dramatic clouds, sun rays, and rolling hills above giro and the monkeycot nature reserve
the picture was taken en route north to armidale, at a little scenic viewpoint overlooking giro (nsw) and the monkeycot nature reserve.
i got a cheap total gym 1500 recently, and was looking for the original exercise manual but couldn’t find any free downloads online, but plenty of inofficial paid options.
here’s the link to a “total gym shaper” exercise booklet, which as far as i can tell is identical to the 1000/1500 version – and it’s free: total gym shaper exercise booklet 2012
not too long ago, we came across a small patch of squirting cucumbers (ecballium elaterium) in spain, and wanted to see their rather spectacular mode of seed propagation in action:
using hygroballochory, the species can expel its seeds into distances of up to 12 meters.
footage was recorded with a gopro hero 3 black at 120 fps, 720p. clips are in real-time, 4x slow motion, and (last sequence) 8x slow motion (i.e.15 fps), respectively.
i’ve been searching for an affordable standalone time-lapse solution to document the upcoming construction of a house. since there isn’t much hands-on information around, i thought i’d share the results of my extensive market research (which has taken up far too much time).
firstly, here are the camera features i was looking for:
the camera is going to be mounted on the neighbour’s house, and the distance/height situation requires a horizontal field of view of at least 110 degrees – hence the wide-angle requirement. wifi is available on site, as is a relatively protected camera position under the roof. the construction phase with most outside changes is estimated at several months, so i’m aiming for an interval between 10 and 30 minutes. [more...]
about half a year ago i discovered an app called 1 second everyday, which allows you plug one second of video per day into a growing personal clip compilation.
much has happened in the past year – and then again, not really that much – and with the start of the new year i’m happy to present to you the second half of 2013 in review:
four years ago to the date, in the long long ago (aka 2009), my parents, little brother and i embarked on a small adventure through europe.
our goal was to get to denia (spain) right from our doorstep in rum/innsbruck (austria), using only our bicycles, while keeping the budget as low as possible. to make things a bit more interesting, we split up into two teams racing each other: team 1 (mom and dad) took a route through italy and france, team 2 (anton and i) went through switzerland and france. the team that would arrive at our destination first, would win.
we sent a postcard home every few days to record our progress along the 2200 km journey and prove when we were where. [more...]
seiland is an island off hammerfest in finnmark, norway’s far northeast county. the island consists mainly of national park and a few, relatively isolated settlements. a few years ago, math and i found two wonderful couchsurfing hosts, mimmi and anton, in eidvågeid in the northern part of the island.
the picture below shows the panoramic views of lake muotkevuonjavri, taken along a hike between the settlements of hønseby and eidvågeidet:
after three long years, i still remember the surreal calmness of the place, just a short ferry-ride from the world’s northernmost town (situated at 70 degrees north).