Sunday photos: bejeques

December 24, 2019

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.


Sunday Photos: filming for German TV

December 16, 2019

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…


Sunday photos: chai Latte asleep

December 8, 2019

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.


Sunday photo: stars

December 1, 2019

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…