For a long time now I’ve been wanting to make a video featuring one of my favourite Peak District Edges. I’d had an idea a while ago about doing a time lapse from different angles, today was the day I finally got to do it. I firstly started by updating the firmware on my Canon 550D DSLR last night, I then applied the fantastic Magic Lantern upgrade. Magic Lantern is an enhancement atop of Canon’s firmware that frees your Canon DSLR, allowing you to use many useful features. It is an open (GPL) framework for developing extensions to the official software.
First thing this morning the weather was looking rather dreary, I decided to hold off for a few hours and eventually headed out to Birchen Edge at 11am. The wind was blowing, there was an icy cold snap in the air but thankfully the rain had passed. I parked at the car park next to the Robin Hood Inn and made my way up to Nelson’s Monument.
I spent around 2 hours up on the edge, I filmed different angles of the Monument, The Three Ship Stones and also the Trig Point. It was nice to have a few moments of peace and quite while the camera was doing its thing. Thankfully I had my new Berghaus Down Jacket with me as the temperature must have been below zero due to the wind chill. I made my way home after a nice practice with the new Magic Lantern features, I have stitched aspects of today’s footage together and i’ve embedded the results for you to view at the top of the post or on YouTube. I also recorded an AudioBoo while I was there which is also embedded above.