How to Stabilize Shaky GoPro Videos

I've owned a GoPro for three months now. Holy Cow is it shaky!  No matter how still I try to hold the GoPro, by hand or on a mount, it is SHAKY. I've investigated several no-shake software products made to stabilize GoPro videos.  The one I believe is the best is ProDrenaline.  SEE THE SIDE BY SIDE COMPARISON BELOW

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White Sands National Monument Programs Offer Intimate Experience

White Sands National Monument Programs Offer Intimate Experience

Do you know about the wonderful Interpretive Programs offered by White Sands National Monument?  Sunset strolls, camping under the stars after the park closes, full moon orchestras amongst the gypsum dunes... they're amazing!  Even if you're not a local, you can plan your trip to coincide with one of the fascinating events at White Sands that really gives you an intimate experience at the park.  Can you imagine snacking on a blanket surrounded by white dunes and serenaded by a classical orchestra?  My travel article this week explores the many unique options at White Sands.... they're amazing!  Here's a link to the online version of my article in the Fort Bliss Bugle

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Plan a Classic American Southwestern Getaway to Monument Valley

Plan a Classic American Southwestern Getaway to Monument Valley

Here's my travel guide to Monument Valley, Arizona, that was published in last week's paper at Fort Bliss.  There's a little bit of historic background that really gets to the heart of why this place is so special and epic.  Hope you like it! 

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How Travel Can Enhance Life for Fort Bliss Families

How Travel Can Enhance Life for Fort Bliss Families

I'm linking to my travel article from last week titled Travel can enhance life for Fort Bliss families. The target audience is military families, but really this applies to everyone, everywhere. I've been a big believer my entire life that families that play together, stay together.  I hope you enjoy this!

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Discovering People is a Big Part of the Journey

Discovering People is a Big Part of the Journey

There are many things that lure me to travel and keep the passion flaming inside to see more of God's beautiful green earth.  I love the planning, the getting there, the road trips, the seeing remarkable things with my own eyes, the process of photographing them and  the way it deepens my faith.  But one thing I'm really growing to appreciate is the people I meet and see along the way.

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Photographer's Don't Own the Landscapes, We Share Them

Photographer's Don't Own the Landscapes, We Share Them

I was a bit surprised on my last bit of travel how downright rude some professional photographers were about people being in their shots.  I was surprised because my experience with other professional photographers has always been very positive.  They are nature lovers, appreciators of creation, and most seem to have such respect for the scene they are photographing that they understand the desire of anyone wanting to share in it.  In fact, we want to share it... that's why we're photographers in the first place.

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Thoughts On Being a Solo Female Travel Photographer

Thoughts On Being a Solo Female Travel Photographer

At the end of every mission I undertake, I'm somewhat surprised at my gall.  Or maybe I'm just impressed with my inhibition to reject constraints from traveling alone.  I mean, I'm a 48 year old woman with responsibilities.... 4 children and a husband, for example.  But I never let the fact that I may have to explore alone prevent me from doing it. Sometimes it feels incredibly lonely, other times it feels incredibly liberating, but at the end of the day it always feels incredibly right........

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El Paso Holocaust Museum Provides a Profound Look at History

El Paso Holocaust Museum Provides a Profound Look at History

I've been away on another adventure so I'm late in posting my  travel article for the Fort Bliss Bugle in El Paso, Texas.  My last article was published over a week ago on the El Paso Holocaust Museum.  It's an excellent exhibit, free to the public.  Here's a link to the copy online since the paper copy is now out of print.  Hope you like it!

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Find Personal Well-Being on El Paso’s Hiking Trails

Find Personal Well-Being on El Paso’s Hiking Trails

My  travel article coming out in tomorrow's Fort Bliss Bugle on Fort Bliss and throughout El Paso is one that is very meaningful to me.  The peace and solace I've gained over the last 7 months or so hiking through the mountains of El Paso have really changed me for the better.  I hope you enjoy this week's article and find some motivation to get out there, too, if you aren't already!  Here is the online version of the article.

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Rare Snowfall in El Paso, Texas

Rare Snowfall in El Paso, Texas

Maybe "rare" isn't the right word, but unusual certainly is.  Last Thursday, 22 January, the southwestern Texas border city was hit with a substantial amount of snow.  It doesn't stick around for long but while it was falling, it looked like a full-fledged New Jersey blizzard.  I photographed some of the scenes from around El Paso, as this part of the country doesn't always see snow. Here is the snowy pictorial:

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