Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Brittany ferries Sail from Poole Harbour to Cherbourg Again

Time Lapse of MV Barfleur leaving Poole Harbour

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This is a time lapse video of the MV Barfleur as it leaves the port of Poole in Dorset. It is speeded up by about 850X to show how the ship navigates through Poole Harbour and out into the English Channel.

The video was shot on a Panasonic SDR S7 from inside the cafe/bar on the boat. All the settings on the camera were automatic and no further effects were added.

The Time lapse shows the MV Barfleur turning round Brownsea Island. (the home of Baden Powells scout movement and the setting for many of Enid Blytons Famous 5 childrens books).

The Ship passes raidly past the man made harbour of the island and the few small houses round the castle like jetty that is the main entrance to the island.

You can see due to the timelapse the higher waves when turning inside the harbour itself having more effect on the ship than the effect later when the Barfleur nears the edge of the harbour before moving out to see.

As the boat passes Brownsea Island the Barfleur speeds up consierably and by the time it passes the sandbanks ferry and out of the harbour Studland beach rapidly moves away into the distance.

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