Wednesday, 2 February 2011

Timelapse: Hertford to Bishop's Stortford

I've worked out that I don't need to "export" my timelapse films to get them onto YouTube. I can upload directly from iPhoto, where I load them from the timelapse camera's memory card. Doing it this way greatly increases the quality (but it does take a lot longer to upload). (For me, that is, it shouldn't affect your viewing, other than enhancing the experience (!))

Here's my latest offering, showing our 18th August 2010 cruise on Willow from Hertford on the River Lee Navigation to Bishop's Stortford on the Stort. Annoyingly, the camera's battery must have run out just before we got to the very end of the navigation, under the bridge which says "End of Navigation".

At Burnt Mill, opposite Harlow Station, we stopped for water and for me to have a shower at Moorhen Marina (3'19"); there are fine reflections at Sawbridgeworth (5'10"); and we suffer a downpour (6'24").

Now, do I go back and re-upload all my other timelapse films to the same quality?


Kevin said...

Hi Halfie,

Excellent timelapse videos, can't wait to see the rest!

Many years ago I made a journey, in a 23' Wilderness Plastic Tub, from Hockley Heath on the Stratford via the GU to Bulls Bridge the via Paddington to Dukes Cut and up the River Stort & Lee to the top of each and then down into Commercial Road Dock and up the Thames to Brentford & ending at Uxbridge.

You are bringing back many happy memories. Many thanks :)


Halfie said...

Thanks Kevin, I'll be uploading the rest of the films over the next few days. Let's see, where are we now? Dobb's Weir down the Lee to Limehouse Cut and Limehouse Basin (Regent's Canal Dock), then down the Thames to the flood barrier, then up the Thames to Radcot, then back down to Brentford and up the GU to Bull's Bridge and Paddington Branch to Northolt. All that's to come!

The Thames in a Wilderness boat must have been fun!

Anonymous said...

what camera do you use?

Kevin said...

What I omitted to say was it was the Thames in a leaking Wilderness boat with 5 crew and ships dog... I hasten to add that we didn't realise we were leaking until two days later when we discovered a hole in the GRP below the waterline!! Oh and yes it was fun... really:)


Halfie said...

Anonymous, it's an "Easy Record" ER-130V which I got from Maplin (now unobtainable, I fear). Read about it here:

Kevin, well, I suppose the water gave you a bit of extra ballast!