Tourism Adventures

Whine Free Wildflower Photography!

Today The Husband and I did something we have never done. We went on a long drive to go hiking in the Anza Borrego State Park lands in the desert... without the teenagers. They asked to stay home, finish homework, and generally relax. We had a grand time eating pie, seeing wildflowers, stopping on a… Continue reading Whine Free Wildflower Photography!

Book of the Month · Project of the Month

More Photography Lessons… (I need to take a class!)

Whew. Trying to figure out how to work the Christmas Camera is waaaaaay harder than I thought. I may have to completely throw in the towel and pop for a real class with a real instructor, 'cause I ain't making any headway on my own. Just when I thought I couldn't combine this control with… Continue reading More Photography Lessons… (I need to take a class!)

Tourism Adventures

Peñasquitos Preserve, Waterfall to the West End

I have hiked in the Los Peñasquitos Canyon Preserve, but always approaching from the east and hiking to the waterfall. By "hike," I mean easy walk. I knew that the preserve trails continued all the way into Sorrento Vally, just east of the 5 and 805 freeways... by the way, you know how to peg… Continue reading Peñasquitos Preserve, Waterfall to the West End

Book of the Month

February Read: “Nikon D3300 for Dummies”

I have had good luck with the "For Dummies" book series when I need a general, basic introduction to random subjects. Maybe their "Nikon D3300 for Dummies" will be an appropriate place to get acquainted with my Christmas present? I have no idea what white balance is, and don't know the difference between aperture control… Continue reading February Read: “Nikon D3300 for Dummies”

Project of the Month · Web and Tech Adventures

February’s Project: Learning to use a Nikon DSLR

January has come and gone so I need a a project for the month of February. I am ready to jump into learning how to use this fabulous camera that the family gave me for Christmas- a Nikon D3300. I have no goals to set with this project because at this point, I have NO… Continue reading February’s Project: Learning to use a Nikon DSLR