River Wye started to rise in Ross on Thursday morning, following
the 36.3 mm of rain which deluged upon us on Wednesday.
In town, Brookend Street suffered a flash flood at approximately
6.30pm on the Wednesday and the River began to rise the
following morning, peaking by about 11.00am and remaining
high until after darkness had fallen. I stopped filming
at around 11.30pm.
filmed the Wye in time lapse to make the short sequence
below, beginning on Wednesday evening and finishing, Thursday
evening. Unfortunately, in this day and age, I would not
risk leaving a camera unattended in the dead of night, which
is when the level both rose and fell, so this film shows
both the very beginning and peak of high water levels. The
main sequence at the end of the film was shot over a period
of 10 hours from the top of the White Lion Inn fire escape.
It consists of one frame shot every 30 seconds, played back
at 25 frames per second. I'm feeling a little slow today
and so I am not sure I can get my head around the maths,
but I think this means that it runs at 50 times actual speed.
The other scenes are 10 and 20 times actual speed.
moon shots occurred on Wednesday. After the storm had finally
subsided, the sky cleared. I would love to have stayed out
longer and made these sequences longer but - you know how
the body clock can be sometimes. I had been out all day
and had no option but to pack up and head, walking very
awkwardly, for the nearest convenience, which happened to
be the campers' one at the White Lion.
short film was rushed together very quickly in order to
get it out today, so is not my best editing, I'm afraid.
Hope you enjoy it anyway - despite the trials and tribulations