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I live in a camper van with a couple of West Highland Terriers for company.
My passion is photography but it is a work in progress.
I am always willing to share what knowledge I have and can be contacted through the comments on this post or e-mail ADRIAN
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Friday, 30 November 2012

INQUIRY. (30/11/12)

From floods to freezing in a couple of days.  It was really cold last night. So cold I was up for a tiddle at just the back of midnight. So chilly was it that I had trouble finding anything to tiddle out of. After a few minutes of frantic searching and mission accomplished I went back to bed only to find that the dogs had pinched the warm bit. Life in the camper can be a trial at times.

I couldn’t get warm again so got dressed, switched the heating on, had a brew and set the camera to manual. Yesterday morning I noticed we had a full moon so decided to wrap up and brave the elements for a shot of it. I no longer own a long lens so gone are the composite shots of yore.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA The Moon and Jupiter…..it’s the little light above the tree or I hope it is, I no longer have a current almanac.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA  I swung the camera through a hundred and eighty degrees and took a picture of Venus.  Back in the dark ages when navigation by sextant was the only way to find ones way around I used to like the Sun, Moon, Venus and Jupiter. They are difficult to mistake for anything else and one can usually see the horizon.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA   Another one of the Moon…………..

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAnd the one I went out to take in the first place……I just got distracted.

We have had an interesting week in the UK. A new Bank of England Governor has been appointed. He’s from Canada, like the geese but hopefully he’ll be a bit brighter and not such a nuisance.

The Leveson report has been published. It was commissioned by Dithery Dave some sixteen months ago to deliberate, collect evidence and advise on controlling the media. Six million pounds it has cost so far and after promising to implement it unless it proved completely bonkers Dithery has decided not to endorse it. This despite him praising it’s accuracy and thoroughness. We are now to have a draft bill and no doubt a vote in 2030. I suggest we have an inquiry into the judicial report, into Parliament and into Dithery. When one can’t decide have an inquiry…..works fine in most circumstances but I wonder how long it takes him to order a meal in a restaurant?

Have a great weekend and keep warm.

19 comments:

  1. I know the feeling well of trying to find things in the cold. Never worried about the cold when I was younger, but getting older has a lot to answer for.
    As for Dithery ordering meals in restaurants, it would probably take him so long, he'd forget if he had his kids with him.

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    1. Deciding on a restaurant to visit must take weeks.

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  2. The moon, oh woe, the moon. Stunning piece of photography Adrian. And what shall we do with Dithery Dave, 6 million quid he owes us, he should pay it now, or has he a dream cottage in never never land?

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    1. Bob, much more than 6 million. He wastes that a week.

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  3. Your first paragraph made me laugh out loud. Sorry. ;)

    The last image is just so lovely. I'm glad you opted to shoot it rather than keep trying to get warm

    I hope your Canadian doesn't let you down, eh? At least, unlike the geese, he won't poop on your lawn. Probably.

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    1. Hilary, I expect you lot will house train him before sending him over....You are house trained I hope.

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  4. When DD can't even remember to take the offspring home I doubt he orders, probably lets the waiter decide so they can all get home before Sunrise.

    Moon and planets still work well with a standard lens, possibly better with some foreground for reference.

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    1. John, good job he has carers....he would be a menace driving himself. He is a menace with them.
      I forgot to take a dark frame but it was early.

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  5. Echoing Hilary's comment ;) Super photos with the tree silhouette, full moon and planets. 'Silent Night' began playing in my head when I saw them.

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    1. Glo, I enjoyed the trip out. Raining again now.

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  6. Your camper sounds pretty uncomfortable. I sold mine a few months ago. It had very little insulation and as e result lots of condensation on the walls.
    A good walk ion the middle of the night is refreshing as long as you can nap in the daytime. Oh some great sky shots of the moon and planets.

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    1. Red, it is very well insulated. It survives minus twenty without the interior freezing. All double glazed so no condensation.

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  7. Great images Adrian, especially the last one in the set.
    Those symptoms you describe in the first couple of sentences made me realise that I must be permanently suffering from the cold!!...[;o)

    Sorry but I can't summon up anything to say about Dithery and his cohort's latest stunt, it's all too unbelievable for words.

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    1. Trevor, thanks.
      He gets worse or perhaps, as I suspect, he never had any redeeming qualities. He is either a liar or has a very short memory.

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  8. Excellent images and story Adrian...that last one has a nice impressionistic affect!

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    1. Linda, many thanks.
      Have you seen the Schneider tilt shift lens. Looks just the job for you.

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  9. It looks COLD! That sky says it all. As for politics, sounds familiar worldwide:) I think Canadian Geese are preferable, no?:)

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  10. Magical night-pictures. It's turned cold here, too.

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  11. Absolutely love the last pic - very Casper David Friedrich.

    Oh and by the way it was 25 here today (colder than the 30 yesterday) (that Celsius for the Americans amongst us).

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