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What was old is new again – the NEW Kodak Super8 Camera

Really? Kodak is bringing back the Super 8 Home Movie Camera?

Shooting a a film format invented in 1965, Kodak’s modern update of the old Super 8 camera is here!

The $2,000 camera, due to go on sale this spring, shoots Super 8 film, a format invented in 1965. Each film cartridge costs around $25 and delivers just 2.5 minutes of shooting time. That’s a hundred bucks to shoot a 10-minute movie, not counting the cost to develop the film!

Obviously this will be a camera for dedicated enthusiasts and perhaps music video and retro advertisement shoots.

 

Behind The Scenes: Trainspotting at Morant’s Curve

Morant’s Curve Banff National Park Canada

Just a quick bit of video from our trip to Banff a few summers back and specifically a look at Morant’s Curve.

“Morant’s Curve is located on the western end of the Bow Valley Parkway near Lake Louise. It’s a beautiful spot that the railway passes through. The location was made famous by Nicholas Morant, a staff photographer for the Canadian Pacific Railway. He took photographs for the company during the middle of the 20th century.”

Morant's Curve Bow Valley Banff National Park Canada
Morant’s Curve Bow Valley Banff National Park Canada

Yes, the water in Banff is that color blue! Morant’s Curve is just a few minutes outside of Lake Louise and just about an hour from Banff.

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We had been driving around the area of Lake Louise and Banff looking for a hiking spot and just happened to be “racing” a train through the woods.  The trains travel slowly through the valley so we were able to get ahead of it and station ourselves right at Morant’s Curve as it thundered through the valley.

Its a single track along the river and the strangest thing is seeing a train coming in the opposite direct soon after witnessing a long training going the to the other way.  Obviously there is a staging area before going through the pass.

I kept the video of the trains going through Morant’s curve long for the train buffs.  Non-train buffs might want to speed through the video.
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Overall the Banff area is beautiful and surprisingly close to Calgary. I think it was only an hours drive. Of course this means its going to be crowded at all of the famous spots but if you are willing to risk getting eaten by a grizzly, you can find solitude on the hiking trails. The week we were there it was mostly rainy and overcast. You have to expect some extreme weather as you are in the mountains.

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You can see more of my photographs of Canada here – http://edward-fielding.pixels.com/art/canada

GoPro Hero 5 Black

The newest GoPro Hero 5 Black finally has some specs I’ve been looking for – 4K video and 12 mp stills.  Mine comes on Friday.  I had considered the GoPro Hero 5 Session which is a tiny, one button version but decided the touch screen on the HERO5 Black and the better technical specs made the slightly bigger regular GoPro a better choice for my first GoPro.

Timelapse taken with the GoPro Hero5 Black

The 4K video beats my Canon 6D and I’m glad to have a dedicated video capture device.  I’m also interested in seeing what the GoPro software can do as opposed to editing in Photoshop as well as playing with the in camera time lapse.

Capture different with HERO5 Black. Share immersive 4K perspectives that make you feel like you’re there. HERO5 Black makes it easy with its one-button simplicity, convenient touch display and ready-to-go waterproof design. Smooth, stabilized video, crystal-clear audio, and pro-quality photo capture combine with voice control and GPS to make HERO5 Black the most impressive GoPro ever. And when it’s time to edit and share, HERO5 Black automatically uploads footage to your GoPro Plus cloud account to provide easy access on any device. Then, create amazing videos automatically with Quick, the GoPro mobile editing app. Your life as you’ve never seen it-HERO5 Black.

What’s Included:

  • HERO5 Black Camera
  • The Frame (HERO5 Black)
  • Rechargeable Battery (HERO5 Black)
  • Curved Adhesive Mount
  • Flat Adhesive Mount
  • Mounting Buckle
  • USB-C Cable

 

Recommended Memory Cards for the New GoPro Hero5

The reason you don’t need the fastest memory card for the GoPro Hero5 is the camera is limited to shooting a 60 Mbps data rate, this is 7.5MB/s. USB transfer speeds from the GoPro seems to also bottleneck at around 12MB/s. Even the slowest card I tested still was able to write at around 20MB/s.

AmazonBasics Carrying Case for GoPro – Large

Zookki Accessories Kit for GoPro Hero 5 4 3+ 3 2 1 SJ4000 SJ5000 Camera, Black – Silver

SanDisk Extreme 32GB microSDHC UHS-I Card with Adapter (SDSQXVF-032G-GN6MA) [Newest Version]

Top 10 3D Projection Mapping Art Projects

10 great examples of the 3D video projection artform. An exciting blend of moving visuals and stationary objects. Building, sculptures and more can be transformed by artists using video projection onto stationary objects without harming the original.

3D projection is any method of mapping three-dimensional points to a two-dimensional plane. As most current methods for displaying graphical data are based on planar (pixel information from several bitplanes) two-dimensional media, the use of this type of projection is widespread, especially in computer graphics, engineering and drafting.

