Category: Fun–or–AMAZING Stuff!

(video) ‘Distant Shores’ Sailing Series: How They Do It — One of my favorite shows!!!

I’ve had the wonderful privilege of being able to see about half of the 130 episodes in high def on TV. It’s a great way to see the world and experience the sailing life; though, I’ve travelled much of the world in real life too.

They show part of the Syria episode here. They had a blast there, finding the people to be very friendly, and the country was very modern, and not a religious state — which many Americans don’t know.

Seeing what the Mossad and CIA have done to Syria since then, by supporting the terrorists to topple Assad, has been very sad for me, knowing they didn’t do anything to US, nor did Assad gas his own people, which was a Mossad/CIA manufactured lie.

And this created much of the refugee crisis too.

This is a great series that is especially nice to watch during our dull, colorless, long winters in Alaska.

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How to make a Million Dollar Sailing Video!

(video) SEASONS of NORWAY – A Time-Lapse Adventure in 8K

One year of planning, one year of shooting, and four months of post-production is a lot of time to spend on a single timelapse, but photographer Morten Rustad‘s creation SEASONS of NORWAYmakes a good case for the old saying: good things come to those who wait.

Well, maybe “wait” isn’t quite right: more like “hike.” Good things come to those who hike. To capture his 8K masterpiece, Rustand travelled a total of 20,000 Km (not all on foot, but still…) and filled up 20TB worth of hard drive space with 200,000 photos from his Sony A7r II, Sony A7s, Panasonic GH4, and Canon 5D Mark III.

It was, in short, a mammoth undertaking that set Rustand in front of some of the most beautiful landscapes on Earth—all of them, as it happens, in Norway. (PetaPixel)

SEASONS of NORWAY – A Time-Lapse Adventure in 8K

(music video) RED HOT SONG! ‘In Jesus’ Name’ @ OneThing 2016 — “God is fighting for us, pushing back the darkness / Lighting up the kingdom that cannot be shaken / In the name of Jesus, enemy’s defeated / And we will shout it out, shout it out”

I watched much of the conference, especially the worship sessions. Much of this is so so, but the end is wonderful!

From the last worship session at IHOP’s OneThing 2016, New Year’s Eve.

The song, “In Jesus Name” @ 1:37:05 is HOT HOT HOT!!!

I need to learn this song! Full lyrics below video. Cue it up to 1:37:05!

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God is fighting for us, pushing back the darkness
Lighting up the kingdom that cannot be shaken
In the name of Jesus, enemy’s defeated
And we will shout it out, shout it out

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New Year countdown @ 1:35:30
In Jesus Name @ 1:37:05
RED HOT @ 1:39:55!!!

Happy New Year Onething 2016 with David Forlu, Jaye Thomas, and Chris Tofilon

David Vega

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In Jesus’ Name

Songwriters: Israel Houghton & Darlene Zschech

God is fighting for us, God is on our side
He has overcome, yes He has overcome
We will not be shaken, we will not be moved
Jesus, You are here

Carrying our burdens, covering our shame
He has overcome, yes He has overcome
We will not be shaken, we will not be moved
Jesus, You are here

I will live, I will not die
The resurrection power of Christ
Alive in me and I am free in Jesus name
I will live, I will not die
I will declare and lift You high
Christ revealed and I am healed in Jesus name

God is fighting for us, pushing back the darkness
Lighting up the kingdom that cannot be shaken
In the name of Jesus, enemy’s defeated
And we will shout it out, shout it out

Gigapixel: The Inauguration of Donald Trump — Have a look around at the HUGE crowd!

Compare to these faked photos:

CBS News

The Nation

Wikipedia

Comments in the PetaPixel’s article of the same shot gives two conflicting explanations of who shot it, but it definitely is a stitched image of dozens of separate photos:

Gear used and photographer:

Canon 5DSr + 70-200 2.8L mounted on a Nodal Ninja M2 pano head and shot by hand. Supposedly shot at both 70mm and 200mm. The photographer is Tomasz Misiewicz and he did a great job in a very challenging situation. When you compare this to the previously published gigapixels from 2013 (shot by Toni Sandys) and the first one in 2009 (shot by by David Bergman) you can see how the quality of the gear, the technique and vantage point have all improved exponentially.

Alternative story:

Jim Bourg, the Washington DC Reuters photo editor sez it was shot at 12:01pm by Reuters photographer Lucas Jackson.

Was definitely stitched:

I’m curious what was used to make it. I found a guy with a seam down the middle of his face and movement so multiple shots over a period of time “Landscape Stitching” style. But the resolution is amazing.


Use your mouse to move around, zoom in HERE.

(video) Rock Skipping Alaska Style! You gotta hear these crazy sounds!

Rock Skipping Alaska Style! You gotta hear these crazy sounds!

California’s iconic ‘drive-thru’ tree succumbs to storm & human folly

I’ve driven through the Chandelier Tree shown in parts of this short video, but this is not the one explained in this story, which is the Pioneer Cabin Tree in Calaveras Big Tree State Park.

Drive-Through Trees Listed

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California’s iconic ‘drive-thru’ tree succumbs to storm

(video) Christmas Food Court Flash Mob, ‘HALLELUJAH CHORUS’ – Must See!!!!!!!

Makes me cry too; even though, I’ve seen it before.

POWERFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Christmas Food Court Flash Mob, Hallelujah Chorus – Must See!

(video) ‘Flight of the Bumblebee’ on pedals by Carol Williams

I talked with a lady who plays an organ with pedals. I thought I’d look into how the pedals operate. WoW!!!

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Flight of the Bumblebee on pedals by Dr. Carol Williams

(video) The Making of B&G Little Sister | B&G Handmade Guitars

Interesting to see how it’s done nowadays:

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The Making of B&G Little Sister | B&G Handmade Guitars