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Highway 1 Curves in Northern California

The Glorious Twists & Turns of Highway 1

By Angela Andrieux | August 24, 2018

Highway 1 on the west coast of the USA is one of the most beautiful stretches of road in the world. It runs mostly along the bluffs and beaches at the edge of the Pacific Ocean.

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San Francisco Bay Bridge at night

One Night in San Francisco

By Angela Andrieux | August 21, 2018

It had been years since I’d spent any quality time in San Francisco, but on my last trip to California my mom and I decided to take one night of our adventures to stay in the city.

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Dreamy Morro Bay

Dreamy Morro Bay

By Angela Andrieux | August 15, 2018

I wasn’t sure if I should title this post Dreamy Morro Bay or Dreaming of Morro Bay…both work for me. I captured and processed these Morro Bay photos with a dreamy feel, and as I sit here in my air-conditioned cocoon in hot and humid Virginia I’m quite literally dreaming of Morro Bay.

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Milky Way | Edna Valley | California

Unexpected Milky Way

By Angela Andrieux | August 9, 2018

Late one evening, not long after I’d arrived in California, I was sitting on my parents sofa whilst watching tv, drinking vino, and scrolling through amusements on my iPhone. I decided to click into the SkyGuide app and see what was going on above me. I got pretty excited when I realized the Milky Way…

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Sky’s the Limit | Chicago

By Angela Andrieux | August 8, 2018

On my way to and from California during recent travels I had a couple of short layovers in Chicago’s O’Hare (ORD) airport. My favorite part of this airport is an underground tunnel, decorated by artist Michael Hayden. The art installation is called Sky’s the Limit and was completed in 1987. Those traversing the tunnel are treated…

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Luminar 2018 Review

3 Features that make Luminar 2018 Fantastic

By Angela Andrieux | July 19, 2018

My photographic style spans many genres, and my editing needs can vary greatly from photo to photo. To make life simpler (and get back behind the camera faster) I need an editing application that is flexible and can be customized to meet my needs. Luminar 2018 has several features that make editing painless and can…

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Abandoned Pier in Frisco, North Carolina

Luminar 2018 1.3.0 – A big update, especially for Windows Users!

By Angela Andrieux | July 12, 2018

Luminar 2018 takes another leap forward! The latest Luminar 2018 update from Skylum Software brings the Windows version almost to parity with the Mac version. Mac users got a few performance updates as well. New in Luminar 2018 1.3.0 for Windows NEW Faster opening of RAW-files. You can now open raw files much faster thanks…

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Daisy with Dew Drops

Daisies and Dew Drops

By Angela Andrieux | July 3, 2018

One summer morning I braved the heat and humidity to take a few photos. I noticed dewdrops on my neighbor’s daisies – these lovelies were calling my name.  The moment I stepped out the door both my glasses and camera lens fogged up (yay humidity + nearly 90°F) but I was prepared with my handy…

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On1 Photo RAW 2018.5 Icon

Whats New in On1 Photo RAW 2018.5

By Angela Andrieux | June 27, 2018

On1 Photo RAW just got a big update! On1 Photo RAW 2018.5 features a massive performance boost, bug fixes, and new features like LUTs and camera profiles. On1 Photo RAW 2018.5 is a powerful photo editor and raw processor that makes photo editing a fun experience and delivers high-quality results. Photo RAW includes powerful features…

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Aurora HDR 2018 1.2.0

Aurora HDR 2018 1.2.0 Just Released – What’s New?

By Angela Andrieux | June 21, 2018

The latest update to Aurora HDR 2018 made a huge leap toward bringing the Mac and Windows versions to parity. Windows users got a slew of new features – Mac users got a few performance improvements. The Highlights: Speed boost for editing and adjusting Fast single-file opening Batch processing (Windows) Loupedeck integration Better memory management…

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Wrought Iron Window | Caltagirone | Sicily | Italy | After Topaz AI Clear

Introducing Topaz AI Clear – The Tool I Didn’t Know I Needed

By Angela Andrieux | June 19, 2018

I decided to try Topaz AI Clear, just for fun. My first couple of tests were decent, but the results of my third try blew me away!

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