Italian Beach Photoshoot

Back by popular request in an earlier post on here; "Beach Swimsuit Photoshoot" this is from the same session in Carovigno, Italia.   The natural lighting of this photo really occurred by pure luck; I took many photos from endless angles and the majority ended up unusable.  The wide aperture setting made for a nice …

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Eurocup 2012 Football fans in Circus Maximus

All of these people here just to watch the game live on the big screen... Imagine the atmosphere at the actual stadium. This particular viewing party was held on 4 screens across the grand Circus Maximus in Rome; the same place the Italians held the World Cup victory celebration in 2006.

Gypsy Man

This bearded elderly man caught my eye on several train rides into the city; he just seems like such an interesting character. Always panhandling near the same train line, at many different stations, i caught this photo near Piazza del Popolo shortly before a football match was broadcast in the piazza. I thought this an interesting …

The Baths of Pompeii

Pompeii Scavi was one of the most fascinating of the places we visited while in Italy. I was immediately struck by how well preserved the entire site is, especially considering the lack of security, exposure to the elements, and less than state-of-the-art methods of restoration used throughout. Many of the interiors were closed to visitors, …

Streetlights’ Glow

The ornate streetlight fixtures, the stone castle walls, and arched window niches all captivate the eyes in this photograph. This was taken among the narrow winding alleys inside the walls of an ancient castle that sits in the center of Carovigno. Many rural southern Italian towns are built around a central garrison or ancient castle; …

Another generic sunrise photo…

Honorable mention goes to this shot; one of a series taken during this particular sunrise.  Taken perhaps 10 minutes apart from a similar shot appearing previously on this blog; I particularly enjoy the silhouetting along the building skyline. This neat line breaks a small slice of a night street scene with the sunny day arriving across …

Unique Perspectives

Many popular photos of the Roman colosseum appear to isolate the structure from the bustling city background; utilizing long exposures to blur out traffic and low angles to miss the city streets wrapping around it. Makes for nice postcards. This shot goes for a more unique perspective. Taken at mid-afternoon, it captures only a slice …

Carovigno Market Day

One of the most interesting experiences in Italy are the open air travelling markets that pop up on certain days in small towns all across the country. Vendors come from all over the local region, selling a smorgasbord of used and new wares. Everything from fresh fruits and vegetables, seafood, new and used clothing, household trinkets, …