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    Which lens is good for beach photography?
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    Which lens is good for beach photography?

    December 4, 2019


    [AF-S DX NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G] I love shooting on the beach but the water and the sand can make it very challenging with a full set of gear For that reason I love to carry the
    Nikkor 35mm DX Lens. This is an ultra lightweight fast prime lens that I can carry down and leave all the rest of my gear at home Since we don’t have any flash
    equipment with us our goal tonight is to shoot as long
    as we can into the evening but using only available ambient light. This is a fixed prime lens
    it has an f/1.8 aperture. Which means it’s a very fast lens
    that means it lets a lot of light into it so we can shoot fast shutter speeds
    and keep our subjects crisp and sharp even when there’s not a lot of light. So we’ll be able to sit by the camp fire
    put this at f/1.8. More light will come in which
    means we can shoot at a faster shutter speed. At a slower shutter speed
    people get blurry when they’re moving. But at a faster shutter speed
    you’re able to freeze the motion. -Yeah- It also creates a really beautiful bokeh,
    which is how light renders in the out of focus areas. It’s a perfect combination of weight
    and compact size for street portraiture. When you start to learn this type of stuff, you
    actually start to take a bit of control of your photos rather than just taking a photo, you’re making a photo. Which is a nice way to think of it right? [I AM EYES OF NIKON]

    The Puppies Go To The Beach
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    The Puppies Go To The Beach

