I have finally bitten the bullet and cancelled our subscription - £45 a month just to watch Game of Thrones and Westworld couldn't be justified... Both series are good, really good - but not £45 a month good! Now we have decent (ish) internet I will investigate much cheaper streaming technology to watch stuff like … Continue reading Sky TV Mk2
I recently made a film with my drone (a Yuneec Q500+ for anyone who is interested) by flying above an old Iron age (I think...? ) settlement next to Gordale Scar near Malham in the Yorkshire Dales. The resulting film can be viewed below, but after you have watched that, have a look at the … Continue reading The difference a few years makes…
I wrote a month ago (give or take) about an incident when I split a tyre on a rock whilst driving home with my Dad in the car.... The bill came recently and I paid it this afternoon - The same wheel suffered the same fate about 2 hours later as my wife was driving … Continue reading Tyres!!
I recently took some footage with my quadcopter and when I came to view it found that the white balance (which is automatic and can't be adjusted in camera) was all wrong and a bit too golden/yellow. I've encountered this before with this drone and simply ignored it and published the finished edit done in … Continue reading Video editing
I recently saw some aerial photos taken about 5 years ago (I'll share them if I can get permission) which were stunning and inspired me to make this film. I am always fascinated by the areas around Malham called Lynchets (detailed explanation here) so I made this short film to highlight the evidence of human … Continue reading Limestone and Lynchets
Its at times of crisis you realise what a fantastic community spirit exists here in my home area.. Coming up the Dale last night with my 88 year old Dad in the car, I clipped a rock in the verge and could immediately feel the tyre softening. It was totally flat within about 50 yards … Continue reading Community spirit
....even if its just your phone! Wasn't expecting anything spectacular as I set off at 8 am on my morning dog walk today (and to be honest was still half asleep) so didn't grab a camera and phone was charging so wasn't in my pocket. Got most of the way round, and noticed as I … Continue reading Always carry a camera…
We are long time customers and it really naffs me off how much we get charged for a basic package without sport or films. Its currently £45 ish a month! I'm seriously considering ditching them altogether now we have pretty passable broadband speeds and using a Freesat box/recorder alongside a media box loaded with Kodi … Continue reading Sky!!
Just signed up to WordPress to try my hand at keeping an infrequent and irregular blog on anything and everything that delights, interests and annoys me as I trundle through my daily stuff. I can't guarantee it will be interesting, but its an outlet!