Thursday, 17 September 2020

Automatic Time Lapse Video

The Canon G5X mk2 can not only make panorama photographs in real time but it can also make time lapse videos, in camera, in real time. Just a few menu settings needed. Take a still to set focus and exposure for the video. Start the sequence. Transfer finished video to laptop.

A vast improvement on the days when I had to use a camera with external time lapse trigger. Take hundreds of individual still shots. Transfer them to my laptop. Run a program to add the photos together to make a video.
Title sequence added using Wondershare Filmora 9.

Wednesday, 16 September 2020

Monday, 14 September 2020

Monday Mystery

Not often I defeat everyone.
Last week's close view:


was part of:


a perforated lid for frying pans.
Very useful for keeping splatter from bacon under control.
I also use it when I sear meat and then pour in an OXO, Bisto gravy granules mix to simmer the meat. It slows down the evaporation.

Maybe you will have an easier job identifying this close view


of what?

Please leave any guesses in the comments.
They will be revealed, along with the answer, next Monday.

Saturday, 12 September 2020

The Sport of Greyhounds

They say horse racing is the sport of kings.
I reckon rabbit spotting and chasing is the sport of greyhounds.

It really makes Penny's day when she spots one or two when we walk through the churchyard.



They usually disappear as soon as they spot us but this time I was able to stay reasonably hidden while I took a couple of shots. Once they spotted Penny they hurtled back to the safety of waste land next to the churchyard.

Friday, 11 September 2020


On reaching the end of our lane I could see that the next stage in preparing the land for its next crop was well under way. This time with a harrow to break up the large clods of earth left after ploughing.



Wednesday, 9 September 2020

Wider and Wider

While out for our morning walk I found the panorama setting on the Canon G5X MkII so gave it a whirl. I soon found out that I needed to focus on the main part of the panorama area I was about to shoot. Then move the camera to the start position. Once the shutter button is fully pressed it rapidly keeps taking and stitching photos as the camera is moved round until the button is released. The panorama is produced almost instantly for review.

These are uncropped, as taken apart from a bit of added clarity.
Unfortunately panoramas are shot in jpg so not as amenable to tweaking as RAW photos.










Monday, 7 September 2020

Monday Mystery

Most people were correct identifying


as a close up of my freezer being de-iced.


Notice the standard fan blowing warm room air in to speed things up.

Well done Ragged Robin, the Veg Artist and Wilma. Close were Adrian and Kris.
Thanks to all who had a go.

I wonder what this is and what it is used for:


If you would like to have a guess please leave it in the comments.
They will be revealed, along with the answer, next Monday.
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