Photo or Video?

I want to try and show a bit more of Colombia, and it isn’t always ideal to just publish photos, I would do, as many do, and take video using a drone, but, I have had at least four, and either crashed them, or watched them disappear into the sunset!

I follow Casey LaDelle on Youtube, with his off-road Recoveries, and he appeared to start using a drone, then he admitted he doesn’t, he uses a 3m selfie stick, and his work looks amazing, so I decided to give it a go, and I still have a long way to go, before it looks anywhere near as convincing as Casey, but I’ll stick with it for now.

My first attempt, didn’t go too well, I was passenger whilst Marcela was driving, from the house down to town, we hadn’t got out of our lane, when I got the selfie stick stuck in overhead branches, nearly losing it and the camera, however I persevered, and we arrived in town, with me getting a few weird looks, only to find the camera turned off, for all my efforts, about 30 seconds footage, the overhead branches had turned my camera off!

Today, I had to take Nala to the Vet, so decided that I would give the selfie stick and camera another go on my return journey, unfortunately it was only just after 8am, so cloudy and miserable, but it worked… sort of!

The only unfortunate part is that YouTube appear to reduce the quality of the videos. I have had this problem in the past, I’ll play around with the settings, and see if I can’t do better next time.

I am sorry that this drags on a while, it starts outside the Vet, takes the road bypassing the town centre, and then the main road up to our mud track! You can at least move the screen around to get an idea of the 360, if you look down, I don’t think you will catch me poking my nose ha! ha!

It’s my intention, to repeat this every now and then to give you a flavour of Colombia, if you think it’s a bad idea, leave me a comment. The other option is to just put the link in my Blog, and you can decide if you want to go and watch it. Suggestions on a Postcard.

Published by Phil Sale

I moved to Colombia from Spain in 2012, and I am happily married to a Colombiana.

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