Paper-writing goes on. And on. Some day it may finish. Not terribly optimistic at the moment.
Weather has actually warmed up nicely. Enough to let me get out and take a few photos (sunset again, what else). It’s amazingly hard to predetermine the optimal amount of clouds and haze for a nice sunset, but I came out with something.
Stopped at the photo store in the evening. Tried out a teleconverter with my 70-300 lens (Kenko 1.4x Pro). Results were quite disappointing (even beyond the fact that AF was dodgy even in brightly lit areas. Very soft images. Ugh.