Sisk Family European Vacation: Londay, Day 2...

September 16, 2011
Saturday night, we got a good night’s rest…which was important considering we had another day of site seeing ahead of us. Our expensive cab driver told us that Sunday would be a good day to see the “changing of the guard.” He told us to arrive by 10:45 to be sure we could get a good spot. So we did just as we were told. Unfortunately, once we got into place (and waited a good 15-20 minutes), we were told that there would be not changing of the guard today. I initially thought they might have cancelled due to the weather but then realized that there was a major cycling...
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Shoot and Edit: Week 36 – Night Shots…EDIT (Reducing Noise)...

September 15, 2011
Welcome to the 36th week of Shoot and Edit: Part 2. Click HERE for all the details and upcoming prompts/themes (also including previous editing tutorials). This week’s theme or prompt was to show us one “Night” SOOC shot (this was just a suggestion, you can show us any SOOC shot). Hopefully you linked up with Jill’s blog earlier this week.Each Thursday, I will take my SOOC shot and provide a simple/basic or advanced Photoshop/Photoshop Elements or Lightroom tutorial. You can then try my tutorial on your own photos and link up here – linky will now open EARLY on...
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Sisk Family European Vacation: London, Day 1 Continued...

September 14, 2011
On our way to St. Paul’s Cathedral, we decided to walk…I mean, partially walk London Bridge. I have to admit, I was a bit underwhelmed. I think that Tower Bridge is much more spectacular. By the way, did I mention that the London police were EVERYWHERE? After our nap, before we went to London Bridge…we were walking past Liverpool Station. Apparently there was some sort of protest going on. In light of the recent riots in London, I guess the police wanted to be a bit more prepared. As we were walking down to the Tower, we kept hitting road blocks. When we got to London...
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Sisk Family European Vacation: London, Day 1...

September 13, 2011
My husband and I left for London on Friday, September 2nd. Our plan was to fly all night…land in London…catch a ride to our hotel…sleep for a few hours…freshen up…and hit the town. It would have been a good plan, but as you might imagine, nothing ever goes according to plan. It is incredibly hard to force yourself to sleep at 7 pm. So, of course we stayed awake during our entire flight to London. We landed around 6:30 am. We might as well have been zombies. Had we been properly rested, we might have thought through the next decision a little more...
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