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January 3, 2013
November 20, 2012
August 1, 2012
Many see the night as an ending.
For me it is a refuge. Many things in the night sky evoke wonderment and inspiration. There are many stories in the dark night and some I have had the pleasure to speak to my spirit and many more I have yet to understand. It is my pleasure to share what I have learned.
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July 8, 2012
May 16, 2012
And so the comfort of the summer starry night comes as heralded by the Summer Triangle. I have staked out a couple of potential locations to shoot the stars this coming summer. Hopefully those clear evening come in frequency and the mosquitoes stay away while I shoot!
Stars in the eastern sky after midnight reveal the triangular beacon of the summer night sky.
February 26, 2012
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August 29, 2010
January 3, 2010
Just over a month ago we packed up the kids and a few essential things and flew on a mission of mercy. We were on our way to see my gravely ill mother-in-law in Marikina City, Philippines. I had a lot of doubts about taking this trip for financial reasons and pure uncertainty of the situation that was before us. A dying person so beloved, how can we not go, I thought?
I had real thoughts about my kids and whether or not they were going to enjoy this trip. We were last in the Philippines 4 years ago when both my babes were just a toddler and a new born. We went there because I was off for a few months and we just got word of my mother-in-law's diagnosis of cancer. This time the kids are older and knew a bit more about themselves and what they liked.
A funny thing happened on the way to Chicago. I was blessed by two wonderful kids who proved to be very adaptable to waking 2am in the morning to make a 6am flight in Toronto. They were excited to fly and go to see their Lola. The next blessing was a message from the spirit to me. I witnessed a beautiful sunrise on the way to Chicago. I didn't realize I had a perfect seat, the plane left at the right time, the clouds cleared at the right time and the Sun Shone so bright as we landed in Chicago. Everything was going to be ok and my spirit was lifted.
I am here today in Marikina with less than 10 days til we are due to fly back. My kids Lola, my wife's Nanay has had a miracle of 4 years of fighting cancer. This trip has saw only small steps of improvement in her ICU state. A far smaller miracle was experienced last week when she was moved from ICU to a private room. Alas, we don't know if or when the moment will come. The messages from the spirit don't tell secrets about this. At least not to me.
We continue to hope.
November 13, 2009
To create this I video I had amassed over 1000 frames of night shoots spread over 3 days. I was limited buy battery power and weather condition which hampered the duration and quality of the images due to the formation of frost. It gets cold in November! Once I had all my images processed, I created a virtual zoom and pan with the help of a Photoshop script found here. I next compiled the images in Picasa to create the videos at 1920x1080 resolution. I had the three video I created imported into Windows Live Movie Maker to do a simple video. The music is Virtue Lost which is Creative Commons audio.
Voila! I expect I will continue to create this moving image in the future.
Here you will find my timelapse videos on vimeo.com