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.
Also there is a Search box at the top left of the page if you are looking for something but cant remember where it was. I am a trustee member of "Friends of Friar Gate bridge", aiming to get this bridge restored.

Friday 24 December 2010

Happy Christmas from Andy Savage, webmaster of www.derbyphotos.co.uk

Hello, I wish everyone a happy Christmas and a great new year.

I hope you have enjoyed the 16 new videos I have created in 2010. If you have missed any of my videos then have a look at my YouTube channel : Andy Savage's YouTube channel
People must like my videos as I currently have 562 Subscribers around the planet!
While is cold and dark outside why not warm yourself up with my summer video of Dovedale Stepping Stones.

Derby has seen a lot of changes in 2010, such as the Inner Ring Road with Lara Croft way opening. Friar Gate Bridge has been covered up in netting, Weve has lots of snow causing chaos for Christmas.

I also welcome the many NEW users of the internet around the world who may have got a computer for Christmas. If you are new to www.derbyphotos.co.uk then a great section to look at first is my Derby Then and Now section.


Thursday 9 December 2010

The Other Worlds 2010 event, Derby Quad.

A video has just been made which features some of my time-lapse footage of Derby Quad being built. Its a video blog by unboundblogzine for alt.fiction.

The Derby Quad feature starts at 04:59 in this video here (My footage seen at 05:06) :

There are four parts to this videoblog, just follow the related videos at the end for the other three parts.

Thursday 2 December 2010

Derby Sledging Guide, Want to know where to take your sledge.

If you would like to make the most of all this snow we have then check out my Derby Sledging Guide, its packed with information to do with sledging in Derby. Including Local Weather Forcasts, Live local Webcams, Detailed Sledging Location Map, Smartphone mapping drop pins, Where to buy a sledge, Derby snow photographs, Videos of sledging in Derby.
I have provided a link to is Snow Map based on people submitting Tweets via Twitter.

Click the photo to visit my Derby Sledge Guide...

Hope you find my guide of use, please let me know if YOU know of any good locations to go sledging in Derby that I have not yet added to my Derby Sledging map.


Wednesday 1 December 2010

More webcams to keep an eye on that snow, Staffordshire webcams now live

At the moment its snowing in Derby and has been all night, Not seen this much snow in years.
People seem to like my Derbyshire webcams page during these times as it allows you to see for yourself if its actually snowing right now rather than trusting a weatherman to tell you!

So I  have started to create a section for Staffordshire Webcams as this is the next county to the south west of Derbyshire so you can see how bad the snow is effecting them.
One of the webcams I have added to this page is provided by www.leekonline.co.uk and is extreamly good as it allows many viewing options including almost live video streaming so you can actually see the snow coming down.

Here is a screen grab of how the snow was looking this morning in Leek:

The Snow in Leek on the 1st December 2010 :

If you know of any webcams in Staffordshire that I can add to my page then please contact me via my website or post a comment to this blog post and I will add it to the page so others can enjoy it.
I'm sure there must be lots of webcams in Staffordshire but quite often they are not easy to find.
In time I will probably be creating a few other webcam pages for the other surrounding counties of Nottinghamshire, Yorkshire, Cheshire, Leicestershire, Lancashire.

I wonder how long this snow is going to stop around for. Normally when it snows the temperature is much warmer than this time so it does not get chance to settle but this stuff has settled and there is so much of it.
If you want to make the most of the snow then check out my Derby Sledging Guide.