Daily Archives: Monday, 26th Mar 2012

The Moon and Venus

I was in the kitchen earlier, starting to prepare something to eat, when I happened to glance out of the window and saw a pretty sight. As I had limited time, I didn’t manage quite as good a job of this as I’d have liked – it’s somewhat overexposed, but that does allow a little faint detail of the dark part of the moon to show through.

Taken with my Sigma 70-200mm lens with the 2x extender. This has been cropped down quite a lot.

The Moon and Venus

The Moon and Venus

Weight and Stuff Report – 26 March 2012

Woo hoo! Nicely down today, which is either entirely random or my plan[1] is working.

I might have some photographic news to report, but that will have to wait until later, as I’m a bit short of time now. But I did go for a walk with my Canon 5D at lunchtime, using my lovely little 50mm f/1.8 “nifty fifty” lens.

Here’s Saint George in the quite remarkably bright March sunshine:

St George

St George

And this is something I hadn’t quite noticed before. It’s a detail on a brick pillar on Blackett Street – it’s a ventilator shaft thingy for the Metro, I believe. But why has it got what seems to be a stylised version of the USS Enterprise on it? Eh?

Enterprise!

Enterprise!

More pictures later in the week…

[1] Such as it is

Doctor Who Series 7 Trailer

A tasty teaser for the forthcoming series of Doctor Who is available for your viewing enjoyment right now, even though it won’t be on TV until September or thereabouts.

Here it is:

And if you can’t see that for some technical reason or other (AdBlock would probably do it), have a look on the BBC site.