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Going To The Darkside

Going To The Darkside

The Unsinkable Boston Whaler I found on Craigslist My new boat Going To The Darkside is what sailors call it when one of their own buys a powerboat rather than a sailboat. I used to joke how I would never do that. Well, I did. A neighbor was the first to mention it in...

Pearson Triton Yawl For Sale

Sold! Thank you for all the inquiries. 360 degree Video Under Sail YouTube Change the view just by using your mouse on the video. Change the view to forwards, back, sideways etc. 28.5 ft 4 ft draft The Pearson Triton Yawl designed by the fabled Carl Alberg, was built...

Desaturated Gray Movies

Why do so many movies look like they were filmed in gray without any colors? Over the last 20 or 30 years, films and TV have been presented in a gray desaturated palate. This dull filter covers every scene and movie no matter what the story. This look is created by...

They Shall Not Grow Old Review

They Shall Not Grow Old Review

They Shall Not Grow Old, a 2018 film, tells the story of British troops in the First World War. It uses documentary footage of the soldiers as they faced the frontline battle in Belgium. They Shall Not Grow Old is not so much facts about the battle as of the human...

Hummingbird Drone Films Monarch Butterflies

Hummingbird Drone Films Monarch Butterflies

A video from the PBS Show "Nature", shows a very clever drone which looks like a Hummingbird. This is how it can get so close to the Monarch Butterfly swarm. The butterflies do not see a Hummingbird as a threat. The Hummingbird Drone is designed so moving parts are...

The Gift of Family Video For A Quarantined Parent

Mary is a very nice old lady who lives in a condo. She doesn't drive much anymore. Several years ago she called me to transfer some of her VHS tapes to DVDs. I offered to pick them up and deliver. She was happy with the DVDs I made for her, but I did not hear from her...

Zoom Party

Last week I wrote about Zoom (zoom.us) as an easier way to video chat with people. Unlike the other chat options, this one does not require software or registration for anyone except the one calling the meeting. Just send them an email and a time to meet. They click...

Filming in Cuba

I was cleaning my desk the other day and stumbled on some old film negatives that I had never printed. Since I had just written an article about Transferring Negatives and Transparencies, I wanted to scan these long lost negatives right away and see what I was...