Kronach Leuchtet, Germany

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Throwback Tuesday Post (TBTP) from 2012: Kronach, a lovely little town in Bavaria, has an annual event in which the entire town is creatively lit up at night. It's called Kronach Leuchtet, which means, "Kronach Lights Up"!

Dade City, FL, HDR Photography

A few months ago I photographed Dade City – the same small Florida town where I encountered an unexpected parade that I posted about. I returned shortly thereafter with my photography phriend Paula Showen, whom I’ve mentioned before. That day she taught me how to photograph for the HDR technique. I’ve mentioned that before, too, in my last post about Florida Polytechnic’s IST building and the Airstream Ranch.

Therefore, this post is actually more about the photographic HDR process than Dade City, but I’m including some interesting history of the place sprinkled in. read more

Halloween in Nature’s Hideaway in New Port Richey, FL

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I’m finally back! I spent six weeks in Florida sorting, sifting, packing, shoving, lifting and moving our myriad goodies out of our house there. I even managed to sell it already! It was a successful trip and now I’m turning my attention to outfitting our new apartment in Munich.

I owe a huge debt of gratitude to everyone who so willingly gave up their time and energy to help me accomplish the move. And to also squeeze in some fun times as well!

But before I post anything about the haps here (Munich’s Christmas market opened yesterday), I wanted you to see the videos I did of Halloween in our old neighborhood. People who’ve never seen it can’t believe it. Thousands of people roam the streets in costume amidst an overabundance of candy. I’m glad I was able to experience it once again. Enjoy the videos! read more

Flap Alert! – The Anatomy of Lederhosen

What's the big deal with those embroidered shorts they wear in Germany? Here's the scoop, including lots of photos from the crowds headed toward Oktoberfest in Munich. History and the endless variations are included!