I wanted to restart my blogging with a shot from my new Canon 5D Mark III camera. I’ve had it for a couple of weeks and have already shot so much with it.
The very first week out of the box I had a video shoot in Anaheim CA for the company where I warmed up the HD video side of the camera and shot over 150 gigs of HD video. Without too much experience with the camera before a major shoot I can say that the camera performed very well.
I mated it with a studio configuration, rails, audio, Arriflex and large LED studio lighting, and some other standard studio type hardware and the camera of my dreams outperformed my wildest dreams.
This shot is an example of the stills it shoots. My goodness, the camera is amazing! I purchased both Canon and Sigma glass and I am impressed with both. After I get used to this setup I’m going to go ahead and save up for some major prime lenses to take shooting to the next level.
Hopefully I’ll be able to post some nature and “RELAX” videos shot with the camera. One of the really neat additions I “splurged” on was a Zoom surround recorder so now I can capture surround sound along with the video. More on that later.
I’ll be adding some more pages shortly, I shot a couple thousand stills during our vacation last week as we explored St. Augustine, Viera, Merrit Island Preserve, and points inland in North Florida.
This is a shot of a butterfly I captured while at Rock Springs park in Apopka, Florida. The butterflies were beautiful and the scenery just as beautiful. I love the orange butterflies best.
Meet Neptune, a Hyacinth Macaw from St. Augustine Alligator Farm. Playful and spirited these birds love to temp you into reaching for them to cuddle. The problem is that not only can you lose a finger but you could also lose a hand. These guys normally eat Brazil nuts and use their 2000 ft lb jaws to crack the nut open. Sometimes the most beautiful animal in the kingdom is also the most unpredictable and dangerous.
If you see something you like be sure to let me know.