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Panoramas on the Way

As a follow-up to my first effort at a high-resolution, panoramic photo, I made sure to take a couple more while on vacation. It'll take a couple days to stitch them together, but I'm looking forward to the results.

As a teaser, here's a annotated video panorama of the last one.



Tantalus Trails

Just an average Tuesday, in a perfect world.



A Sprint at Forest Park

Last weekend I headed down to St. Louis with a dozen other MNOCers for the Gateway Grunt orienteering weekend - a sprint at Forest Park on Friday, a middle distance and sprint at Hawn State Park on Saturday, capped off with the 16-kilometer goat-style "Grunt" on Sunday. After the success of my Possum Trot video, I was definitely planning to wear my helmet cam for all the races. So here's the first installment - a full, unedited video of the Friday sprint. It works a lot better if you bring up the map and follow along.

It's a large video, so give it a couple minutes to load, and please excuse the rough audio. There is one epithet at about 4:55 in, when I realize a silly parallel error, but so far the video has proven I'm much less... expressive than I think I am on-course.

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Possum Trot Video

For your viewing pleasure. It's a little bit bumpy, but that's the nature of running on uneven terrain.

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What's That Running-in-the-woods Thing You Do Again?

For all the times I've been asked that question. This is some raw video from last weekend's Possum Trot.

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Some notes:

By the way, watching this is a LOT of fun, and I'm really tempted to wear this camera for a lot of the stuff I do... yes, I'm a geek. With pride.



Pikes Peak Video

Here's a video of last month's trip up the Barr Trail on the east side of Pikes Peak.

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Wild Summer Race Video

Here's the promised summer race video. I did a little more with the soundtrack than in previous videos, as I'm slowly learning the ropes in Soundtrack Pro. This is also the first time I've done a video that includes original music, in addition to the stock clips; and the first use of an animation, showing the control locations on the bike loop.

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Earthscenes I

I'm a curious fellow. Over the years, I've spent a lot of time using Google Earth, to look at anything or everything on the planet. Along the way, I've noticed how surprisingly beautiful and complex those aerial and satellite images are - even in places with sparse human habitation - everything from the false-color splashes of Landsat images to the subtle grays and browns of aerial reconnaisance photos. As time went on, I started to placemark some of the more interesting ones. Every image could be considered a work of art, and in my opinion, some are more interesting and evocative than things I've seen hanging on museum walls.

So I present a first introduction, paired with music by one of favorites from the 18th century. It's titled with latitude-longitude so you can find the images for yourself.

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Wild Spring 12 hour Teaser Video

Just for completeness... this is the teaser video for the Wild Spring 12 hour on May 10, 2009. It's an edited version of the long video, but with a little more of the rapid scene-to-scene cuts that seems to be so popular in TV and movies these days. It's posted on Youtube and embedded on the Wild Adventure Race site - but this version is higher resolution.

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Corporate Relay Category at the Tri-Loppet

Here's the video we did at Wirth Park a couple weeks ago (hosted on Youtube). Presented courtesy of True North Adventures and the City of Lakes Tri-Loppet.

Cute, isn't it? I'm almost tempted. Too bad I already planned on doing the solo division!



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