Nick Carver: Making a Fine Art Photography Print – ‘Desert Train Hopper’

Nick Carver shines here — and only 17 minutes!

Related:

Nick Carver taking this ‘Desert Train Hopper’ shot: Photography On Location: Desert Trains

• • •

I’m telling the truth, friends…TWO PRINTS. And you know what’s even better? One of them is a pigment print on Hahnemühle photo rag paper while the other is a c-type print on Fuji Crystal Archive Pearl Paper. So we’re going to look at how these bad boys compare. Two different printing technologies, two different papers, one 6×17 negative on Kodak Portra 160 film. Let’s dive into it.

Continue reading “Nick Carver: Making a Fine Art Photography Print – ‘Desert Train Hopper’”

I Did Caffeine Analysis: The Unexpected Truth!

Sitting longer than about 2 minutes in a French press didn’t extract more caffeine, surprisingly.

Dark roast had higher caffeine per ounce, but not a huge difference.

Instant coffee had less caffeine than expected.

Timestamps:
0:00 Intro
0:53 How the analyser works
2:39 Test 1 Filter vs. Espresso
3:59 Test 2 Cumulative Extraction
7:53 Test 3 Contact / Steep Time
9:17 Test 4 Instant Coffee
13:28 Test 5 Light vs Dark roast
16:42 A Note On Caffeine Variance in Different Coffees
18:09 Wrap Up

 

James Hoffmann

Related videos:
Caffeine Explained: https://youtu.be/j805qJJajmM
Wired Coffee Support: https://youtu.be/pjJqOgFyCxI

Adam Gibbs Image #10 — How cropping can transform an image!

I find image #10 to be a great example of what starts out looking like just a ho-hum 4×5 image, but then it’s transformed into a gorgeous pano, in this case in a 2.2:1 ratio.

True, the original starts out in RAW, which is duller than how it looked in the real world. Adding in the appropriate saturation, contrast, etc. made a difference, and he did give the sky an extra boost. But to me, what makes the image work so well is how Adam Gibbs cropped it.

I love the result, and especially how the original capture just didn’t look that appealing. What a difference creative cropping to the appropriate format can make!

The video should start on Image #10

🔘 Tenth Photograph: 22:27

Continue reading “Adam Gibbs Image #10 — How cropping can transform an image!”

‘Wairarapa Nights’ — Milky Way galaxy timelapse compilation!

Stunning! God’s universe — our tiny part: 200 billion stars in our own Milky Way galaxy (our sun is an average sized star)!

Imagine: there are at least 200 billion galaxies, averaging 100 billion stars each. We’re still finding more as our orbiting telescopes get more powerful!

“It all happened by chance from nothing, by no Designer?” Yeah, sure. God’s universe is AMAZING!!!

– –

The Wairarapa on the North Island of New Zealand, is set to become the largest dark sky reserve in the world. I’ve been photographing the night sky in the Wairarapa for over a decade now, and this is a collection of my favorite moments under those starry skies.

Continue reading “‘Wairarapa Nights’ — Milky Way galaxy timelapse compilation!”

Glenn Campbell plays ‘Wichita Lineman’ w/o accompaniment incl. guitar solos on ‘Craig Kilborn’

Rick Beato talks about this fantastic performance, not easy to do without accompaniment here: Rick Beato: Why ‘Wichita Lineman’ is one of the greatest songs ever!

Watch Glenn Campbell’s solo performance on YouTube (should start at 8:36) Continue reading “Glenn Campbell plays ‘Wichita Lineman’ w/o accompaniment incl. guitar solos on ‘Craig Kilborn’”

LX5 Landscape Photography by Charlie Waite — multi-aspect ratio sensor demonstrated

My favorite video that Panasonic produced which shows how useful, creative and fun the multi-aspect ratio sensor is on this camera. I fell in love with this feature while using it during most of my final days working at NWA/Delta cargo, from 2010-2012.

Currently, Panasonic’s only still camera in production using the multi-aspect ratio sensor is the LX100 II, which is much bigger, but has stellar image quality because of its all-glass lens and large, micro four thirds sensor.

