Ever Wondered What Happens If…

 

If you try one of those ‘Art Effects’ in video? Here’s an example – shot on an Olympus Epl5, ‘Dramatic Tone’ (monochrome) effect applied to HD video on a moderately windy day at Knowlton monument.

Shot purely as a test, this isn’t too bad at all – but it needs some work. The inter-frame flicker is a bit distracting – this is fixable with some processor intensive post processing which I haven’t had the patience to try yet. This is the same ‘in camera’ effect which was used here https://28mmf2.wordpress.com/2013/01/13/a-bit-more-in-camera-processing/,and it does tend to be a bit jittery during stills composure so it’s not too unexpected. Also applying the filter slows down the frame capture rate which doesn’t help.

The final edit is two, five minute videos compressed to one minute for vimeo upload – hope you like them.

I really must get back to doing some stills soon!

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Tree Tuesday Part Fifteen

A bit of an unusual Tree Tuesday this week – and rather sad. This is a Black Poplar in the grounds of the National Trust’s White Mill in East Dorset – a place I know very well as I’m a volunteer there during the summer. It’s age is anywhere between 300 and 500 years and the species itself is very rare.

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It died several years ago, and we didn’t know that the stump was hollow. The years of spiders webs and rotting wood accumulated in there is spectacular.

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I suppose the very high rainfall we’ve had this year contributed to the collapse, and as the tree is now unsafe it will have to be cut down – this is in a garden open to the public. It’s provided a home for snakes, birds and huge fungi for many years and will be greatly missed by all who know the site.

On the positive side, many cuttings were taken 15 years ago and are planted around East Dorset, so it’s not all bad.

Thanks for looking – Happy Tree Tuesday.

ps. There’s an article about Black Poplars here if you’re interested.