It happened sooner than I expected, but during December I bought a sailboat. Currently still named Eleven until I decide on a new name, she’s a 2008 Catalina 42 mkII in stunning condition.Continue reading
Well, clearly by the lack of posts since that last one, things have changed. Quite a lot, in fact.
Life often doesn’t go as planned, and plans are derailed or go awry. But, I’d like to start using this blog again, so without going into more detail than needed, here’s the short version of what’s happened, and at least what I think is coming up:Continue reading
I’ve got some plans, have been learning new techniques, and will be coming back in early 2018 with something new. This is the video I made with a few hours of footage I took in the Dominican Republic back in June.
In early June I flew to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, for a friend’s wedding at a resort on the coast north of the city. Naturally, despite the limited time there and the schedule for the wedding, I made some time for some bird photography, with little regard for the amount of photography equipment I had to haul along with me.
At the resort there was a small eco-park, which was well populated by native, wild birds. These birds being accustomed to human presence, getting these photos was not especially challenging, but it was certainly fun!
Click on the photos if you want to view them in fullscreen (and use the arrow keys to move through them).
Antillean mangos were around if you paid attention, but there weren’t all that many flowering plants around, so I only saw a few:
Here it is, finally! This past weekend I took the time to sit down, figure out Adobe Premiere, and compile the video footage I took during my sailing trip in January into a video. This also marks the first upload to my new Wing on Wing YouTube channel. All of this was filmed on a GoPro Hero 4 Silver that I bought before the trip.
I learned quite a bit while making this, both about video editing and about how I can take better (and more usable) footage in the future. Thoughts and observations below the fold.