Thursday, April 29, 2010

Bacon, Potatoes or Visual Torture part II

On the last day of the staycation we enjoyed a yummy breakfast.
Bacon, eggs and fried potatoes. Why am i sharing this you ask?
A couple of you "regulars" made such a stink about my chicken that
I just had to share.
And oh yes, it was all good.
I would highly recommend getting one of these grills.
Now ...... suffer!

Friday, April 23, 2010

Lido Beach Staycation

Florida in April is so nice its hard to get
on a plane to go somewhere else on vacation.
This year we bagged the plane ride and the
carry-on fees for a few days at the beach.
About an hour drive south of Tampa are some
of the nicest beaches in the country.
Siesta Key, Longboat Key and our destination
this time, Lido Key.
We stayed at Lido Beach Resort, great room
with a view of the beach.
Here is a time lapse video I shot out on the
beach with my GoPro Hero camera and my
homemade time lapse panning unit.

As you can see the water was amazing,
beach beautiful, a great destination.


Monday, April 19, 2010

Fried Chicken or Visual Torture?

I don't know why, i just had to have it.
Yep, fried chicken. My Moms secret recipe, translated by a poor understudy.
Perfect, no. But good enough to make me happy.
Why are some of the best things in life the simple things?

are you hungry yet?
here is were the torture comes in.
can you hear it? sizzle
smell it? oh yea
you can't ..... I'm so sorry .....

See, the thing is for years i have gone without.
I did not want to stink up the entire house for a week just to have one meal.
My wife has the patience of a saint but fried anything is only wonderful in small
I recently got a Lodge Logic cast iron dutch oven for my Camp Chef grill.
So for all you folks craving fried chicken, there is a solution.
Do it outside.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Dragonfly shot with Canon 7d

When i was a kid i loved the movie "The Rescuers"
In particular, i loved Evinrude.

As an adult i can spend hours watching them dart around.
The video above was shot in October on my new Canon 7D with an EF 100 2.8.
This particular fellow was tiny, but he did stay still long enough for me
to get some good shots.


Wednesday, April 7, 2010

First Sunflower of 2010

When there is a sunflower in your garden its hard not to smile.
You can feel your blood pressure calm by taking in the warm colors.
My first sunflower of 2010 opened today, small but perfect.
This time of year we get bright blue skys and when the light is just right it makes an amazing sight.


Monday, April 5, 2010

Only three more


It never gets old.
Running to the front of the house at all times day or night.
One of the nice things about living in Florida is you have a front row seat to our space program.
This morning the folks at NASA launched STS-131.
Half asleep, it did not disappoint at 6amish this morning.
You can see better pictures and video of the launch elsewhere, but you rarely see the beautiful
contrails the shuttle leaves behind.
Here are two shots from this morning, and a video i made of the contrails from STS-127.

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