    December 3, 2019


    (light cheerful music) – [Narrator] The service dogs in training from Doggy Do Good have a big day ahead of them. It’s beach day! The sun, the surf, and boundless distractions that could cause any of these dogs to flunk out of Service Dog School. This is Puppy Prep. ^(light cheerful music) None of the pups are more excited to smell that ocean air ^than eight-month-old Golden Retriever, Luke. He’s been hanging out by the beach since he was only a couple months old. ^His half-sister, Remmy, is also excited, maybe too excited. It’s all right for her to take a second and adjust to the new sights and smells, but when it comes time for work, Remmy’s going to need to focus. For these puppies, the first order of business at any new location is to sample the local grass. While they’re not supposed to chew on the foliage, it’s easy for the pups to sneak a bite when the trainers have their backs turned. And the trainers turn their back frequently. Having this many puppies around draws attention, and people are excited to learn about the service dogs. But Nelly and Remmy are taking this chance to mess around. (dogs barking) The dogs aren’t supposed to go on the sand after 10:00, and while special exception can be made for service animals, there’s no shortage of other activities by the ocean, like the playground. The playground offers a multitude of different surfaces, sounds, and experiences. All of this builds confidence, getting the puppies ready for anything. ^First one up, six-month-old Chocolate Lab, Benelli. Climbing on rocks and walking on sand may appear simple, but it’s actually building the puppy’s comfort on a variety of surfaces. Wherever Benelli goes, she needs to be focused not on where she’s standing but on what her owner may need. – Good girl. – [Narrator] After breezing through the different surfaces, it’s time for something that will really disorient her. – Good girl. – [Narrator] The slide. While Benelli’s future owners may never actually take her down a slide, it’s important she has confidence to handle all kinds of new experiences. At first, she’s nervous, but with some coaxing and the promise of treat… – Good girl! – [Narrator] …even a puppy like Benelli can find her courage. Now back on firm land, the trainer is sure to praise Benelli up, building a connection in the puppy’s mind between bravery and reward. Fresh off the excitement of the slide, Trainer Paul tosses his keys to ensure Benelli still knows it’s work time. – Good, get it. – [Narrator] And she happily does her job. – Benelli, great, get it. Benelli, get it. Good girl. – [Narrator] There’s still one more slide for Benelli to attempt. (dramatic drumbeats) The spiral slide. That is, if she can get up to it. With a bit of a running start… – Benelli, jump. – [Narrator] …she makes the leap. – Good girl. – [Narrator] Her lesson from the other slide has her excited to try this one. Having never seen them before five minutes ago, slides are now simple for the six-month-old Chocolate Lab. – Woo hoo hoo! Good girl!
    Good girl. – [Narrator] Back with the dogs in down stay, ^Karen tries to refocus Remmy. She tries to get the Golden to heel, and focus in, but the eight-month-old won’t settle down. This isn’t good. Remmy’s future owner will count on her, day in and day out. And, it looks like Remmy’s lack of focus is starting to spread. Luke, get back! Come on, Karen’s trying to focus on Remmy. Kaya, are you serious? Come on! – Kaya, no! – [Narrator] All three Goldens have the sillies now, even usually dependable Luke. Kaya has to refocus, and quick. It’s her turn to walk the playground. ^The eight-month-old enjoys jumping on different surfaces. – Good girl! Good girl. Come on, let’s go. – [Narrator] The straight slide. – Good girl! Good girl, Kaya! Good girl! – [Narrator] And when it’s time for the spiral slide, what was a tough jump for Benelli is an easy hop for Kaya. But, what goes up must come down, and Kaya’s confused how that’s supposed to happen. When Sandy, the owner of Doggie Do Good, leads the way, Kaya eventually figures it out. She’s immediately praised for her bravery. – Good girl! Good girl! – [Narrator] A second attempt down the slide… (laughs) Oh, look at you. Oh, no. Good try, Kaya.
    Good try. – Good girl. Good girl, Kaya. – [Narrator] But, what’s important is that Kaya’s conquered her fear, and admirably so. Back in the down stay, it looks like Remy has finally calmed… Oh. Relax, Remmy.
    It’s just a bird. All right.
    Good girl, Remmy. Thank goodness you’re finally starting to show some self-control, otherwise today could have been the day you failed at… Oh no. – [Trainer] Remmy! – [Narrator] Breaking from a down stay to this degree is a bad sign. With Karen working with Kaya, Paul has to leave the dogs to find where Remmy ran off. Even though they’re unsupervised, they don’t dare to break; no one wants the fate that’s about to befall Remmy. Lockdown. Remmy now has to think about what she’s done, and hope it doesn’t mean expulsion. ^Now, it’s Luke’s turn to take a lap around the playground. – Good boy. – [Narrator] His first challenge is the rocking horse. Karen is trying to get Luke to jump over it, in preparation for future awkward spaces. – Stay. – [Narrator] Luke is not having it. – Good boy.
    Jump over it. – [Narrator] He hasn’t had problems of bravery in the past, so this is a new issue. – Over it.
    Nope. Over it.
    Good boy, come on. – [Narrator] Eventually, our hero figures it out. – Good, good! Good boy! – [Narrator] And Karen is sure to reward his courage. – Good job! Good boy, let’s go! – [Narrator] If Luke shows the same hesitation on the slide, then… – Good boy! – [Narrator] …well, nevermind. – Good job, Luke! Good boy! – [Narrator] Looks like after only a couple attempts, he’s already a pro. – Good job!
    Good boy! – [Narrator] Good job, buddy. – Good job. – [Narrator] When Luke returns to down stay, he finds Deacon is still getting used to his harness. He’s not quite sure why he can’t flip all the way over on his back. Paul straightens him out, and it’s back to down stay. ^Okay, Remmy. ^You’ve had a tough day so far, so time to redeem yourself on the playground. First up is the rocking horse that Luke struggled with. – Come on.
    Good girl. Over it. – [Narrator] Just like with her half-brother, it’s a matter of confidence. – Let’s go. – [Narrator] And it suddenly looks like Remmy’s lost most of hers. The culprit? The pirate ship steering wheel. – Just need a second. – [Narrator] Notice how her tail is tucked between her legs? So do the trainers. They’re hyper-aware of the pup’s attitude, and this is a huge signal from Remmy. Karen gets down on Remmy’s level and starts feeding her treats. She pets her and praises her, trying to show Remmy she’s safe. Remmy then has to pass by the wheel several more times, ensuring the dog has confronted her fear. – [Karen] Good girl. – [Narrator] If Karen can get Remmy to sniff the wheel or be still next to it, that’s going to be a great indication that Remmy’s making progress. – Good girl! – [Narrator] Eventually, a sniff. – [Karen] Good job! – [Narrator] And after a few more laps, her tail starts to wag again. Remmy’s done extremely well, and with so much excitement already had on the playground, the slide can wait for another day. ^Back on the grass, the undeniable Mr. Pip ^finds himself in an embarrassing situation. – [Trainer] Mr. Pip. – [Narrator] Because he is by far the worst at down stay, Mr. Pip has to be tied up, to the other dogs. Luke seems confused why he has to babysit, but he doesn’t mind. It gives him something to watch as he snacks on the grass. – [Trainer] Luke, leave it. Luke, release. – [Narrator] Finally, some respect. Unbelievable. Chin up, Mr. Pip. You’re still a hero in our hearts. (Mr. Pip whines) ^Another hero from Doggie Do Good is recent graduate Sammy. Sammy transitioned to his forever family only five months ago, but his bond with handler Bryce has been immediate. Sammy helps Bryce with several diagnoses, including generalized anxiety disorder, ADHD, inflammatory bowel disease, and bipolar disorder. One way Sammy aids Bryce is during Bryce’s regular blood draws. Before going into an appointment, Sammy gives Bryce hugs and pressure, helping to prepare the boy for the anxiety the needles cause. During the draws, Sammy gives Bryce constant pressure to help him feel more comfortable. Sammy knows Bryce isn’t in distress now, but the 18-month-old lab checks in constantly, making sure, if Bryce ever needs him, he’s there. While Bryce’s family had always had animals, at first, they weren’t sure about adding a service dog. The support that Sammy’s provided in only his first few months, however, has made it all worth it. Someday, the puppies in training will have similar bonds with their owners and be just as important to a family as Sammy is. Back with the student pups, it’s time for a long walk on the beach. ^Or at least next to it. ^Remmy’s had a big day, so trainer Paul takes this walk very slow. Whenever Remmy begins to pull away or move in a different direction, the trainer stops. This teaches Remmy to stay focused. During a heel, the puppies need to be paying attention to the handler constantly, not drifting away on their own line. – [Paul] Good girl. – [Narrator] Eventually, Remmy starts to do better. On the stairs, heel is even more difficult for these pups. Dogs want to be on even ground, and prefer bolting up and down steps. The people they’ll someday aid, however, may need help with stairs, so it’s important the puppies learn patience. To end her day, Paul works with Remmy on one of her special abilities: hug. As difficult as the day has been for the young Golden, it’s important to remember that someday she’ll be a huge comfort to a lucky family. It’s going to take work and patience, but it’s clear it’ll be worth it. – Release. Good. – [Narrator] Some dogs can become nervous on the pier, as the spaces between the uneven surfaces can be uncomfortable under their paws. ^Not our Mr. Pip, though. ^He even finds the time to get in some of his best down stay work to date. Good boy, Mr. Pip. As the day winds down, Paul begins ^to test a special skill with Kaya: steady. Steady allows people with mobility issues to put pressure on a dog, to sit down, stand up, or just regain their balance. It’s one of Deacon’s specialties, and might someday be Kaya’s as well. Knowing her eight-month-old joints are still developing, Paul puts only the lightest of pressure over her legs. Once she’s grown, she’ll be able to take much more weight, and may even wear a harness like Deacon. At the end of the day, some dogs took steps forward, while others, steps back. For all these puppies, though, it’s still too soon to tell who will flunk out, and who will graduate Puppy Prep. (light cheerful music)

