Flue-Cured Tobacco Barn found in Briar Chapel

Archaeological historian Glenn Lazarus of Briar Chapel, North Carolina and four other Briar Chapel residents, Monica Lazarus, Alan Rosenfeld, Maxine Rosenfeld, and I (Merle Braley) found this old “flue-cured” tobacco barn located on a remote undeveloped part of the Newland property. At 36 seconds into the video you can see where a shed roof had …

Shooting Real Estate Videos Like In Goodfellas

I shoot real estate video with an iPhone 4S using an Olloclip lens for wide angle and fisheye. I sometimes shoot video with and without the Olloclip and pick the best when editing. To steady some of the moving shots I used a Steadicam Smoothie for the iPhone 4S. That takes some practice and concentration …

The Missing Home

Missing Homestead at Briar Chapel

Archaeological historian Glenn Lazaros of Briar Chapel, North Carolina and four other Briar Chapel residents found the old homestead located on a remote undeveloped part of the Newland property. Recorded and produced by Merle Braley For more background see also “Missing Home” from a few days ago. Please share with friends… All Images and Videos …

Roberta Marasca - by Merle Braley

“Jewelry Intervention” – Chatham Art Studio Tour

Candid shot of custom and one-of-a-kind jeweler Roberta Marasca in her studio during the 2012 Chatham Arts Studio Tour talking with customer and iPhoneographer Shirl Braley of TheDailyGrunge.com. I was siting with my iPhone in my lap and shot several candid images. I liked this the best. I call it “Jewelry Intervention.” I got the …

The Missing Home

Missing Homestead

Hidden in the woods of North Carolina is this old “Missing Home” 113C Old Cabin 31CH809. We knew of it’s existence because my good friend and neighbor Glenn has a passion for archeological history. Glenn not only had a passion. He had a stack of old maps and a GPS. He’d talked with the folks …