Kayak fishing has many benefits but it also has some pit falls as well. One of the main issue with kayak fishing is the inability to stand up and fish comfortably.(except in a Pro Angler) The issue was kinda sorta solved when people started to add pontoon systems on their paddle craft. This however, cause more issues like portability, slowing your paddling down etc.
The Stand N Fish pontoon system has address many of these issues. It retracts for easier paddling. It breaks down easily for better transport. Since the guy who invented the unit fishes saltwater it is completely anodized and built for the saltwater. It also comes with the leaning post to allow for rigging station, rod holders, stake out system, cup holders to be installed.
In order for me to sight fish and fly fish I really wanted to stand up in my kayak. I decided the Stand N Fish was the best system for my Hobie Revolution I got a few weeks ago. The Hobie has the mobility system to get to where I want to fish especially in No Motor Zones. When I get there I deploy the pontoon so I can stand and fish. Not to mention if I want to take photos and videos in NMZ areas as well.
With the exception of the T-bar, it comes off completely within a minute. If I feel I won’t be doing much standing up I don’t have to bring it.
I told my friend Josh(Owns a Tork) about it and he was all over it. So when I was picking mine up from the install he got his install as well.I took the opportunity to do a time lapse of the install. It takes about an hour to do the install while we were at lunch.
As you know I’ve been using my friend Hank’s Sony Nex-3 Camera the last few days. I gave it back to him yesterday and I miss it already. Great little camera that takes excellent images and video. With the same sensor as the a DSLR it should take great photos and you guys probably see me post many of them here.
Today with rain and clouds I stayed home and looked over some of the videos I shot with it. I have to say they looked great even in low light indoors conditions.
I have to say I’m pretty impressed with Sony NEX-3. At $550.00, if you’re looking for a compact camera that takes DSLR quality photos this is a great choice.
June 17th 2010
Night Blooming Cereus was the flower my friend Hank had at the back of his house. It only blooms at night. This was about 500 shots shooting over 3 hours or so a frame every 30 seconds on a tripod, manual settings. I took the first half out as nothing was happening.
This was my first attempt so it isn’t the greatest outcome. The light was changing constantly which made it tough. I might try to do a starry night 10 hour time lapse.
May 28th 2010
While I was down at Hawk’s Cay marina this week I got lucky and got a balcony room that didn’t have a screen on it. I took advantage of the this by testing out my time lapse feature on the camera. I shot this on a tripod take a few frames ever 10 seconds for a loooooong time.
This a a video of 2 sunsets. Each of these took like 3 to 7 hours to complete all compressed down to a 3.5 minute video. It’s not perfect so I’m still trying to figure a few things out. However this is a cool feature I can add to future videos productions.