The Old Streets of Beijing – Stuck in Customs

The Old Streets of Beijing

Idea – Family Videos on YouTube, and a question for YouTube Experts!

So, I’ve taken to recording SO many videos of the family on my mobile (and now Glass too), and it’s great to share them privately with my family all over the world on YouTube. I used to burn DVDs every year around Christmas for the whole family using iMovie, but that’s kind of a pain. Now, the videos are nice and short, and there are a lot of them… uploading them all as “Unlisted” to YouTube then sharing the link seems to be pretty awesome. I’ve also taken all my old family videos DVDs and ripped them and uploaded them to YouTube. I feel good having a backup on the cloud. And, frankly, it’s often easier to go to YouTube rather than put in a DVD!

Question to YouTube Experts: So, I have made a playlist called “Family Videos” that contains about 60+ videos. All the videos are “unlisted” but I can’t figure out a way to make an “unlisted” playlist that I share with the family. The playlist is either “Private” or “Public”. If it’s private, then only I can see it, right? It says I can “share” the private playlist, but no one can see it until it is public, and I don’t want it public… so… what do I do?

I really want this private family playlist to work. That way, the family can just always check this playlist for the “latest” videos. Know what I mean? Otherwise, I have to send out an email every time I add a new short video to the playlist.

Nat Geo Traveler – project from a student

See this awesome magazine cover here? It was made by Dave Reily for one of his projects for school. This is one of the cool things about Creative Commons Noncommercial — I end up with tons of students all over the world that end up re-using my photos for art projects or school projects. You can see more from Dave and his project here on is FB page.

HDR Photo

Daily Photo – The Old Streets of Beijing

This street is very close to Tiananmen Square, Beijing. There is a lot of classical architecture and old stone buildings that line the road. There’s also an old streetcar that goes up and down the street. It’s all too good to be true, and is probably at least partially fake, but that’s okay with me. It seems barely authentic enough to seem passable.

I was looking for a place to stop for dinner with Tom Anderson, Priscilla Dorresteijn, and her boyfriend. We walked up and down this street several times, just taking our time and taking lots of photos. We actually had to hurry it up because restaurants close pretty early around here!

The Old Streets of Beijing

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2013-05-28 10:34:36
  • CameraNEX-7
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time25
  • Aperture13
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length11.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias+1.7