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A GoPro time lapse video of a sunrise in Singapore.

I visited Singapore last week on the back of a trip to Houston Texas the week before. Of course my body clock was all screwed up. When I was meant to be sleeping I was wide awake, so I decided to make use of the extra time by making a time lapse video of a Singapore sunrise. They are beautiful. I used my GoPro Hero 4 Silver, and set the time lapse to take a photo every 60 seconds.

The above video was edited using GoPro Studio.

The GoPro Hero 4 Time Lapse feature is pretty cool.

I did a 60 second time lapse of us building our tent at Oldbury Hill campsite in Kent over the weekend.

It is quite a cool feature. I placed the GoPro Hero 4 Silver onto a tripod. Surprisingly it does not use a lot of space at all because all it is doing is taking one photo at time every 60 seconds.

Then a I did a 30 second time lapse of us pulling the tent down.

The GoPro Studio is quite clever in that it recognizes the photos as a time lapse sequence without the need for me to add them, thus saving some time.  It didn’t take long at all to make the above videos. I could have added sound and more text but for the short video there was need.

My thoughts on the GoPro Hero 4 Silver edition.

I bought a Go Pro Hero 4 Silver two months ago primarily because I wanted a camera that could take excellent HD video as well as still photos in all weather and terrain conditions. I didn’t want a point and shoot, as they are a little bulky and not ideal for attaching onto things.

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I did my usual couple of days of intense research, watched dozens of videos, read tons of reviews and looked around for similar cameras, but only the Sony Action Cam HDR-AS100V had something that came close.

One thing I was really keen on was the screen on the back of the camera. Its touch screen and it is awesome because there is no need to press the front button or side button multiple times to go through the clunky menu. It works well even in the protective case, as GoPro supply a special back cover that can be accessed even with gloves. Not to mention all the wonderful accessories, there are hundreds of possibilities for the camera.

2016 has so far been a special year for Jo and I. In March we spent a week skiing in Austria, scaled a glacier and skied down it, went tobogganing down an icy road and walked in the pouring snow. In April/May we were in Mexico City and the surrounding areas and experiened all modes of transport (plane, hot bus, hot car, segway) and in late April my work sent me to Bali, where we worked hard 😉 and went quad biking in the rice paddy fields. This weekend we are off camping and I am hoping to test out the Night Lapse mode, but I have had plenty of opportunity to test out the camera and its features.

Continue reading My thoughts on the GoPro Hero 4 Silver edition.

Look at Bowens first GoPro video.

Watch “Mike & Jo mastering the ski lifts at Schmittenhöhe, Austria” on their GoPro Hero 4 silver.

We recently went skiing at Zell Am See in Austria, where I used my GoPro Hero 4 Silver to capture some video footage. I took over 140 HD videos over the 6 days and have been going through the clips using the GoPro studio. I made this short 1 minute video while learning to use the program.

I hope to create a few more short videos of our skiing.

I will do a review on the GoPro Hero 4 Silver in May when I have some time, as I will be using it again on an upcoming Mexican and Bali trip.

Let us know via the comments what you think about the video.

Waitin’ On A Sunny Day by Bruce Springsteen

It’s rainin’ but there ain’t a cloud in the sky
Musta been a tear from your eye
Everything’ll be okay
Funny thought I felt a sweet summer breeze
Musta been you sighin’ so deep
Don’t worry we’re gonna find a way

I’m waitin’, waitin’ on a sunny day
Gonna chase the clouds away
Waitin’ on a sunny day

Without you I’m workin’ with the rain fallin’ down
Half a party in a one dog town
I need you to chase the blues away
Without you I’m a drummer girl that can’t keep a beat
And ice cream truck on a deserted street
I hope that you’re coming to stay

I’m waitin’, waitin’ on a sunny day
Gonna chase the clouds away
Waitin’ on a sunny day

Hard times baby, well they come to tell us all
Sure as the tickin’ of the clock on the wall
Sure as the turnin’ of the night into day
Your smile girl, brings the mornin’ light to my eyes
Lifts away the blues when I rise
I hope that you’re coming to stay

The quadcopter L6052 by Lishitoys is so much fun.

You don’t need to spend a fortune to have lots of fun. As mentioned in my previous post I got given a radio controlled helicopter from my secret santa. Yes it may have been a kids toy or gadget, but it was one of the best presents I had received in along time. It was very simplistic and allowed me to fly around the lounge for 8 minutes at a time. It got me watching YouTube videos on radio controlled helicopters and I discovered RC quadcopter.

One particular chap called “Quadcopter 101” has done many reviews on all sorts of RC models and has a great website for folk starting out in RC Quadcopter, not to mention dozens of YouTube videos.

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He recently reviewed and recommended the Lishitoys L6052 quadcopter, so I followed his advice and bought one. It cost $35 from GearBest.com . As it was so cheap I wasn’t expecting much from it, but I have been pleasantly surprised. The fun factor versus the price is incredible. The L6052 is well built. I’ve crashed it loads of times in the house (obviously not the best place to fly it), but it is strong and has withstood some big crashes without any problems. It comes with  blade guards to protect limbs and furniture against the spinning blades, so it is great for large rooms, but the best place to fly it is in a field or park (or desert).

Continue reading The quadcopter L6052 by Lishitoys is so much fun.

Watch “VLOG – My Little Problem” on YouTube

I stumbled upon a great video on YouTube with a very good message attached to it. Every man out there should watch it or listen to it and then act ASAP. The video is about blood in your crap or “the first signs having colon cancer” Not a topic everyone wants to talk about, but should be because it is a huge killer in modern day life.

Continue reading Watch “VLOG – My Little Problem” on YouTube