2020 June
#nature #beach #clouds #gulf #water #summer #florida #clearwaterbeach #tiltshiftlens #selectivefocus #waves #sand
[2020.05.02 – 2020.05.03]  driving along the pinellas beach islands the weekend before re-opening .. see full video at slower speed (also with infrared shots) here:  https://youtu.be/o27wO4_RkPk .. or here:  http://markmarano.com/2020/06/15/driving-along-the-pinellas-beach-islands-the-weekend-before-re-opening-2020-05-02-2020-05-03/

#360degreevideo #360degree #360x180 #beach #BEV #driveelectric #driving #electriccar #electricvehicle #EV #fiat500e #florida #fromabove #island #littleplanet #littleplanettimelapse #littleworld #lookingdown #lookingup #palmtrees #sunny #tinyplanet #timelapse #hyperlapse #stereographic #projection #stereographicprojection
its a bit crazy to think about how much time and energy humanity spends on things that don't really matter in the end.  so many of us spend a lot of our life pursuing goals, working hard to be able to have more things or experiences (or just survive), chasing after things we think will make us happy, or even trying to make changes and improvements to help others.. when all that really matters in life are not the achievements, things we had, nor perfect life we lived, but the heartfelt connections and cherished moments we shared.  even if one did much to improve the world or to inspire others, was one's life really meaningful if one didn't share much heartfelt connection with another?

#nature #park #clouds #water #lake #pier #dock #sunny #littleplanet #poleaerialphotography #littleworld #fromabove #lookingdown #lookingup #tinyplanet #ricoh #theta #thetas #360degree #360x180 #stereographic
#sunset #florida #clouds #water #reflection #nature #earth #colors #goldenhour #dusk #vibrant #colors
#clouds #nature #sky #sunset #water #lake #beauty #park #earth #trees #reflection #dusk #goldenhour
#nature #water #earth #rural #cloudy #overcast #flying #dji #mavic #mini #rc #quadcopter #drone #aerialvideo #dronevideo #mavicmini #aerial #birdseyeview #lookingdown #fromabove
#sunset #lake #park #nature #clouds #sky #water
#nature #preserve #walk #trees #plants #peace
 
we must choose to embrace all perspectives, even the ones that do not make sense at first. with a deep enough look, all views can be understood.

#nature #clouds #water #reflection #park #morning #tiltshiftlens
as we embrace the warmth of summer, let us not forget the essence of the message we received months earlier: stop, relax, and be still. as we let go of the need to rush and hurry in life, we can become more present to the beauty that is already here (and create the space in which everything naturally unfolds before us, in perfect timing).

#nature #preserve #dusk
#goldenhour #light #trees #nature #clouds #flying #dji #mavic #mini #rc #quadcopter #drone #aerialvideo #dronevideo #mavicmini #aerial #birdseyeview #lookingdown #fromabove .. decided to play this shot in reverse as the clip flying forwards was better than the one going backwards
#florida #intracoastal #water #causeway #beach #boats #watercraft #bridge #cars #island #palmtrees #flying #dji #mavic #mini #rc #quadcopter #drone #aerialvideo #dronevideo #mavicmini #aerial #birdseyeview #lookingdown #fromabove
#nature #rain #rainbow #water #pond #fountain #trees #grass #green #sky
#sunset #nature #lake #clouds #sky
take a moment to stop & feel the breeze, and let it carry your worries away.

#nature #clouds #water #wind #breeze #cloudy #overcast #dusk #lake #park
remember that in any given moment one is free to choose peace, regardless of the circumstances.

the more of us that choose to remain in a peaceful place at all times, the more quickly we'll see peace unfold everywhere in our collective reality.

it is up to us to individually discover inner peace so that we may see peace reflected in the outer world.

#nature #walk #trees #park #peace
 
if you want to see peace in the world you must choose peace. each of us individually choosing to live from a place of inner peace contributes to the collective peace we’ll see unfolding and reflected back to us in the outer world.

