Tuesday, 26 February 2019

Railway Stations of Calderdale Past and Present.

Railway stations of Calderdale is a short YouTube video - slideshow I put together featuring pictures from the public domain of nearly every railway station that has ever served an area of Calderdale. Of all the stations there were only 4 I was unable to find pictures of which were Brighouse Clifton Road, Halifax Shaw Syke, Rochdale Road Halt (Stainland Branch) and West Vale Station. I managed to get 1 picture of every other station and there is also a picture of every station open today. The opening and closing dates are included with each picture as well as the estimated re-opening date for Elland which is currently 2022.

It sadly shows what a magnificent railway heritage we chucked away in this area, as of the closed stations only Elland and potentially Hipperholme are ever likely to reopen. Had we land banked the closed lines and stations we could have potentially been looking at re-opening the Queensbury Lines with Holmfield or Ovenden Stations giving an extra route to the north via Keighley, The Pickle Bridge line with Baliff Bridge or Clifton Road Stations giving extra capacity on the line between Huddersfield and Bradford. We could also be looking at adding extra stations at Luddendenfoot, Cornholme or Portsmouth (Lancs) and Norwood Green or Lightcliffe to reduce congestion on the roads.

Anyhow here is the video of our railway station heritage in Calderdale.

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Music Videos Reditored. The Clash, White Stripes and John Murphy

I have recently found a new hobby?, I have started to make music videos or similar which features images or video clips relevant to the piece of music playing. I have uploaded a few to my YouTube channel recently with the video - photograph used either personally owned, public domain or creative commons commercially licenced. Some of my earlier efforts have included Talking Heads, George Ezra and Queen. The copyright of the music remains the property of the relevant rights holder and there has been no intention by me to infringe it.

The videos featured today London Calling by the Clash, Seven Nation Army by the White Stripes and Sunshine by John Murphy.

London Calling The Clash

Released on the 7th December 1979, the song reached a UK chart high of number 11.

I took a number of public domain images taken around London and then edited them together to form a background to the song. Images include the River Thames, Westminster, London Eye and many more like them. Iconic images from London.

Seven Nation Army  The White Stripes 

The song released in March 2003 reached number 7 in the UK top 40 singles chart.

Again uisng the song as inspiration I found a number of images from all sides and all forces of pictures taken during the 2nd world war and overlaid them with the track. All the images were once again licenced creative commons commercial or public domain.

Sunshine (Adagio in D Minor) John Murphy

Featured in a number of films including Sunshine and Kick Ass, Sunshine by John Murphy is just 1 of those tracks you know when you here it.

Again using the track as inspiration I found a number of public domain sunrise, sunset clips and overlaid them with the music.

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Friday, 22 February 2019

Unidentified Pictures from the 70's and 80's

I am asking for help to identify a number of pictures I have recently acquired. I have an interest in old postcards and photo slides and recently purchased a set of slides taken in the 1970's and 80's which are unidentified and I have no idea where they were taken. Some from the collection I know but these that I will be adding to Flickr over the coming days are unknown to me or people I have asked.

I would be grateful for any help that can be provided in tracing where the pictures are of, please if you know just leave a comment under the picture on Flickr.

Unidentified
Just use the arrows to navigate the album and please if you know where any of them were taken please comment underneath. Thanks in advance for any help. The pictures below are random ones selected from the album

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I'll be adding a few more to the album of the next few days so any help would be appreciated.

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Tuesday, 19 February 2019

Bicycle Race - Queen

I have recently started making Music videos (I use the term loosely) for songs I like, by loosely I mean I find relevant short video clips or pictures and edited them to the soundtrack of the song. Previous efforts include War by Edwin Starr, Road to Nowhere by Talking Heads and Budapest by George Ezra amongst others. The clips used are from the public domain, creative commons commercial licensed or from my own personal collection.

The song "Bicycle Race" was written by Freddie Mercury and released by Queen from there Jazz album on the 13th October 1978. It was part of a double "A" release along with "Fat Bottomed Girls". The band were recording Jazz at the Mountain Studio in Montreux, when the 18th stage of the 1978 Tour de France passed by inspiring Freddie Mercury to write the song. It chartered in a number of markets including reaching number 11 in the UK top 40.


