Flipboard – Now has Google Reader!

Do you have an IPad??  Flipboard is one of my fav apps.  Flipboard now offers Google Reader!  Why is this great!  You can subscribe to your favorite blogs and now have them served up in the contents “Google Reader” section!  So if you would like…please subscribe to “Places 2 Explore” in your reader and you can get my feeds of every post on your Flipboard!   Thanks!  Technology is great!!

If you have note heard of it…here are some scoops…

Flipboard is a new, free application for the iPad which has one basic function: to take your social networking tools (read: Facebook and Twitter) and turn them into social “magazines.” As you can see from the screenshots — which are all culled from my Twitter stream — the application is very attractive. Read on for my full impressions.

After downloading Flipboard you enter your Twitter and Facebook details into separate streams, and those streams are then turned into “magazines,” — and they do, indeed look just like magazines. The attractive print-style layouts present you with pages of recents tweets, articles (pulled from the links in the tweets of those you follow), and the opportunity to respond from right within the app itself.


Buffalo, New York – St. Stanislaus Church (HDR)

From the beautiful St. Stanislaus nestled in near downtown Buffalo, NY, the photo above was processed in HDR to show the amazing details of this church.  I was a bit afraid driving near this location to grab this shot.  The local area is a bit questionable.  I went in took my pics and got outta there fast!   LOL   The things we do for photos!!

Info from the web: St. Stanislaus is the oldest Polish parish in the diocese of Buffalo, and maybe the oldest in New York State (St. Stanislaus in NYC also founded the same year). The first pastor and founder was Rev. Jan Pitass, a Silesian who was the “irremovable pastor” for 39 years. Pitass, the pioneer priest, is also considered the founder of the Polish American community in Western New York. A national known figure, he built an enormous empire for the Poles on the east side of Buffalo. He established a parish school and brought the Felician sisters to Buffalo in 1882, he founded a parish cemetery in 1889, co founded a national fraternal organization, Unia Polska w Ameryce and was responsible for the first Polish Catholic Convention in America.

Talke Photography Settings:

  • Camera:  Nikon D300
  • Lens: Nikon 12-24 F/4
  • Setting: Aperture  Mode
  • Focal Length: 14.0mm
  • ISO: 200
  • Exposure:  HDR 5 exposures (+2 to -2)
  • Aperture:  f/8
  • Gear:  Tripod
  • Post Process: Adobe CS4, Photomatix, Color Efex Pro, Viveza