Friday, 20 April 2012

Attempting Slow Motion video............................................. at the Polo match

During July last summer my Dslr went kaput.
It was right at the start of my two week summer holiday... I had plans that went right out of the window.
While the camera was at the repairers I replaced it with an older model bought on the auction site...  but this took two attempts and 3/4's of my break to sort out.

I have a little camcorder which I had already had a bit of success with but hadn't used for months. 
I also had my lovely little point and shoot.

I was out for a drive during the middle weekend of my break when I passed the Cheshire Polo Club.
Matches were taking place...it was free to spectate.

 And the subjects were big enough for my little camera to capture.
I have already shared the story of the Polo Match

The point of this post is to share my first attempt at slow motion video.


My aim is to try and slow down birds on my garden feeders... It may take a bit more editing.
Many thanks for your visit... have a great weekend.

20 comments:

Wanda plain~N~simple said...

That was pretty cool, can't wait to see how birds go!

holdingmoments said...

Something I've not tried yet Andrew.
I bet birds in flight would look pretty good. :-)

Sandra said...

like the slow motion, it is easier to tell what they are doing. they move so fast i can't tell.

Bob Bushell said...

I can't wait for your attempt at slowing things down.

TexWisGirl said...

beautiful, powerful horses. their haunches are so well-developed. and i did like the club swing in slo-mo.

Beth said...

i'm really amazed at how folks play this game. it must be a lot of work & exercise. to have the horse going where you wish & playing a sport... really makes my brain hurt. i would love to see it in person though. ha. ha!! have a great weekend, Andrew. (:

Sallie (FullTime-Life.com said...

I bet it works great for your birds.

HansHB said...

Great action in this photos!
Have a nice Weekend!

Denise said...

Great action shots and the video was really neat.

Nancy Claeys said...

Andrew, my computer never does well with videos,it's too slow -- but I imagine you did a fine job. Have a lovely weekend. :)

Sondra said...

Great Job Andrew, I always wonder if the horses know its a game they are playing to they seem to have their eye on the ball..

Chris Rohrer said...

I like your plan:) Very cool idea.

heyBJK said...

Very cool video, Andrew! I hope you're successful slowing the birds down...I would love to see that!

Jeanne said...

Great little movie here, and can't wait to see how it works on the birds.

Pantherka said...

Andrew, you are very skilled, slow record is great.
Greetings and wish you a wonderful weekend.

cieldequimper said...

I'd say that's very good for a first attempt. Never tried it myself.

I find polo fascinating.

Julie G. said...

It's always fun to watch action in slow motion. Great job! The horses are stunning creatures. I'm looking forward to viewing your bird videos!

Ruby said...

Great video Andrew. Loved the shots. Cheers, Ruby

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Brilliant Andrew, how good would it be if we could only put our own life into a bit of slow motion!!

Hosting said...

nice action to watch....you've converted the "flying" into "floating" steeds :)