On Saturday Mayor Gary invited us to his place to spend the day. Gary is an incredible character; professional decoy carver, antique car collector, sheep farmer, an in fact Mayor of Port Republic, NJ. Gary lives in the house he was born in on land that his family, ship builders and sawyers, settled in 1637.
got my Vivitar 90mm Macro back today. This was the only lens I decided should get repaired after the kayaking incident. The aperture seized up. With diligence, the lens could probably be found for the same as the cost of repairing it but it had become my favorite macro and a good portrait lens so I decided to go ahead and get it fixed.
This lizard is about an inch and half long. He sat patiently in a cup until I had the camera set up.
Sony FS100 video still
on October 23rd we set out to the foundation of what was once the town of Friendship to record parts of the music score for Pines. Gretchen Lohse on violin, John Pettit on trumpet and melodica, Jesse Sparhawk on harp, Ben Warfield and Joe Patitucci recoring. This should be the first of many soundtrack recording sessions. We might not always record on site but I think this definitely helped to capture the atmosphere and it was a lot of fun
Stephen and I went down past Goshen Camp Grounds and shot some video on the banks of Atsion Lake. Mostly, i wanted to start getting some night footage and figure out the logistics for shooting at night. The was a pretty heavy thunderstorm earlier in the day and the river was flooded. I managed to get some pretty nice dusk footage before I had to flip on the LEDs. above is a still from the footage shot right before complete darkness. Notice the spider silhouetted in the lightening bolt!