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John Wick director Chad Stahelski explains whether or not Keanu Reeves’ titular assassin will go to outer space in a future episode.

John Wick Director Chad Stahelski wonders if Keanu Reeves’ titular assassin will ever go to space in an upcoming episode. Released in 2014, the first John Wick The movie was something of a surprise hit, introducing audiences to a sleazy world of international assassins and marking the start of a big comeback for Reeves. John Wick spawned two sequels, both directed by Stahelski, and both were big hits with audiences and critics.

Although the first John Wick was a more contained film, with the action mostly set in New York, its two sequels saw Reeves’ assassin travel to various locations around the world. John Wick: Chapter 2for example, features an extended sequence set in Italy, and John Wick: Chapter 3 also features an extended action scene in Morocco. John Wick: Chapter 4 is apparently getting bigger than any previous installment, with locations including Berlin, Paris, and Japan, in addition to New York, a franchise staple. Where Reeves’ character comes in John Wick: Chapter 5however, remains to be seen.

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In a new interview with comicsStahelski explains where John Wick the franchise could see the character go in the future, particularly if Reeves’ character will ever go to space. Surprisingly, Stahelski says he can actually see this happening, although he may not be directing the films at this point. The filmmaker explains that, when it comes to John Wicksky is the limit“, citing the franchise’s independence from any kind of intellectual property or restrictive source material. For now, however, Stahelski is keen to focus on John’s adventures on Earth. Check out the full commentary from Stahelski below:


“There’s a real possibility that it is. I don’t know if I would pilot the ship, but could the character leave? Even as a fan, I think the world of John Wick is quite fun and interesting “But the sky’s the limit. We’re not coming from an existing IP, so I don’t have to follow Batman lore. I can do anything.”

“If the producers, including myself in the studio, somehow got very smart very quickly and we could continue to be smart about how we handled it and make sure that good people keep going long after my tenure. Yeah. Anything can happen. If Fast & Furious can, I’m sure we can. It might take a little longer, but let’s keep it down for now and try. to continue to do good work here.


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While the John Wick The franchise doesn’t immediately look like one that would be at home in space, with elaborate foot chases, car stunts and heaps of “Gun Fu”, Stahelski clearly believes anything is possible. It’s unclear what circumstances would allow Reeves’ character to travel through space, but the director’s commentary suggests it’s likely something that, if it happens, will be down the road when he’s no longer leading the franchise. . Whether Reeves will still be interested in playing the role when Stahelski leaves is another question to consider, with John Wick: Chapter 5 already feeling like a logical end point for his involvement in the franchise.


While Reeves’ character going into space might be a stretch of the imagination, even in the high reality world of John Wick, a derivative property might be able to create a more believable spatial story. Stahelski cites the fast furious as an example of a recent franchise that went to space, but F9: the fast saga largely seems to have disappointed fans who deemed the space scenes a bit too far. Although Stahelski’s comments suggest that the John Wick franchise could go into space, whether or not it does is certainly a whole different matter.

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Life in the Fast Lane: Better Automatic Photography (Part Two) https://nelshael.com/life-in-the-fast-lane-better-automatic-photography-part-two/ Wed, 03 Aug 2022 00:47:32 +0000 https://nelshael.com/life-in-the-fast-lane-better-automatic-photography-part-two/

By Matty Graham | August 2, 2022

This is a two-part series on automotive photography. You can see the first part, from last week, here.

Don’t forget the details

While overall and three-quarter compositions are excellent, too many photographers fall into the trap of overlooking car detail. Teams of designers have spent hundreds of hours sculpting those curves, badges and grilles and some of those little details are the very thing the make or model may be famous for.

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV, 50mm f/1.4 lens. 1/125s @ f4, ISO 400.

The trick with detailed shots is to use a shallow depth of field to isolate the subject and blur the background to help the details stand out even more. Getting closer is a great approach, but it’s not always possible or desirable – macro lenses can be very useful here thanks to their 1:1 magnification ratio which will show subjects at full size.

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV, Tokina Opera 50mm F1.4 FF lens.  30s @ f7.1, ISO 250.
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV, Tokina Opera 50mm F1.4 FF lens. 30s @ f7.1, ISO 250.

