After some hours of trying to make a still photo slideshow with ffmpeg, I gave up. Some of the features are missing on the Windows version, would probably have been easier using Linux.
So I used the inbuilt video editor in Windows 10 to take a bunch of still photos, add music courtesy Steppenwolf. Then finally added my watermark of DonCharisma.org with ffmpeg.
So, long story short – it’s some photos I took, with music 🙂 Experimenting with a different format for presenting my photos – rather than a long page of photos.
Continue reading “Born To Be Wild – Steppenwolf (+Photos !)”
I remember I was quite offended at the time. It was fairly soon after I started my blog in 2014.
Thanks for following my blog. I suppose your blog is an intelligent kind of spam based on the wish of bloggers to let their ego develop on the net.
I have respect for your intelligence and wish you good luck.
(Kind thanks to drwilly of drwillylip.wordpress.com for a most excellent insult)
I came to realise, It’s actually a reasonable comment. A reasonable question to ask oneself. Sometimes criticism may seem harsh, but, it can be some of the best advice one will ever receive.
It’s a question I ask myself when I’m writing or sharing – is what I’m creating enriching people’s experience of life, or am I just creating “Intelligent Spam” ? Am I sharing something people wouldn’t normally see ? Am I distributing information which is interesting ? and so on.
Continue reading “Intelligent Spam, Picking Best Photos And My Social Media Links”
Water lily flower and Bill Withers. Good match ?
I think this version of the song is remixed or remastered.
Continue reading “Bill Withers – Lovely Day”
The boy eating his lunch reminded me of the front cover of – “You’ve come a long way baby”, and this is probably the best track off that album.
Continue reading “Fatboy Slim – Soul Surfing”
Something a bit more upbeat for … because … I like it, dunno why, but I do …
The dog seemed to want to get photographed, even smiled for me 🙂 Could be a juxtapose or could be exactly the right photo, dunno. Suppose it’s subjective, beauty is said to be in the eye of the beholder.
Continue reading “Martin Solveig And Dragonette ft. Idoling – Big In Japan (Single Version)”
I really like this photo, even though it has some technical imperfections. I was totally unprepared for this shot to enter my viewfinder. Any photographer knows this – but it was one of those moments, no time for focusing or … Continue reading Alicia Keys – Empire State of Mind (Part II) Broken Down
This is a cover version, I like this one too. I made the video with ffmpeg, m4a music file and photo I took of a Thai doll that a friend gave me at Songkran a few years ago. I blogged … Continue reading The Commitments – Try A Little Tenderness
This one’s for Leslie. She knows who she is, she’s been a good friend to me. I hope she likes the song, it’s one of my favourite ballads, which has been covered by other artists. RIP Otis Redding, we miss … Continue reading Otis Redding – Try A Little Tenderness
I bought this double CD a long time ago it’s called “The Best And Friends Album In The World Ever”. It’s one of my favourite CDs, it is really easy to listen, I love the era of music. Trini Lopez … Continue reading Repost – Trini Lopez VS Water Feature
I was aiming to take a short video, showing just how quickly the sun moves at sunset. Within a couple of minutes the sun has gone from being fully circular to completely gone behind the clouds. (Re-uploading my old videos … Continue reading Beach Sunset Video With Random Family
One thing about taking still photos is the difficulty in capturing the sunset over time, in this case around 1hr 15min. Video doesn’t really cut it either, as who wants to sit and watch a video of a sunset for … Continue reading Time Lapse Stormy Balcony Sunset Video
I love the colours that came out in this one 🙂 Fishing anyone ? Mar 11, 2014 at 18:00 Continue reading Beach Fisherman’s Sunset
Taken towards the end of the day, late afternoon, from a balcony position. Panorama was stitched together with PTGui software, which is one of the good … Continue reading Balcony Panorama Thailand
