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

Nick Carver shines here — and only 17 minutes!


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

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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.

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‘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!!!

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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.

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Cheyenne Bodie Speech to the Senate (1962)

I missed seeing ‘Cheyenne’ as a child, since I was a bit too young, but have watched many episodes recently. Many inspire virtue; are pure gold, with a few being let downs. It was a different day back then on television.

“Cheyenne is an American Western television series of 108 black-and-white episodes broadcast on ABC from 1955 to 1962. The show was the first hour-long Western, and was the first hour-long dramatic series of any kind, with continuing characters, to last more than one season.”

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Building the aluminum Distant Shores 4

Paul’s longtime dream is coming true!

Construction begins on our new 49-foot aluminum sailboat – starting with the very first welds, which Paul is given the honour of doing!! We explain how MIG welding works and show the process of assembling and welding frames and bulkheads for our Orion 49 sailboat through the use of regular and time-lapse video, animations and interviews at the factory in Makkum in the Netherlands.

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2022 Iditarod Champion Brent Sass Full Interview

AMAZING, honest and detailed description of what the race was like, and how difficult! Most mushers are not this open. Even cries! I’ve never heard such an incredible interview before.

His dogs live with him in the cabin (37:30)! “They’re all friends.” Wonderfully unconventional, the way it should be! Susan Butcher used to allow one or more dogs in the cabin, in rotation.

“I enjoy the struggle, alone at the homestead with the dogs. … It’s survival and dogs.” “You have to want to work pretty much all the time.”

“Focus forward. … Positive attitude is key. … If I get upset every time something breaks, I would be in trouble.”

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OVC: Control all videos – change video speed, volume, pop out the video and more! increase productivity!

Works on Facebook and MP3 audio too. Saves a lot of time!

It’s made to work in Google’s intrusive Chrome browser, but since Brave is based on Chrome, it can be used in Brave. While in Brave’s preferences, click on Extensions > Get more extensions/Open Web Store

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Video description:

Using OVC – One Video Control you are able to control all videos you are watching while browsing, both with a GUI and with Zen keyboard shortcuts.

you can:

Pop the video out of the browser, speed up, slow down, reset speed (x1), toggle super speed (x16), increase / decrease volume, toggle mute, skip forward and backward (both short and long skips), and toggle repeat.

it works on all major sites – Facebook, Youtube, Instagram, Twitter, Whatsapp web, and many (many!) more.

you can finally control videos on Facebook and Twitter without clicking them.

You can finally change the speed of videos you get on Whatsapp,

I mean, everybody loves watching puppies videos, but it consumes a lot of time 🙂

With OVC it can take half the time, and even less!

Just scroll with the mouse over the speed area (or use the keyboard shortcut) and change it up to x16 times faster than normal.

Watching a tutorial, you can finally have the video in sight while implementing what the instructor says!

Just pop the video out of the browser (as simple as clicking a button or using the keyboard shortcut)  and place it in a convenient place, on top of you working area maybe?

This extension is here to save you time and change the way you interact with videos in the browser.


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One of the greatest songs ever critiqued! “Love, Reign o’er Me,” The Who!

I wrote this about Pete:

“Rethinking Matthew 24: “..then the end will come” — after the Pete Townshends “know?” — Millions, if not billions of people, right now, are not compelled to become Christians because of the bitter taste that professing Christians are leaving in their stomachs. People have a right to see the real thing!

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Kenai Eagle Cam: Denali’s Accidental & Intentional Fledge

I followed this Kenai, Alaska webcam all summer, from before the eggs were hatched to this and beyond. Fascinating experience.

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Congratulations to Denali on her accidental then intentional fledge at 80 days/11.42 weeks of age. This footage captures Denali’s early morning branching, wingercising leading up to her fall or accidental fledge at 643 am and her intentional fledge at 1012 am. This footage is recorded in actual time and again in slow motion. Please note there is no sound at this nest; the sounds you hear are recorded from the NCTC Bald Eagle nest.

This has been a wonderful day for Denali, Mom Aurora and the Kenai family; a terrific outcome despite the sad losses and challenges that Aurora and Denali faced thorough out this season. Wishing Denali safe travels, fair weather and food aplenty in her journey to independence. Safe travels lil one … i hope Denali will bless us with frequent visits over the next few weeks before she leaves to start her adventures away from the comfort of Mom and her familiar homeland.

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(vid) Motion Guest Hike: Glacier National Park, MT

One of my favorite “Motion” episodes, featuring father-daughter guest hikers, Kevin and Sara Durbin with host Greg Aiello, who are also in an episode of Jeff Aiello’s newer series, “Outside: Beyond the Lens,” “East Side Colors” episode, that airs on PBS. Jeff filmed the “Motion” series. I watched “Motion” on the “Outside TV” channel.

Kevin and Sara demonstrate in both shows they have such an appreciative attitude that is so rare these days.

Glacier National Park is one of my favorite places on earth, having visited and hiked there three early periods in my life: grade school, high school and college.

March 28, 2016 

Sara, Greg and Kevin


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Second eaglet emerging from its egg — Kenai Eagle Cam

The second eaglet was born on June 2nd. This screenshot is from about 6 AM. Both eggs have now hatched!

The eaglet in front of the mother was born a few days ago. The other is still partially in its egg.

The other parent had been laying on these two, when this parent flew in (I don’t know which are mom and dad). When the other got up, and flew off, we see the new baby! This parent is seeing this new one for what appears to be the first time, from what I could tell by scrolling through the video, which has 12 hours to scroll through!


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Alaskan Todd Salat’s “Joy of Nature” Aurora Video Featuring “Open Heart!”

Nothing demonstrates the glory of God to me in nature more than the wondrous northern lights dancing overhead, filling the entire sky!

Walking through the Redwoods is my #2 most awesome. And the flight over the 50-mile-long Ruth glacier in front of Denali is #3.

I’ve actually had some AMAZING supernatural experiences in the presence of God that top these natural experiences, including when the angels sung during the Rodney Howard-Browne meetings in Anchorage, 1993.

The coming spiritual revival will be AWESOME!

I do like this “Open Heart” image a lot!

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Here’s a short video of the best northern lights I saw on my 18-night springtime Aurora Hunt to the Brooks Range of Northern Alaska in early April, 2020. Hope you can feel the real-time JOY, and please feel free to share!

For those who enjoy more resolution, I have a 1080p HD version on my YouTube Channel, and a 4K on my Vimeo Channel

“Open Heart” is at 5:30

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Alaska Olympic Medalist Kikkan Randall’s Alaska Club Covid-19 Workout — Taking us through the events from her living room!

AMAZING! Kikkan Randall, Alaska olympic medalist takes us through different winter olympic events in this Alaska Club, online workout!

Really fun!

I accidentally photographed Kikkan while she was doing a jog with friends at a seldom used airstrip a few years ago in Anchorage.

She now lives in Canada, but her heart still seems to be in Alaska.