More Weather Drama
June 22, 2011 3 Comments
Big winds came through last night. A big maple fell on the Honda Odyssey. It’s probably toast. Irony: sitting in the front seat was the title of the car. It had just arrived in the mail because we made the last payment.
Then the power went out and a tree from across the street fell on the power lines behind our house. When the power came on it set fire to the tree. Nice. Everyone’s OK. We’ve turned in a claim and we’re looking at rental cars.
The framing is off on the video. I couldn’t get autofocus in the dark, so I turned off AF, manually focused through the viewfinder, switched to Liveview, and started filming. I kept the camera up to my eye thinking I could keep it lined up, but my aim wandered. Next time I’ll back away from the viewfinder and watch the LCD.
P.S. Another thing I did wrong. I ended the video as soon as I ran out of things I wanted to say. I prefer for videos to linger on a little at the end. Otherwise the end feels too abrupt.