Monday, July 14, 2014

DFW Paddle - White Rock Creek

video by Mark M. Hancock / © NewsEagles.com

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.

Friday, July 04, 2014

White Rock Creek Critters

video by Mark M. Hancock / © NewsEagles.com

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.

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


video by Mark M. Hancock / © NewsEagles.com

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...

Friday, December 06, 2013

Season's Greetings Y'all


Our stockings are hung on the barbed wire with care during the "ice-pocalypse" at our house in Frisco on Friday, Dec. 6, 2013.
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Friday, March 22, 2013

Lincoln vs. Liberty girls hoops playoff


Lincoln senior Katora Criner (24) leans into Frisco Liberty junior Tori Flemming (24) during a high school basketball playoff game at J.J. Pearce High School in Richardson on Feb. 18, 2011.


photos &copy Mark M. Hancock and The Dallas Morning News


Lincoln sophomore Kelsey Criner (23) passes the ball to sophomore BreAnna Hayden (4) around Frisco Liberty's junior Krystal Curry (23) during a playoff game at J.J. Pearce High School.


Lincoln sophomore DreAnna Hayden (4) pulls in a rebound in front of Frisco Liberty junior Krystal Curry (23) and junior Tori Flemming (24) during a playoff game in Richardson.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

North Dallas vs. South Oak Cliff boys basketball

North Dallas' Jalon Brown (00) tries to shoot around South Oak Cliff's Kenneth Hall (25) during a high school basketball game at P.C. Cobb Athletic Complex in Dallas on Feb. 12, 2011.


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North Dallas battles South Oak Cliff during a high school basketball game at P.C. Cobb Athletic Complex in Dallas on Feb. 12, 2011.

Named in this slideshow are: &nbsp Sean Miles, Roy Shelton, Geremy Aldridge, Billy Hopson, Jalon Brown, Kenneth Hall, Jemarcus Armstrong, Jamee Foote, Christopher Hyder, James Presley and Darion Hancock.



Saturday, March 16, 2013

LHHS vs. BHS boys basketball

Lake Highland's Trey Bingham (35) goes to the net as Berkner's Kendal Harris (5) looks to block the ball during a district rivalry basketball game at Lake Highland High School in Dallas on Jan. 7, 2011.


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Lake Highland and Berkner battle during a district rivalry basketball game at Lake Highland High School in Dallas on Jan. 7, 2011.

Named in this slideshow are: &nbsp Taylor Stell, Soma Edo, Jordan Mickey, Trey Bingham, Xavier Thomas, Kendal Harris, Jalen Strickland, James Preston, Kym Malone and Sam Welty.



Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Kayak: Lake Ray Hubbard


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The water level is so low that sections of old bridges are exposed and dry during a kayak paddle on Lake Ray Hubbard in Rowlett on Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012.


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Lake Ray Hubbard and its tributaries make for entertaining kayak paddles in Dallas, Garland, Rowlett and Rockwall.

*All images made with an iPhone.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Kayak: Trinity River Elm Fork

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Morning light is a good companion during a paddle on the Trinity River between Sam Houston Trail Park and McInnish Park in Irving on Sunday, July 29, 2012.


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The Elm Fork of the Trinity River runs from Lake Lewisville to Downtown Dallas, where it merges with the main Trinity River. It is home to an array of wildlife and a ribbon of calm solitude for kayak paddles through the heart of the Metroplex.

*All images made with an iPhone.