    Spearfishing 🇬🇷 |BEST HOMEMADE FILET-O-FISH 🍔Wild-Caught SeaBass – Perfect Sauce✅
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    Spearfishing 🇬🇷 |BEST HOMEMADE FILET-O-FISH 🍔Wild-Caught SeaBass – Perfect Sauce✅

    November 30, 2019


    Ok… It was a good day…two fish each… We must not be greedy! Yeah it’s a great catch! Let’s see what we did… Will you open it up? So Is that so? Yes Dimos! Fish,fish And another fish The other one? That’s not a fish? This one? Yes! That’s the fridges bottom… Oh show it to me… Fish Nice! That’s a nice looking bottom(booty)! Nice looking bottom(booty)… This isn’t the right way? Then why are you going this way? My bad… Look at that nice chicory! The guy had chicory! SeaBass with chicory! If we had any brains we would have bought some… My boy will goes crazy! Whenever i bring back a large fish. You want to eat some? I have all this meat for you Was it good? Good? ok? How many are those? Good! How about these…? Good boy! Oh it breaks up… Hello my fishermen! I’m very excited because i have something to announce to you! Logically Today that you are watching the video,is the last day before our Giveaway period starts! So… While i smash these burgers… Go over to Spearfishing Life.com… Read the Giveaway Rules to Participate… And Stay tuned for the gifts! I hope you liked this video… Try this recipe because it’s really good! And i’ll see you on the next one! Dive Safe!!!

