20140731_F0001: Glasgow 2014 para-sport athlete Bethy Woodward on Flickr.
- The Glasgow 2014 XX Commonwealth Games also includes several para-sport events. The one we saw was the women’s long jump T37/38 final. Here is the English silver medal winner Bethy Woodward posing for the cameras after the event. According to her biography, she has cerebral palsy and right-sided hemiplegia.

20140731_F0001: Glasgow 2014 para-sport athlete Bethy Woodward on Flickr.

- The Glasgow 2014 XX Commonwealth Games also includes several para-sport events. The one we saw was the women’s long jump T37/38 final. Here is the English silver medal winner Bethy Woodward posing for the cameras after the event. According to her biography, she has cerebral palsy and right-sided hemiplegia.

20140730_F0001: Glasgow 2014 Men’s 5000m final on Flickr.
- These are the shots from the Sunday afternoon athletics session that we went to see in Hampden Park Stadium. This is the final laps of the men’s 5000m final race. The first 4 runners in this shot are actually in the same order as the final result. In the front positions are Caleb Ndiku and Isiah Koech from Kenya, they got the gold and silver medals respectively. In the bronze place is Zane Robertson from New Zealand.

20140730_F0001: Glasgow 2014 Men’s 5000m final on Flickr.

- These are the shots from the Sunday afternoon athletics session that we went to see in Hampden Park Stadium. This is the final laps of the men’s 5000m final race. The first 4 runners in this shot are actually in the same order as the final result. In the front positions are Caleb Ndiku and Isiah Koech from Kenya, they got the gold and silver medals respectively. In the bronze place is Zane Robertson from New Zealand.

20140729_F0002: Glasgow 2014 Men’s Marathon leading group on Flickr.
- A shot from Sunday’s marathon events in Glasgow city centre, again from the George St and Buchanan St intersection and this shot is taken on the second loop just a bit after half way for the men’s race. On the centre left is Michael Shelley from Australia who won the gold medal. I think the silver medalist Stephen Chemlany from Kenya is in the back centre right, and running just in front of him is the bronze medalist Abraham Kiplimo from Uganda. It was raining slightly and rather wet as can be seen, which is actually rather good marathon condition I understand.

20140729_F0002: Glasgow 2014 Men’s Marathon leading group on Flickr.

- A shot from Sunday’s marathon events in Glasgow city centre, again from the George St and Buchanan St intersection and this shot is taken on the second loop just a bit after half way for the men’s race. On the centre left is Michael Shelley from Australia who won the gold medal. I think the silver medalist Stephen Chemlany from Kenya is in the back centre right, and running just in front of him is the bronze medalist Abraham Kiplimo from Uganda. It was raining slightly and rather wet as can be seen, which is actually rather good marathon condition I understand.

20140729_F0001: Glasgow 2014 Women’s Marathon leaders on Flickr.
- A shot from Sunday’s marathon events in Glasgow city centre. We were standing on the George St and Buchanan St intersection and this shot is taken on the second loop just a bit after half way for women’s race. On the left is Flomena Daniel from Kenya, who won the race. Right is Caroline Kilel, she went on and got the silver medal. In the middle is Helalia Johannes from Namibia, she came in on fifth place. Did you see that none of the runners’ feet are touching the ground on this snap?

20140729_F0001: Glasgow 2014 Women’s Marathon leaders on Flickr.

- A shot from Sunday’s marathon events in Glasgow city centre. We were standing on the George St and Buchanan St intersection and this shot is taken on the second loop just a bit after half way for women’s race. On the left is Flomena Daniel from Kenya, who won the race. Right is Caroline Kilel, she went on and got the silver medal. In the middle is Helalia Johannes from Namibia, she came in on fifth place. Did you see that none of the runners’ feet are touching the ground on this snap?

20140728_F0001: Star-trails above the Buquoy Chateau in Nove Hrady on Flickr.
- This is the same Buquoy Chateau in Nove Hrady also featured in few previous photos I posted. The chateau has over three hundred years of history and was the residence of various members of the Buquoy aristocratic family. It’s now operated by the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic as a research centre. This is a star-trails shot where the centre of the shot forms a straight line representing the plane perpendicular to the Earth rotational axis. Here, above the line (visible in the sky but not in this photo) is the north pole of the rotational axis and below (below the horizon and not visible since this is taken on the norther hemisphere) is the south pole.

