A New Tool
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.