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“Just another reason I’m not really crazy about kayaking.” by Peter A. Mello
August 21, 2010, 2:49 pm
Filed under: Oceans, photography | Tags: , ,

You buy this cool new HD waterproof sports video camera and you head out on your kayak to test it out. Here’s what you see. How do you act?

In case your interested, here the website for the cool Go Pro HD video camera.



FotoFriday: Pictory’s In Deep by Peter A. Mello
August 20, 2010, 3:12 pm
Filed under: FotoFriday, maritime, photography | Tags: , , ,

Bonus FotoFriday!

There are two photo website that I believe stand out from the rest. They are the Boston Globe’s Big Picture and the great visual storytelling Pictory.

Every week, Pictory exhibits a different theme and this week it’s titled In Deep. Here’s what they have to say:

Bodies of water bring us comfort, euphoria, life.

Most of my happiest memories involve water. Water is the fundamental precursor of life and one of our most valuable resources, but most of us don’t think of it that way. We think of failed attempts to water ski and boiling hot days. Days at the beach or floats down the river. Water and heat work together to give us excuses to detach, relax, and forget. Soak it up.

Check out the images and short captions. They are always awesome.  The cool thing about Pictory is that you can contribute to it too! So check out their upcoming themes and join in the fun. Who knows, your image and story might make it in. Good luck!



FotoFriday: Michael Barley’s USCG Cutter Eagle by Peter A. Mello
August 20, 2010, 11:00 am
Filed under: FotoFriday, maritime, photography | Tags: , ,

Awesome Animoto video of photos of the USCG Barque Eagle taken by Michael Barley via FB friend Rande Wilson. Enjoy!



Go Navy! Team leadership in action! by Peter A. Mello
August 19, 2010, 12:48 pm
Filed under: Leadership, life, maritime | Tags: ,

Here’s a video of an amazing rescue undertaken by a highly trained US Navy helicopter team lead by Lt. Brandon Sheets.  Watch to the very end to get the leadership lesson.

Go Navy! Leadership in action!, posted with vodpod

Here’s the full story via King5.com: Whidbey crew talks about amazing Skokomish River bridge rescue



Catch a Wave! In Wyoming? by Peter A. Mello
August 18, 2010, 10:00 am
Filed under: maritime | Tags: ,

Forget Hawaii, Australia and Southern Cali!

We’ve already taken you to the Amazon, Munich, Portland and the UK.

Now, surfs up in Wyoming! Catch the wave!



Celebrating our maritime heritage at PortSide New York by Peter A. Mello

Way back in September 2007, I wrote about PortSide New York hosting Opera on the High Seas. Funny that yesterday it came back on my radar screen twice.

PortSide Atlantic Basin

First, I had the pleasure of playing in a foursome with Jeanne-Marie and Pim Van Hemmen in the KPI Bridge Oil Annual Golf Outing.  Jeanne-Marie is an admiralty attorney and partner at Betancourt, Van Hemen, Greco & Kenyon; she is also a board member of PortSide New York, an exciting nonprofit located in Red Hook, Brooklyn which celebrates our rich maritime heritage.  Her husband, Pim, is a marine photographer with an incredible body of work which you have to check out. (marine/other). It was great to learn all of the exciting programs underway and plans for the future at PortSide New York.

PortSide Atlantic Basin interior

Also, yesterday, the New York Times featured PortSide New York in an article by Isolde Rafferty for their Red Hook Journal titled A Retired Tanker, a Home and a Summertime Stage. If you are in or around New York, get over there this summer and experience one of New York’s hidden treasures.



FotoFriday: How to make a life-ring for your camera by Peter A. Mello
August 13, 2010, 10:18 am
Filed under: FotoFriday, photography

Staying on the photography theme, here’s a good way to keep your Charlie the Tuna camera safe.

The great Instructables shows us how to make a buoy for your digicam.  Follow the step by step process for fun and safety!

Flag dip to Petapixel on Twitter.




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