Target Vacations Travel Pics

November 1, 2008 at 1:49 pm (Uncategorized)

I receive a variety of different travel deal emails.  One of them mentioned a Flickr Group called Target Vacations Travel Pics.  This is some information about the group:

Hello! And welcome to the Target Vacations Flickr group. This group serves as the home base of the Target Vacations Photo Contest while also being a great way for you to share your experiences with others.

Entering in the contest couldn’t be easier. All you have to do is log in to your Flickr account and start sharing your vacation photos. You can share as many photos as you’d like, you just have to make sure that they are family friendly and they were taken by you.

Winning photos will be selected monthly by me, Jason Sarracini, President of Target Vacations and will be featured in our Newsletter which is read by thousands of travelers every month. This month’s contest has already started, so have a look through your old albums or grab a camera and start uploading. Good Luck!

I figure my luck has been pretty good lately so I uploaded six of my favorites!  This is the first group on Flickr that I have chosen to become a member.



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Stand By Me

November 1, 2008 at 10:17 am (video, YouTube)

This YouTube video, and international version of Stand By Me, was shared with me this week.  I was playing it before school started.  Students in my homeroom were attracted by the music so they came over to see what I was up to.  There were so many students crowded around, and I wanted them all to see, so I played it again on the “big screen” with the LCD projector.  Most of them knew the song but never heard of the movie.  I also “screened” it with one of my language arts classes and asked for their reactions to it.  One student articulated how they enjoyed that it was from all over the world.  I asked how this could have been done.  Of course, they knew, identifying that one person probably collected all the video and “spliced and diced” it together.

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Photo Update

November 1, 2008 at 9:59 am (photo sharing) (, , )

A couple weeks ago I received an update on one of my photos that I wrote about when I last posted.  I have pasted an update below. 

In addition, yet another of only 49 San Francisco photos that I posted to Flickr has been added as a favorite at Open Shutter Project’s Favorites.  That’s the fourth one to to receive feedback or be linked to.  That’s almost 10% of the photos that I uploaded!  I figure that’s pretty good odds in the world of the internet!

:: Schmap San Francisco Fifth Edition: Photo Inclusion 


I am delighted to let you know that your submitted photo
has been selected for inclusion in the newly released fifth
edition of our Schmap San Francisco Guide:

Golden Gate Park

If you use an iPhone or iPod touch, then this same link
will take you directly to your photo in the iPhone version
of our guide. On a desktop computer, you can still see
exactly how your photo is displayed and credited in the
iPhone version of our guide at:

Golden Gate Park

Finally, if you have a blog, you might also like to check
out the customizable widgetized version of our Schmap San
Francisco Guide, complete with your published photo:

Thanks so much for letting us include your photo – please
enjoy the guide!

Best regards,

Emma Williams,
Managing Editor, Schmap Guides

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