Black-a-Tor Wind

Attempting to capture some of Dartmoor's finest summer views I took off to Black-a-Tor Copse, one of three ancient high altitude woodlands on the moors. My aim for the day was to capture a timelapse sequence of the sunlit woodland in full summer colours. However, one aspect of the weather plays havoc with timelapses, with the wind blowing above 5mph it poses huge issues as the leaves and branches jumping from one frame to the next resulting in juddering footage throughout the sequence. As you … [Read more...]

It's been a great learning experience shooting these timelapses. There are plenty of hurdles to overcome and it's been a fairly steep learning curve (not least with regards to software and processing!). One thing that becomes increasingly apparent are the benefits of preparation, planning and dedication. We have 11 months left now to shoot our timelapse so we are into the 'no second chances' phase of our timelapse. If the Autumn is bad or the snow doesn’t come in winter then we can't wait till …

A couple of weeks ago I spent the night camped at Bowermans Nose, a rock formation on the slopes of Hayne Down that looks like a human face at certain angles. I thought this would create a great silhouette against the nights sky. I have done little night photography in the past due to poor equipment but with a new camera and a new venture, what a better way to start. I had read mixed reports on 'Starlapses' especially when it came to the interval time. I wanted to create a a sequence that would …

A promising yet optimistic weather forecast the other weekend gave me plenty of excuses to get out onto the moors to try out a couple of timelapse tests. I shot a couple of sequences, both in JPEG and RAW to see the differences in processing time and the use of memory. Now I say the word unfortunately loosely when talking about the resolution of the Nikon D800 but when one uncompressed RAW file can be as large as 80mb it certainly causes a few problems, not only with the size of memory cards, …