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South Of The Border Is Now On Youtube

Wednesday, February 24th, 2016

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South of the Border Tourist Attraction has joined Youtube with our very own channel. That’s right, you can now catch Pedro on Youtube, and share your videos with him. We have uploaded our very first video, which is a High Definition Virtual Walk-Thru. Our video takes you around the grounds to see some of our attractions like the Reptile Lagoon, and into our shops to see some of our kitschy souvenirs.It showcases all the newly renovated and repainted areas that we’ve been working very hard on for the last year. You will find new coats of paint on all our buildings and statues, along with new neon and LED signs. Our hotel rooms have also been updated as well, and Camp Pedro is looking fresh too. If you haven’t stopped by to see Pedro lately, we think you will be very pleased with our shiny new looks. Give Pedro a ‘thumbs up’ on the video and don’t forget to subscribe to be notified when we have a new videos on our South of the Border Youtube Channel.

South of the Border And More

The new SOB Youtube channel has more than just our feature video. We have created Playlists for our sister companies as well. You can see videos reviewing our Good Ole’Blenheim Spicy Ginger Ale, a South Carolina soft drink that’s been around for more than 100 years. There is some awesome classic 70’s footage of the old bottling plant from the Charles Kuralt show. We also have videos of all the action from our newest attraction, South of the Border Motocross Training Facility. Our track hosts several motocross events each year and trains some of the finest young riders on the East Coast.

Pedro has also searched through all the great videos on Youtube to find ones filmed at South of the Border by our fans. If your family has some video from your trip to visit us, let us know so Pedro can add it to our Fan Playlist. You can also tag us on Instagram @SOBPedro to see your pictures and video come up on our website sidebar. Help us make our new South of the Border Youtube Channel as much fun to visit as Pedroland!

Amazing South Of The Border Photography by Bill Warren

Friday, June 5th, 2009

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We were lucky to stumble upon some amazing photography and even more excited that we are allowed to showcase the creative talents & photography of Bill Warren from Chapel Hill, NC on this website. The gallery he created is called Vote for Pedro and we feel this series does a brilliant job of capturing the imagination, lights, color and fun of South Of The Border.

You can check out more of Bill’s work at Billinchapelhill.com

This is a little background info on Bill and a few words about his methods and inspiration. We hope to bring you more of his great photography in the future:

I am a creative photographer based in Chapel Hill, NC. I started with film in the 70’s and like most shooters switched to digital in recent years. I have become a photography junkie, one who is always looking for the next image fix–even if I don’t have the camera with me. The blessing of photography is that it continues to heighten my visual sense and awareness of light, tone and shape.

I strive to make images that stand out and this drives me to look for subjects that are unique or overlooked. First there must be promising light—be it day or night, natural or artificial. Next, what often defines a good subject is not just the features that the subject presents but what occupies the background. Unless they can be utilized in the visualization, busy details in the background tend to subtract from the subject of the composition. When the light and subject elements show promise, it is my job to visualize the composition and then make the right camera and lens choices that will best record the visualization. My shooting technique is to follow the formal rules of composition, focus, exposure and lighting and then look for ways to break those rules to create an image that really stands out.

South of the Border is a destination that meets all my photographic requirements and desires. It surprises me that I have not been able to find many examples of creative photography that have been shot there. The SOB layout leaves lots of spacing between the buildings and statues to provide multiple and un-crowded framing options of many, many subjects. Also, the flat open site provides for a variety of opportunities to capture big sky elements. Every subject at SOB is unique and the painted colors are intense. Whether your opinion is that SOB is kitsch or Americana art, it is certainly a worthy photographic gold mine that more photographers should take advantage of. I just wish it was not quite so long of a drive for me to get there.

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