Running tree


Photo Name: Running tree

Caption: I took this photo during my visits to La Palma isle a trip with an astronomy related perspective.

Properties: Nikon5200 f/8 ISO200 1/250sec 55mm

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Canary Expedition 2015

In May 2015 I went on my second astronomical expedition to the Canary Islands. Second year in a row. Because I’m passionate about astronomy and because La Palma – La Isla Bonita. La Palma is home to the largest optical astronomical observatory in the world and a park with many other national observatories. It is a Mecca for astronomers, along with Chile and Hawaii, has special anti-light pollution legislation and one of the most beautiful skies in the world. But astronomy is not everything in La Palma. Although it is only 42 km long and 28 km wide, the diversity of this island is the size of an entire continent. The Isle of Eternal Spring.


The island of La Palma in the Canary archipelago is addictive. I was only two years in a row, but Vali Grigore, one of the organizers of the expedition, was about 10 times in a row, year after year. In short, La Palma is a tropical island with a perfect climate of eternal spring, with high volcanoes, in North-West Africa, but which belongs to Spain and has an infrastructure worthy of any Western European territory (much better than in Romania ). Obviously, it is an area of the European Union, with the euro currency. Besides, when I was there, the prices were low, almost like in Bucharest.

Why don’t they all go there.. Because tourists with fitze are mostly attracted to the neighboring island of Tenerife, and in terms of housing, because outside of vacations you have limited possibilities of expression and earning: astronomy, salt mining, tourism, hotels and restaurants, stone. The area is considered, at best, underprivileged by the Spanish. Please, don’t tell anyone, don’t crowd there.. The sand on the beach is pitch black so you definitely wouldn’t like it there..

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Canary Islands – La Palma stellar observatories – May 2015 (1)

Photo Name: Sunrise above the sea of clouds near Isaac Newton Telescope

Caption: I took this photo with the Isaac Newton Telescope Canary Islands – La Palma and the sunrise over the sea of clouds behind it.

Properties: Nikon D5200 f/5.6 ISO200 1/125 sec 18mm crop.

Date & Location: 2015 May 18, La Palma, Canary Islands.

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Creepy baby flower arrangements

Photo Name: Creepy baby flower arrangements

Caption: I took these photos in the Canary Islands but also in Norway, Oslo. It seems there is a thing..

Properties: Nikon D5200 f/8 ISO-110 1/250 sec 55mm crop.

Date & Location: 2015 May 19, La Palma, Canary Islands.

Alterations: no edit.

Photo tag: creepy baby, flower arrangements, La Palma, Canary Islands.

Set: Creepy baby flower arrangements of Norway


Way to go

Photo Names: Way to go (photo set)

Caption: I took this photos during my trip to La Palma, Canary Islands.

Properties: Nikon D5200 f/6.3 ISO-400 1/1600sec 55mm crop (first).

Date & Location: 2015 May 14, La Palma, Canary Islands.

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Flowers from La Palma

Photo Names: Flowers in the countryside (photo set)

Caption: I took this photos in my two trips to La Palma – Canary Islands, in 2015 – first photo- and 2014.

Properties: Nikon D5200 f/5.6 ISO-200 1/160sec 55mm crop (first).

Date & Location: 2015 May 12, La Palma, Canary Islands.


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Canary Islands, La Palma – Astrophotography – May 2015

Photo Name: Sunset above the sea of clouds near Isaac Newton Telescope

Caption: I took this photo from near the Isaac Newton Telescope with other facilities from the Isaac Newton Group of Telescopes, Canary Islands – La Palma.

Properties: Nikon D5200 f/3.5 ISO-3200 10 sec 18mm crop.

Date & Location: 2015 May 18, La Palma, Canary Islands.

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