Oh, my gosh! The mosquitoes are worse than I can remember them ever being. When I went to play in the mud pit in the woods, yesterday, I couldn’t get into the mud fast enough. The mosquitoes were attacking me while I was trying to rig a rope to the bottom of the pit.
Anyway, I was mostly playing for fun. I wanted to tie myself to the bottom of the mud pit by my genitals, so I could not get out. The rope is also held tight by the buoyancy of my body, so it is an intense predicament. It makes a terribly boring video. However, I did set up one camera, in case I could get some interesting stills from it, but the camera only recorded the first (most boring) part of the scene, because the battery was nearly dead. I guess I should have checked the battery level.
At the end of my scene, my body was completely covered in mud and the light was really nice, so I was looking forward to grabbing some stills from the video camera, which had already turned itself off.
Now here is the crazy part. Today, I re-enacted a shorter version of the same scene, at the same time of day, so I could get some still photos of my mud-covered body when I was done. I didn’t even bother with the video camera. I just set up a still camera to take a photo every 20 seconds for 30 minutes.
The photo at the top left shows one of my worse mosquito bites and how vulnerable I was while setting up. The others are after the struggle was over. I am just posing and hoping I don’t lose too much blood waiting for the camera to take a picture.
p.s. I think I still have a couple of videos to release to my clip store. I should get them all out this month (June). I haven’t recorded anything new, lately, for reasons I already discussed.