Trying Out My New Camera

After breaking the lens on my old and faithful point and shoot, I finally bit the bullet and got a new camera.

I took it out yesterday to catch the Moon and Saturn close together in the night sky. I still have a huge learning curve when it comes to astrophotography, but I think a few of these turned out all right. I hope you enjoy them.

The Moon, Saturn and a dirty lens I think. A nice effect, I just hope it is not a defect in my lens.

The Moon, Saturn and a dirty lens I think. A nice effect, I just hope it is not a defect in my lens.

The Moon and Saturn through the trees and above the St. Vital Bridge

The Moon and Saturn through the trees and above the St. Vital Bridge

Looking at Scorpius over the tree line.

Looking at Scorpius over the tree line.

A shot of Corona Borealis, The Northern Crown, one of my favourite constellations.

A shot of Corona Borealis, The Northern Crown, one of my favourite constellations.

Joggling Take 2

Len and I were at it again this year, joggling the 3 km course at the Grand Beach Sun Run. We finished in 27 minutes, a far cry better than the 45 minutes it took us last year … we are of course hoping everyone will overlook the fact that we ran the 5 km loop last time.

This year was lots of fun and the shorter distance was a nice warm up for the Colour Me Rad Run that is coming up this weekend. We met up with a few people who remembered our efforts from last year and we introduced a whole new crowd of runners to joggling: the art of jogging and juggling. Among the crowd of inductees was a very excited golden retriever, who though it would be more fun to chase the jogglers and their balls than follow his master on the course.

Unfortunately our membership drive came up short, but we are hopeful that we will one day wrangle at least one person into this entertaining sport … or even perhaps that golden retriever.

Enjoy the photos and come out and see us this Sunday the 21st in Winnipeg at Colour Me Rad. We’re at the gate at 9h40.

Len showing off our heavier juggling balls that won't get carried away in the strong wind.

Len showing off our heavier juggling balls that won’t get carried away in the strong wind.

Hmm, what are these strange things floating in front of me?

Hmm, what are these strange things floating in front of me?

Len warming up for the run.

Len warming up for the run.

Getting warmed up.

Getting warmed up.

At least we are ahead of a couple people this year.

At least we are ahead of a couple people this year.

A little flourish at finish as Len crosses the finish line.

A little flourish at finish as Len crosses the finish line.

At the finish and in second place. Well second in the joggling category anyway.

At the finish and in second place. Well second in the joggling category anyway.