Great American Road Trip

28.05.2009 in Uncategorized

Plans for an ambitious road trip around the American West late this summer are coming together.  The impetus for this trip is that my cousin is getting married in Albuquerque at the end of August.  Given that there doesn’t seem to be a direct flight…

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Travel Writing

10.04.2009 in Uncategorized

I’ve enrolled in a travel writing class at the local community college.  I’m hoping to hone my voice and learn how to better tell a story… so that should make the quality of this site more interesting for you to read! In other news I’ve…

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Homemade Panohead Test

16.03.2009 in Uncategorized

house_pan Originally uploaded by autarken I didn’t feel like blowing hundred$$$ on a panoramic head for my tripod, so I made one myself with $17 in brackets from Lowes. The VR tests below still need some practice, but you can see the regular pano shots…

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Panoramic VR Test

15.03.2009 in Uncategorized

So I’m trying to figure out how to shoot panoramic VR. I slapped together a home made panoramic head with $17 in parts from Lowes and it looks like my panoramic stitches are coming out much better… although I kinda skipped past posting the stitched…

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Baltic Rally 2012

11.03.2009 in Uncategorized

Having completed the Mongol Rally in 2010, brothers Dan & Sebastian of German team zero2zero fame initiated their very own Superlative Adventure Club and thenceforth inaugurated the northernmost rally in the world: The Baltic Sea Circle. Baatar Hero teammates and husband/wife duo, Brian & Kim,…

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Best Job In The World?

08.02.2009 in Uncategorized

Given the state of the economy, we are very fortunate to both have good jobs, not just keeping us employed, but working on rewarding projects that provide great satisfaction.  That said, how cool would it be to be paid to indulge in our passion for…

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Trek Across Asia: Video (part 1 preview)

29.01.2009 in Uncategorized

I have been pouring through dozens of videos and hours of audio recordings I made during our trek across Asia in 2007, and along with the thousands of photos we took I am working on compiling a video that covers the entire trip.  The whole…

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Snow In Seattle

22.12.2008 in Uncategorized

We don’t often get snow in Seattle, let alone tons and tons of snow.  But this winter it came down hard! We had a very white Christmas with several inches of snow, jamming up roads for days.   We got enough powder that I could snowboard…

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Leaving London

20.07.2008 in Uncategorized

Leaving London Originally uploaded by autarken We are at London Heathrow with our bags checked and just waiting for our flight bound for home. They said leave 3 hours advance at Heathrow but I really think it’s just an excuse to have you wander through…

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London Graffiti

18.07.2008 in Uncategorized

We arrived in London yesterday, being very graciously hosted by Louise whom we befriended on our trip to India last fall. She and her boyfriend, Tom, have a great flat just a few train stops from downtown which is very convenient. They’re going to show…

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