First pass at astro photography

Ok, it’s hardly the hubble, but it’s a start. Have been wanting to start this for years. Canon G11 on a tripod pointing at the Orion Nebula. Multiple settings tried, this one appears to show the best result. Now I just need to learn and improve 🙂 All in all very pleased for my first thirty minutes activity! I fear however this could get expensive….

Orion_nebula

After the Ashes…

Am I the only one who is getting weary of England's winter schedule? It's nearly five months they've been away now. Much as I loved the Ashes series, the subsequent ODI's were completely unnecessary. I'd much rather have had a three match ODI series before the Ashes, then come home. After all, what can top an Ashes series?

Then to go straight off to the World Cup where the format is ludicrous. I'm all in favour of having the smaller teams in it, but make it straight knock out. A round robin will by its very nature only succeed in eliminating all the smaller teams.

England look completely knackered, as I'd be if I'd been away from home that long.

It's all down to money, but in my view, less is very more in this case.