Poor Horse!

Animals, Cuenca Ecuador, Culture Shock, Daily Expat Life, Exploring, Traveling Kids

This is a common sight out in the Ecuador countryside: a poor little horse, loaded down with sugar cane. The sugar cane is not dry, like we originally thought, it is actually the fresh-cut sugar cane. So that would be like you carrying a backpack as long as you, filled with full water jugs; and {Click to continue...}

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Lazin’ Around in Galapagos (Collection)

Animals, Daily Expat Life, Exploring, Galapagos Islands, Humor, Traveling Kids

Hey everyone! This week I’ve been feeling pretty tired, and I thought these sea lions were great examples of what I want to do over the weekend; except on a nice soft bed ! Fast Facts Sea lions are my favorite Galapagos animal, I even swam with one. What is your favorite Galapagos animal? Is it: sea {Click to continue...}


Cool Up-Close Ecuador Orchid Pretty Purple Petals (PPP)

Cuenca Ecuador, Flowers, Traveling Kids

I just love orchids! They are so beautiful. I think that this is a neat perspective of one, what do you think? Fast Facts This orchid was at the Cuenca orchidarium. I really liked it there! Here is another cool flower at the orchidarium. I hope you like my ppp series!!! Catch ya later Shutterbug ;)!


A Cool Galapagos Pelican Collage

Animals, Exploring, Galapagos Islands, Humor

I love using Photoshop. I love Pelicans. I love collages. Presto! I love these Pelicans! They have such a variety of expressions. In the future I will be posting a tutorial on how to do these collages! Fast Facts These pelicans were at the fish market in the Galapagos on Santa Cruz Island. At the {Click to continue...}


Awesome Giraffe

Animals, Daily Expat Life, Exploring, Traveling Kids

I think this picture is so cool! I took this picture at the Miami Zoo in Florida. I had an amazing time there! And I remember the Giraffes because I got to feed them! That was really cool. Their tongues are sooo long! I sharpened this image in Photoshop, what do you think of  it? {Click to continue...}

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How to Sharpen An Image In Photoshop (Tutorial)

Animals, Exploring, Humor, Photoshop Tutorials, Traveling Kids

Sometimes I will be looking at my pictures and think: “this stinks!” Why? It just doesn’t have that… that look, you know, the look. Okay, so what I mean is that it just isn’t crisp enough. That is always really annoying! So here is how to really bring it to life in Photoshop! How To Sharpen in {Click to continue...}

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Beautiful Pool Waterfall

Daily Expat Life, Exploring, Humor, Traveling Kids

A few years ago, we went to Miami, Florida, on vacation. I loved it there! The weather was great, the beaches were really nice… okay, okay. Thats my Canadian talking :D. If you’re American, you have likely made fun of Canadians at some point – we talk weird, we act weird… we’re just plain weird! {Click to continue...}

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Curious Galapagos Tortoise

Animals, Daily Expat Life, Exploring, Galapagos Islands, Humor, Traveling Kids

When I was going through my pictures from Galapagos I was surprised to find this one. You know how when you are on vacation you don’t bother to look at the picture until, in this case, like a year later? It is so cool how curious he’s looking at the camera; it’s almost like he {Click to continue...}

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How to Merge 2 Photos in Photoshop (Tutorial)

Galapagos Islands, Photoshop Tutorials, Traveling Kids
Voilà! All done!

Every photographer wants to be able to merge photos, whether it’s just because that would look really awesome on a different background or because it is for sheer comedy. My reasons vary, but they’re normally the latter :). So follow these simple steps and you’ll be flying in no time! First (of course) you must {Click to continue...}

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Funny Necked Galapagos Flamingos

Animals, Daily Expat Life, Exploring, Galapagos Islands, Travel Tips, Traveling Kids

Flamingos are really fun to shoot because they always look so funny! I mean seriously: they’re pink, they have crazy long necks and they are just plain funny! These Flamingos are from Galapagos: Here’s a Tip! When traveling, no matter where, always have your camara. If you don’t you’ll wish you did!


An Appetizing Meal At Coppelia in Cuenca

Cuenca Ecuador, Daily Expat Life, Exploring, Food, Great Ecuador Treats, Traveling Kids
churrasco at coppelia

One day when we were in Cuenca we decided to get lunch at the Coppelia restaurant in the center of the city. We all got churrasco. This is a dish with beef, rice, fries, a salad, and sometimes avocado. Fast Facts This photo was taken with the Canon PowerShot ELPH 100 HS, I love this camera!


Cool Galapagos Tortoise

Animals, Exploring, Galapagos Islands, Traveling Kids

I love this tortoise!! I is sooo cool, the way it is just looking at me out of the corner of its eye! Fast Facts: This tortoise was at the tortoise reserve on Santa Cruz in the Galapagos Islands off the coast of Ecuador. And the photo was taken with my trusty Canon PowerShot ELPH 100 {Click to continue...}