I recently visited the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco and it was a great experience (official website).
The building itself is already beautiful
It was a very challenging experience in terms of photography because of the luminosity that was very different from one aquarium to an other. The white balance was different every time so I had to change my settings almost between every shots.
Here are my best shots (most of them were taken using my 50mm F1.8).
It finally happened, my first solo flight. After a bit more than 4 hours and this machine it went solo for the first time (I had 15 hours of flight before in a course but I wasn’t allowed to go solo for insurance reasons).
Here is a little video summing up my flights up to the big moment :
Music : Krewella – Surrender the throne
I’m starting to really like my new camera and understand how to use it properly. Here are some shots that I took at Cannes with it during last 3 months.
Most of the pictures were taken using the 55-250 mm STM, except this one :
La pointe de l’aiguille under lightning
It was at night during a great thunderstorm in the sea that caused a lot of troubles in the air traffic from Nice to Toulon.
Cannes is also a place where there are a lot of interesting machines like this old Fouga (former plane used in the Patrouille de France before they switched to the Alpha Jet).
There are also a lot helicopters (it represents almost half of the traffic during summer period with a top of 45% during august).
G-DLBR departing from runway 17
Dragon 06 on departure
AS55 bypassing A5 taxiway
The biggest one is the first H175 used for VIP purposes as you can see on this article. The yellow and red EC145 is called Dragon as it is a rescue helicopter based in Cannes.
as promised here is the video explaining how I soldered my LED’s to create the display in my worldmap clock project.
As stated in the video, the module used is Ws2818B which are individual RGB leds individually controllable .
I bought them by 100 on Banggood for about 15€
I found a lot of useful tips on how to power it and use it properly on Adafruit’s website (which also the provider of the library to control it) Adafruit Uberguide for Neopixel
Inspired by some wordmaps made with nails found online, I decided to build my own with a little modification : it’s also a clock and of course a connected clock … I know what you are about to say, yet another connected clock ! And well … it’s true (first project, second project). But this one will be pretty !
The “background” was made using painted 8mm thick MDF and the frame was made using fir wood.
LEDs are WS2818 which can be individually addressed in order to have results like this ! In this project there are 82 leds that needed to soldered (6 points per LED). It’s a lot of word, I’ll soon post a video explaining how I did it.
I will add more behind the “background” to light the wall on which it will be hanging. And I still have to work on the Wifi connection using ESP8266 module and Arduino.
After my first project with wood I decided to continue and buy new tools (including circular saw). Here is what I did using pine wood for my sister’s birthday :
It was a very fun project and I learnt a lot like how to properly sand and how to use wood paste to hide the screws.
A lot of things happened for me in 2016. I decided it to celebrate it my way my posting a compilation of my best shots for this year :
NH90 low pass
Dragon 06 flaring
Presidential FA7X on Tango
C150 & Bird Hasard
pelicans low pass
Departing falcon 2000
Enjoy and happy new year 🙂