One of the largest points of self realization that I have come to accept is that I sometimes bite off more than I can chew. What sometimes seems like a minor side project, or a great idea, turns into a time suck that eventually falls by the wayside to be abandoned when priorities change.
At the end of the day, I am not a full time blogger. Hell, I am not even a part time blogger. Yes, I have a blog, but not always the time to update it. Just look at some of my past blog posts. I was gangbusters for a good 6 months, maybe even 8 months. Then I had to find a real job in my career field. Read more “6 Months of Silence”
Boston is one of our country’s oldest and most storied cities and there is never a shortage of things to do, see or experience while visiting Boston.
One of the things that you MUST do while visiting Boston, (and this goes without saying for pretty much any sports fan) is visit Fenway Park, home of the Red Sox. For me, it was the opportunity to cross an item off my bucket list. Read more “Photo Tour of Boston’s Fenway Park”
Today’s Friday Foto picture comes to you from the Statue of Liberty in New York. The photo was taken from the Staten Island Ferry in June 2011. While the day that we were out on the ferry and around New York City wasn’t the most picturesque day, I do love how overcast, cloudy skies add to the dramatic effect of a black and white photo. Read more “Foto Friday – June 15, 2012”
What do you get when you combine the most beautiful beaches in the world with 62 of your best rum-indulging friends?
A 10 day party of epic proportions.
If you haven’t been following along with our Twitter or Facebook feeds, you (somehow) missed that Team Cocktail and JustinHamlin.com teamed up (ok, i paid and went along, just like everyone else) for an amazing 7 day cruise of the south Caribbean, filled with amazing excursions, impromptu parties and some of the best friends you will ever meet. Read more “10 Epic Days.”
Today’s photo comes from high over Boston as the sun rises on the east coast. This photo was taken from inside the John Hancock tower where I was working for a few months. Regardless of some of the slight reflections, this photo, posted today, signifies a new start, a new dedication and a new beginning. Read more “Foto Friday – June 1, 2012”
I wouldn’t normally consider myself a budget traveler as I do enjoy the luxurious side of travel, but when an opportunity comes up for a great deal, far be it for me to look a gift horse in the mouth.
Upon spending time in Boston, MA for work lately, i quickly became familiar with the Boston Freedom Trail. There are advertisements for walking tours, bus tours and even themed tours. With this much advertising, I knew this was something I wanted to experience. Read more “How I Saw the Boston Freedom Trail for Free”
Today’s photo comes from central park in New York City. With family in town for the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, we took an opportunity to play tour guide and show our family around NYC. After a wonderful breakfast, we ventured into Central Park to enjoy the overcast and rainy morning. Taken from over one of the Trump sponsored skating rinks on the south end of Central Park, the low clouds, fog, rain and the last remnants of Fall colors provided a great depth and ambiance to the gorgeous NYC skyline.
This Foto Friday marks a few changes as of late, the primary one being my (attempted) return to my Foto Friday posts, as well as an addition to the camera arsenal. I originally started my Foto Friday posts with only shots from my Canon SLR, however recently with work being as hectic as it has been, my iPhone is the only camera that I have on my 95% of the time anymore, so this is the first iPhoneography shot to be featured on Foto Friday.
The shot was taken with the built in camera on the iPhone, stitched together with AutoStitch and cleaned up with SnapSeed.
Hope you enjoy it.
Camera – iPhone 4 | Software – AutoStitch, SnapSeed
Do you have any photos from some great, non-traditional Thanksgiving events?
Cadillac Ranch, while beautiful in photos, is a rather random road-side attraction. Literally off the side of the road in Northern Texas, middle of nowhere. If we had not previously stopped at a truck stop just a few miles previously, we might have missed it. With a dirt field on each side of I-40, the pole fence on the roadside was the only marker for the display that is Cadillac Ranch.
The 3 of us toiled around the small display for 15-20 minutes, took some photos, avoided a dust storm (in a dirt field, what do you expect)
Love the way this photo came out, albeit the horizon line is angled, it was the best way to get the most out of the cars and give it a unique angle.
Camera – Canon EOS Rebel XT | Lens – Canon 28-105mm | Exposure – F13 – 1/320
Anyone else have any roadside attraction stories to share? Share them below in the comments!