I’ve been enjoying a little vacation in Monterey, and in addition to taking many, many photographs of this beautiful area and its abundant marine life, I have also been keeping on with my wildlife video experiments… Hopefully this doesn’t fall entirely within the realm of home/vacation movies, and if it does, hopefully it’s a little above the usual caliber.
The following micro movie is just a snippet of what I was able to record while kayaking through the kelp beds of Monterey. All movie was shot handheld, as I do not like using tripods or monopods while upon the water. (It’s the whole pendulum effect, that occurs when a boat is rocking on the water.) So you will definitely see some camera movement from time to time, but it is very little compared to earlier attempts before I acquired an LCD viewfinder loupe. World of difference on my ability to both steady the camera and to focus.
I shot the following movie yesterday, which also happens to have been Mother’s Day, and seems to be rather appropriate, as this movie is of a mother and child. So, in honor of mothers of all shapes and sizes, I give you this movie, which I was able to create, thanks to the love and support of my own mother. Thanks mom, I love you.