Tuesday, 30 December 2014

Cold morning

Brrr. The outside temperature gizmo shows it was -3 overnight. That is cold.

Thirty miles down the road at Benson it was -7 degrees. 

In fact they often record low temperatures at Benson. What are they doing wrong? Do they leave the fridge door open?



Friday, 26 December 2014

Cold night

Orion marches across the sky over the village at midnight. 

Some things don't change, some do. The stars are the same, but these days there are plenty of rooms available at the Inn.

But what is that bright blue star below and to the left? 

Surely it cannot be Sirius.



Wednesday, 24 December 2014

Peace on Earth

Peace on Earth and Goodwill to all men.

Now that's a good idea. 

I wonder if it has been tried yet?




PS. I note that the UK is referred to as one of the worlds major arms exporters

Friday, 12 December 2014

Dog Tired

It's Friday as last.

After a whole week of wagging and barking, surely a tired old dog is allowed an afternoon off?




Thursday, 11 December 2014

Film Noir

Here's a gritty grainy black and white picture from the bad old film era. Aah, you had to take a measured approach to photography in those days. I have only thirty six images I can preserve from today's trek. Is this scene worth preserving on film?

Well, this midland terrace with its decoration of seagulls was in fact taken in colour on a modern digital camera. The computer treatment has rendered it with that HP3 look, but the original is in colour and quite clean.

In fact the original is less than impressive so I thought I would try the grainy monochrome cliche look. This is something I do when I have run out of other ideas.

It is in fact the last refuge of a scoundrel.



Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Voltage

I work in an industry that is becoming besotted with regulations, and the latest fear is the dangers presented by static electricity.

More or less everything in the average office is capable of destroying more or less everything else if it is allowed to. 

As a result, you should make sure that everything is properly earthed.

There just remains one question.

How do you earth the Earth?



Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Wonderful moment

What could be sweeter than some Compline at the end of the day?

It isn't to everyone's taste, I will admit. In fact I was listening to Plainsong Compline tonight, and Comfortably Numb last night.

Both were lovely...