I was going though my images from earlier in the week and found this image of the deer I saw. It was relatively sharp and since I happen to think they are a beautiful creature (except at night on or along the side of the road) I decided to show this image to you. I love how they just freeze and perk their ears straight up moving them from side to side like a radar.
On the way home last night I took some detours looking for harvest images. I saw four of five images I would like to have captured but the road was narrow (nowhere to park) and or there was too much traffic. I don’t like hiking a half mile in a suit so I just passed them up. This weekend should provide more opportunities.
I’ve been in the people business for over 25 years and I am constantly amazed, befuddled, and sometimes overwhelmed by the complexity of human inter action. Yesterday was spent in training and trying to solve a variety of crises during the breaks. I had two different groups for the training. The group in the morning showed up without pen or paper. The second group in the afternoon showed up with pen, paper and a readiness to participate fully in the discussion. Amazing!
Mark stopped by for a couple of hours last evening. He was in town to attend the wake of Taylor’s Grandmother. Even though we didn’t spend much time together it is always great to see him.
That’s it for today. Thanks for stopping by. I hope you have a wonderful Friday and be careful.
Happy Hump Day ~ 240
I did training for 7 hours yesterday. Each time I do training I have a greater appreciation for the work that Jeanne does. The preparation for the training, the actual training (hoping all the time that what you’re teaching is being received) and then all the tear down and pack up afterward. Jeanne does it every day during the school year. Amazing!
When I did get back to the office the day’s work that I didn’t get done was waiting for me. Also waiting for me was the RotorPixel gimbal for the Phantom Vision 2. I ordered it last March 16th and it has taken this long to get it.
There is a start-up company in Great Britain who saw a need to build a gimbal for the Vision 2, which has a stationary camera on it. The camera is great for still shots but not good for video because every movement the craft makes is visible on the video. The gimbal eliminates that problem by making the camera independent of the craft. I’ll post an image of it when I get it installed.
Anyway they have had their share of problems as any start-up company would have but they’ve slowly worked through them and now have a pretty good production system. Problem is DJI (makers of the Phantom 2 Vision) released a new version of the Vision 2 a few weeks ago and called it the Vision 2+. It has a new camera with a built-in 3 axis gimbal. So it will be interesting to see what this company does because there are only a finite number of Vision 2 copters built and sold.
As for the image above. I’m not sure what the attraction to this old tree was but they sure enjoyed standing on it. I watched them for 30 minutes on the way home a couple of weeks ago and they never moved. 🙂
Several meetings today, which means some of the stuff I’m behind on is going to stay behind. 😦
Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy your day and be careful.
You would think after spending 2.5 days in class last week, the last thing I would want to do is take on more training. Well yesterday was kind of iffy weather wise and so I got hooked on a course on portrait retouching and I spent over six hours with that class. I learned some amazing new techniques and short cuts. Of course when you consider that the average person only retains about 25% of what they see and hear and are only able to process 25% of that it into useful skills it doesn’t amount too much training at all. 🙂
I experienced one of the best speakers Friday that I have ever had the pleasure of listening to. He was one of those engaging, funny, knowledgeable, and entertaining people you just enjoy being around. He spoke almost non stop for 1 hour and 20 minutes and when he had finished it seemed like only five minutes had passed. It is by far the best training session I have ever attended. How I would love to have those skills.
Not much in the way of a post today. Just didn’t want to go two days without posting. The Great Egret coming in for a landing is from a shoot we did a couple of weeks ago at the 16th Street Basin. They are such a graceful bird and I enjoy watching them fly, fish, and just stand in the water for that matter.
Enjoy your day and thank you for stopping by the blog. I will have some fresh images for you tomorrow. Be careful.