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Vimeo Party

Sometimes we don't want turn on the TV. We just want something else, another media. For that, Internet is great.

And when we want entertainement, we're going to youtube, daylimotion and we're letting us flow around the related videos.

But sometimes, we want still something else. Some video less OMG lol wtf. More artistic. More poetic maybe. For that, we can browse to vimeo. No need to search for a long time, the only video in the homepage are a real gold mine. I don't know if the HD make a lot, but these videos transport more emotion than the other videos we used to see.

Small selection of my vimeo session of this evenning (To watch the video in HD, you have to go to the vimeo page by using the corresponding link):


First an interssant effect and well done:


irregular flow from 4khz on Vimeo.

Then an other great idea:


tides and memories from Blake Whitman on Vimeo.

Let's change of register with a weird guy we're following in his parties (at Los Angeles if I saw good)


DGENERATE NATION - Skate With Me from DGENETICS on Vimeo.

Calmer with some classic music and a video format very atypic, which is fitting exactly with the need:


NACHTMUSIK from IK on Vimeo.

Shifting the scene and the music, direction South Africa:


Khula Happy Singers St. Lucia from Jan van der Meer on Vimeo.

Overall I really liked this video:


Episode Six: 64 Days - Part 1 from mike ambs on Vimeo.

A little look at project Pedal to watch the other episodes could be a good idea. 

 

Where did all these creative people express themselves before the sharing video website?..

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Il y a des fois où l'on pas envie d'allumer la télé. On a envie d'autre chose, d'un autre média. Pour ça, internet est très bien.

Et quand on veut du divertissement, on se dirige vers youtube, daylimotion et on se laisse porter au grès des vidéos liées.

Mais parfois, on veut autre chose. Des vidéos moins kikoo lol mdr. Un peu plus artistique. Plus poétique peut-être. Pour ça, on se tourne vers vimeo. Pas besoin de chercher bien longtemps, les seules vidéos en page d'accueil sont une vrai mine d'or. Je ne sais pas si la HD y est pour beaucoup, mais ces vidéos transportent beaucoup plus d'émotions que les autres vidéos qu'on a l'habitude de voir.

Petite sélection de ma séance vimeo de ce soir (Pour voir les vidéos en HD, vous devrez vous rendre sur vimeo en cliquant sur les liens correspondant) :


Tout d'abord un effet intéressant et bien réalisé :


irregular flow from 4khz on Vimeo.

Puis une autre idée sympathique :


tides and memories from Blake Whitman on Vimeo.

Puis changement de registre avec un drôle de bonhomme que l'on suit dans ses soirées (à Los Angeles si j'ai bien vu)


DGENERATE NATION - Skate With Me from DGENETICS on Vimeo.

Puis plus calme avec du classique et un format de vidéo très atypique, mais qui correspond tout à fait au besoin :


NACHTMUSIK from IK on Vimeo.

Changement de décor et de musique, direction l'Afrique du Sud :


Khula Happy Singers St. Lucia from Jan van der Meer on Vimeo.

Mais j'ai eu un group coup de coeur pour cette vidéo :


Episode Six: 64 Days - Part 1 from mike ambs on Vimeo.

Un petit tour sur project Pedal pour voir les autres épisodes ne vous fera pas de mal. 

 

A se demander où s'exprimait tous ces créatifs avant les sites de partage de vidéo...

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RoadTrip Report 4/4 : 05/06 - Bryce Canyon, Zion, and Las Vegas

As my brother came with a friend for a 2 weeks road trip around California and neighborhood states, I traveled with them for 4 days. 4 days to run on sunny roads, between deserts and mountains. 4 days, 4 posts.

Last day on the roads for me. Wake up smoothly at 8am to go soflty in Bryce Canyon Park and stop at many points of view. We're going to the last points, the higher which is far away. I didn't think the park was too big. In the road we're seeing many Mules deer. Once we're at the last point, we're eat breakfast with a gorgeous view. It's a little bit cold; we're at almost 8'000 feet. Then we're going back in the way by stopping in other points. We saw again some squirrels. There isn't too much to tell here. It's a beautiful park and all the points of view are different; each one offers a new view and a new particularity.

Mule Deer in Bryce Canyon Breakfast at Bryce Canyon View at Bryce Canyon Squirrel in Bryce Canyon Squirrel in Bryce Canyon Hoodoo in Bryce Canyon Hoodoo in Bryce Canyon View at Bryce Canyon View at Bryce Canyon View at Bryce Canyon






What a view! The vivid orange colors or gold form the Hoodoos -the verticals rocks- and the sun which enlightens everything in a magnificent contrast: orange from hoodoos, gold from rocks, green from trees, blue from the sky. I loved it. Amazed. I shoot many and many photos. As we planned last day, we're goind to the Sunset point to hike for 1 hour inside the canyon to see it in another way.

