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The Effect from using "White Balance" on a Glare-filled Snow Photo

22 hours ago 1 minute read kimbriggsdotcom

I was surprised at the extreme effect from using "White balance" on this snowy picture.  Usually, I use this correction for photos that were taken on a cloudy day and the photos have a slightly "foggy" look to them.  My understanding is that the Whit...

Cuisinart Resort on Anguilla in the Caribbean

4 weeks ago 1 minute read kimbriggsdotcom

We took a taxi tour of all the nice resorts while visiting Anguilla.  It is not uncommon to let you walk around and check out the grounds so you can tell your friends how nice it is.  The Cuisinart Resort on Anguilla had a beautiful covered patio are...

Killarney Ireland Photos

19 Jan 2020 1 minute read kimbriggsdotcom

Killarney is a small town in Ireland that is set up well for tourism.  The cover photo above is from Killarney National Park, a large green-space right on the edge of town.  One tourist attraction within the park is a big old stone building called Mu...

Best Weather Apps for 2020 (Android)

18 Jan 2020 2 minute read kimbriggsdotcom

CONCLUSIONS I did a comparison of weather apps for my android phone. Nothing professional, but five or six of the apps with the highest ratings. None of the apps are as good as the Weather Underground used to be before IBM ruined it. Right now, the b...

Downtown New York City Photos

30 Dec 2019 2 minute read kimbriggsdotcom

This is a small selection of photos of everything below "Midtown Manhattan" in New York City with an emphasis on tourism highlights.  There are two distinct architectural areas: the downtown neighborhoods that have smaller buildings compared to the W...

Manual Typewriters for Offgrid and Privacy Hounds

19 Dec 2019 1 minute read kimbriggsdotcom

 My friend has been a professional artist for over 20 years. About two years ago he started painting old typewriters and restoring them through and intense cleaning regiment (the whole thing is taken apart). If you like old tech or are a privacy houn...

Midtown Manhattan NYC Photos

14 Dec 2019 1 minute read kimbriggsdotcom

These are photos from a broad area around New York City generally known as Midtown Manhattan.  This area included Times Square, Rockefeller Center, and around the train stations Grand Central Terminal and Penn Station.  My favorite escape in midtown...

California Pacific Coastal Highway

27 Nov 2019 1 minute read kimbriggsdotcom

San Francisco from Golden Gate National Recreation Area The first photo is taken from the Golden Gate National Recreation Area on the north side of the bridge. It is part of a huge green-space with ocean frontage. If you want to see downtown San Fra...

Portsmouth NH Photos

31 Oct 2019 1 minute read kimbriggsdotcom

Portsmouth, NH, is a medium-sized New England town on the border of New Hampshire and Maine, off of I95.  I think it is a good travel stop. Downtown Portsmouth NH If you are headed to/from Maine, Portsmouth, NH, and Portland, ME, are two of the large...

Quechee Gorge, Central Vermont

22 Oct 2019 1 minute read kimbriggsdotcom

Quechee Gorge is in central Vermont. I'd say it is probably past-peak right now for fall foliage, but the views are always great.  There is a small strip mall within walking distance, in an otherwise very rural part of the state, with food, gifts, an...