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Archive for 'December 2011'

    Eye-Popper: Gorgeous Timelapse Video of the American Southwest

    fileBehold, another feast for the senses, this one courtesy of Tom Lowe, a photographer and filmmaker named 2010 Astronomy Photographer of the Year by the Royal Observatory Greenwich in England. (Yep, it's that Greenwich. The observatory, south of London, is the home of Greenwich Mean Time and world's Prime Meridian,) The video below is an outtake from what will be Lowe's first film, Timescapes, described as a portrait of the American Southwest. A mix of urban and natural imagery, it's Lowe's eye ...

    Posted by T.D. Wood on December 7, 2011 4:34 PM & Tagged Tom Lowe, timelapse and video | permalink | Comments

    A Peek Inside the REI Toy Chest

    fileThis post really is all fun and games, offering a look at some at the outdoor-minded toys and stocking-stuffer trinkets that a number of REI colleagues tell me are proving popular with gift-givers this season: CARDS Angry Birds Card Game (photo at bottom): Now you can play the game at 10,000 feet without draining your phone's battery. The stocking stuffer of the year, perhaps? Pass the Pigs: Pig Party Edition: The more the piggier; up to 4 can play this version of the crazily popular card game ...

    Posted by T.D. Wood on December 6, 2011 4:32 PM & Tagged card games, games, gifts, gizmos, kids, puzzles and toys | permalink | Comments

    What Are Your Favorite Outdoor Webcams?

    fileDo you love the outdoors but work all day in a office? This is the daily reality for many of us. Whenever I need some quick inspiration or a mental micro-vacation, I escape to outdoor webcams. The views are weather-dependent, of course, but that's part of the appeal. A few of my favorites: Continental Divide, Colorado: This view from the Glacier Basin campground (below) in Rocky Mountain National Park offers an always-pleasing and sometimes-stunning view of meadows, forests and mountains. ...

    Posted by Steve T on December 5, 2011 3:02 PM & Tagged national parks and webcams | permalink | Comments

    A Chat with the Photographer Behind 'Finding Oregon', a Knockout Video

    fileI love hiking and exploring in Oregon. In the future if anyone asks me why, I can start by showing them this splendiferous video created by a foursome of arty, athletic lads whose company goes by the evocative name of Uncage the Soul Productions. As a fan of Oregon's many lovely locales, the video raised lots of questions in my mind. (The company offers numerous facts about the clip on its Vimeo page.) My inquiring mind just had to know more. So Ben Canales, the principal photographer on the ...

    Posted by T.D. Wood on December 2, 2011 2:42 PM & Tagged Oregon, Uncage the Soul Productions and video | permalink | Comments

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