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”

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”

Room with a Window – Burano, Venice

Venice Photography tip of the week: Room with a Window. Location: Burano, Venice. What to shot: An entire island in the Venetian lagoon with just 2500 inhabitants, filled with its old, authentic charm. Popular among artists, photographers and tourists for its tiny, brightly painted houses, small canals and shining alleys. This little island of the lagoon of Venice isContinue reading “Room with a Window – Burano, Venice”

Venice – Canals and Alleys of Dorsoduro

Photography tip of the week: Split-Second Story, Street Photography. Location: Fondamenta De Le Romite, Dorsoduro, Venice. What to shot: Dorsoduro is one of the most picturesque and graceful neighborhood of Venice. Not stricken by the crowds of tourists that rush St. Mark’s Square and Rialto Bridge, this area still hosts some of the most charmingContinue reading “Venice – Canals and Alleys of Dorsoduro”

Bench in Ludwig Erhard Ufer – Berlin

Here it is a tip for a good photographic location in Berlin. I went for some “abandoned things” session this time, but there are really many worthy things to photograph there, so it depends on your preferences if you are going to focus on landscape, architecture or street photography. Location: Ludwig Erhard Ufer (Ludwig Erhard shore),Continue reading “Bench in Ludwig Erhard Ufer – Berlin”

Weekly Photo Challenge: Joy – Kiss in Times Square

This week I go with a tribute to New York. The famous kiss in Times Square, photographed by Alfred Eisenstaedt, has been “re-edited” in this big mural by street artist Eduardo Kobra. He added a perfectly fitting explosion of colors to the joy of one of the most famous, liberating and passionate kisses of our history.Continue reading “Weekly Photo Challenge: Joy – Kiss in Times Square”

Weekly Photo Challenge: Eerie

Abandoned places can be both eerie and fascinating. This week I suggest a great site for “Urban Exploration” photography lovers. Man-made structures abandoned, ruining, usually forbidden have always attracted the most brave photographers, artists and film-makers since it’s not common to see what they can offer. It may be an abandoned hospital, an unused jail,Continue reading “Weekly Photo Challenge: Eerie”

Weekly Photo Challenge: Horizon of Venice

The challenge of this week is Horizon, so let’s expand our horizons! I’ve been posting a lot about Venice, since the aim of this blog is to collect  tips to take good pictures of this enthralling city, but what about expanding our horizons just a bit. I went to Burano this summer with my cameraContinue reading “Weekly Photo Challenge: Horizon of Venice”

Weekly Photo Challenge: Up

There is something about strolling around Venice with the challenge to take some pictures that represent the beauty that you see. But it is even more important not to forget to change your point of view sometime. This week’s photo challenge is just perfect to train and look at things with a different perspective. SoContinue reading “Weekly Photo Challenge: Up”

Weekly Photo Challenge: Change

The Bridge of Sighs, in Venice, connects the Doge’s Palace to the old Prisons. The bridge owes its name to Lord Byron, and it comes from the suggestion that prisoners would sigh crossing the bridge toward their dungeon. It represents of course a big change in one man’s condition, going from freedom to confinement. TodayContinue reading “Weekly Photo Challenge: Change”

Weekly Photo Challenge: Color

Rialto Bridge and Grand Canal, Venice, colored by the soft light and faint colors of dawn. As well as democracy is the worst form of government except all the others, black and white photography is the best form of photography except color one. Or at least this is the opinion of all those photographers readyContinue reading “Weekly Photo Challenge: Color”

Weekly Photo Challenge: Resolved

Waking up earlier in the morning could not be the most original new year resolution, but surely is a special thing for anyone who loves photography. I was there with my trusty tripod at 6 o’clock in the morning to catch San Giorgio Maggiore Island’s silhouette backlit by the first light of dawn, when theContinue reading “Weekly Photo Challenge: Resolved”

Weekly Photo Challenge: Big

  Being in Berlin in May I took advantage of the good weather to have a bike ride to Ferropolis, “the city of iron”. It is an open air museum located on the site of a former strip mining operation, near Dessau, which contains huge industrial machines from the mid-twentieth century. They can measure to 30 meters high, 120Continue reading “Weekly Photo Challenge: Big”

Weekly Photo Challenge: Solitary

  Punta della Dogana is one of my favourite locations to take photos in Venice. This time I was there to have some shots in the nearby before dawn. I was going to leave when the sight of the solitary “Boy with Frog” standing out against San Giorgio Maggiore island took my attention once again.Continue reading “Weekly Photo Challenge: Solitary”

Weekly Photo Challenge: Free Spirit

A pair of dark wings painted on the wall of an empty room. We are in an abandoned hospital (Ospedale al Mare) in Venice Lido. A great location for a photographer looking for that special kind of gloomy, creepy atmosphere that belongs only to derelict places, including old operating rooms, X-Ray department, canteen, wards andContinue reading “Weekly Photo Challenge: Free Spirit”

Weekly Photo Challenge: Fleeting Moment

We are in the middle of summertime, time to take out our camera and look for one of those fleeting moments that fills the streets in these days. It’s also time to buy a travel guide book to go and discover new places as the “tourist” in this picture did (actually, it wasn’t summer yet,Continue reading “Weekly Photo Challenge: Fleeting Moment”

Weekly Photo Challenge: Hands

The picture for this week’s Photo Challenge: Hands. It represents a particular of the East Side Gallery and exactly a painting by Christine Kühn, called “Touch the Wall”. Touching the wall at any time between 13th August 1961 and 9th November 1989 would have been fatal since the Wall was part of the “Death Zone”. The artist herself hadContinue reading “Weekly Photo Challenge: Hands”

Weekly Photo Challenge: Journey

A picture I took a while ago came in to my mind as soon as I read this weekly photo challenge. I love to photograph old people but that sunday morning I was just looking for something suggesting loneliness and neglect (don’t ask me why), so I found myself courting a solitary bench; but somethingContinue reading “Weekly Photo Challenge: Journey”

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