Trying my first Caribbean meal

I visited a newly opened branch of Paseo in the Sodo district of Seattle.

Paseo is well known in Seattle for the Caribbean sandwiches and I’ve heard about them for the longest time but never tried it. I believe the original is located in Fremont, Washington but I never found a time to visit that location. When I heard they were open in Sodo and I was close, I had to stop by for lunch!

They opened in a formal BBQ joint which is located right on the corner of 1st and Holgate and right across the street is Krispy Kremes. Now you can get your meal and dessert!

As the recommendation was to try their most popular sandwich, it’s just what I did. The sandwich was greasy but it met all expectations for a tasty consumption. I was in heaven.

I guess you can say that it tastes like any grilled meat sandwich but it’s got the seasonings and sauce that make this sandwich a Caribbean flavor. I can’t describe the taste…I can only say I wanted more afterwards.

Some great NOMS I’ve had in a while!

Shot on the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Edge
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Scariest Halloween Horror Ever Seen?

Halloween is almost here and I’ve just visited the place to visit for all things Halloween!

I had posted a similar video several years back and it’s pretty popular but I really, really like this one, I hope you guys like it too.

I like the look of this video and decided to upload it right away. No sound track added but I would like to add to it when I find the right scary sound track.

Shot with Filmic Plus on my Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Edge. Color graded in Filmic Plus and clips trimmed in Adobe Clip.

Samsung Note 4
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Take a look at my previous video shot in 2013 below.

Have a bootiful Halloween, all! Sorry for the pun.

Be a bit nutty to cross this bridge

Ever seen squirrels on a bridge? In Longview, Washington, there is a bridge made out of a fire hose for squirrels!

It’s the world’s narrowest bridge and was put up in 1963. Why? To keep the squirrels safe and they deserve their own bridge across treetops.

Amos Peters saw lots of squirrels getting run over by vehicles and decided to build this for their safety, who knew it would become a tourist attraction!

When I read about this bridge, of course I had to drag the family to visit this place back in 2007 – we didn’t see no squirrels. Curse you squirrels for running such a fine trip.

Video shot on the Sony Fx-1
Narration on Yeti Mike:
Edited on HP Evny dv7 i7-3630qm:
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Stock Video delivery going old school?
The link above was from Adobe Premiere Pro’s Twitter post.

Adobe stock video is now or still utilizing the old delivery by mail of your enormous stock footage saved on your hard drive. They will accept your files on a hard-drive delivered via mail and they will upload and meta-tag it for you.

Korean Folk Village - Spear toss
Picture is for editorial purpose only – this is a picture from a family vacation. Shot with the Nikon 24-70 lens and Nikon D800.

When you work with large files – like 24, 36, 45, 50 megapixals for photos and its not just one file but hundreds or hd footage and now 4k footage that takes up gigs of hard drive space. Unless you have gig internet speeds offered by your internet provider, it might just take a while. I just posted on Twitter earlier today about making the switch to 40 meg download and 5 meg upload from my lowly 7 down and .5 upload. It feels like a big change for me but just think that even uploading files at 5 megs is still going to take a long time. I’ve been uploading files to YouTube from coffee joints with fast internet speeds. The internet speed dictates where I drink coffee. 🙂 I might just save some money now that I’ll have comparable speed to the coffee joints and I won’t be spending hours there, drinking a lot of coffee.

Buckhorn Pass, Buckhorn Lake, Tubal Cain Mine, Plane Wreck
Camping trip in the Olympic Mountains. Nikon D800 and 24-70 lens.

I’ve uploaded to several stock sites such as iStock (owned by Getty Images), Getty Images via Flicker, Dreamstock, and many others. I will tell you that file sizes are hugh and that’s what you want for stock photography or videos to get the cleanest image/video for submission. If I was a better known photographer or more popular submitter, I would definitely go with submission by mail. Less hassle and the team will do all the meta-tagging for you so you get the best optimization(hopefully) for your pics/videos.

As long as you keep a backup copy on files on a separate hard drive while your other hard drive is submitted to the company, you should be OK for any incidents lost in the mail, hard drive failure, or anything else that could happen.

In this day and age where digital may be king, old school mail delivery could be considered the reliable messenger that can save or topple a king.

If you’re interested in stock photography, post a comment and I might post tips or experience in the stock media business.

You can check out Nikon camera here:
Lens here:
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Microsoft Awesome Sauce Coming to you!

