I took this Ektachrome X shot in Paris' Notre Dame Cathedral way back in 1972 with my Canon FT, my first serious camera and I used a star filter just for fun. I was younger and more carefree so bending the rules came more easily. Actually I'm still rather unorthodox in many aspects of my life. Rules are there to be stretched and at times broken because they only limit your freedom of expression. I like the shot corny as it is.
Saturday, April 23, 2016
Friday, April 22, 2016
Naturally the pines of Rome have been made famous by Ottorino Respighi's wonderful musical suite but it's true that these pines known in Italian as pini marini or maritime pines, do have a very special charm in this city. Of course these trees grow all over Italy but when you combine them with that magical Roman light the images that result are very nice. When they are captured at sunset all bets are off, as they say.