The way we're using is very abrupt, and go down in hair-pin curve in the gorge which going more and more narrow. The more we're goind down, the cooler. It's pleasant. It's weird to see some bigs trees are here in the middle of the gorge. Then we're leaving the gorge to arrive in larger place above trees and hoodos. The way going down slowly now. Once we're arrive at the bottom, we're using an other way to come back which is less abrupt. Here are the photos from the "l'expédition" inside the canyon:

Inside Bryce Canyon Inside Bryce Canyon Inside Bryce Canyon Inside Bryce Canyon Inside Bryce Canyon Inside Bryce Canyon Inside Bryce Canyon Inside Bryce Canyon Inside Bryce Canyon View at Bryce Canyon View at Bryce Canyon View at Bryce Canyon View at Bryce Canyon






It's almost 10 when we're finishing the walk. It's time for us to say goodbye to Bryce Canyon to reach Zion Park. After 2 hours of road, we're in. One more time it's a decor change. Here the greenery and coolness of the park are soothing. The park is a large gorge with a small river in its middle with a huge biodiversity around. the place is nice. Sadly We can't spent more than 2 hours here.

We arrived in the park by the top which is less green and cute. The more we're going down, the more desert atmosphere disappears to let place to the dense forest. As the interior of the park is closed for personal vehicles, some free buses could drive you from bottom to top to stop at points where you can start to walk or enjoy the canyon. We walked only 10 minutes to reach a small cascade. Then we took again the bus to go to the last point and eat our sandwiches aside the river around 1pm. On the big cliff which partitions the park some sportsman climbs in the middle of huge part very smooth. After some walking minutes we have to go back to be sure I can get my plain in time in Las Vegas this evening.

Zion Park Entrance Top of Zion Park Top of Zion Park Zion Park Zion Park Waterfall at Zion Park Walk in Zion Park River in Zion Park Climbers in Zion Park Zion Park Zion Park River in Zion Park






We're back in the parking. I prepare quickly my bag for the plane. Let's go to Las Vegas to take my flight.

I saw only the building and some casino exterior eccentricity in Las Vegas on the Strip. I didn't have time to gamble -maybe it's better. Las Vegas is really lost in the middle of the desert; there is absolutely nothing around the city. Photos took from the car:

At Las Vegas Trump Tower in Las Vegas Palazzo in Las Vegas Bellagio in Las Vegas Eiffel Tower in Las Vegas Arc de Triomphe in Las Vegas Paris in Las Vegas Casino in Las Vegas At Las Vegas At Las Vegas Statue of the Liberty in Las Vegas Pyramid in Las Vegas






After this short pass aside the casino, time for me to go to the airport. My SouthWest flight take off in time and I'm back at Los Angeles. Damien and François continue the road trip to San Francisco by stopping in more other parks. They will come back in LA one week later.

I keep many memories in my head. I'll probably make a new roadtrip in July to go to the park I couldn't go this time. and maybe come back in San Francisco without rain...

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Compte-Rendu RoadTrip 4/4 : 06/05 - Bryce Canyon, Zion et Las Vegas

Comme mon frère est venu pour un road trip de 2 semaines en Californie et environs avec un ami, je suis parti 4 jours avec eux. 4 jours à rouler sur les routes ensoleillées, entre désert et montagnes; 4 jours, 4 billets.

Dernier jour pour moi à être sur les routes. Levé tranquillement à 8h pour se rendre doucement dans Bryce Canyon Park et s'arrêter de nombreux points de vue. On se dirige au dernier point de vue, le plus élevé qui se trouve loin, je ne pensais pas que le parc était aussi grand. Sur la route, on croise de nombreuses biches. Arrivé au dernier point, petit déjeuner avec une vue magnifique. Il fait un peu froid, on est quand même à près de 2500 mètres d'altitude. Puis on reviendra sur nos pas en s'arrêtant à d'autres points de vue. On aura notamment l'occasion de voir encore une fois des écureuils, prêt à nous manger dans la main aussi. Il n'y a pas grand choses à raconter ici, si ce n'est que le parc est très joli et que les points de vue sont tous différents, chacun offrant une nouvelle vue et une nouvelle particularité.

