Remember watching your dad’s prized family vacation flick fifty years ago? We’d sit around in a dark room watching ourselves flitter about on the grainy screen like those fast walking actors in a 1920s film. The only sounds that of the film clicking through the projector, dad cursing when it broke or the bulb burned out, and my brother munching on popcorn. At best the event could be shared a few times with friends and relatives who lived nearby before dad’s prized film was packed away with Polaroid’s of past vacations in a cardboard box, left to fade away like fog in a graveyard.
Fast forward to our family’s recent Spring vacation cruise recorded on a GoPro 4K camera that produces dazzling color and clarity even on a 60 inch TV screen. Edited by my son-in-law with background music, interspersed pictures, and titles that one we can share with friends and family across the country with little more than a mouse click.
Both old and new are prized. But the former is packed away in my analog brain, un-shareable until the tech is available to download it. One might chuckle at that prospect, but who knows …
For my shared list, here’s the edited version of the Squires-Donatelli Family Vacation just to give you an idea of what the tech can do.
As beach vacation destinations go, Vietnam perhaps isn’t the obvious choice. However, the country’s beaches are beautiful enough to rival those of the more famous Thailand resorts, and there are plenty that haven’t yet been spoiled by high-rise resorts and… Đọc tiếp
(EN/ FR) Still I remember some of the strong and beautiful women I met in Donetsk during my 18 months working and living in that rebellious city. I used to go for lunch to a simple “stalovaya” (canteen) where was… Đọc tiếp
Great chat last night catching up with friends at our 50th HS reunion reception after the school football game. Reunion dinner tonight. Downside is have to hurry home Monday to prep for the Hurricane. Comments comments
Bristol music people. This whole St Philips Gate mystery-venue-that-has-to-keep-moving-its-gigs-to-other-venues thing has been troubling me. So I did what all good troubled people should do and went out and paced every yard of the St Philips and Feeder Road area to… Đọc tiếp
Back to 1996. These kids on the telly today don’t know they’re born. (Heck, I was never that thin! Must be the lighting!) Comments comments