Jackson Hole Total Eclipse Guide

I’m super excited for my new book to come out this month: Jackson Hole Total Eclipse Guide, the Commemorative Official Guidebook. It’s loaded with eclipse photography specifics, safety info, and locations to shoot from. If you want to photograph the eclipse over the Grand Teton, this book has specific locations to shoot from. It has specific … Continue reading “Jackson Hole Total Eclipse Guide”

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Jackson Hole Total Eclipse Guide
I’m super excited for my new book to come out this month: Jackson Hole Total Eclipse Guide, the Commemorative Official Guidebook. It’s loaded with eclipse photography specifics, safety info, and locations to shoot from.
If you want to photograph the eclipse over the Grand Teton, this book has specific locations to shoot from. It has specific locations to be in on August 21, 2017.

This book is a keepsake. Get a copy for each of your family members.

Each can write down their emotions and remember this unique and once-in-a-lifetime event in Grand Teton. The back of the book has prompts for notes. Write down your personal experience with the total solar eclipse, the first in the US since 1979.

Keepsake Notes Section

Here are the note sections you can write down in your Jackson Hole Total Eclipse Guide:
  • Who was I with?
  • What did I see?
  • What did I feel?
  • What did the people with me think?
  • Where did I stay?
Years later you can read about your family memories with this book. For some, this may be the one and only total eclipse they will ever see.

Eclipse Photography

Photographing an eclipse is actually pretty dangerous. I partly fried the inside of my D300s during the 2012 partial eclipse. Oops! My Nikon still works but it was a good lesson. It was like looking into a laser beam.
It also explains how to photograph the total eclipse. The difference between shooting a partial and a total eclipse is massive. Your exposure goes from, well, the sun, all the way to starlight in a few seconds. Can you shoot 11 bracketed shots in 2 minutes under pressure? That’s what it takes to capture that corona and the stars.

Jackson Hole Total Eclipse Guide Photography Locations

sun over grand tetonWhere are some good locations to photograph the eclipse from? The book has loads of locations, how to get there, and where to stand to take the shot you want.
Some locations are well known, others are secret and quite unexpected. There is only one place in the entire region that you can get the total eclipse anywhere close to the Grand Teton. And it’s not where you might think.

Photography Filters for a Total Eclipse

eclipse imageWhat density filter will you use for the partial eclipse? You’re looking at the sun. Not just any filter will do the job.
If you think you’ll use your iPhone or Android to photograph the eclipse, you’ll end up with a sun image that’s 40 pixels wide. The book has a simulation of different focal lengths for full-frame and crop sensors.

Where will the sun be?

The book explains exactly where the sun will be. Whether you’re in Teton Valley, Grand Teton National Park, or Jackson Hole, you need to know where to view the eclipse from. For this particular total eclipse, basic viewing is easy! But getting a good photograph is a big challenge. The Jackson Hole Total Eclipse Guide gives you that information and more.

Get the Jackson Hole Total Eclipse Guide

Purchase your signed Jackson Hole Total Eclipse Guide here. Add some eclipse glasses to the package. Be ready for the biggest event to come to Jackson and Grand Teton ever!

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Other Resources

LiveOnceLiveWild.com is a handy resource for those looking for information on Yellowstone.

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List of file names on a Mac

Finder file section
Finder file sectionList 

List of file names on Mac

Sometimes when I’m working with images, I need to create a file name listing for a copyright registration, contract, or the like. There are many ways to do this using Terminal or an app. Getting a listing of file names can seem like a daunting task, as you think you might even have to type each one up.

But it’s possible to forego all of that and use a simple copy and paste. It’s a Mac after all.

In Finder, go to the folder you want the names of the file, select all the files you need the names for, and hit COMMAND+C or go to Edit-Copy.

File names in Textedit
File names in Textedit

Then open a new file in Textedit (A capable text editor built into the Mac) and then select Edit->Paste and Match Style.

Voila. You will have the names of the files you selected in Finder, ready in a handy text file. Nothing complex, no terminal interaction, just file in names in a few simple steps.

Website major upgrade

The website has received a major upgrade and it’s moving along well.  Originally, my site aaronlinsdau.com contained Website upgradeinformation for my photography, expeditions, book and cinematography.  After feedback I received from my editor, I realized this was not going to work any more.  For anyone interested in one of the above topics, the blog was not confusing to follow as a thread.  If you wanted to know more about my photography and classes, you would be clicking through the blog and all of the sudden find a review on tents or some such thing.  That caused a real high drop rate.

Now, my original site has been broken apart into several sites:

One thing you’ll note is the TVL Video page is not part of my original site.  As I run and manage my dad’s video production company TVL Video website, I felt the need to refresh that site.  It is still a development in progress.  My cinematography work is posted and hosted there, so feel free to take a look around.  We do great video work and can produce any commercial or presentation you need for your company, personal need, product or cause.

I believe this will be more efficient and enjoyable for everyone searching for my photography, information about expeditions and the like.  Now each site will have a consistent theme and topic.  Hopefully this will be more enjoyable for clients and blog readers to follow.

Please note that I will leave all the original blog posts on each site, but future postings will be site specific.  There is a lot of information in each page that people search for, like my articles for lens reviews and iPod to car conversions.

Enjoy!

Engineer thinking

Engineers think all alike.  We think the stuff we made is glorious and what was made by others is junk.  [Space Cowboy territory included]

The below comic illustrates that point.

