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I live in a camper van with a couple of West Highland Terriers for company.
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Sunday, 11 May 2014

ANOTHER MISTY MORNING. (11/05/14)

I’ve been at it again. I have taken time lapse of Marsh Violets and Lesser Celandine. Neither did anything very much so I resorted to a Daisy again. That didn’t do much either.

It’s been a grim few days with heavy rain showers. It’s turned out grand now though.

I’ll give these videos a rest for a while. They are fine for passing several hours on on miserable days but do involve work out of all proportion to their entertainment value.

MISTY MORNING
 

I have no Otter images but am here until Thursday so there is time yet.

I’m going to watch the Grand Prix now so have a good week.

26 comments:

  1. You did really great with those landscapes. Love the fog rolling in. At what intervals did you shoot outside?

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  2. Mersad, 2s or 3s I can't remember exactly.

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    1. Worked out well. The motion is very smooth.

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    2. Mersad, the plantswere taken at 10s intervals. Frame rate was 25fps.
      I used a set of ADORAMA tutorials to get the general idea.

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    3. Thank you for the link, i will bookmark it for future use!

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  3. But what happened to the plants in the fridge?

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    1. Frances, the marsh violet and lesser celandine I put in the fridge to keep them dark didn't do anything at all. The daisy did precious little but grow a bit.

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  4. Hamilton wins, Rosberg 2nd, Ricciardo 3rd, good run Hami babe.

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    1. Bob, yes I watched it on I-Player. Thanks, a good result.

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  5. The soundtrack worked really well with the mist.
    I can only imagine the ammount of work that goes into these Adrian. You must have the patience of a saint.

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    1. Keith, it was luck. There must be a way of doing a quick render but I've not found it yet.
      I did manage a bit of pan and zoom. the individual frames are about eight times bigger than the 1280x720 video size soit is easier than I thought to add key frames. PS does the rest. God knows how.

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  6. Great video of the landscape Adrian..but next time, if you're going to have a brew up while you're filming, it might be best to move the kettle further away or downwind from the camera then the view won't be obscured by all that steam!

    I think Daisy was having a bit of a lay in this morning?

    Excellent work once again Adrian...[;o)

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    1. Trevor, I wondered where the whistling was coming from.
      I was lucky the first time with the daisy. I sat with the camera clicking away for over two hours and all she did was grow a millimetre or two. The clover responds fast to light though.
      Even with big computers the natural history folk must spend hours making their time lapse movies.

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    2. Adrian, I've just seen an item on BBC Countryfile...a time lapse of a growing cucumber!...it took six hours to film it growing 2 inches...[;o)

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    3. Trevor, I could probably just about manage that. I have a 64GB card and the sRAW files are around 5MB. The camera battery will last that long or somewhere close.

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  7. The time-lapse mist turned out well as did the zoom.
    I seem to remember you process RAW to jpg. Wonder what you use. Have you ever looked at IrfanView. (excellent freeware) As well as being a piccy display pgm it has batch processing with many tweaking choices. 'Twill load a vast range of picture files including Canon CRW/CR2 format as long as you also install the plug-ins for them. It's one pgm I really miss on the Mac.

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    1. John, I find it difficult to get fades, zooms and title movements just how I would like them. There must be a quick render command somewhere.
      I'm happy with the PShop. CS6 software. The RAW converter is capable of just about anything including the vignette I used here. I oversharpened a bit this time.
      I now save out as TIFF files I think I'm being a bit silly but colour seems better than saving as JPEG.

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    2. PS. John, most of the jobs I can automate. I scrub through the individual shots in PS Bridge. if there are any duff ones I discard them.
      Drop the rest into a new folder
      Batch rename so has to have the shots with consecutive file #'s.
      Then load into RAW process. This is all quick as I don't have to open every file I just pick one from the middle of the stack adjust it then select all and synchronise.
      Still in Bridge I then go to image processor and save out as TIFF, I can resize at this stage but don't bother. I use the free transform tool in editor.
      If I get the start frame right then press a little stopwatch icon to key frame it then move along the time line and move the image to the end of the pan/zoom then key frame again. PShop works it all out.
      Titles I do the same way but on a separate video layer.
      It does get a bit of a pain as I start to run out of space.

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  8. So what else can you do on dull rainy days? You might as well put some time in on videos.

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    1. You are quite right Red. This took about seven hours to shoot and process.

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  9. Thanks for the entertainment. There might be something slightly wrong with my imagination but "The Hound of Heaven" crossed my mind as I watched. Maybe it was the music.

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  10. Pauline, you are welcome.

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  11. I love that with the music and flower time lapse. How dramatic!

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    1. Maria, I enjoy doing time lapse. I wasn't really thinking about anything but the titles when i did this. CS6 is very good at the job but it doesn't have a quick RAM render preview. After Effects does but I haven't got that.

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  12. Another good one and I must say well chosen music.

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  13. Jay, I'm learning all the time. They are big files to edit and despite a list of jobs I always manage to miss a bit out.

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