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In which an old dog attempts to learn new tricks.
Stop for a moment and look
I don't take the DSLR out with me when I go to walk Brith, mostly because of the extra weight, but also in case it gets bashed if/when I have to struggle him past another dog. Fortunately, if the light is good, the phone doesn't do a bad job. :)

Twin lambs with mum

Finally, some proper April weather! Showers followed by sunshine. It's still a bit chilly though.

Behind the cut is an attempt at a video of Brith enjoying his walk. Not a good video at all, but

This afternoon there were more struggles with the new computer. I can't get it to sync contacts and calendar with the phone, though obviously I have managed to get the transfer of photos and video working.

More mysteriously, the Windows media player wouldn't play the sound on the video of Brith. When I tried an old video I shot last year with the Canon PowerShot, it played the sound but showed no picture.


I'm sure I will eventually get everything working as I want it, but this is why I put off buying a new computer for over a year. :(

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artkouros From: artkouros Date: April 26th, 2013 05:24 pm (UTC) (Link)
What a great place for a walk. All we have is concrete and sidewalks. My puppies would be stopping every 6 steps to sniff.
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: April 27th, 2013 10:49 am (UTC) (Link)
Brith mostly sniffs on the move, but he stops every so often and lifts his leg when he finds something that is obviously extremely interesting. :)
sartorias From: sartorias Date: April 26th, 2013 06:04 pm (UTC) (Link)
I had to peek in glimises (steadicam movement makes me motion queasy) but what an extraordinarily green and beautiful pathway!
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: April 27th, 2013 10:45 am (UTC) (Link)
Sorry about the wobbly video. I was holding the phone and walking briskly so it was more wobblycam than steadycam. :) But the corner we were turning was this one that I posted the photo of a few weeks ago.

sartorias From: sartorias Date: April 27th, 2013 12:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh, that is stunning!
nutmeg3 From: nutmeg3 Date: April 26th, 2013 10:47 pm (UTC) (Link)
Those sheep are awesome. I love the angle you got and the beautiful sky behind them.
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: April 27th, 2013 10:46 am (UTC) (Link)
I was only a few feet away standing down on the road. There was a steep bank and then the field sloped up from there. This put the lambs conveniently at head height.
carandol From: carandol Date: April 28th, 2013 07:52 pm (UTC) (Link)
If you're having video troubles, try VLC. It's free, and plays just about every video format under the sun.

heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: April 29th, 2013 01:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks. I haven't had change to experiment further yet, but I'm mystified why things that worked fine on my old computer under Windows XP suddenly are proving troublesome under Windows 8. :(

To be honest, I would have stuck with XP, but the computer was 7 years old, was no longer coping with the work I wanted to do on it and had had heavy use. I was also beginning to find that using such an old OS was causing problems with things like finding drivers for peripherals or new enough versions of browsers.
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