As well as taking over 2,000 photos, I also used the video feature on my little Nikon compact camera to take 209 video clips as often, moving images were the only way to really record what I was seeing. Sometimes it was scenery, sometimes it was something amusing that I saw but initially it was the flight from Leeds to Rome on 27th August.
Although I do have a digital camcorder, I didn't want to carry more than I had to on what I knew would be long tiring hot days of sightseeing. So I decided on the little Nikon for it's ability to take video and half decent still photos and the Canon SLR with the 200mm zoom lens for capturing close ups and better quality photos at times. The video quality is therefore lower than I would've liked and also in full frame format as opposed to widescreen but looking back now, I'm glad I made the choice not to carry the camcorder around with me.
I'd like to post video and photos in the correct order rather than jumping all over the place as then the blog will be a better record of the trip for me to look back at in years to come......assuming blogspot doesn't go under and all my posts go into a black hole.
So I'll start with the video I took on the plane that day.
We left on a lovely sunny day from Leeds Airport and as we crossed the Alps, the views out the window were spectacular. Then we came along the coast of northern Italy and on down to a smooth landing at Rome Airport.