Saturday, 30 November 2013
So I finally watched the 50th anniversary of Dr Who. And it was just fantastic. Good stuff BBC and Steven Moffat!
And a big thanks to UKTV here on sky. Since January, they’ve dedicated each month to a Dr starting with William Hartnell and leading up to the anniversary episode last weekend. I’ve never seen some of the older Doctor’s so it was great to see them. Later episodes on Doctors I do remember bought back memories of hiding behind the couch terrified (just like every other kid!).
But back to the 50th anniversary episode….. the story was great, but the banter between the 3 Doctors was just fantastic. The nods to the older Doctors and companions was also well done…. the curator, the Bad Wolf (and David Tennat’s look when he realised who the Bad Wolf was) and very colourful scarves. Who doesn’t like a fez?
With Gallifrey being “saved”, I do feel the Doctor will have lost his darker side which has been a key part of the character.
It’ll be interesting to see where Moffat and the other writers take Dr Who without the Doctors emotions on destroying Gallifrey.
Bring on Peter Capaldi and the Christmas special! I for one am looking forward to it.
So I’ve decided that Lee and Rob are bad influences….
By doing things like getting me into photography….. emailing me about well priced, good quality lenses…… heading along to photography shops with me….. and watching me spend some money :)
Not that it’s all that hard to lead me astray….
So after recommendations from the guys, reading some reviews and having a play this afternoon…. I’ve bought a new lens. Have been wanting a longer zoom lens for airshows and wildlife photography, but couldn’t justify the cost of them.
That’s until the Sigma range of lenses were pointed out to me. Much cheaper and pretty good quality by all accounts.
I’m now the proud owner of one of these:
Monday, 25 November 2013
On arrival I snapped a few pics of the static display using my 55mm lenses and then changed to my 250mm lenses. Due to the bright sunshine, I used my polarising lenses and set the camera to Tv 1/200 and iso 400. Throughout, the day I remembered to adjust the polarising lenses position to account for the sun movement, but wonder if I should have used a lower iso?
Anyway on to the pics…. Since the day was all about the Harvard, I’ll start there. 9 were flying and it was great to see them all up in the air. Such a great classic plane.
Off course there were some other aircraft too…. it wouldn’t be an airshow without some crazy aerobatics. 3 different aircraft were on display throughout the day (Giles, Zlin, MX2).
I got quite a cool shadow effect on this one with the sun…
You can tell when someone is having fun…. like when they do “doughnuts” in their MX2 :)