Change your focal lengths

While developing a signature style associated with your automotive photography can be a good thing, shooting with the same lens can make your images look a bit stale. The best way to add variation to your automotive portfolio is to change your focal length and varying wide and long angles can add new energy to frames.

Canon EOS 7D, 10-20mm to 12mm lens.  1/200s @ f8, ISO 100.
Canon EOS 7D, 10-20mm to 12mm lens. 1/200s @ f8, ISO 100.

Ultra-wide lenses will allow you to show more of the scene while making the most of the foreground interest in the frame, with the wide angle stretching the perspective of areas close to the lens. Meanwhile, a long lens will provide a compressed perspective, which is great for tighter framing.

If you have a bag full of glass, you can use specialized lenses, such as fish-eye optics or tilt-shift lenses to correct for converging verticals if you include tall buildings in the background of your shot.

Polish those pixels

In these days of digital photography, clicking the shutter is of course only half the battle and processing your image is just as important as taking it. The first step on this journey is to shoot in RAW rather than JPEG. While JPEG files take up less space on the memory card, RAW files retain more tonal data, allowing photographers to push those pixels even further, saving highlights in the frame and also revealing shadows if necessary.

The editing process gives photographers a second chance to add their own signature style to a frame.  I wanted to enhance the colors of this classic car and further highlight the texture of the masonry which added additional interest to the frame.  OM O-M1 system, 45mm f/1.2 lens.  1/2500s @ f2.8, ISO 200.
The editing process gives photographers a second chance to add their own signature style to a frame. I wanted to enhance the colors of this classic car and further highlight the texture of the masonry which added additional interest to the frame. OM O-M1 system, 45mm f/1.2 lens. 1/2500s @ f2.8, ISO 200.

This requires RAW conversion software such as Lightroom, and you can speed up this processing work by developing your own presets to achieve the stylized look you desire, such as a super saturated effect or something more matte and flat. .

However, the journey doesn’t end there, because once you’re done with Lightroom, you can open the file in Photoshop to further refine the image and that’s where the frame elements can be precisely cloned. removing any dirt. or scratches on the quarter panels or windshields.

Don't forget the details!  The design of the car is a beautiful thing and getting close to isolating and highlighting a feature will help tell the car's story in a more compelling way.  This image was taken at a classic car event and the red detail pops against the black paint.  Canon R6, 50mm f/1.4 lens.  1/640s @ f1.8, ISO 100.
Don’t forget the details! The design of the car is a beautiful thing and getting close to isolating and highlighting a feature will help tell the car’s story in a more compelling way. This image was taken at a classic car event and the red detail pops against the black paint. Canon R6, 50mm f/1.4 lens. 1/640s @ f1.8, ISO 100.

Get better access

One of the biggest challenges in automotive photography is finding the right subjects. Newbie photographers may struggle to get to supercars, but there are things you can do to broaden your exposure to cool vehicles. The first is to contact local auto clubs and show up at a regional meet.

Captured in the pit garage during a break between races, I had to ask for ladders to get this aerial photo - making friends with the pit crew always pays off.  Think of how the image might be used on the pages of a magazine - leave <a class=room for text around the frame. Canon 5D Mark IV, 17-40mm f/4 at 17mm lens. 1/125s @ f6.3, ISO 320.”/>
Captured in the pit garage during a break between races, I had to ask for ladders to get this aerial photo – making friends with the pit crew always pays off. Think of how the image might be used on the pages of a magazine – leave room for text around the frame. Canon 5D Mark IV, 17-40mm f/4 at 17mm lens. 1/125s @ f6.3, ISO 320.

Talk to people, find out the story behind their car, ask why they bought or built it, then offer to take pictures. Another route is to approach local car dealerships; offer to provide images for marketing materials in exchange for access to their most exciting car models.

As your portfolio grows, it will become easier to access racetracks as you can show off a website/portfolio or even attend on behalf of local media.

Look for the complementary colors in the frame - this orange Porsche pops against the blue sky and green grass.  Also be prepared for critical moments;  overtaking, crashing and checkered flags.  Canon 7D, EF70-200mm f/4L USM lens at 118mm.  1/320s @ f14, ISO 250.
Look for the complementary colors in the frame – this orange Porsche pops against the blue sky and green grass. Also be prepared for critical moments; overtaking, crashing and checkered flags. Canon 7D, EF70-200mm f/4L USM lens at 118mm. 1/320s @ f14, ISO 250.

