Larry Machula has been a friend of my husband for 33 years and for me about 10 years. It has been painful to watch a disease take a vibrant, positive, exciting personality and turn him into a quadriplegic state. Larry fought this disease with the greatest of courage and still remains mentally alert and determined to continue his life to the best of his ability.
Larry has a goal to be able to purchase a van that he is able to be transported in and around the countryside to encourage others of like situation and continue to succeed in business and to keep a certain amount of independence and pride.
You can help make this possible for Larry at “You Caring.com” and make a donation that will help him reach his goal.
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This was send to me by my sister in law in New Zealand and I thought this was brilliant. A great Capture. Look closely and see people climbing the hill to watch it. Double click on picture to get a bigger effect.
Wellington, New Zealand
Full moon over Wellington, NZ…
Here is something a bit random, but none-the-less astounding. A photographer captured what is, to me, one of the most remarkable things I have ever seen filmed.
It is a 3 minute video clip of the full moon rising over Wellington NZ. It was shot on a calm summer evening, as people gathered on the Mt. Victoria Lookout point to watch the moon rise.
This stunning video is one single real-time shot, with no manipulation whatsoever. The camera was placed on a hillside over 2 kilometers from the Look out point and was shot with the equivalent of a 1300mm lens.
The amount of planning, trial and error, and luck that went into this are mind blowing. He has been trying to capture this for over a year with many failed attempts. But 2 nights ago it seems everything was on his side, and it all came together in a way even he couldn’t have hoped.
I honestly can’t say enough good things about this video – from the magnitude of the visuals, to the intimate stories playing out with the people, to the sheer humbling nature of seeing the awe-inspiring reality of this giant rock in the sky that we so often don’t stop to appreciate.
One thing I encourage you to do is watch this on the biggest screen you have – don’t waste it on an iPhone screen.
Full Moon Silhouettes from Mark Gee on Vimeo.