Category Archives: Travel & Events

August 2015 Thunderstorm!

I finally got my external drive working with Windows 10, and I’ve found a TON of footage that I thought I lost.

This is the first of many – a Thunderstorm from the 8th of August, 2015 that knocked out the power to the RV for about 6 hours.

–== 2015 Cost of RV Life ==–
211 Days on the Road
42 Free nights
182 Paid nights
224 Total nights

2015 Total Spent: $9276.05
2015 Average Daily Cost (lodging only): $21.61/day
2015 Average Daily Cost (lodging + fuel): $33.49/day
2015 Average Daily Cost (everything): $41.41/day
2014 Average Daily Cost: $43.49/day

–== WHERE AM I NOW? ==–
Follow my adventures in realtime at: http://www.YarrVee.com

GoPro Head Mount versus Gimbal Chest Mount

I created a new mount for the Feiyiu G3 Ultra Gimbal, and here I have a ‘shootout’ between the chest-mounted gimbal, and a GoPro strapped to my head with a regular GoPro head mount.

In the video, I reference Scott Fabel’s two Gimbal comparisons.
The older one with the long arm:

The newer one with the short arm:

And some sexy bonus Chest-stabilized GoPro filmmaking!

I am Back! It’s been the Summer From (In) Hell!

Man, what a ride…

* It’s been too hot for me to shoot video for almost three months now, but I’m back! Job is good, life is mostly good.

* Mary and I parted ways three months ago, too. I’ve had a difficult time dealing with that, but I’m getting there. When it comes down to it, we’re just two very different people with very different outlooks on life. The biggest difference is that I’m much more comfortable with risk, uncertainty, and failure than she is, and there’s a lot of uncertainty and risk in the lifestyle I’ve chosen – Hell, I was unemployed for 4 months after my first contract ended – but it works out in the end.

* Between the heat, being stuck indoors, no traveling, and no companionship I’ve been depressed and put on 15 pounds. YUCK.

* That’s ending. I’m getting a bike, and a bunch of GoPro accessories that will let me shoot video hands free in the future.

* I bought tickets to the Star Wars Movie Marathon here in Phoenix.
*YOU ALL ARE WELCOME TO COME JOIN ME FOR THIS ONCE IN A LIFETIME EVENT!*

*AMC Westgate 20*
9400 West Hanna Lane
GLENDALE, AZ 85305-3137

https://www.amctheatres.com/movies/star-wars-marathon?showdatetime=12-16-2015

* Amazon offered me Zero Day shipping on it. Ordered at 10am, it’ll be here by 9pm! Amazing.

Oh, and I might be getting Figaro a companion this weekend!

Hope you all are having a great weekend!

–== 2015 Cost of RV Life ==–
284 Days on the Road
66 Free nights
231 Paid nights
297 Total nights

2015 Total Spent: $10250.74
2015 Average Daily Cost (lodging only): $19.58/day
2015 Average Daily Cost (lodging + fuel): $28.54/day
2015 Average Daily Cost (everything): $34.51/day
2014 Average Daily Cost: $43.49/day

–== WHERE AM I NOW? ==–
Follow my adventures in realtime at: http://www.YarrVee.com

YarrVee and the Phoenix Eclipse…

The Desert Southwest is a beautiful place to turn your eyes to the heavens – especially on a night like this, which will not return until 2033, when we will all be significantly older, and greyer…

–== 2015 Cost of RV Life ==–
257 Days on the Road
42 Free nights
228 Paid nights
270 Total nights

2015 Total Spent: $10180.84
2015 Average Daily Cost (lodging only): $21.28/day
2015 Average Daily Cost (lodging + fuel): $31.13/day
2015 Average Daily Cost (everything): $37.71/day
2014 Average Daily Cost: $43.49/day

–== WHERE AM I NOW? ==–
Follow my adventures in realtime at: http://www.YarrVee.com

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YarrVee, a Tiny Home, and Myers Briggs INTP and ENTP Chat

FIND OUT YOUR MBTI – http://www.16personalities.com/free-personality-test

I’ve been spending time in the reddit.com/r/INTP and reddit.com/r/ENTP forums recently, hanging out with people of a similar mind.

reddit.com/u/neou posted a tour of her apartment on Saturday, and I decided to follow suit, since that’s been on my Videos To Make list for…about 6 months now.

Afterward, I talked a bit about what it’s like to be something of an Extraverted Intravert. =)

–== 2015 Cost of RV Life ==–
243 Days on the Road
42 Free nights
214 Paid nights
256 Total nights

2015 Total Spent: $9854.64
2015 Average Daily Cost (lodging only): $21.17/day
2015 Average Daily Cost (lodging + fuel): $31.56/day
2015 Average Daily Cost (everything): $38.49/day
2014 Average Daily Cost: $43.49/day

–== WHERE AM I NOW? ==–
Follow my adventures in realtime at: http://www.YarrVee.com

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Lightning over Phoenix 8/31/15

I heard the wind come up tonight, and when I stepped outside, I knew it was time to do more experimentation with my GoPro Hero 4 Silver’s Night Lapse Mode.

