Posts tagged ‘Great Island Panasonic LX1’

August 9, 2010

Psalm 121

I lift up my eyes to the hills—
where does my help come from?

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My help comes from the LORD,
the Maker of heaven and earth.

Great Langdale B&W

He will not let your foot slip—
he who watches over you will not slumber;

Great_Langdale_Panorama

indeed, he who watches over Israel
will neither slumber nor sleep.

Old Barn

The LORD watches over you—
the LORD is your shade at your right hand;

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the sun will not harm you by day,
nor the moon by night.

Great Grey Owl

The LORD will keep you from all harm—
he will watch over your life;

Near Chapel Stile

the LORD will watch over your coming and going
both now and forevermore.

Great Langdale Campsite

(All photos taken on our recent holiday – all in the Great Langdale Valley, Cumbria, except for the Great Grey Owl, taken at Rays Farm in Shropshire).

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October 22, 2008

Light Pollution

Panasonic LX1, 60 sec., f2.8, ISO 80, 6.3mm (Click to enlarge)

“The Heaven’s Declare the glory of God”, (at least they would without humankind’s best attempts to blot out the night sky with light pollution)!

I’ve been itching to try out the “starry sky mode” on our new compact camera, so last night I set it on a tripod at the side of the Rectory facing south towards Great Island. You can make out the stars but the scene is dominated by the bright lights from what I think must be the floodlights from the Cobh Ramblers ground, roughly 4 miles away as the crow flies.

On a camera such as this, with a fingernail sized sensor, it really struggles to capture detail without making the photo very blotchy and full of digital ‘noise’. At a small picture size like this it looks okay but at full size it’s pretty ghastly. Of course in the days of film you just pointed your tripod mounted camera at the night sky put it on ‘bulb’ and went away and had a cup of tea for half an hour or so. Hmm, I guess that this is one example when film is actually better – maybe I’ll give that a try soon.