Monday, April 24, 2017

Boats & Sailboats, Apollo Beach Exploration Tampa Bay Florida - IMRAN™ (3D-SBS)


Yachts, boats, sailboats, and more under a setting sun at a marina in Apollo Beach, on Tampa Bay, in Florida, are explored in this entertaining and unique Experience. 3D short film, travel documentary, boating adventure, and music video all in one!

© 2017 IMRAN™

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Blue Sky, Red Dusk & White Lightning All Together Tampa Bay Florida - IMRAN™



I do not recall what device I had in my hands when I shot this fairly low resolution video with lots of wind and thunder & lightning about on one side, while a blue sky with golden red sunset and magical dusk were happening on the other side of Tampa Bay. Florida's weather is always magical in these kinds of scenes.
I was out on the dock of my blessed home overlooking an area perfect for boating, sailing and anything beachside.
My primary MacBook Pro with my music storage is in the middle of huge project so I had to use the only music clip I had on this laptop. I had composed "Sunset Flight Of The Bumblebee" specifically for a Long Island New York sunset video live streamed by my drone. But I just used the start of the clip to replace the fluttering noise of the wind in the original video of this scene.

© 2017 IMRAN™

Sunday, April 16, 2017

(Still The) World's Most Powerful Medium! - IMRAN™



#TelevisionIn4Words is a trending hashtag on Twitter right now. I contributed to that stream with:
"World's Most Powerful Medium!"
Yes, better believe it, it still is.
You get, as I tagged the post, "#media #news #entertainment #opinion #history #music #comedy #politics #sports #weather" all in one 'box'!
How many heads of state, or sports champions, or politicians, or businessmen, refuse to be interviewed for TV and say, "No, no TV interviews, tweet me or ask me on FaceBook." ?
Much that many of us complain about how TV quality sucks these days, very few spend hours daily watching TV reruns from the 'good old days'. If anything, more and more global citizens are now getting and experiencing the power of television.
Its influence will get even greater as even greater network bandwidth and Internet technology takes global TV to every corner where traditional TV antenna broadcasts could not reach.
And, news flash for those who claim that TV is dead. When you watch video programming, dramas, sports, music, and entertainment on your iPad or smartphone, you are still watching 'television' programming, even if you are not sitting in front of a television set.
Just because the shape and size of the screen change, it does not mean the medium has died.
Stay tuned... television imagery may become holographic or directly tuned into our heads one day in the future, but TV is here to stay. In many ways, it is up to the television industry on how much of the best is still to come.
What do you think?

Imran Anwar
http://IMRAN.TV

Friday, April 07, 2017

Pelican Glides Past Across Stunning Flats At Tampa Bay - IMRAN™


 

It is another windy day though much less so than the last two days. Walking by the bay windows I saw this pelican come into view. I managed to fire up the iPhone 7 to get this short clip of the bird and the magnificent day.

© 2017 IMRAN™

Tuesday, April 04, 2017

Speedy Stunning Tampa Bay Sunset - IMRAN™



I had just gotten back to my blessed home in Apollo Beach, Florida, after a mostly cloudy and cold weekend at home in New York. I was happy that I arrived in time to catch one of those stunning sunsets that Tampa Bay is magical for.

The sun was behind multiple layers of clouds, and I really would have liked to take photos with my Nikon DSLR. However, I was doing a livestream, so it would have been tough taking pics while doing a steady stream. This is a 45 seconds music video accelerated version of the 6+ minutes video.

Enjoy!

© 2017 IMRAN™

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Shark In Shallow Tampa Bay Water Near Me - IMRAN™


I often see a couple of small sharks in the water at my Florida home's dock on Tampa Bay, at Apollo Beach. This one was looking for food in the shallow water in the area near my home when I was able to capture it on my iPhone 7+.

© 2017 IMRAN™

Monday, March 06, 2017

Windy Day Tampa Bay Florida Golden Sunset TimeLapse - IMRAN™


This is a 20X accelerated video of a stunning golden sunset at my blessed home on Tampa Bay, Florida. It is a 4K iPhone 7+ video and you can see from the movement of the phone how windy it was as the golden red clouds gave way to dusk. 
© 2017 IMRAN™

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Golden Yellow Rose Of Florida In An Age Of Love Versus Hate - IMRAN™

"Yellow Rose Of Texas" is the title of an old folk song, as well as a 1944 movie, and is used to remember Emily Morgan, a mixed race woman of color who was an indentured servant in New York and later became a free woman, famous for her role in the Texas Revolution and the war with Mexico.

This golden yellow rose is blooming this week in one of the dozen rose bushes I planted at my home in Apollo Beach, four years ago.

The timing of it blooming and the story that goes with it rings so true, especially today. It is a time of tensions with Mexico. And it bloomed the day after the Oscars (Academy Awards) ceremony, which was highlighted by great recognition of actors of color.

That included the first Oscar win by a Muslim actor in Hollywood, Mahershalalhashbaz "Mahershala" Ali, who is also black.

Despite the clerical error at the end of the show, the incredible way Hollywood moved away from last year's valid "Oscars So White" social media outrage is a salute to America's true spirit.

It is especially poignant in this day and age, when racism is perpetuated from the White House, unarmed black Americans can be shot by cops without anyone of them going to jail, criminals can shoot decent cops with impunity and run away to Mexico, and hate-filled gun-toting white guys shouting "Get out of my Country!" can shoot and kill innocent brown-skinned people legal immigrants in the heartland.

Let us 'Make America Great Again'....not by empty slogans that are coded ways of promoting bigotry and racism, but by staying true to real American values. Equality, fairness, justice, freedom and truth are what make America great, not demagogues and false prophets' cries of 'fake news', 'alternate facts', Muslim bans, self-dealing, tax evasion, misogyny and hiding their being agents of a foreign enemy like Russia.

God Bless America and save the world from the harm that is being done to society, to our countries, and to the world, by extremists of all kinds, including the ones wearing ties or turbans.

 

© 2017 IMRAN™
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Monday, February 27, 2017

WaveRunner On Tampa Bay, Florida - IMRAN™


It was another perfect winter day on Tampa Bay Florida when I decided to make a run for Pine Island (Beer Can Island) near my blessed Apollo Beach home.

The stunning blue water and powder blue sky were just perfect. The horizon looks curved because this is from a 360° spherical video action cam.

This is a one-third crop of a Nikon KeyMission 360 action cam on a selfie stick I shoved down my life vest.

I cropped it or you would also be seeing my chest hair and up my nose in more detail than you would like!

Enjoy the fun ride on my Yamaha WaveRunner SVHO.

© 2017 IMRAN™

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Tampa Bay Florida Jet Ski Ride After Storms - IMRAN™ (HyperLapse)



Finally after the storms had passed Tampa Bay Florida was its beautiful normal version again.

I managed to get back on my jet ski briefly. This is a hyperlapse (accelerated) video of my ride.

The sailboat sounds were just fun to add.

Thankfully the Yamaha WaveRunner SVHO does not creak like the sounds in the video would suggest.

© 2017 IMRAN

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Day Ends In Gentle Dusk As Wicked Wind Starts Stormy Weekend On Tampa Bay - IMRAN™


This is a full 360°x360° panorama timelapse of a one hour sunset and dusk in under one minute.
What a spectacular batch of pink colors filled the sky without me realizing that next day the wicked wind storm would actually blow away my jet ski!
Explore the full view or the interactive version and feel like you are there looking up/down/around enjoying an accelerated sunset with some sweet music.

© 2017 IMRAN

(Music copyright of respective owners).