The day started out with showers so I spent some time in the house until they let up.
Then I fed the chickens. I noticed these California Dutchman’s Pipe flowers had one of the largest blooms this year that I’ve seen.
I wasn’t sure what to do today as I wasn’t sure what the rain showers were going to do.
But eventually, I decided to go for a ride up in the hills so I headed for the waterfall to check it out and parked here.
The waterfall is in a lush area and was making lots of noise.
I rode around a bit and eventually ended up at this spring for a drink of water. See that piece of black plastic pipe there? I want to salvage it to use somewhere else. It goes down the hill from there and I needed to check out the part that went down the hill to see where it went.
I followed the black pipe down the hill through here.
The pipe went down through here. I stopped following it at this spot for now, but I’ll have to check it out more soon.
I got back on the dirt bike and stopped at this overlook for a break.
There were some pretty black clouds that I thought might shower on me, but they didn’t.
From there, I rode up to the Guerneville overlook and stopped there for a bit.
This is the view of the little town of Guerneville which was getting some sun.
I left that spot and rode around some more and headed for home for a nap.
I spent the rest of the day 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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