30 October 2012

VIDEO: sea kayak sailing afternoon

Once again the forecast was not too conducive for sea kayaking as we know it: the wind was to blow up to 30 knots!
I didn’t have any specific destination in mind and no major crossing to tackle, so I resorted to have some fun with my kayak sail again.



What could have been a rather tedious slog paddling in a stiff breeze turned out to be a fun filled afternoon of zipping up and down the gentle wind waves.
I only wished that the tidal flow would have opposed the wind direction, to create a bit bumpier conditions :-)

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14 comments:

  1. Supernice video effects!

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  2. Hopefully next blog update explains how that was done.
    Trained seagull?

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    1. I would but I forgot to document it.
      It's much simpler than you think: real-time Google Earth satellite imagery algorithm composite video :-)
      Just like a magic trick I don't want to reveal how it's done or it looses its, ahem... magic?
      but the seagull is a good idea, except for the poop

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    2. I've figured out how anyway.
      Worked out what was going on and verified it with Google :)
      Gets great results on a kayak, I can see it catching on amongst kayak movie makers.

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    3. should I assume "seagull training" becoming a trend? until RSPCA gets drift of it....

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  3. Excellent video Gnarlydog! congratulations! a big hug from the other side of the world, Venezuela
    Antonio Lirio
    @kayakdemar

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  4. Very cool video! I still don't get how you got the camera to do as you wished. Telepathy? I'll have to have a chat with mine!

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    1. you got me there BF: it is the "power" of my head, but not as you think :-)

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  5. I love your playground and your angles, they are mysterious...and i wonder how how:) hehe:))

    Take care!

    Jill

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  6. Nice one Gnarly - armchair sea-kayaking from the North West UK and yes the virtual camera perspective is grrrrreat ! On the cusp of buying a code zero FEKS only the uk weather is a turn off right now at single figure temperatures

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  7. OK. Just how did you get those video effects? Camera mounted on propeller beanie?

    http://torsorotation.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/Whereshegoing.png

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    1. the propeller beanie was actually used, but to inflate my sail :-)

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  8. As above amazed by the video effects. Beats the usual camera position showing part of the bow or the paddlers back.

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