Engineer vs roadrunner
Engineer vs roadrunner

The biggest trouble with this thinking is everyone else thinks your work is junk, too.  How do you deal with this?  You get to sit and argue in endless meetings about the benefits of what you’ve designed.  Or, you have to grumble about how the project you’re working on is so important to the company.  Yet, many times, you’re kept in the dark with the overall business strategy so you have no idea that the company has moved away from what you’re working on.

Exploration and expeditioning is pleasantly different but is just as full of its own petty problems.   Continue reading “Engineer thinking”

Macgregor 25 1970’s

On transferring computers, I found the original instructions to my old sail boat, the

MacGregor Venture 25
MacGregor Venture 25

Macgregor Venture 25′, late 1970’s vintage.  Perhaps someone will find these useful in the future.

I had many enjoyable adventures in that old boat.  Both sadly and happily, I sold it last year in preparation for my Antarctic expedition this past season.  The boat handled decently even in rough seas.  Rough meaning 5-6 swells.  My brother and I took it on an overnight trip to the Coronado Islands off Tijuana, Mexico.

The previous owners had half-cocked every repair and upgrade on that boat.  The Macgregor Venture 25 should have smooth cables for the forestay.  Yet, they went cheap and used wound cable meant for winches.  It’s heavier and wasn’t as strong for what they put on.  For the backstay, they put on a cable half the thickness necessary and as a consequence, the cable half-frayed while Jason (brother) and I were out in the ocean.

That was exciting. Continue reading “Macgregor 25 1970’s”

Mac OS X Screen Captures

More than once, I’ve needed to do a screen capture on my Mac.  After a little searching (thanks Google), I’ve found a significant number of ways to do a screen capture on the Mac.  It’s more versatile than the Alt-PrtScr on the PC.  But, like with most things on computers, there are so many options that remembering one good one can be problematic.

Here’s a summary of all the different methods.

  1. To capture the entire desktop, press Command-Shift-3. The screen shot will be automatically saved as a PNGfile on your desktop.
  2. To copy the entire desktop, press Command-Control-Shift-3. The screen shot will be placed on your clipboard for you to paste into another program.
  3. To capture a portion of the desktop, press Command-Shift-4. A cross-hair cursor will appear and you can click and drag to select the area you wish to capture. When you release the mouse button, the screen shot will be automatically saved as a PNG file on your desktop. (The file is saved as PDF in Mac OS 10.3 and earlier.)
  4. To capture a specific application window, pressCommand-Shift-4, then press the Spacebar. The cursor will change to a camera, and you can move it around the screen. As you move the cursor over an application window, the window will be highlighted. The entire window does not need to be visible for you to capture it. When you have the cursor over a window you want to capture, just click the mouse button and the screen shot will be saved as a PNG file on your desktop. (The file is saved as PDF in Mac OS 10.3 and earlier.)
  5. Add Control to the two shortcuts above to place the screen shot on the clipboard instead of saving it to the desktop.
  6. Another method for capturing screen shots in Mac OS X is by using the bundled Apple utility,Grab, located in the Applications > Utilities folder. Grab is useful if you need to include a cursor or a menu in your screen shot, or if you want to save your screen shot to TIFF format. To include a cursor, first go to Grab Preferences and select the cursor icon you wish to have in your screen shot. To capture the screen with Grab, run Grab, then choose of the capture modes from the “Capture” menu: Selection, Window, Screen, Timed Screen.
  7. When you choose the Selection mode in Grab, you can capture a specific region of the screen by dragging around it. Grab will display a tooltip showing the size of the region you have selected and the screen shot will open in a window when you release the mouse button. The cursor will not be included.
  8. When you choose the Window mode in Grab, an instruction window will appear asking you to select the window you wish to capture, then click the “Choose Window” button. When you click the button, the instructions will disappear and the window you click ill be captured, including the mouse cursor at the position where you click (if a cursor was selected in Preferences).
  9. When you choose the Screen mode in Grab, an instruction window will appear asking you to click the screen when you are ready to capture. The mouse cursor will be included in your screen shot at the position where you click (if a cursor was selected in Preferences).
  10.  When you choose the Timed Screen mode in Grab, an instruction window will appear, allowing you to prepare your screen for capture. When you are ready, press the “Start Timer” button and you will have ten seconds before the screen is captured. This allows you to open menus and sub-menus, if necessary. After ten seconds the entire screen will be captured. The mouse cursor will be included in your screen shot if a cursor was selected in Preferences.

This content was reprinted from About.com.  I got tired of searching so I just tossed it here so it’s easier to reference.

 

Lost Kenn Borek Aircraft

Here was the latest update I found with the lost Kenn Borek aircraft in the Trans-Antarctic mountains:

NSF Press Release
NSF Press Release

NSF Article

Update – Sadly, the crew was confirmed lost.  The recovery effort will begin in the Antarctic spring, as the conditions became too difficult.  With all the world’s modern technology, Antarctica still stymies.

My heart goes out to the families and fellow crew members of the air company who ferried me around Antarctica.

Nervous?

Looking back 2 days before shipping to Antarctica

From my expedition manager,

“I know. It’s getting crunch time. You must have a lot going on. Are you nervous?”

My reply,

“More like thinking about 100 things to do, not do, what to do, will the food be enough, better to carry more & go slow than starve & go fast? Wish I had a better tent stuff sack now that I see the loading. Terrible fatigue from no sleep from my mind spinning. I’m looking forward to Antarctica so I can get a physical fatigue nite of sleep. Haha!”