SELFIES AND SMART PHONE PHOTOGRAPHY The smartphone woke up the photographer in all of us! And there are a lot of “us” out there! Ever since cell phones started coming with a camera, the most popular thing to do has been to take a selfie, a picture of yourself, and post in on Instagram, Twitter, and/or […]
Long as I remember The rain been comin’ down… It has been raining incessantly for more than a week! Venice is under water—but that is not news—though I hate when tourist rejoice at the chance of an extra pic with “reflections.” Venice has no need for “extra” reflections to shine; unfortunately each “acqua alta” occurrence […]
In Venice one can’t stop taking pictures, so many are the spectacular views, and photo ops that present itself to the first-time visitor and the frequent traveler as well. An evening with a little rain, becomes a very special occasion. There are fewer people walking around, therefore it seems that even if briefly Venice is […]
Wherever you are in Italy, if you like photography you don’t really need to be in Florence, Venice or the Amalfi Coast. Any small town can surprise you with its architecture, lovely corners, or landscapes. Just walk around with eyes wide open.
On a summer day of July 2001, I took the boys to the Statue of Liberty in NYC. I saw a photo op and ask them to stand up and snapped this picture. When I turned around I saw the NYC landscape and thought it was a nice shot. Back at home when I looked […]
Photographing summer between heatwaves and terrifying thunderstorms, they are typical of northern Italy, but that doesn’t mean that I am used to them. 😳 Sometimes they are accompanied by hail and strong winds. The ensuing damages are remarkable on crops and wine production expectations. Luckily it does happen often at night time, leaving the morning […]
As said before I was looking for a new camera (Camera Shopping), and I was also up for a trip to New York, and when in New York the best place to buy a new camera is B&H. (B&H Photo Video – Electronics and Camera Store, located at 420 Ninth Avenue at the intersection with […]
Spilimbergo takes its name from the Count (Carinthian, Southern Austria) Spengenberg who moved here around 1120. Located on the hills northeast of Venice in the province of Pordenone in Friuli-Venezia Giulia, northern Italy. This little town is a real jewel. In the Middle Ages, the city was an important center of transit and commerce, prosperous and flourishing so that, in order […]
I am looking for a new camera and the first one to know is Facebook. 😁 I need to replace my old Canon, one because it is not working properly anymore, and two–and probably because of–I’m not using it as often as it weights too much on my shoulder, hence I often opt to take […]
I’m talking about summer! Summer is for savoring and experiencing. But summer is also for the eyes. It means long days, more light, more outdoors. In summer I love to take pictures of all the bounty that is given to us by this generous season. The blooms, the fruits, and vegetables. I do feel healthier […]
Snapshots of the Tuscan countryside with an iPhone. This is the area of Montepulciano, and we can see the wineries lined up. Approaching Orvieto now.
Celebrating Spring When winter dies slowly in the spring, on the evenings of those beautiful clear days, happy, without wind, on which windows are keep wide open for the first few times and flower pots are brought on balcomies, cities offer one show kind and full of joy and poetry. Walking along the streets you […]