Posted in Photography

Another photography purchase


Another delivery from Amazon this morning.

It’s a Portable Photo Studio.  Useful for still life photography and Ebay items.  Only downside that I can see is that the lights are mains powered, so a power source is needed, which limits it’s portability.

I’ll blog some of the results when I’ve had time to play with it.

Posted in Photography, Places

My first Photography Adventure


A few years ago, six to be exact, I ventured out into my home city of Bristol to take my first real photographs, other than holiday snaps.  I decided to go to the city docks and probably it’s most famous street, Park Street.  If you are interested please click on the photo below to see the entire collection.

The ship in the photo above is the ss Great Britain.  One of Bristol’s most famous attractions.

Posted in Astronomy

The marriage of Telescope and DSLR Camera


Just ordered some bits a pieces for my telescope / camera.  Hoping to marry the two together and get some good shots of the moon, when the clear skies return.

The small black ring (T-Ring) connects to the camera.  It’s a perfect fit and is a quality piece made from metal, not plastic like some.  The tall tube (T-Adaptor) screws into the black ring which then in turn goes into the 1.25″ eyepiece aperture on a telescope, you can also stack this onto a Barlow lens to get more magnification.  The result is a solid connection between telescope and camera, perfect for lunar photography, and if used in conjunction with a motorised tracking telescope and some long exposures you should be able to get some good star field shots.

When I have got it all set up I’ll blog some more.  Also lookout for some lunar shots.