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GoodBye Dakota, You’ll Be Missed Buddy

Today, the family made the tough decision to say goodbye to Dakota. Dakota was a pitbull, a gaurd dog, a family member, the welcome committee, the protector, old dog, a friend, and my holiday decoration model. He was a great dog, great with kids and women (hated dudes which I didn’t always mind), and always…

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Cichlid Tank Update March 2015

Just a quick update tonight, while I pay mediocre attention to Walking the Nile, the live plants are doing ok but look as if they’re molding a bit. They might be removed if the water can’t be cleaned better. The water changes help yet it feels like a losing battle. Ah well. The fish, Jack…

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Filmed a Waterfall with the Drone (Deception Falls)

Ive been working my buns off with getting new listings and selling existing ones. Yet, the other day while photographing and filming an Stevens Pass ski cabin, the opportunity to film Deception Falls arose. Deception Falls is a smaller, lesser known, location on the Stevens Pass Highway (SR 2). Most people probably fly right by…

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Drone Video of Deception Pass Washington State

Last night, I finally sat down at the computer long enough to finish the Deception Pass video. The views the Phantom captured are tremendous and wish the weather was better when filming. However, since Deception Pass is about an hour a way it might be a while before getting back out there. The edit was…

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I Made it on the Newspaper’s Frontpage

Since owning the copter, I’ve had many opportunities to share in the hobby, film videos from a unique perspective, grow as a GoPro user, and now receiving some love from the Everett Herald. A few weeks ago, Dan, a reporter from the Everett Herald, reached out to Mickie and I regarding our real estate videos…

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Filming the Granite Falls with a Drone

Since acquiring the drone, I’ve been thinking of more and more ways to use it. Either for work or play. For me, it is harder than it sounds. Ideas and ideas can spin through my mind but getting a video edited together can be a challenge all on its own. This video is from a…

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My 2014 in Review from WordPress.com

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 18,000 times in 2014. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 7 sold-out performances for that many…

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Just Returned from Maui and Made a Home Movie

We’ve been home just over a week from Maui and have to say I miss the island/vacation life already. Not surprising, especially if you have visited the island before. The scenery is majestic, the food is exquisite, the water is warm and wonderful, the sunsets are breath taking, and the company we kept was second…

I’m On A Jet Plane

The day has finally come, Joy, the girls, and I are on a plane bound for Maui. Oh yea. A family vacation (well a vacation we as a family were on a plane at the same time) that has been a long time in the planning. Many people asked if I was taking the DJI…

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Going back to Maui – FINALLY

At the end of the month the family is packing up and flying to Maui. We are so excited and it is hard to stay focused at work, I’m blogging from the office at the moment. We have so many plans that included: – Christmas Tree lighting – Town Festival – Scuba Diving – Ziplining…

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Monster Mash Provided by JibJab

Well I went off and did it again. Using JibJab’s Monster Mash template, a spooky Halloween dance routine was choreographed with better singing that I can do in real life. The 5 person videos works the best so everyone, included the dog, can participate. Meaning, both girls get to see their face on the screen.…