I thought I’d go work on a trail today, but first I thought a ride would be good. I had a road I wanted to check out over on a neighbor’s place to see what condition it was in.
I rode on over to the road and right away ran into this downed tree, so I walked down the road to check it out.
The road wasn’t too bad but there were some downed trees on it. Chainsaw work.
This creek crossing that I fixed up a few years back was holding up well.
Not far up the road from the creek crossing I ran into this slide that was partially blocking the road.
On the way back up the road, I went by this rotten log with these mushrooms growing on it.
I made it back to the bike parked at oil can flat.
Then I headed over to where the trail was that I wanted to work on. I looked at this tree the other day. Today I wanted to see what it would take to clear this big tree off the road.
After checking it out, I think I could carefully nibble away at it and get it off the road, if I take my time at it. Tom had been by it the other day and at least cut enough out of it to get by on the bike, once I moved some stuff.
Once I got the path under it cleared, I drove on through and stopped at this spring for a drink of water as that big tree had tired me out.
I made it to the overlook where the trail I wanted to work on started and had a good break before getting started on that trail.
I worked on that trail until my hands started to get blistered. I’d forgotten my gloves back at the bike so I walked on back and got them off the bike where I’d forgotten them.
I got those gloves just in time before any real serious blisters developed. I worked on the trail for a couple of hours and then went back to the bike and sat in the chair at the overlook for a good break, before heading for home.
I took this trail on way back. It’s a very lush trail with lots of big green ferns.
Once home, there was still enough light left in the day to do some chair hopping with the chickens.
A Sony AX33 4K, a video camera that takes stills too. What am I doing with that? I take pictures from my Kayak a lot. I found I was missing interesting shots, because my pic was being processed in my camera, before it would let me take another pic. Since I like to take what I call action stills, I bought this camera to take videos, that I could make stills out of, but, as a bonus, this camera also came with buttons to just take stills and that's what I mostly do, unless something is real interesting or too far away for my still zooms. My digilat zoom setting for video goes to two hundred x, and sometimes I need that, but usually, I only use the 10x lens zoom. Because this camera is HD and 4K, the quality has to be real good and it has a lot of stabilizers on it which really helps out a lot for taking pics on the water.
The other thing it has that is a must is a view finder and I had to buy Sony's top of the line cam to get it. This is a must for taking pics on the water, as you must hold the camera as still as posible and putting that eye piece to the eye forms a tripod with your arms that helps a lot. The eye piece is also a must as it works way better than a LED screen to see what you are taking a picture of in the daylight as the LED screens wash out easily in sunlight.
I also have another video camera, a Canon VIXIA G30. I use them both to mostly take stills. The Sony takes higher resolution stills than the G30. That was a bit of a disappointment as I bought the G30 to replace an older camera I dunked in the river, but then had to buy the Sony to get higher still picture resolution that the G30 was lacking.
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