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.

Tuesday 19 April 2016

My video of the Vaisakhi Derby parade 2016, a river of colour and celebration for the Sikh community.

On Sunday 17th April 2016 the annual Vaisakhi parade took place in Derby.
This amazing colourful parade is a celebration by the Sikh community, the procession goes between the four temples in Derby, starting at Guru Arjan Dev Gurdwara Derby on Stanhope Street, then onto Siri Guru Singh Sabha Gurdwara Derby on Princes Street then Ramgarhia Sabha Sikh Temple Derby on St Thomas Road and back to the Stanhope Street temple.

Here is my video of the procession :

Or click this link : Vaisakhi Derby parade 2016, a river of colour and celebration for the Sikh community.

Map of all the Sikh temples in Derby :


Monday 11 April 2016

360 degree view on the cornmarket, Derby. Featuring The Bookcafe, Primark etc.

Here is my latest Google Streetview, this one is on Derby's Cornmarket and features The bookcafe.
I captured this view on Sunday 10th April 2016.

View fullscreen for best view, drag the view around as per any Streetview image.

My 360 degree photograph taken on the Cornmarket, Derby.

or click this link : 360 degree view on Cornmarket feat Bookcafe

Keep a look out for more of my 360 photographs coming soon.


Tuesday 5 April 2016

My unique 360 degree photographs from the very top of Derby Guildhall theatre during repairs.

In 2008 I was given the chance to climb to the top of Derby's Guildhall theatre while it was having some repairs done to the roof. I used this opportunity to take several 360 degree photographs from this unique vantage point. Its only now, eight years later that I have finally found a suitable medium for showing them off. I have added them to Google Streetview so everyone can now see what I was able to see back then.

I would like to thank Richard Grant for his help and kind offer for me to climb all the way to the top of the Guildhall in Derby, sorry its taken a while to get them online for everyone to view.
I captured my panoramas from five different positions around the scaffolding boards.

I captured all of these 360 degree photographs on Friday, February 08, 2008. Back then we had the big BBC screen on the market place and the Water Feature was still running. Derby Westfield (now intu) has only opened the previous year and the Quad building was still being built!

Here are my unique 360 degree photographs from the very top of Derby Guildhall theater during repairs. You will need broadband to view them. Best viewed fullscreen, use the full screen icon in the top right of the viewer or click the links below each 360 to view in Google Maps. Drag your viewpoint around just like you do in Google Streetview.

View 1:

Or use this link : View 1.

View 2 :

Or use this link : View 2.

View 3 :

Or use this link : View 3.

View 4 :

Or use this link : View 4.

View 5 :

Or use this link : View 5.

While I was up there I also made a time-lapse video looking down near the water feature, watch that on my YouTube channel here : Derby Guildhall time-lapse 2008.

Hope you enjoyed the great views as much as I did. Feel free to share this blog post or the map links via Facebook etc.

Andy Savage