Wednesday, November 19, 2014

A trip to Paris with photos

Almost one month ago i was lucky to visit Paris to present a paper in a CS conference (SBAC-PAD). Although bit expensive for my taste, Paris is really a city of light. You can find interesting places to explore the city. Unfortunately, i didn't have enough time to visit Louvre Museum and the catacombs,  i really suggest you to visit them if you ever go to Paris. Here are some photos from the walk i did:

Outside of Louvre museum.
Outside of Louvre museum.

Eiffel tower.
Eiffel tower.


Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris.
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris.


One night we visit a strange old building "Mairie de Paris":

Mairie de Paris.
Mairie de Paris.


Mairie de Paris.
Mairie de Paris.



Last day i had my morning free, so i visited the Jardin de plantes Paris:


Jardin de plantes Paris with flowers.
Jardin de plantes Paris with flowers.
Jardin de plantes Paris.
Jardin de plantes Paris.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

F-16 Hellenic Air Force Demonstration

Last week i was lucky to watch a demonstration of a F-16 of Hellenic Air Force. Although the video and the pictures are not the best i was able to get some average shoots. My biggest mistake was that i left the shutter speed to 1/160s - 1/200s and in my case it should be lower, as the F-16 is a high speed object. Ideally i should had decrease the shutter speed to 1/400s and in crease the ISO to 200, 400 or even 800. Here are some pictures:

F-16 of Hellenic Air Force flying demo.
F-16 of Hellenic Air Force flying demo.

F-16 of Hellenic Air Force flying demo.
F-16 of Hellenic Air Force flying demo.
On the other hand, when i was shooting the video i had some issues with the focusing, i guess i need more practice. After the first two minutes i was able to focus better and i got better shots. Here is the video:



Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Photos from Chania and Elafonisi!

Chania is the second largest city of Crete and the capital of the Chania regional unit. It lies along the north coast of the island, about 70 km west of Rethymno and 145 km west of Heraklion.
 






Elafonisi (Ελαφονήσι) is an island located close to the southwestern corner of the Mediterranean island of Crete, in the regional unit of Chania. When the weather is fine it is possible to walk to the island through the shallow water. The island is a protected nature reserve.