Monthly Archives: December 2008

Of lenses, horses & portraits

I’ve been in need of a longer focal length macro lens for a while. Today I took delivery of a Sigma 150mm f2.8 APO Macro DG EX; that’s quite a name! Now I usually stick to Canon L series lenses but this Sigma EX has a very good reputation...


Barnards Loop – revisited

Well the night of Boxing Day (26th Dec) proved to be lovely and clear; dark too with it being a new moon. The stars of Orion were twinkling beautifully in the south-eastern sky, so I just couldn’t resist going and grabbing a few hours of hydrogen alpha subs. I’d...


Christmas 2008

Well I hope you have all had a fun Christmas / mid-winter festival or whatever. We’ve had plenty of fun and are now looking forward to a few quiet days of recuperation. Tamsin certainly seems to have had much excitement, I thought I’d share a 25 image slideshow of...