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Sunday Photo: the sun behind the LST

I needed one last photo of the MAGIC telescope for my guide book update, so I went up to the observatory just before sunset. I got what I needed for the book, and I also saw the setting sun sparkling between the segments of the Large-Sized Telescope mirror. I really hope that I’m going to finish writing the book update next week. That’ll still leave layout, proof-reading, corrections and printing,…

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Sunday Photos

I went up to the Roque to get phtoos of the MAGIC telescope at sunset – hopefully the last photos for the guide book update. On the way down I stopped off at Los Andennes to photograph the Caldera. I’ve always loved the way the trees and ridges float on and outof the cloud. This time one ridge was floating above the cloud rather like a submarine surfacing. I think…

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Sunday photos: bejeques

Bejeques or saucer plants (Aeonium in Latin) are a genus of plants. There are loads of dfferent ones in the Canary Islands, but this is the very common one. IT covers rocky ground, drystone walls and the roofs of old buildings. They make a great buffet for bees and they flower in time for Christmas.

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Sunday Photos: filming for German TV

I had a fun job today, helping a German company called “Bewegte Zeiten Filmproduktion” film a couple visiting the Roque. I met them in the port and we drove up together. Of course what you see on screen doesn’t just happen. The cameraman sat beside the driver and turned around to photograph the couple. That meant that the producer had to duck out of the shot. Then we got out…

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