Their GH5S also has a multi-aspect ratio sensor, but is designed for video mainly, as it only has 10 MP and no IBIS (in-body image stabilization).  [a review]

Continue reading “LX5 Landscape Photography by Charlie Waite — multi-aspect ratio sensor demonstrated”

My favorite 2010 compact camera reviewed in 2022

Great review of the camera I used during most of my final days working at NWA/Delta cargo, from 2010-2012. Sometime in 2012, Sony’s RX100 replaced it, because the image quality was much better in low light especially with the 20 MP 1 inch sensor.

With this camera, I fell in love with the multi-aspect ratio sensor, which sadly, is almost extinct now.

Let’s be HISTORY MAKERS! — ‘ONE’ Will Happen — To BE FREE!!!!!!!

Originally posted at ONEcanhappen in 2012.

“Is it true today that when people stand
With the fire of God and the truth in hand
We’ll see miracles, we’ll see angels sing
We’ll see broken hearts making history
Yes it’s true and I believe it
I’m living for you

“I’m gonna be a History Maker in this land
I’m gonna be a speaker of truth to all mankind
I’m gonna stand, I’m gonna run
Into your arms, into your arms again

Continue reading “Let’s be HISTORY MAKERS! — ‘ONE’ Will Happen — To BE FREE!!!!!!!”

Trace Balin: ‘Only For You’

Listen to the whole album here – https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list…

There’s a place in my heart
Reserved for You
Where I hear Your still small voice
Whisper words of truth
Every hour, every day
I know You’re there
Gently calling me to come
To that place of prayer

Only for You I want to live
Willing to serve, ready to give
All that I am, all that I do
Lord, may it be only for You
There are times when I fail
To do Your will
Falling short of Your desire
Plans left unfulfilled
But I know even then
Your love remains
There to bring me back again
To Your arms of grace

‘Cause only for You I want to live
Willing to serve, ready to give
All that I am, all that I do
Lord, may it be only for You

Only for You I want to live
Willing to serve, ready to give
All that I am, all that I do
Lord, may it be only for You
Lord, may it be only for You
Lord, may it be only for You

Continue reading “Trace Balin: ‘Only For You’”

Trace Balin: ‘We Are An Army’ ~1990

God is building an army
Mighty warriors strong and true
Marching boldly to battle
Hear His voice and quickly do
And the land that Satan stole away
We’re coming back to take today
So let us join in one accord
Fight the battle, win the war

We are an army
We’re marching hand in hand
We’re taking back the land
That Satan stole
We are an army
We’re marching hand in hand
Together we will stand
For our Lord

Continue reading “Trace Balin: ‘We Are An Army’ ~1990”

Song Meanings: “The Pretender” by Foo Fighters

Powerful motivational song to stand up to the liars; though, Dave Grohl seems to have swallowed some of their lies; is being used to help promote the deep state’s tyranny.


“The Pretender” reveals the activities of people in authority who in a bid to stay in power use all forms of lies and pretense to control the beliefs and emotions of citizens. The speaker explains that these Pretenders, due to their thirst for power make sure that they keep their followers in the dark so they can continually control them.

As the narrator reveals the destruction these bad people cause by keeping most people stuck, he distinguishes himself by stating that he will no longer be controlled by them. In the chorus, the writer further presents himself as a person who is willing to speak against them, expose them and fight for change while doing what is right. Despite the fact that these pretenders in authority may have not faced any opposition for a long time, he is ready to challenge them. And in doing so, he will reveal their deceptive secrets and start a revolution which will open the eyes of the majority. (source)

Song Video

 

Rick Beato: Why JEFF BECK is UNCOPYABLE

I TOTALLY agree with what Rick says here. I heard a song on the radio a few days ago, and immediately knew it was Jeff Beck on guitar. Rick is a master at explaining the technical, but doesn’t talk about the heart, where this comes from, and then the technical makes it possible.

Beck is now 78. And I don’t know what’s going on with his heart spiritually, but what comes out of him is often amazing.

How in the world do people actually claim that any of us just happened by chance, created by no one?

Start at minute-2:45, if you’re pressed for time.