Tag: Canon EOS 450D

March 25, 2012 / Photography

I was playing about with the spark plugs on my cooker, and my Tamron 90mm macro lens. I’m quite pleased with the results. Unfortunately the sparks themselves are slightly out…

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March 11, 2012 / Astronomy

A friend on Facebook pointed out that it was very clear outside tonight. I looked out of the window, and it was indeed – so I grabbed my telescope and…

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March 9, 2012 / Photography

I realised recently that I hardly use any flash in my photography. I’d like to improve my skills with artificial lighting and the only way is by practice. Trouble is,…

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November 18, 2011 / Photography

Tonight found me on top of Troopers Hill, which overlooks the city of Bristol. It’s about three miles from the centre, so it affords pretty spectacular views. Click this image…

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October 1, 2011 / Astronomy

I’ve taken star trail photos before, but this time I made a special effort to include Polaris, also known as the pole star or the North star. It is very…

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September 29, 2011 / Astronomy

Well after last night’s astrophotography session with a 400mm f/5.6 lens, and 3× teleconverter, I decided to try again with an even longer optical system. I rummaged a 700mm f/11…

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September 29, 2011 / Astronomy

Last night the sky was clear and I noticed that Jupiter was shining brightly. I decided to try and take a photo of it. Being so far away, and not…

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September 18, 2011 / Photography

This week’s Photo Challenge is Fashion. I took a photo of Hannah’s glasses.

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September 15, 2011 / Photography
September 13, 2011 / Astronomy

Sorry, I’m running out of original titles for pictures of the moon. Last time I posted one, I said it was the best ever. This one is loads better, though.…

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