Dancing with the river!
I am sure your viking ancestors came up there as well – possibly drifting backwards
Having seen both versions, my vote definitively goes to the one with commentary.As for including music, I would propose a compromise: stick to surrounding audio as long as you’re sailing (with a sail, that is, it always stikes me as somewhat odd that ‘sailing’ in English also covers being underway while using an engine) or drifting. Then use gentle music to cover the racket produced by the outboard – as you have done in this one, at least in the first part.The second part, if I’m honest, struck me as being rather ridiculous. After all, the whole – and indeed the only – point of drifting seems to be that one can enjoy the peace and quiet of a lovely little river. Turning it into a speeded-up sort of slapstick for me at least does not add anything of worth.Nevertheless – thank you for yet another excellent impression of a day on the water.I will click the Paypall buttons…
I agree H,
Ideally I would have enough time in a place to be able to sail both up and down each Firth with good light. Good light is something you have to wait for. I agree, the engine is an abomination, The noise cancelling headphones help a bit. I now have an electric one – whiney bugger.
I left the speeded up bit in because it demonstrates the techniques I use when drifting up a river with the incoming tide.
It also has a second purpose which is to get people to linger for watching the letters being scraped off. The looming end of the the project informs the way I am editing the material.
Interestingly the stats show that it is 41 to 17 for views. Of course when watching on a computer you can dip in and out more easily. AS TV is harder to manage.
Do you think you are more likely to just watch the first eight minutes of this on and then go onto something else.
It is an experiment worth doing I think.
Nice and peaceful, the dolcet tones of Mr Winter in my ear and a well chosen piece of music to play out on.
Yher … my kind of KTL.
For me, I enjoy watching the ‘river’ films more than the coastal ones, dunno why, I guess it’s the type of landscape I’m familiar with, but I probably won’t watch the film without commentry, but here’s an idea….
You could market them as travelogue ‘kareoke’ !
the viewer could extemporise their own commentry as the film is playing…
I might just watch the other film now and have a go ! And no I won’t send you a recording of my efforts.
As ever a well thought out production and as for proclaiming undying love on camera for the lady in your life…
You must be after something.. let me guess… is it about 25 foot long and generally green?
Seriously, it’s a nice touch that you really appreciate her part in this odyssey, it takes a special person to say that publicly.
I do not expect to be trading in either Jill or Katie in this life.
Much prefer your comments. The blokes that don’t like your soothing voice do have volume control.
Keep it up!John
P.S. I’m an admitted cheap bastard, so my giving shows how much I enjoy your videos.
everyone can have everything – woo hoo ! It is the modern way!
and I am hoping that people are more likely to re-watch one without a commentary
as for your tap ….every journey starts with a single step
each according to his means and inclinations
PS – by chipping in you are among the elite three per cent of altruistic old fellahs
Did you get the cheque ? I don’t think it’s come off my account ? Thanks, as ever, for the videos
I enjoyed your version with you narrating, best. You are a wonderful journalist. Thank you, thank you for all you have shared with us, your loyal crew of old blokes who love your travelogues. Good luck for an uneventful towing back down south of your boat. Keep going, please. Wishing you, and your dear Jill, a delightful Christmas season. Cheers, Ed
thanks Ed, I am a very lucky bloke… I am just over half way to a warm boat for a cold place
Hi Dylan, is it somehow possible to watch again with more resolution? Although it says 1000p, too much compression. I used to be able to view with way more resolution, e.g. during Orkneys, but now those also became less. Vimeo just a littlebit better, but still not enjoyable.
O, what a joy. I have no clue how, but the resolution issue overhere is suddenly solved. Lots to catch up.
that is good – computers are very confusing things – you can do things the same way twice and it comes out differently – odd stuff also happens with bandwidth… sorry to have let you down