Sunday, 8 March 2015

Modern Exploration of a 1947 Photo in 2014

Modern Exploration of a 1947 Photo in 2014
(click on the image to enlarge) Its pretty high res here due to google

All Links Lead To Google Street View  (for their most current view of it)

1 Laundry & later white arrow Truck deliveries entrance (top of tattersall rd)
2 Laundry & later white arrow Couriers Van entrance and Exit (end of Jubilee Road)
3 The Red Lion pub
4 Orms shop, later became a betting office
5 old row of shops, inc a pool hall, spoffs barbers, a chippy, remember the 2 bakers, 5p cakes
6 Litherland Library (built to replace the hall use at beach road school of a night)
7 Richmond sausage works, now a nursery
8 Hoppys, bike shop, air guns, fishing stuff & toys.
9 Now seaforth taxis
10 This was Clegs undertakers, remember morris always washing the cars :D
11 I duno what happened their tbh lol
12 was Seymour Road, now work units and grass hill up to flyover
13 I think this was a dentists that got bombed in the war
14 Delta Road, leading to Ocean Road 
15 Laundry & Later white arrow entrances / exits
16 This later became a driving school with old Mr Davis?
17 Row of houses that's still their in Ocean Road
18 row Next to sausage works (that row faces the library)
19 here (in front) i remember, travel agents, small substation (round bk) chicken / pigs feet place
20 tattersall road, behind it norwest holst, behind that work's social club


ONE:  you will destroy the image with facebok image compression
TWO: you will leave wrong information on the internet AFTER IF its updated here..
THREE: you will destroy all the links

Google run blogger... it'll be around longer than ANY of the others...
and is a cleaner smother experience...

Images used for educational and historic use only...

Friday, 27 February 2015

Filming A Solar Eclipse Tips and Techniques

Trying to capture a Solar Eclipse can be costly due to the nature of the lens and other factors.. but i am going to provide you with a simple and easy method to capture it with any form of modern'ish camera ;)

Cheapest method to do this is not to film it directly..
but to film its reflection, then just flip the video afterwards  ;)

Here's how..
You need a cheap kids (argos/wallmart) paddling pool and a ROLL of black bin liners..
(don't fluff up the bags so they fill with air)
You need unroll and caurfully rip the bags off the roll and lay them flat in the pool, hence you cant let air into them...  weight them down with some small stones...

Fill the pool around 70%, don't fill it to the top in case the wind makes the water move...

Its best to test it 1 day before, and also maybe the day before that too, so you have a rough idea of a location that's not to windy and that wont be blocked by buildings or trees at that specific time of day.

You've have not seen an Eclipse until you've seen it like this...
A canal or lake with murky water will also work, but chances are the water wont be still..

I first witnessed an Eclipse this way in August 1999... and it was truly an epic sight
while most people stood round looking through folded black bin bags and barely seeing anything...

With the water reflection method you get to see every single detail on the moon, truly is a sight to see.