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Just take a deep breath and walk with my dogs and me to my dock. Come with me and savor last evening’s perfect pink and blue pastel shades spanning the sky at Apollo Beach on Tampa Bay. Soak in the sweet magic of nature you’ll love being covered in.
Facebook shows full sphere panorama pictures but it doesn’t display my fun 360x360 videos. So I’m sharing the flat vertical view by key framing the best parts of the full view. It was tranquil but you can hear some wind.
God's Million Painting In One Sunset Tampa Bay (Timelapse Music Video) - IMRAN™
**Please enjoy on the largest screen you can see it on, with audio.**
Each sunset photo I have ever posted of Tampa Bay Florida sunsets, I often called them paintings by God. Well, this 30-seconds music video Nikon D850 timelapse of a 90-minutes sunset & dusk will show you a million paintings and colors.
Both the original music clip created for this video and the video itself are by yours truly - but the miracles are all by the Almighty God to whom I bow my head in prayer and gratitude five times a day, especially at Maghreb as the sun sets.
Dockside Dramatic Day Dusk Dolphins Delight Dogs - IMRAN™
Come join me and soak in sea, sunset, Sunday, scenery AND dockside dramatic day dusk dolphins delight dogs, all in a few minutes livestream1 Like, love, comment, and share. Watch especially at the 3:00 minutes mark.
So, here is what happened. Kennedy and K2, my German Shepherd Dogs, were excitedly waiting to go for a walk after eating. Usually they like to go to the dock AFTER the walk, but even though I did not hear any telltale sounds of dolphins nearby, they both raced first to the dock. Kennedy's barking told me dolphins were indeed there. I managed to get to the dock, and sure enough, the day, the dusk, the dolphins, and the dogs did not disappoint.
(Pakistani Wedding) Ready, Set... Sit Together - Day 1 - IMRAN™
Continuing with the storytelling of my precious beautiful sweet smart niece Iman's wedding day, once her parents (my sister and brother in law) had walked her to the stage, where the handsome groom was waiting for her, the young still a couple-to-be sat together smiling. I managed to catch those moments in this short video. Soon the mothers of both would join them on stage in preparation for exchanging their wedding rings.
Cool Saturday Night Fever(ish) Tampa Bay Waters After Hot Windy Day - IMRAN™
Even though streaming platforms may not do it justice, this livestream is actually from my super awesome Nikon D850 camera, a gift of a beloved one for my birthday 2 years ago. Since the iPhone 13 Pro Max has such an awesome camera, and it is with me all the time, sometimes I do not get to use this Nikon (or even the now 15 years old D300) as much I would like. Today, as I saw a deep orange color form over the moody sky I decided to do this livestream with the Nikon D850 and it's 4K video. But for file size reasons I only recorded it at regular HD & H.264 compression. The wind-noise reduction is better on this https://youtu.be/MO_wtHQAiUs .
It was a hot Saturday and the 90F felt hotter than usual a few hours ago. Now a strong wind, which makes it hard to be heard on camera, makes the temperature more pleasant but definitely not great for audio commentary. In either case, enjoy a spectacular Tampa Bay, Florida, boating sunset livestream with my German Shepherd Dogs, Kennedy and K2, at the dock of my blessed home this wonderful Saturday. Watch for the full moon too in the night sky!
Missing the return of loved ones into my waiting arms in this corner of paradise soon.
Voulez-Vous? Fabulous Time Watching Fabulous ABBA The Concert With Fabulous Shannon - IMRAN™ (Part 4)
43 years ago, April 1979, I was preparing to go to the University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore, Pakistan for my Electronics Engineering studies there 1980-1984, when ABBA released their album Voulez-Vous. It is French for a risqué-ish (for the era) song meaning "Do You Want?". At that time I was keen on learning German and French was lower on my list of interests, as an I Want To Learn It All.
It was interesting that I got to hear ABBA The Concert (the ABBA tribute group) perform the song when I have been on a daily French lessons streak of nearly 800 days! Ironically, the beautiful, smart, and fabulous Shannon has also taken up French. We are both using DuoLingo on our Apple iPhones.
Check out this iPhone camera video I recorded from seats quite far from the stage at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater, Florida when I took Shannon to this concert. I will also post a link to the actual masters of the game, ABBA, the original legend, performing this live with a dancing crowd at the start of the 1980s. You will agree how accurate this group is in honoring ABBA's sound and experience.
So, as I love to have beautiful blue-eyed blondes like Shannon ask me, Voulez-Vous? And, even without having learned French, my lifelong answer has been, Oui!