The area where we live is nice... we moved here in 1974 because it is beautiful, has a lot of recreational areas... lakes rivers, mountains, and the National Lab creates an atmosphere that we wanted our kids to be exposed to educationally.
We are about an hour from the Smokey Mountain National Park and 10 minutes from the Cumberland Mountains.
In the following pictures we are crossing the hill where we live to Oliver Springs a few miles away and at the base of the mountain.
Anytime we have visiters we take them into the Cumberland Mountains... most often they are friends with truck campers...
We usually do a a big loop through the mountains starting with Frozen Head State Park... Wartburg, TN, and lunch at Lilly Bridge overlook.... then on to Jamestown Winery, Sgt Yorks Homeplace at Pall Mall, the natural Arches at Picket State Park, Big South Fork National Forest and back to Oak Ridge.
This is the view from the overlook... I took the picture on a different trip to the area....
Those are Kayaks that you see in the river... they run the rapids downriver in the winter time when there is plenty of water.
Just below where we are having lunch in the picture above there are rock climbers... sheer cliffs, 400 feet high and higher... people come from all over the world to climb them.... or to rapel from up here.
The very good trip reports that others are doing on the truck camper forum are causing me to rethink my future reports... incorporating the best of the others into our next one. I emailed subconsultings video to some of my non-tc friends"
This video was done by truck camper friends from England... they flew to Africa and rented a very basic camper for travel in the saraha Desert
It has very good video... the colors, the animals, every thing.... very nice
Maybe it is time for me to do trip reports in a more advanced way.... stills with narration and high quality videos with good editing and a little narration to keep the story line going.
My newest camera has a lot of features that I don't use (like the fancy telephones)... it does movies, and even 3D but I have nothing to watch it on.
I'd like to hear your comments on Steves video.
I think the video is pretty awesome. There are cameras out now that compensate for shooter motion too. That would give you a far better picture while bouncing down the road and is fairly effective if you are walking slowly. I think the camper was a bit small, but it is Africa and I don't think taking one of the really expensive touring buses around would be a good idea. Loved the Dung Beetles in any event and the lioness was pretty damned cool in any measure. I think had he used a polarizor on the lens his pictures would have been a bit criper and not so bright. Having shot in the desert of Cali using a K1000 you could see a vast difference in the picture quality. I can only imagine it would do the same for motion pictures. All in all, the video was very cool, edited well and not too long. Sounds like you would have a good time doing it, if you could get James Earl Jones to do the voice over you might have an award winning video!
Have a good one Chet!!
And "Hansford" wrote, " Ienjoyed the video. I also liked the stillness--commentary is nice, but in this case, the video spoke for itself.