fradley junction staffordshire

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harrier
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Hi we all went home for xmas to stay with my family, I thought would visit fradley canal as We hadn't been there in ages.
The weather was perfect apart from the cold.
cheers John

http://exposureroom.com/rosewood

branny
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Beautifully framed shots there John and nice light. Early evening?

Do not follow, I may not lead. Do not lead . . . I may not follow.

harrier
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Hi Branny, no early morning. The light was that lovely golden colour for a short time.
Just very cold, camera shake was an issue due to me shaking:D
Thanks for the comments, its apreciated as always.
I travelled back to scotland a few days later leaving at 0415 so i could stop at the lake district in time for the sun to come up. that was beautiful too but even colder I found myself standing with 4 photographers at the end of ullswater at 0730 am and it was -8 centigrade. brrr things we do to get the shot eh.When i get time i will post some of the shots.
cheers john

Happy days
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Joined: Oct 23 2007

Hi Harrier, That was wonderful. Great colours, music etc etc. So relaxing...you should sell it to stress management classes.

Can I ask what camera kit and recording medium you used?

Regards

Happy days
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Joined: Oct 23 2007

Hi Harrier, again.

That website you used (exposureroom.com) also has a great look and feel to it.

It has a very pleasing and easy to use layout. I ike the Low, Md and HD option buttons.

Regards,

Ricky

harrier
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Hi it was filmed with a stock Canon XH-A1 using 25p 1/50 shutter recorded onto sony hdv tape. preset was pana look.
captured using ciniform hd and edited with vegas 8 pro.
It was colour corrected using magic bullet looks within vegas and encoded for web using sorenson squeeze5.
Thanks for the positive comments. John

harrier
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Hi Ricky, yep I like exposure room I think it looks more pro than vimeo IMHO (waits for the flack to fire:D )

Happy days
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Thanks for the feedback.

It's quite amazing how quickly web video technology has gone from postage stamp sized, grainy, jerky little things to a full screen, reasonable quality viewing experience.

Regards,

Ricky

Mike Pulcinella
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Joined: Jan 30 2007

I enjoyed that. Well done!

harrier
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Thanks Mike

Mike Pulcinella
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Joined: Jan 30 2007

You are very welcome.

Although I kept wishing that the gatekeeper, or whatever he was, would ignore the camera! I hate when that happens!

mhh
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Joined: Apr 7 2006

Beautiful for sure. It looks a lot clearer than the day I filmed there for "Crossroads". It was terribly overcast with an almighty gale blowing at times. It became stormy a little later. Great footage Harrier.

harrier
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Thank you, yes I was very lucky with the weather, just pure chance.
cheers john

branny
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Mike Pulcinella wrote:
You are very welcome.

Although I kept wishing that the gatekeeper, or whatever he was, would ignore the camera! I hate when that happens!

Try watching again - He may ignore it the next time you watch :D

Do not follow, I may not lead. Do not lead . . . I may not follow.

harrier
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Joined: Sep 6 2008

nope, he just did it again.:D

Flame1
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Joined: Apr 21 2007

What gatekeeper!:confused: did I miss him, he must have gone....

Very nice to watch. Some nice framing and colour grading.

Thx.:)

Flame.

harrier
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Flame1 wrote:
What gatekeeper!:confused: did I miss him, he must have gone....

Very nice to watch. Some nice framing and colour grading.

Thx.:)

Flame.

I think he meant the chap who was with the boat 'rosewood' (he operated the lock)
A very nice couple indeed, they took a business card so they could watch it on the internet.
Thanks for the positive comments.
cheers john

mhh
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Did you use a preset in Magic Bullet looks? If so, which one, as the grading is beautiful. Also just a general question. If you have Sony Vegas 8 pro, why do you use Sorrenson squeeze for the web encoding? Does it produce noticeably better results?.

Btw, I have just seen the Lake District footage. Wow. There are some truly stunning shots

harrier
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Hi I used one called 'buffalo' for the fradley junction, tweeked slightly but not much.
I like magic bullet as it gives you a great starting point.
Thanks for comments about Ullswater, i was really pleased with how it came out, worth the cold stand.:D
cheers John