeating patterns, glass or mirror,  looking up, insects,  golf course landscape, machinery, rocks, signs, and sports in Solivita.

 I still need to find an insect to photograph.  All the signs I’ve seen are pretty boring.  I can’t figure out how to get an interesting photo of signs or rocks.
Update on this activity:  I received very favorable comments on the leaves, repeating patterns (tire tracks), golf course landscape (foggy day), machinery, and signs (stop sign) photos. 

 
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Posted by on February 22, 2009 in Photography

 

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Working on the Challenge

The eHow site posted a challenge to write ten articles in seven days.  The deadline is midnight, January 17.  I’m starting with 292 articles, so my goal is to reach 302.  I’ll add updates as I get the articles written.

  1. How to Take Photos at Disney’s Hollywood Studios
  2. How to Vent about Poor Service or Faulty Products
  3. How to Decorate a Valentine Tree
  4. How to Make a Valentine Craft Kit for Children
  5. How to Collect Vintage Spice Tins
  6. How to Make Library Book Displays for October
  7. How to Get to Work on Time
  8. How to Improve Signs in a Business or Nonprofit on a Shoestring
  9. How to Make Gravy for Pot Roast
  10. How to Get Bright Ideas in the Workplace

I’m finished with the ten articles.  Yah!  I met the deadline (actually I’m two days early).

 
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Posted by on January 11, 2009 in eHow, holidays, Writing

 

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My Photography Articles

Capturing the Sun
Capturing the Sun

I’ve written a number of articles for the eHow site about photography. 

How to Take Photos at Colonial Williamsburg

How to Photograph Spring Flowers

How to Have a Photo Scavenger Hunt

 How to Take an Alphabet of Photos

 How to Take a Photo a Day for a Year

How to Take Food Photos to Go with Recipes

How to Take Photos at Magic Kingdom 

How to Take Photos at Epcot 

How to Take Animal Kingdom Photos That You’ll Love

How to Photograph Alligators on a Florida Vacation

How to Find Flowers to Photograph

How to Take Photos From a Car

How to Photograph Mushrooms 

How to Add Photos That Enhance an eHow Article

How to Take Spider Web Photos

Here’s a few more:

How to Look Better in Snapshots

How to Make Cards from Photos

How to Write Family Memories Triggered by Photos 

How to Save Wedding Photos to a Group Website

How to Make a Family Memory Book using Photoworks or Other Print-On-Demand Sites

 
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Posted by on December 16, 2008 in Uncategorized

 

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Writing Challenge

This week I’m participating in a writing challenge at the eHow website.  A number of the regulars there signed up to write 20 articles each.  We have a week to write the 20 articles.  I’ll post links to mine here, so you can see how I’m progressing.

Sunday, November 16

How to Make an Outdoor Party RoomHow to Find Flowers to PhotographHow to Cook a Pot Roast as Good as Mom’s

Monday, November 17

How to Cope with Reading AddictionHow to Find Support Groups for Children Taking Care of Elderly ParentsHow to Replace an RV Mattresses (these last two were requested topics at eHow)

Tuesday, November 18

How to Photograph Alligators on a Florida VacationHow to Avoid Problems with Teeth Whitening ProductsHow to Make American Chop Suey the New England Way

Wednesday, November 19

How to Pick Blueberries at a Pick-Your-Own FarmHow to Sign a Dog up for READing Paws   …How to Make a Craft Work Area in a Small Space

Thursday, November 20 

How to Take Animal Kingdom Photos That You’ll Love   Only had time for one article after spending the afternoon at Disney.  Now I’ll have to squeeze out 2 extra articles over the next 2 days.

Friday, November 21

How to Start a Holiday Ornament Tradition …How to Take a Day Trip on the Casco Bay Ferry

Saturday, November 22  (last day of the challenge and I need to write six articles to meet the goal)

How to Change Your Thinking about Spending …How to Have a “Little House on the Prairie” Christmas …How to Decorate for Fall or Thanksgiving …How to Take Photos at Epcot 

That’s it folks, I’m one article short of my goal, but eHow is going through a shakedown period after rolling out new features on the site.  Trying to get the articles posted without losing parts of them is too frustrating.  Hopefully they will have all the bugs worked out soon.

 
 

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