Friday, 11 August 2017

Heather time again

Been experimenting with new aproach to settings on Mavic.
There is a school of opinion that if you use lower than +1 sharpening automated noise reduction starts to kick in first in darker areas then in lower light all round the outside.
I've definitely seen this e.g. Seated Man Video but in good light you often don't see it.

My experiments with +1 on 4K video looked pretty horrible to be honest, but then I tried it on 2.7K rendered for youtube at 1440p and must say it does seem more reliably good crisp footage though needs a bit of gaussian blur to take the edge off unless light is fading.

Annoyingly weather has been dreadful if not impossible for flying it until yesterday when I did these two and am quietly impressed with the overall effect especially viewed on smart TV.





Saturday, 8 July 2017

The Seated Man


A painted Bronze sculpture by Sean Henry and commisioned by the David Ross Foundation.
The three metre high artwork overlooks Westerdale from Castleton Rigg, contemplating the expansive view.
It is to be removed after five years.


Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Rudland Rigg with CRF 250L and Mavic

I had it in mind to make the drone follow alongside for a little way. but somehow forgot how to do it having only used the feature once before with the quad bike!
When out in bright sun it's very hard to see the screen instructions such as they are.
At home later I sussed it out easily.



Monday, 15 May 2017

Silton and Kirkdale

Both of these it was too windy on Sunday to do anything overly ambitious, but light was good.

At Gregorys Minster it seemed calm in the valley but DJI App gave second level wind warnings at 100 feet. (Not to be disregarded)
I also arrived just as a service had started so kept well clear!

Wednesday, 3 May 2017

St Oswolds at Lythe

Had to go to Whitby on afternoon of 2nd May and found time for this on the way back.
The sea fog was rolling in on an Easterly wind, but the atmospheric feeling quite suited the location.