It has been a busy weekend but I did have time yesterday to finish up the video segment of the friday feet post (see Atlanta and the Georgia Aquarium // Friday Feet) on the Georgia Aquarium. So, this would be the Georgia Aquarium video from our perspective as we went through the exhibits on Friday. A combination of videography and photography narrowed down to just around 3 minutes.
I love video editing almost as much as photography but one super expensive creative skill was all I could put my time and effort into developing over the last several years and my video skills are a little more on the amateur side than my photography so bear with me. I would like to say we shot this with a Canon XH-A1 3CCD HDV Camcorder 1080i HD 16:9 or something a little more professional but it was with our JVC GZ-MG130U 16:9 Everio (which is not a bad little camera if you are looking for the highest quality and the cheapest price).
Anyway, point is, I always try to produce the highest quality whatever I can, and at the moment, this is it. I hope to continue producing videos just for the sake of my blog so be on the look out for more coming up. So here is a quick video view of the Georgia Aquarium from our perspective. (By the way, you can click on the photo above to see the larger size, and those white specs in the image are actually food that was being dropped down for the Jelly Fish while we were filming.) If you are reading this via RSS reader, you will need to open this post title above to view the video or view the video directly on vimeo. Enjoy.
Today for my Friday Feet post we made the drive over to Atlanta and finally went to see the Georgia Aquarium. It has been on the bucket list for a while and it was nice to get out of Auburn for a short period of time today. It is easy to forget what kind of traffic issues we have here in Auburn (none unless a football game is going on) until you drive into downtown Atlanta.
Deb and I did make our way over to the CNN Center for lunch and walked around Centennial Park in Atlanta before making our way over to the Georgia Aquarium. The Georgia Aquarium is a collection of several different displays totaling an 8 million gallon display of fish from all over the world. It is the largest aquarium in the country (so I have been told) and well worth the trip if you are going to be in the Atlanta area.
I did think it would take a little longer to go through than it did. All in all it was about 2 hours to walk through all the displays, and the jellyfish display was really the most impressive tank out of all the aquariums in the building. It was a bit pricy to me at $27 a ticket and I wanted to see the new exhibit with the Titanic artifacts but for an additional $7 we opted out. I actually would have paid the extra $7 to see the museum on the Titanic, but the kicker was I had to leave my bag outside and couldn’t take any photos in the museum. Since I had all my camera equipment with me and was there to take photos, we decided to leave it for another day. What I found really great is the Georgia Aquarium is actually on Twitter (as @GeorgiaAquarium), way to go.
It was nice to spend my day off with Deb, a long overdue few hours of time together today, and we managed to do something new for Friday Feet. It does take some effort to get out of the house and do something. One wouldn’t think so, but it is far easier to just sit and soak or just do more of the same thing each week, but why do what is easiest… but… coming up with new ideas is not always easy, so I may do what Mike Rowe from Dirty Jobs has done and take suggestions from my readers. Any suggestions for a Friday Feet post you would like to see? Just let me know in the comments below.
Hope you enjoy the photos of the day. You can see the full shoot I uploaded on the Georgia Aquarium and Atlanta on my flickr page gallery here. Have a great weekend everyone.
Two weeks ago we took a trip out to the North Carolina Aquarium. The aquarium is located in Rodanthe, a town on an island between the mainland and the outer banks of North Carolina.
Below are some pictures of what we saw. The shark was behind a 12″ thick (or more) glass tank wall, it was still probably too close to this particular shark, glad I was on the other side and not in the water with him.