I had no idea what I was about to wind up with.

I uploaded this in all of it’s original 4k glory. I hope you enjoy!

–== 2015 Cost of RV Life ==–
230 Days on the Road
42 Free nights
201 Paid nights
243 Total nights

2015 Total Spent: $9551.74
2015 Average Daily Cost (lodging only): $21.06/day
2015 Average Daily Cost (lodging + fuel): $32/day
2015 Average Daily Cost (everything): $39.31/day
2014 Average Daily Cost: $43.49/day

–== WHERE AM I NOW? ==–
Follow my adventures in realtime at: http://www.YarrVee.com

Music: Organoid – Sky Of Blue

Using GoPro Night Mode to capture the ISS!

WATCH ME!

For the last several nights, I’ve wanted to go outside and experiment some more with the GoPro Night Lapse mode to capture satellite trails, since I had so much fun watching them in Folsom when I was camping with RV Lady. However, night after night, it’s been too late when I look up the passes for the evening on Heaven’s Above, all the bright passes had already ended for the evening. I think it has something to do with being this far south, but it’s pretty rare to have a visible satellite pass after about 9:30pm, and they start shortly after 7pm. In Folsom the last passes were much closer to 10:30, and they’d start about 8:15.

Well, tonight I remembered in the nick of time to check Heaven’s Above, and I saw that the ISS was passing overhead, and for once, it wasn’t a “barely visible down on the horizon” pass, but up at a respectable 40+ degrees! The down side is that I only had about 5 minutes to prepare!

*FEATURED IN THIS VIDEO*
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*MUSIC: Courtesy NoCopyrightSounds*
Track: _Continuum – Aware_
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–== 2015 Cost of RV Life ==–
221 Days on the Road
42 Free nights
192 Paid nights
234 Total nights

2015 Total Spent: $9421.15
2015 Average Daily Cost (lodging only): $21.31/day
2015 Average Daily Cost (lodging + fuel): $32.67/day
2015 Average Daily Cost (everything): $40.26/day
2014 Average Daily Cost: $43.49/day

–== WHERE AM I NOW? ==–
Follow my adventures in realtime at: http://www.YarrVee.com

*TRANSCRIPT*
Hello, everyone!

Happy Saturday! I hope you’re having a great day. I hope you HAD a great day. You’ll probably see this tonight or tomorrow.
It’s the 21st of August. It’s probably 104 degrees out and I thought I would throw out a little update!
I’ve been experimenting with some nighttime photography with the GoPro. I got a great shot of the ISS flying over…
The International Space Station flying over. So, I’m going to put that right here and go ahead and talk over it.
What I did is I used my Gorilla Pod to keep the camera stable – I set it on the top of the MINI. I used the Night Lapse Mode to capture the ISS going over.
and I used settings…I think I used ISO limit of 400, 15 second exposure, Continuous mode, ProTune ON, 3000K White Balance, and soft sharpnes, with no EV Comp.
Now…then I did a series of test shots with the GoPro in Single Shot Mode.
This one is a 2 second shot.
This one has a lens opening of 5 seconds.
This one is 10 seconds.
This one is 15 seconds.
And this one, which I think is my favorite of the bunch, I just left everything on AUTO and let the GoPro do its thing.
GoPro’s actually really cool for night mode. One of the things I learned about the Hero 4 is that you can set it up in Night Mode and it will do autoexposure for any given light.
(In fact…This video was shot with Night Mode turned on!)
You can put it in Night Mode, and then leave it in Night Mode during the day.

Thanks for liking, thanks for subscribing, thanks for jumping over to the website and signing up for the email list. Thanks for liking the Facebook Page!
Again, Commentary is where it’s at! You can interact with me here, you can interact with me on Twitter, on Facebook, on the website…
I love you guys!
I’m mostly doing the videos for me, so when I’m old and grey I can remember all the stuff that I did when I was first getting started. I’ve even done that now, I’ve gone back and watched some of those first videos, from, like even before I got to Amarillo, and am pretty impressed at…just the changes that have gone in within myself and my presence on camera, and how I’m shooting video and the changes in my life since then.
I feel so much more relaxed!
Anyway, Commentary’s where it’s at! I try to get back to you all. Sometimes I may not have anything more to add above and beyond what you’ve said, so I’ll just give you a thumbs up but you guys are the best, and thanks for coming along for All the Adventure and None of the Scurvy, and we’ll talk to you soon!
Bye!

A Chip Off The Old Block

Watch me!

Tonight, we’re going to try something different.

Something very, very different…

Then I answer a couple subscriber comments and questions that I wanted to go into a little more detail than a text comment warranted.

–== 2015 Cost of RV Life ==–
216 Days on the Road
42 Free nights
187 Paid nights
229 Total nights

2015 Total Spent: $9348.6
2015 Average Daily Cost (lodging only): $21.46/day
2015 Average Daily Cost (lodging + fuel): $33.07/day
2014 Average Daily Cost: $43.49/day

–== WHERE AM I NOW? ==–
Follow my adventures in realtime at: http://www.YarrVee.com