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Just when we feel like we’re familiar with where we live and have developed a routine, this great state of Florida shows us what more there is to explore. With an abundance of bays, freshwater streams & rivers, the Gulf of Mexico and even the Atlantic Ocean, water sports here are endless. Kayaking is one of our favorite activities – a cooler of Yuengling, a bright blue sky and miles of quiet mangroves make the perfect retreat. But recently, we’ve discovered the majestic underwater world through snorkeling Florida’s natural springs.

For my 25th birthday, the two of us decided to have an adventure and explore Crystal River, FL – about 2 hours north of St. Petersbug. At 6am, we slithered into wetsuits and hit the water with our Captain.

In the winter, she told us, the manatees congregate in the rivers because the water is warmer than the Gulf. In…

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iPhone Photography 3

There are three facts about smartphones and taking pictures.
1. Most of the time I am not sure what I take pictures of. I use Hipstamatic and its viewfinder is set to small on my phone. Why? I don’t know why. I simply have faith that my subject is still there when I am pressing the shutter.
2. I have a problem with holding my tiny phone steady therefore my pictures are often more blurry than not. Oh well. I wouldn’t do well in American western. (Did anybody see True Grit by Coen brothers?)
3. Most of my work is done by apps.
Now what I want is DSLR loaded with apps and access to Internet. Maybe five more years but the technology is coming…as always…

I use Hipstamatic almost exclusively, then Snapseed… sometimes I run pics through PhotoToaster and Grunger.
This set was run through ScratchCam and Blender. I often end up fine tuning in Photoshop.

PS I am blogging this post from smartphone …. I am in the middle of nowhere in Ca with no fast connection to the net. I have trouble to follow my fellow bloggers’ posts…a difficult task to navigate in Safari WordPress world.

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