videos: No Tripod Needed To Make A Video Without The "Jitters" - 09/17/12 04:02 PM
Your videos will have the "jitters' when you shoot from a moving car taking pictures of whatever interests youholding the camcorder in your hands and moving to shoot a clip when using a tripod is not practicalThere is an easy "fix" if you upload your videos to YouTube. You will also have an opportunity to add special effects.
Once you upload a video and open it in Video Manager it will look like this. Please note I have encircled a link called "Enhancements"

When you click on the link "Enhancements" the screen will look like the one below.
Note The picture has divided … (112 comments)

videos: School Season Is Here - Obey The Rules Of The Road - 09/17/12 03:37 PM


School is now open in Prince William County and the rest of the country. You would think all drivers would realize and respect the purpose of school speed signs and school bus lights is to protect our children.
My husband and I live very close to three schools in Lake Ridge. They are all within eyesight of each other on two intersecting streets.
There are more school speed limit signs with fashing lights than you can imagine. It never fails that some drivers (not necessarily teens) think they are a call to speed.
Read the sign - the school zone speed limit in … (2 comments)

videos: Why 80,000 to 100,000 People Enjoy The Prince William County Fair - 09/16/12 08:59 AM

Judging by the train photo at the right very colorful would be one excellent explanation.
More importantly, is the by-product of the rich and diverse Prince William County history which spans the period from 17th century American colonization to the present beginning with Captain John Smith sailing into the Occoquan River in 1608..
George and Martha Washington were frequent visitors to the county, even staying overnight at the circa 1747 Rippon Lodge - home of their friends the Richard Blackburn family. Two major Civil War battles were fought in Manassas. Quantico Marine Corps Base played an important Marine training mission in World II … (10 comments)

videos: Lynnwood, Homes on 1/2 Acre, Treed Lots in Lake Ridge Woodbridge VA - 09/06/12 03:09 PM

It is not unusual for people to think Lynnwood is a subdivision since the sign at the primary entrance on Old Bridge Road is different than the signs at the entry to the other sections of Lake Ridge. But Lynnwood really is different since it is the only section of Lake Ridge with homes sited on lots that are both heavily treed and at least one half acre.
There were three builders responsible for the majority of constructionFairfieldCalvertLong (our Lynnwood home was built by Long Homes)The final few homes on Valleywood Drive were built by VanMetre.


Edgewood, one of the five … (14 comments)

videos: If They Build in Potomac Club I Sell Their Homes - 07/31/12 05:25 AM
Of all the newer subdivisions in Woodbridge one of the most popular is Potomac Club in Woodbridge. It is a large condominium complex with gated entry and a multi-million dollar sports complex. It is also close to numerous commuting venues and shopping.
I have been involved in the sale of homes built by the three Potomac Club builders (Pulte, Ryan and MI Homes) and have thorough familiarity with their models. For example,



Pulte
I brought the buyer to this town home on Potomac Branch Drive




Ryan
I was the listing agent for this home on Eastbourne Drive.




MI Homes
I brought the … (12 comments)

videos: "Smokey" Winstead and Bull Run Grass for Bluegrass in Manassas VA - 07/28/12 01:53 PM

Centuries from now when historians look for things that are uniquely American, there is no doubt bluegrass will be high on the list.
Bluegrass roots go back to the 18th century when English, Irish and Scottish immigrants settled in Appalachia with their fiddles, reels and clogging. There is also an African American jazz influence. In both jazz and bluegrass one or more of the instruments play the melody and improvise while the remainder accompany it - a departure from old-time, traditional music where everybody in the orchestra played the melody together.
One of the most popular bluegrass bands in the Manassas and … (20 comments)

videos: I Thought Squirrels Were My Big Problem - 07/08/12 05:50 AM

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Popular Prince William County homes include Eagles Pointe, … (30 comments)

videos: John Philip Would Love It - 07/03/12 05:06 AM

John Philip Sousa wrote "Stars and Stripes Forever" on Christmas Day in 1896. It is one of his best known marches
I suspect there isn't a marching band in America that doesn't have the music in its' repertoire for patriotic holiday parades
The Commodores are the US Navy's premier jazz ensemble. We enjoyed their version of the Sousa classic at a Harris Pavilion concert in Manassas
Now we hope you enjoy the video we made of their adaptation just as we are certain John Philip Sousa would have enjoyed it.HAPPY BIRTHDAY AMERICA
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videos: Not A Good Object Lesson - 05/27/12 06:16 AM

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Popular Prince William County homes include Eagles Pointe, … (13 comments)

videos: The Many Colors Of Spring In Lake Ridge Woodbridge VA - 04/12/12 01:56 PM
Lake Ridge is a community of 7,000 homes on 4,400 wooded acres. The 38,000 residents take great pride in our flowering trees, vines and shrubs. When the cherry blossoms came out a few weeks ago I decided I would produce a short video of the many varieties that are a signature feature of Lake Ridge. It is short - only one minute long. I hope you enjoy watching it as mich as I did driving around Lake Ridge to film it.

