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Iñaki Rezola

Majorka l'hiver

Formentor, Mallorca, Spain

2006 01 03, 14:55hs

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© 2006 Iñaki Rezola, All Rights Reserved.

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It's rather difficult to make such a choice as 'The Best Pano Of The Year' -or at least so it is to me-, and I am quite lazy too. That's why I put a lot of time in chosing my submission. There were several 'eery' ones in my mind -the kind of work I started after my accidental 'Borders' contribution-, and many other panos that I appreciated for very different reasons, but the hard thing -the decision-... I always postponed.

So I finally went into a kind of simple choice: I'd show the first one -chronologycally- of all those panos I liked best.

This panorama was shot during our last Christmas holiday's week in Mallorca, on January the 3rd., winter had just set up. Temperature was about 4 degrees C, which is a real chill out there, and a steady wind was blowing hard on the island. We decided to spend the day visiting Formentor, on the northwest, and once we were there we couldn't resist and went up to Albercutx, and old vantage point on top of a mountain - the tower you may see in this pano.

The shooting was a bit complicated due to the wind, to my tripod not being very steady -I had to hold it all the time as it risked to be blown away at every moment-, to my standing on a slanted rock and... to my heights making me dizzy!. The clouds moved very fast too, which complicated the stitching part once back at home -safe and sound.

Anyway I feel that the view deserved the try...

Additional Captions: Majorka l'hiver (castellano) ▼ Majorka l'hiver [euskera] ▼


More panoramas from Mallorca in winter

http://www.panoleku.com/mallorca/index.html

Location

Europe / Spain

Lat: 39° 55' 42" N
Long: 3° 7' 4" E

→ maps.google.com [EXT]

Precision is: Unknown / Undeclared.

OpenStreetMap: © OpenStreetMap contributors

Equipment

Nikon D70, Nikkor 10,5, tripod, homemade panohead, PTGui-PanoTools, Smartblend, Pano2QTVR, Photoshop

Majorka l'hiver (castellano)

Resulta complicado elegir 'la mejor panorámica del año', al menos para mí, y además, soy bastante perezoso, así que he ido posponiendo la elección. Tenía en mente unas cuantas 'Eeries', el tipo de panoramas que empecé a hacer después de mi accidentada contribución a 'Borders-Fronteras', y otras, cada una por razones diferentes. Pero no lograba decidirme.

Finalmente se me ocurrió enviar el primero, cronológicamente, de todos ellos. Que es lo que he hecho.

Estábamos a principio de invierno en Mallorca, era el 3 de Enero. La temperatura era bastante fresca para la zona, unos cuatro grados, y el viento soplaba con fuerza en toda la isla. Pensamos pasar el día por el norte y acercarnos hasta Formentor, donde no pudimos resistir la tentación de subir hasta la vigía de Albercutx, que es la torre que se puede ver en la panorámica.

Sacar las fotos resultó un tanto complicado por el viento, por mi trípode, que era bastante inestable y tenía que sujetarlo todo el tiempo para que no se fuera volando, por estar sobre una roca inclinada y porque tengo vértigo. Las nubes se movían a mucha velocidad, pero eso sólo me complicó el posterior montaje de la panorámica.

De todas formas, me pareció que la vista merecía intentarlo...

Majorka l'hiver [euskera]

Zaila da urteko panoramikarik hoberena aukeratzea, edo gutxienez hala da niretzat. Gainera, alfer xamarra naizenez, denbora aurrera joan eta ni erabaki ezinda aurkitzen nintzen.

Oso gustokoak nituen hainbat 'Eeries', panoramika berezi batzuk egiten hasi nituenak 'Borders-Mugak' deaialdiaren garaian izandako kamara-istripuaren ondorioz, eta beste panoramika mordo bat ere, gustatzen zitzaizkidanak. Azkenean pentsatu nuen horien guztien artean egindako lehena bidaltzea.

Negu hasieran geunden, Mallorcan, lau bat gradutan -fresko xamarra dena bertan- Urtarrilak 3an, hain zuzen ere. Haizea zakar zebilen irla osoan. Iparraldean eguna pasatzeko erabakia hartu genuen, Formentor-en aldean, eta bertan egonda, Albercutx-eraino igotzeko tentazioari ezin genion aurre egin. Horixe da panoramikan ikus daitekeen talai-dorrea.

Argazkiak ateratzea konplikatu xamarra izan zen. Lehen, haizea zela ta, bigarren, nire tripode exkaxa -haizeak edozein momentuan eraman zezakeena zela eta, hirugarren, gainean nengoen arkaitz okerra zela eta, eta laugarren, altuerak zorabioa ematen didala eta. Lainoak abiadura bizian pasatzen ziren, bainan horrek panoramika osatzeko lana zaildu zidan beranduago, etxean.

Dena dela, bistak saiatzea merezi zuelakoan nengoen.
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