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Heather Reichel (Hreichel)

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I am a forty -ummm something mother of three wonderful children and a wife for the past 18 years.

I my interests vary from golf to darts, carpentry to web design, writing to photography. I love gadgets and anything technology based.

I am an Indy Filmmaker, a FAA licensed UAS pilot and a gallery owner.

Been there, done that kind of describes my life!

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  • "Drones"- the New 4 Letter Word
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    "Drones"- the New 4 Letter Word

    4 months ago

    The word "Drone" elicits many responses depending on who you talk to, but often it is not a very good reaction.

  • Quick and Easy Photo Hanger
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    Quick and Easy Photo Hanger

    4 years ago

    Does anyone else hate the hassle of actually framing photos? This is an easy way to display the photos you take as you take them without the issues of buying new frames or replacing them in old frames

  • Fire for Photography
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    Fire for Photography

    4 years ago

    Are you a closet pyro? Then this tutorial has been created for you. I will show you how to tame the beast and hold it in the palm of your hand for some amazing photo opportunities.

  • Photo Filters for Point and Shoot Camera
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    Photo Filters for Point and Shoot Camera

    4 years ago

    When you first get started in Photography all the talk about aperture and ISO can make your head spin. As you start to get comfortable with your point and shoot's manual mode, you will find it lacking

  • $.06 iPhone tripod mount
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    $.06 iPhone tripod mount

    4 years ago

    For all the "iPhonographers" out there here is a way to expand your photo taking options without breaking the bank.

  • How to make Acrylic Ice for Photography
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    How to make Acrylic Ice for Photography

    4 years ago

    In this tutorial I will show you how to make your own acrylic ice cubes for use in photography and video projects.

  • Water Droplet Photography
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    Water Droplet Photography

    4 months ago

    Water Drops are mesmerizing and an impressive addition to your photography portfolio. They can also be frustrating to a new photographer with a limited amount of equipment.

  • Project 365 week 23
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    Project 365 week 23

    5 years ago

    Back on track with this hub and week 23 ended yesterday. I am closing in on the half way point and it definitely does not seem as though I have been doing this for almost 6 months already. I wanted to get a good photo...

  • Project 365 week 22
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    Project 365 week 22

    5 years ago

    With this Hub I officially catch back up to my photo project! I just took the 2nd photo for the week 23 which will end on Thursday. Sure does feel better getting everything back on track. Hope you have enjoyed the...

  • Project 365 week 21
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    Project 365 week 21

    5 years ago

    Today I was driving past one of the area creek overflow areas on my way to pick up my kids and I noticed that since it has not been as rainy that the water level had dropped from the previous night's freeze. Around each...

  • Project 365 week 20
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    Project 365 week 20

    5 years ago

    An early morning drive down the road beacame a visit to a winter wonderland. The snow covered branches were really cool in the morning light. (before the sun had a chance to rise high enough in the sky to melt all the...

  • Project 365 week 19
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    Project 365 week 19

    5 years ago

    Some people do their project 365 as a self portrait a day for a year. Since I am a bit camera shy and prefer to be behind the lens, I decided to include only one "self portrait" this is the view that my subjects see the...

  • Project 365 week 18
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    Project 365 week 18

    5 years ago

    Week 18 not only marks the end of my fourth month in the project 365 but it also includes the end of 2011. I chose to start my photo project on Sept 1, 2011 for the simple reason that I have failed at every New Years...

  • Project 365 week 17
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    Project 365 week 17

    5 years ago

    After last weeks so so performance, I was desperately trying this week to redeem myself. One of these will actually make my top 50 pics I am sure- so I am thinking that not all hope was lost in my photo abilities. ...

  • Project 365 week 16
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    Project 365 week 16

    5 years ago

    Ok- so I have taken photos of the dog and the cat, cows, horses and donkeys, even a photo of buffalo. So today I went in search of something just a little different. I did not have to go far in rural PA to find it! A...

  • Project 365 week 14
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    Project 365 week 14

    5 years ago

    A drive over by the lake and I noticed all of the geese gathering near the shoreline. Since it is a man made lake, they draw the water down in the winter. I was going over there to take a photo of some of the structure...

  • Project 365 week 15
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    Project 365 week 15

    5 years ago

    For those of you just joining me, this is a Project 365. Which means my goal is to take one photo a day and post it online. The good, the bad and the ugly... as long as it is one photo a day. The hope is as I continue...

  • Project 365 week 13
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    Project 365 week 13

    5 years ago

    Week 13 marks the end of November and the begining of the Christmas season. As with the other weeks that had a month end I added the calendar photo from my iPad app as well as a slideshow video showing all the photos. I...

  • Project 365 week 12
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    Project 365 week 12

    5 years ago

    Week 12 was part of a new type of photo for me. The industrial photos for this week were a fun and interesting picture to take. If you are new to the series, this is my project 365 where I intend to take one photo a day...

  • Project 365 week 11
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    Project 365 week 11

    5 years ago

    Week 11 proved to be interesting as old man winter started out this week and it ended with spring like conditions. I dare say I am hopefully that this means our winter will be a mild one. I do not mind snow... it can...

  • Project 365 week 10
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    Project 365 week 10

    5 years ago

    November is up and running and the weather is still holding on to the last bit of fall. No complaints there - not sure what I am going to do when winter gets here. I do not want every photo to have snow in it :( A trip...

