I have been to Sierra Leone three times, the first time in 1986, then in 1988 and the last in 1991.
Last week I digitized about 2,000 slides that I shot in Sierra Leone on these three occasions. I have seen through these images the places but above all the people I met in those years and that I still keep in my heart. I don’t remember any other places where leaving them I cried.
My camera PEN E-PL3, bought in September of 2013, retires
after 62.204 shots.
In this case, for this camera, it means no longer taking on the heavy tasks that have accompanied it so far, which them will now be assumed by my new camera OM-D E-M10 Mark III.
How fast has been my Olympus Pen E-PL3?
I publish the photo of the Kingfisher in flight that I photographed the last August 2019 on the island of Losinj, in Croatia to answer this question and in honor of my Pen E-PL3 camera and the 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 IIR and ED 40-150mm F4.0-5.6 R lenses.
It was my desire to be able to photograph this
beautiful bird in its natural environment.
I invite you now to take a look at the
photos taken by Alan McFadyen, a great photographer with a passion for nature
Alan McFadyen spent 4.200 hours taking 720.000 photos for
getting “the perfect shot” of a Kingfisher diving straight into the water without
a single splash.
As sea monsters of Greek mythology the “Tre
Pali”, named Ada 2, Ada 3 and Ada 4, emerge from the waters in the stretch
of sea at the limit of 12 miles from the coast of Chioggia.
These are three metal single-platform of the Campo Ada
owned by Eni S.p.A. having the following geographical coordinates (Datum WGS
Ada 2 Lat. 45 ° 10 ’58.320” N Long. 012 ° 35 ’29.650”
Ada 3 Lat. 45 ° 10 ’57.400” N Long. 012 ° 35 ’29.200”
Ada 4 Lat. 45 ° 10 ’57.981” N Long. 012 ° 35 ’28.355”
Getting too close to these structures it’s a risk… because
an Ordinance of the Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport of the Port of
Chioggia prohibits anchoring, fishing and underwater activities within a radius
of five hundred meters from them and obliges everyone the units to stay at a
distance not less than one hundred meters.
The Easter holidays of 2019 were for the family the opportunity to put in the water the rubber dinghy and immerse us in the South Lagoon of Venice. About 18 hours in three days of vacation took us, between canals, Sandbanks and “Casoni”, to visit the city of Chioggia, the littoral of Pellestrina and to sail between the fishing valleys of the South Lagoon until to reach the Casone Millecampi and the Casone Zappa.
The Casoni of Pellestrina
The “Casoni” of Pellestrina are used by fishermen as a warehouse for nets and fishing gear
Dame, Mede and Briccole … sweet and safe traveling companions during a navigation in the Venice lagoon
The Dame is generally made up of a group of poles, one of which is in the highest center and marks the mouth of the navigable canal, while Mede and Briccole, consisting respectively of a single pole or two or more poles, delimit the continuation of the canal. On the poles signals are applied which can be white, green or red. The white signal indicates the side of the channel, the green signal that you have to proceed in navigation keeping the pole on our right, the red signal that you have to navigate keeping the pole on the left. Fair winds. Maurizio