Towards Sunset in Friday Harbor

By
Title Insurance with First American Title

I was using my iPad 2 in a class this week when I discovered I shot a bunch of video with it up in the San Juan Islands in early October. My go to camera (out and about) is my iPhone 4s, (cuz that’s what I have in my pocket) but the drive from Seattle up to Anacortes and catching the Ferry to Friday Harbor, the battery was dead on arrival.

I had notes attached and brief sketches about its intended purpose. I off loaded the footage to my laptop and immediately went to work to over produce something.

Fortunately the proverbial light bulb was lit. “Leave the dang thing alone!” It is what it is and it’s perfect exactly as it is. Even with the guys on the deck below talking about photography. :O) It’s not selling or explaining anything, it’s simply sharing a few wonderful minutes on a Ferry in Friday Harbor.

I was delightfully surprised with the footage. My luck shooting video with the iPad 2 this year has been rather dismal.

Note: This is Friday Harbor on San Juan Island in the late afternoon of October 7, 2014 catching the Ferry to Orcas Island. 

Previous posts about Anacortes and the San Juan Islands...

Anacortes was a Blast!

The San Juan Islands.

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Comments (24)

Dick Greenberg
New Paradigm Partners LLC - Fort Collins, CO
Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate

Hi Rene - You're right, it's perfect the way it is. I did a bunch of video with the iPad and, aside from the awkwardness, was really pleased with it.

Dec 20, 2014 06:35 AM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Rene- I just finished watching the video and thoroughly enjoyed it.  I have the iPad2 but forget to use it for video since I usually have my iPhone 6 with me. 

Dec 20, 2014 08:12 AM
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Impressive, Rene. Agree with your decision, "let it alone," it's great as is...

You have an artists eye. My folks used to live on Orcas and I loved visiting - went to Friday Harbor quite often. 

Dec 20, 2014 10:48 PM
Rene Fabre
First American Title - Seattle, WA
Marketing in the Digital Age

 Thanks Michael... It is so beautiful in the San Juan Islands.

A... Is that the iPad Air? I have a few friends that have it and they love it.

 

Dec 21, 2014 02:14 AM
Rene Fabre
First American Title - Seattle, WA
Marketing in the Digital Age

Hi Dick Greenberg ! It's a whole different feel isn't it to shoot video with an iPad. I like the size though, when I get over it, less shaky etc. 

Dec 21, 2014 02:16 AM
Rene Fabre
First American Title - Seattle, WA
Marketing in the Digital Age

Hi Kathy Streib ... I'll be upgrading to the iPhone 6 in February or March... I pick everybody's brain that has one and I'm very impressed with the photo's and video! Thanks!

Dec 21, 2014 02:18 AM
Rene Fabre
First American Title - Seattle, WA
Marketing in the Digital Age

Hi Debb Janes ... It's a challenge as a creator sometimes to just leave things alone, huh! Orcas Island is so beautiful and I look forward to my next trip up there and plan to hangout for a few days. I really enjoyed the people I met there!

Dec 21, 2014 02:20 AM
Brian England
Vacasa - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

What a wonderful video, thanks for sharing with us!  Your part of the country is so beautiful.

Dec 21, 2014 02:42 AM
Rene Fabre
First American Title - Seattle, WA
Marketing in the Digital Age

Thanks Brian England ! I've lived other places but the PNW pulls me back :O)

Dec 21, 2014 03:01 AM
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Dropping by to wish you a magical celebration. Merry, merry Christmas, Rene. 

Dec 24, 2014 01:30 AM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

Merry Christmas to you Rene. I wish you much success and prosperity in 2015.

Dec 25, 2014 12:55 PM
Rene Fabre
First American Title - Seattle, WA
Marketing in the Digital Age

I must be having some issues from mobile... my responses to comments seem to be hit and miss as to if they post or not....

Thanks Debb Janes  and Merry Christmas to you too! It was a wonderful day!

Merry Christmas to you Debbie Reynolds ! Thanks! You too, have a wonderful 2015!

Dec 26, 2014 11:33 AM
Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho
Sandpoint Realty LLC - Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

Hello Rene,  Want to wish you the best for a very safe and prosperous New Year.  Look forward to seeing what you have got to say and show in the way of pics and videos.  Mark

Dec 27, 2014 04:50 PM
Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate
John L Scott Market Center - Birkenfeld, OR
"Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905

Rene, we all think you are an artist, who (as most artists do) question your God-given talent too much! The last views were my favorites....

Dec 29, 2014 09:24 PM
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
MOOERS REALTY - Houlton, ME
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

Video is powerful and using the different cameras you have to capture it gives each a special feel. The sound on one camera may roll the frequencies differently, the light sensitivity because of camera's plus or minus can be beyond the settings. But whatever the limitations, it is what you captured that is full motion, the sound adding to the you are there with the pedestrian.

Jan 04, 2015 07:47 PM
Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho
Sandpoint Realty LLC - Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

Rene,  Trust all is well and you are on Holiday.  Best to you for this 2015.  Mark

Jan 05, 2015 10:05 AM
Rene Fabre
First American Title - Seattle, WA
Marketing in the Digital Age

Hi Debbie Reynolds !!! You as well! Thank you so much for being my friend on AR and you too, success and prosperity and joy and fun and adventure in 2015!

Jan 06, 2015 12:11 PM
Rene Fabre
First American Title - Seattle, WA
Marketing in the Digital Age

Hi Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint ! I am so looking forward to my next trip to Idaho to see my daughter Shannon... I'm hoping we can get together! Indeed, it has been a great break and I went off the grid to work on a couple of books and some music, so I have been rather absent of late. But today is day #2 back in the saddle and WOW, taking off like a rocket and a lot of fun! I'm looking forward to great exchanges this year. Have a wonderful, happy, prosperous New Year!

 

Jan 06, 2015 12:14 PM
Rene Fabre
First American Title - Seattle, WA
Marketing in the Digital Age

Once an artist, always one... I'd venture to say Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Realtor (503)755-2905 ... I know no other way. Yet, I'd say I'm the kind that doesn't want to claim "this is mine!" I see it more as I happened to be somewhere, saw / heard somthing, was in the right frame of mind to accept the gift.... Bless you my friend. You are such an inspiration to me! Soul mates I'm thinking! We see, do, create, share on so many of the same channels... Happy New Year and blessing to you and yours and wishing you a wonderful 2015!

 

Jan 06, 2015 12:32 PM
Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate
John L Scott Market Center - Birkenfeld, OR
"Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905

Rene, we totally are! All that I need to say.....

Jan 06, 2015 01:35 PM