  • Project 365 week 9
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    Project 365 week 9

    5 years ago

    Yahoo... I finally hit the 20 hub mark... to some that is not a big deal I realize this. But to me- I am behind in my hubbing by about 15 hubs, so it is a milestone :) Today was a foggy day, it hung in the air like the...

  • Project 365 week 8
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    Project 365 week 8

    5 years ago

    Another hectic day had me scrambling at the last minute to get my photo for the day. Eight proved to be a hard subject. Thank goodness my son is into pirates and had a toy octopus from one of his playsets. Set on the...

  • Project 365 week 7
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    Project 365 week 7

    5 years ago

    Week 7 was an exciting week- my new camera came... along with the new camera came an entire set of new issues.... hope you enjoy the escapades. One iPhone 4s. Yes, I got my new iPhone today so this was definitely on my...

  • Project 365 week 6
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    Project 365 week 6

    5 years ago

    Playing catch up with this series right now, more will be coming soon Another beautiful day on the golf course with the girls.SInce the letter for today was "S" I could not resist the "Splash" shot of one of my...

  • Project 365 - Week 5
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    Project 365 - Week 5

    5 years ago

    Better late then never- yes this is a long time coming- sorry for the delay Today was the letter L and since I had stepped on more then one Lego for the day, it seemed appropriate that this should be the subject. It...

  • Project 365 - week 4
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    Project 365 - week 4

    5 years ago

    Wow!! Can you believe it? September has come and gone! I am through a whole month of photos and still going strong. Thank you to everyone who has posted so many nice comments to my hubs over the last few weeks. It has...

  • Project 365 - week 3
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    Project 365 - week 3

    5 years ago

    Just a quick recap,... this is the third week of one photo a day for an entire year. I hope you have enjoyed the Hub so far. This is the third installment of a 52 part series. I am hopeful that I can complete this...

  • Project 365 -Week 2
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    Project 365 -Week 2

    5 years ago

    Thank you to all of those who are reading and following this Hub. Your comments and messages were enjoyed and well received from the Project 365- week 1 Hub. It definitely keeps me motivated to stay on track to complete...

  • Project 365- week 1
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    Project 365- week 1

    5 years ago

    Ok, so I have decided that I am going to try the Project 365. For those of you who are not familiar with this, it is a commitment to take one photo a day for a whole year. Good photos, bad photos, you will surely get...

  • Beach Cottage Bedroom (walls and trim) Part 2
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    Beach Cottage Bedroom (walls and trim) Part 2

    5 years ago

    At first many thought I was crazy- the wall color I had chosen was a bright BLUE... and although it was bright it was also very dark. With all the white trim and the stark white ceiling I was confident I could pull it...

  • Beach Cottage Bedroom - (the ceiling) Part 1
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    Beach Cottage Bedroom - (the ceiling) Part 1

    5 years ago

    WIth a growing family we needed more bedrooms. In an effort to give each child their own room and my husband and I more space, we sacrificed the attached two car garage to make a master bedroom. Now I had a 24' x 24'...

  • DIY TV Lift
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    DIY TV Lift

    4 years ago

    With a growing family and a three bedroom house we were feeling the tight quarters. In an effort to give each of the kids their own space we decided to remodel the garage into a master bedroom. I was in my glory, at...

  • Worthwhile vacation iPhone apps
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    Worthwhile vacation iPhone apps

    5 years ago

    Lets face it, in the fast paced world we live in, it is easy to forget to pack an essential for vacation. When this happens at my house, of course it is Mom's fault! Not any more. I found this great app that will ask...

  • Take your iPhone and camera safely to the beach
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    Take your iPhone and camera safely to the beach

    4 months ago

    Lets face it- the salt water will win. Not only is it extremely corrosive on any exposed metal each splash is full of sand particles. Even if you stay out of the surf you risk the sand from even the slightest gust of...

  • Going to OBX?- Take your iPhone
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    Going to OBX?- Take your iPhone

    5 years ago

    How many times have you been out and about at the Outer Banks and have changed plans midstream? Only to remember that the coupon book or travel guide is still back at the rental. Well have no fear! Never miss that great...

  • Driving on the Beach at the OBX
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    Driving on the Beach at the OBX

    6 years ago

    Driving on the beach can be a cool time or it can turn into a tramatic experience. Take a few notes and learn from my mistakes and you can add an adventure to your family's vacation. ... First I should set the scene, ...

  • OBX on a Budget (Part 3)
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    OBX on a Budget (Part 3)

    6 years ago

    This is my third and final installment to this series. If you have missed any of my hubs please check out the links below to see more money saving ideas to make the most of your wonderful Outer Banks family vacation....

  • OBX on a Budget (Part 2)
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    OBX on a Budget (Part 2)

    6 years ago

    This part two of a multi part hub. If you missed the first one please check it out at http://hreichel.hubpages.com/hub/OBX-on-a-budget although I did not intend it to be part of the series check out my "Family...

  • OBX on a Budget (Part 1)
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    OBX on a Budget (Part 1)

    6 years ago

    This is part one of a multiple part hub. I will continue to update this as I have the time. With so many options to do wonderful things with a little bit of money, the Outer Banks is truly a frugal parents dream...

  • Family Friendly Outer Banks
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    Family Friendly Outer Banks

    6 years ago

    Ok, so the reservations are made and the trip to the OBX is anticipated with great delight. How do you make the most of this wonderful family experience? Get online and research deals and coupons. Do not wait until...

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