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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Saturday, 19 March 2016

AN ILLUSION. (19/03/16)

Today I am hoping to spend my time taking more ploughing video and try and get the sound synchronised a bit better. I did try the quad bike yesterday to facilitate following the plough but that doesn’t help it jumps around too much. Even if I drop from 1080 to 720 in post production I can’t stabilize it, there just isn’t enough spare room, a mercy as I really dislike stabilising video. It is also dangerous trying to steer a quad and look through the camera. Alf loves chasing quad bikes so at least he was happy.
Yesterday evening we set about burning some gorse off but it was still too wet and if it doesn’t dry in the next day or so then it will be too late as the birds will have started nest building._MG_3947
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Gorse burning with a great deal of help from Photoshop. I do use the Adjustment Brush in many images but not usually quite as aggressively as this. As always a little more time spent would not have gone amiss.
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What it really looked like, fire is always exciting but these were a bit lacking before I darkened them. Have fun, I will try not to fall off the quad or the tractor.

18 comments:

  1. Yes nota good idea to fall off the bike or tractor. Have a lovely weekend

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    1. Margaret Quad bikes are the very devil to control. Good fun though.

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  2. The use of the adjustment brush makes a deal of difference to the mood of the photo.

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    1. John, it is a brilliant tool. Being part of Photoshop it is a bit pricey though.

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    1. Laura, better than my usual offering I must admit.

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  4. Love the photos. Have a great day. You are a man with a plan!

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    1. Marie, just in for coffee o'clock. Yes a busy day.

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  5. Puts me in mind of Moses and the burning bush that was not consumed, out of which Yahweh revealed himself as "I am what I am."

    Adrian, you are what you are. Good on you.

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  6. Bob, these bushes weren't consumed either. Had to get a tractor and brush cutter to them.

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  7. I use a tiny and cheap helmet camera for my bike rides. And image stabilisation isn't too bad use the clamps provided for handlebar mounting shooting and playing back at 1020. Obviously mounting to the helmet it's even better. How are mounting your camera?

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    1. Douglas on a damn great tripod. The only camera I have for video is the 5D II on the quad I had it on the fuel tank with foam under and a bungy cord over.

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  8. Nice photoshop work Adrian. Why are you burning to Gorse (and all those lovely little bugs just waiting to be 'macro'd')are there plans to reclaim that area, it looks like a great spot for bug hunting?
    Good luck with the ploughing video...sounds like you're having fun?...[;o)

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  9. Trevor, there are acres more gorse to bug hunt in. It does attract hoverflies and the tiny larch ladybirds but it takes over if not controlled. It's almost cleared now but the steepest bit will have to stay as the tractor back wheels were starting to lift even with a brush cutter on the back. Gorse stinks and is very prickly so I don't mind removing bits of it. The birds don't seem to like it either. Yellow Hammers are the only ones that nest in it and they have plenty more to choose from.

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  10. I quite like the one in the middle. It works well.

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    1. Hilary, it's the best of the bunch.

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  11. Yes, please don't fall off the quad bike or tractor!!

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    1. Lynda, I am fine. I have lots of video to edit but will probably save it and make a quick film of ploughing through to drilling.

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