The stunning Roselend Valley – Fabulous Outdoors

Located between Albertville and Bourg Saint Maurice, the Roselend Valley is a paradise for the lovers of the outdoors. The roads are nice and winding and they’re surrounded by fields of natural flowers, waterfalls and flowing streams of water.

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In the middle of the valley sits the water dam with the stunning mountain peak overlooking at it. Whether you love mountain walking, hiking, road cycling or mountain biking or just lover of traveling through breathtaking landscapes, this is one place not to be missed.

Lac de Roselend Landscape Panoramic View Fabulous Outdoors

The professional cycling Tour de France and the Criterium du Dauphiné have chosen this route for a few stages this year 2018.

Geraint Thomas Pro Cycling Team Sky in the chase at the Criterium du Dauphiné 2018 Barrage de Roseland #fabulouSport
Geraint Thomas Pro Cycling Team Sky in the chase at the Criterium du Dauphiné 2018 Barrage de Roseland #fabulouSport

Here below, a short video clip of a lovely Marmot spotted at the stunning mountain landscape of the Cormet Roselend in the French Alps.

A LOVELY MARMOT                                                                                                                          A short video clip from one of my wildlife photography documentaries.

This was captured in the Alps of France at the stunning Cormet de Roselend, with it’s water dam, waterfalls and breathtaking landscape.
Marmots are popular in the Alps and at this time of the year they are really nice and fluffy after the winter season.

A Lovely Marmot Marmotta Marmotte Fabulous Outdoors
A Lovely Marmot Marmotta Marmotte Fabulous Outdoors

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WHERE TO STAY:

There aren’t many places to stay up in the valley, but just below getting to the top, there are a few villages that have accommodation available, one of which is Areches Beaufort. Once at the top however, overlooking the dam, is the Chalet de Roselend , a warm and welcoming family run hotel, situated with the most breathtaking views.      The Chalet de Roselend provides a very comfortable stay with breathtaking window and balcony views that make you really feel part of the stunning natural environment. The family owners and staff are very friendly and you feel like you’re at home immediately. The food is very tasty, with a set menu of local specialities and products from the region.                                                             


 (Wikipedia: “The Roselend Dam is an arch-buttress dam located 5 km (3 mi) east of Beaufort in the Savoie department of the Rhône-Alpes region in south-eastern France. It is located just west and below the Cormet de Roselend mountain pass. The dam was designed by Coyne et Bellier and construction began in 1955. The reservoir began to fill in 1960, the power station was operational in 1961 and the dam complete in 1962. It was constructed for the primary purpose of hydroelectric power generation and supports the 546 MW La Bâthie Power Station.“)

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PAOLA GIANOTTI CYCLING GIRO D’ITALIA 2018 for ROAD SAFETY AWARENESS #GIRO101

PAOLA GIANOTTI is an Italian female cyclist, an ultracycler, 3 x Guinness World Record holder, a book writer and a motivational coach.
Website: http://www.keepbrave.com
Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/paola_gianotti
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Green Daze by Audionautix ( Youtube Audio Library )

Paola Gianotti’s has recently been riding all the stages of this 2018 Giro d’Italia to raise road cycling safety awareness.
We’ve produced videos simulating the most common mistakes and behaviours that cyclists and car drivers should try to avoid on the road.
These videos have been shown on the Italian National Television RAI 2 TV program, IL PROCESSO ALLA TAPPA, and we’ve also distributed stickers to apply on vehicles saying “IO RISPETTO IL CICLISTA” (I respect the cyclist’s on the road), encouraging people to display it on their cars. The idea of this project was born in conjunction with Marco Cavorso who is the father of Tommaso, a young cycling victim of a road accident which ended his life.

