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What were the skies like when you were young?

Lovely timelapse video of Blackheath at sunset, filmed and suggested by David Boyle, using a TrouserMac application called iTimelapse.
Previous example by KhE 龙.
Any my attempt back in July 2008.

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It looks like a pint of Guinness settling over Blackheath

1650 Blackheath by Flickr user Andy Linden

An awesome pair of Blackheath photos to see in the new year!  The photo above was taken by Flickr user Andy Linden. Both of these must have been taken at around the same time, I think – they both have a lovely colour to them.

Blackheath Common by Flickr user Baskill
This photo is by Flickr user Baskill. The full set of photos are here


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Blackheath Skies

If you can’t see the video, click here.

The clouds over Blackheath are often really nice – I don’t know if it’s because we are so high up above London – it always seems windier on the heath than in the village?  I wanted to find a way to capture them on screen, and eventually found one.  It is free, and all you have to do is set it up, then point your webcam at the sky, and leave it capturing for a couple of hours.

The video above was made on my ancient Mac, using GCam… It’s very simple, and works like a dream :)  Check out the plane shooting past at 2:04.

The video below was made using an application called HSSVSS, which isn’t a very catchy name.  It’s designed for people who want to run a home security system on their PC (it is windows only).  The website is ugly, and the app is a little confusing in places, but it does the job – and you can’t argue with the price.

If only I had a better camera, I’d try to film some UFOs, but I don’t think the £10 webcam from Argos is really cut out for it…  Maybe I’ll point it at the trees, and wait for Spring Heeled Jack to appear.

Youtube version here.


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