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Aug 17

 

This is the first timelapse video made with Miops Pro trigger. It's only a test to see how to the trigger works, infact the video is too fast (I set up a too fast time).

The next time I hope to make better smile

 

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Mar 17

In the South of Sardinia there is a very beatuful waterfall near a country, Villacidro, where you can relax seeing the landscape and taking some photo of the waterfall and water flowing downstream. Get to the waterfall is very easy beacause from Villacidro there are some signs that help you... But if you were to serve these are the coordinates:

39.467842N  8.725247E (Google Maps)

 

The waterfall, set among the rocks, creates three jumps and two little lake one of wich is deep enough (you need boots with overalls), but making attention you can try to go on right side of the lake, near the rock and go over the first lake with normal rubber boots. The environment is well clean because the local administration make a periodic maintenance to preserve the beauty of the place, but without taking out charm to the waterfall that seem natural and wild always. From the car park you can follow a paved path very beautiful, but arrived to the waterfall the human element disappear to leave space for Nature and water, a lot of water. The best moment to see the waterfall is end winter and spring, when the vegetations is green and there is the maximun flow rate of water.

 

Nel sud della Sardegna c'è una cascata veramente molto bella vicino a un paese, Villacidro, dove vi potete rilassare vedendo il paesaggio e facendo qualche foto alla cascata e all'acqua che scorre a valle. Arrivare alla cascata è veramente facile perché da Villacidro ci sono alcuni cartelli che vi aiutano... Ma se proprio vi dovesse servire ecco le coordinate:

39.467842N  8.725247E (Google Maps)

 

La cascata, incastonata tra le rocce, formata da tre salti crea due piccoli laghetti di cui uno abbastanza profondo (ci vogliono degli stivali con la salopette), ma con un po' di attenzione passando sul lato destro, rasenti la roccia, è possibile andare sul laghetto superiore anche con dei normali stivali di gomma. Tutto l'ambiente è ben pulito e curato, segno che l'amministrazione comunale esegue una manutenzione periodica per preservare la bellezza del luogo, ma senza togliere fascino alla cascata che sembra sempre naturale e selvaggia. Dal parcheggio si arriva alla cascata seguendo un percorso lastricato molto carino, ma arrivati alla cascata stessa gli elementi dell'uomo spariscono per lasciare spazio alla Natura e all'acqua, tanta acqua. Il periodo migliore è sicuramente sul finire dell'inverno, inizio primavera, in modo da avere la vegetazione verde e rigogliosa e la massima portata d'acqua data dalle piogge invernali.

 

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12
Feb 17

To the south-west of Sedini there is a small but beautiful waterfall surrounded by greenery that forms a small stream. The waterfall has a jump of a few meters in a pool below, and all is enclosed by rocks, trees and shrubs. Definitely a good cool place to take some shoot in the summer, but to have a nice stream of water should go in winter or early spring when nature is awakening.
To reach Sedini you can follow the State Route 134 coming from Nulvi / Tergu, or from the opposite direction from Perfugas / Bulzi (see map). Anyway arrived in the village from the main road you have to go in Via Margherita di Savoia and then turn in Via Pancrazio (see map), where you continue until you leave the town and continue straight on to P parking (see map). The car can be left on the roadside so is not very busy. To get to the waterfall you will have to enter the field indicated by the map and go down into the creek approximately following the path indicated as it is possible because the vegetation maybe covered some steps. However it will not be difficult to get to the waterfall because you can hear the sound of water.

Waterfull coordinates 40.841894N 8.802268E (Google Maps)

A sud-ovest di Sedini c'è una piccola ma bella cascata immersa nel verde che forma un piccolo torrente. La cascata presenta un salto di qualche metro in una piscina sottostante, il tutto racchiuso da rocce, alberi e arbusti. Sicuramente un buon luogo fresco per fare qualche scatto in estate, ma per avere un bel getto d'acqua conviene andare in inverno oppure all'inizio della primavera quando la natura si sta risvegliando.

Per arrivare a Sedini potete seguire la Strada Statale 134 arrivando da Nulvi/Tergu, oppure dalla direzione opposta da Perfugas/Bulzi (vedere mappa). In ogni caso arrivati in paese dalla strada principale bisogna andare in Via Margherita di Savoia e poi girare in Via Pancrazio (vedi mappa), dove proseguirete sino ad uscire dal paese e proseguendo sempre dritti sino al parcheggio P (vedi mappa). L'auto è possibile lasciarla sul ciglio della strada tanto non è molto trafficata. Per arrivare alla cascata dovrete entrare nel campo indicato dalla mappa e scendere nel torrente seguendo approssimativamente il sentiero indicato in quanto è possibile che la vegetazione abbia coperto alcuni passaggi. Comunque non sarà difficile arrivare alla cascata perché potrete sentire il rumore dell'acqua.

Coordinate cascata 40.841894N 8.802268E (Google Maps)

 

  

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05
Mar 17

How to recognize a young buzzard than an adult.