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Baitings and Ryburn Reservoirs

Baitings and Ryburn Reservoir is a set of pictures taken around the 2 dams in July 2018 that are featured in 2 albums. Album 1 can be seen here and on Flickr, it features 93 pictures, with album 2 exclusive only to Clickasnap which features 28 pictures taken around the dams. They were taken using a Nikon d3300SLR camera.

Ryburn Reservoir

Built in 1933 and surrounded by ancient woodland and rural fields, Ryburn Reservoir was built to supply the people of Wakefield with fresh water. Found to the south of the A58 on the outskirts of the village of Ripponden there are many walks around the dam and you can climb up the valley to the higher Baitings Reservoir.

Ryburn Dam

Baitings Reservoir

Built to supply Wakefield, Baitings Reservoir opened in 1956 and is further up the valley from Ryburn. Fed by a number of small streams it's main supply is the River Ryburn with the dam sitting at the head of the Ryburn Valley. During times of low water levels the original bridge crossing can be seen, and although it was covered on this visit I managed to picture it on a later visit which I will upload another day.

Baitings Reservoir

The full set can only be seen in the albums on Flickr and Clickasnap. All the pictures shown on this page are taken from my Flickr collection.

Rocks at Ryburn Dam

Bench View at Ryburn Dam

Ryburn Dam

Ryburn Dam Bridge

Ryburn Dam Rural Scene

Abandoned Barn Nr Baitings Reservoir

Baitings Reservoir

Damhead at Baitings Reservoir

Back O Th Heights Bridge across Baitings Reservoir

Baitings Reservoir

The rest can be seen on Flickr and Clickasnap. There is a video slideshow from YouTube as well

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Sunday, 17 February 2019

A drive from Scammonden to Sowerby Bridge Pt 3, Pt 4 and Pt 5.

A drive from Scammonden to Sowerby Bridge is a film broken in to 5 parts of a car journey I took recently from Scammonden Reservoir to Sowerby Bridge, West Yorkshire. During the course of the journey I passed through areas of the towns and villages of Scammonden, Barkisland, Rishworth, Ripponden, Kebroyd, Triangle and Sowerby Bridge. All the clips are 4 / 5mins long and set to music.

Part 3 features 2.1 miles from the western edge of Rishworth to the centre of Ripponden, West Yorkshire and last's for 4min 27secs.


Part 4 is the 1.5 miles stretch from Ripponden to the western edge of Triangle and is 3min 2 sec long.


The final part 5 covers the 1.9 miles from Triangle to Wakefield Road, Sowerby Bridge and last for 4min 18secs taking in the centres of Triangle and Sowerby Bridge.


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A drive from Scammonden to Sowerby Bridge Pt 1 and Pt 2.

A drive from Scammonden to Sowerby Bridge is a film broken in to 5 parts I filmed whilst recently returning from a walk around the lake at the side of the M62. I set the camera to record the journey back which took in parts of the villages and towns of Scammonden, Barkisland, Rishworth, Ripponden, Triangle, Kebroyd and Sowerby Bridge all along the Ryburn Valley. All the clips are set to music

Part 1 is a 4min 7sec clip which shows the 1.1 mile journey from Scammonden to Withens End Lane, Barkisland.


Part 2 takes in the 1.2 mile stretch of road from Withens End Lane to the edge of Rishworth, climbing down the valley and underneath the dam head of Booth Wood Reservoir. This clip last again for 4mins 7secs.


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Old Pictures of Halifax and the Surrounding Areas.

This is a video of images from various dates at least 30 years ago featuring many landmarks and places within Halifax and Calderdale area of West Yorkshire. The video has 20 pictures which include notable landmarks such as Wainhouse Terrace, the Shay Stadium, Thrum Hall Stadium and Lee Bank after the Queensbury Railway Closed but before the Lee Bank Tunnel and Viaduct's were removed. Each picture has the place name for easier reference.

All the images were obtained either via a creative commons commercial licence or they are public domain. The video last for 2minutes 12 seconds.


