An inexperienced guy, with a cheapo camcorder and a basic digital camera shows you moving happy snaps and photographs of his wanderings. Hopefully learning and improving as he goes.
Thursday, 3 June 2010
De Panne Beach 70 years after Operation Dynamo, May 2010
Operation Dynamo AKA The Dunkirk evacuation took place 70 years ago this May. I'm not one for going to too many ceremonies and so I decided to mark the occasion in my own little way, with a walk along one of the beaches that the evacuation took place on. The operation took place on beaches stretching from Dunkirk in France to the Belgian beach at De Panne. I decided to make my little remembrance on the De Panne beach, where I walked from De Panne town beach to just over the French border and back. The weather was not clement and the walk made me wonder what it must have been like there back in the desperate days of 1940 but the numbers of people enjoying the beach, even on a day like that, did make me think that the peace, that the sacrifices of the Second World War gave to Western Europe, is something that we should thank the men and women of that time for.
There are many professional and talented amateur video makers and photographers in the world producing good quality footage and photos , I ain't one of them. This blog/vlog is here to post photographs, video clips and snippets as they happen, complete with background noises, be they anything from birds tweeting to workmen with jackhammers and that annoying guy who just will not get out of the shot that you want to take. When I started this blog I had a cheap camcorder and a happy snapper, digital camera and very little skill in using them. Hopefully my equipment and skills will improve as the blog/vlog develops but I will always show things how they happen at the time, with all the glitches and hitches.
This is a tourist's eye view, as it happens.
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I purchased a cheap as chips camcorder, to take to barbecues and record embarrassing moments but found myself enjoying making clips of the places that I visit. I thought that I would share these clips and some photos with the world via YouTube and my blog. Don't expect high quality camera work, I am just an amateur with a cheap camcorder and a happy snapper camera learning as I go. By the way BBE stands for Belgian Based Englishman.
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