• Ian Crowson Photography

Good Day from Southsea D Day Gardens Video.

Updated: Sep 25, 2019

Blog of Ian Crowson Photography. Thoughts and advice about taking photos with a drone or a camera. Crow's-eye has landed.




My video including aerial filming

D Day, 6th June 1944.

British, US and Canadian forces invaded Nazi occupied France. Portsmouth's Southsea Common was one of the main departure areas. D Day is remembered here with numerous memorials and the D DAy Museum which tells the Story.

This year was the 75th anniversary and Portsmouth played a large part in the D Day remembrance events.

The Southsea Gardeners played their part by creating a great garden feature, D Day 75.

on Brian Kidd Way which leads down to Southsea Castle..


I filmed the video parts with my DJI Inspire 2 drone fitted with a Zenmuse X5S camera with a Olympus 25mm f1.8 lens (50mm in full frame format) I waited for a bright morning and fimed early to avoid people being around. I managed to get a few passes without anyone being around.

The ground level still photos were taken with my Nikon D850 with a Nikon 24-120mm zoom lens. This camera produces huge images, 8256 x 5504 pixels and about 57 Mb. A point to consider before buying is storage space on you computer, i keep having to buy external harddrives for storage.

I edited the video with Adobe Premiere Pro. The still phots were given a 'Ken Burns' effect to give continuity to the sense of movement. using still photos like this seems to have worked well. i did initially film the Beaches features with a GoPro Hero 7. A great little video camera in some ways but not for this job. Zooming evenly is difficult.


Thanks for visiting my blog, bye for now,

Crow's-eye of Southsea.


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