Tag: Video

  • Upping Your WFH Video Game

    Upping Your WFH Video Game

    This piece by Alex Cranz at The Verge really struck a chord with me. In the piece Alex writes about her trials and tribulations with trying to use her nice Sony mirrorless camera as a webcam, and generally having a good Working From Home video set-up. I’m 100% onboard with this. Fairly soon after lockdown…

  • Festive 500

    Festive 500

    The “Festive 500” was a cycling challenge cooked up by Rapha, the cycle-clothing company, in 2010 to promote more cycling across the Christmas and New Year period. Essentially the idea is that you cycle 500KM between Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve. With the advent of Covid, the “rules” allow to achieve this either out…

  • Teston: Mist and Flooding

    Teston: Mist and Flooding

    Various parts of southern England have experienced significant rainfall over the last few days, and along the Medway, the river had burst its banks in a few places (although without serious impact from what I could see). The video above was taken in the morning as the mist still rose from the river giving a…

  • North Norfolk

    North Norfolk

    I actually got out of my home town for the first time in months recently, to visit my parents on the North Norfolk coast. While I was there I dusted down my drone at shot the footage above in Sheringham and Blakeney. Note that while flying in Blakeney, my drone came “under attack” from some…

  • Playing with GoPro’s TimeWarp Feature

    Playing with GoPro’s TimeWarp Feature

    TimeWarp does a kind of timelapse for motion, but smooths everything out. I still wanted a ride that took over an hour to be faster, so there’s some post-processing here to further speed up large sections to get a video under 90 seconds.

  • Driving Under Lockdown

    As the roads are currently much emptier during the UK coronavirus lockdown, in general terms it’s actually somewhat safer out there. The air is clearer and there’s much less traffic. Of course only those who are doing work that can’t be done from home, and those either shopping or doing other critical chores are supposed…

  • Wester Ross

    Wester Ross

    In what now seems like an age ago, although it was actually just a couple of weeks ago, I spent the week in Wester Ross, a part of the Scottish Highlands that I hadn’t really visited before. It’s that part of the western Highlands that includes Torridon, Gairloch and Ullapool. I was based in a…

  • Just A Regular Cycle Ride Home

    Just A Regular Cycle Ride Home

    I turned on my bike camera this evening for the first time in ages, and a single ride pretty much captured everything in a single shot. Two separate cars turning across me either not indicating at all, or indicating half-way through the manoeuvre. A bus entering a box junction before it can ensure it can…

  • Experiments with Acrylic Ink and Water

    Experiments with Acrylic Ink and Water

    The other day I was drinking a cup of tea in one of those cafés where they provide the hot water, tea bag and milk separately. I let the tea brew before stirring the milk in and was entranced by the smokey effect of the milk being stirred into the water. Then I went to…

  • Norfolk Coast

    Norfolk Coast

    Shot last week in North Norfolk near Sheringham and its golf club. The railway is the North Norfolk Railway, and the music is Erupting Light by Hildur Guðnadóttir.

  • North Norfolk

    North Norfolk

    I spent a few days in Norfolk over Easter, and along with a few bits of video I shot prior to that, I made this video. The drone footage was shot with a DJI Mavic Pro, while the remaining footage was shot with a DJI Osmo Pocket. The accompanying photos were shot using the same…

  • 717s


    Great Northern, who operate the trains on my daily commute, have just introduced some brand new Class 717 rains. These have been long in the coming, but various issues have meant that they’ve come into service a few months after they were initially expected to. In fact, they’ve been running a limited service for a…