Staten Island Triathlon 2017 – Race Report

Staten Island Triathlon 2017 - Race Report
A few weekends ago, a bunch of  friends and I  took part in the 9th annual 2017 Staten Island Triathlon held at the Midland Beach,  Staten Island, New York.  Held in honor or Rocco Laurie , this race raises money for the  Rocco Laurie Foundation.  This is a convenient local sprint race plus this year ...

2017 Wyckoff/Franklin Lakes Triathlon

2017 Wyckoff/Franklin Lakes Triathlon
This weekend I took part in the 2017 edition (35rd Annual)  Wyckoff/Franklin Lakes  triathlon.  This is a “Sprint-Lympic” distance race. Its a  800m swim, 17 mile bike and 5 mile run. Weather conditions were overcast and foggy at start, but overall comfortable. This years event again was less crowded and did not sell out less than 500 ...

Football practice filmed with my drone

Football practice filmed with my drone
Decided to spend some time this afternoon over at Foley field, in Bloomfield, to practice flying My DJI Phantom 3 drone.  The field is an  excellent place because its wide open. To make it more interesting I decided to  make my drone do some crane cam work as  some guys out there doing some football ...

DJI new SPARK selfie drone for $499 4

DJI new SPARK selfie drone for $499
Well today DJI is announced a new, smaller selfie class drone the colorful DJI Spark ,. The new DJI Spark drone unveiled at the official May 24th 2017 DJI announcement event in NYC has the following features…. Primary Features: Class: Selfie drone Flight time: 16 minutes Speed: up to 31mph Battery: Swappable, Micro USB chargeable ...

Bear mountain hiking..

Bear mountain hiking..
Last week a few friends and I went to Bear Mountain to hike and do some photography. Wanted to try out my “new” Sony A6000 and the Mavic. Take a peek at the video. Here’s the hike we did up to Bald mountain. https://www.nynjtc.org/hike/bear-mountainharriman-state-parks-0 Some things that I learned from this hike … Be sure to ...

2017 Rutgers Unite 13.1 half

2017 Rutgers Unite 13.1 half
This year Rutgers 13.1 fell on the same day as the Cherry Blossom 10k , so Christine and I decided to do Rutgers 13.1 (last year we sided with Cherry Blossom 10k) , Christine and I once again were back to take on the Rutgers/Unite 13.1 half marathon. Weather was perfect clear blue skies and ...

new hobby drone photography – drones and aerial photography (aka Quad copters)

new hobby drone photography - drones and aerial photography (aka Quad copters)
So I have had my eye on getting a drones (formally known as a quad copter) or UAV in FAA parlance ) for a while. I had started seeing the DJI Phantom series of drones pop-up here and there and had always been curious and intrigued by the flying camera. But I could never rationalize ...