Pale Blue Dot

This is the first picture of Earth taken from a planet beyond the moon. It was taken by the Mars Exploration Rover Spirit, one hour before sunrise on the 63rd Martian day, or sol, of its mission. (March 8, 2004) This picture is very similar to another, older photograph of Earth. Twenty years ago, the

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The Tweed Run

Today was a glorious day for the London Tweed Run. What is the Tweed Run, you ask? According to the website, it is a Metropolitan bicycle ride with a bit of style. Which means proper attire is expected. Tweed suits, plus fours, bowties, cycling capes, and jaunty flat caps are all encouraged The first really

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Modern art iPhone wallpaper

I’m usually a bit sceptical of those people you see taking pictures in art galleries. I mean, what’s the point? A snapshot on your little point-and-shoot is hardly going to do justice to the energy of van Gogh’s Starry Night or the subtle light of Turner’s Norham Castle, Sunrise. But while I was messing about

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New camera

I took a few photos on my shiny new Canon EOS 7D today.  It’s a pretty awesome camera but it’s going to take me a while to learn what all the buttons do.  I think I’m also going to need a bigger, faster memory card; it does a good machine gun impression when you hold

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The return of Buzz Lightyear

Buzz Lightyear returned from space on Sept. 11, aboard space shuttle Discovery’s STS-128 mission after 15 months aboard the International Space Station. His time on the orbiting laboratory will be celebrated in a ticker-tape parade together with his space station crewmates and former Apollo 11 moonwalker Buzz Aldrin on Oct. 2, at Walt Disney World

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NASA have some cool pictures

I guess it’s to be expected. The guys at NASA obviously have more opportunity to take cool photos than I do but, boy, they have some really cool pictures in their archives. Check out this picture of the Space Shuttle Endeavour landing at the Kennedy Space Center or this picture of NASA research pilot Bill

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New Gallery

I’ve finally finished uploading my photos to my new SmugMug gallery. It has just about every photo I’ve taken over the past eight years, so have a browse!

Pictures from the US

I have added pictures from our recent trip to LA, Las Vegas and San Francisco to the gallery. I forgot to mention before that we wandered into the Musee Mechanique at Pier 45 in Fisherman’s Wharf while we were in San Francisco. This is a fascinating place that houses one of the world’s largest collections

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Rannerdale Panorama

I used the cool Pandora plugin for the GIMP to make this panorama of a 360 degree view from the top of Rannerdale Knotts in the Lake District. Unfortunately it doesn’t work too well at a small size as the original is 16,654 pixels wide!

Gallery page

I finally figured out how to get a proper link to the gallery using the nifty Page Links To wordpress plugin. So if you hadn’t figured out how to get to the gallery before, check it out.