Wednesday and back to work! Since Hankido doesn't start up until
the end of the month, we've been getting in late to work, meaning that
we work later too.
Today, Randy rode his bike over to Stanford and then back to Redwood
City, despite the frigid winter weather. Got to stay in shape or else it
will be mountains of pain when Hankido rolls begin again!
While waiting for Ting to come out from her office, I busied myself
with taking pictures of the night sky. Without a tripod, it's pretty difficult
to get anything good...The images shown here are about a fourth of what
I shot...the others being hopelessly dark, or blurry, or both! The three
moon closeups were done with automatic exposure control, programmed exposure
at 1/30 sec, and fully manual exposure at 1/60 sec. You can see a little
of the crater-detail beginning to show in the last image, but with such
a tiny lens on the C-700, it's hard to get good night shots of bright objects.
Can you see Orion in the next picture? I was tempted to enhance the
brightness of the stars in Photoshop, but ultimately decided it wasn't
worth the trouble.
The last two shots are closeups of lights in the parking lot... whoop-shoop
dee do. Good thing digital film is free!