Check out @Microsoft’s Tweet:

I’m really happy to hear about the Surface and 3d support! The 28 inch monitor, the surface tablet/laptop and the dial are the perfect working setup.

The dial intrigues me with the function to be able to use for many applications but I just want to configure it for video editing. 🙂 It looks like it’ll make it a lot easier for drawing and editing photos as well.

Why GoPro Karma might lose out to DJI Mavic Pro

Just my thoughts but if you look at any YouTube videos on drones, you might just see ads while viewing.

What might these ads be? Why, the DJI Mavic Pro of course!

Since the first announcement and Casey Neistat’s video showing the Karma, which was probably their biggest advertising success for the cheapest price – free. I don’t believe I’ve seen one single ad for the Karma. Has anyone?

GoPro hasn’t stepped back or away from the Karma since they have announced it so it has to be their marketing department.

When people were talking about the DJI Mavic Pro and it became a hugh success overtaking people’s interest – there was mention of the focusing issue. A quick minded marketer could have used hat opportunity to focus on GoPro video quality and reliability to bring back interest. Mind you, DJI’s Mavic Pro uses selective focus where you can click on your smartphone for the area the camera will focus on.

GoPro has been losing their competitive edge due to all the competitors like Sony, Nikon, and cheap ripoff companies with comparable cameras coming out of woodwork now that GoPro has established a need for great cameras like theirs for action scenes.

The Karma was a great solution for them. Drones are a major interest with YouTubers and having a closed-end system that would only work with GoPro cameras would insure that people thinking about purchasing a camera would purchase the GoPro instead of another third-party camera since they would consider the need of purchasing a drone in the future. Then, they went all out and introduced a removable gimbal system to use the GoPro with a handheld stabilizer! This would be similar to Yuneec’s drone system where you could pull out the camera and use their camera as a stabilized handheld camera.

If GoPro doesn’t want to end up with a costly failure, they need to market their strong points and keep their product shown to interested users via seo marketing. They also need to do constant updates to their software to prioritize reliability and ease of using the drone – which is one thing you will notice about DJI – they do constant updates to their software. Mind you, I can’t say that they don’t do constant updates as I am not a Karma owner so I cannot say so at this time.

Case in point, if you go to the link below (affiliate link) you will see the search for GoPro Karma doesn’t bring up their drone but you will see a lot of their competitor products listed.

From DJI Mavic to Nikon’s action camera systems to cheap generic drones. This just means that the Karma isn’t available to their third party sellers yet but that other sellers are capturing GoPro’s market share by advertising on seo search terms for GoPro Karma.

I own a GoPro Hero 3 Black and a Hero 4 Black as well as DJI’s Osmo Mobile and Phantom 3 Pro. I like both companies and the reliability factor from their products. It’s up to you at the end on which system is best for you.

Let me know what you think?

Ginger Beer is Bundaberg

Bundaberg Ginger beer


I’m skipping ahead to post about Bundaberg Ginger beer before the Lemon, Lime and Bitters – I’m working on the video for it.

There won’t be a video for the Ginger beer as I was planning to do one but the location was not the place to do it. I was too self aware, if you want the truth.

Too many parents around and I didn’t think they would appreciate it if they heard me doing a review of the drink and they started hearing beer.

If you seen my post on Bundaberg Guava soda, then you know I have to try a drink from a company I’ve never tried.

Well, the Japanese store I visited had more flavors from this Australian company. I brought the Lemon, Lime and Bitters, Ginger beer, and Root beer.

Now, Ginger beer or as close to it as I’ve gotten was Canadian Ginger Ale. I love Canadian Ginger Ale but Bundaberg Ginger beer is another level!

The label on the bottle states craft brewed for 3 days and its supposed to have real bits of Ginger in the soda. I forgot to take a close look at the bottle to see if I could see small chunks of Ginger in the soda pop but the taste was what you would wish in a Ginger soda. It tasted like you would hope a Ginger soda should taste. I would definitely go for some more Ginger soda in the future!

Again, the cost of purchasing a Bundaberg soda in the states is pretty expensive – it’s about two bucks to get a bottle.

This soda may be too strong in taste for some but I was happy with the taste and the level of fizz from the soda was just right.

I’ve now tried Guava, Lemon Limes & Bitters, and now Ginger beer. I’m going to try out Root beer next.

I will say I really like the Ginger flavor more than their Guava flavor.

You can check Bundaberg sodas from this link:
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