Guide of Birds Svensson, highlights several distinguishing characteristics between adults and young people; specifically indicates:

  • Young
    • in the tail end the bar it is not clear
    • lower parts streaked with dark, especially the chest
    • "Hand" narrow and airfoil S
    • clear iris
  • Adult
    • tail black bar
    • lower body crossed and not dripped or striatum
    • wings with a straight profile and "hand" wide
    • short tail

On the net than I found other information:

  • Young
    • whitish feathers on the head when they are very young and are still carrying out the suit
    • the lower edge of the wings (underside) is pale and blurred
    • thin light band, on the back of the wings, formed from the apex of the upper coverts

In time I will try to update this list, especially with direct studies of the subject.
As always I accept criticism, suggestions and more information.

 

Come riconoscere una poina giovane rispetto ad un adulto.

 

La Guida degli Uccelli di Svensson, mette in evidenza diversi caratteri distintivi tra adulti e giovani; nello specifico indica:

  • Giovani
    • nella coda la barra terminale non è netta
    • parti inferiori striate di scuro, soprattutto il petto
    • "mano" stretta e profilo alare a S
    • iride chiara
  • Adulti
    • barra terminale nera nella coda
    • corpo inferiore barrato e non gocciolato o striato
    • ali con profilo rettilineo e "mano" ampia
    • coda più corta

In rete poi ho trovato altre indicazioni:

  • Giovani
    • penne biancastre sulla testa quando sono molto giovani e stanno ancora effettuando la muta
    • il margine inferiore delle ali (parte sottostante) è pallido e sfumato
    • sottile banda chiara, sul dorso delle ali, formata dall'apice delle copritrici superiori

Col tempo cercherò di aggiornare questa lista, soprattutto con studi diretti dei soggetti.
Come sempre accetto critiche, suggerimenti e maggiori informazioni.

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Feb 17

In the area of ​​Berchidda, in the province of Sassari, there is a beautiful and imposing waterfall hidden in the woods. Finding it is not difficult, even just follow an easy path to get there. The problem is that the area is a private property, and to enter you have to ask permission from the owner, usually very kind and helpful, so you should have no problems.
To get to the waterfall, take the road Sassari-Olbia 729 (EB40) towards Olbia; arrived at the junction for Berchidda leave the state and go to the country, where you will enter to then follow the provincial road SP138 towards Telti, Calangianus (see map). Got to the point P of the map you can park and walk (remember that the area is private property), or go by car to the point Pr of the other map and ask the owner for permission to stay in his property and go to see the waterfall. If he say yes, you can continue until to the point P where you can park (there is only one car place and not so easy, if you have a SUV is better) and then continue on foot.
In the map to follow on foot, that the leads to the points A and B, you will not have problems because the trail is well marked and easy to follow. The arrival point A is easier to achieve if there is a lot of water, but it allows you to be far beyond the base of the waterfall (which was me), while point B allows you to get to the base of the waterfall.

Waterfall coordinates 40.825362N 9.230657E (Google maps)

 

Nella zona di Berchidda, nella provincia di Sassari, c'è una bella e imponente cascata nascosta tra i boschi. Trovarla non è difficile, anzi basta seguire un facile sentiero per arrivarci. Il problema è che la zona è una proprietà privata e per entrare bisogna chiedere il permesso al proprietario, solitamente molto gentile e disponibile, per cui non dovreste avere problemi.

Per arrivare alla cascata prendete la Strada Statale Sassari-Olbia 729 (EB40) in direzione Olbia; arrivati allo svincolo per Berchidda uscite dalla statale e andate verso il paese, dove entrerete per seguire poi la Strada Provinciale SP138 in direzione Telti, Calangianus (vedi mappa). Arrivati al punto P della mappa potrete parcheggiare e proseguire a piedi (ricordate che la zona è una proprietà privata), oppure entrare con la macchina sino al punto Pr dell'altra mappa e chiedere al proprietario il permesso di stare nella sua proprietà e andare a vedere la cascata. Nel caso vi dica di si potete proseguire con l'aiuto sino al punto P dove potrete parcheggiare (ci sta una sola auto e non tanto comodamente, se avete un fuoristrada è meglio) e poi proseguire a piedi.

Nella parte di mappa da seguire a piedi, quella che porta ai punti A e B, non avrete problemi in quanto il sentiero è ben segnato e facile da seguire. Il punto di arrivo A è quello più facile da raggiungere se c'è molta acqua, ma vi permette di stare molto oltre la base della cascata (dove sono stato io), mentre il punto B permette di arrivare alla base della cascata.

 

Coordinate cascata 40.825362N 9.230657E (Google maps)

 

 

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  • Not your ordinary camera bag: Rhake waterproof pack with Camera Capsule insert review

    The Rhake Weatherproof Bag + Camera Capsule
    $365 (bag) + $130 (insert) | MissionWorkshop.com

    The Rhake pack has a roll top giving it a decent degree of expansion.

    The Rhake waterproof backpack by Mission Workshops doesn’t look like an ordinary camera bag – instead it looks a lot more like a high quality bike messenger pack or something you might take on a weekend trip when packing light. And that’s the point. The bag’s 22L main compartment is designed to be multi-functional. Once you slide the Capsule Camera insert ($130) into the Rhake you have a camera bag with a utilitarian design, albeit with a very high price tag.

