Third Winchester Student Battlefield Tour – Michael and Mitchell

A Webcast Historian production by the Daniel Morgan Middle School in Winchester, Virginia The videos you see here came out of a two week summer enrichment program, which involved twenty 8th grade students, three teachers, the Third Winchester battlefield, and some very cool technology. The students first become acquainted with their tools: the video camera, still camera, and the software they would be using to put their films together. The teachers then provided the students with background information on the Civil War using maps, objects, images, primary document texts, and the actual Civil War sites themselves. The students then spent two weeks filming at the Third Winchester battlefield. Once prepared each student produced an edited video encapsulating all that they learned and experienced. Eric Miller, Penny Oravec, and James Lupton should be commended for their successful efforts in using 21st century technology to help our students become interested in their 19th century American history.

Third and a Half Avenue

Third and a Half Avenue
Virginia Software
Image by kuyman
After a long time spent making pretty realistic images on film and digital, I’ve decided I want to try some more visually adventurous photography.

When I started with HDR photography in 2007, Photomatix was the only usable software for making reasonably good images. Since then, HDR photography has exploded around the Internet and the real world. There are new methods, new software, and new cameras.

One of those new programs is Nik’s HDR Efex Pro… and it’s a really excellent program. I’ve also started using Aperture instead of Lightroom. It’s not as navigable as LIghtroom after the three years I’ve spent with Adobe, but after a couple weeks, I’ve been able to make images that are every bit as good as those done in Lightroom, but in half the time.

This is a 3 shot HDR image assembled in HDR Efex Pro with final touchups done in Apple’s Aperture.

The minister and the Christian church: A report of the third annual seminar sponsored by the School of Religion of Virginia Union University, Richmond, Virginia, July 31-August 17, 1962

The minister and the Christian church: A report of the third annual seminar sponsored by the School of Religion of Virginia Union University, Richmond, Virginia, July 31-August 17, 1962

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