I havn’t run out of words.

Resting. I’m just taking a break from letting them all out on here. There’s so much brainfuzz about everything still, as always – but I guess I’ve just been letting them out in different ways or folding them up at work.

It’s nice – a lot of people don’t realise it, but I am a very sociable creature. I might have a high level of intolerance to the general populous – but I go utterly stir crazy if I don’t get to speak to someone on a regular basis.

But what HAVE I been doing you will likely want to know? What have I been up to instead.

Well – I finally splashed out, went mad, absolutely bananas and bought the new camera I wanted for so long! Pricey, and I didn’t quite get all the lenses and accessories for it yet – but it’s mostly there! Can’t wait till I can pickup the super-wide I’ve wanted for years – but in the mean time it’s still fantastic. I’ve shot all sorts already with my new 60D and havn’t found fault with it – it’s much more versatile and useful in low light that my poor old 400D ever was, and I even have a battery grip and proper timer for it, so I can time lapse without an AC adapter and a laptop.

Best you go and take a look at some of the pictures I have taken with it so far, they are further down in the post – but also, while I am here, here are some of the time lapse I have produced!

I’m only just getting started with it really, and these are essentially testers – but I am already learning some interesting techniques and cool things I can do afterwards in Premiere to give more life to the videos. Can’t wait for some decent weather or a good clear night so I can get out and shoot some really cool stuff to chuck together – I may even try a nice late night urban one if I get the chance! Always fancied time-lapsing some roads!

Another item on the old agenda is drivelapse- I have a nice new suction cup mount to test out with it, so once I get a chance to plan a trip I can see how that works out as well!

On top of all that I have decided to start/attempt to create YouTube videos of games in a lets-play style/commentary etc… I’ve watched many people do it for a while now, and while I have no idea if its anything I am good at or well be good at, I thought I may as well jump on the bandwagon and have a go at least! People have suggested I may be amusing to listen to, so will have to pick something soon and have a crack. Nothing might ever appear from this pipe dream (once I realise I am awful at it). But just bear in mind you might see something soon!

Anyway, to wrap it up- I’m particularly pleased with the following picture:

20-01-2013 – Snow, Stars and Stables

Here’s looking at the stables across the field, towards Orion.

Testing the D60 at night, checking I can get the stars in focus Ok and keep things low noise.

And just for further reference, here’s the rest of 2013 so far!

That’s all for now.

End of line.

One Commment

  1. charlotte kirk says:

    Love the videos, they are all good, but I have to say the one of you playing games is strangly watchable, love the randomness and fast paced crazyness of it! haha, good skills you well done :) xxxxxxxx

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