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. This is the beach, on the evening we arrived there. Actually we went to Aquarium but I'm not gonna show you fishes, now! 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. 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!!). 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! 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: A flipped over house full of wanders and crazy stuff! And fun too! Outside the house, a majestic sculpture of a horse. Cathedral of Santa Maria of Palma, a Gothic Roman Catholic cathedral more commonly referred to as La Seu. Amazing performance on the streets. Strange option to place a street sign.
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!
My son, Daniel, first day at school.
Priest giving blessing for the participants. Or nunchak fight?
Big crowd at the opening ceremony.
In class, parents buzzing around they're children.
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.
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.
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