Chai Latte gets into some really funny positions while she sleeps. In other news, I’ve finished a long translation and I just finished the round robin letter to go with the Christmas cards. I’m getting there. Still behind with paperwork, but I can see a chance to get back to my own writing at the end of the tunnel.
I had a go photographing myself with stars. The trick is to have a long exposure for the stars (in this case, ISO 3200, 15 seconds, f4) plus a flash photo for me (or anything else you’d like in the foreground.) I set the flash to half power. If the person moves before the 20 seconds have finished, you might get stars and/or the horizon showing through. I want to…
Autumn has arrived. It’s getting quite chilly at the top of the mountain and I drive part of the way home through the clouds. On Saturday I showed a winter school group around the observatory and didn’t finish until 16:45. It was getting quite close to sunset when i drove past the Caldera and found this sketeton of a codso bush.
Baby Canary pine trees are a completely differnet colour from the mature, green trees. They’re a lovely pale blue. Now, in late autumn, the bracken has turns shades of gold and brown. I think the combination is beautiful, particularly when it’s all wet. And near the top of the pine forest there’s the dark green of the codeso bushes too.
I found a snail on my balcony one evening. The light was fading and the breeze bounced the stalk arond, so none of the photos are critically sharp. And then I had some fun tweaking the photos with GIMP. Which do you prefer?
I took five photos of the same alleyway. Just as an exercise. I wanted to see what difference it made. Which do you prefer?