Chincoteague and Blackwater National Wildlife Refuges Slideshow Video

I have been experimenting with creating video slideshows of my photographs as a different way to present them. One such “experiment” is a slideshow video of the images from my recent trip to Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) in Virginia and Blackwater NWR in Maryland.  If you have been following my blog, you may recognize some of the photographs.

To see the video in full screen mode, click on the double arrows in the lower right corner when the video starts. Be sure your sound is turned on.

Let me know what you think about this approach to seeing my photography and whether you liked the video.

About Stephen L Tabone

Executive Consultant and Nature Photographer
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7 Responses to Chincoteague and Blackwater National Wildlife Refuges Slideshow Video

  1. Donnie says:

    This was great! I’ve been thinking of doing something similar eventually. Did you have this idea before, during or after your trip? i.e. did the idea of the slideshow influence the types of pictures you took or vice versa or neither?

    • I had been experimenting with slideshows using iPhoto, but with the new software, FotoMagico, I now have much more control of the slideshow. It is an outstanding program. To be more specific to your question, I did think about making a slideshow before and while on the trip, but must admit, when I was shooting the sunrises, sunset and birds, I was concentrating more on capturing the moment and getting the images right in the camera than the ultimate presentation. However, now with more experience with FotoMagico and the interesting and appealing way of presenting my images, I intend to think more about sequencing or story boarding during future shoots.

  2. Anonymous says:

    What a great way to see your photos! Feels like you are there … especially like the horizontal photos as we can move across the screen and “enjoy the view.”

  3. Betty says:

    I really like this video approach which gives me time to really look at your photos. They are so beautiful and deserve more time. I see something new in them with each viewing. I like having some music accompanying the video, but I would prefer an instrumental. The song on this video is really good, a little TOO good, so it was distracting for me. Something from Vivaldi’s Seasons might work…or an instrumental jazz piece. Good job!

    • Thank you Betty for taking the time to view my video slideshow and provide comments and recommendations. I agree the music can be distracting and choosing the right music is a bit of a challenge. My future slideshows will most likely be accompanied with an instrumental, probably jazz, as you suggested.

  4. Evelyn says:

    Of course, I loved your new idea of a video slideshow. I would prefer just background music with no vocalist–mostly because it detracts from the beautiful pictures. Did you ever think of narrating these slideshows yourself and explain as you go along about the pictures you have taken. These slideshows would be wonderful for school children who are studying the area you have chosen and also senior citizen groups would love something like that for their get togethers. The pictures are breathtaking and not only educational but just for an enjoyable presentation of the beauty of where we live.

    Another thought–classes in photography would do well to see and understand the equipment you use to get some of these effects along with the quality of your work.

  5. Judy Creighton says:

    Steve, you were in my backyard at Blackwater. I grew up taking a Sunday drive with my parents through Blackwater to my grandparents in Bishops Head. I love the marsh, the pine trees, it is home to me. The gray skies at the beginning of the Blackwater segment makes me think of my Dad, gray skies and Autumn and Winter meant hunting season, ducks, geese and deer. When I got up for breakfast he was just coming in, usually with dinner in hand. Your photography is wonderful, I will probably never get past my Sony Cybershot. Thank you. Judy #2

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