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Hello 2017!

Hello 2017! And welcome to all of you, fellow photographers, into this new year. I hope you had a fantastic winter break! I also hope you are now ready to take your camera out again and follow me into the great journey of exploring the world around us, looking for the most breathtaking views, theContinue reading “Hello 2017!”

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Athlone Bridge

  Straight to the heart of Ireland. This week our photographic spot hunting leads us to the picturesque and historic town of Athlone, near the geographical centre of Ireland, known as the “gateway to the West”. The Shannon river splits this enchanting city in two, with most services and businesses on its eastern bank, whileContinue reading “Athlone Bridge”

Night Lights over Samuel Beckett Bridge

After a long winter hibernation it’s time to get the gear out and start photographing (and sharing) again! The goal is to do as much spot hunting as possible, take some good pictures, and share the best hints and suggestions about photographic opportunities across Ireland. Be it street life, landscape or seascape photography, the “EmeraldContinue reading “Night Lights over Samuel Beckett Bridge”

Samuel Beckett Bridge – Dublin

Let’s start a new short series of black and white pictures of the capital of Ireland. Founded as a Viking settlement, Dublin (that in Old Irish means dark pool) has grown to the rank of one of the top thirty global cities in the world, due to its importance as a centre for education, theContinue reading “Samuel Beckett Bridge – Dublin”

Sunset over The Seven Mile Bridge

The Old Seven Mile Bridge offers one of the most memorable walk or short bike ride ever. If you are visiting Florida, you probably wouldn’t miss the famous Overseas Highway, a 127.5 mile (205.2 km) highway carrying U.S. Route 1 (US 1) through the Florida Keys. I took this picture at sunset from the northernContinue reading “Sunset over The Seven Mile Bridge”

Postcard from Venice: Traffic over the Grand Canal

I still have a couple of gorgeous photographic spots to share with you from my recent trip to the United States, but now is the time for a postcard from Venice: one of the most classic view of “Canal Grande”. Location: Accademia Bridge (Ponte dell’Accademia). Together with the Rialto Bridge, the Ponte degli Scalzi, and theContinue reading “Postcard from Venice: Traffic over the Grand Canal”

Manhattan Skyline

Vacations are over, time to get back to everyday life and start again with our routine. Time to recollect memories and pictures too, of course! But also time to say a special “thanks” to all the persons who contributed making this journey through the United States something special: to Jean and Alex who greeted usContinue reading “Manhattan Skyline”

Manhattan Skyline and the Brooklyn Bridge

It’s time to go on a vacation! In April I will be back to the United States, where I will spend three weeks. I’m planning to visit New York, Charlottesville and Florida, so any tips, hints or suggestions on places to visit and when or where to take pictures are welcome! Location: Brooklyn Bridge Park. WhatContinue reading “Manhattan Skyline and the Brooklyn Bridge”

Calatrava’s Bridge – Ponte della Costituzione

Picture of a different Venice: Calatrava’s Bridge. Many controversies has accompanied The “Ponte della Costituzione” (Calatrava’s Bridge) since its planning: the final realization costs have doubled the initial budget of the project, its relatively steep pavement and small steps have caused many falls, and even its usefulness has been argued. Still, this fourth bridge crossingContinue reading “Calatrava’s Bridge – Ponte della Costituzione”

Carnival of Venice

Another picture of Venice. One of my favorite spots to make photographs is now just the blurred background to the event taking place in these days in Venice: the Carnival. Hundreds of masked characters fill the city, but if you want to photograph them you will have to keep yourself in the main streets, fromContinue reading “Carnival of Venice”

Stillness

Let’s start this new year of blogging with one of the most iconic views of Venice. The picture of Santa Maria della Salute church, from the Accademia bridge, is one of those that everyone who is visiting Venice doesn’t want to miss, from the pro photographer to the most absent-minded point and shoot owner. ButContinue reading “Stillness”

Traffic over the Grand Canal

I have just received my new Sony alpha a6000 (ILCE 6000), and I am already in love with it. It is so amazing to have such a powerful tool in such a small body. Look like this mirrorless thing can become my faithful buddy of everyday life. Being so small and light, it so handyContinue reading “Traffic over the Grand Canal”

Sunrise over the Grand Canal – Venice

I took this picture this morning from the Accademia Bridge. I wanted to change the “perspective” of the shot erasing the time concept to make the picture somehow atemporal. To do this I overexposed the scene and edited it in black and white to eliminate any detail from the sky and any color. Location: Accademia BridgeContinue reading “Sunrise over the Grand Canal – Venice”

Weekly Photo Challenge: Grand

Location: The Grand Canal (Canal Grande) is the major water-traffic corridor of Venice. With its large reverse-S shape, it divides the central districts of the city. Leading at one end into the lagoon near the Santa Lucia railway station and at the other end into Saint Mark Basin, it is crowded with water buses, taxis andContinue reading “Weekly Photo Challenge: Grand”

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