I spent a few hours at one of the most photographed lighthouses in the world this past Sunday. Portland Head Light, part of the Fort Williams Park is located just minutes away from downtown Portland Maine. Its close proximity makes it a frequent stop for tourist visiting the area.

Maine is known for its rocky coastline and the shores around the Head Light demonstrate that in all its glory making it an ideal location for the hundreds of amateur and pro photographers that flock here each day.

This footage was filmed on a Panasonic GH1 in 720P. I spent some time practicing focus pulls on this one. I also spent a little time using the slow shutter mode of the camera to record a small runoff water fall. All the footage was edited in Sony Vegas. I did use a new tool called VoltaicHD from Shedworx to convert the slow shutter footage to 30 frames per second footage. I had to do this because Vegas did not like AVCHD footage with only two frames per second in it. Read that as Vegas Crashed. As a bonus however VoltaicHD has a specific mode to remove the pull down from 1080P footage wrapped in the 60i wrapper. I tried it and I saw no interlace artifacts.

As always I truly welcome your feedback on the footage, editing, transitions, or any elements of the video that you think I could improve. Thanks for watching.


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