notable climate changes over the past decade bringing more rain,
the River Wye flooding at Ross has become a regular event during
the summer and the winter months, so I decided to make a more
generic film showing the River Wye in flood at Ross and rising
at Symonds Yat.
film was shot, mainly in time lapse over two main periods of flooding
in 2009. The first scenes were shot during the last week of July
and the second over the past two weekends, mostly in Ross-on-Wye
by the Rope Walk, Wilton and Bridstow Bridge, but also from Symonds
Yat East and Yat Rock. The
sunrise was filmed at Wilton and the sunset at Yat Rock - as were
the starlit sky scenes towards the end. The aerial view at the
beginning was shot from a Robinson helicopter. The time lapse
sequences are made up of over 6,000 individual photographs taken
at intervals varying between 15 and 30 seconds with lens focal
lengths of between 10.5 and 135mm.
film is best watched in HD and points of interest to look out
for include: The constellation of Orion the Hunter in the night
view of Ross across the river. The rain shower which crosses Wilton
Bridge just after the start of the second piece of music. River
mist beginning to form after sunset by the big Horseshoe Bend
around Coppet Hill, as seen from Yat Rock. The Milky Way and a
brief flash of the International Space Station passing overhead,
4 frames from the end of the Milky Way scene.