Projection mapping, also known as video mapping and spatial augmented reality, is a projection technology used to turn objects, often irregularly shaped, into a display surface for video projection. These objects may be complex industrial landscapes, such as buildings, small indoor objects or theatrical stages. By using specialized software, a two- or three-dimensional object is spatially mapped on the virtual program which mimics the real environment it is to be projected on. The software can interact with a projector to fit any desired image onto the surface of that object.[1] This technique is used by artists and advertisers alike who can add extra dimensions, optical illusions, and notions of movement onto previously static objects. The video is commonly combined with, or triggered by, audio to create an audio-visual narrative. – Wikipedia

“Each art has its own medium and that medium is especially fitted for one kind of communication. Each medium says something that cannot be uttered as well or as completely in any other tongue.” –John Dewey

A Quick Look At Tiki The Wonder Dog

A short little video about Tiki the Wonder Dog and his photographer master – Edward M. Fielding – www.edwardfielding.com.
This video was created using Adobe’s new “Spark” system which is a quick, easy and free way to create meme’s, stories, videos and more. It can be used online and doesn’t require an Adobe membership, although I do have the Adobe Photographers package of Lightroom and Photoshop CC which I highly recommend.

Prints, licensing, framed art, and products such as throw pillows and tote bags are available from my online store at:

 

 

“Explore our variety of best-in-class layouts, colors, and fonts. Then tweak them with text and photos to fit your needs. Share everywhere – Share your creations via social or email and capture attention with your amazing designs. Mobile and web – Projects are automatically synced across the web or the iOS apps so you can work whenever inspiration strikes.”

Video Postcard from Fort Myers Beach, Florida

Beautiful sunsets along the sandy beaches of Fort Myers Beach, Florida. Enjoy this little slice of vacation.

My parents live down in Fort Myers, Florida, not far from Sanibel Island so I managed to sneak down there a few times each year.  Unfortunately the trips during the long cold winters in New Hampshire are too short but I do manage to create a few magical camera moments while I’m there.  I have pay for the Mojitos somehow.  They certainly don’t drink themselves or pay for themselves.

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Mojito Recipe 

  • Ingredients
  • Ice
  • 6 ounces light rum
  • 12 mint sprigs, or spearmint, 8 roughly broken apart
  • 6 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 4 tablespoons sugar
  • Club soda
  • 4 slices lime

 

Place ice in beverage shaker then add in the rum, 8 broken up mint sprigs, lime juice and sugar. Shake well and serve over ice in a high ball glass. Top off each glass with a splash of club soda.Garnish each with a slice of lime and a sprig of mint.

The following fine art photographs of Fort Myers Beach, Florida and Sanibel Island are available for purchase as prints, framed art, metal prints, canvas prints and more!  Tote bags, throw pillows, giant round beach blanket towels and more!  See all the images here.

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Fort Myers Beach is a town located on Estero Island in Lee County, Florida, United States. The population was 6,277 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Cape Coral-Fort Myers, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area.  The Fort Myers Beach fishing pier juts out into the Gulf of Mexico at the foot of the bridge from the mainland to the island where the town of Fort Myers Beach overlooks the Gulf and the famous Sanibel Island which is known for its great seashells. There is ample parking among the many shops and restaurants that surround the entryway to the pier. In addition if you would like to park off site there are several “vintage look” trolleys to help you get around on the island. They are a great way to shop for picnic supplies or any other items you may need for your fishing adventure.

Postcards from New Hampshire

Video Postcards from New Hampshire

With summer like weather lately, I decided to strike when the skies were clear and hit the road around rural New Hampshire this week and grab some photographs and a bit of video for my stock video collection on Shutterstock as well has create some promotional videos.

The above video features some rural scenes from around the Upper Valley, White Mountains and Lakes Regions of New Hampshire.  New Hampshire doesn’t have one single feature that you can put your finger on and say “Oh that’s New Hampshire”, rather its the sum of its parts, a small but vibrant sea coast region around Portsmouth and Rye, the lakes region dominated by the large body of water known as Lake Winnipesaukee, the Upper Connecticut River Valley with Hanover, home to Dartmouth College and other compact villiage towns and the mountain region of The White Mountain National Forest.

Tucked in and around the region are small family farms, quaint country stores, covered bridges, wildlife, hiking trails, recreational trails, mountains, forests, camping, history and more.  There might not be one single thing to describe New Hampshire with but its the sum of its parts and the totality of outdoors activities you can find here.  Now wonder so many people from the congested Boston area head to New Hampshire on the weekends.  New Hampshire has room to breath in the fresh air.

My photographs and artwork from around New Hampshire and the entire New England region can be seen and purchased as prints and products at my portfolio – http://edward-fielding.pixels.com/art/new+hampshire

Barns of Etna New Hampshire

This video presents some of the classic New England red barns you can see in Etna, New Hampshire.  Etna is the rural, laid back part of Hanover, NH and is popular with bikers, cross country skiiers, joggers and even Back Country Tours.  The Appalachian Trail runs through both downtown Hanover and rural Etna.

The Appalachian National Scenic Trail, generally known as the Appalachian Trail or simply the A.T., is a marked hiking trail in the eastern United States extending between Springer Mountain in Georgia and Mount Katahdin in Maine. The trail is approximately 2,200 miles (3,500 km)[a] long, though the precise length changes over time as parts are modified or rerouted. The trail passes through the states of Georgia, North Carolina,Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine.

See more great barn photography and artwork here:  http://edward-fielding.pixels.com/art/barn

 

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Classic New England red barn in color pencil effect from an original photograph by Edward M. Fielding – www.edwardfielding.com
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A beautiful old red barn found along Route 10 or the Dartmouth College Highway which runs along the Connecticut River on the New Hampshire side.