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Land & Sea Tutorials by Erin Manning

Land & Sea Tutorials by Erin Manning

Erin Manning shares her experience with you, and provides tips on how to get the best results with Land & Sea. 

 

 

 

LAND & SEA "Sea" Fix Demo By Erin Manning

LAND & SEA "Land" Fix Demo By Erin Manning

RESTORE - Old Scanned Photo Demo with Erin Manning

LAND & SEA "Land" Fix Demo By Erin Manning

Family Historian

Creatives

Memory Keeper

Connectors

RESTORE

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The Journey(s): Day 30

The Journey(s): Day 30

Day 30: Journey(s) & Meg’s Birthday!

THE Journey – Life.  A friend of mine has on her signature line: 

"Enjoy the journey." - Cathy Church

This simple, yet profound, sentiment is how she lives her life – upbeat, helping others and the environment  #CathyChurch

Thanks for joining us, hosting us, being a part of our 13K mile, 27 State, over 32 National Parks and Monuments, with detours/audibles/stops along the way journey.  It was an experience I’ll never forget – including many sights, experiences, old and new friends that I’ll equally never forget.

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The Journey(s): Day 29

The Journey(s): Day 29

Day 29: New Orleans & Rick’s Birthday!

New Orleans is not a National Park, but I do consider it a National Treasure – and a great place to spend a birthday!

Perhaps this is a good place to bring up the importance of photos – and how they help relive memories. 

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The Journey(s): Day 28

The Journey(s): Day 28

Mexico – Visual and Historical perspectives

Day 28

Today’s “parks”, Big Bend (National Park) and The Alamo (National Historic Landmark), provide unique perspectives.

On Day 27 we drove to the park that claims the best stargazing due to being the most remote from light:  Big Bend National Park.  The night sky provided a different type of light show – lightning.  Setting our alarm for every 2 hours, just in case the sky cleared, we finally got up to the remaining sprinkles and to see the other site we came for:  the Rio Grande River.

With 3 enormous buzzards watching our movements, we enjoyed watching the night rains as a briskly flowing, full of debris, beautiful river.  On the other side:  Mexico.  Visually and naturally the same mountain range.   Ironic, to see how the country pieces fit together and then just hours later to be on the hallowed ground and historical dichotomy of The Alamo in the U.S./Mexico past.  Live and Let Live.

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The Journey(s): Day 26 & 27

The Journey(s): Day 26 & 27

50 States!!

Day 26 – Antelope Canyon, Painted Desert, Petrified Forest National Park

A Sunbeam lights my Sunshine (corny but true) – Antelope Canyon is not a National Park, but was on Meg’s bucket list – I think you’ll see why when you look at the pics.

The day’s next adventure was Painted Desert – includes Petrified Forest National Park – pretty cool – touching wood that has become rock and hills that take on a wide array of colors.

 

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The Journey(s): Day 25

The Journey(s): Day 25

Day 25: A Grand Day

The Journey has provided amazing views and experiences – and when you get to spend time at one of the Seven Natural Wonders – it’s a pretty amazing day – today’s National Park:  Grand Canyon

I’m reminded of an old Flintstones episode where Fred and Barney step over a small crack in the ground… well, it grew.

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What Type of Genealogist Are You?

What Type of Genealogist Are You?

What type of “genealogist” are you?

Genealogists make a career capturing a story so that future generations can learn about us. Even though there may be photos that we don't want to be remembered, those are the ones with the best stories to be told! Unfortunately, not every family has a genealogist, but every family wants to share their memories with generations to come. 

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The Journey(s): Day 23

The Journey(s): Day 23

Day 23: California Kelp – and more

With “only” 30 days to complete The Journey, we considered not going to Channel Islands National Park to dive the California Kelp Forest – so glad we took the day to do so…

After a restful bed in Burbank (thanks bro), drive to Long Beach, ferry to Avalon/Catalina Island, and in the water at noon, the Garibaldi (the official marine state fish of California) – and more – were waiting for us.  In our pre-dive briefing, Mark, our guide from #Catalina.ScubaLuv, mentioned he’d been seeing large black sea bass and a few other cool things – one of the best things of diving – getting to see new things!

Please join us on our dive as we share The Journey!

Photos by Rick and Megumi Voight

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The Journey(s): Day 22

The Journey(s): Day 22

Day 22: California Dreaming

8 of the 58 National Parks are located in California.  The Journey will bring us through six.  On Monday we visited three:  Yosemite, Kings Canyon, and Sequoia. 

Yes, a breakneck pace – and as Meg and I reflect on the last three weeks, we realize it’s almost sensory overload – we have seen SO MUCH – in such a short period of time.  Live Life! 

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The Journey(s): Day 20 & 21

The Journey(s): Day 20 & 21

WEEKEND!

Day 20

Crater Lake National Park was formed by a VERY big volcano – the lake is 6 miles across and 2000 feet deep.  We’re talking BIG VOLCANO.

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Digital Photography Tips Part 3: Filters & Software

Digital Photography Tips Part 3: Filters & Software

Understanding camera settings, like we discussed in Digital Photography Tips Part 2, is fundimental.  However, there are things out there that can enhance your images, and those are filters and software.

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