Saturday, 18 November 2017

Goodbye Leylandii - Part One

There was a leylandii growing in the corner of my garden when I first moved here many, many moons ago. About twelve years ago I had it topped with about one third of its height being removed. After that it started to spread as well as finding new sections to continue its upward growth. The time had come to let some light in that part of the garden and relieve some of my anxiety when watching it wave and clatter in strong winds. To that end I contracted a local company, Green Cuts, to reduce it down to a stump.

For part one here is a time-lapse video of two and a half days hard graft:

I now have to sort out some real time video I took along with some still photos.

I had set up an old Canon 350D in the kitchen fitted with an 8GB card and connected it to a Canon mains unit which replaced the battery so I wouldn't have to worry about it running out of power. An external timer was set to take a photo every twenty seconds. The resulting 1866 photos were made, 100 at a time, into video clips using Time Lapse Assembler. This is a very simple app for the Mac though I don't know whether it will work with the latest version of OS X. Finally those video clips were put together in iMovie to produce the finished time-lapse.

Sound track is my own composition which I call Thumper.

If the video doesn't play here than this link should take you to it on YouTube:

Friday, 17 November 2017

Just a Taster .....

..... as to what has been going on here recently;


More to follow when the job is completed.

Thursday, 16 November 2017

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Tuesday Teaser

Last week's Any Deepstyle modified picture:

started out as this photo
My Heather plants which have almost grown in a stepped pyramid shape:

Many thanks to those who had a go at guessing what it was, not an easy one I admit.

This week's Teaser:

If you think you know what it is please leave your guess in the comments. They will be revealed, along with the original picture, next Tuesday.

Friday, 10 November 2017

Trees - Part Two

Still with the 1200D 'full spectrum' camera.
Hardly a leaf to be seen now:





Sunny but plenty of puddles left from overnight rain:


Thursday, 9 November 2017

Trees - Part One

As it was nice and sunny yesterday I took the 1200D 'full spectrum' walkabout with us on our mid afternoon walkabout down the lane.

For these two shots I was shooting straight towards a somewhat hazy Sun but managed to obscure it behind a branch:



Must admit, I was quite pleased with the results.
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