I did like
Hanna the movie.
Hanna the TV series is …
different. But the new actor playing Hanna is just as interesting. Fierce — yet naive and vulnerable. Lost girl with killer instincts.
She didn’t watch the film wanting to bring her own interpretation to the role.
Hanna is a 15-year-old girl living with Erik, the only man she has ever known as her father, in a remote part of a forest in Poland.
Erik once recruited pregnant women into a CIA program, code name UTRAX, where the children’s
DNA was enhanced in order to create super-soldiers.
It’s smart. Brave. Multilingual. Good acting. Complex characters.
The fight scenes and explosions are embarrassingly poorly done, however. 😀
A little too much violence for my liking. Still … I might continue with season 2. I’d like to see what happens with those super humans.
Click PLAY or
watch the trailer on YouTube.
I tried and gave up on drones.
I tried and gave up on gimbals.
works for me. GoPro Small. Tough. Durable. Waterproof.
BikePacking travel I’ll be carrying:
two tripod(s) … one a selfie stick
Bike handlebar mount
Bike helmet mount
16:9 (not 4:3) cool kids like me use
Click PLAY or watch
a 4K sample on YouTube.
zoom is digital — so I won’t often use it
(new video stabilization) HyperSmooth
Protune is ON once on a trip I’ll turn on
QuikCapture ( video with one click) time clips (15 or 30 seconds) are useful
For reasons unknown,
GoPro stopped supporting their Apple Watch app. I use my watch a lot for iPhone, but will have to use rather than my watch for the GoPro. ( voice control There is a 3rd party app called EasyBlack 7 that I might try.)
Click PLAY or watch a
sample of Slow Mo on YouTube.
Typically I delete audio replacing it with some soundtrack.
On my last trip I tried
using the audio. That can be tricky as the GoPro is not great at audio. It’s not easy to edit audio.
Click PLAY or
watch it on YouTube.
Time Lapse (Hyperlapse) mode
I’ll use this occasionally to speed up lengthy videos
Click PLAY or
watch a sample on YouTube.
SuperPhoto mode photos at 4000×3000 pixels (4×3) default
it’s slow, uses a lot of battery, best on tripod
I won’t take many photos with the GoPro. The iPhone is better.
I won’t use
Burst or Continuous photo
This GoPro photo came out as .tiff — huge at 96 MB. When I
exported it to .jpg it was still large for web (1280 x 960) at 735 KB. It’s not been edited.
click for larger version
As of May 2019.
The iPhone can be remotely controlled by my Two cameras. Apple Watch 3.
I’m trying to use
as voice control much as I can for the GoPro.
GoPro Hero 7 & Black USB to USB-C cable
3 extra Mibote batteries, charger,
USB to USB-C cable
& charging cable iPhone X
GoPro 3-Way Grip, Arm, Tripod ( VIDEO)
I have GoPro attachments on both bike helmet and bike handlebars as well. All mounts can attach either GoPro or iPhone.
lacking most is the ability to ZOOM with either camera. I MIGHT carry a small camera with zoom, as well. I like zoom for distant animal sightings. And for Gymnastics.
I read this immediately after
It’s no better. Plot too
unbelievable. The characters two dimensional.
enjoyed the technology used in the book.
I’d best give up on author Joseph Finder.
Nick has returned to his old home town of
Boston to set up his own shop.
There he’s urgently summoned by an old family friend. Hedge fund titan Marshall Marcus desperately needs Nick’s help. His
teenaged daughter, Alexandra, has just been kidnapped. …
Like most people, I was
surprised and impressed with the Beyond Meat burger at A&W.
You can swap out beef for veggie in ANY of their burgers.
This burger is pretty much the only thing that would motivate me to dine at A&W rather than competitors I like more — including Tim Horton’s.
A&W Beyond Meat Burger Review: 5 Taste-Testers Reveal Their Ratings
My Mom recommended this author so I downloaded book 1 (2010) in the Nick Heller series. The author is . Joseph Finder
… Trained in the Special Forces, Nick is a high-powered intelligence investigator–exposing secrets that powerful people would rather keep hidden. He’s a guy you don’t want to mess with. He’s also the man you call when you need a problem fixed.
Desperate, with nowhere else to run, Nick’s nephew, Gabe makes that call one night. After being attacked in Georgetown, his mother, Lauren, lies in a coma, and his step-dad, Roger, Nick’s brother, has vanished without a trace. …
Though Nick Heller is compared with another fictional action hero Jack Reacher, my money is on Reacher. And Lee Childs is a much better author than Finder.
In fact, there’s a short story where
Jack Reacher meets Nick Heller.
For me Vanished is too simplistic. Too two dimensional. I didn’t really get invested in any of the characters.
I do like Finder’s detailed understanding of
Still … I’ll try book 2 in the series to see if it improves.
There’s a lot of truth in