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Norway this morning

Thought for the day…” Life is too important to be taken seriously” (Oscar Wilde)

“Life is like a 10 speed cycle.  Most of us have gears that we do not use”.

Another fantastic summer day in Norway….and one photo taken early this morning.  Taken today near the centre of Bergen.   Time to put on the sun cream again….

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and another photo from the archives..a 737 about to land in Funchal, Madeira…

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Holidaymakers heading home….time to fly

Thought for the day…” Some people drink from the fountain of knowledge, others just gargle”.

“Always remember that the future comes one day at a time”.

I often get asked what camera I am using to take the photos.    Previously, it was the Panasonic FZ150 but now I have upgraded to the Fuji X-E1.  Both cameras have their good points, but the quality of the jpeg images from the Fuji is so good.   Far less time spent with editing on the computer now, as the pictures straight from the camera are so good.    The kit lens (18-55mm) is brilliant, and it produces fantastically sharp images, helped by an APS-C sized sensor.    The negative thing about the camera is that it does not make good videos, hence the Panasonic is still in the bag for the times when a good video is needed.    But for still photos, the Fuji X-E1 is hard to beat.  Not perfect, but no camera is, but a great camera.  As many people have said, it MAKES you want to take more photos.   And it does !

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The Panasonic has only a smaller CMOS sensor, but does have a 24X zoom lens, and an LCD screen that can be moved.  Initially I thought that a tiltable screen was a gimmick, but after a time you appreciate just how useful it is.   Going back to the Panasonic after handling the Fuji, you realize just how cheap and plasticky it feels, but it can produce some good images (and videos), as the photos on the website show.  But more and more, the Fuji X-E1 is the camera that goes with me and the Panasonic is gradually being retired.  But it is the end result that counts, regardless of the camera that has been used.

Today’s photo is from Funchal, Madeira, and the now bankrupt Sterling Airways.

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and another photo from the archives…. happy children in Laos…..

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Two from Madeira – Not the Quality Spa Resort Hotel, Norefjell.

Thought for the day…” Be careful when reading health books.  You may die of a misprint”.

” The dictionary is the only place where success comes before work”.

Despite being known for difficult approaches, the pilot of this Hungarian-registered 737 had no problems landing at Funchal Airport, Madeira.    In the background one of the Islas Desertas is visible, one of several islands that make up the group in Madeira (with the island of Porto Santo being the second largest).   Some those onboard the aircraft will be heading towards the capital, Funchal, whose old streets are in the second photo.   Whilst there, they may sample one of the local special drinks, called Nikita, a mixture of white wine, beer, ice-cream, pineapple and sugar or hike up to the highest point on the island at 1818m.   Although officially part of Portugal, the islands are semi-autonomous, and benefit from a fantastic year-round climate.  Around 265 000 people live in Madeira, although it receives around 1 million tourists a year, mostly from the European Union (especially Germany, the UK and Scandinavia).

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Commercial success, the 737 aircraft – Not the Quality Spa Resort Hotel, Norefjell.

Thought for the day…..” If you do not fight for what you want, then do not cry for what you lost”.

” A dream is not what you see in your sleep, it is the thing that does not let you sleep”.

Another aircraft photo for the picture today, and a 737 of Caribbean Airlines.   The 737 has proved to be an extremely popular aircraft, and was the first aircraft to receive more than 10 000 orders.   Sales have risen to over 11 150 aircraft.  The newer versions of this aircraft, the 737 NG (next generation) are as wide as they are long, so it is known as the ‘square aircraft’.    Each 737 NG has around 67 km of wire inside it, and an estimated total of 600 000 parts in each aircraft.  It takes around 189 litres of paint to paint an average 737, the paint alone adding an extra 113 kg to the weight of the aircraft.   The aircraft has sold so well that on average, there are 2000 737s in the air at any given time, and one 737 takes off or lands every 2 seconds.  And to buy one… around USD 93 million.

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