Taken with Sony A6500 – Pentax SMC Takumar 135mm f3.5 Lens Cheers Don Resources & Sources Unless otherwise stated everything here is (c) DonCharisma.org, all rights … Continue reading Orchids
(Reposting my old videos to YouTube) I really like this spot, it’s as far as I can walk on my daily walk. There’s a little beach here that can be used when the tide is out. The wall is also … Continue reading Repost – Secret “Cove” Beach and Sea Wall, Video
I saw these and thought they were worth sharing. They were taken with my iPad, from the balcony of my home. Apart from adding my logo, … Continue reading Sunsets and Storm Clouds Breaking Through, Thailand
Floodlight onto spider’s web … I was quite drunk at the time if that adds any relevant context. Cheers Don Resources & Sources Unless otherwise … Continue reading Scary Spider Light
Keeping it uncomplicated, so a mixture of photographic disciplines from two Sony cameras with SEL1855 and SEL1018 lenses. Theme – “A walk”. Continue reading A Walk And A Dragon (Well Two Actually)
Some more random photographic experiments … Continue reading Dragons And Random
Some recent photos experimenting with macro photography … I’m quite busy right now, so sorry in advance if I don’t get a chance to reply … Continue reading Experimental Macro
One very wonderful thing about Thailand …
Is that you don’t have to look far to find beauty. Continue reading Transpicuous Balcony Sunset #0010
It’s lovely when you spot something new … this sailboat is a new addition to the beach sunset near where I stay, happy days ! Continue reading Breathtaking Sailboat Ocean Sunset #0182
The shot says it all … a privilege to witness and capture, the overhanging tree frames it all off nicely … Enjoy 🙂 Don Charisma is … Continue reading Paradise Lensflare Beach Sunset #9412
Occasionally I’m party to majestic paintings on god’s canvass … August sunsets in Thailand are Splendiferous! Continue reading Splendiferous Beach Sunset #9733
Tropical greenery on a lovely sunny day at the floating market … a fairly typical Asian scene in some parts ! Continue reading Bounteous Palm Greenery #9955
On a trip to the floating market … beautiful hanging plants with a backdrop of the floating market ambiance. Enjoy 🙂 Don Charisma is on FineArtAmerica, … Continue reading Hanging Orchid Vista #0310
One of the stations at London’s docklands, Heron Quays … looks like the underbelly of some kind of futuristic dragon ! Continue reading Underbelly Of Heron Quays Station #0812
I’m not sure what’s most pretty … the ducks or the reflections on the canal water. Continue reading Mallard Ducks On The Canal #1107
A wider than average on camera panorama of … a stunning Thai sunset. Continue reading Wide Ocean Sunset #4707
One wintry day I was walking along the canal … this mooring for a canal house boat caught my eye. Continue reading Canal Boat Mooring #1226
For me this really captured the spirit of the moment … and local customs/ways of doing things in Thailand – fuel being sold for mopeds in used whiskey bottles ! Continue reading Selling Fuel On The Roadside #4148
Sunsets are usually taken in landscape format … rule breaker that I am, sometimes I like to capture in portrait instead. Continue reading Big Sky Beach Sunset #9493
All of the stars lined up for this sunset on the beach … probably one of my most favourite sunset photos, so far ! Continue reading Beautiful Ocean Sunset #9545
Cutty Sark tea clipper ship on a winter’s night … with a warm pub, the Gypsy Moth close by ! Continue reading Cutty Sark Gypsy Moth #0535
How many dimensions can you see on this photo ? … The spectacles are my favourite !
Enjoy 🙂 Continue reading Gold Writing Water Feature #7393
Don’t kids just love waterfalls …
there’s something very exciting about all that action !
Continue reading “Winter Waterfall Boy #1307”
Beautiful warm sunset colours …
in a moody sky, atop windy ocean waves.
Continue reading “Moody Warm Beach Sunset #9432”
Occasionally I’m a black and white photographer …
this capture of a moody ocean sunset with a woman walking the waves subtly improves with B&W …
Continue reading “Beach Sunset Girl Black And White #8403”
Great spot, great light
… equals great photo !
Continue reading “Greenwich Park Vista”