Welcome to Australia's leading independent Frequent Flyer and Travel Resource since 1998!Our site contains tons of information that will improve your travel experience.Joining AFF is fast, simple & absolutely free - register now and take immediate advantage of these great BENEFITS. Once registered, this box will disappear. And you will see fewer advertisements :)
The midge trap has been re-located several hundred metres from its previous 'remote' location in a bushy section of the parks surrounding my local lakes to near houses. The massive tower light is no more.
I conclude that the tower light, which did seem to be overkill for the purpose, was a vandal-deterrent - and not a perpetual solar-machine... .
The trap works by switching on the flouro light when triggered by nightfall. That attracts the midges and the fan at the rear draws in a sample to the trap.
I think the midges have pretty much declined to trivial levels naturally - as anyone could have told the whingers and the council is what would happen after a few weeks .
Still learning the ins and outs of my new camera, my first new digital full frame camera (I've been a Nikon man through Nikkormat FTn, Nikon F, F801, F90x in the film era before dropping to APS-C in digital with D200, D90, D7000, D7100, D7200). I've now made a jump to the "dark side" and purchased a Sony A7riii mirrorless before Christmas. Nowhere as polished in the user interface as the Nikon, but wow! the sharpness and contrast is quite amazing, along with its low light capability (bright sunshine shots of camels and QE upthread).
This image is of the "Ocean Dream" departing Station Pier, being gently nuzzled and turned by a pair of tugs night before last. It's pitch dark with only the ship's lights on (EDIT: and tugs' lights as well). Exposure was hand-held and camera left on Program with -1 stop compensation (original image resized to 1600x900 pixels). The old Nikon D7200 could never have captured this.
And an unresized crop (actually only 640 pixels wide but forum software has stretched it to full-width):
Yes it's grainy but metadata tells me it's ISO 12800.
Only a few pics as Rajasthan forts covered much better in @RooFlyer ’s recent TR. Still nice to visit the region, either for the first time or the first time in 20 years, with family and see (and smell, hear, taste and feel) it all myself.