Thursday, 5 May 2016

Video Panorama - Part 2

The new unit for attaching to an old tripod.  An added item is a ball joint I found in the junk box. That enables me to tilt the camera to film more of the sky if that has interesting cloud formations. Also added is a switch which gives me two different speeds of rotation:

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A couple of test videos with the Toshiba at different angles:



Those were videoed at the slower speed of rotation which does look more jerky.
It may be better to use the faster speed and then slow it down in the video editor. 




Wednesday, 4 May 2016

Wordless Wednesday

 Snake's-head Fritillary
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Tuesday, 3 May 2016

Testing an Idea for Panoramic Video

I had an idea. Would it be possible to use the unit I built for rotating objects while taking a video to take a scenic panoramic video? Instead of having the camera fixed on a tripod and the object on the turntable the camera was placed on the turntable:

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First attempts using the pocket Nikon and the tiny Toshiba cameras:



A few jerks but overall I'm pleased with the result. Next will be to build another system which is portable and able to be mounted on a tripod so I can take it out and about for some scenic views of the surrounding area.

Monday, 2 May 2016

Monday Mystery - Guess What

Mystery

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My congratulations and the virtual Midmarsh Gold Star go to Adrian, Wilma and TexWisGirl who worked out last week's mystery photo was a close view of a melon:

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On to a new mystery object. Not edible this time.
Guess What:
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Please leave any guesses in the comments.
They will be revealed, along with the answer, next Monday.
No prizes, Just for fun and maybe a virtual Midmarsh Gold or Silver Star.

Sunday, 1 May 2016

It's That Time of Year

Blackbird Nesting Material
Photo given the FunSketch treatment (Mac)

Saturday, 30 April 2016

Cloudy Panorama

Taken a couple of days ago between heavy rain showers.
Three stitched photos using Autostitch (Mac) to make a panoramic view.

Enhanced slightly to show more detail in the shadows using Elements 10:

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Almost sepia with just a bit of colour left in:

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As always clicking on a photo takes you to Flickr where larger views can be seen.

Thursday, 28 April 2016

Breakfast Time

The daily bundle of mischief:
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