I have just come back from walking my 3 labradors across Dartmoor, ending with a view of the Merrivale Stones and Merrivale Stone Circles.
I have created 3 movies. One is just a highlight of the slow motion footage of my 3 labradors shot at 240fps, the other movies are both created using iMovie. One is using the Trailers option and the other is a normal movie I created from scratch.
Let me know in which order you prefer the different videos.
Merrivale Stone Circles – All Footage
The Mysterious Merrivale Stones
iPhone 7 Plus – Slow Motion with 3 dogs at 240fps
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The above photo taken last night on my iPhone 6S Plus ranks as my favourite photo so far of 2016. If you click on the photo you will be able to see the full size version too. The photo was a cool 73.29 seconds long exposure, using Nightcap Pro app.
The photo is of Sharpitor, Dartmoor. Sharpitor is one of a number of tors that feature on Dartmoor. A tor, which is also known by geomorphologists as either a castle koppie or kopje, is a large, free-standing rock outcrop that rises abruptly from the surrounding smooth and gentle slopes of a rounded hill summit or ridge crest. In the South West of England, the term is commonly also used for the hills themselves – particularly the high points of Dartmoor in Devon and Bodmin Moor in Cornwall.
It just goes to show that when software and hardware work in harmony nearly anything is possible. I really love this photo!
Source for Tors definition – Wikipedia
Well yesterday was a 45 second exposure shot, so today is nearly a minute. Actually, this was meant to be a 15 second exposure, but then a person walking their dog appeared into the shot, so I kept the shutter rolling for longer, and voila the final version did not have them in the shot. If you look very closely you will see a slight ghosting. The above shot was with a tripod again, and using a Shoulderpod S1 smartphone all in one mount. The app used was Nightcap Pro for this shot and the one below in long exposure mode.
Now just as a second bonus, I noticed their was this odd piece of wood lying on the beach. So using a Joby GorillaPod SLR-Zoom Tripod along with a smartphone mount, I took the long exposure shot below. The Joby tripod is about a foot tall and is built like a tank. Highly flexible and sturdy, and wraps around posts, poles and branches really well. So roughly my iPhone was about 1 foot high from the beach sand. The shot below was a long exposure of 20.31 seconds.
If you want to see how clever Nightcap Pro app is, the developer has a wonderful gallery showing shots taken in daylight, night and a section of astronomy photos. Click HERE to view the gallery.
Weather permitting I will be attempting some astronomy photos which will involve a minimum exposure time of 15 minutes.