What with all the pictures, you might think I’m one of those people who is a fanatic with a camera. Not so. In fact, before my trip to Oxnard last month, I had fewer than fifty photos total of all of my travels from the past twenty years. I had never taken a photo with my phone, and never shot a video with my digital camera. Since when does a phone take pictures? Since when does a photo camera make videos? Why didn’t anyone inform me about this?
I guess I’m a bit – by which I mean years – behind the times. These are the first two videos I recorded, and boy, does it show! Not only was I unaware just how shaky “handheld” would be, I also evidently kept forgetting that in video mode, you can’t just turn the camera sideways for portrait view. Whoops.
Well, they may not win any Oscars, but in the interest of not messing with my trip record, I decided to leave them as is. The first is an exploration of my new home office – the cab of my truck. The second shows how I’ve been utilizing voice recognition software to “write” on the road. They may not be pretty, but I hope they’re at least informative.
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