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Video- 2011 September GMG Old Cuban Cigar and Folly Cove Rum Sail Aboard The Thomas E Lannon

Filmed With My Cheapo $79 Kodak Playsport Zx3 and using the Kayalu nClamp.

Some points about taking video-

The more steady you can hold your camera, the more pleasing the resulting video will be.  One way to accomplish this is holding your camera very steady.  You need to be very conscious of framing your shot properly and keeping the camera steady.  the much easier way is to use a tripod, or mount.  Using a mount or tripod there is no camera shake and your results will look immeasurably better than if you try to hand hold the camera.

Obviously carrying a huge tripod around can be cumbersome and you all know my feelings on being able to keep your camera gear on you to be able to capture the shots as they happen.  So many times a tripod is not going to be the answer.

The manfrotto modopocket which screws right into the universal camera mount and folds flush with the bottom of my camera is my number one camera accessory that I feel can help any photographer achieve much better results, especially with poor light (with good light photography is a snap, you just point and shoot and you don’t have to worry about camera shake because the time the lens will be open is so much shorter).

But for this application I used the kayalu nClamp with the toughbar extension.  Literally I screwed the Kodak Playsport Zx3 onto the Toughbar and clamped it onto a bolt that was attached to the mast, framed the shot and pressed record.  In this way I could sit back and enjoy the company on the boat and we got a nice video capturing the scene.

 

GMG Old Cuban Cigar and Folly Cove Rum Sail Aboard The Thomas E Lannon Panoramas

click each picture for the full sized view

Once again I can’t extend enough thanks to Paul Giacalone from Old Cuban Cigar Company, Bobby Ryan of Ryan and Woods distillers and of course The Ellis’ and their crew aboard Gloucester’s most beautiful ship, The Thomas E Lannon.

I never want to miss one of these cigar and rum cruises for the rest of my life.  the setting aboard the Lannon with the friendliest crew and my hero Captain Tom Ellis, the company, the spirits and of course the cigars- just like the first one, I didn’t want this night to end.

Anyone who took pictures be sure to send them in and I’ll post ‘em for you (better yet upload them to a Flickr set and I’ll run your pics as a slideshow)

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GMG Old Cuban Cigar Ryan and Wood Rum Sail Aboard The Schooner Thomas E. Lannon- We Had So Much Fun The First Time We’re Goin’ Again!

The First One Was So Much Damn Fun I Didn’t Want The Night To End. 

So what the hell, Paul Giacalone, Bob Ryan and Kay Ellis all agreed to shave a little off the prices of their incredible products and we give you the deal of the century for what promises to be another incredible night aboard the most beautiful ship in Gloucester Harbor- The Thomas E. Lannon.

For less than the price of regular ticket aboard the Lannon you get two hand rolled Cigars from Paul Giacalone’s Old Cuban Cigar Company and three rum drinks Featuring Ryan and Wood’s Folly Cove Rum and a couple of rum samplings from Bobby Ryan’s private collection.  $35 bucks gets you two hand rolled cigars three rum drinks AND your sail aboard the Lannon.  No brainer, right??? Call Kay at 978-281-6634

The thing is after we had so much fun last time I’m pretty sure the tickets are going to sell out  quickly.  So if you are one of my peeps I WANT YOU ABOARD DAMNIT!

Don’t be a lazy bastard and put it off, call now so we can hang- and smoke- and drink!  Fuck that sounds like a great time!

Here’s the deets-

Thursday September 8th

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