Not from the archives but freshly pressed – taken just this weekend on the first outing of my new second hand Sigma 24mm (f/2.8 “Ultra Wide”). Nifty little lens although of course this photo doesn’t really show anything that it can do.
Chess and photography being my major hobbies, it is perhaps surpising I don’t have more pictures featuring chess. This is one set up for purpose, I think from one of my own games (which I won :p).
I don’t normally do weddings (I don’t like people, and I prefer to use my hands for drinking), but this is from one where my girlfriend was the bridesmaid.
This is actually her bouquet, not that of the bride. Quite neat and “to-the-point” I think, with the glass adding a subtle festive touch. I quite like it.
I might as well stay with Paris for now, I’ve got a few nice photos especially of the Eiffel Tower. This one was taken from the monument down the park, I guess it’s obvious why I liked this see-through. Like yesterday’s it was taken on Christmas day 2012!
Just one of many photos (not even of Paris alone) that are just hanging around on my hard drive. It’s not the best or special in any way – but maybe that is what makes this one a good start. Let me see how many I can get out there for everyone to see – enjoy!
Unfortunately, almost none of my scientist friends will be bothered to read these articles. As a scientist though, it is important to acknowledge and confront problems in the field, not stick your head in the sand and your fingers in your ears.
So if you’re a scientist, do read this, think about it, and try whatever little you can to change it. The core of science – its trustworthiness – is at stake.
Just decided to take stock of my/our reasonable collection of alcoholic beverages. Didn’t come out too shabby (don’t mean to boast… well a little bit ha ha >) ).
Pimm’s No 1
Pimm’s No 3 (winter)
Captain Morgan spiced
Tanqueray gin (export strength 47.3%)
Absinthe (Horká Ilhovina, Czech)
Absinthe La Valote (Switzerland)
Limoncello (Gioia Luisa)
Maker’s Mark bourbon whisky
Bols Zeer Oude Genever
Grand Marnier red
43 (Cuarenta y tres)
Sempé Connaisseur armagnac
Mozart dark chocolate
Glenfiddich Solera Reserve
Old Malt Cask by Douglas Laing single cask Bowmore 2011 (1 of 451 bottles)
Bowmore 17 yo
Tobermory 10 yo
Ardbeg 10 yo
Aberlour 10 yo
Talisker 10 yo
Glen Garioch 15 yo
Ardmore 46% (unaged)
Cregganmore 12 yo
Lagavulin 16 yo
Jameson Distillery Reserve 12 yo
Redbreast 12 yo
The Irishman 70% malt
Beers (various quantities)
Charles Quint Ruby
Charles Quint Gold
Corne La Triple
Liefmans Golden Band
St Bernardus Prior 8
Hanssens Oude Gueuze
Various wines, changing on a weekly basis so unaccounted (5 red, 3 white, if you must know)