I recently visited Buachaille Etive Mor with my camera and drone, was quite an overcast day and started shooting a bit late and really did not catch the drone footage I was after as a result.. but never mind I still got some cracking stills to play with and will return again soon to try and get some better video from my drone.
Last weekend me and my wife went in search of the location in Scotland they filmed The original Wicker Man film starring Edward Woodward. We spent the day visiting Newton Stewart, Creetown in Dumfries and Galloway and driving back we stopped at Port Williams, Dumfries and Galloway where I flew the DJI 3 phantom standard drone over the town to make a short video and capture some stills.
For the video I used an ND8 neutral density filter with contrast/sharpness/colour set at -2 across on the drone and log profile. Shutter speed set at fixed 1/60th and ISO at 100. Colour grading using GC Falcon DJI log 709 lut.
I took the drone for an outing at Culzean Castle in Ayrshire a few miles from our home.
Sunset was not fantastic but still a nice silent calm in the air. I took some stills at put some of the footage together for a wee video of the Scottish coastline along Ayrshire.
Firework Fail – Went out to catch the Scottish Air Show fireworks from Greenan Castle (Fireworks should of been just to the left by the street lights) from 9pm – 10pm advertised and nothing happened! Apparently after Googling turns out they started early because of bad weather and it must of only lasted 15mins as I got here at 9.05pm and saw nothing. To top that it must of been daylight when they started as I sat around from 9.05pm thinking this is too bright to have fireworks they must be waiting for it to get dark.. doh!
I’m subscribed to the aurora borealis watchlist in the UK and when theres a chance of the aurora borealis being visible in the North of the UK they send out notifications. One of which I got tonight, if your interested in receiving an email notification your self then just visit http://aurorawatch.lancs.ac.uk
However it was very cloudy and raining here tonight but there was a break in the rain so I slipped out at 1am to see what it was like. I popped down to Dunure castle but no sign of anything dramatic happening in the sky. There was a small break in the heavy clouds that I managed to see some stars through.