Thursday, December 20, 2012

CIRCLE OF STONE IN AOTEAROA



This shot was taken by Rob Wilson over Stonehenge Aotearoa, a replica of Stonehenge built in the Wairarapa countryside, approximately 10 minutes’ drive from the town of Carterton, New Zealand. Stonehenge Aotearoa is a full-scale working adaptation of Stonehenge, the stone monument built on Salisbury Plain in England.

Wilson took this image about a year ago for his 365 day project using his Canon MkII with its 16-35mm lens, 30 second exposure at ISO 1600. The light was from the photographer "running about with a bright LED torch and my shutter remote to shoot the shot".

Side note: Just in case any of you were worried about the end of the Mayan calendar – this admin can report that it is currently 1:58am 21st December (UTC+13) 2012 where they are. It is night-time and the summer solstice is tomorrow; there is no burning mass in the sky yet, though the Sun will rise tomorrow morning.

The December solstice is when the Sun reaches its most southerly declination of -23.5 degrees; i.e. when the North Pole is tilted 23.5 degrees away from the Sun. This year, the winter solstice for the Northern Hemisphere and the summer solstice for the Southern Hemisphere will occur at 11:12 a.m. UTC, Friday, 21 December 2012.

-TEL

Image: Rob Wilson https://www.facebook.com/NEMES1S?ref=ts&fref=ts, http://www.frontlinephotography.co.nz/astro-photography.html

https://www.facebook.com/stonehenge.aotearoa
http://www.timeanddate.com/calendar/december-solstice.html

Friday, December 14, 2012

"Where The Bears Are" Official Trailer



Where The Bears Are is a light-hearted comedy/mystery web series now available on DVD with a few extras not seen on the web.

I being a "bearish" man loved it, my man was humored by it.

First off, I have to give credit to the cast and crew for a pretty good attempt. This series is a good example of how using the power of the internet is a WONDERFUL thing when you are routinely ignored through the so-called "normal" channels. LOGO? SHOWTIME? Are you listening now?

Let's be honest : no one is trying to win an Oscar or People's Choice Award. But everyone involved in this project was dedicated in seeing it come to life. Personally I think the acting was done pretty well. I don't want to say too much about the story, but I found that the humor, situations and some of the stereotypes cracked me up. I'm not saying that they don't actually happen, but I'm not denying it either hehehehe.

I had a chance to meet 3 of the lead actors when they arrived in the Lone Star saloon in the city to promote the series. They were very nice and welcoming to me and one of the gentlemen was a such a cutie...oh man.....I'll be nice as he is partnered and say that he is very gracious, loves his fans, appreciates every one of them for the support.....but he is so damn CUTE!!!

To the cast and crew of WTBA : Great job guys! Loved it. Want more hehehe. Show your support for Season 2.Pick up the DVD 2 disc set.