Saturday, 6 July 2013

Horton heard a glowstick go whup-whup-whup-whup!

Tonight I went to Knowlton church...
... but some other guys were there so I moved on to Horton tower instead.

I'm not sure what they were doing there but I had a quick chat with them, they seemed nice enough and implied they were intending to camp there the night.
I suspect it's ghost related as that church is apparently the most haunted place in Dorset... which puts the previous half-dozen nights I've spent there into a sort of perspective.

I left them to it though and moved onto the Tower where I had a little play with glowsticks, painting with light on the new D600. They're much as you'd expect but it was interesting to see how the D600 handles the bright contrasting colours.
 think my Tokina 11-16mm which already is only good at 15-16mm on the full frame needs some adjustments, the stars are getting significantly distorted towards the edges. In honesty I've not started playing with de-barrelling my images. I have a feeling it should become part of my post-processing routine.
This last shot I really like, it's just a clear-cut shot of the Milkyway above the light-pollution of Bournemouth/Poole/Wimborne, one or all of those. The light-pollution had the side-effect of causing a great dome-type lens-flare which I quite like, this image is my wallpaper at the moment.