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A Family Outing, a Train Ride

A little over a week ago, Joy, the girls, and I packed the Denali for another daycation. This time, our sights zeroed in on the Mt. Rainier Scenic Railroad and Museum. Who couldn’t have a good time on a train ride? The night prior was busy for me. Getting the GoPro’s charged, mounts and connectors…

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Custom Built Home in Snohomish

Work has been busy, not to much time to blog personally. Yet, there is always time for a good drone video. This home is in the Three lakes area of Snohomish, more particularly on Storm Lake. Along with the beautiful interior still photography, I love the ending scene. The drone flies away from the house,…

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Family Vacation to Roseburg Oregon

Over the east holiday, Joy, the girls, and I drove down to Oregon to spend time with family. Spending many summers and holidays in the Sutherlin / Roseburg area I’m pretty familiar with it. Now, having the drone, it gives me new ways to explore old haunts. One of the coolest things, from my perspective…

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Eagle Falls, Another Washington Waterfall

I finally had a chance to put another video edit together, this time of Eagle Falls. My brother and I were taking pictures and filming video of a ski cabin and decided to stop on our way home. One of the places was this waterfall. Growing up, riding the ski bus, and driving this highway…

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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…