Mule Deer in Bryce Canyon Breakfast at Bryce Canyon View at Bryce Canyon Squirrel in Bryce Canyon Squirrel in Bryce Canyon Hoodoo in Bryce Canyon Hoodoo in Bryce Canyon View at Bryce Canyon View at Bryce Canyon View at Bryce Canyon






Mais quelle vue ! Les couleurs orange vif ou or des Hoodoos -les rochers verticaux- et le soleil qui illumine tout ceci dans un contraste magnifique : orange des hoodoos, or des rochers, vert des arbres, bleu du ciel. J'ai adoré. Emerveillé. J'ai mitraillé de photos. Comme nous l'avions prévu la veille, on se rend au Sunset point pour faire une petite marche d'une heure à l'intérieur du canyon, histoire de le voir sous un autre angle.

Le chemin emprunté est très abrupte, et descends en épingle à cheveux dans une gorge de plus en plus étroite. Plus on descends plus il fait frais et c'est agréable. Des immenses arbres sont là au milieu de la gorge on se demande comment. Puis on sort de la gorge pour arrivé dans un endroit plus large, au milieu des arbres et sous les hoodoos et les rochers colorés dans un chemin plus plat mais toujours descendant. En bas du chemin, d'autres sentiers s'en vont plus loins pour faire des randonnées plus longues pour rejoindre d'autres points de vue. Nous remontons par l'autre côté qui est moins abrupte, heureusement. Les photos de "l'expédition" dans le canyon :

Inside Bryce Canyon Inside Bryce Canyon Inside Bryce Canyon Inside Bryce Canyon Inside Bryce Canyon Inside Bryce Canyon Inside Bryce Canyon Inside Bryce Canyon Inside Bryce Canyon View at Bryce Canyon View at Bryce Canyon View at Bryce Canyon View at Bryce Canyon






Il est prêt de 10 heures quand nous finissons la marche. Il est temps de dire au revoir à Bryce Canyon pour rejoindre Zion Park. Après un peu plus de 2 heures de routes, nous y voilà. Encore un changement de décor. Ici, la verdure et fraicheur du parc sont apaisant. Le parc est une large gorge avec un cours d'eau en son milieu et une diversité impressionnante de faune et flore tout autour. L'endroit est apaisant et agréable, dommage que nous n'ayons pas le temps d'y rester plus de 2 heures.

Nous sommes arrivés par le haut du parc qui est beaucoup moins vert et un peu moins joli. Plus on descend, plus l'ambiance désertique disparait pour laisser place à une forêt bien dense. Comme l'intérieur même du parc est fermé à la circulation, des navettes gratuites parcourt le canyon de bas en haut avec des arrêts là où il y a des marches et points de vue. Nous marcherons simplement 10 minutes pour voir une petite cascade. Ensuite nous reprendrons la navette pour aller au dernier arrêt et manger les sandwichs préparés dans le sac vers le cours d'eau, vers 13h. Sur les gigantesques falaises qui cloisonnent le parc, des sportifs escaladent au milieu d'immenses pans bien lisses. Après quelques minutes de marche, nous devons faire marche arrière pour être sûr de ne pas être en retard pour mon avion à Las Vegas le soir même.

Zion Park Entrance Top of Zion Park Top of Zion Park Zion Park Zion Park Waterfall at Zion Park Walk in Zion Park River in Zion Park Climbers in Zion Park Zion Park Zion Park River in Zion Park






Nous voilà donc de retour au parking. Je prépare rapidement mes affaires pour ce soir. On reprends la voiture direction Las Vegas pour prendre mon avion.

Je ne verrai de Las Vegas que les immeubles et excentricités extérieurs des casinos, sur le Strip. Je n'aurai pas le temps de rentrer pour jouer -tant mieux peut-être. Las Vegas est vraiment paumé au milieu du désert; il n'y a absolument rien autour. Photos prises depuis la voiture :

At Las Vegas Trump Tower in Las Vegas Palazzo in Las Vegas Bellagio in Las Vegas Eiffel Tower in Las Vegas Arc de Triomphe in Las Vegas Paris in Las Vegas Casino in Las Vegas At Las Vegas At Las Vegas Statue of the Liberty in Las Vegas Pyramid in Las Vegas






Après ce bref passage devant les casinos, on me dépose à l'aéroport. Mon avion SouthWest décolle à l'heure et me revoilà à Los Angeles. Damien et François continuent le roadtrip direction en San Francisco en s'arrêtant encore à de nombreux parcs. Il reviendront dans une semaine à LA.

Je garde plein de souvenirs dans la tête en image. Je referrai un road Trip au mois de juillet pour faire les parcs que je n'ai pas pu faire, et sans doute retourné à San Francisco, si possible sans pluie cette fois...

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RoadTrip Report 3/4 : 05/05 - Natural Bridges and Bryce Canyon

As my brother came with a friend for a 2 weeks road trip around California and neighborhood states, I traveled with them for 4 days. 4 days to run on sunny roads, between deserts and mountains. 4 days, 4 posts.

