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The Reward of a Rainy Day by Vaidas M 

Beautiful evening light falling on the cliffs near Cap de Formentor in Northern Mallorca. 

Our second day in Mallorca was initially not looking that great - as we arrived at the northern town of Port de Pollença, the sky was covered in grey cloud and it kept raining almost constantly. After a few hours in town we were considering just heading back to the hotel in Palma, but we decided to visit the Northern peninsula of Cap de Formentor before heading South. The sky started clearing up and it suddenly became obvious that there was good potential for a beautiful sunset, and the sky certainly didn’t disappoint eventually! 

This is a long exposure taken using the B+W 3.0 10 stop ND filter, Lee ND grad was used to balance the exposure between the cliffs and the sky. Nikon D90 + Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 B+W 3.0 + Lee 0.9 ND HG 18 mm | f/5.3 | ISO 200 | 186 sec Explored | August 8th, 2011: #304. 


Three sisters, Glencoe by Aneiv
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Sony a6000 + Sony E 18-200 mm


Happy Miniature Monday!

Here is a copy of Galileo a Madama Cristina de Lorena, published in 1896 by the Salmin Brothers in Padua, Italy.  The text was originally written by Galileo Galilei in 1615 to the Duchess Christina, and was an attempt to show that Copernicanism could be aligned with the doctrines of the Catholic Church.  Through writing to Christina, Galileo hoped to address a secondary audience of philosophers, mathematicians, and the politically powerful, with  the ultimate goal of dissuading the religious authorities from condemning Copernicus (Dietz Moss,Galileo’s Letter to Christina: Some Rhetorical Considerations).  

On top of the fascinating content, here is another interesting fact about this book that should excite all you Mini Monday fans out there. This edition from the Salmin Brothers is 18 x1 0 mm in size, and printed with hand-set type, which makes it (what it currently believed to be) the smallest book ever printed with movable, hand-set type.  The typeface used is called “flies’ eyes”, and was cut by Antonio Farina in 1834. We have another miniature printed with this typeface here, although it’s not as tiny. According to a Miniature Book Society Newsletter from 2002, “it took one month to print thirty pages” of Letter to Christina due to the difficulty of working so small.  Indeed, the text is so minute that it was pretty hard to get decent photos of the letters–I recommend coming by to see it  to get the full effect. Thus, this little book holds a pretty high place in both the history of printing and miniature books.  

 Galilei, Galileo. Galileo a Madama Cristina de Lorena. PaduaSalmin Brothers, 1896.  The Charlotte M. Smith Miniatures Collection, Uncatalogued.  

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-Laura H. 

enrique262  asked:

I understand you can shoot .38 rounds from any .357 revolver, so, are there any other calibers that can work with a second one like that?

Off the top of my head:
.44 magnum and .44 special, (sometimes .44 russian,  at least ive seen it done)

7.63 Mauser will function in some 7.62 Tokarev firearms but not vis versa.

Just because it fits does not mean you should shoot it, however. The pressure difference could seriously hurt you or the firearm.

Most of the time cartridge capability depends on the gun.  
The Medusa M47, for example, can chamber and fire all of these calibers due to its special extractor that engages the rims of auto cartridges.

  • 9 x 17 short
  • .380 Revolver 
  • 9 x 18 Ultra 
  • 9 x 18 Makarov 
  • 9 mm Browning(long) 
  • 9 mm Glisenti 
  • 9 mm Largo 
  • 9 mm IMI 
  • 9 mm Mauser
  • 9 x 19 Parabellum 
  • 9 mm Rimmed 
  • 9 x 23 Steyr 
  • 9 mm Win Mag 
  • 9 mm Police 
  • 9 x 23 Winchester 
  • 9 mm Federal 
  • 9 x 22 R Jap 
  • .38 ACP 
  • .38 Super
  • .38 Long Colt 
  • .38 Short Colt 
  • .38 S & W 
  • .38 Special 
  • .356 TS&W 
  • .357 Magnum
  • probably anythign else with a 9mm/.380 projectile and straight wall case, if it isnt too long.