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Club Chaos Eye Candy: Welcome to a Flushing Tour of Homes (Vol 4)

 

This series of residential tours is inspired by my girlfriends Elizabeth Weintraub (of Sacramento) and Poppy Dinsey (of London, UK). The Weintraub Gallery features her favorite Land Park Homes in Sacramento (About.com), while Poppy D (Zoomf) takes us on an eclectic tour of her neck of the woods in "A Walk Around London England."

In "A Cactus Flower Blooms For Only One Day" Elizabeth makes some interesting analogies regarding missing your moment if you wait too long to purchase the home of your dreams (while providing a little cactus eye candy). In "Are You As Green As You Can Be?" her talking points include what people can do to help reduce our carbon footprints and be eco-friendly. She poses an interesting question at the end: "What do you do to be green?"

You should also check out Sondra's Snapshots. Sondra Meyer  is an expert on College Station, TX and takes us on a wonderful tour of things to do and places to see. She never leaves home without her camera so if you are into eye candy, like me, then you will enjoy visiting Sondra's blog. In "What Is Behind A Name?" we are introduced to the sculptures of Payne Lara who "worked in conjunction with landscape designer Larry Schueckler to create what is considered one of College Station's nicest displays of public art." In "What Makes Something Beautiful?" Sondra whips out her camera to showcase Hensel Park.

Here is some eye candy from my turtle run in Flushing, Queens County, NY. I'm off to do a "historical post." Stay tuned for some eye candy from my turtle run across the Brooklyn Bridge. Enjoy!

 

Queens County is a great place to live. I love New York City.

 

 

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Comment balloon 16 commentsC Tann-Starr • July 20 2008 07:08AM

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Thanks for the pics, C.  You have shown some beauties here.  Bonnie

Posted by Veronica DeCarolis (Weidel Realtors) over 10 years ago

Bonnie, I am very happy that you enjoyed them. Wait until you see the photographs from the Brooklyn Bridge feature! I'm having such a hard time choosing my "best shots." I find them all so interesting!

Posted by C Tann-Starr (Tann Starr & Associates, Inc.) over 10 years ago

C,

What are you tryin to do, start a fad or somethin?  BTW how do you get your name on the pics?

BTW, Thanks for sharing your little corner of the world with us you do a GREAT job.

Don R.

Posted by Don Rogers, Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes (Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield) over 10 years ago

Good morning Don, wouldn't that be something? (LOL) I do enjoy my turtles runs and had a wonderful experience yesterday while on my photo-shoot in Brooklyn. Someone actually recognized me from reading Localism. We had a great time talking and I made a new friend. I have every intention of maintaining the series for it makes my jogging so much more fun and people find me approachable on the street. I also met a lovely woman who works in our industry while I was photographing the Brooklyn Public Library. I gave her my card and an invitation to join Active Rain. I hope she does, then I can introduce her to Club Chaos! BTW, I am always on the hunt for more eye candy! Wait until you see the feature on Brooklyn's Grand Army Plaza!

Posted by C Tann-Starr (Tann Starr & Associates, Inc.) over 10 years ago

How do you get your name on the photos, C? Do you manually insert them?

Those are gorgeous photos and striking homes. I'd live in any one of them. I have a pretty cool photo of the Brooklyn Bridge from my last trip there. I will email it to you.

Can't wait to see your next post. You are a terrific photographer and if I were buying a home in Brooklyn, you can bet I would call C Tann-Starr!

elizabeth weintraub sacramento land park real estate agent

Posted by Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents, Put 40 years of experience to work for you (Lyon Real Estate) over 10 years ago

Hello Elizabeth and thank you! I was going to call Don with an explanation but since I now have two inquiries I might as well post the answer here. I download everything from my Nikon into an Adobe file and use the Adobe Photoshop "text tool" to type my name across each photograph that I decide to use for Localism and then "save a copy" of the original with my name on it as a "new" .jpg picture to upload. I've collected over six hundred photographs since I started jogging with my camera, but have only selected a few that I feel represent the very best of each group. Please do send me your shot of the Brooklyn Bridge. I would love to see it from your point of view

Posted by C Tann-Starr (Tann Starr & Associates, Inc.) over 10 years ago

Carolyn, You take great photos.  What kind of camera do you use?

Posted by Shirley Parks, Broker, 210-414-0966, San Antonio TX Real Estate (Sands Realty 210-414-0966) over 10 years ago

Ah. I see, C. Well, I used to open photos in Photoshop, but it was so time consuming that I've switched to Preview. My download dock doesn't always work right, either. So, I bought a card reader, and that's much faster. Just pop in the card, plug it into the USB port and in half a second, the photos are on my desktop. I set my preferences to open them in preview. But it won't let me enter text. Greg Swann at Bloodhound told me about a watermark program, but I didn't copy it over to my new computer and can't remember where I found it now.

I sent you the Brooklyn Bridge photo. Do you like it?

elizabeth weintraub sacramento real estate agent

 

 

Posted by Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents, Put 40 years of experience to work for you (Lyon Real Estate) over 10 years ago

Hi Shirley, for my turtle walks I use a Nikon N70 with an AF Nikor 35-80mm lens (film). However, for my turtle runs, I use a digital Nikon, the Coolpix 7600 (compact, lightweight, gorgeous and fits in the palm of my hand). Additionally, if I'm in the mood for instant gratification, the digital Nikon wins hands down because the moment I pop in the the 1.0 GB ScanDisk into the card reader I know I am only thirty seconds away from enjoying some eye candy!

Posted by C Tann-Starr (Tann Starr & Associates, Inc.) over 10 years ago

C,

Thank you for the how to on adding your name to photos.  You are a REAL HELP!!!

Don R.

Posted by Don Rogers, Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes (Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield) over 10 years ago

Oooo, Elizabeth, I'm going to go read all three accounts and see if I can find it! Excellent! (Thank you!)

Posted by C Tann-Starr (Tann Starr & Associates, Inc.) over 10 years ago

Don, you are very welcome!

Posted by C Tann-Starr (Tann Starr & Associates, Inc.) over 10 years ago

Wow, what a beautiful part of the world you live in.  I love it!  Thanks for sharing. 

Posted by Cristal Drake, Realtor - Fullerton Real Estate (Prudential California Realty) over 10 years ago

Cristal, thank you for stopping by and you are very welcome!

Posted by C Tann-Starr (Tann Starr & Associates, Inc.) over 10 years ago

Carolyn, thanks for the pix (your term "eye candy") from your backyard. I pick up, beyond your photos, the inspiration you got from E, Poppy, and Sondra. It always impresses me when we are inspired by others. I just want to let you know your honesty and freshness ALWAYS impresses me. You are also a very imaginative and creative type. You are very good with that camera with your strolls around your neighborhood. I look forward to your next installment. It doesn't get much better than the Brooklyn Bridge!!

Posted by Gary Woltal, Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth (Keller Williams Realty) over 10 years ago

Hello Gary, it is always a pleasure and treat when you stop by. Thank you for your kind words, they mean a lot to me. I am very excited about the next two presentations. The double run on the Brooklyn Bridge yielded an excellent crop of photographs and as for the eye candy at Grand Army Plaza, it is exquisite!

Posted by C Tann-Starr (Tann Starr & Associates, Inc.) over 10 years ago

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