#nature #peace #dusk #park
#nature #sunset #goldenhour #trees #park #clouds #sky

this was shot over two days as the camera battery died shortly into the first day (despite thinking i had plugged it in long enough to charge it). there were a lot more people on the road this weekend compared to a few weeks earlier when the beaches had just closed (where it felt like barely anyone was out).

i still did the drive all the way south both days.. driving to the beaches and back (and also out of the way east before heading home the second day), i drove a total of 208.7 miles, and was able to average 7.0 mi/kWh in my electric car (the equivalent of over 235 mpg). with electricity rates being lower in may (likely due to less demand, meaning less usage of dirty & expensive fossil fuel sources on the grid), the cost to do this drive was just over 1.5 cents per mile. gotta love electric vehicles (for many reasons).. i look forward to seeing the transition to renewable energy and clean transportation unfolding much more quickly than most people expected or imagined.

i planned the drive on the second day to get to a spot where i could mount the camera and start the time-lapse right around the same time of day that the first one stopped [it ended up being about 4 minutes later on sunday to drive past the same spot of the last shot on saturday], and luckily it was sunny both days and the camera position was similar enough on the mount/rig, so the jump between days is barely noticeable, even knowing when it happens in the video. this was shot using an lg 360 cam as it can do time-lapse intervals at 2 seconds rather than the 8 second minimum of the ricoh theta s camera i also have [i welcome donations or a gift of an insta360 one x, one r, or other newer 360 camera that has more capability and better quality for stills and video]. i also shot an infrared time-lapse parts of both days, though this is just the little planet shot, as davinci resolve kept giving an error during multiple hours-long attempts to render the whole video the past few days (and i’ve only used davinci resolve briefly a couple times so far, and need to figure out any of its quirks like this).

here’s a version with the full uncropped infrared images. the infrared time-lapse was shot with a raspberry pi noir camera board v2 with a lee 87c filter (that is causing some strange flare when the sun hits it, possibly as the flexible filter is bent/warped). [it looks like the failure during rendering that was happening before was due to davinci resolve still needing a significant amount of temporary space on the internal disk (which was low) despite specifying an external drive as the location to save the file.]

this last version has the infrared shots cropped to a widescreen aspect ratio. i had also thought about doing a cylindrical projection of the 360 degree shots in place of the stereographic little planet, though may save this for another shot where there are clouds in the sky.

#light #sky #colors #glow #radiant #sunset #goldenhour #magical #surreal #dusk #clouds #rain #storm #rainbow #raining #nature #water #pond #lake #beauty #love #earth #dream #peace #vibrant #fountain #trees #brilliant .. this was the best light i’ve seen on a #bikeride in quite a while. my iphone se (original, four year old model) couldn’t quite capture all the beauty nor the surreal feeling & experience of being surrounded by such magical light. i would gladly welcome donations or a gift of the iphone 11 with ultra-wide angle lens so i have more photographic capability in my pocket wherever i go. i may have to start carrying my 360 degree camera with me to capture the beautiful #florida summer skies.

feeling the cool air as i stepped outside, being surrounded by a magical glow of brilliant colors as rain drizzled from the sky and off the wet trees (and moments later seeing a hint of mist or fog near other trees in the distance), and being almost completely by myself with no one else on the path/sidewalk the whole way to the park (and barely any cars driving by), it felt like i was in a dream. its beautiful how nature can so perfectly express itself in the combination of all of these aspects as the storm quickly passed just in time for an amazing golden hour. although its been over a decade since i visited hawaii, the tropical feeling reminded me a bit of being out there exploring a couple of the islands.
#nature #preserve #earth #water #bay #trail #park #flying #dji #mavic #mini #rc #quadcopter #drone #aerialvideo #dronevideo #mavicmini #aerial #birdseyeview #lookingdown #fromabove .. tampa skyline visible in first/last clip ~13 miles away on the horizon
#water #bridge #sunny #clouds #buildings #park #beach #hotel #sand #condos #highrises #skyline #intracoastalwaterway #gulf #sandkey #clearwaterbeach #florida #flying #dji #mavic #mini #rc #quadcopter #drone #aerialvideo #dronevideo #mavicmini #aerial #birdseyeview #fromabove
far better to follow your heart & live authentically (and risk being seen as crazy by some with limited viewpoints), than to be trapped by conformity.  don't worry if some whom don't understand see you as a quack.. anyone's judgmentalism says much more about them than it does about you (and besides, a duck is versatile enough to walk, swim, and fly.. while many are stuck in a heard of lemmings unknowingly following mass media social programming to their own detriment).

also remember that often the line between crazy and genius is very thin.

#nature #sunset #spectacular #sky #colors #dusk #clouds #water #lowtide #beauty #island #gulf #park #florida
here are the two images that the instagram app somehow managed to lose from my last post saturday night [2020.05.30] .. the settings and colors may be a little different than i had originally edited them, as i don’t recall the exact settings