Unexpected new hobby: Photowalking

I think I found a new hobby: Photowalking.

From wikipedia: Photowalking is the act of walking with a camera for the main purpose of taking pictures of things you may find interesting.

I like walking around and just playing with my camera, taking pics here and there of things I think are cool, and hope some turn out. I read this all the time on Scoble’s blog about Photowalking and I’m like, yeah, that is what I do! Fun!

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Digital Camera, First Video, WordPress, YouTube Video Embedding

Well, I bought a good digital camera yesterday. A Panasonic Lumix, 7.1 megapixel. Has the lithium ion battery, etc. I picked up a 2.0 GB SD card as well. Time to get my pictures on! I really wanted it so I could take tons of pictures going out to Oregon plus once I am out there.

Well, yesterday sitting waiting to go out to eat with my Dad, I started playing guitar. We tried out the video portion of the new camera. Takes pretty decent video, only thing the format is Quicktime .MOV – man. Now I might have to get Quicktime Pro or some other converter so I can edit these movies, they come out HUGE, like 100 MB, and YouTube has a 100 MB limit!!

Anyways, here is the video:

Man what a debacle to embed video in wordpress, had to install a plugin!

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Weekend Fun (with Pictures!)

Well, after getting my ride out to Portland all cleaned and oiled up, I went over to a buddies house, we drank beer, talked, and just soaked up the sun. Was a really nice day, as you can see from the clouds here 🙂

Cool Clouds

After I met up with some friends, which ended abruptly, but then I met up with Heidi downtown, we hit the HOP, the Pioneer Place, DB’s and then Erberts and Gerberts 🙂 – that was fun too, really the first time since I can remember that I was the one getting taken care of.

Me and Heidi

She crashed at my place and we then cruised up to Pierz to her and Emily’s parents, which was cool. Picked up some stuff to bring out the Portland, had some good eggs 🙂 and then we walked around the pasture, to check out the new dock.

The River

After we walked back to the house I got the full tour of the dairy barn and the rest of the buildings. Really was cool, reminds me so much of my Grandpa Ed’s farm up north. Also reminded me of working at the fairgrounds. I learned some things that I had no prior knowledge on, which is always cool. One thing that many people don’t know about me is that there was a time when I wanted to be a farmer, thought it would be so cool. Someday I might just have to get some land 🙂

Overall, an exciting and fun weekend!

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Portland Vacation – Pictures

I have uploaded pictures of the vacation here

I have stories for most of them, which I will post up as I get some time. Was a fun trip!

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