Hello from my Atlantic Life in Hatteras 😊
Over the past week or so, I've been working on a rather lengthy project - We have a 75" TV in main guest lounge of the inn, on which we usually stream ocean images from "YouTube" in the mornings (a most welcome change from the news channels) and, I got to thinking (yes, my crazy little lady brain was at it again), I have so, so many photos of my beautiful island home of Hatteras, why don't I create a video slideshow that could be streamed in the guest lounge.
Having created a few short videos already, I decided that I'd design a much longer one that would showcase our beautiful island. Now, as with many projects, it was definitely a little. more time consuming than I had originally planned... although this was probably due to me getting a bit carried away with the number of pics - but I also thought it would be cool to weave in some incredible old photos of the inn that we have found, and some images of our life in Hatteras. I subscribe to a website that has incredible music that you can download and use for videos....so spent some time building a playlist of calming music to accompany the video.
Dawn at The Flambeau wreck
One of my fave pics.....The Atlantic View Hotel.....now The Atlantic Inn - our beautiful Hatteras home 😊
Bodie and his trusty "blankie"
My Hatteras sunrise
Ocracoke ferry seen from the point of Hatteras
My first attempt at taking photos from a small plane ride over Hatteras...
Another incredible Hatteras sunrise...
With the invention of digital photography, it's so easy to get "click happy".....and to take lots of photos (which I most certainly do 😉), the problem is though, that many of those pics once looked at initially, are then left "stored" in our phones, or hard drives on laptops....forgotten 😌
In the "olden days"....yeah, not that long ago for some of us, photos were cherished.....you needed to use a camera that had new film loaded in it, which meant limited photos could be taken. Also, unless you had your own film developing lab, which not many of us had....then you had to send your "film" off to be developed (hoping that there was actually something on the film....apart from your finger that may have mistakenly covered the lens when taking the photo!!!!), before you would then receive your photographs in the mail. Hard copy photos were then often put in photo albums to be perused through on rainy days, when we would reminisce over the times when the pics were taken. Often these albums would eventually be handed down from parents and grandparents....or found in dusty attics 💗
Now, I for one, love digital photography - I can capture an image of a moment that inspires me....that single unique and precious sight, that will never happen exactly the same ever again. I love that I have a "camera" on my phone, that is always readily available when I need to "catch and keep" a moment. But during the process of creating this latest video, looking through so many photos, I realized that there were too many photos I had forgotten about.....and I decided that I'm going to make a concerted effort to find ways to make them more visible, so I may enjoy those unique and precious moments, whenever I wish. There are so many different ways to do this.....saving your pics to screensavers on your phone, tablet or PC, creating slideshow videos (which is really not difficult, if I can do it😁), having a book created with your photos by companies like "Shutterfly" (see below the one I created for our family)....there are many companies that you can send photos straight from your phone, and they will print and frame them... even printing them onto glass if you like.
I created this book for our family a few years ago....so much fun to do 💗