I don’t frequently make such an endorsement on my blog.
This is a unique situation tho, and I felt a call to action . . .
There is a limited time to respond, or this won’t happen. This is a once-in-a -lifetime opportunity to be a part of such a unique project. Only here, only now.
My friend Earl Carter is preparing to publish a book, but this is more than a book of pictures. Earl has an ability to capture so much more than just light. He knows the people in his photographs, and they invite him into their soul through their eyes. This remarkable presence is more than photography; you learn so much about these people by looking at these pictures, as if you were there…..
Samples of Earl Carter’s Photography
These photos are copyright by Earl Carter, http://earlcarter.com …
Earl has been a photojournalist for the last 45 years, working at the Miami Herald, the Huntsville (AL) Times, and the Kingsport (TN) Times-News. This will become a valued collector’s piece, but not unless the funding is secured through this unique channel. I’ll let Earl explain it via his KickStarter website.
Please feel free to re-post, like, re-tweet – somehow tell all your friends; get the word out now. We only have until Sept. 8th, 2012 to gather enough pledges to get this published. This is a simple process, and a clever way to make this happen. With enough support this will become a reality.
You can get a preview of “The Appalachian Album“, and look back over some of the material that Earl has been collecting.
You don’t even need to tell him that I sent you, just go do it.
Posted in Blogroll, internet, linky, outdoor, photos, Uncategorized
Tagged appalachia, collaboration, passion, photography, pics, teamwork
There is a new update on http://whitestarballoon.com today;
White Star Balloon's website
and Dan Bowen boldly explains some of the complications encountered on their first launch attempt. There is a lot more complexity here than most casual observers may expect. What you don’t see is how many little details DID work as expected. This ain’t a typical party balloon, you don’t just ‘Let it go.”…
We will keep watch for future updates, and expect to be listening on the downlink for the telemetry when you are ready to try again.
Posted in digital, DIY, ham radio, outdoor, Uncategorized
Tagged balloonacy, blog, DIY, ham-radio, hf, passion, space, teamwork, vhf
In case you missed it, we had significant snowfall last week. It didn’t start til about 8pm Sunday, and it didn’t really get going good til maybe 9pm. But it snowed as hard as I ever saw it snow in Colorado, and I lived there for 6 years. Looky here. This is maybe a 2 sec exposure, no flash.
Snowing steadily at 2am
I reckon we got about 6 inches in the first 5 hours. It was still dropping some Monday early, but not heavily. I measured right at 8 inches on the cars, and there was hardly any traffic to be heard. Not often they get this kinda snowfall around here, so this place was effectively shut down.