Let's go for the 3rd day. Departure from Mexican Hat to reach the first daily park, Natural Bridges. It's on the road that we'll understand why this village has this name: just after exit there is the Mexican Hat Rock which really seems like a reversed sombrero -No photos, the light wasn't appropriate.

Continuing to go to an upper plateau, we're drive in an hillside road, very abrupt and non paved. When we saw the sign, we wondered where we'll go by. The road was actually absolutely practicable!

Hard Road Hard Road Cow in Ranch



Once we were on the plateau, landscape change. Leaving the aridity of Monument Valley and it's red sand, we're now in the middle of ranch. It's not a surprise to pass cows who are around there. Cows, it was long time I didn't see one! The long straight road in the middle of these ranch goes very fast. We're arriving in the park at 8am. There is really a few tourists here. the less the better! Stop at the park information center to grab some paper and ask how long it takes for the different little hiking in the park.

There is 3 big natural bridges in this park. It's possible to go above all of them by walking: more than 1 hour for the 1st, 20 to 30 minutes for the second and only 5 minutes for the last one. Each bridge is visible from a point of view accessible from the road. The road is a one way road and make a loop to go aside the 3 bridges.

We just did a quick stop for the first. We're watching it from the far point of view. It's the biggest in the park, but it looked very small from our position. Moreover it didn't look so sexy.

At the second, we took our breakfast in backpack and walked on a well beaconed trail to reach the bridge. The meal was very pleasant in the bottom of the gorge as it's cool and there is many singing birds. A the first look we can't see how big it is. It's only once you're under that you realize! Take a look at the first 2 photos below. the small white point are really human being (us in this case).

Big Natural Bridge Big Natural Bridge Water under a Natural Bridge Canyon



It's possible to hike between the 3 bridges in the canyon. I decided to run to reach the third with the others. During this time, they'll go back to the car and reach the third by the road. Then I admit I'm not proud of that. In one hand because it was almost 4 miles under the sun -even at 8am, that's hurt- and in the other hand because most of the trail are in sand. Some mice surprised me by going out from nowhere and run in my legs. And at every turns I thought I was done; but I saw that the canyon go away in the wrong direction... Anyway, my brother and François waited me for a moment at the 3rd bridge. I didn't have time to enjoy it, and I felt sick. As this bridge is the nicest, here is some pictures of them:

3rd Natural Bridge 3rd Natural Bridge 3rd Natural Bridge 3rd Natural Bridge



Back to the car, hard for me, I'm still out of breath. We drove back to the park entrance for a restroom stop, and we're back on the road to the next step, Bryce Canyon.

The road will be long, almost 6 hours. It was indicate in the map with a thin line, but I asked the hotel receptionist for advice; she said this road is practicable without any trouble. She added that's a beautiful way, especially the part before Hanksville. We won't be disappointed!

There is many points of view on this road, with changing landscapes. From the green-stuff of Natural Bridges, we passed by sand desert, the, by the Red Canyon, stopping in front of a cliff with prehistoric draws, driving in 9800 feet pass with snow around there, this road was very nice.

Road with beautiful landscape Great Landscape Great Road Me over the void Prehistoric Draw Road in Red Canyon Great Road



When we stopped at a point of view, we felt the same sensation than at the Grand Canyon. This feeling of immensity, of void behind us. The landscape was exactly the opposite of the Grand Canyon. Instead of having a plain with holes, it was a plain with humps. It was also where the picture I'm sit above the void was taken. I wasn't too much reassure in this place. The 360 of this point of view in video:

In proportion as we drove, the landscapes changed to draw little by little Bryce Canyon. I didn't know at all this park before I came in, but I believe it's the park I found the most beautiful during this trip. As we arrived late, it was already the sunset. We'll enjoy it tomorrow with a great blue sky with a great sun.

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The good surprise of the evening was also the hotel, the Bryce View Lodge, the cheapest of the trip. Despite of its name there is no view over the canyon; it's not even in the natural park. But for less than $25 by person, we had the right to use the swimming pool of the other hotel in the other side of the road, which should be so more expensive. Indeed the boss are brothers. We let our stuff in the room, and an half hour later of rest for everyone. Then departure for the other hotel to have a dip for an hour. We stopped quickly at the shops there is along the road in a Far West atmosphere. Damien and François made a small internet session. No need for me, I'll be back at LA the next day. I'm profiting from this time to sit in the hotel lounge, do again the bird whistle effect and took some pictures.

Far West Decor around the hotel Far West Decor around the hotel Far West Decor around the hotel Inside the Hotel Lounge Inside the Hotel Lounge



The swim and jacuzzi time was very relaxing. This evening we ate at the hotel restaurant with delicious meat. Back to the hotel to sleep, tomorrow will be a long day.

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