And now for the first time ever on this blog- Video!
Yesterday I went out with my snow bike and a pack full of camera gear and tried to come up with some cool action photos by playing around with different vantage points. I also took along my new Flip UltraHD video camera which works great for projects like this.
So, here’s my first attempt at video. Bear with me. Or go ahead and laugh, as long as it’s all in the name of fun. I can take it. Be sure to view as large as possible on your screen, as the photos are 720 pixels on the long end.
A few notes. I didn’t actually end up riding the bike, the camera was too much in the way, so I pushed it down the trail. Hence the comment about almost falling over a few times. I’m sure that I looked pretty silly to the cross country skiers who passed me.
Also, I didn’t use the self timer, instead I used the D700’s Interval Shooting Mode. I programmed the camera to take a series of 9 shots, each one second apart. I’d get all set up, hit OK on the camera and take off running with the bike.
Oh, and yea I know, I got the stud size wrong. The two screw sizes on the standard studs are the 1/4″ and the 3/8″. Hey, give me a break, it was cold outside.
Edit: This shot below was featured as a double page section opener in the October 2011 issue of Alaska Magazine. See the published version here.