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Antico Borgo in Galtelli

Camera
PENTAX K-5 II s
Aperture
f/8.0
Shutter speed
1/100 sec
Focal length (as set)
35.0 mm
Sensitivity
ISO 80
Lens
smc PENTAX-DA 35mm F2.4 AL

Galtelli, the old capital of Sardinia has extremely narrow and quite steep streets, with adorable places to stay at; this is one of them.

Dune di Piscinas

Camera
PENTAX K-5 II s
Aperture
f/11.0
Shutter speed
1/160 sec
Focal length (as set)
35.0 mm
Sensitivity
ISO 80
Lens
smc PENTAX-DA 35mm F2.4 AL

One of the nicest little beaches on Sardinia, which we got to by a little walk, across the dunes.

Drought

Camera
PENTAX K-5 II s
Aperture
f/4.0
Shutter speed
1/1600 sec
Focal length (as set)
130.0 mm
Sensitivity
ISO 80
Lens
Tamron SP AF 70-200mm F2.8 Di LD [IF] Macro (A001)

Spikes, dry dirt, heat - although it’s a bit of an illusion. This was next to a stream, on an area which only gets wet during spring, but it was right next to fresh water.

Gorropu Gorge

Camera
PENTAX K-5 II s
Aperture
f/
Shutter speed
1/60 sec
Focal length (as set)
0.0 mm
Sensitivity
ISO 80
Lens
K or M Lens

Gorropu Gorge is gigantic, peaceful, quiet, and quite steep to get to when walking. There are signs up at the top of the hill before starting to descent that it’s no a light walk, and I have to admit, it’s a decent climb down and then up, but it’s worth it.

Due to the size of the gorge, it’s hard to show and represent it in photos, so I decided for trying to capture the colours that surround you when touring through it.

That is not a snake

Camera
PENTAX K-5 II s
Aperture
f/4.5
Shutter speed
1/250 sec
Focal length (as set)
120.0 mm
Sensitivity
ISO 80
Lens
HD PENTAX-DA 55-300mm F4-5.8 ED WR

That piece of driftwood genuinely scared me when I spotted it through the rocks. The moment you move or zoom closer, the illusion disappears.

Reptile

Camera
PENTAX K-5 II s
Aperture
f/4.0
Shutter speed
1/160 sec
Focal length (as set)
180.0 mm
Sensitivity
ISO 400
Lens
Tamron SP AF 70-200mm F2.8 Di LD [IF] Macro (A001)

This little fellow was staring at me after a rain at Sardinia, in a small forest of olive trees, covering ancient ruins of disturbingly sharply designed sacred wells1.


  1. https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/well-of-santa-cristina

Not Ireland

Camera
PENTAX K-5 II s
Aperture
f/16.0
Shutter speed
1/80 sec
Focal length (as set)
35.0 mm
Sensitivity
ISO 80
Lens
smc PENTAX-DA 35mm F2.4 AL

This is a deceptive image: from all I know, this should be in Ireland. Reality says this is on the semi-island of Sardinia, below Tharros.

Mine, abandoned

Camera
PENTAX K-5 II s
Aperture
f/2.8
Shutter speed
1/1600 sec
Focal length (as set)
87.5 mm
Sensitivity
ISO 80
Lens
Tamron SP AF 70-200mm F2.8 Di LD [IF] Macro (A001)

There are a couple of abandoned mines in Sardinia - this one was turned into a museum, which would have required hours and guided tour to see inside. We were not that interested to inside, but the view certainly had stereotypical lost wild west feeling to it.