Archive for the ‘Video’ Tag

Christmas Eve 2015


An old tradition here at Around the Grid, Bing Crosby and David Bowie in a duet from Bing’s last Christmas special


…The days are surely coming, says the LORD, when I will fulfill the promise I made to the house of Israel and the house of Judah. In those days and at that time I will cause a righteous Branch to spring up for David; and he shall execute justice and righteousness in the land. In those days Judah will be saved and Jerusalem will live in safety. And this is the name by which it will be called: “The LORD is our righteousness.”

  • From Jeremiah 33, Revised Standard Version

signature 3

Photo Tips from Berry Singh

Here are some photo tips from Strawberry Singh, which I discovered today on New World Notes — thanks, Ham!  Even old hands can learn new things, and I discovered some goodies about WindLight and Firestorm I didn’t know about.

Be prepared for maybe a minute of dead air at the beginning as Berry is getting things set up; don’t touch your dial, as she’ll come in soon.  Additionally, be prepared for a photobombing visitor in the background close to the end — a rather “EEEwwww”-worthy Hallowe’en clown (grin).

signature 3

Return to “The Carnival Is Over” — In Video Form!

When I did the original article “The Carnival Is Over” back in April, I strung the photos I selected to the lyrics of an old Seekers song, and included a clip from an Australian television show at the bottom to give everyone the chance to hear the actual song, one of my favorites.

But I had all these photos that I shot — I try to take at least 15 photos for any session I do, other than landscape and candid work, so I can pick the best from the collection’s contact sheet for use in an article, as well as on Flickr.  And, while I was fiddling around the other day with things, I realized I have the tools to make a sort of video from all those photos; and so I said to myself, “Self,” I said, “you’re gonna make that video!”

The sad thing is that Mignonne region, where I did the camera work, is now closed and sunk beneath the tides of the Great Virtual Sea.  I wanted to go back and see if I could do some more work to better fill in the story, but that was now impossible.  However, I think I did a respectable, if not Oscar-worthy, effort with the 30 photos I did have, and I offer it to you for your enjoyment.  Please tell me what you think!

signature 3

Christmas Eve 2014


An old tradition here at Around the Grid, Bing Crosby and David Bowie in a duet from Bing’s last Christmas special


…But thou, Bethlehem-Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting….

  • From Micah 5, King James Version

signature 3

Australia Day 2014

Australia Day for blog_001

Why am I, an assured American citizen, writing about Australia Day (which is, technically, January 26)?  Because my store, Harper’s Fine Arts and Photographs, is owned by Tegg Bode, who is an Aussie in real life.  The Aussies have a grand country in many ways, and a proud tradition that dates from the Aborigines’ settling of the Southern Continent some 40,000 years ago, and more recently the original European settlers’ arrival as transported convicts in the late 18th Century.  The country has its problems — race relations between the original and the later colonizers, tangled politics, and all the other ills of a modern society.  But the Australian spirit is still there, and the average person on the street, from Perth to Darwin to Melbourne to Brisbane, is proud to call themselves Australian.

As a salute to Australia Day and a gift to customers, anyone who comes to my store at the SLurl link above and clicks on this sign will receive a free copy of the 1930s Sydney Bridge Celebration poster you see in the background.  This will last until 10:00 p.m. SLT on Sunday, so make sure to stop in.  (Also make sure to click on the graphic, not the area around the colors, as this box is mostly alpha.  Anything not part of the graphic will shoot through to the floor or wall — and one of the posters there.  If it asks you to pay something, you’ve missed!)

Read the rest of this entry »

Posted January 25, 2014 by Harper Ganesvoort in Announcements, Arts, Business

Tagged with , , , , ,

Christmas Eve 2013

An old tradition here at Around the Grid, Bing Crosby and David Bowie from Crosby’s last Christmas special


…The days are surely coming, says the Lord, when I will raise up for David a righteous Branch, and he shall reign as king and deal wisely, and shall execute justice and righteousness in the land.  In his days Judah will be saved and Israel will live in safety. And this is the name by which he will be called: “The Lord is our righteousness.”….

  • Jeremiah 23:5-6


Christmas Eve 2012


An old tradition here at Around the Grid, Bing Crosby and David Bowie from his last Christmas special


And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, and a Branch shall grow out of his roots:
And the spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the Lord;
And shall make him of quick understanding in the fear of the Lord: and he shall not judge after the sight of his eyes, neither reprove after the hearing of his ears:
But with righteousness shall he judge the poor, and reprove with equity for the meek of the earth….

  • Isaiah 11:1-5, King James Version


%d bloggers like this: