Welcome to my blog, Whats this about then?

This is a place where I will be posting all sorts of things not just things relating to Derby and Derbyshire. On here you will find details of any videos I’ve made of things in Derby and also Time-lapse, stop motion animation, Tutorials etc. If I find some useful software for PC or iPhone then I will feature it here.I’m sure that there will be something of interest to someone on my many posts.Please leave comments on any posts if you like them.
Don’t forget if you are new to my blog and would like to read through the previous posts then see the Blog Archive section on the left side of this page.
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Monday, 29 August 2016

Steel Threads at Potfest Beer festival 2016 - A BIG thank you to Neil Wardleworth.

Yesterday (Sunday 28th August 2016) I went to the Flowerpot Potfest Beer festival. Something I would normally do with my Girlfriend but she lost her brave battle with Cancer and passed away on the 4th August so for the first time I went to this festival on my own.

I looked at the Festival poster to see what live music was on and found it was Steel Threads who I had not heard of so had a look on Youtube and the song that I found first was Beautiful Friend and listening to this song made me cry so much, The words meant so much to me and the pain of loosing my girlfriend after 19 years together was summed up in this song perfectly.

When I got to the Beer Festival I spotted Neil Wardleworth setting up and he came towards me and I told him how I lost her after 19 years and the funeral was only 5 days ago and his song had really moved me, he said "Wow, here's me worrying about doing this gig and here you are on your own, such a brave thing to do. I wasn't going to play that song but now you have told me that I am going to play it."

Well I really can't thank Neil enough for playing it and dedicating the song to my girlfriend, It was such a lovely gesture, it was strange hearing this song played live in front of me only an hour after finding it on YouTube.

Here is that song that he played for my girlfriend :

or use this link : Steel Threads - Beautiful Friend.

Follow them on Facebook : www.facebook.com/SteelThreads

What I also found upsetting is that my girlfriend was not around to enjoy this festival as she loved Northern Soul music. Life is very fragile and cruel. Live it !

Here is the poster for the Potfest 2016


Sunday, 24 July 2016

Tenth anniversary of me being on Youtube ! so here is my 576th video to celebrate.

Well here it is my 576th video on YouTube and Its also exactly the tenth anniversary of me being on Youtube ! Yes its true at this exact time on 24th July 2006 I uploaded a video similar to this one so this is a tribute to my original video from 10 years ago.

My whole collections of videos have had 3,517,245 views and I currently have 1,464 subscribers, are you one of them?

I would like to thank everyone that has left comments on my videos over the last ten years, I really appreciate the comments.

Or use this link to my Video : My 10th Anniversary Youtube Video.

This video is made from 829 long exposure photographs of me driving around Derby at night. I have then layered the sequence on different layers to create a dazzling colorful effect. Best viewed at 1080p fullscreen with the speaker volume turned up !

That original video from 10 years ago can be watched here : https://youtu.be/5KA06bJLYVI

Andy Savage (aka comedyhunter aka absolutelyandy)

Sunday, 17 July 2016

My Google Streetview 360's have had one million views ! Have you seen them?

Regular followers of my work will know that I have always liked to create 360 degree photographs, I have been doing this for over 12 years now and as technology has moved on I have embraced it. I now contribute my work to Google Streetview for future generations to look at.

As of today I have 438 streetview 360's live on Google Maps, and they have now had over one Million views, helping people around the world see my world as though they were there !

Here is my most popular of contribution to Google Streetview with over 96,973 views so far !

Or click this link : Uttoxeter Road Cemetery.

I have contributed lots of ones in Derby and Derbyshire, some unusual ones such as the Smiths clock in front of the Council House :

A view from inside a Cable car at Matlock Bath while it was over the A6  :

The view you get from the middle of the Stepping Stones at Dovedale :

I have captured the grandness of the Marble Hall at Kedleston Hall :

The wonderful interior of the Parish church of St Wystan in Repton :