January 29, 2015

Introducing the GoPro

We went for a hike over the weekend, which was my first since before Thanksgiving (!!!!!). I don't know how the time passed by so quickly -- though it seemed like I wasn't really that busy over the weekends, it turns out that I've had very little spare time.

Which has resulted in a lack of forest-y posts on my blog (aside from the beauty that was Oregon this time around). It also turns out that this time of year is always slow for me -- I reach a point where I run out of ideas for the blog. I want to change up directions and styles, but I don't know where to go. For the most part, this means that I scurry off and pretend like my blog doesn't exist for a little bit.

Can you tell? Stay with me -- I'm trying to figure it out. But like I mentioned in my last post, the next few months are going to be crazy busy for me. So the type of posts you see on Dear Skim might be a little bit different from what you're used to! Maybe. Big maybe.

Anyway, we decided to break in the GoPro I got my dad by taking it with us on our hike. We didn't think about anything like some sort of a device (gah, the selfie stick) to hook it onto, or any kind of harness...so we went old school and just held it in our hands.

So angles are definitely weird, but I really liked these shots. The GoPro offers a different perspective and type of photo than what my DSLR provides, so it's super interesting for me to note the contrasting characteristics.

There was supposed to be a video/vlog to go up with this post, but my computer unfortunately won't play the GoPro videos in their entirety. They come out all chopped up and gross, which is a shame. It works on other computers!

So maybe at some point I'll go through the footage. If not, I'm glad to have these few snaps to look back on.

...And there was snow! Lots of snow! 

The hike this time was a little icy (by a little, I mean it was basically all ice near the top) and let me romp around in some snow. Thank goodness for my boots! I almost slipped a few times and had to resort to my dinosaur walk (aka the stomping way that I walk when the ground is icy and I don't have to slip and fall).

These last two are photos from my phone -- I hope you don't mind. I just thought they were too pretty not to share, and you can properly see the snow!

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  1. I love these photos and have always wanted a GoPro camera. my friend has one, and she makes the coolest videos with them!


  2. I love the GoPro! It's so much fun to play with, though we haven't figured out all of the functions yet. I'll have to get my hands on something that'll let me properly view and edit the videos we have.

  3. I didn't realise how good the photo quality was! These look awesome, wish Britain had more landscape like this x

  4. Right?? I wasn't sure what to expect, but the photos came out a lot nicer than I anticipated! And haha, I will have to trek over to your side of the Atlantic and see what treasures Britain has :)


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