Thursday, 10 September 2009

Le Mans

Another thing we did on holiday, was to make our pilgramage to Le Mans. There's a rather nice museum there - I took many, many photos of cars old & new, like this one:

Some legendary names - Go Jonny!!

I say that without irony - there have been more successful British Formula One drivers, but Jonny's still a hero in my eyes!

Speaking of heroes, here's me absolutely demolishing the lap time of the previous guy to have a go, while my eldest looks on:

They also had footage of that Mark Webber incident, where the Merc he was driving took off. Spectacular stuff!

Wednesday, 9 September 2009

Starry starry night

See, I said I'd blog some more!

On holiday in France near Royan, we heard it was going to be a good night for comets. Unfortunately, it quickly transpired that you can't really take photos of comets (at least, I certainly can't), but the night was AMAZING anyway, so clear (I swear you could see the galactic, erm, colorful stuff, y'know).

I knew I'd brought the tripod for a reason! I pointed the camera straight up and after a few experiments managed to capture the following with a 20 minute exposure:

Quite pleased with that, actually ...


Hi to both of my readers! I know I've been a bad blogger recently ... I intend to get back to it (with a vengence) now that memories of my holiday are distant. Watch this space ...

In the meantime, if either of you are feeling charitable, I'm doing the "Corporate Markets Challenge"(!) through my work, and need to RAISE MONEY to help the poor children. THINK OF THE CHILDREN!!!

So if you could sponsor me, it'd be much appreciated. Just visit, and please mention my team, "JIST Pick a Name", in your comments.

Thanks! You'll be rewarded with new blog posts soon ...