20140728_F0001: Star-trails above the Buquoy Chateau in Nove Hrady on Flickr.

- This is the same Buquoy Chateau in Nove Hrady also featured in few previous photos I posted. The chateau has over three hundred years of history and was the residence of various members of the Buquoy aristocratic family. It’s now operated by the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic as a research centre. This is a star-trails shot where the centre of the shot forms a straight line representing the plane perpendicular to the Earth rotational axis. Here, above the line (visible in the sky but not in this photo) is the north pole of the rotational axis and below (below the horizon and not visible since this is taken on the norther hemisphere) is the south pole.

20140727_F0001: A two axes centrifuge in action on Flickr.
- This is the Black Mamba ride in the Prater amusement park in Vienna. This spinning ride has two rotational axes, the central axis seen here in the middle of the light trails, and a secondary axis that spins around the first one, giving the random looking circular light trails. It looks rather chaotic how the light trails behave.

20140727_F0001: A two axes centrifuge in action on Flickr.

- This is the Black Mamba ride in the Prater amusement park in Vienna. This spinning ride has two rotational axes, the central axis seen here in the middle of the light trails, and a secondary axis that spins around the first one, giving the random looking circular light trails. It looks rather chaotic how the light trails behave.

20140726_F0001: Star trails with Milky way and Andromeda on Flickr.
- A star trails shot with the trails of the brightest stars in the sky over the Milky way on the right side. I’m now quite sure, looking at star maps that the nebulous object to the right of the Milky way is in fact the Andromeda galaxy, which is the nearest spiral galaxy to the Milky Way and sometimes mistakingly called the Great Andromeda Nebula. I have processed this shot to make it look like clockwise star movement by fading the end of the trails since I exposed my bright Milky way frame first.

20140726_F0001: Star trails with Milky way and Andromeda on Flickr.

- A star trails shot with the trails of the brightest stars in the sky over the Milky way on the right side. I’m now quite sure, looking at star maps that the nebulous object to the right of the Milky way is in fact the Andromeda galaxy, which is the nearest spiral galaxy to the Milky Way and sometimes mistakingly called the Great Andromeda Nebula. I have processed this shot to make it look like clockwise star movement by fading the end of the trails since I exposed my bright Milky way frame first.

20140725_F0001: Vienna opera house, behind scooters on Flickr.
- This is the famous Vienna opera house, the Wiener Staatsoper. It’s really hard to take a photo of it because it’s tightly surrounded by other buildings and busy roads. This is taken at at the furthest away point possible but I got lucky to have two scooters coming in rather symmetrically in front of the building. It would be nice if the Jazz festival banner is not there but one can’t have everything I guess.

20140725_F0001: Vienna opera house, behind scooters on Flickr.

- This is the famous Vienna opera house, the Wiener Staatsoper. It’s really hard to take a photo of it because it’s tightly surrounded by other buildings and busy roads. This is taken at at the furthest away point possible but I got lucky to have two scooters coming in rather symmetrically in front of the building. It would be nice if the Jazz festival banner is not there but one can’t have everything I guess.

20140724_F0001: The real horse power of a Fiaker on Flickr.
- A close up of a white Vienna Fiaker horse. These Fiakers, that are the two horse drawn carriages, are everywhere in the city centre of Vienna, and are powered by these magnificent horses.

20140724_F0001: The real horse power of a Fiaker on Flickr.

- A close up of a white Vienna Fiaker horse. These Fiakers, that are the two horse drawn carriages, are everywhere in the city centre of Vienna, and are powered by these magnificent horses.

20140723_F0001: Mixing agriculture and wind power on Flickr.
- This agricultural area also has many wind turbines. It looks to me from my plane that the turbines don’t require much land for their foundation and the surroundings is flat with fields for farming, so it looks like a very good combination use of land that generate crops and electricity.

20140723_F0001: Mixing agriculture and wind power on Flickr.

- This agricultural area also has many wind turbines. It looks to me from my plane that the turbines don’t require much land for their foundation and the surroundings is flat with fields for farming, so it looks like a very good combination use of land that generate crops and electricity.