(vid) Nick Carver: Photography On Location – New55 Film

I love watching Nick Carver’s videos; though, I’m not currently shooting film (or even digital much right now — though that should change).

This is about trying something new, and gracefully dealing with $15 mistakes. I posted this comment about the bee invasion:

Really enjoyable to watch your experience! Maybe the bees were attracted to the selenium in the chemicals, which is an essential trace mineral that many people are low in. Not sure, but I think it’s the fixer in dark room chemicals that is high in selenium.

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(vid) Inside Boeing 747-8F – longest non-military cargo freighter

I used to work inside 747-200F freighters that were built decades ago. I don’t see a lot of operational differences in this brand new model, and opening the aft cargo door sounds the same. Carpet covers much of the operational area of the floors for this open house, so most of the main deck rollers and locks are not shown. Our main deck ceilings weren’t finished like these are. The nose still opens for front loading.

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Anchorage’s 2 year airport runway project now finished — silence at last!

We made it! Our house will be more peaceful now. Finally! This 6-month long construction period wasn’t as bothersome as last summer’s though. Aircraft were allowed to veer left, northward, after taking off to the east. Of course, enough veered to the right, right over our house too. And plenty still flew straight ahead. We’re just one-half of a mile from the flight path if the planes fly straight.

I decided to set my mind to consider the positive aspects, to minimize these twelve months of repeat audio interruptions. It turned out to be much easier than I thought.

And now we have a brand new and wider north-south runway in which the largest commercial planes can now use.

Overall, I think it was a good experience; though, I’m glad it’s over.

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(vid) Kebu: ‘Kring havet’ (‘Around the sea’) — Composed for Finland’s 100th celebration of independence!

MAGNIFICIENT EL POTENTATE at 7:40! And the powerfully moving, play-it-again ending starts at 14:30! Definitely Vangelis influenced.

Composed by Sebastian “Kebu” Teir on commission by Kristinestad – Kristiinankaupunki for the celebration of the centenary of Finland´s independence.

I used Google Translate to translate the song titles and lyrics from a mixture of Finnish and Swedish. And two lines were even in Greek!

Kring havet – Around the sea
1. Preludium
2. About eternity
3. Far from grace
4. The horizon awaits us
5. The arrival of winter
6. A rare gift

1. Preludium

2. Om evigheten (About eternity)

When the wind chill for the evening is quiet
I want to go to the beach

Take a look at the horizon
inhale everything I see
I enjoy
glittering daisies
fires burning
loud in the sunlight

Steer the rowing boat towards the horizon
as far as the eye can reach
surrounded by
sea waves wandering
roaring wave chambers
constantly changing

When darkness falls
The sun has said goodbye
Am I being taken by thought
that tests my soul

About eternity
Everything that happens
is just a coincidence
that life gives
To the stars of space
are so many more
than all grains of sand
on the shore of the earth
The days of man
a moment
Drop in the sea of infinity

3. Kaukana armosta (Far from grace)

Lord have mercy on me
Have mercy on user

I hear a lonely plea
A voice among many
Desperate and alone
in the eye of the storm

Request for mercy
A form of longing
To come home safely
Finding peace of mind

Large waves
raft surround
As the storm rages
grace far away

Stormy foam heads
hit the barren coast
Searching for beaches
in vain, the sea merciless

4. Horisonten väntar oss (The horizon awaits us)

When then goodbye
and when the wind rests still
Still marveling
of the secrets of the sea

In the winter nights stay
the stars will calm down
They were presented in the times
of an invisible hand

Late ancient times
we have traveled across the sea
to add
into foreign ports

All languages ​​from all the countries of the world
sounded loud and everyone was talking
Despite many unfamiliar dialects
everyone understood each other

A man’s days
just a little while on earth
A short breath
for our timeless mother

Our people year after year
has left the beach full of trails
Still late antiquity
life continued in peace and war

Weigh anchor
Go to sail
with a steady and warm open wind
Forget your concern,
your sorrows
The horizon awaits us

Beyond the sea
there is a longing
indescribable but fundamental
Bitter battles
Broken hearts
but folks it exists

Yet people and things are brought
over roaring waves
Despite all the development
segregated nations

One day we all understand
and returns to the depth
We come and we go
but the world sea it exists

5. Talven tulo (The arrival of winter)

The earth is cooling, cooling, cooling
preparing to snooze, to come
Free ice crystals
ascend to the heavens

The weather changes, it gets colder
The day is getting shorter, the evening is getting longer
The inhabitants of the sea
retreat to the depths

Ice covers the lake
blanket, white, conceals life

Our winter has arrived

6. En sällsam gåva (A rare gift)

The scent of conifers
and the noise of the sea
Makes me remember
the house of the hometown
Illuminated windows
a large family
and tremendous wealth

The spirits of the walls
take me away
the glory

The security of our home
give confidence
the future
Simple community
as a pastime
is shared joy
honest and free

A rare gift
There the soul finds peace

Kebu: Kring havet – Meren ympärillä (complete performance)

Dec 6, 2018


Recorded live in Kristina Hall, Kristiinankaupunki, Finland, on the 6th of December 2017.

