A Traveler and his Cat exploring America.





Tuesday, December 27, 2011

New Video

I got my camera back last week from being cleaned and went right out on a hike the next day to shoot some video, mainly to work on what to do and not to do in filming plus practice the editing part. So if you watch the video and have any suggestions for improvement I would appreciate hearing them. I know having some wildlife in there would be the most important thing to add but on this hike nothing was seen except for the blurry Chestnut-backed Chickadee. The camera insisted on focusing further away and by the time I got it corrected the bird was gone. I left it in anyway. What you will be seeing among other things is

1. I revisited the tall tree in the forest with the ladder attached, from a post long ago - very dark in the forest then the bright sky overhead confused the camera

2. the blurred Chickadee

3. a very large Manzanita tree

4. a cobblestone quarry I had never seen before. This segment begins with an old 1 gallon tin left behind by the workers. There are several abandoned quarries around the area dating back to the early 1900's. The cobblestone was used for buildings in San Francisco and other west coast cities and were very important in the reconstruction after the 1906 earthquake.

5. the bones of a deer left behind from a Mountain Lion kill spread over a wide area probably by Turkey Vultures, Grey Fox, Coyote and Bobcat. This has been here for at least two years.


Thanks for watching.

5 comments:

  1. I would like to know how to shoot in situations such as the dark tree trunk & the bright sky, too... how do they do it & still see the ladder? I've been wanting to know how to do that very thing!

    Looks like a pretty neat place... I'd like to have the skull to hang on mom's barn! They really had a feast on that deer, didn't they! =0

    Great video & I like the relaxing music... that's definitely a plus!!! =)

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  2. nicely done! glad you left in the chestnut-backed chickadee. what a pretty bird! thanks for the intro - it helps a lot to know what each scene is of. that manzanita tree is something! also, about 2 1/2 min. in, there's a crooked tree in your shot i really liked too! and ferns and moss - just simple things that we don't get to see much of here! nice!

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  3. Beautiful, peaceful video. I particularly love the Manzanita tree.

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  4. You've gotten quite good at taking and editing videos! Well done!

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