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So for my pic of the day I choose an image that I took yesterday, and played around with some digital effects. HDR is a technique of combing three or more images taken with different levels of exposure, from over to under. Then using photomatix software to ‘tonemap’ and create some amazing images. Its well worth a search for HDR on flickr to see how the pro’s do it.

The picture is of my office in Texas, proudly displaying the logos of the brands we represent.

Have a good weekend.

Taken with a Panasonic Lumix TZ5 compact

Taken with a Panasonic Lumix TZ5 compact

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Bertram 570

This is a picture I took while on a trip from Galveston, TX to Miami, FL onboard a 570 Bertram. It was my first long trip on board a Bertram and I was very impressed by the ride. Of course, it helped that the Gulf of Mexico was flat, but this pic was taken while moving at approx 20 knots.

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New Azimut 70 Motor Yacht

New Azimut 70 Motor Yacht

Yet again, some more fantastic photography from the marketing team over at Azimut. The new Azimut 70 Motor yacht was launched at the Azimut Benetti Yachting Gala II last year, and is now arriving in the United States.

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Thunderstorm Genius

In my daily internet journey to many of my favorite blogs and forums I came across this amazing video via a design agency’s blog http://blog.dnaadvertising.co.uk I am a fan of 80’s music, the featured song being a favourite of mine, but more than that I always respect talent, skill and genius. This group cover all three. I am always fascinated as to where people get their inspiration from, weather it be in the design of a yacht, idea or creation such as this. To simulate a thunderstorm using nothing but hands and feet really impressed me beyond belief. As it said in the original post where I found this “Close your eyes and you’ll have a job to tell it’s not the real thing!” It was performed by a group from Slovenia called Perpetuum Jazzile.

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47_External_View-2

Times may well be tough currently, but every now and again we all need a bit of light relief. If ever there was a reason to own a yacht, then surely this picture confirms the saying ‘a picture says 1000 words’ No matter what size, brand or type of yacht you own, or are looking to buy, I really feel that there is not any single experience that can compare to the one caught in the image above. The boat featured here is the Azimut 47.

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Im not flattered…or am I?

Rich Lazzara once wrote what was a very interesting blog post to me, you can read it here http://www.richlazzara.com/2008/12/13/boats-blogsuncle-brad-and-im-not-flattered/ I find myself in a similar situation, and I’m not flattered either…or am I?

I was recently asked to come up with a design/idea for a web banner to be used on a very prominent yacthing website. After giving a lot of time to thinking about what I actually wanted the banner to do, and not wanting to look and read like ‘every other’ banner out there, I came up with a design that worked perfectly. The banner was launched, and worked REALLY well, then the inevitable happened. Not only did new banners start popping up, but using the exact same wording, or very similar takes on it.

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The Wonders of Technology

So I’m in the office on a Saturday, and thought I would share some weekend fun with you all. Found this earlier on youtube and had to post it. I know there has been some skepticism as to if this is real or not, but either way, from my point of view, its either and amazing feat of technology or even a very clever marketing tool!

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