Steve Procter's Photography Blog

My trip to Singapore

I travelled to Singapore for several days, it’s a beautiful place, filled with Asian people from all over Asia, it has some of the best food in the world due to this culmination of Asia all coming together in one place.

It is a beautiful place, very clean with some strict laws about littering and smoking, which the rest of the world should follow. For dininbg you need to try China Town and Little India, where you’ll fine some of Asia’s best street food.

Melin Llynnon Mill, Anglesey, Wales. (In 4k)

We recently had several days touring the beautiful Isle of Anglesey, Wales. This was one of the places we visited, and we got permission to fly the drones, so here is the footage πŸ™‚ I will add more video soon from the other parts of our wonderful trip. Melin Llynnon Mill, also known as Llynon Mill, is a gristmill located on the outskirts of the village of Llanddeusant on the island of Anglesey.

Halfords Drivetrain clean – not good!

I use my bike quite a lot now to get around with my drone, I bought a Boardman E-Bike, a Topeak Pannier Rack and bag, it’s perfect for getting about and I am not carrying the drone on my back anymore which makes my life much easier πŸ™‚

I decided to get my bike cleaned up and ready for a ride down the West Coast, but Halfords almost messed everything up!

I ordered new tyres which were about Β£60 each, tubeless, after they had the bike for over 24 hours, I called the store to be told I’d be called back, which did not happen. After a lot of messing about, they got the tyres to stay inflated, but said if I’m not happy go back after my ride for a refund, perfect! Well, after they said this, then tried to put my wheels on, the tyres were actually too big for the frame, so they all had to be stripped off again, and I ended up buying cheaper tyres so I could have some grip on the upcoming ride.
I also ordered a Drivetrain clean, you can read about that in my post below which I have put on their site, this is my 2nd complaint to them in as many weeks as they messed up the order on my Topeak pannier rack.

I need to find a reliable bike place near home, wish me luck πŸ˜‰

The Joys of Flying.

Due to Covid-19, none of us have been able to take the trips we all take for granted, so I have made this video to fill in the void. I am really missing my flights to other places in the world. especially in Asia.

Here is a short clip of some of my flights over the years, if it gets enough likes and feedback I will make more πŸ™‚

Driving from Manchester to Thornton-Cleveleys

Driving from Manchester to Thornton-Cleveleys & Blackpool then back to Droylsden, Manchester.
I had to go to Thornton-Cleveleys to do some work for a customer, right on the sea front, what a lovely place it is. After I finished work I drove to Blackpool in the hope I could fly the drone in some secluded area, but it was very windy, so I just headed back home. Maybe next time I will manage to fly? πŸ™‚

Oxford Mills in Ashton under Lyne (burned down)

Integrated cotton mill comprising 2 spinning mills either side of a warehouse and office block, with weaving sheds attached to one mill.
First mill dated 1840, the second, 1851. Warehouse building c. 1850. Weaving sheds possibly a later addition. Cast iron and brick fire-proof structure, with brick cladding and low pitched Welsh slate roofs. Mill no.1 of 6 storeys, 28×6 bays. Angles stressed with plain panelled pilasters with heavy stone capitals. Small brick arched windows with stone sills. Internal engine house to rear, in bay emphasised by pilasters. Semi-octagonal stair tower towards the centre of the inner face of mill and storeyed bridge carried on cast-iron girders linking the spinning block to the warehouse building which forms the central block of the complex. The warehouse also 5 storeyed, 10×5 bays with small brick arched windows. Front gable end comprises offices on 2 storeys, with central door in architrave with entablature carried on moulded console brackets, and flanking windows with stressed stone architraves with flat voussoir heads with keystones. Angles stressed. by plain panelled pilasters with stone capitals linked to moulded parapet with raised central blocking course. Very narrow single-storeyed saw-toothed range of 8 bays to southwest side of this block, probably card room extension.
A storeyed bridge links warehouse block to mill no.2. Dated 1851. 3 storeys but originally 4, and 10×5 bays. Weaving sheds adjoin mill no.2: Single storeyed but extensively altered. An important example of an integrated complex planned as a series of linked blocks.

Sunset over Hartshead Pike in October 2020

Due to C-19 we’ve not been out much with the cameras & drones so this week I decided to drive up and try for a sunset, I was very happy with the result πŸ™‚
I met my Nephew up there who was doing some Time-lapse videos the old fashioned way, I’ve not seen the results yet.

Mazda Atenza (Dealers Edition)

I recently saw a video for a model car, similar to my car but NOT the estate unfortunately. I decided to buy one to see how good it was, here is the unboxing πŸ™‚

3D Photos on Facebook (How to)

I recently made a quick tutorial on how to make your photos have a 3D effect on Facebook.
here it is, I hope you enjoy it – Please feel free to link to your creations in the comments below.