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Edwin Starr - WAR

Edwin Starr and War is a video I put together featuring images of the Vietnam conflict overlaid by the song. The images were all obtained under Public Domain or Creative Commons Commercial licence. The song remains the copyright of the relevant rights holder. Not much more to ad only I make a few of these videos and upload them to YouTube amongst my regular uploads.


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Toto - Africa

Toto Africa is a music video I put together messing around with images I had collected under a creative commons commercial licence. I enjoy making them and I don't suspect any of the really good videographers have anything to worry about, there just a bit of fun. This video was the product of a bit of free time and listening to the song Africa on the radio 1 morning. I firstly took an image of the continent of Africa and then overlaid relevant pictures to the verse being sang. An example of which was the verse "Bless the Rains Down in Africa" the map picture was overlaid by a video or picture of rain, another example was the verse "Hurry Boy She's Waiting There for You" I overlaid the Africa background with a picture of a lady on a beach waiting and the overlaid that picture with an image of a man looking at his watch.

The finished article took a couple of hours to do and I enjoyed having a mess around making it. The copyright of the song remains the property of the rights holder and I have no intention to infringe that. The videos and pictures used as background were obtained under creative commons commercial licence or are part of my personally owned collection.


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Old Pictures of Halifax.

Old pictures of Halifax is a YouTube video I have put together featuring vintage images of the area. They are either copies of postcards I own or digital copies of images I have collected put into a slideshows. All the pictures are public domain, copyright free or creative commons commercially licenced to the best of my knowledge. I just thought it would be good to do something with them as they were stored doing nothing.

The video features approx. 20 pictures taken around the immediate Halifax area at the end of the 19th century, start of the 20th. It includes pictures of people going about there every day life, sports teams, local building of interest including the Piece Hall, Town Hall, Train Station and even includes a pictures of an elephant that was an exhibit at the short lived Halifax Zoo which ran from 1909 until 1916. The site of the zoo is now the home ground of Siddal ARLFC.


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There has been no intention to infringe any copyrights with his video, all the pictures and the music are either public domain, copyright expired or were obtained under a creative commons commercial licence.

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Tuesday, 5 February 2019

TLC - Talking Heads, Music and Video

Recently I've become aware of creative commons licences that allow the commercial use of video or photographs for projects, so I have started to play around clipping a few together overlaying on occasions 1 or 2 facts and I find it a fun way to pass an hour or so on. They'll never trouble the original video makers and because of the copyright of the song belonging to the relevant rights holder, any ads that overlay the video the revenue will be distributed to them.

I have never made any video or posted any picture or blog post for commercial gain, and these are made with that in mind. I have already done a few of these over the last couple of years.

These 2 were uploaded to YouTube over the last couple of days and the first one is waterfalls by TLC.
The video features a few different waterfalls taken from Pexels or my own personal collection.

The 2nd video I uploaded yesterday was Road to Nowhere by Talking Heads.
The music overlays a few driving videos of cars and bikes from Pexels and my own private collection. 

There has been no intention on my part to infringe copyright, any relevant ad revenue will be distributed to the rights holder. All video if not owned by me then are used under a creative commons commercial licence. Please take a moment to subscribe to my YouTube channel here. There are a few videos like this, as well as driving to music, scenery, and slideshow photography videos.

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Sowerby Bridge, Things to see

Sowerby Bridge, Things to do is a slideshow video taken from my YouTube channel and recently uploaded. It features 60 pictures all taken within an approx. 30min walk of Sowerby Bridge Railway Station, the furthest away being pictures of Copley Valley, the World War 2 Starfish bunker at Sowerby and Wainhouse Terrace and Tower, King Cross.

There are many other pictures included with the video featuring pictures of Christ Church, St Peters Church, River Calder, former bridges on the Rishworth Branch Railway Line, and no set of Sowerby Bridge pictures would be complete without including images taken on the towns 2 Canals. The town is after all the junction of the Calder & Hebble Navigation and the Rochdale Canal, meeting at the Kirkham Turn Nr Sowerby Bridge Wharf. 

The pictures featured have been taken at various dates since 2013, each picture has the date in text on. They were either taken using a Samsung Galaxy Tablet, Polaroid iS2132 or Nikon d3300 SLR. Each picture says where it was taken and lasts for 6 seconds, the total length of the video is 6 mins 4 seconds.


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