The theme for my time here at Archbold Biological Station so far is rain, and lots of it. I arrived Monday about 8:00AM and it was sprinkling and it never really let up all day. Today, Tuesday, was a little bit better and I had a productive morning and evening with more rain in the early afternoon. Fortunately, I made the best use of that time and napped!
Despite the rain, today was extremely productive, as I created a new series of panoramas; in fact, I create 11 separate panoramas today. I’ve processed quick drafts to make sure they work, but there is still a lot of processing to do for the final versions. Unfortunately, you’ll have to wait until late March when I get back to Orlando and have more processing power to see the results. This laptop does just fine for most things but editing a 3GB file in Photoshop is just too much for it to do at a reasonable speed.
This afternoon, I filmed a great interview with head ornithologist here at the station, Reed Bowman. We covered a lot of different topics from the scrub habitat to the Florida Scrub Jays that live here. I’ll be putting this interview, along with the photos, video, audio, and panoramas I create here together when I return home, probably in April. Stay tuned for that release.
In the meantime, tomorrow I am headed out to do some audio recording in the early morning and hopefully some video recording as well. I’ve got a few more panoramas to create and then we’ll see where I’m at and figure out what to do for the next few days. It should be a beautiful day, so I look forward to getting out there and making the most of the sunshine.