Posted: Tuesday 22 November 2016 23:27
After a busy day building Raspberry Pi boards, we took a drive tonight to Knowlton Church and earth works to try to get some night time photos with the stars behind the Norman church.
Knowlton Church was built in the 12th century on the site of a Neolithic earthwork which dates to between 3000 and 2000 BC, it is located north of Wimborne in Dorset... read more
Posted: Wednesday 02 November 2016 22:53
Went for a drive this afternoon down to Axmister Tools to pick up a few new tools for the workshop and stopped off at Lyme Regis on the way back to try to get some photos of the sunset from the cob and harbour wall.
Larger versions can be viewed on my flickr gallery at https://www.flickr.com/photos/brian-dorey/
Looking West from the Cob at... read more
Posted: Friday 28 October 2016 23:14
Since picking up the new Ford Focus last week I can now drive again thanks to its Powershift six speed transmission and this afternoon after a couple of meetings with customers, I went for a drive up to Sturminster Mill which is on the outskirts of Sturminster Newton in Dorset with my brother Andrew and the cameras to take a few photos.
The... read more
Posted: Monday 29 August 2016 22:07
Last week I decided to upgrade my old Canon 5D Mk1 to a new camera as I wanted a higher resolution and better autofocus system for wildlife and landscapes.
I had been waiting for the new Canon 5D Mk IV which was officially announced on Thursday but after seeing the price of the new Mk IV which was a lot higher than the previous Mk III, I decided... read more
Posted: Tuesday 07 July 2015 12:53
Lightning over Poole from the Studland road viewpoint
The full size image of the photo above is on my Flickr pages.
On the 3rd July we had a huge thunderstorm and rain storm in the evening which resulted in over 30mm of rain coming down in a few hours.
By 11pm the lightning was flashing several times every second and the rain was coming down very... read more
Posted: Sunday 31 August 2014 18:57
Since buying the GoPro Hero 3+ a few months ago we have found that the video suffers with washed out skies when it is sunny and poor contrast.
We use Lee filters on our other cameras and we found that Lee had released a compact filter system for the GoPro Hero 3+ called Lee Bug 3+ Action Kit and Robert White in Poole, Dorset who we have purchased... read more
Posted: Wednesday 19 February 2014 23:02
We took our camcorder out in the recent storms and recorded
some short films of the storms and flooding in Swanage and the surrounding
area. Swanage Storms, filmed in various locations along the sea front.
Durlston Country Park, filmed near the light house and along the coast path at Durlston.
Flooding at Corfe Castle, filmed on the main... read more
Posted: Monday 23 December 2013 15:00
When using our high level photography mast we have always used a series of USB expansion cables to make up a 20m long cable to remote control the camera and view the live video feed from the camera in real-time on an Android tablet via DSLR Controller or laptop with the Canon EOS software. This has always caused problems when using the Clark 15m pneumatic... read more
Posted: Tuesday 07 February 2012 16:33
BlackMagic Intensity Pro HDMI capture of Galaxy Nexus and iPad 2
While working on a new project we needed to be able to send video of the mobile apps under development to the clients online. This is to save us all having to arrange meetings and lots of additional... read more
Posted: Wednesday 21 December 2011 16:56
After getting some good photos with the new telescope kit purchased in October, we thought it would be good to be able to make use of the tracking facilities of the HEQ5 PRO mount with the normal camera and wider lenses to get general astronomy wide field photographs. I purchased a dovetail bracket, camera quick release plate and mount and extra mounting... read more