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"Begin at the beginning, and go on till you come to the end: then stop." -- The King of Hearts

I'm an adopted Texan. As they say, "I wasn't born in Texas, but I got here as fast as I could!" I post pictures and opinions as suits my mood, mostly because I can. Hooray Internet! 

So far I have three blogs here. By the Way is the oldest. I started it in 2003. I lost a couple of years to Vox because I was too lazy to bother to export when they shut down. I consider it an exercise in accepting impermanence. When I followed my husband to Singapore for his first expat assignment, I started (T)expatriate: A Southern Girl in Singapore. That covers 2010 and 2011, give or take. Next came Oslo, and (T)expat 2: Norwegian Boogaloo,  in 2012. Now I'm back home, and back on By the Way.

Pix live on Flickr. I toss links out on Twitter when I feel like it. I'm still not sure what to do with G+ but I kinda like it.

 

WorldWide Photo Walk 2012

Scott Kelby's fifth annual WorldWide Photo Walk took place this past Saturday, October 13. The MO and I participated, the first time for both of us, and we had a blast! I enjoyed walking with a big group, seeing what subjects other people chose to shoot, watching us all get creative looking for that different angle.

Our Oslo Walk Leader, Håkon, put together an interesting route. We went from a nature preserve to a neighborhood, through a park and a construction zone, past the Opera House and ended up at a bar in Sentrum where comfy seats and frosty adult beverages were oh so appreciated.

I just got a new camera, a Canon S100. I didn't really need to replace my S95 (Canon builds these little cameras like tanks--MO has dropped his several times but it keeps taking great pictures), but this one has GPS! It sure uses up battery life, though. I switched back to the S95 right at two hours into the walk, so I can see needing several batteries for a full day of adventuring. Now that I have it, the GPS stays on! The Map module in Lightroom fascinates me, and this time half of my pictures already knew where they came from ;-)

We endured quite overcast skies til the very end of the walk, when we had a tiny bit of sunshine, but at least it didn't rain. I ended up with a lot of high ISO images but I decided to call it intentional--part of testing out my new camera, you see. I like the slightly bigger file (4000 x 3000 pixels) for cropping purposes. I most often see my pictures on the living room tv, so I crop to 16:9 if it works well. Thanks to my Instagram addiction, I also like 1:1 crops more and more these days.

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