A weekend to forget and a Monday to remember…

Don’t think I have felt this exhausted physically and mentally for some time…

Weekend started off good… had a nice car in at Bill’s to see if it would fit on the dyno…

Was awesome, very well presented car…

After Bill’s I went to see my parents to do my tech support thing and sort Mum’s laptop out as she couldn’t connect to the internet… then things started to go wrong… on my way home I passed what looked like a fairly serious accident at a traffic light controlled junction on the bypass… a white Fiesta and a Peugeot estate had come together and as I drove past rubber necking (as you do) I realised that the Fiesta looked familiar… in fact my eldest daughters boyfriend drove one…!

Rang my daughter… no answer… rang the wife and she had received a garbled phone call just minutes before from my daughter… it was her boyfriends car and she was there at the scene!! so I quickly turned round and got back there as quickly as I could legally go!..

Thankfully no-one was seriously hurt but unfortunately my daughters boyfriends dog was in the car and sadly died from his injuries…

My daughter was taken to hospital in an ambulance just to be sure as she was complaining of a very bad neck but thankfully all was fine… I arrived at the scene around 7pm that night and finally got home just after 2am… I was hanging…

After the trauma of that little episode Monday night gave me a nice little surprise… it was a full moon and the night was actually clear!! WooHoo!…

A full moon seems to be a bugger to shoot… very very bright and difficult to expose with decent detail… clearly I need some practice but pleased with the output…

ISO 100, 800mm, f11, 1/160sec

While I was there I experimented with settings for getting starry shots too… (ignore the composures)

ISO 1250, 10mm, F8, 10sec

ISO 1000, 10mm, f4.5, 10sec

Not a bad end to a crappy weekend…. bit more work and practice to do of course but really enjoyed the evening, felt much more relaxed

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