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The Versatile Lavender

I knew very little about lavender until a few months when I had the chance to visit a lavender field in England. Very pretty, colorful and extremely fragrant. I have to admit that I am not crazy about the smell, but I really enjoyed the lavender ice cream served at the souvenir shop.  I was […]

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A Special Cemetery

I have to admit, I’ve always been afraid of cemeteries. I found them creepy, scary and I would avoid them at all costs. Things changed a few years ago when I discovered Mt. Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge MA. This is not just a cemetery; it’s a park, a botanical garden, and a bird sanctuary all […]

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How to Photograph the Moon

I’ve always wanted to photograph the moon. I tried quite a few times without much success. The moon came out as a bright small dot on a black background. Very disappointing. Last week I noticed the bright harvest moon on a walk to the nearby beach. But of course, I was not prepared to take […]

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Convert Raw to JPEG – 5 Easy Steps

You probably know by now that I advocate Raw shooting vs. JPEG. If your camera allows it, please shoot Raw. A Raw image contains all the data captured by the sensor, it’s uncompressed and it has a higher dynamic range (highlights and shadows). However, it can’t be printed directly from the camera without post-processing. You need […]

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