ABOUT ME

I live in a camper van with a couple of West Highland Terriers for company.
My passion is photography but it is a work in progress.
I am always willing to share what knowledge I have and can be contacted through the comments on this post or e-mail ADRIAN
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Friday, 1 November 2013

DUSK. (01/11/13)

Yesterday evening was almost clear with just the odd quick shower.

I’ve not posted very much this week as I’ve been messing with a new video editor. Lightworks is a very powerful bit of kit but a bit picky regarding the Codecs and formats one can heave it’s way ; perhaps very choosey would be more accurate. I now have Eyeframe which should sort the formatting.

I hope this GIFF will load it is a bigger file than I would have liked and the quality could have been better.

I’ve changed it to a video file as it would not load and even if it had the lucky half of you probably couldn’t have seen it.  At least I got the camera in just before it rained. I forgot to switch the camera to Jpeg capture before I started so I had a hundred and nine Raw files to convert. This timelapse was created in Photoshop CS6 Extended.

I’m off to Darlington for a few days then I’m heading south.

Have a really good weekend.

 

34 comments:

  1. You're really getting into this movie making Adrian, I can't help feeling that you're building up to give us something spectacular? Interesting results...so far!

    I hope you've got your passport up to date for your forthcoming southerly migration?...[;o)

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    1. Trevor I ought to have bitten on the bullet ages ago. This video malarky isn't really too bad. I'm trying to incorporate a time lapse as a backdrop or as they call it Globe in 3D animation. I think I have to UV map the pictures first. Then drop them into key frames or summat. It gets very complikated. If I get it wrong then Render times can run into days and possibly years.
      I will be heading down in about ten days but will contact the Hairy Consulate prior to arrival.

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  2. A nice piece of equipment you've got there.

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    1. Bob, the camera is a 5D II. I have an intervalometer for it now. The Arduino one I made was a failure.

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  3. Thats a good time lapse - I did one in central Australia a few months ago.

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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    1. Stewart, It could be much better these were 30" exposures 2" apart to allow for buffering. I should have set the camera to record medium Jpegs not RAW. It also goes a bit dark 2/3rds of the way through as the little monsters decided to Trick or Treat round the camera. I gave them a Trick, a Kick up their bums if they didn't clear off and quick. That cost me a packet of biscuits later on.

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  4. You are getting there. I liked seeing the stars come out and the clouds moving. Although I'm ignorant of most of the things you do, I know there was a lot of work involved in making that video. Thanks for showing what you've accomplished. It gives slackers like me reason to try harder.

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    1. David, you are being subjected to experimentation. Once I get a work flow sorted it isn't very time consuming.
      I did this in Photoshop but Blender or any non-linear editor would work. Photoshop Premier Pro is the one I would go for but it is too expensive and only available for rent now. This is CS6 Extended but Lightworks is what I'm trying to learn.
      I'm sorry if I subject you to dross but if it helps to see a Muppet at work and encourages others then the cost is worth the price.

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  5. You're going to have to do a sunset time lapse, I just love sunsets, this was good though

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    1. Douglas, the camera is on manual and bulb because When I tried to shoot it to cope with sunset and then dark I have to drag exposure for the light bit. I can't do it. I will keep trying though. I'll get a posh variable ND filter. Remind me that next time I have to shoot in Jpeg mode and concentrate more.

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  6. I know nothing about cameras or videos. ADRIAN. But I liked to see how passing clouds and the stars come out. I like it, I was fine.
    Have a good weekend.
    A hug.

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  7. Laura, your pictures are fine. The camera is a few years old but could do the same job better. I'm sorry for the blip but there is so much to learn. Little children coming round for all Sainst Eve doesn't help. They were dancing for sweets in front of the camera. You Spanish are much more civilised. Collecting the last of the flowers for their ancestors is to be encouraged...
    I'm not a video or movie person. It never seems to work for me but it is hard to do and I am starting to find it satisfying.

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  8. Now I really enjoyed that. It's the sort of thing I could get incredibly enthusiastic about for a while until I realised just how much I would have to learn and how much time I would have to spend on it. In the meantime I shall enjoy your experimentation and projects.

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  9. Graham Timelapse photography is something I have always liked. It isn't easy. I just adore digital. Most of the software is free. I wish; Oh how I wish I could navigate it quickly. The capture could have been better so could the weather but I am half happy with this. This was my tenth go this month. I was looking for Orion moving down to the horizon. Then the clouds came and rained a bit. I have a brolly to shelter the job on windless nights. Fat lot of good that did.
    A work of art are the good time lapses. I have something to aim for and and have an awful long way to go.
    I will pop across on your return; sans wine...maybe a bottle...or two. You can see how I buggers it up. We may be lucky and get a cracking sunrise from your house.

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    1. PS. You could organise a timelapse party. It would have to be water or milk only though.

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    2. PPS. these stars are the Plough. Ursa Major. Good to see them in between the clouds. Whatever they are.

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    3. I'll stick with tomato juice (I can't abide drinking raw milk: you know where it's been?). Pop over to NZ and we could do some great time lapse night photography.

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    4. I'll pass on tomato juice and unfortunately New Zealand. I really would love to see it.

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  10. Je bent goed bezig Adriaan ik heb er geen verstand van maar het komt allemaal goed ,een goede reis .

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    1. Dank je wel Bas. Het is niet ver te rijden.

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  11. This is beautiful! So you have a intervalometer? I thought of getting one too.

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    1. Maria, I made one from an Arduino but couldn't get it to work properly. I found a secondhand Canon one. There are lots of third party ones to choose from.

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  12. It's beautiful Adrian..thanks for sharing..Have a nice weekend.

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  13. "Off to Darlington"...Is that euphemism? The mind boggles.

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    1. No it isn't YP but not for want of my trying.

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  14. You are a clever blighter, aren’t you.
    You invariably produce something worth studying.

    Could you help me, Adrian? One of my simple point and shoot cameras has gone kaputt and I’d like to treat myself to a slightly better one. Can you recommend an ordinary digital camera, with a decent zoom and maybe macro feature and a few other bits and pieces, not difficult to operate - I am an ignoramus when it comes to cameras - for up to £300, say?

    I hope you don’t feel offended for being asked. My email is on my blog, if you could think of something to recommend.

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    1. Friko, why would I be offended? I have sent you an e-mail. I know nothing about camera specifications so have put you in touch with a friendly dealer.

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  15. Interesting that you're all wound up with this procedure and forget about posting. We need stuff like that to get our heads out of stuff that we fret about that isn't important.

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    1. Red, I spend too many hours half learning how to do things.

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  16. I'm impressed. I hope to start messing around with stuff like this once I get settled at my new place. In the meantime, I'll just enjoy your genius.

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    1. Hilary, if you struggle as much as I do you had better sound proof the room you are working in. You don't want to upset the new neighbours.

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  17. Unfortunately YouTube doesn't seem to 'do' animated photos as opposed to videos. I think Photobucket does.

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