It turns out it was worth our effort to plug in our computers, boot them back up, edit and post video from Tropical Storm Beryl to our blog and on YouTube while the storm was still raging outside. As providence would have it, Good Morning America, the Weather Channel, ABC News, and our local station, WJXT all picked up our footage. It’s not often our logo gets placed in front of 5+ million people for free. Granted, the clips were only two or three seconds, but it was still pretty cool! Big thanks to all the networks who featured our video!
If you missed the video the first time, below is our footage of the storm, complete with blowing transformers, wet rain and windy wind! Feel free to check out our other Beryl blog posts for free HD desktop wallpaper as well!
Well, it seems we’ve had one of those early, unexpected, windbag of a guests tonight. No, I’m not speaking of an unwanted family member, but rather the first tropical storm to make landfall this year – right in our home town of Jacksonville, FL! Above is one of the photos I snapped from the front porch.
Below is a video complete with blowing transformers, wet rain and windy wind!
If you’ve been following our blog for any time, you’ll know I recently went on a trip to Haiti with Reach Global. Together with Chris Yarborough (ICY Pictures) and Melissa Putney (Director of Communications for Reach Global Latin America), we spent the week visiting a total of 3 churches, 2 orphanages, 3 schools, a seminary and a health clinic. In total, Chris shot over 12 hours of footage and I captured well over 1500 images.
During the following week, Chris whittled down the material into a three minute piece, blending his footage with my stills. Below is the final product – a tool we pray will be used to call many to pray, send and go to Haiti. Enjoy!
PURCHASE PRINTS TO BENEFIT HAITI Want to purchase one of these panoramas or any of the other images featured in our Haiti series? Visit our online ordering site: www.deremerstudios.photoreflect.com to choose your favorite image. All profits from the sale of these images will be donated to Reach Global’s Haiti initiative.
So, I’ve always been a big history fan. Recently, this has manifested itself in a borderline obsession with the Memorial Bridge, in Portsmouth, NH. In researching the building of the bridge at The Portsmouth Athenaeum’s website, I found a large archive of photos from the construction process (see the video I created below from 1920’s news reel and photos during the construction of the bridge). But what really peaked my interest was a series of 6 photos, taken from the same vantage point (the top of the North Tower) and seeming to have been designed to be displayed together in a primitive sort of panorama.
And that got me wondering – would it be possible to stitch these 90 year old photos together into a modern panorama? First, I tried our commercial stitching program, but due to slight differences in the images and limited overlap, it wasn’t coming together as I hoped. So much for the easy way! But by this point I was determined – and started to stitch the photos together manually using Photoshop. After about an hour, I had a pretty presentable final product (above).
I still get a kick out of the idea that 90 year old images, taken with a comparatively rudimentary camera, were able to be turned into a modern panorama. Pretty exciting stuff – Enjoy!
As you may have heard, last night the main span of the Memorial Bridge (Portsmouth, NH) was floated out – severing the 89 year connection the bridge made between New Hampshire and Maine. As a tribute, I put together the video below. It incorporates a few of our images, but even better than that, I put together a multiple-camera HD time lapse video from the webcam photos of PortsmouthWebcam.com. Being 1,200 or so miles from Portsmouth, it was a real blessing to be able to watch the bridges final hours. Many kudos to the folks that put these webcams together!
The video finishes with vintage footage and a few vintage stills from news reels back in the 1920s that feature the construction and opening day for the bridge. If you would like to read more about this great bridge and see more photos of its inauguration, check out SeacoastNH.com.