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Another Time lapse – Backyard Afternoon

I have been doing a fair bit of video shooting and editing lately!  Why, for work of course!  I don’t want to say I am that great at it as I am still learning the ropes.  Not just shooting, but the most important part, editing!  I got it into my head that I could use one of my GoPro camera to do a time lapse of some stuff that I had coming up.  After some research and playing around, I think I have it figured out.

Here is a time lapse of our backyard from noon to noon.  I cut a fair bit out from the evening as it really didn’t like the dark.  Expect more testing and playing around to ensue!


Renee at Nats 4/14/2012

A photo of my lovely wife at the Nats game on Saturday, April 14, 2012


Griffin & I at Nats Opening Day 2012

Griffin and I went to opening day this year at Nats Park to watch the DC Nationals kick the crap out of the Cinncy Reds!  We had a blast.  We started off on the Metro and the on to the Game.  We got there in plenty of time for the opening day festivities along with getting our FREE opening day hats!  After the first inning, we took off for some Ben’s Chili Bowl action.  The line was long, but SO worth the wait.  We got back to our seats for the start of the third inning and watched the lack luster game.  Not until the 5 inning did it start to get exciting.  It just so happened that some one was getting a little bored too.

We stuck it out till the 7th inning stretch and then headed home.  We took a bunch of photos through the day and had a great time. We capped it off with a stop at 7-11 for a much needed Slurpee! I think my favorite Griffin quote of the day had to be… “We need to kidnap Daddy one day and take him to a game…” followed by “We’ll just throw Gary, (Jonathan’s boss) in the river!”.  Never a dull moment I tell you!

Here are all the photos from the day on my Flickr page. And yes, Teddy lost AGAIN… One of these days he’ll win.


My Own Pintrest

So you may have noticed that I have not written as much as I use to do… Which still was not a whole bunch here on my own blog.  A lot of what I posted was personal ideas, interest and recipes.  Not really what I want my personal blog to be about.  Things like that belong in what I use to call a morgue.  A collection of ideas and photos about different things I had in my mind.

I was turned on to Pintrest by my wife and was quickly turned off by how limited it was and how it relied on others to “socially” interact with it.  I don’t care if people like or want to comment on my pintrest boards.  It’s not for them, it is for me! So, away went pintrest and I began to build my own. It is still very basic at the moment. But, as free time comes around, it is something I update and work on.

So, you will notice I have started to add the morgue ideas over on my pin board.  I’ll leave my personal blog for what it is suppose to be… A BLOG! ;)  Check out my pin board, don’t expect to interact with it though. ;)

If you like it and think the same way I do about pintrest… I might be able to share my work and provide you with your own pin board. Just shoot me an email.


Oh No, What Have I Done!

I received a txt from my father this morning.  He wanted to setup a blog for his Around The World Trip that he is taking this Spring.  “Oh yeah, no problem!”  After setting it up, I thought to myself… “Dear god, what have I done?!?” I am unleashing the beast of my fathers ramblings and food photos to the world in real time on his personal blog.

I want to apologize to everyone in advance.  You will see WAY to many photos of plates of food from my fathers travels.  I’m sorry! Though, some do look delicious, three quarters of his travel photos are of food.  NOW, there is nothing wrong with that.  Food is a passion of his and he enjoys it.  Hell, I enjoy food, but not like him.

I say all of this but I am proud of him.  He is taking yet another step into the digital age and keeping us up-to-date in real time with his blog.  Rather then quick txt to close family during the trip and sending all of the photos at the end of the trip, he plans to keep us updated during the trip.  I am pretty excited!

You can follow my fathers ramblings and Around the World Trip on his blog at www.neallang.com.


Pallet Captain’s Chair

What a great idea!  Love the use of old pallets. Its not like there is enough of them in the world!  Check it out on Etsy.


Nikon D4 Camera

Last week, my favorite camera manufacture announced a new DLSr, the Nikon D4.  I know what is going to happen next. Renee will read this and think I am nuts. Yes, I want this camera. At $6k, it might be a WAY future investment.  But it is a pretty sweet camera!

I won’t bother going over the details or what makes this camera so sweet.  Anyone with an interest in photography will know why.  Just know that it is a huge step forward in quality and gear. If you have any interest in the camera, check it out on Nikon’s website.

It’s not just an investment in the camera body it’s self, but the new lens as well.  Being that the D80 is a DX sensors and the D4 is an FX sensor.  So yeah… just a bit of investment overall!


Baked Egg Loaf

Ingredients:

  • 4 demi sourdough baguettes
  • 5 eggs
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream
  • 4 ounces pancetta, finely chopped and fried until crisp
  • 3 ounces gruyere cheese, grated2 green onions, thinly sliced
  • salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Cut a deep “V” through the tops of each baguette until about a 1/2 inch to the bottom. Partially unstuff the baguettes. Set aside.
  3. Place the eggs and cream into a mixing bowl and lightly beat together. Whisk in the remaining ingredients and lightly season with salt and pepper.
  4. Divide and pour the mixture into each baguette boat and place onto a baking sheet.
  5. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown, puffed and set in the center. Season with salt and pepper.
  6. Allow to cool for about 5 minutes, cut and serve.

Snow Fall Time Lapse

Yesterday, January 9th, we had an unexpected snow “event” happen here in the DC metro area.  In the early afternoon, what was suppose to be rain, turned out to be some big fluffy snow! All said and done, we were left with almost 2″ of snow, but nothing sticking to the roads… THANK GOD.  Driving in DC with ANY type of weather other then sunshine SUCKS. But that is another rant for another day.

As soon as the snow started to fall, I setup the camera in the back window and let it record for about 4 hours until it got dark.  Rather then making you sit through 4 hours of video, I speed it up so the four hours fits into just over a minute. Pretty cool to watch to ground get covered!


Cream Cheese Squares

Ingredients

  • 2 (8 ounce) cans refrigerated crescent roll dough
  • 2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup margarine, melted
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9×13 inch pan.
  2. Press one can of the crescent rolls into the bottom of the prepared pan. In a medium bowl, mix together the cream cheese, 1 cup of sugar, and vanilla until smooth and creamy. Spread over the crescent layer. Unroll the second can of crescent rolls and lay them on top of the cream cheese layer. Do not press down. Pour the melted margarine over the entire pan. Combine the remaining 1/4 cup of sugar and cinnamon; sprinkle over the top.
  3. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes in the preheated oven, or until the top is crisp and golden.