The path was roped off to keep people, dogs, and horses off the dunes because they are in a state of restoration.
Below is a 1 minute video of the highlights of the walk. The plants were interesting, The sunshine was perfect, and the weather was perfect. After walking along the back of the dunes we cut across to the beach. The waves were wonderful, and at one point we stopped to rest on a large driftwood log. As we looked out to sea we saw the fins of a very large pod of dolphin. There must have been a hundred of them!
At this point I'm learning to cut video down to just a taste. I will soon be learning to add words and music.
What I want to do is create very short videos like this for my blog, but also do a longer version for ourselves.
On the second day we took a guided boat ride in the Elkhorn Slough. The video below gives you a taste of what we saw. It is only a minute and a half, but this time I experimented with using the still photos taken with my Canon Point and Shoot, titles and background music.
if you click on YouTube you can see a larger version
Once there you can expand to full screen by clicking on the
arrows in the lower right corner, give it a try
There is so much to learn in using the new camera and in using iMovie and iTunes. But it sure is a lot less trouble than editing the old 8mm with white gloves!
I'm not sure if this is my thing yet or not.