Soprano: Lisbet Säll

Percussion: André Engelholm

Synths & keyboards: Kebu


   Kristinestads Damkör

   Lappfjärds Damkör

   Lappfjärds Manskör

   Kristinestads Manskör

Conductor: Anders Teir

Kring havet — Meren ympärillä

1. Preludium

2. Om evigheten

3. Kaukana armosta

4. Horisonten väntar oss

5. Talven tulo

6. En sällsam gåva

Composed by Sebastian “Kebu” Teir on commission by Kristinestad – Kristiinankaupunki for the celebration of the centenary of Finland´s independence.


“Om evigheten” is dedicated to Mona-Lisa Teir

Released as a live EP on 6th of April 2018 on Secret Entertainment. International distribution by ZYX Music.

(1 min vid) Kung Fu: Who Has a Right to Revenge?

Old Man: I have seen what you can do. All I have in this world is this sword. It’s yours if you do what I want done. An eye for an eye.
KCC: Keep your sword!
Old Man: You’re a man. You feel. Don’t you care about what happened?!?! They raped my little girl!!
KCC: I am a man! I care!
Old Man: Then do something about it!!
KCC: (He grabs the sword) I will do something. I will break the necklace’s beads of vengeance. There has been enough killing (He breaks the sword). I will end it.
Old Man: If I don’t have a right to revenge, who does?!
KCC: No one.

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Trump rips into social media for censoring conservatives – while doing nothing to others

Trump tweeted:

Social Media is totally discriminating against Republican/Conservative voices. Speaking loudly and clearly for the Trump Administration, we won’t let that happen. They are closing down the opinions of many people on the RIGHT, while at the same time doing nothing to others…….

…..Censorship is a very dangerous thing & absolutely impossible to police. If you are weeding out Fake News, there is nothing so Fake as CNN & MSNBC, & yet I do not ask that their sick behavior be removed. I get used to it and watch with a grain of salt, or don’t watch at all..

….Too many voices are being destroyed, some good & some bad, and that cannot be allowed to happen. Who is making the choices, because I can already tell you that too many mistakes are being made. Let everybody participate, good & bad, and we will all just have to figure it out!

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Video: Bear sprints past cargo planes inside Anchorage International Airport

I used to work a few hundred yards from here.

At the very end of this short video, UPS freighter tails can be seen. Our NW Airlines cargo facility, where we did all the transloads, used to be between UPS and the trees showing behind the tails.

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From: ADN, 7/28/18

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Video: Bear sprints past parked planes at Anchorage’s airport

At first, James Batman thought a black, furry dog had sprinted by him at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport, near where FedEx parks its cargo planes.

“Then I looked back again and saw it had no tail….

The bear had gotten into the area by burrowing under a nearby fence, said Trudy Wassel, division operations manager at airport. Airport staff had since repaired the area.

Wassel said the airport has two, full-time wildlife biologists to handle wildlife issues.

“We take it very seriously,” she said.

The airport borders Point Woronzof and Kincaid Park, areas where it’s not uncommon to see black bears, said Ken Marsh, a spokesman at the Alaska Department of Fish and Game.

AlaskaMan’s oldest finisher, Brown bear attack survivor, Bob Eder tells his 2018 Alaskaman story

It was six years ago today I got whacked by that bear and, really, changing my life forever. Yesterday, as validation that the incident is not going to change what I’ve always done, I participated and completed the most epic endurance event I’ve ever attempted in my life: the Alaskaman Extreme Triathlon. A 2.6 mile ocean swim in 55 deg water followed by a 113 mile bike ride climbing 4,200, and ending with a 27.5 mile run and mountain hike event climbing another 6,000’ , up and down Alyeska twice! It’s billed as the hardest single day endurance event in America, which I can now personally attest to. Add in a chilling heavy morning fog you could barely see in front of you and close to the hottest day of the year, only added to the challenge.

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Always gotta be ready to go: 800-pound boulder falls off truck, killing mother and daughter

800-pound boulder falls off truck in Rosemount, killing mother and daughter from Shoreview

A boulder estimated to weigh 800 pounds fell off the back of a truck in Rosemount [Minnesota] and struck a car going in the opposite direction, killing a mother and daughter from Shoreview. …

Scott estimated the boulder was about 3 feet by 3 feet.

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