Stars and bonfires on the beach for Guy Fawkes day at St. Andrews. A beautiful ending to a delightful day.
Camera Geek Info:
- Canon EOS 60D in manual mode set at f/5.6, 25 second exposure, ISO 1600
- Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 lens, set at 10 mm, manual focus at infinity
I love getting fortunes like this.
Peace on Earth! Goodwill to all!
Look what came in the mail: one of my stories in Analog Science Fiction and Fact! More fun with aliens! I shared some thoughts about writing these aliens a while back and back a while. Enjoy!
No, not that election. At my friend’s Halloween party, my friend decided that everyone should vote on our Halloween ballots. While we didn’t get votes from everyone, we did get some fun reactions, ranging from “definitely Cthulu” to “who the heck is Cthulu?” (My husband’s explanation on that race: this one will eat you and that one will enslave you.) We also got some unclear “hanging chad” results and a few people who were voting for the current underdog.
Here are the results:
The Terminator 4
Darth Vader 10
White Witch 8
Grendel’s Mother 7
Alien Queen 7
The Wicked Witch of the West 5
Cruella de Vil 12
The obvious winners: Darth Vader and Cruella de Vil. The rest are demanding a recount.
Once again, I left coming up with a costume for my friend’s Halloween party until the last minute. And while I’d love to go as General Leia or one of the female Ghostbusters, I don’t have enough time to pull together either costume. So I decided to do something that would scare people. Behold: two Halloween election ballots, with some really frightening choices. I think they make the current election look tame in comparison.
Personally, I wanted to put Servalan on the Supreme Commander list, but I was worried no one at the party would get the joke. Of course, she already is the Supreme Commander.
What science fiction and fantasy villains would you put on the ballot?
Well, it’s hotter ‘n hell and the tree frogs are singing, so it must be time for … goin’ outside and doin’ some astrophotography! Because, seriously, this view of Scorpio with Mars and Saturn is beautiful. Go out and take a look!
Camera geek info:
Canon EOS 60D in manual mode set at f/2.8, 30 second exposure, ISO 100
Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 EX lens, set at 34 mm, manual focus at infinity
iOptron SkyTracker with ballhead