Saturday, June 28, 2014

Walking around in Heraklion

I recently went for a walk around the city. It was a good chance to test my new camera. Here are some photos around the city:

Route we used.
Natural history museum.
Dia island.
Fortress. 



Sunset.
After sunset.
View to the inside of the walls.
Sunset with city view.
Open area above "new door" ( Nea Porta - Νέα Πόρτα)

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

A new toy: Nikon D3200!

    


A new toy arrived recently: a Nikon D3200 with the 18-55mm VR II lens.

I'm currently over 1000 photos in just two weeks of usage. So, how does it perform? Here are two pictures of the port, taken during sunset:



The picture quality is superb!! I didn't expect such a huge difference from my compact. I will continue to update the blog with new photos from my trips. Hopefully, now i will always travel with my camera.

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Trip to UK: Cambridge and London

Recently i visited UK for the XEN Hackathon. Before, going to London we decided to visit Cambridge for a meeting with the team and see some old friends. I will never complain about the weather in Greece. The first three days the weather was terrible. Despite the beauty of Cambridge, we were not able to enjoy the beauty due to bad weather conditions.
Parker's Piece Park, Cambridge.

Looking at Parker's Piece Park. Rain, rain, and... rain!


Next we moved near to London Heathrow Airport for the XEN Hackathon. The Hackathon was hosted on the Rackspace Offices. The area was nice and the offices impressive, although they were quite outside of the town. We were around 40-50 people in total and although not all of the topics were interesting, i was a good opportunity to learn some things for XEN.

XEN Hackathon meeting.
Room scheduling: everything at runtime.
I don't travel often any more, so this trip was a good excuse to see some friends and enjoy London. One place i have not visited previous times was the Brooklands Museum.

Entrance of the Brooklands Museum.
Entrance of the Brooklands Museum.
We didn't have enough time to see the planes, because we were a bit late. However, we visited the Mercedes Benz area and checked some of the fabulous cars.

Mercendes super car.
The new addition to my wish list.