Archive for August 5th, 2012
Sunday, August 5th, 2012 | awards, scifi, Uncategorized | No Comments
Last year I went to China, spending about 4 weeks on the trip – some of them will appear in my “A-Photo-a-Week” project. This left very little time to read the Hugo nominees.
This year I have stayed home – well gone to a few conventions, so I had a bit more time to read.
So – I took the supporting membership to the Chicon 7/Worldcon 2012, so I could vote.
I got a limited amount of reading done, but voted what I could :
Best Novel :
A Dance with Dragons by George R.R. Martin
Best Novellette :
The Copenhagen Interpretation by Paul Cornell
Best Short Story :
The Paper Menagerie by Ken Liu
Best Dramatic presentation, long form :
A Game of Thrones TV series
Best Dramatic presentation, short form :
Doctor Who : The Doctor’s Wife written by Neil Gaiman.
Sunday, August 5th, 2012 | photos | No Comments
For some years I have dabbled in photography, and got some decent images over time.
I have decided on an experiment :
A-Photo-a-Week : In an attempt to revive the activity of this blog I have decided to publish one photo per week, except in my holidays, in some cases a small series.
The photos are accompanied by a short description of the situation and technical aspect of the photo(s).
Here comes No. 1, 2012, week 13.
Today’s image of the week actually contains two images of the same phenomenon.
During a trip from The Netherlands to Denmark I took the ferry Puttgarten/Rødby, it was near sunset, and the windmills at the coast near Rødby were turning yellow, then orange’ish. I thought this could become an interesting photo opportunity, so left the ferry and went to the first parking place along the highway. This is what I saw :
Quite an impressive sight. This is called a Sun Pillar, and occurs near sunrise or sunset when the sunlight is reflected in horizontally oriented ice crystals.
I decided to drive on, and on the way to the next parking I could see the sun pillar in the rear mirror, slowly developing, so I decided to stop once again for a second photo session I had to move a bit around to get the correct framing, see the next image below.
Both photos are taken with a compact 3 Mpixel camera, a Canon S1IS, indicating to me that the camera is less important than the photographer for getting interesting images.
While the technical quality of this image is not perfect, I have a 20x30cm (8×12″) print is hanging in my living room.
This is, a relatively early attempt of creating a beautiful image, done in 2006.
This project is intended to include all kinds of images I like, so you can expect anything in this series.
All posts in the series will be marked in the category “photos”.
You can click on each image to get a larger image.
- December 2012
- November 2012
- October 2012
- September 2012
- August 2012
- September 2011
- March 2011
- January 2011
- October 2010
- June 2010
- May 2010
- December 2009
- October 2009
- September 2009
- August 2009
- July 2009
- May 2009
- April 2009
- February 2009
- January 2009
- December 2008
- November 2008
- October 2008
- September 2008
- August 2008
- July 2008
- June 2008
- May 2008
- April 2008
- March 2008
- February 2008
- January 2008
- December 2007
- October 2007
- September 2007
- August 2007
- July 2007
- June 2007
- audio play
- Babylon 5
- comet outburst
- Doctor Who
- film and tv
- off topic
- solar energy
- star trek