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Castle Combe Race 2 2018

Race 2 I hear you cry?…. what happened to race 1!!!?… well… I didn’t go… simple as that :)… it was wet, there were some crashes and Tony Hutchings had a wardrobe malfunction which resulted […]

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The joys of modifying cars…

For the past few years I haven’t really done too much work on the S3 since the engine rebuild… she hasn’t really needed anything more than ‘servicing’ but one thing that did need a bit […]

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Editing astrophotography

As a follow on from yesterdays first dip into astrophotography I went and did some proper processing this evening… Astrophotography introduces a whole different level of complexity when it comes to capturing images and processing […]

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First attempt at some proper astrophotography

I have had a tracking mount for a while now but not used it beyond a couple of images of the moon… the tracker really helps keep the fast moving moon in frame while I […]

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Site Update – Minor Issues

It was brought to my attention that the light box wasn’t working very well on mobile devices… I have spent a couple of hours tonight trying to work out what is going on but the […]

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Site revamp

New year new site layout… 🙂 I have been running my blog for a little while now and thought it needed a new look… hopefully you will all like it… The theme I have used […]

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Backyard Astro…

I follow a youtube channel called AstroBackyard… a nice Canadian fella called Trevor who does astrophotography from his actual back yard in a fairly heavily light polluted area… I have to say he is a […]

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The drip rig mods continue….

My splash photography has been a bit of a journey… starting off with a hole in a bag (Fun with macro), advancing through to the HiViz controller setup (Random post from nowhere!) and now with […]

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End of year Moons…

This weekend saw the coming of the super moon… 7% larger and 15% brighter being some 16,000 miles closer to earth than usual… Leading up to the weekend the weather reports suggested a cloudy night […]

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Drop Controller DIY

One of the things that was evident after my week of playing with drops is that I think I had reached a limit with my current drop controller… A while back I had bought two […]

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Castle Combe Finals 2017

As is tradition I am posting this a couple of weeks after the event 🙂 As you may have gathered by now my Castle Combe race posts rarely contained commentary of the day’s actual racing […]

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Drip week

After what seems like an age I managed to grab a much needed week off work… originally I was planning to take a week off during the new moon period and hope for a clear […]

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Moon rise attempt 2

Have been itching to get out and do some astro… been practicing with the tracker and watching loads of videos on youtube on image stacking and other such astrophotography related fun and games… I plan […]

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Audi Driver International 2017

ADI was a little earlier than usual this year but I have been pretty busy of late so I am posting this a couple of weeks after the event 🙂 Wasn’t really feeling it this […]

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Using the Canon AE-1 for motorsport

Motorsport photography is something I tend to do quite a bit of… I’d like to think I am fairly proficient at it even though composition opportunities can be a bit limiting as I have to […]

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LG G5 camera glass fix

So somehow I managed to smash the glass on the back of my phone… think I may have stuck in my back pocket with my keys or something at some point but whats done is […]

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Partial eclipse of the sun

So this evening there was a partial eclipse of the sun… wasn’t holding out much hope of capturing it as the weather had clouded over an hour before it was due… Decided to head out […]

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Castle Combe Races 4 and 5

For some reason I appear to have missed an update for the Combe race season but in fairness it wasn’t the best race day ever with both Bill’s Ibiza and Tony’s TT having major issues […]

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B&W Film Photography

At the beginning of the year my dad lent me his Nikon F-501 film camera to have a play with… I finally finished the 36 exposure film a few weeks back and sent it off […]

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Short break in the Isle of Wight

Spent the last week on a short break to the Isle of Wight… went there a fair few years back when the kids were much younger but this time only my youngest came with us… […]

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