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Saturday 7/7/18

2018-07-07, 21:07 by Gary M Jones

I was at the field today between 14:00 & 15:00 all on my own , good flying too. There is a dead sheep along the fence line towards the gate from the pits, I saw the farmer so reported this to her. I hope no one had plans for a BBQ Smile .

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Post by Mark Barnes on 2013-08-11, 22:39

been out today with the F450 got some nice shots down the beach, took the opportunity to get the Rhyl Lifeboat for Rich too lol could have done with being closer to it but with the wind I didn't chance my arm.

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My first night shoot came at the American Circus that's next to sainsburys in Rhyl/Rhuddlan, timed it just right as the car park had emptied but the lights were still on, took a punt and asked if they minded, great bunch of guys and very interested in pics for there website/facebook page. sadly my skills let me down as its still quite windy but there happy for me to go back and try again (Andy fancy a trip in the week?)

anyway here the best of some 600 pics

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Post by Rich on 2013-08-11, 22:59

like all the shots, in particular the Lifeboat, why is it blurred on some of the shots when others are fine, getting to grips nicely.

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Post by Mark Barnes on 2013-08-12, 07:12

Don't know, all to do with the quad moving I suppose

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Post by Brian Colclough on 2013-08-12, 07:19

Are these shots extracted from video or individual shots in their own right ? If individual shots what control do you have over the camera ?

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Post by Zaidy on 2013-08-12, 07:47

It's movement and vibration Mark, I had that on my quad. Now, I set the time to 0.5 sec and you increase you chance of getting a better focused image. As for the night shots, I think a better camera is needed !

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Post by Brian Colclough on 2013-08-12, 07:58

Higher shutter speeds will reduce motion/vibration blur, one of my DSLR's has a top shutter speed of 1:4000 sec whereas my higher specced one will shoot at 1:8000 sec, 0.5 sec in camera terms is very slow Wink

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Post by Zaidy on 2013-08-12, 09:02

Unfortunately the GoPro does not allow you to change shutter speed! ( I could be wrong) so the only adjustment you have if you want to call it that is how often a picture is taken, everything else is automatic ! It's a good all rounder but very limited. What some guys do is just leave the video running and then capture images from the video! A good DSLR is the best option, but that is another major expense! Just out of interest Brian, how much does your DSLR weigh in g please??

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Post by Brian Colclough on 2013-08-12, 09:29

Zaidy I now have two DSLR's the lighter of the two weighs 531 grams the heavier higher specced one 755 g bear in mind that's a bare body with no lens. There are some much lighter highly specced compact cameras out there these days which are pretty close to DSLR's results wise Wink

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Post by Andy Sayle on 2013-08-12, 11:04

You'll find with the little action cams (I only have experience with the Sony Bloggie and GoPro, but the one Mark has will probably be the same) don't have much control at all (if any!) on teh taking of photos. They are pretty much as simple as it gets in terms of point and shoot.

The shutter speed, exposure, white balance, compression to JPEG are all set automatically. The focus is fixed too, as is the lens. On the GoPro, you can change the metering from averaged to spot (For backlit subjects usually), but not on the fly.

The way I operate mine (and I think Mark does too) is to set the camera in "timelapse" mode where it takes one photo every 0.5s. The shutter speed is not 0.5s, just the delay between the photos being taken. The shutter speed is whatever the cam thinks is right. So, on a quad, if it is moving about a lot, like when it is windy, the pictures will be blurred due to the motion, unless it is bright enough to get the shutter speed up to freeze the motion. When you take images at night, the shutter speed is going to be set long by the camera to get enough light in for the exposure it thinks is correct. So again, any movement will = motion blur.

So for sharp images, you need the quad to be as still as possible (low wind!) and/or the light levels to be good (sunny day). Night images need flat calm, and a bloody stable quad.

Considering all that, and the cam used, those night shots of the circus tent are bloody good! I think the only way to improve them in terms of sharpness, is to have a night with less wind, or a better camera. The better camera would inevitably be heavier, meaning a bigger quad, bigger everything!

I quite like the look you get from a deliberately blurred shot though, especially at night! And the lifeboat shot from the air is damn good too IMHO!

As for more shots of the circus, I'm well up for that Barnes. When are we going? The wind looks nice and low tomorrow evening (tues) and it is forecast to be nice and clear too! Could do some pre sunset shots, and some dusky ones too?

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Post by Mark Barnes on 2013-08-12, 11:24

Thanks Guys,

As Andy Says it dose seem to all be about light, the beach shots was windy as anything yet pretty much every pic was clear some of them the shot is about 45* off horizontal showing the angle the quad was in to hold station in GPS lol

Ive been shooting every 2 sec at the moment and still havent tried vid, also using a slow SD card loaned from Dad until my super fast one comes today which may improve things again.

Im happy at this "hobby level" for now but you never know what the future holds but its great fun being out and about trying some interesting (to me) shots that im sure you will all get bored of me posting soon.

Andy sounds good to me

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Post by Mark Barnes on 2013-08-12, 11:58

Couple more from Yesterday

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Post by Andy Sayle on 2013-08-12, 12:38

I likes the last two.

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Post by Rich on 2013-08-12, 15:31

I only asked why the shots were blurred, thanks for the essays guys.

Mark

Very interesting shot but bored all ready mate.

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Post by Andy Sayle on 2013-08-12, 15:48

Just be thankful I didn't have my blackboard and coloured chalks Rich Wink

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Post by Mark Barnes on 2013-08-12, 15:52

think it was the "your crashing alot" comment that got his back up hahahahha

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Post by Andy Sayle on 2013-08-12, 15:58

Heh heh. I thought it was a fair comment? Wink

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Post by Rich on 2013-08-12, 17:35

It was a fair reply but my post on the other topic still stands

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Post by Rich on 2013-08-12, 17:40

Any way just been browsing & came across this little beauty, couldn't help myself so I hit the buy button, camera, lens & mount

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Post by Mark Barnes on 2013-08-12, 18:51

Hate you

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Post by Rich on 2013-08-12, 18:53

I hate myself for being nob sometimes but not all of the time, sometimes it's fun

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Post by Mark Barnes on 2013-08-12, 19:26

It's reet, your about to become cool again owning a DJI

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