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Friday, 10 October 2014

TARMAC. (10/10/14)

Here is a video about tarmac.

 

Have a good weekend.

30 comments:

  1. I loved the film Adrian what a lot of work you put into this as much as the chaps laying the black stuff.........I love the smell of wet tar !!!!


    peter

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    1. Peter, it's fun. Tar doesn't smell the same these days. I don't know whether it's me or they have changed the binder in tarmac.

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  2. That's a cracking video Adrian, well done.
    It got me thinking though...If all the councils got their men to work at that speed we could have all the pot holes filled and all the roadworks finished within a couple of weeks!!...[;o)

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    1. Trevor, I am about on the limit here. I have to keep rendering in sections of about a minute so I can tell what is happening.
      Phil, the contractor, has been watching it, he said to his men that if they worked at half this speed he would be a millionaire.

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  3. Amazingly done. The work in progress is really interesting to watch in time lapse.

    Mersad
    Mersad Donko Photography

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    1. Mersad, it made for a good subject. The only danger is getting the camera run over.

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  4. Adriaan what you do work very hard, because we can still learn a lot from.

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    1. Bas, it is fun not work. I like watching other people work.

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  5. Why did the truck only drop what appears to be small amount for something that carries so much? Great video though but not one copy if the Daily Star seen, are you sure they're genuine workers :-)

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    1. Douglas. He had four tips but the daft bugger parked a foot from the camera. I had to cut that bit.
      This is Yorkshire, the ones that can read aren't allowed to. The ones that can't don't want to.

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  6. Crazy stuff! Nicely done and a lot of fun. I can smell the asphalt.

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    1. Red, it is a bit frantic. The tarmac gang enjoyed seeing themselves.

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  7. Funny Adrian, you can't beat it.

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    1. Bob, it could be much better but it is my best effort yet.

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  8. You must be exhausted - watching all that work ;-) ...

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  9. Tarmac and Paraquat, two of the best smells there are. You are right Adrian though, tarmac doesn't smell the same. A very clever and interesting video though. Thanks.

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    1. Gary, it is a challenge . I'll see if I can find out what happened to the tar smell.

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  10. Adrian, were you really standing there all that time? And if not, who minded the camera?

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    1. Frances, I set the camera and everything up then just let it get on with it. I have to keep an eye out for rain, change batteries and memory cards and move it for a different view. The workmen know it's there so apart from winding me up by driving at it it is safe.

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    1. Horst, next time I will work some normal video footage into the film. I think I'm pushing the limits of viewers patience with this.

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  12. I enjoyed that, even jumped a couple of times when I thought a workman was going to be run over by a flying machine. The beeps in the soundtrack were genius.

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    1. Pauline, I had 35 minutes of sound track. I am hopeless at editing it so I only ended up with 3 minutes that were usable.
      The lads were impressed with my film but their tarmac is better.

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  13. Wow Adrian, you've mastered time lapse. It looks great!

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    1. Maria, I am heading in the right direction. I will have to find another subject to practise on.
      The tarmac lads thought it was funny.

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  14. Well Adrian the boy done good. I couldn't get it to start yesterday (poor internet I assume) and I never thought that I would watch nearly 5 minutes of laying asphalt and actually enjoy it. Superb.

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    1. Graham I spent about fifteen hours on this so was getting heartily sick of tarmac.
      The men enjoyed it so I've popped it on a CD for them.

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  15. Making a boring subject interesting. Ws that over the course of a day ?

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    1. Jay, two days or two mornings. they did the approach road in the afternoons and there was nowhere safe to leave the camera.

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