15 March 2013

The 100K Mark

Category: Life — Posted by Michael at 1018

I’ve mentioned before that my brief video of Husky Homestead in Denali, Alaska has gone a little bit viral. What you not have noticed is that over the holidays it crossed the 100,000 views mark! I’m still somewhat stunned but it is fun to watch the number keep climbing on a simple 30 second video that I shot while on vacation. At present it’s up near 120,000 views.

06 May 2012

How many people watched my video?!

Category: Interesting Links,Life — Posted by Michael at 1335

I don’t shoot many videos, but since my DSLR camera can shoot HD video, I occasionally shoot a few short clips while on vacation or of my 2 year old niece on special occasions. I’m not crazy enough to try and host my own videos so I use YouTube to host them and embed them on my site. I know they’ll get viewed on YouTube as well, but never expect many views.

Most of my videos have at most a hundred or so views and most have much less. Then there’s the 30 second video I took at Jeff King’s Husky Homestead in Denali, Alaska. it was getting a view or 2 per week until few months ago. I started seeing comments on the video. I never get comments on any of my videos. They started out as hate mail from misguided animal rights folks who don’t understand dog sledding. But then it turned into normal comments.

The part that I find astonishing is that while my other videos still have at most a hundred or so views, this video is now at nearly 33,000 views. I can’t explain it, but it’s fascinating to watch as people from over 129 countries have watched it. Besides in the United States, it appears to be most popular in Hungary, Germany and Poland.

So, feel free to check out what apparently 33,000 other people have already seen!

21 September 2010

Alaska Photos

Category: Life,Photography,Site Updates — Posted by Michael at 2018

Denali National ParkAt long last, I’ve posted the photos from my trip to Alaska. For those of you who don’t know, I spent a week travelling by cruise ship from Vancouver, BC to Seward, AK followed by a week on land ending up in Fairbanks, AK. Some of our stops included Ketchikan, Juneau, Hoonah, Skagway, Hubbard Glacier, Anchorage, Talkeetna, Denali National Park and Ruth Glacier. We also spent Canada Day in vancouver prior to leaving and spent one day in Seattle, WA on the way home.

I took over 4,700 photos. Of those, I kept 1,300. About 600 are posted on my website. Click here to view them. I hope you enjoy looking at them a much as I enjoyed taking them!

04 August 2010

Alaska photos coming soon

Category: Life,Photography — Posted by Michael at 1804

I know everyone is wondering why no one has seen my photos from my 2 week trip to Alaska. Well, they’re coming soon. However, I was home from Alaska for barely a day before leaving again for Norfolk for work. When I got back last week, I started working on them. This Alaska trip was a vacation I’ve wanted to take all my life and we saw a huge variety of sites. So armed with a ton of memory, I snapped approximately 4,700 photos. I’ve now pared taht down to 1,300 “keepers” but they still need sorting and editing before I start to get them online, and I’ll most likely pare that number down even more before posting them online.

So, keep watching this space, and soon you’ll be bored by looking at hundreds more of my photos! 😉

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