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Early Morning Mountain 30th September 2015

I had an early start this morning, out of bed at 4:00am at at the foot of Tryfan for 5:00am to meet up with friend Kate who is a talented fell runner here in North Wales. I am working on a project for the Snowdonia National Park and the plan was to film some running shots and sunrise on the mountain. It was a beautiful starlit drive and climb up but as soon as we approached the summit the clouds…

Red Kites & Mountain Bikes 27th September 2015

This was an aerial filming project in Mid Wales and I was working alongside photographer Ray Wood to produce a film for Natural Resources Wales. The film showcases the Bwlch Nant yr Arian Visitor Centre which includes some great mountain bike trails, a Red Kite feeding station and a really nice cafe and visitor centre. We were given special permission to film the Red Kites from the air and as far as I know we are the first to have…

Geospatial Mapping 24th September 2015

I have been down in Windsor for the last couple of days doing some work for the Crown Estate. They have a very forward thinking Chief Forester and he has recognised the benefit of using drones to produce accurate geo-referenced maps to assist him in planning the re-stocking of his cleared woodlands. The Crown Estate has traditionally used a helicopter every five years to provide mapping of wind damage, fire damage and areas that have been cleared. The downside has…

Snowdon Mountain Railway 20th September 2015

The Snowdon Mountain Railway is one of the finest examples of a mountain railway anywhere in the world and dates back to the Victorian era when anything was possible! The Snowdon Mountain Tramroad and Hotels Company Ltd. was formed in 1894. The technology for safely transporting carriages of people up and down a mountainside had existed in Switzerland for some time so that was where the newly-formed company went. A patented rack-and-pinion railway system, perfected by Dr. Roman Abt, was…

Julian Alps, Slovenia 12th September 2015

I have been in the Julian Alps of Slovenia this week and I took the DJI Phantom 2 with my GoPro Hero 4. Heres a couple of stills from the video – you can see the clips in this years “A Year in the Mountains – 2015” – out for Christmas!    

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