DAT612 – Photogrammetry with RealityCapture Test#2 – The Armoury

My second test of the RealityCapture photogrammetry software was carried out on a section of my proposed subject for digital restoration: the Armoury building at the Boathouse at St. Keverne’s Quay, Radford Lake.

While the circumstances of the photo shoot were not ideal (a blue-sky day with strong, low sunlight caused shadowing on the outside of the structure), I am satisfied with the result.

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DAT612 – Visit to The Boathouse, Radford Lake/Devon Rural Archive

Boathouse, Radford Lake

Just 10 minutes walk from my home is Radford Lake, a picturesque body of water set amongst woodland and parkland. At one end of the lake, hidden amongst the trees stands the ruin of an old boathouse.

This site lends itself well to my proposed final year project at Plymouth University because it is easily accessible, can be photographed from (almost) 360 degrees, and there are some archive images available from which it should be possible to digitally recreate the structure and its surrounding environment.

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DAT612 – Visit to Slade’s Sawmill/Kingsbridge Cookworthy Museum

Sawmill

As part of my research for my final year project at Plymouth University, I contacted the Plymouth Archaeological Society to see if their members had any suggestions for heritage sites that might potentially be appropriate for photogrammetry and digital restoration.

A member of the Society suggested the now derelict saw mill that stands at the head of Waterhead Creek near South Pool in Devon.  I was also advised that the Kingsbridge Cookworthy Museum held archive photographs of the mill when it was a going concern. Today, I decided to investigate further.

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Wheal Betsy engine house, Dartmoor

Wheal Betsy engine house, Dartmoor

The Wheal Betsy engine house is located just off the A386 Okehampton to Tavistock road. It is easily missed from the road, which rises causeway-like, from the surrounding moors.  Whilst the remains of these tin mine workings seem striking, but not uncommon for the area, a closer look will reveal the unusual curvature of the chimney, clearly visible in this image. Continue reading “Wheal Betsy engine house, Dartmoor”