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About chowjudge

Martin Allred is a professional photographer and frequent traveler. His assignments cover most of the U.S. and Canada. Martin is a native of New Orleans and currently resides in the Sarasota/Tampa Bay area of Florida.

Christmas Stolen

I watched a news video on TV showing a person stealing a Christmas Tree,  if that doesn’t score an all-time low for the season,  gangs are targeting bus riders and drivers for their Christmas bonuses in Central American.  The Toys … Continue reading

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EOS 5D Mark IV: Timelapse movies

The EOS 5D Mark IV features a time-lapse movie shooting option to create time-lapse directly in-camera without needing to stitch the images together afterward. When you shoot a time-lapse movie, you will notice that the resolution is FHD and it is … Continue reading

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Canon 5D Mark IV Tips for Lens Correction

EOS 5D Mark IV Diffraction Correction As part of the lens correction options, the EOS 5D Mark IV features a Diffraction Correction option to remove any diffraction caused by the lens while shooting. This setting works well and helps ensure … Continue reading

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How Much Does It Cost To Hire a Photographer?

I’m writing this article which offers a few tips by ImageBrief, a stock photo agency that promotes and sells stock imaging created by professional photographers.  Professional photographers must pay an annual or a monthly subscription to be a member of … Continue reading

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“Volcano Bay” Orlando Now Open

Universal Studios has added another theme park to their repertoire. Volcano Bay is now open and is expected to be at capacity for the memorial day weekend. The site ads are claiming no long lines like the other two theme parks experience. … Continue reading

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U-le-le “Yay” Tampa Airport SW Terminal

Ulele..(pronounced you-lay-lee) celebrates the vibrant fusion of ingredients from Florida waters and land once home to many Native Americans, including the legendary young princess Ulele. Located on the Hillsborough River in Tampa Heights, 400 yards from the Straz Center for … Continue reading

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9 of the 12 Top Beaches in the U.S. …And the Winner is…..

Florida  According to Tripadvisor’s 2017 Traveler’s Choice survey, Florida captures 1st place for the best beaches in the United States, including Hawaii.  Florida now has nine beaches on the top twelve list. That’s really good news for Florida.  Unfortunately, the … Continue reading

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The Not So Friendly Skies “Know Your Airline Passenger Rights”

I travel frequently and know the basic rules the airlines impose when it comes to getting bumped. However, flights are over-sold on a regular basis and airline employees are trained to offer the lowest compensation possible at first to get passengers … Continue reading

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The Botanist Cocktail

The most awesome Gin Cocktail ever!!! 🙂   1.5 oz of The Botanist Islay Gin (yummy) 2.5 oz of Fever-Tree Elderflower Tonic Spash of Royal Rose Lavender-Lemon Syrup Stir ingredients in a martini shaker … Garnish: a sprig of fresh … Continue reading

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Wine Road “Russian River” Sonoma County

                Reblog                               (Gary Farrell’s Wine Cellar) Wine has been around for thousands of years, and is closely entwined … Continue reading

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