Paola Gianotti e Marco Cavorso #ioRispettoILciclista
Paola Gianotti e Marco Cavorso #ioRispettoILciclista

A big thank you to all that have been involved in this project and many congratulations to Paola Gianotti, #KeepBrave showing all of us that anything can be achieved if you set your mind to it, and that limits are only in our heads.
#CYCLING #GIRO D’ITALIA #2018 #GIRO101 to raise #ROADcycling #SAFETY #AWARENESS #IORISPETTOILCICLISTA #ILGIRODIPAOLA #TommySapevaCorrere

Paola Gianotti’s new challenge ahead: Giro d’Italia 2018 #ILgiroDiPaola #ioRispettoILciclista

Paola is a Guinness World Record holder for the fastest woman to cycle around the Globe. She has then gone onto achieve and complete several other long distance cycling events, including the Red Bull Trans Siberian Race.
So she can now be included in the ULTRACYCLIST‘s category.
Paola Gianotti #iorispettoilciclista #ilgirodipaola Keep Brave
Paola Gianotti #iorispettoilciclista #ilgirodipaola Keep Brave © Fabrizio Malisan Photography

Her book “Sognando l’Infinito” has received many awards and has been enjoyed by many whether they’re cyclists or not. Paola’s motivating motto #KeepBrave, tells you that anything is possible, if you set your mind to it and to follow your dreams and passions to achieve whatever you want in your life. The book is only written in Italian however, it is available on AMAZON : Paola Gianotti – Sognando l’Infinito

Paola Gianotti #iorispettoilciclista #ilgirodipaola Keep Brave
Paola Gianotti #iorispettoilciclista #ilgirodipaola Keep Brave ©FabrizioMalisanPhotography

Paola is about to cycle all the Italian Stages of the Giro d’Italia 2018, one day ahead of the official race, to spread road cycling safety awareness all around Italy. See more images here on my FLICKR. She also ride this Giro to remember Alfonsina Strada(16 March 1891 – 13 September 1959) who was an Italian cyclist, and the only woman to have ridden one of cycling’s three major stage races. She started in the Giro d’Italia in 1924 when the organisers mistook her for a man. Newspapers called her The Devil in a dress.[1]  Her racing career included an Italian record which lasted 26 years. She died aged 69 as she propped up her motorcycle after riding to a bicycle race.

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White Water Canoe Slalom Italian Championship U23 Ivrea 2018

Whitewater canoeing is the sport of paddling a canoe on a moving body of water, typically a whitewater river. Whitewater canoeing can range from simple, carefree gently moving water, to demanding, dangerous whitewater. River rapids are graded like ski runs according to the difficulty, danger or severity of the rapid. Whitewater grades (or classes) range from I or 1 (the easiest) to VI or 6 (the most difficult/dangerous). Grade/Class I can be described as slightly moving water with ripples. Grade/Class VI can be described as severe or almost unrunnable whitewater, such as Niagara Falls.

IVREA U23 ITALIAN WHITE WATER CANOE SLALOM CHAMPIONSHIPS 2018

At the request of the Ivrea Canoe and Kayak Club, Hydrostadium accepted an expertise mission in the beginning of 2007. The aim of this expertise was the optimization of the last third of the course with a view to the organization of the World Cup Sprinting in June 2007.

IVREA U23 ITALIAN WHITE WATER CANOE SLALOM CHAMPIONSHIPS 2018

The re-modeling of the end of the course makes it much more attractive. Moreover, the water level is higher and the final threshold with drop safer. ( Source: www.hydrostadium.com

IVREA U23 ITALIAN WHITE WATER CANOE SLALOM CHAMPIONSHIPS 2018

Images taken at the U23 Italian Championship held in Ivrea in April 2018

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It’s Spring your favourite season to shoot landscapes? Fabulous Outdoors

It’s been a very temperamental winter over the European Alps, lots of snow has fallen, followed by rapid temperature change. Suddenly Spring arrives with it’s beautiful clear skies, white clouds blown by the wind over the mountains, stunning sunrises and sunsets to be photographed.
It’s definitely my favourite season to shoot landscapes, but I also love Spring for the awakening of nature. Birds happily singing and busy flying to feed their little ones calling for food from their nest and other animals running around with their new borns. Sunrises and sunsets are pretty good to be captured all year round indeed, but in the Alps or in their proximity, you can still get the snow on the peaks in contrast with the green landscape at a lower altitude. At the same time, you don’t have to freeze yourself as you do in wintertime going up before the sunrise to set your gear for the shoot.

