Monday, January 26, 2009

MOAB Photography

Ok, I may be obsessing a bit about Moab.

Especially since I have purchased exactly zero plane tickets, nailed down absolutely no hotel, motel, hostel, or tents to stay in, set up no rental bikes or tours, and even have only tentative agreement on dates, but to heck with all that!

This is important!

I was just reading one of my favorite blogs and ran across this item. I actually have been wondering on the best ways to document Moab’s epic-ness for the rest of the unfortunate souls that couldn’t come out with me.

(And YES epic-ness IS a word that perfectly describes my thoughts of Moab…pffft. If you don't believe me, then here is the definition from a reputable source...I think.

EPICNESS (epic-ness) adj -- Something like... uh... that is uh... so totally cool that it like rivals only like uh... a heroic story...something so cool that uh... you just can't like believe it's true...uh like...yeah...

-Wubsters Unedited

Anyhoo... I saw this camera being used by Fatty to ride around Utah.
Seriously, that's a term of endearment. Fatty is awesome.

It’s a wearable video-camera that has a slight chance of surviving being strapped to me while riding a mountain bike. It would be beyond awesome (see epicness) to have video of us white-knuckling our way around the rocks, canyons, and desert cliffs.

I would of course edit out my girlish shrieks of terror at every drop and scary turn and set the video to some very manly music instead...

Shortly after seeing this fantastic product, I impulsively went out to the net to see how much this little wonder would cost me.



(The thump was me falling out of my chair…the “eeek” was…uh…I’m sure there’s a mouse in here somewhere…)

Fellow readers, I am afraid you will have to make do with my still camera’s video option and some good quality action photos instead. I can’t justify taking out a second mortgage to pay for a gadget that will be battered, sweated on, dusted up and abused for only a week of my life.

Unless Rick will go half-ies with me…LOL


Jeff Richardson said...

Dude, get a flip camera...holds 60 mins of video and you can get these little kits that allow you to rig them to yourself so you could film while you are riding. And they are only 140 or 200 for the HDmino. I have the regular Mino and love it! The quality is great and as long as you had a laptop there to dump your footage on each day, you would be good to go! I hope all is well and hope you have a great trip.

Anonymous said...

I think I've located an excellent camera set-up at our local (Yamaha) motorcycle store.