Saturday, June 25, 2011

Country road E PL-2

Again with the Zuiko wide angle lens. Underexposed for effect.

The Sicilian Cuisine Blog: "Pasta alla Norma", what's the story of this incredible dish?

The Sicilian Cuisine Blog: "Pasta alla Norma", what's the story of this incredible dish?

Field of dreams / E PL2

I shot this gorgeous field laden with wildflowers with the Olympus M Zuiko Digital 9-18mm 1:4-5.6. Very summer like.

Leaning tower / Nikon D-200

Well, the leaning tower of Pisa may be the be known worldwide as "the" leaning tower but it is not the only one. There are many others, of course and this one is in Venice in the canal parallel to the one where the Ponte dei sospiri or the Bridge of Sighs. It is not as imposing as the Pisan tower but it stands out nevertheless.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Late afternoon in Piazza San Marco / Nikon D-200

Photos to be of interest must always convey dramatic light. Late afternoon or early morning are the best times. Also, the light is much warmer.

Vanity will ultimately get you..or me.

Shot in my hotel room in Venice on 3-31-11. I had to share it.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

There's always Venice / Nikon D-200

Finding interesting photos to share is difficult. Of course when all fails I go back to the Venice files and I usually find something good.

Two more from Siena / Nikon D-200

A good use of the 12-24 mm lens. Hard to use without getting ridiculously distorted images that appear to fall on your head. It's a neat lens but it's range makes it not very useful as a travel lens as it;s weight to usefulness ratio is small. With patient it can yield interesting shots.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

A garden in Siena / Nikon D-200

These shots reveal the beauty of the garden below our hotel in Siena. We had to pass through it to get to our car. The Palazzo Ravizzo was the wonderful hotel. The lens was the Sigma 12-24 F3.5-5.6 EX. I hope it were possible to convey the wonderful fragrance in the air.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Granarolo / E PL2

This lovely hamlet overlooks Genova. It really a very nice vantage point. I actually chose the shot from below. From Genova toward Granarolo instead of the panoramic view from above. The two birds sort of make the picture.

Monday, June 20, 2011

From the picnic / Canon 1D II

Two more from the Catholic Charities picnic. Shot with the Canon 24-105 F4 L. I never had to change lenses.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Mystical Evening / E PL2

Mystic Connecticut in late evening. Absolutely mystical.