Wednesday, December 28, 2005

A New Tool

Southern Cross Posted by Picasa

Looks like a patch of black dunnit?

You may not be able to see it here, and by the looks of it it the resolution may have been lost in uploading. But if you click on the above to expand the photo , you'll see the Southern Cross constellation upside down at the base of the picture where the brightest dot is. I received a camera tripod for Christmas and now can take steady shots at night using up to a fifteen second exposure. The photo then has to be adjusted way up with photoshop. This opens up all sorts of night time photo opportunites. The heavens have opened!

The top left corner patch of light is the neighbours porch light. I think I'll have to wait for new moon nights in really dark places in the middle of the scrub.

Christmas was ranging from the strange to the good. Witnessed another families argument which will take aeons to heal, too much food including a kilogram of the crispest freshest prawns (shrimp) I've had in a long time, no clothes as presents for me (which is a good thing) and a sitdown by the DVD to watch the Indiana Jones and Kill Bill series of movies.

And keeping with the spirit of Christmas theme with battlling siblings and the like, I've taken up playing old circa '97 versions of Microsoft's "Close Combat". A delightful diversion.

Ho, ho,ho.


  • What's with xmas and fighting? Okay yeah sure there is the stress leading up to the fight, i mean day, but why oh why does xmas seem to bring such grief to so many. As well Johnno please note the new link. I messed up with an upgrade and couldn't be bothered trying to fix it up.

    By Anonymous moff, at 3:21 am  

  • I'm glad to see you are making a good use of that hole in the o-zone.

    My blog is back up, sorta :)

    By Blogger tetricus, at 1:31 pm  

  • 31 December 2005, 6:42 PM CST USA - Just realized you've already banged your way into next year. Happy New Year, Johnno! See ya on the other side of midnight...

    By Anonymous Winston, at 11:42 am  

  • Fixed the broken link Moff.

    Happy new year to everyone.

    By Blogger Johnno, at 9:35 am  

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