Why do I use Apple products? Aren’t they more expensive that comparable options from other manufacturers? As a photographer, videographer, and magazine publisher, Apple products provide me with the smoothest and most efficient workflow. The time that Apple products and software save me more than make up for any “Apple premium” I may pay while purchasing these products.
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Plymouth Rock Vandalized
Plymouth Rock, in Plymouth, Mass, was vandalized recently as preparations were underway to celebrate the 400 year anniversary of pilgrims landing on the shores of Massachusetts.
Plymouth Rock, if you are not familiar with the landmark, is a large rock that sits on the shore of Plymouth Harbor. According to a centuries old legend, it is the site where William Bradford – an early governor of the Massachusetts colony – landed with other pilgrims in the Mayflower.
Vandalism at Plymouth Rock has been an ongoing issue over the years with thieves chipping away at the rock to apparently take home a piece. This time the vandals spray painted Plymouth Rock and a number of other statues and monuments.
I was born a stone’s throw from Plymouth Rock and lived near there as a child – so I have visited many times. I was even able to visit there with my parents and all of my children and grandchildren at the time a couple of years ago.
More than 1 million people per year visit Pilgrim Rock State Park to see Plymouth Rock and the Mayflower II museum.
Ansel Adams Birthday
We recently passed Ansel Adams birthday. Adams was born on February 20, 1902. (This story has been cued up for a few weeks).
Ansel Adams is famous for his incredible black and white photos of the western U.S. Adams was a photographer, but also wilderness activist and evangelist. His photographs helped propel the national parks movement in the U.S. Those of us who appreciate public lands owe Adams a deep debt of gratitude.
I have had occasion to visit some places – like the Snake River in Jackson Hole – where Adams made photographs decades earlier
Link – The Ansel Adams Gallery
New Tech Generates Electricity “Out of Thin Air”
Following up on the recent story about solar panels that work in the dark…
Scientists at the University of Massachusetts – Amherst are in the news after developing a device that essentially creates electricity out of thin air.
The device is being called an “Air-gen” or air-powered generator. It uses a thin film of protein nanowires with the bottom resting on an electrode and a smaller electrode partially covering the top of the nanowire film. This film absorbs water vapor – and the magic happens.
The Air-gen will work indoors or outdoors, functions in low humidity (Sahara Desert), produces electricity 24/7, and is low-cost, renewable, and non-polluting.
Link – New green technology generates electricity ‘out of thin air’ (Phys.org)
Woman Escapes Being Trampled After Harassing Moose
It’s time for another installment in the never-ending Leave Wildlife Alone series.
A woman in Breckenridge, Colorado decided it would be fun to pet a wild moose that had wandered into town. Despite the many warnings shouted to her from other bystanders to move away from the moose, the woman persisted with her foolish quest – until she managed to touch the moose and was nearly stomped as a result.
Harassing or getting too close to wildlife is dangerous for both people and animals. Don’t do it!
The woman was issued a citation for harassing wildlife by Colorado Parks and Wildlife.
A Note About My Wild Horse Videos – I do not harass, crowd, or touch wild horses. I film from a distance that the horses are comfortable with and move away if they appear stressed. What you see in the final video is the result of hours of patient waiting and the magic of cinematography. I have worked with horses over a period of decades and am aware of the risks of being kicked or trampled.