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Falcon Heavy rocket launch puts Starman driving in space

Falcon Heavy rocket launch puts Starman driving in space on February 8, 2018

I’ve always been a big fan of space and rockets. As a boy I remember staying up late to watch the astronauts land on the moon and walk on the moon (yes I’m that old – but I was a boy back then 🙂

SpaceX had another test flight yesterday and tested their Falcon Heavy rocket on February 6, 2018. Its a good thing I don’t live down in Florida or else I would never get anything done on launch days ;-).

The CEO of SpaceX thought it would be fun to launch into outer space a $100K Tesla with a “Starman” astronaut driving at the wheel. Hey if you can afford to do it why not? I wish I could see the expression on some creatures face when they find it some day drifting out in space 🙂

Here are some more fascinating photos courtesy of SpaceX

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Happy New Year!

2017 Was another busy year!

2017 Was another busy year!

Happy New Year everyone! 2017 was another busy year for me and Dabour Photography. Just under 75,000 photos were captured and edited on my main computer alone! That doesn’t include my laptop and of course all the videos.

2018 is shaping up to be another busy year. I will be adding a new type of photography during the year you will notice as the year progresses. Of course more weddings, family portraits, head shots, dance, theatre, sports and the photo booth and more!

 

Circus Train Passes Through Town

The “Blue” Circus train passed through town today and you probably didn’t notice. That’s because most of us don’t pay too much attention to trains as they go by. The circus train typically only goes by once a year. This year it’s the “blue” train going west bound on their way to Norfolk, VA.

I’m not an expert on this but I believe this is the last time the circus elephants are on the train and in the circus. They are going to be offloaded and “retired” during this scheduled break

Website Stats

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This is what happens when you post publicity shows from a large theater group and a wedding to your photography web site right around the same time! The sharp down at the end is only because it’s 8 am in the morning and the days stats are not finished yet.

2015 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 1,900 times in 2015. If it were a cable car, it would take about 32 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.

Do You Want Free Coffee?

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Then you’re in luck because today is National Coffee Day! Wawa has any size coffee free….. All. Day. Long!

I went there at 10:30 in the morning and the coffee corner was crowded still!

I heard Dunkin Donuts is giving away free medium coffee as well.

I predict tomorrow is National Insomnia Day!

Lunar Eclipse Photos

In case you missed the lunar eclipse last night due to all the wonderful clouds in our area, our friends at the Mt. Washington Observatory have us covered!

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John Isaac at Lehigh University September 3, 2015

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I  had the opportunity to go and listen to former U.N. Photographer John Isaac present at Lehigh University on Thursday September 3, 2015

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After a last minute room change that I only found out about from a Lehigh student who also found the new room assignment (what’s a little confusion for a photojournalist right?) and a brisk uphill walk on a near 90 degree late summer day I arrived.

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As soon as John started speaking, you could hear the passion for photography in his voice. The above slide might be hard to see (taken with a cell phone camera) but it outlines is photobiography up until present.

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One of his many stories that I found amusing is how he started working at the U.N. Before then he was playing a guitar at a public terminal for donations and someone told him about a messenger job at the U.N. With only 2 weeks left on his Visa he took the job.

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At some point not too long after that, someone at the U.N. handed him a camera and said we need some pictures of something. So he took some pictures and they loved them. That landed him a job in the darkroom for 12 years. After that he started photojournalism assignments that took him in over 100 countries of the world.

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He also became friends and photographed some famous people. At one point he was the official photographer for Michael Jackson. Michael wanted him to photograph “what he couldn’t see.” Audrey Hepburn seen in the photo above this one.

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His passion is photographing tigers of which he has done several times. He will be returning to do more in the fall while the U.N. TV and a film crew follow him around to create a documentary.

John is currently an Olympus visionary and shoots with the E series. He also talked about wanting to come back to Bethlehem and do more with the attendees in the future.

John Isaac is an Indian-born, award-winning photographer and author who currently resides in New York City.  In addition to being known for his work as a photojournalist for the United Nations, he is also known for his independent freelance work photographing celebrities and more recently, he has been working mainly in wildlife and travel photography.

End of Summer Print Sale!

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Sure the calendar now says September and the kids are back in School but Summer is not over until the first day of Fall! So let’s have an End Of Summer 2015 Print sale. 25% off prints on my website. Simply use the code: ENDOFSUMMER2015 at checkout and you will receive a 25% discount on prints! Hurry ends 9/23/15! www.dabourphotography.com

Stinger Sprint 2015 Video

As promised here is some video footage of the Stinger Sprint at the “yellow” station.

Enjoy!

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