Two wheels is good too

The reality is that many of the skills, techniques, and kit tricks we’ve already mentioned are easily transferable to firebikes as well as cars. For photographers looking to make money from their automotive images, photographing bikes and cars opens up additional doors and means there are more events to cover and more magazines to sell those images to.

Canon 6D, EF100mm f/2.8 Macro USM lens.  1/250s @ f8, ISO 100.
Canon 6D, EF100mm f/2.8 Macro USM lens. 1/250s @ f8, ISO 100.

On the contrary, bicycles are more affordable and therefore likely to be more subjects to photograph. But what’s even more important is that the bikes are beautiful machines, dripping with camera-ready design cues. ❂

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This note is for you: the FREEQX library allows customers to exchange music | Local News https://nelshael.com/this-note-is-for-you-the-freeqx-library-allows-customers-to-exchange-music-local-news/ Mon, 01 Aug 2022 18:35:00 +0000 https://nelshael.com/this-note-is-for-you-the-freeqx-library-allows-customers-to-exchange-music-local-news/

MANCHESTER — For decades, WEQX-FM has been Manchester’s independent home for new music.

Now the radio station has created a way for people to share music, a way that doesn’t require an internet connection.

The ‘FREEQX Library’, a box perched outside the Elm Street station’s offices and studios, will officially open to the public on Thursday during the alternative rock radio station’s annual parking lot party, between 4 and 7 p.m. h.

All formats of recorded music are welcome in the FREEQX library: vinyl records, CDs, cassettes, even 8 tracks and reel to reel tapes if you want to get rid of them.

The station’s program director, Jeff Morad, had the idea of ​​driving in Northshire, when he saw a small free library – a place where people can pick up or leave a book – and realized that the station could do the same with its music collection.

“Every year, during the annual sidewalk sale, we put free albums at the curb. Why not make it a year-round activity? Morad said. “So many records come to us and we love sharing music.”

Morad also had the materials for the library.

“I had a new deck put on the house last summer, so I had endless supplies of scrap wood,” he said. He and station engineer Eric Mazur set up the library.

The box has an overhang to help keep the elements out and will have a solar powered fan to regulate temperatures and keep the music from melting. But Morad and station staff will keep an eye on the weather and pull content indoors if conditions threaten the music.

“Really, there are no rules, other than not damaging it and not abusing it,” Morad said.

The unveiling will take place during the party, which Morad says is an opportunity for the station and some of its major sponsors to get out and meet its neighbors in historic Manchester.

“It’s something we started a few years ago,” Morad said. “It’s a fun way to hang out with our advertising partners in the craft beverage world and a cool way to get to know the neighbors we have to hang out through the studio window.”

The independent station, through its antenna atop Mount Equinox, reaches listeners in Glens Falls, Saratoga Springs and New York’s Capital District to the west, the Berkshires to the south and New Hampshire to the east. Airing an alternative rock format on 102.7 FM on the dial and online on its website, the station also offers shows featuring jazz, jam band music, recovery-focused hip hop and music. local musicians.

There was a strong sense of community at the shows and events the station is promoting and sponsoring this year, Morad said, as well as strong attendance.

“We have never felt more connected to the community,” Morad said. “A lot of people are feeling this because of the pandemic. That’s certainly how we feel.

The station plays music from some of the artists scheduled to perform at the Green Mountain Bluegrass and Roots Festival on two of its weekly programs, “The Coffee House” (Saturdays, 7-9 a.m.) and “Jam ‘n Toast” ( Thursday 9 a.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.). They will also be streaming live from the festival site in Hunter Park on August 18, as the festival prepares for its August 19-21 run.

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Make way for maximalism: Gen Z says less is boring https://nelshael.com/make-way-for-maximalism-gen-z-says-less-is-boring/ Mon, 01 Aug 2022 11:30:00 +0000 https://nelshael.com/make-way-for-maximalism-gen-z-says-less-is-boring/

Make way for maximalism: Gen Z says less is boring