    The Capsule Camera insert that slides into the Rhake pack.

    Though this pack is not designed specifically with photographers in mind, I was intrigued to find out just how functional it could be.

    Specifications

    • Exterior: 21 x 13 x 5 in / 53 x 33 x 13cm
    • Interior Volume: 22L
    • Capsule Insert: 9.75 x 17.75 x 4.25in / 25 x 45 x 11cm
    • Laptop Compartment: Dedicated 17in Exterior Pocket
    • Weight: 3.1lbs / 1.4kg

    Design & construction

    The first thing I noticed about the Rhake was the high quality construction – Mission Design guarantees their products for life – which makes me believe that this thing was built to last. The bag is made of weatherproof nylon fabric called HT500 that is apparently exclusive to the company. It gives the pack an understated look and a good degree of water and stain resistance.

    The Rhake pack's laptop compartment can fit up to a 17" computer. The pack also has a dedicated tablet compartment.

    The second thing I noticed about this bag was the amount of organizational pockets. There are technically two zippered compartments that are large enough to fit a laptop (a dedicated exterior pocket, shown above left, and a second one within the 22L main compartment). On the back of the bag, opposite the exterior laptop pocket, there is a mesh water bottle pocket that tucks away when not in use.

    There are numerous options for organization within this bag to suit your tastes

    The front of the Rhake features a dedicated 10” tablet pocket and two accessory pouches (one at the top of the bag and one at the bottom) for stashing chargers, spare batteries or other items that need to be accessed quickly.

    There are two zippered front pockets with plenty of room to organize smaller odds and ends. There are also two accessory pouches, one at the top (accessible via the roll top) - and one at the bottom (accessible via zipper).

    There are also two larger zippered front pockets, one of which is filled with three smaller interior zippered mesh pockets. In short, there are numerous options for organization within this bag to suit your tastes.

    The straps are well-padded and a horizontal strap offers added stability.

    The back of the Rhake is made of perforated foam and there is a luggage handle pass-through for use with roller bags. The straps have a nice amount of padding and feature an additional horizontal buckled strap.

    The camera insert can be accessed from the top of the bag. A look inside the Rhake pack once the camera insert has been removed.

    The Camera Capsule insert is accessed from the top of the Rhake pack. The inside can be customized to your taste using the padded partitions. There’s also a back pocket in the insert where you can slide in an 11" laptop or tablet.

    A close-up look inside the Camera Capsule insert. I was able to fit two bodies, several lenses and a flash.

    In the field

    All of my photographer friends who saw the Rhake in action immediately complimented the style of this bag. It looks good, and it can comfortably hold a large amount of gear. I loved the many organizational pockets and those tiny mesh interiors were a great place for all of my miscellaneous items that I end up with at a shoot.

    Once it’s packed, the front is snapped together and the top rolled shut, the Rhake pack is a surprisingly compact gear bag with the ability to expand to hold a large amount of equipment.

    Its compact silhouette made it a good for riding the subway (even during rush hour) and hauling it around didn’t make me feel like I was in danger of destroying a shoulder.

    There's no way to access most of the gear stored within the Camera Capsule insert unless you completely remove it from the bag

    Unfortunately, there is one glaring design flaw with the Rhake: there's no way to access most of the gear stored within the Camera Capsule insert unless you completely remove it from the bag. For some photographers, this might seem like a minor oversight; after all the Rhake is a multi-functional bag, but I found this design element to be really inconvenient. It was easy enough to access my main camera body through the top zipper, but if I wanted to switch lenses I needed to totally unpack the 22L compartment – which is kind of a pain when working in the cramped quarters of a dark music venue.

    When the bag is fully packed it also takes a little bit of elbow grease to remove the Camera Capsule from the main compartment. I imagine that with more use the bag’s structure will become less tight, but on the shoots I took the Rhake to I found myself having to spend a few extra moments safely removing the capsule from the bag. The Camera Capsule essentially fills the 22L compartment, making it difficult to stash anything else in there (a jacket, supplies for an overnight trip, etc.). I’d be curious to see how the Rhake would function with smaller camera inserts like the Topo Camera Cubes.

    What’s the bottom line?

    The Rhake’s construction is high quality, the design is aesthetically pleasing and it can hold a good deal of gear without looking bulky, making it great for everyday use. But the bag is pricey and the multi-functionality aspects make certain elements of the design inconvenient for photographers. Ultimately, if you're looking for a dedicated camera bag, there are other more cost-friendly and functional options out there. However, if you want a pack that can pull double duty as a bike bag or a weekend travel pack, the Rhake might be for you.

    What We Like:

    • Utilitarian design
    • Durable construction
    • Slim profile
    • Ample organizational pockets
    • Holds a lot of equipment
    • Multi-functional bag, could be used as a camera bag or for something else

    What We Don’t Like:

    • High price tag
    • Inability to access lenses in Camera Capsule without unpacking

    Rating:

(C) 2017 Giuseppe Gessa