Fanad Head Lighthouse – Donegal

Dear fellow photographers, this week exploration of Irish best photographic spots brings us straight to the North, in Donegal, where one of the most beautiful lighthouses of the world stands. The Fanad Head Lighthouse marks the entrance into Lough Swilly, one of the very few Irish glacial fjords, and was built in 1812 following theContinue reading “Fanad Head Lighthouse – Donegal”

The Golden Hour in Photography – The Giant’s Causeway

I still find it simply amazing to think that every day we have two magic moments. I’m talking about the two magic hours which take place daily, around sunrise and sunset. What gives that magical feel is actually the light. And not only it’s possible to enjoy that magic atmosphere in real life, it’s alsoContinue reading “The Golden Hour in Photography – The Giant’s Causeway”

The Giant’s Causeway – Plan for It!

No matter if you are a travel photographer or an enthusiast tourist, nobody is happy to go back home with just a bunch of dull pictures. It’s quite frustrating to look at those images and realise they don’t reflect the emotion and the atmosphere you experienced in that particular moment. Still, this is a veryContinue reading “The Giant’s Causeway – Plan for It!”

The Giant’s Causeway – Northern Ireland

Hello fellow photographers! Let’s start the year with one of the most iconic place in Ireland: the Giant’s Causeway, rightfully considered one of the greatest natural wonder in the United Kingdom, and a world heritage site by UNESCO, located on the north coast of Northern Ireland. This incredibly peculiar natural structure owns its origin toContinue reading “The Giant’s Causeway – Northern Ireland”

Lake Glendalough – Ireland in B&W

Happy 2016! What better way to start a new year than taking some time for yourself and do what you like the most? So here I am, with another picture from my last trip to Glendalough and the valley of the two lakes, one of my favourite photographic spot in Ireland. As you can seeContinue reading “Lake Glendalough – Ireland in B&W”

Hook Lighthouse

This week photographic hint bring us to the southern coast of Ireland, where one of the oldest lighthouses is still operational, marking the dangerous coastline of Hook peninsula. Location: Hook Head, County Wexford, Ireland. What to shoot: Hook Lighthouse claims to be the oldest intact operational Lighthouse in the world. Its tower is about 800 years oldContinue reading “Hook Lighthouse”

The Wreck

From the serenity of the peaceful lake of Glendalough, to the inquietude of this picture I took a couple of weeks ago, during one of my scouting for new photographic spots in Ireland, when I bumped into this wreck sinisterly abandoned on the roadside. Location: Wicklow Mountains National Park, County Wicklow, Ireland. What to shoot: Two routesContinue reading “The Wreck”

Lake Glendalough – Ireland

It is curious how one of the most solitary and remote places of Ireland had now become one of the most visited and photographed around the country. However, it is really easy to understand the popularity of this enchanted place at the very first sight. Here it is my first approach to Glendalough, or theContinue reading “Lake Glendalough – Ireland”

The Bog Road

Wandering through the region of Connemara will bring you to some of the most magnificient and desolated scenery of Ireland. You will be probably impressed by its tranquil yet powerful landscape, something that will easily take you back a few decades. Location: The Bog Road, Connemara, Galway County, West Ireland. What to shoot: Capture the unique atmosphereContinue reading “The Bog Road”

A taste of Ireland

It has been quite a while since last post, but after moving to a new country and now settling with a new job, it’s time to start wandering length and breadth through the beautiful Ireland, looking for the best photographic spots and collecting as many tips and suggestions as possible to share with you, alongContinue reading “A taste of Ireland”

Monticello – Jefferson’s house

One last postcard from the United States from my last trip before starting again with some new views of Venice. Location: This time we are in the beautiful state of Virginia, the “Mother of Presidents”, and our subject is the gorgeous Monticello plantation and house. Thomas Jefferson, the third President of the United States, startedContinue reading “Monticello – Jefferson’s house”

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”

Night in Chinatown – New York

Chinatown has been our “nest” during the days we spent in New York last month. How not to pay homage to this colorful and lively niche in Manhattan? Here I share a picture I took during one of my early morning strolls, when I was heading towards the Brooklyn Bridge, but couldn’t resist to theContinue reading “Night in Chinatown – New York”

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”

Postcard from Venice – waiting for the Biennale

It has been a pretty busy week for me here in Venice, since I am moving from the neighborhood of Dorsoduro to the one of Castello. Many stuff to do left me with almost no time to take pictures, so I went trough my library to find this one of the amazing Biennale installation byContinue reading “Postcard from Venice – waiting for the Biennale”

Postcard from Venice

My postcard from Venice of the week is another twilight view from the top of San Giorgio Maggiore’s bell tower. I blended two images to get this final result. I took the first exposure just a few minutes before sunset, to have the best from the sky. Then I waited 20 minutes for the sun toContinue reading “Postcard from Venice”

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”

Enjoying a Break – Venice

Location: The neighborhood west to St. Mark’s square, Venice. What to shot: The street life in the neighborhood west to St. Mark’s square is quite busy. I love to leave the main street (Calle Larga XXII Marzo) to take the cross streets, a net of small alleys where a different life take place in which cooks,Continue reading “Enjoying a Break – Venice”

Carnival of Venice – Punta della Dogana

Back to one of my favorite spots to take pictures in Venice: “Punta della Dogana”. This time I framed it from the shoreline west to St. Mark’s square. This small piece of land really is worth a visit since it is wonderfully located in the middle of the lagoon of Venice, being both a cuteContinue reading “Carnival of Venice – Punta della Dogana”

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