Birde feeder in January

The last few days we had cold weather and snow. This increased the number of visitors to my bird feeder, mostly finches.

So I started up two old action cameras and set them up close to the feeders. I am very happy with the result and now I am planning to mount one of the cameras directly on one of the feeders next time. If it works out it will be some fantastic close ups.

Video project Alhagen

I started a new video project. It will try to publish a new video every month from the wetland Alhagen outside Nynäshamn. This way I can show how the change of seasons affects nature and the wildlife.

I live close by so I can just pack my camera in my backpack and have a walk to reach the area. I hope this will help in keeping up the project. I don’t have to make a massive plan and travel for each photo session.

The project is inspired by a plan I had for another area when I lived in my old hometown. I never got started on that plan, but I never forgot the ideas I had, and now I make them come true in my new hometown.

The first video was published on Youtube today.

Learning by doing

So my wife and I have a simple Youtube channel. It’s called Filipino food taste test. And the content is simply us tasting different filipino dishes.

It is fun doing but we don’t have any kind of knowledge when it comes to video production. So it is all learning by doing, and failing.

We learned that the camera in a modern mobile phone is fantastic. But we also learned that the sound quality in the same phone is bad. And when sound is bad the video experience is not as good as it could be.

We learned that lightning is important. And that you can build simple softboxes with cardboard boxes and oven foil.

And one important thing. The Internet is full of all the editors you need. I am right now learning to improve the sound with Audacity. And the video edit we are using right now is Shotcut. Both softwares are free to download and use.

This is our video number 4.

I am on Youtube

Just like the cool kids I have started my Youtube channel. No wait, cool kids left Youtube for Tiktok.

Well anyway, I have decided to lose weight. The last year was not nice to my weight. I have not been so active that I need to be, so my weight keeps gaining on me, and I decided to do something about it.

I will start a more active lifestyle and start to be more careful about what I eat. And to make sure I don’t cheat I started my Youtube channel so everyone can see my progress, or lack of progress if that is the case.

This will be an interesting spring.