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All images taken with the Sony NEX-6.

On our way from Myrtle Beach to Charleston, back in December, I saw a sign for “wildlife viewing area” and immediately turned off of the road. It turns out that we had arrived at Huntington Beach State Park!

Our first stop was Atalaya:

Atalaya Castle, also known as Atalaya, was the winter home of industrialist and philanthropist Archer M. Huntington and his wife, the sculptor Anna Hyatt Huntington, located in Huntington Beach State Park near the Atlantic coast in Murrells Inlet, Georgetown County, South Carolina.

After walking the exterior and enjoying all of the original ironwork, we paid a mere $2 for entry into the house.

There was no lack of opportunities for dramatic lighting.

This is the interior studio space of Anna Hyatt Huntington – it was her tuberculosis that led to her husband, Archer Milton Huntington, building this home in the south to avoid the cold winters in New York.

This tower contained a large water tank, stored high to provide pressure to deliver water throughout the home.

Apologies for the darkness on one side of this panorama of the interior courtyard. This reminded me of the courtyards at The Cloisters – my dream home would have some sort of outdoor space “inside” the house!

Here is another – the base of the tower in the center of the walkway that splits the courtyard in two is in the center.

On our way out of the park, we also stopped at the park’s manmade marsh.

The full set of photos from Atalaya can be seen here, and the full set of images from the marsh can be seen here.

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A few shots to share from a recent Noritake photoshoot for a few new patterns, and also a new collection. Images taken with the Sony NEX-6.

Once again, I’m acting as the client (as Marketing & E-Commerce Manager for Noritake). Our photographer was James Ransom (the shots in this post are mine, James shot the real ones), and our stylist was Alexis Anthony.

Sandefjord, a new Noritake introduction!

Navy-on-Navy (NoN) Swirl, another new addition that can be found at Macy’s.

It was unfortunate that when I went to the party store to locate some cake toppers, that there were ONLY these ones available. Party City is not doing well with diversity in their cake toppers.

Colorwave Slate, a Macy’s exclusive, is a new introduction, and great mixed with other colors.

I couldn’t resist playing at being a wedding photographer with the cake toppers. Unfortunately, low levels of winter light made my images noisier than I would have liked.

We photographed the new ColorTrio collection, available exclusively at Bed Bath & Beyond.

Big props to the team for managing to get through the whole shot list while the light was quickly departing. Another successful day.

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Link Tank #31

by Jamie Sanford on February 2, 2016

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(Source) I am looking forward to Zoolander 2.

We were waiting for someone to talk to Trent Reznor about the passing of David Bowie, and Rolling Stone checked in with him. It’s honest and touching.

If you did not watch Grease Live, this recap will cover the bases for you.

Related: Twitter’s 100 Best Reactions to Grease Live.

Can Internet stars make it in Hollywood?

The Greenville Zoo has a giraffe cam. You’re welcome!

This Eater video is making me want roasted vegetables, all day every day.

“We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.” – Jawaharial Nehru

(Quote via Nadia Aboulhosn)

Coming soon – our trip to Congaree National Park. The scale of things is significant and hard to capture, but William gives you an idea.

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In My Travels | Red Caboose Motel, Ronks, Pennsylvania

by Jamie Sanford on February 1, 2016

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I gave a glimpse of the Red Caboose Motel back when I talked about my Amelia Earhart luggage, but I wanted to talk about it a bit more.

All images taken with the Sony NEX-6 and the iPhone 6.

I found out about the Red Caboose motel from a coworker, and didn’t ever tell Will about it, planning to surprise him with a visit. The motel is super close to the Pennsylvania Railroad Museum, and right next to the tracks for the train ride you take across from the museum. There’s definitely a theme.

The hotel is definitely an experience – the charm of stepping onto a platform to get into your car is quite lovely.

Here’s a look at our car, number 1, and 2 shots of the interior. This is not a fancy location. I didn’t expect it to be, and I was correct. It isn’t fancy. It was also quite cold that day, the heater was definitely needed. Train cars are not really insulated. In addition, we didn’t have the best night of sleep, the mattress left much to be desired, and the pillows were lacking. (However, can I just say that the pillow thing is a problem at most hotels I go to? It’s ridiculous.)

They have a selection of animals and a feed dispenser. I am a sucker for any such experience.

There were some random cats hanging around as well.

(This photo has been altered, this lighting does not occur in nature.)

We ate breakfast in the diner, it was quite lovely. There is even a soundtrack of train sounds playing for realism.

I recommend a stay at the Red Caboose Motel. I can’t say I recommend more than one night, but the experience was something that we will certainly never forget.

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In My Travels | Myrtle Beach, South Carolina (Part 3)

by Jamie Sanford on January 25, 2016

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The Myrtle Beach posts: Part 1 | Part 2

I took so many photos in Myrtle Beach, and one of our last stops before heading to Charleston was the boardwalk area – before going back on to Route 17 to make our way to Charleston. I am happy to realize, when looking through these again, that there are so many people in our world that appreciate good design and branding. It is such an obvious, important piece of business, and Myrtle Beach is a great example.

All images taken with the Sony NEX-6.

The Gay Dolphin Gift Cove is actually listed on Roadside America. I bought the Roadside America app before we left, it was a great way to find local things to check out.


Our next stop is Huntington Beach State Park, but we had a great run in Myrtle Beach. I can’t wait to go back again.

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