    Windy Daze # 11 May – June 2017 Chesapeake Bay Sailings Hunter 31 Sailboat
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    Windy Daze # 11 May – June 2017 Chesapeake Bay Sailings Hunter 31 Sailboat

    October 12, 2019


    May Sail and June Sail 2017 (May Sail 2017) It is definitely blowing… yes it is Here you are Captain James Sailing on the Rhappahannock with my Dad Got the jib up right now Sailing back to port We had problems with the main (still learning) just running the jib genoa and we have the jib reefed still doing almost 5 knots it has been a windy day on “Windy Daze” (Video tends to flatten true size of swells and waves) (June Sailing) to Rt 33 Highrise Bridge over Rhappahannock River, light E winds early. great winds on return SW 10kt to 15kt gust. We are luffing as we just pass under tghe bridge. (Best speed on return 7.1 knots, Windy Daze was feeling it and we were as well) Might need to spill some .. may need to let out on your … jib some 5 knots about 5.1 5.2 ( we went up to 7.1 knots) Great Breeze going right now we went all the way to the bridge (Rt 33 High Rise) now we are headed back Took about 3 hours to get down there Took about half the time to get back Wind is really picking up this afternoon Got that lean / Good Sailing/ got that lean going on, Gotta lean a little bit, got that lean on that lean.. Perfect sailing That it is Full Sails are up Full Jib Genoa Full Main Heading back to port right now in about half the time All because we have the flag up this time..absolutely Good Mojo, we got the flag, that is good mojo.. We had bad mojo yesterday, (not taped good thing) we didn’t have the flag up. It was blowing pretty good there but half an hour ago, it has slowed down there is a Tow USA boat Towboat USA either that or it is the Coast Guard Coast Guard (good eyes) is it.

    Welding | Pontoon Science #3 | Avalon Luxury Pontoon Boats
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    Welding | Pontoon Science #3 | Avalon Luxury Pontoon Boats

    September 30, 2019


    Pontoons are rolled, welded solid. They’re
    completely enclosed. That’s what gives the buoyancy. We put three under the boat which makes it float. Welding is important in the manufacturing of a good pontoon because it provides that buoyancy and that rigidity. A pontoon
    boat is only as good as the welds because if you have a bad weld, it’ll leak
    and it won’t float. These guys are artists because not only does it take a good weld but it needs to be a quality weld. Even spacing, good puddling
    and it needs to be pretty. What makes a good weld? Let’s take a look at this weld. We’ve got good penetration, we’ve got even spacing, it’s got a nice look to it
    cosmetically. It’s a beautiful weld. Don’t see any defects. There’s no pinholes, there’s no cracks. The dimes are laid in a nice stack. You’re looking for a good solid
    weld that has good penetration on both pieces. You’re looking for even stacking. You’re
    looking for no cracks and no pinholes. Absolutely, if you’re going to buy a pontoon, you want to take the time to look at the welds because if there was
    cracking or pin holing or the stacks are uneven, you could get some problems
    down the road. So our guys take the time. They’ll look through these welds if they’re not of the proper quality, they’ll go back and they’ll redo the weld, or they’ll do a second pass, as it’s called, and they overlay the bead. To be a welder at Avalon it takes the desire to be here every day, the drive to
    do a good job, and a good eye for quality. These guys are all in. These guys are
    artists, from the word art. These guys know what it takes and they’ve got what it
    takes to get it done. And that’s
    Pontoon Science.

    Boating Tip – Yamashield
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    Boating Tip – Yamashield

    September 4, 2019


    About every 15 or 20 hours, or heck even after one of those grueling iron man days out there in the gulf, I like to pop my cowlings and take a look. After the boat has cooled down, pop your cowlings, take a good long look at stuff. What I like to do is just touch things and feel them, make sure all my electrical connections look good overall general look at things. Once I’ve done that and am satisfied with that, a good nice protectant something like Yamaha’s Yamashield will do numbers of things for you in the long run. Not only is it going to protect your motor from things coming in, but it can also provide an excellent lubricant source for moving parts. A little goes a long ways.

    #201  Sailboat Race Kills Four!
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    #201 Sailboat Race Kills Four!

    September 3, 2019


    hello everybody in our last episode I
    told the story of the morning dew a tragic but very instructive story for
    all voters to learn from well I got so many personal emails asked me to please
    do another one of these type of instructional videos so enjoy in this instance we had an experienced
    captain we had a crew that had sailed together before it in fact had actually
    done this exact route before we had good weather conditions good visibility the
    winds were good and it was just a simple race from Newport Beach California to
    Ensenada Mexico so what happened so what happened well the boat never
    made it to Ensenada why because it slammed into North card out
    of Island killing all four and then aboard you you