A cute place called Hermann, Mo

Tucked away in the Missouri River Valley, Hermann is a picture-book village filled with bed & breakfasts and wineries and where 19th-century brick buildings hug the sidewalk, as they do in Germany.IMG_1558IMG_1554
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Unsplash.com gives rookie photographers hope… part #2

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Here is another update on my recent discovery.

I recently found this amazing site for people to publish their photography. Once they are verified, they are available for download to anyone for free, like stock photos.  I posted one of my favorite pictures of the Golden Gate bridge Feb 1st and in 24 hours I’ve already gotten over 50 downloads of that photo.  I checked it two days later and was up to 102 downloads!! And as of today 459 downloads!!

Unsplash.com great for beginner photographers that want to get their name out there. Don’t worry, your photos have your name on them and so you have the rights or “credit” of the photos.

The above picture is a photo from Unsplash.com

Below is the picture I submitted on Feb 1st

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new kid on the block: allow me to introduce myself

a little cream andtraditional-sugar-bowls-and-creamers sugar…

I’m a realist, most of the time.  I like the truth even when it hurts, and at times when I’m not ready to hear it.  Over the years I’ve observed that some of the best lessons come out of facing the truths about yourself and your decisions.  But we are all human and hearing the truth is one thing, and accepting that truth is another.  Its amazing when the truth has been told to you about something several times but you weren’t ready to hear it.  Sometimes we have put so much of our heart and soul into something we don’t want to hear the truth of its failing conclusion.  Humans need hope. They need hope to keep going regardless if they fail or succeed.  When truth is told with a little cream and sugar, it gives us that sweetness of hope and a sense of understanding and acknowledgment for our efforts. Being honest can be “always the best policy” as long as the approach, timing and a dash of hope go along with it.  And that is “a little cream and sugar” explained.

me

I grew up in the Midwest right outside the city in the cookie cutter suburbs.  I struggled with school because of my learning disability, but I was lucky to have parents that taught me to work hard, how to make a friend anywhere you go, never lose your sense of adventure, be introspective of yourself and others, and accept that you will always be a work in progress.Screenshot-2-460x390

I’ve lived and studied abroad in two different countries, and went on to get my BA in Communication Studies and my Master’s in Business Admin. I’m a firm believer in allowing the truth to set you free and that our roots have a profound effect on our decisions.

I started this blog to share my little truths and reflections about my life.

 

 

The Year in Pictures: Witnessing the world, from Alaska to Iraq | Al Jazeera America

In August, as thousands of refugees sat trapped on Mt. Sinjar in Kurdistan, AJAM assigned photographer Ayman Oghanna to chronicle the unfolding tragedy.
OTHER PROJECTS BY AYMAN OGHANNA:
Sebastian Liste spent time with Brazil’s pacification police in Rio’s Mare Favela in the weeks before the World Cup.
OTHER PROJECTS BY SEBASTIAN LISTE:

Katie Orlinsky traveled to a small Alaskan village to document big changes happening as ice slowly vanishes.
OTHER PROJECTS BY KATIE ORLINSKY:
 
In April, William Daniels documented the plight of some 23,000 Christians and Muslims trapped by the ongoing conflict in Central African Republic.
OTHER PROJECTS BY WILLIAM DANIELS:

 

For Full Article, Please visit Link below:

The Year in Pictures: Witnessing the world, from Alaska to Iraq | Al Jazeera America.

I left my heart in San Francisco #5

This is my #5 post of my January trip to San Francisco. The images below are exactly why I love SF.  An eclectic city, that I dream one day I might live. ( I dream….)  These images are the most unusual ones I found while there.

From SF having a store ONLY for Left handed people…..

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To a Mechanical Museum of Coin operated games from the 1800’s. So their type of “video games”. I saw this one and had to try it!  It was so silly.  God I’m glad I was born a hundred and 80 years later!

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Some butts at the beach….

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A lighthouse in the middle of the park….

 

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X-rated Fortune Cookies in Chinatown!

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Unsplash.com gives rookie photographers hope…

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Here is another update on my recent discoverly.

I recently found this amazing site for people to publish their photography. Once they are verified, they are available for download to anyone for free, like stock photos.  I posted one of my favorite pictures of the Golden Gate bridge Feb 1st and in 24 hours I’ve already gotten over 50 downloads of that photo.  I just checked it again today and I’m now up to 102 downloads!!

It’s great for beginner photographers that want to get their name out there. Don’t worry, your photos have your name on them and so you have the rights or “credit” of the photos.

visit Unsplash.com

The above picture is a photo from Unsplash.com

Unsplash.com has featured some of my photography

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I recently found this amazing site for people to publish their photography and if selected they are available for download to anyone for free, like stock photos.  I posted one of my favorite pictures of the Golden Gate bridge and in 24 hours I’ve already gotten over 50 downloads of that photo.

It’s great for beginner photographers that want to get their name out there. Don’t worry, your photos have your name on them and so you have the rights or “credit” of the photos.

visit Unsplash.com

The above picture is a photo from Unsplash.com