Photos from North Texas

Here are some pictures I took recently while on a road trip in rural parts of north Texas. The landscape is flat but still beautiful, and the cactus flowers adds color to the ground.





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The Night of the Toys

This is an old video, called “The Night of the Toys”, made by me and four classmates when we were in 6th grade. I think it was filmed in the spring of 1982. One week our class was divided into groups of 5-6 students and each group then wrote and filmed a short movie. Most groups used one of the early (and huge) camcorders, but my group (being the overachievers) decided to make a stop-motion movie, using Super 8 cameras…

We shot the movie in a little over a week (using weekends and a couple of extra days our teacher gave to us, if I remember correctly), at the home of one of my best friends, and despite some errors (for example taking just one picture before moving the items, we should have taken two and moved the toys less between the frames) it turned out surprisingly good, if I may say so myself.

Some years ago, my cousin converted the movie into digital format, and I re-cut it using Sony Vegas. I was then able to slow down some of the really fast scenes, and speed up or shorten some other scenes. I also recut the film to avoid some artifacts at the splicing locations, and I also redid the titles from scratch. Finally I added some music and sound effects. You can see the result below. Remember, this was 14 years before Toy Story… Also, the titles are in Swedish.


Photo – Thunderbirds in Ft Worth

I took this picture the other weekend, and it is one of my favorites from the Air Show. I always enjoyed these kind of demonstrations. It is a little like programming, man in charge of machine. Well, in most cases…

You may not be able to tell, but the number 5 right behind the air intake on the lower F-16 is actually painted upside down, so it appears correct to the spectators. This is because this particular position is flying mostly upside down…

US Air Force Thunderbirds
Thunderbirds performing at the 2012 Ft Worth Airshow.

Fort Worth Airshow 2012

While going to the 2012 Ft Worth Airshow two weekends ago, I took a few pictures. Like a little over 2000… 🙂 I have processed a few of them, and wanted to show a few HDR pictures I took. The day of the airshow was cloudy and windy, so the sky was fairly gray, and it was a bit dark as well. Perfect conditions to test some more HDR…

A Soviet era Mi-24 Hind.
Here I played a little bit more with the picture…

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