Sunday, July 26, 2015


Trapped in traffic in Seattle. 15 minutes to move five feet. Two hours to travel twenty miles.


And what do I see ...


PS -- You are from Montana if you think a horse trailer and a school bus constitutes a traffic jam.

Saturday, June 06, 2015

Bird Watching with the Go Pro

We have a bird feeding station in our yard. Mainly to feed the woodpeckers all year, but in the spring, the Western Tanagers return.

Pros on the GoPro: Again, I cannot believe the quality of the audio that comes out of these cameras. Encased in solid plastic, all the twangs, peeps and bird feet hitting the pole came through loud and clear. At first, I thought there was something wrong with the camera until I realized it was wild sound.

Cons: The cameras got warm. It's an issue with these and there are ways to deal with it. Live and learn.

Instruction manuals aren't exactly a GoPro strength.


The Go Pro idea of cameras with the emphasis on them as a capture device is a different view of photography than my usual. It makes the event more important than the camera work. I'm finding it's interesting and fun.

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Wild Turkeys and Stupid Dogs

I've been horsing around with the GoPro.

Becoming familiar with its intricacies and quirks before shooting something near to my heart.

Took it on a bike ride where I had it aimed incorrectly.

I learned a few things. Helmet mount is pretty stable. That's what they said and yep.

I've read multiple complaints online about GoPro's audio, but I was surprised by the quality.

Besides me breathing and shifting gears, at four seconds, you can hear wild turkeys from up the hill through the trees.

And the stupid dogs.