More Weather Drama

Honda Odyssey and Maple Tree

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.

3 Responses to More Weather Drama

  1. Mike S says:

    Wow, and here I was complaining about having to use the ice scraper on my windshield in the mornings, still.

    Sorry to hear that; hope the insurance adjusters make all well again.

  2. Will says:

    Damn, I’m glad everyone is okay. We had some trees down in the neighborhood and our power was still out when I left for work this morning – hopefully I won’t come home to a refrigerator full of spoiled food.

    I need to to make use of my 20% off harbor freight coupon and buy one of their small generators for events like this.

  3. Greg Levy says:

    Looks like the results from one of those All-state commercials with the Mayhem guy…glad no one was hurt…congrats on getting it paid off though!