Diary: 2018 Week 17

Binned vlogs, compressing perspective and the Embrace the Grey community challenge.

Monday 23rd April 2018

Started to edit the video that I shot at the weekend at Elterwater.

It doesn’t really work, the voiceover just doesn’t fit with the footage that I shot.

Another one for the bin…

Tuesday 24th

My ‘compress perspective’ video went live this evening.

It’ll have to do well to beat last week’s (what I look for in a camera for landscape photography) for engagement.

Still, I could do with a quiet week.

Wednesday 25th

Just seen Julian’s Embrace the Grey video where he shared all of the images that people have tagged with #embracethegrey.

It’s brilliant to see how the community got behind the challenge and there were some great photos.

He needs to do something similar next year.

Thursday 26th

John Haswell released the video that we shot together at Derwent Water; I think he did a really good job of the edit.

It’s interesting to see how we interpreted the scene and how our styles differ.

I shall be interested to see how my video goes and if John picks up many new subscribers from it.

Friday 27th

Found some time to sit down and watch Oddbjorn Austevik’s first episode from Svalbard; I wanted to make sure I found some time when I could watch it without being disturbed.

I was not disappointed Рthe story telling was fantastic,  a standard not normally seen on YouTube and the photos that he got from inside the ice caves beneath the Longyear glacier were beautiful.

It was hands down the best video I’ve seen on YouTube in 2018 and it makes me want to go on an adventure of my own.

Saturday 28th

Great day out shooting in the hills above Grasmere with James Burns

We were filming a video about mountain photography with James making a guest appearance and giving us all the benefit of his experience.

Boy did I need it! I really struggled; clearly I have a lot to learn when it comes to photography in the mountains.

Sunday 29th

A day off from YouTube; we went to have a look around the gardens at Holker Hall.

They were fabulous Рthe rhododendrons and magnolias were in full bloom and the borders were packed with tulips and forget-me-nots.

I took 100+ photos on my compact camera – I absolutely love exploring somewhere new with my camera.

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