I’m back online after a great week in the Alps. One of the best parts of being back at home is having the chance to build my Christmas present – the LEGO Death Star. At 3,803 pieces, it’s a bit of a monster: I could really have used a set of 3D instructions, but had to make do with the 259-page, ring-bound instruction tome. I’m about halfway through and thoroughly enjoying it. :-)
I also had some fun playing with a present I bought my wife, a Sony NEX-5 camera. I think I’ve managed to convince her it isn’t a bowling ball present. The fact that I didn’t get my name etched into the casing probably helped.
In my attempts to understand the NEX-5’s feature-set – so I can educate others in my family in its use, of course (ahem) – I took some panoramas from the balcony of the chalet we’d rented.
As the sun was coming up, with fog covering the valley:
And by night:
No manual stitching or editing required (although I’m sure they could be improved with a bit of Photoshopping).
I’m now almost done dealing with my email and comment backlog, so I expect to be back with more technical posts sometime this week.
Happy New Year to you all!