Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-Fz20, Exposure: 1/125 sec., Aperture: f/4, Focal Length: 120 mm, ISO Speed: 80
Olhão harbour - Algarve - Portugal (Marina de Olhão - Algarve - Portugal)
Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-Fz20, Exposure: 1/10 sec., Aperture: f/8, Focal Length: 86 mm, ISO Speed: 80
Pasta is an Italian food made from a dough using flour, water and/or eggs. This one is known as fusilli (swirls).
Fusilli, a helical shaped pasta, is usually about four centimetres long. Fusilli is almost identical to another shaped pasta called rotini. They both have a spiral shape, but rotini is slightly larger, thicker and curlier.
Fusilli is often made in green and red varieties, produced by adding spinach and tomatoes respectively.
The Italian word fusilli means "rifle," as the pasta is named for a corkscrew-shaped tool that is used to clean the interior of the barrel of a gun, using a "rifling" motion.
This is the 1st shot taken with my brand new toy, an Olympus E-510.
It was taken from my north balcony (now you also know my north views).
I used a tripod and a 6 seconds' exposure.
The building down there is the Town Market (Faro, Algarve - Portugal), re-built last year, and the square is being used to an exhibit for the "Health Week".
This sculpture is called Le pouce (the thumb) and it's made by the famous sculptor (died in 1998) César Baldaccini. It was made in 1965, weighs 18 tons and is 12 meter high. It can be seen on the far right of the Grand Arche. This shot was taken underneath the Arch, seated on the steps (my legs were hurting like hell...) and it's not as close from the arch as it seems, in fact, I've used all my old camera's focal lenght (378mm).
I think the human element in this image is quite useful in order to get the perception of the real size of this masterpiece.
Its one of my several "street photography" shots, never edited before.ll rights reserved by JulioC. (from my 2005 archives)