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ALL Woodbridge Homes For Sale By Type and … (6 comments)

videos: I Wish I Could Let You In - 04/11/12 05:20 AM

While rummaging through my picture files to delete and organize them I came across this forgotten snapshot of an owl.
During the blizzard of 2010 I snapped this photo while sitting at my in-home office watching the snow pile up. Suddenly, this owl flew into the trees within about 30' of my sliding glass door. As you can see, his/her feathers are puffed to help keep warm. I think those are snowflakes on his/her head.
Lake Ridge is a unique subdivision in that 1,200 acres of the 4,400 acre subdivision is heavily wooded common area throughout. Additionally, the developer didn't bulldoze all … (28 comments)

videos: The Easter Bunny Lives In Our Lake Ridge Backyard - 04/08/12 01:51 PM

Living in Lake Ridge offers a way of life not possible in many newer subdivisions. The original terrain was gently rolling, heavily wooded hills. 1,200 acres of the original 4,400 acres were left untouched.
The detached home sites range from 1/4 to 1/2 acre with many of the original trees still standing. Most of the town home and condominium sites are surrounded by wooded areas. The net result is we live in a community of both human beings and animals.
This bunny was about 20' from my office door when I snapped this photo. We grow hostas to attract both deer … (8 comments)

videos: Easter Egg Hunt At circa 1747 Rippon Lodge April 7, 2012 - 04/05/12 01:40 PM

In anticipation of the Easter egg hunt colorful eggs will be hidden all over the grounds of the 18th century mansion.

Rippon Lodge15500 Blackburn Rd, WoodbridgeSaturday April 7, 201211 AM and 1 PM Cost is $7.00 per childChildren under 2 are free Children can also enjoy activities, games, moon bounce, pony rides and train ride--------Admission includes house tour-------- Families can bring a picnic lunch and are encouraged to bring a basket for collecting eggs-------- $1.00 off admission with donation of canned food for ACTS

For More Information Call 703-499-9812

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videos: Why Everybody's Rushing To Lake Ridge This Week - 03/21/12 05:29 PM


In the photo below the cherry tree dwarfs the car parked beneath it. This not at all unusual in Lake Ridge.


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videos: Smooth Videos Without A Tripod On YouTube - 03/08/12 01:59 PM

A few days ago I wrote a post about a Prince William County elementary school, Brentsville Elementary, that started in 1870 and is in a very historic center. It included the video above.
I had a comment by Debb Janes inquiring if I had a "fluid head" tripod since the "panning" was very smooth. I do have a cheap tripod - I think it's in the trunk of my car.
Since my videos are uploaded to YouTube I have a secret weapon.Open your YouTube accountClick on Video ManagerSelect the video you want to "smooth"Click on the EDIT button to the rightWhen the … (91 comments)

videos: Coming Soon To A Lake Ridge Neighborhood Near You - 03/01/12 02:09 PM
SPRING BLOSSOMS

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COMMUTING Express bus service to the Pentagon and Washington, DC is available within Lake Ridge and at the entrance to Lake Ridge in the VDOT Commuter Lot Carpools usually meet at the VDOT Commuter Lot at the entrance to Lake Ridge - see Omnimatch for more specific details Slugging (some erroneously call it hitching a ride which it is) is a result of the need to use HOV lanes on the I-95 as much as possible. Commuters … (6 comments)

videos: Brentsville Courthouse - Part Of The Prince William County Fabric Since 1822 - 02/16/12 07:21 AM

In 1820 it only took 50 acres to establish Brentsville and make it the county seat of Prince William County. As residents moved farther west to work new farmland the existing county seat at Dumfries was too far east to serve them easily. Brentsville was a logical choice since it was centrally located along the major east/west road that went as far as the Shenandoah Valley. When the county seat moved to Manassas in 1893 Brentsville was able to maintain its' 19th century rural trappings.
In 18th and early 19th century rural Virginia the courthouse was the dominant power in county government. … (7 comments)

videos: When The Weather Outside Is Frightful In Prince William County - 02/09/12 08:38 AM


The National Capital Area is one of the most popular summertime vacation destinations in the country. Living as close as we do in Prince William County we are able to visit more frequently than tourists.
However, most of us spend the majority of our leisure time seeking out recreational opportunities close to home. As a developing county our recreational venues are growing along with the residential and commercial community.
The good news is that the growth also applies to facilities that we can enjoy when the winter weather makes outdoor recreation uncomfortable. We traveled the county this winter with camcorder in hand … (14 comments)

videos: Port Potomac Woodbridge VA VideoTour And Homes For Sale - 01/12/12 11:41 PM


Port Potomac is one of the new communities in the Woodbridge VA area. The clubhouse and fountains at the entrance have become well known landmarks along the Route 1 corridor.


Highly respected builders Ryan Homes, Drees Homes, NVR and MI Homes have given the subdivision a unique, diversified appearance with a wide variety of detached and town home styles.MI Homes and Ryan Homes are building homes at The Reserve at Port Potomac.

 
Deciding where to live in Woodbridge and Prince William County is a challenge for those who commute north to the Pentagon and … (15 comments)

videos: All Current Woodbridge VA Homes For Sale Updated Hourly - 01/09/12 06:34 AM

Woodbridge VA homes for sale include detached homes, townhomes. condos, homes with a garage, townhomes with a garage, new homes and resale homes.
Woodbridge is the largest residential section in eastern Prince William County VA and has three ZIP Codes, 22191, 22192 and 22193.
Prince William County and Woodbridge VA homes for sale are less expensive than homes for sale in Northern Virginia areas such as Fairfax County just to our north.
Prince William County is enjoying phenomenal publicity and growth. Businesses, for example, are moving into Prince William County property at an amazing rate so their employees will have more time with … (2 comments)

 
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