Purveyor of Bollocks to the Crowned Heads of Europe
Wednesday, 27 November 2013
Light, light, light
Three luxury items in one photo. The designer candle-flame, H.I.'s latest large painting and a 12 inch Dobsonian reflector telescope.
With the huge telescope, I made the classic mistake of buying the biggest that could go into the back of a Volvo Estate on the justifiable grounds that the bigger the aperture, the more light is gathered and the better the image for it. The drawback is that I never go to the trouble of lugging it downstairs and actually stuffing it into the car because it is so big.
Both the other items are to be looked at rather than through.
Someone is going to get a lifetime's worth of pleasure by looking at the painting, and I have already got more pleasure from looking at the flame light than it cost me in money, and it cost quite a bit - but only about a third that the 'scope did.
A woman I know took one look at the telescope, then turned to me with a troubled expression and asked, "Are you a bit deficient in the trouser department?"
The flame covers every aspect of my growing appreciation of LED technology (I think I've already said how LEDs are growing on me...) as well as satisfying my inexplicable fascination with all things fantasy.
You know how you can get mesmerically lost by staring at a candle flame? You can do that with this one too. The first time I turned it on, H.I. got a bit close to it and I worried about her catching on fire - for a second.
This is not only a light - it is a video too. Isn't today the beginning of the Jewish festival of lights?