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18 September, 2010

Panoramic view

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A panoramic view of Seu cathedral - made from several pictures stitch together.
By SEN.

16 September, 2010

Palma de Mallorca - Later Edit

It was my last holiday destination. Together with my family we had the most fun ever. Situated in the Balearic Islands, full of history and fun, both adults and children can have a grate time. While it is not on the same league with Tenerife Island, Mallorca managed to keep us entertained for the whole stay.
I will post everyday -time permitting- some pictures I've took there.
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This is the beach, on the evening we arrived there.
Actually we went to Aquarium but I'm not gonna show you fishes, now!
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Instead, a very funny penguin.
The next day we went to MarineLand, a park with most of the stuff oriented to marine life. But not only.
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Here - the show of the Sea Lions, the most amazing I EVER seen (and I can say so since I went to similar one, Loro Park in Tenerife!!).
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Next were the Dolphins. Again, the most amazing and entertaining show I've seen. While the water basin is not on the match with the one in Tenerife, the Dolphin skills, passion and the dedication of the animal instructors surpasses the Tenerife show!
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You may think of wave surfing but actually it is Dolphin surfing, as the instructor was riding on the animal's back! What a show!
Another worth visiting location is the KATHMANDU house:
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A flipped over house full of wanders and crazy stuff! And fun too!
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Outside the house, a majestic sculpture of a horse.
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Cathedral of Santa Maria of Palma, a Gothic Roman Catholic cathedral more commonly referred to as La Seu.
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Amazing performance on the streets.
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Strange option to place a street sign.

To be continued!
By SEN

14 September, 2010

13th SEPTEMBER

First day of school.
After a stressful week - at least for us, as parents, first day passes quickly.
Lots of parents with them children, grand-parents with tears in the eyes. Teachers, some guests. Few words at the opening. Then the class, the fever. Tears again. And that's it! In less than three hours everything is finish.
Some photos during the day!

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My son, Daniel, first day at school.

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Priest giving blessing for the participants. Or nunchak fight?

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Big crowd at the opening ceremony.

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In class, parents buzzing around they're children.

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Doesn't feel like a zoo?

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Some give water to mice.

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No stress here, Dad!

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My son grow up!

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Lovely flowers.
By SEN.

12 September, 2010

New Post.

Hi! everybody!

It's been a long time since I've posted something here, considering that I am in vacation from 15 July! Well, Mea culpa! Yours too since I've got no feedback on my work. I love critics! So, "Giv'em Hell, Malone!"

Right!
In passed time I've been busy traveling. In the country; in Bulgaria; in Palma de Mallorca. All these with my family. You can bet i took a lot of pictures:actually, 25 Gb worth of it!!
So, now I have to sort and edit some...
Goodies to come for those who wait. Actually I'm lazy!
That's it!
By!
:)


This is edit (in CS4 Fractalius filter) of a macro shot - pepper seed.
By SEN.

23 August, 2010

Using Polarizer on my SIGMA lens

Left - without. Right - with.
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Circular polarized. Slim size.
There is a clearly gain in contrast and color warmth.
Nikkon D5000 + 17-70mm f2.8-4 OS DC HSM
By SEN.

Butterflies

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Nikkon D5000 + 17-70mm f2.8-4 OS DC HSM
By SEN

Stellar...

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Nikkon D5000 + 17-70mm f/2.8-4 OS DC HSM
By SEN

20 August, 2010

Grasshopper

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Nikon D5000 + Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4
By SEN

Rose

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High key with D5000+Sigma 17-70
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Why is bad: Sigma 17-70mm

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1. The lens is quite soft especially on the stated aperture: f/2.8-4. It gets better from f/5.6 to f/8. But then I loose a lot of light!
2. I have problems focusing in auto, especially at 70mm and close range. The focus is haunting and gives irregular focus lock.
3. The maximum magnification is 1:2.7 and minimum focus distance is ridiculously close to the front element, making captures of shy subjects a painful job.
4. And, to make the things even worse, the lens suck dry the battery after only 250 shots, versus 500 with Nikkor 18-55mmVR!
The resulting photos are nothing stellar: so many of you may wander why I have got it! Well, It just better than standard kit lens Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6VR, not so heavy and looks like "a million bucks " on my D5000! Awesome, dude!
By SEN.

New glass - SIGMA 17-70mm f/2.8-4 DC OS HSM

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I've wanted this lens more than Nikkor 105mm Micro, for general use. It has some close-up capabilities which helps me to capture candid moments. Unfortunately the lens did not rise to my expectations.
In a future post I will justify my critics.
By SEN

13 August, 2010

Artist in me...

Just me, fooling around...
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Me, posing as greatest photographer! Ever!

Working...
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Actually, no.

Fooling, again...
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Safety at rest...

Photography during coffee break.
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Flora...

Leaf
nature abstract
Liked the colors in this macro-studio photography

In spot light.
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Family tree

Beach in Spain. Then some HDR.
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I'm on fire...

Photography during approaching discharging port in Hamburg.
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Friends

Taranto, Italy. City walk with some colleagues.
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Hooked

Sky was grate that afternoon and the crane was just in the photographer's way...
got hooked hdr

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The SEA

An old photo using Canon S5 IS. Adjusted in CS4.
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A storm was chasing us during sea passage. Never developed into the perfect storm.
sky, clouds, rain and tornado

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Ship-yard in Gdynia, Poland.
Dry dock 1

Dry dock 2

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Sleep tight.

Back light.
cozy nap time

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Condens... eye can see...

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eye can see

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City

Weird looking building.

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Afternoon...

mafia exits


Nobody out there...
friday 13th

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About me...

My photo
It's not that I'm here: It's that I'm not there! SEN.

Look who's talking...

Sneak peak...

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