Seven Things to Do in the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park

It was a total fluke that we found the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park. We were Googling "RV parks in San Diego" and The Springs at Borrego RV Resort, where we ended up staying, came up. Which led us to Anza-Borrego.  Given that it is the largest park in the continuous 48 states (there must be something bigger in Alaska...) I find it odd that so many people (I checked) have never heard of … [Read more...]

Weekly Wanderings #1 – Borrego Springs

Last Friday, January 15th was the official start of Project Escape, our year long adventure to escape corporate America; the expensive and crowded state of California; and reorient our life a bit. January 1 would have been a much cooler date to start, but with our Thanksgiving trip to France (to explain to my mother-in-law what the hell we would be doing the next year); an unexpected return trip … [Read more...]

New York in Black and White

Some photos just scream to be processed in black and white. So like Kyoto I leave you with a few parting shots of New York in 50 shades of.... High-Line Alley: Brooklyn Bridge: Silicon Alley: The Met: St. Patrick's Cathedral and Atlas Are you a fan of black and white photography? … [Read more...]

Kyoto in Black and White

Similar to the Paris in HDR post I did last September, I thought I would share a series of Kyoto photos Mr. Misadventures and I took in black and white, because sometimes an image just begs to be presented that way! All these photos are from various temples we visited during our week-long stay.  There are 2000 temples and shrines, too many to see in a lifetime, but so worth … [Read more...]

Traveler Tuesday – David of Death to the Stock Photo

We all hate stock photography, but it is kind of a necessary evil.  I deal with it with my day job all the time.  I use stock photography here as well and try to be as selective as possible. Now there is something new and exciting.  I joined Death To The Stock Photography several months ago because (a) their photos are GORGEOUS and (b) I love their attitude. Every month I get 10 beautiful … [Read more...]

San Francisco by Night Part 2

It has been super cold (okay, super cold for Californians) with a little bit of rain.  That makes the air crisp and clear and Mr. Misadventures has continued to practice his night photography.  Last time he did some shots from within this city.  This time it is photos of the city from Treasure Island. If you scope out a good spot - and there is lots of competition - and wait for the sunset, you … [Read more...]

San Francisco by Night

San Francisco is a beautiful city. It has amazing views, lots of things to capture.  I am partial to the food, but the city is so much more than that.  I am constantly seeking different ways to see the places I visit (like Paris) and that includes San Francisco.  And while I sometimes struggle to find ways to express this difference, Mr. Misadventures seems to have a knack for it when it comes to … [Read more...]

Paris in HDR

After two days of non-stop activities including an evening tour at the Orsay, a baguette class at La Cuisine Paris, a treasure hunt in the Louvre which was followed by another adventure with Kasia's Mom at the Fragonard perfume museum and drinks at Verjus with Lindsey, Daisy and Kasia (plus her mom and hubby) our third day in Paris was devoted to just taking in Paris with no agenda. We were … [Read more...]

Wicked WideAngle App (now you can get too)!

It's here! The Wide Angle App that I have been playing with over the last month is now available (for those in the know...hint, YOU!) in the iTunes store. I've had a lot of fun playing around with this and learning about all its potential on the Wide Angle App blog. Particularly all the awesome ways I can remix photos - believe me, I have been sucked in for hours playing with all the various … [Read more...]

Newbie Photography Kit for Travelers

Wow!  Office supply stores have evolved! I for one did not realize the variety of items that you can pick up at them these days, its mind-blowing! When I was contacted about doing some exploring on Staples.com I was hesitant. What could a foodie and a traveler find that would be appealing? Already have all the pens I might need. Little did I know! But was about to find out. The … [Read more...]