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Voyageur’s production team is fortunate to travel to beautiful locations. Video Postcards from the Ohio Valley shares some of these special sites and experiences with our website visitors. Periodically, we’ll post video clips of our favorite sites, architecture and events, showcasing videography techniques from time-lapse and motion control to the time-honored photography trick – patience. Each postcard is accompanied by field notes, which we hope will encourage you to visit some of these special places. Contact us if you need some high definition video from our archive for your next media project.

Video Postcards – 2014

2014_01: “Cincinnati sunrise”

Date: Saturday, April 19, 2014

Time: 5:30 to 7:30 am

Duration: 0:38 seconds

Location: Roebling Suspension Bridge, Covington, Kentucky

Camera: Nikon D5200 DSLR

Technique: time lapse

Videographer: Beth Fowler

Field Notes: The John A. Roebling suspension bridge is an architectural wonder. Opened to pedestrians in 1866, Roebling used the construction methods he learned here to build the Brooklyn Bridge. Positioned below the massive stone pier in Covington, our time-lapse videography captures the gold and blue tones of shimmering waterfront.

2014_02: “Cincinnati moonrise”

Date: Monday, September 8, 2014

Time: 6:20 to 8:30 pm

Duration: 0:25 seconds

Location: Olden View Park, Price Hill, Cincinnati

Camera: Sony EX 3

Technique: time lapse

Videographer: Tom Law

Field Notes: A “supermoon” comes once a year when the full moon is closest to the earth. When this astronomical event coincides with sunset, photographers scramble for prime vantage points such as Olden View Park overlooking the west side of downtown Cincinnati.

2014_03: “Cincinnati Observatory”

Date: Thursday, September 17, 2014

Time: 5:55 to 7:55 pm

Duration: 0:28 seconds

Location: Cincinnati Observatory, Mount Lookout, Ohio

Camera: Sony EX 3

Technique: time lapse

Videographer: Tom Law

Field Notes: The Cincinnati Observatory is an historic gem tucked away in Mount Lookout – a residential neighborhood on the east side of Cincinnati. Known as the “birthplace of American astronomy, the observatory center houses one of the world’s oldest working telescopes. Our time-lapse videography captures shadows as they rise with sunset against the brick walls of one of two observatory buildings.

 2014_04: “Ohio River sunset”

Date: Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Time: 5:00 to 7:40 pm

Duration: 0:31 seconds

Location: John Rankin House Historic Site, Ripley, Ohio

Camera: Sony EX 3

Technique: time lapse

Videographer: Tom Law

Field Notes: The hillside below the home of abolitionist John Rankin offers a spectacular view – three bends of the Ohio River. High above Ripley, Ohio, the Rankin home was a shining beacon for an estimated 2,000 slaves who found sanctuary at this important station along the Underground Railroad. Call ahead for permission to videotape after the grounds are closed for the season or the day. You may park just below the entrance gate and walk to one of the most peaceful settings in the central Ohio Valley.

 2014_05: “Ohio River Ferry”

Date: Friday, October 17, 2014

Time: 9:00 to 10:00 am

Duration: 0:27 seconds

Location: Augusta Ferry dock, Augusta, Kentucky

Camera:  Sony EX 3

Technique: time lapse

Videographer: Tom Law

Field Notes: The Augusta ferry is one of the oldest ferry services still active on the Ohio River. From the Kentucky side, our time-lapse videography documents the tugboat Jenny Ann as she ferries commuters to work in the morning. Three passing tows add to a riverboat ballet, which has been performed at this crossing since 1797.