How To Take Pictures of Fireworks

Much like lightning, taking pictures of fireworks is actually not that hard. Since fireworks are on display at night, you can leave the shutter open for as long as you like. The explosion and light show acts as a giant flash bulb, exposing the shot. All one has to do…

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Motorcycle Smartphone Mount – RAM Mount X-Grip

I needed a smartphone mount for my motorcycle for a couple reasons. Carrying a cell phone in my pocket while riding was quite inconvenient. There’s just no way to pull the phone out when navigating by GPS, and adjusting the volume while listening to music is difficult at best. I…

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Canon EOS 6D Review: What an Upgrade!

Last Christmas (after I made sure all the kids and wife got their toys), I bought myself a new Canon EOS 6D to replace my aging Canon Rebel xTI. It was really start to show signs of old age. It was suffering from dead pixels and at only 8 megapixels,…

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Photographing Stars and the Milky Way

Photographing the stars or the Milky Way at night isn’t all that difficult. However, unlike most other photography disciplines, whether it be landscapes or portraits, the equipment makes all the difference in the world. The equipment isn’t cheap either. The reason being, there isn’t a whole light to work with,…

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Pictures of Garden of the Gods

The Garden of the Gods is an incredibly beautiful 1,367 acre State park in Colorado Springs, Colorado. It was designated as a National Landmark in 1971. Aside from the awesome beauty one of the cool thins is tourists are allowed to climb on the rocks, and with a permit, are…

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Pictures of Old Farms

Although Colorado is synonymous with beautiful Mountain vistas, the Great Planes have their beauty as well. Many of the old farms, now worn down and in shambles, bring back a haunting simplicity to the way life use to be. Desolate, arduous and lonely, they are relics of a time long…

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DIY Greenhouse in Colorado

Gardening in Colorado can prove quite challenging, especially during the spring months when temperatures can swing 50°F from one day to the next. To complicate matters, hail is quite common and can destroy a garden in seconds. Even pea-sized hail can shred through the green leaves and pit most vegetables…

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