Sunday, September 21, 2014

Trinity River Challenge 2014



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Racers participate in the Trinity River Challenge kayak and canoe race on the Elm Fork of the Trinity River in Carrollton and Lewisville on Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014.

I got 3rd place in the Small Recreational Kayak division. It wasn't broken down by age, so I'm happy with the results under the circumstances. Here are the official results.

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Saturday, September 13, 2014

Desoto vs. South Oak Cliff football


Desoto sophomore quarterback Jaylin Nelson (12) throws a controversial pass while balancing on an arm as South Oak Cliff junior Izaeh Tisby (88) approaches during a high school football game at Maverick Stadium in Arlington on Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014.

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Desoto battles South Oak Cliff during a high school football game at Maverick Stadium in Arlington on Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014. Desoto won the game 53-13.

Friday, August 22, 2014

FC Dallas vs. Salt Lake soccer match


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FC Dallas' Tesho Akindele (13) kicks the ball away from Salt Lake's Nat Borchers (6) during a Major League Soccer match at Toyota Stadium in Frisco on Friday, Aug. 22, 2014.


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FC Dallas battles Salt Lake during a Major League Soccer match at Toyota Stadium in Frisco on Friday, Aug. 22, 2014. FC Dallas won the game 2-1.




Monday, August 18, 2014

DFW Paddle: White Rock Lake

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We take a DFW Paddle 8.3 miles around the entire shoreline of White Rock Lake from White Rock Creek near East Lawther and Scout Hill in Dallas on Sunday August 3, 2014. This is the second video in the DFW Paddle series.
Please also see: DFW Paddle: White Rock Creek and White Rock Creek Critters

Saturday, August 09, 2014

Frisco Starfest


Linda Fields of Frisco looks at the moon through a telescope while the Jindal family prepares for their turn during the Texas Astronomical Society's free Starfest star-gazing party at Frisco Commons Park in Frisco on Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014. Starfest events take place on the second Saturday of each month.

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Visitors view the cosmos during the Texas Astronomical Society's free Starfest star-gazing party at Frisco Commons Park in Frisco on Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014. Starfest events take place on the second Saturday of each month.

Monday, July 14, 2014

DFW Paddle - White Rock Creek

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We take our first DFW Paddle 1.7 miles up White Rock Creek from the White Rock Lake near East Lawther and Scout Hill in Dallas on Sunday, July 6, 2014. Since the Speedpaddle didn't work for many, this is a regular-speed tour of the creek. I think it's a better compromise and will be easier to film in the future because I'll know to glide at times.
Please also see: DFW Paddle: White Rock Lake and White Rock Creek Critters

Friday, July 04, 2014

White Rock Creek Critters

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I mounted the GoPro on my kayak's bow and intended to make a "speed paddle" video at White Rock Creek in Dallas on Sunday, June 29, 2014. Unfortunately, at 8X speed, the paddle motion of the kayak would make some people ill. So, here are some of the critters I saw along the way. We'll try the speed paddle another weekend with a head mount. Watch for the snapping turtle. It was huge. Compare the size of it's head to the size of the shopping cart it's hiding near. I tested my GoPro Hero3 with iMovie. They've changed the program considerably since the last time I used it.
Please also see: DFW Paddle: White Rock Lake and DFW Paddle: White Rock Creek

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Lunch with the Neighbors


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I gave some apples to our neighbors (a pair of donkeys) in Frisco on Saturday, June 29, 2014. I tested my GoPro Hero3 with iMovie. They've changed the program considerably since the last time I used it.

Monday, June 23, 2014

For Dirty Minds


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I tested my GoPro Hero3 for the first time. Various mounts let me get some interesting angles. Click the HD button to see what the camera can do if you aren't data restricted. I made/used the music years ago for in-person slideshows, but most of y'all haven't heard it. It's amusing considering the content (yard work). This is the first video loaded on YouTube since they shut down Google Video. I need to upload all those videos onto YouTube and relink them ... in all my spare time...

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Smiles Concert


Stephanie Olson of McKinney blows bubbles for her daughter Amelia Olson, 2, before the Smiles Charity Concert at Adriatica in McKinney on Sunday, May 25, 2014.

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Wounded warrior Brian Aft was presented with a new house and Bret Michaels (formerly with Poison) performed in concert during the annual Smiles Charity Concert at Adriatica in McKinney on Sunday, May 25, 2014. The charity event raises funds and presents a wounded warrior with a new house in a good community each year.