Snow over mountain peaks Spring landscape - Fabulous Outdoors
Snow over mountain peaks Spring landscape – Fabulous Outdoors

For this particular shoot, we were out for one of my photo-walks around the lakes as the sun was about to set creating these beautiful reflections in the water.

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Sunset over the lake = landscape photography Fabulous Outdoors

How to fix compact cameras lens curtain problem DIY cover

How to fix compact cameras lens curtain problem DIY cover by Fabulous Outdoor Photography

It’s a great little camera, to take it with you everywhere, and it produce good quality images. Get one on Amazon, see the latest deals here: https://goo.gl/8ZvLlH

Hello viewers. I’ve got this little camera, the Canon Powershot SX720HS, which is a pocket camera that I love, because I can take it with me on on all my outdoors activities however, I have never particularly liked this lens cover curtain that most pocket cameras have as I thought I was going to break it..

How to fix Compact-Cameras-Lens-Cover-DIY-Fabulous-Outdoor-Photography
How to fix Compact-Cameras-Lens-Cover-DIY-Fabulous-Outdoor-Photography

and in fact I did break it, and so I came up with a D.I.Y., solution.

I measured the outside of the lens, which is 55mm and I went to find a jar lid, and I found this one, pretty much of the same size, and I micro-adjusted with a tin-can opener to make it a snug fit.

How to fix Compact-Cameras-Lens-Cover-DIY-Fabulous-Outdoor-Photography
How to fix Compact-Cameras-Lens-Cover-DIY-Fabulous-Outdoor-Photography

You can make it as snug as you want, easy to take it on and off when you want to take a photo, and this way the camera lens is much more protected. I can put it in my pocket, without worrying, it can get hit without breaking anything anymore. So, just a quick tip for today’s video, I hope you like it and find it useful, because maybe this has happened to you as well. You’re welcome to LIKE the video by pressing the like button below, to SUBSCRIBE TO THE CHANNEL for more videos to come, and to leave a comment below if you have any thoughts or questions about it. See you next time!

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A beautiful powder skiing day Gopro Hero 6 Black skiing handheld stabilization test Fabulous Ski Tips

A beautiful powder skiing day Gopro Hero 6 Black skiing handheld stabilization test.     CLICK HERE TO GET YOURS ON AMAZON https://goo.gl/Vpvm11                                        The stabilization system of the Gopro Hero 6 Black does a pretty good job whilst powder skiing handheld, even better than the Gopro Hero 5 Black which was already pretty good. A fresh snow has fallen overnight at the end of March, makes a great opportunity to learn, practice and/or to improve your powder skiing technique. The Gopro is a great little camera, a fantastic tool to have in your ski jacket pocket and use it here and there to capture some great footage of your favourite action sport outdoors. I like to just handheld it as that gives me the flexibility of moving it and position it in every angle and direction quickly, which i wouldn’t be able to do if it was mounted on the ski helmet for example. The Gopro Hero 6 Black has this new zoom feature which allows to be a bit more far apart from your subject and still getting it to fill the frame. I like to use the Linear mode most of the times, then switching to a wide angle view when shooting an expansive landscape. The audio from the inbuilt microphone seems to have improved from the previous Gopro’s ..even from the Hero 5 black The battery life also seems to have improved as well, I could shoot all day out skiing without running out of power. I do however only turn it on to get the clip i want, then turn it off and I put it back in the pocket. Using it this way compared to having it mounted all day on the helmet helps to increase the battery life.

This video was all captured in 1080p at 60fps and no color grading or post processing done, it’s all footage straight out of the camera. Thank you for passing by and for reading this post and for watching the video, if you have any question, you’re welcome to post them in the comment section below the video here on Youtube. If you liked the video, you’re also welcome to press the LIKE button below, and to subscribe to the channel Fabulous Sport Outdoors and to click on the bell to keep informed about next videos coming up on the channel. Tank you again and.. see you in the next video!                          If you need extra stabilization, check out our quick first look at the Zhiyun Smooth Q Gimbal Smartphone Stabilizer Test Review by Fabulous Outdoors https://fabulousoutdoors.wordpress.com Get it from Amazon: https://goo.gl/QiLwGL It works with the Gopro too! 😉 Music Credits: “Fresh Fallen Snow” from the Youtube Audio Library

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