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Gondolas at St. Mark’s Square

For a change, a picture that brings me back to Venice, my hometown. It has been a while since I had the opportunity to take some photographs of its beauty and I’m starting to look forward to visiting it again next spring. If you happen to be in Venice with your camera, you’ll be surelyContinue reading “Gondolas at St. Mark’s Square”

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Stormy day in Sligo

Windy days are quite common here on the Irish West coast. Even though they usually come with rain showers and a dull cloudy sky, it doesn’t mean that you can’t take your camera out and go for a nice landscape photo session. In those days my preference goes to seascapes. Breaking waves are a greatContinue reading “Stormy day in Sligo”

Path to Pico Ruivo – Madeira

After a short summer break here we are again! I’ve still a couple of gorgeous photographic spots from my last trip to Madeira I want to share before going back to wandering and photographing Ireland! This is the the path of the beautiful hike from Pico de Areeiro to Pico Ruivo, at about 6000 ft,Continue reading “Path to Pico Ruivo – Madeira”

Pico do Arieiro – Madeira

One of the amazing things of Madeira is the variety of scenery it offers. Not only that, also the weather can change a lot from one place to another. So much that should you wake up to a cloudy sky, you can go for a hike to one of the many amazing cliffs, like weContinue reading “Pico do Arieiro – Madeira”

Ponta de São Lourenço – Madeira

Here we start with our mini photographic guide to Madeira. Ponta de São Lourenço is one of the most photographed seascape of this fantastic Island. It is the most eastern part of Madeira and juts out into the Atlantic ocean with its volcanic rock formations offering an amazing opportunity for a hike or for aContinue reading “Ponta de São Lourenço – Madeira”

A short trip to Madeira

Just Landed in Madeira! After a few hours I’m already in love with this beautiful island. Really looking forward to exploring it during next week, finding as many photographic spots as possible and sharing them with. If you fellow photographers have any suggestions they are more than welcome!

Dun Briste – Downpatrick Head

This impressive sea stack really looks as a sort of rocky platform rising from the ocean. All those clearly distinct layers of rock and its sharp edges gives it a robotic touch that makes it even more fascinating. I tried a long exposure to make the rock stand out more from the ocean, so toContinue reading “Dun Briste – Downpatrick Head”

The Custom House – Dublin

Since I moved to Ireland landscape photography has taken more and more space into my routine, and I love being there in the outdoors with my gear, walking or hiking while looking for some new natural spot. Still, cityscape keeps always a place into my photographic heart! And this year the Custom House in Dublin,Continue reading “The Custom House – Dublin”

Fanad head

What a start today! Not exactly the smoothest possible.. I woke up at 5 am to try and catch the sunrise at Shrove beach, but the door of my hotel was locked and nobody was around to open it. I went back to my room, got out from the window (thank to my girlfriend whoContinue reading “Fanad head”

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”

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”

Pictures of Venice: Grand Canal

I went to the same place as for the previous post to photograph this picture of Venice but, as promised, I put more colors and movement than I did last week. How to achieve that is quite simple. I went to the Rialto Bridge in the afternoon, half an hour before the sunset, and patientlyContinue reading “Pictures of Venice: Grand Canal”

Pictures of Venice: Stillness at Rialto

A classic picture of Venice, almost a postcard of the city: the view from the Rialto Bridge. I just took advantage of two simple technical choices to give the picture a different look. Following the motto “less is more”, I went for a simple, minimalist composition, as in my previous post Stillness. To do thatContinue reading “Pictures of Venice: Stillness at Rialto”

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”

Sunrise over San Giorgio Maggiore

Venice Photography Tip: if you are looking for a good spot to shoot at the lagoon of Venice and one of its most beautiful islands, San Giorgio Maggiore, you can go to the “Riva degli Schiavoni”, right next to Saint Mark’s Square. The foreground is rich of distinctive elements of Venice, such as gondolas, poles andContinue reading “Sunrise over San Giorgio Maggiore”

Sunset over la “Salute” – Venice

Lately I had been photographing a lot the installation “The Sky Over Nine Columns” by Heinz Mack before it was removed from San Giorgio Maggiore island to reach its next home. But my eye inevitably converged on this terrific sunset over “la Salute”. Location: Riva degli Schiavoni, Venice. What to shot: Punta della Dogana and the church “SantaContinue reading “Sunset over la “Salute” – Venice”

Port des pêcheurs – Biarritz

Surfing through the web looking for some pictures of Biarritz, I have encountered a lot of iconic places of this wonderful city on the ocean: the “Grande Plage”, the lighthouse, the “Rocher de la Vierge”, the tiny beach of “Port Vieux”, but once I was there many other enchanting spots made my list grow longer.Continue reading “Port des pêcheurs – Biarritz”

The Ice Cream Vendor – Biarritz 2

I went back to La Grande Plage more than once. I always do so when I find a spot I love to photograph to try and shoot it with different light conditions. Also trying to change the composition often helps in getting more dynamic framing. So here it is a second shot of the sameContinue reading “The Ice Cream Vendor – Biarritz 2”

The Ice Cream Vendor – Biarritz

La Grande Plage can get really busy during the day, but there are some moments in which you can enjoy all of its peace and quiet, and you don’t even need to get up early in the morning: spending some time looking at the waves of the ocean coming to the beach at sunset isContinue reading “The Ice Cream Vendor – Biarritz”

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