Category: Places

Bridge pilot takes boat expertly under low Wroxham Bridge, Norfolk Broads with nothing to spare

Bridge pilot expertly takes a large boat under the low Wroxham Bridge on the Norflok Broads. It’s mandatory for certain size vessels to pay a fee for the Bridge Pilot to skipper the boat through the low bridge. When you see how close it can be to disaster it’s worth the current price of £15!

Filmed on Blackmagic Cinema Camera Full Frame and Sirui Venus 75mm t2.9 1.6x anamorphic lens.

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Travelling the Suffolk & Norfolk Coast & Happisburgh the village falling in to the sea

Took a couple of days out travelling along the Suffolk & Norfolk coast on the east of England. Came across Happisburgh which is a delightful coastal village that is falling in to the sea. Coastal erosion is slowly consuming this charming village and no more is being done to prevent it.

Filmed with the Blackmagic Cinema Camera 6K Full Frame and the Sirui 75mm Venus f2.9 1.6x anamorphic lens.

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Chillin’ with the Chimps – Tombe & Talia at Colchester Zoo.

These magnificent chimpanzees were spending some time chilling out at Colchester Zoo in Essex. The boss chimp, Tombe, was fascinated with the camera, and Talia a younger female came to inspect all the gear before settling down and posing for me. A rare moment for us as they are normally very active and hard to shoot.

Shot with the Blackmagic pocket cinema camera 6K G2 (BMPCC6K G2) & Legacy Tamron 90mm macro lens (72b), on a tripod. Lighting conditions were tricky and the chosen ISO was 1250. The camera coped well with the dynamic range and after a bit of noise reduction the results are pleasing. Shooting through glass does take the edge off slightly but the footage is still pleasantly sharp.

If you’re interested in visiting or supporting Colchester Zoo you’ll find more info here:…

Gone Fishing. Test shots – Blackmagic BMPCC 6K G2 & CANON EF 100-400MM F/4.5-5.6L IS II USM.

First test clips using the CANON EF 100-400MM F/4.5-5.6L IS II USM with the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K G2.

Shot on the waters of Hanningfield Reservoir in Essex.

Blackmagic pocket cinema camera 6K G2. Video samples from Tollesbury using a legacy Tamron 90mm f2.8

Shot some video samples with BMPCC 6K G2 and the Tamron Adaptall II 90mm f2.8 Macro lens (72b) at Tollesbury which is on the mouth of the river Blackwater in Essex.

The Tamron is another truly great legacy lens.

First test: Sigma 100-400 EF. BMPCC 6K G2. Hanningfield Reservoir during insect swarm.

Took a trip out with the Sigma 100-400mm f5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary lens (Canon EF) mounted on the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K G2 for a first test.

Spent an hour at Hanningfield reservoir in Essex during an insect swarm at Easter. We believe the insects were Winter Gnats.

A look at Clacton-on-Sea with the Panasonic S1 & Blackmagic RAW.

First outing with the Blackmagic Video Assist 5″ 12G HDR Monitor/Recorder. Shot in 5.9K RAW (5888×3312)) at 12:1 fixed compression with a resulting data rate of approximately 71 MBPS which is just over 14 seconds per Gigabyte.

All footage captured to an Integra 512gb UHS-1 SD card good for just under two hours of recording at 12:1 compression. The card is good for 180MBPS read and 150MBPS write in A2 mode but only good for about 90MBPS write in the Video Assist due to UHS-1 limits so it’s only good for 12-1 compression.

Shot with the Panasonic S1 & Sigma 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG DN OS Sports Lens.

We enjoyed our visit to Clacton-On-Sea in October 2022 and we were lucky to experience beautiful weather. The cooler October air and the bright sun brought a few headaches as the resulting heat haze rising from the sandy beaches caused a fair amount of distortion and Image softening on some shots which I hope doesn’t spoil your enjoyment.

I had a bit of fun with some FX in a couple of places so please excuse me!

A couple of hours in Southend-on-Sea with the Panasonic S1 and Sigma 150-600mm Sports Lens

Paid a quick visit to Southend-on-Sea during an unseasonably warm (19C) few days in march 2022. The sun heated ground rising through the cooler air caused a lot of heat haze. The visible distance out to sea was also affected which can be seen in the shots of the mile long pier for which Southend is famous.

Shot with the Panasonic S1 and the Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG DN OS Sports Lens. All shots were using a fixed tripod but the appearance of sometimes significant movement and distortion was introduced by the rising warm air which in turn causes softening of the image.

The main challenge with shooting video with a long lens is the weather conditions. Heat haze and the wind have ruined many shots for me. Overcast days without wind is the ideal shooting conditions.

Panasonic G9 & Olympus 40-150 Pro lens go to the Zoo in 4K V-LOG L

Between lockdowns during 2020 we managed to find time to visit the zoo taking the the Panasonic G9 & the Olympus 40-150 F2.8 Pro lens. Mostly manual focus, manual exposure and shot on a tripod (one shot handheld). The profile on the G9 was V-LOG L. I can’t include all of the clips that I shot because I am using some of them for other projects but there is still a broad spectrum of scenes to demonstrate the camera and lens. Hope you enjoy it, cheers.

A lazy Sunday at Torigni-sur-Vire with the Panasonic G80 and 14-140mm lens

A few hours spent walking around the lakes and town of Torigini-sur-Vire in Normandy. France.

Filmed with the Panasonic G80 and the Pansonic 14-140mm lens which is probably the most versatile lens or the Micro Four Thirds system, it covers a vast zoom range and yet produces excellent quality sharp images, highly recommended!