Posts Tagged ‘vacation’

Vacation 2011

July 10, 2011

I just got back from a great vacation with my family. I spent a week in Kentucky with my parents, my brother and his girlfriend, and my lovely wife. My parents rented a house near the Land Between the Lakes, and brought us all along. We spent the bulk of our time fishing, swimming, and cooking meat on the grill.

Naturally, we had plenty of cameras with us, but the newest of the bunch was the Panasonic TS2. This is our first waterproof/underwater camera, so we were able to get some really cool shots that we normally couldn’t get. Like my first time on a jet ski:

I practice my "sexy face" in the mirror every night...

The water was a bit too murky to shoot anything underwater, but we did keep the camera with us while we were swimming near the dock. One day a little dragon fly (a friend pointed out that this is, in fact, a damselfly) landed on Alida while she was on her raft. Something about her made the little bug really comfortable, because he stuck with her the whole time she was in the water.

I was jealous...

One night I saw a toad hop over and take down a beetle. I didn’t have time to run in and grab the 5D MKII, so I grabbed my phone out of my pocket. I was really impressed with the way the iPhone handled the video in such low light:

I have a lot more photos and video to share, but have some work to do before I spend time on them. Until then, you can follow me on Twitter, @HughMSullivan, and see the photos I posted to Instagram.

Oh, and since I’m sure my parents will see this blog post eventually: “Thanks again Mom and Dad!”

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Vacation! And organ music!

June 29, 2009

Today is the first day of my vacation, and I hope to do a ton of writing and editing. I have a lot to work on, and my goal on top of all of that is to have a new post every day.

My first vacation post is a short clip I recorded on Saturday. Alida and I, along with our friend and assistant Rob, shot a wedding in Monticello. While we were waiting for the ceremony to start the organist was playing some filler music. Being a piano player myself, I really enjoy the chance to film somebody’s hands on the keys, so I did just that.

Update: If you looked at this before 10pm Monday, the YouTube messed up the sound. Here is the re-uploaded version:

I look forward to the Decatur Celebration this year, because I always end up being able to film somebody famous tickling the ivories. In the past I’ve been lucky enough to film the Marshall Tucker Band, War, and Dennis DeYoung (the voice of Styx). Click the band names to check those videos out.