All about the recent storm chase in the south of England with the thunder and lightning storm that battered the country with an insight into the kit used.
Kimmeridge bay is a popular spot for all sorts of people, photographers being one of them. Saturday afternoon was no exception to the rule when I arrived around an hour before sunset to see photographers on most of the ledges that were currently exposed by the low tide.
Once I found a ledge and brushed off the debris from fossil hunters it was a quick setup to try and find a composition that worked without including the other 'togs' that were there. Thankfully the recently replaced Manfrotto 055 tripod makes light work of the uneven surface and isn't afraid of getting its feet wet ;) That said, it doesn't like not being looked after if its been in the sea. The corrosion on my 6 month old one was a large factor on two of the clamps breaking apparently. Credit to #Manfrotto though as they replaced it after a few persuasive calls from me ;)
One of the two clamps that were broken within 6 months
Ready for action
Replaced and ready to get its feet wet for the first time
Along with the main camera setup I had the Gopro 5 setup for a timelapse of the sunset which also captures the tide rising up the ledge to good effect. The Gopro is setup on a sevenoak sk-ebh01 electronic panoramic ball head to help create this effect below.
Although the sunset wasn't anything special in terms of colours and clouds it was still nice to witness. K-Bay is a fav location for me and one that I haven't visited that much recently but will be on the list for more shots soon.
Summary - KBay is a great place to visit if you're in the area. Watch out for the tides though, bits of the bay get cut off at high tide and beware of the cliffs.... while I was there, there were various small falls of rocks. All this recent rain will have loosened it up and it will get especially bad if we get this forecast'd cold snap (Beast from the East!)
I'm off to Scotland next week with the cameras and drone so watch out for blog updates on that.
The video below is a little selection of some of the places I've been and some of the work I've taken on over the last few months. I'm keen to work with local people and business's as well as local artists and this will be what I'm pushing for heading into the spring and summer months. So if you are local to Dorset and would like some aerial footage of your projects, capturing a sporting event, need a roof inspected or something else that I could capture from above then please drop me a line for an initial chat. In the mean time, please check out the video below and enjoy. Special thanks to Dave Griffiths of www.tweedjacketmusic.com for teaming up and providing the music for this video.
Well the first blog posting will be a very short one as I'm still busy working behind the scenes creating and adding media and content to this new site. The aim of the site and for me is to concentrate on the drone work and for working with local people and local businesses. I'm not looking to take over the world of social media but instead concentrate on some of my favourite things, those being the drone, photography and Dorset.
If there's anything on here that you see is broken or missing then please let me know and bear with me as its still all coming together (albeit slowly!)
As to how often I post on the blog..... well we'll have to wait and see! It's a much nicer website to work on behind the scenes so it may become more of a regular thing!
I'll leave you with this shot of my hometown from above for now and get back to the 'behind the scenes!'