Weekend Update 20131201

This past weekend was a bit of a whirlwind.

Friday: Kicked off the weekend with some pizza and Vodka Prosecco Sorbet (a fizzy alcoholic drink) with Kathryn. Then we made the grievous error of watching “Not Another Gay Movie” with Kathryn. It’s an eye opener to watch it with a straight lady friend who’s somewhat motherly. I never been more aware of the number of MA 15+ sex scenes in it before.

Weekend Update 20131201
Weekend Update 20131201
Weekend Update 20131201
Weekend Update 20131201

Saturday: We went back to Moka for breakfast, something we said we wouldn’t do. But it would seem that the chefs have been practising the recipes they must have bought when the place changed hands because everything was nice once more.

Then we went home and I played with shooting and focus stacking some photos (I didn’t love the result), followed by making a bokeh kit out of cardboard as a tutorial for the camera club website (I’ll add it later when I’ve taken some photos with my new kit). All while re-watching documentaries about Kevin Clash (the puppeteer for Elmo) and Bill Cunningham (famous New York Fashion Photographer). Then watched The Wolverine the second in the lone X-Men stories, this one set in Japan.

Finally for Saturday we decided to pack the car up and go and take some photos of the night sky in the country. We went all the way to Lake Eppalock, not far from Bendigo. It’s about a two hour drive and the idea was to escape the light pollution of Melbourne to see the stars better.

In short, we didn’t go far enough! The light was still there and the gorgeous night sky was still a little compromised by the lights of the city with a hint of Bendigo’s lights too. Next time we’ll just head down the Great Ocean Road or to Mornington Peninsula instead where we can face the cameras towards the water and shoot away with no chance of light pollution.

We hand planned on camping out, but a wind picked up with a chill in the air so about 11:30 we decided to pack it in and head home.

Weekend Update 20131201
Weekend Update 20131201
Weekend Update 20131201

Sunday was a warm one. We didn’t do much, waking up late after our late night. Could really be bothered to do much but go for a trip into the city with our cameras. We took a walk around and snapped away. It was a lovely day. While taking some photos of the World AIDS Day sign on the bridge David was approached by some folks who clearly had something to do with it and he took their photo for them. While he was snapping with their camera, I was snapping with mine.

Then we went home, stopping at the store on the way, and got all domestic. David made several delicious salads to go with our pork steaks for dinner and for lunch this week. He’s loving the sous vide machine. I did the washing and vacuuming. I also watched White House Down the Channing Tatum / Jamie Fox version of Olympus Has Fallen where the President of the USA is hunted in the White House but assisted by the unexpected hero.

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