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A Lego Mars Christmas


This is a repost from last year, but I just have to show it again because Christmas has always been connected to Lego in my childhood and now we’ve basically come full circle and combined it with space exploration. It’s, of course, my Lego Curiosity Mars Rover with a bit of decoration and appropriate colour timing. It is still the only Lego set I’ve bought as an adult when I got it in early 2014, but due to some rather sad circumstances this year I unearthed all my childhood Lego from the cellar, so there might be more of that coming soon… Let’s also not forget that the original Curiosity is still busy at work more than four years after it had arrived and even though it has a few age-related problems, it’s still doing well!

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Christmas on Mars


Another Christmas leftover – I posted this one first in the WSH Crew Google+ Community on Christmas Eve. This is my Lego Curiosity Mars Rover with a bit of decoration and an appropriate colour timing. The original is still busy driving around on Mars and has even taken a Christmas selfie recently!

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The Old-Fashioned Way


Something different for the last photo of the day – I found this scan again while looking for something to post. It’s actually a contact print of a negative strip I made in our few attempts to enlarge photos ourselves sometime in 1988. The photos on the film were taken in Berlin’s Technic Museum in 1988 of their collection of history locomotives – and yes, we still have the original negative and it’s already scanned and properly archived! I will post the photos sometime.

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Stony Yard


Stones don’t necessarily make a front yard pretty and even this
photo needed a lot of HDR post-processing to look interesting.

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Strange Swoosh


I have no idea how I did this, but somehow I like it in an abstract sort of way!

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The Rift


Another unposted mystery macro from last year.

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The Eye


Unposted mystery macro from last year… :-).

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Bokeh Shenanigans


I just had to try this :-).

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Focus Fail


One thing I notice with the new camera is that the autofocus doesn’t work any better in low light than on the old camera. Which leads to some interesting shots sometimes!

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Diesel II


One last tele-macro test shot with the SX1 I took of some of my model trains. This is a Minitrix gauge N model of a V200 series diesel locomotives, specifically the later V200.1/221. This is not actually a model from my childhood – I bought this about ten years ago from Ebay, although I do have a very old cast-iron model in H0 of a V200 from the 1960s. I think I’m going to take photos of all the model trains sometime now that I’ve got a good camera for it!

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