Loving the lightning

Lightning strikes in the distance behind Brickell Key and the Port of Miami

We moved in to our Miami apartment at the beginning of this month, and the view from our new balcony has proved more entertaining than the television. Last night, I kept making my husband pause our stories on the tv so that I could setup my Nikon D610 on the balcony to capture the lightning storm. The hardest part is that whenever I take the time to get everything properly setup for an optimal lightning catch, the lightning ends! I did manage to get this little guy though before the lightning show completely ended.

360° Images

I created a Virtual Tour

Our Driftwood, Texas home is on the market so that we can move to Miami for my new Head of HR job.  Even though I didn’t have time to do the real estate photos for our listing, I decided to buy a 360 degree camera and try my hand at creating a virtual tour.  Creating the virtual tour was actually a faster process than photographing the home with a regular camera, particularly since there was very little “post processing” (editing).  The only complication was that I didn’t realize before taking all of the pictures the first time that Zillow requires you to take them through their mobile App while it is connected to the camera.  Luckily, my Ricoh Theta V camera was one of the very few that Zillow supports!

Zillow Virtual Tour Screenshot

Now on Instagram!

Instagram and I didn’t get off to the quickest start.  Which must seem weird…a photographer who hates a social platform built on photos??  But I just didn’t get it.  And I still don’t get Twitter.  But Facebook became MySpace and my news feed got filled with click-bait and politics instead of interesting updates about my friends.  So I downloaded Instagram and decided to just keep posting stuff until I learn to like it.  I even used a hashtag last week.  So come say hi.

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@bridgetatritual, thank you for my awesome haircut!

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