Month: September 2008

  • And it got even crazier

    Last week was pretty crazy but it has become even worse. The Bel20 (a Belgian index) lost 7.98% today while the Dow Jones plunged 700 points (-6.98%) which is its biggest-ever point drop. The Nasdaq crashed 9.14% today and the stocks of most firms are down hugely. The S&P500 dropped 8.79% – it’s biggest loss […]

  • What a crazy week

    If you’ve been following the economic news you’ve probably noticed the past couple of weeks have been very crazy. Here’s a quick overview of some of the more significant events that happened lately: September 7, 2008 A bit more than a week ago the US government nationalized Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the two biggest […]

  • Körperwelten IV – the art of the human body

    On Saturday we went to Brussels to the Cellars of Cureghem to see Körperwelten 4, a traveling exhibition of preserved human bodies and body parts. Körperwelten is German for “Body Worlds” and it’s the child of German anatomist Gunther von Hagens, the inventor of a technique for preserving biological tissue specimens called plastination. The exhibition […]

  • Moon shots – part 2

    I went outside tonight to take a couple of new shots of the moon. The shots I took tonight with the Canon EOS 450 + 55-250mm IS lens are a bit better than those I shot earlier this week. I used my tripod and the EOS 450’s Live View feature to magnify the image 10x […]

  • Shot of the moon with Canon 55-250mm

    I just took a couple of shots of the moon with my Canon EOS 450D and the new 55-250mm IS lens. This shot was taken without a tripod and I did some post-processing to improve the sharpness. The photo features quite a lot of detail but unfortunately it didn’t turn out as sharp as I hoped. […]