Posts made in June, 2011

Amalfi – June 26, 2011

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Amalfi – June 26, 2011

This photo of Amalfi, Italy was taken approximately 10 years ago to the day.  I mention the “approximately” portion of the previous sentence because it was shot on film (without the embedded metadata information that digital photography provides), but I estimate late June to be the timeframe I was in Italy during this particular two to three week whirlwind European tour.  Having had the opportunity to visit Amalfi the previous year as part of an organized tour during a semester studying in Rome, I had been able to catch a glimpse of the natural beauty of the area that has been referred to as “arguably the most beautiful, and certainly among the...

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Happy Father’s Day – June 19, 2011

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Happy Father’s Day – June 19, 2011

Happy Father’s Day!   Keeping in theme with last week’s write up for both Riomaggiore & Vernazza, this Father’s Day “special edition” was also taken in Cinque Terre, this time in Monterosso al Mare. While running to the dock to catch a ferry back to Riomaggiore, I saw this scene, and had to unpack the camera to capture the vibrant colors of the son’s red shirt and the father’s dark blue shirt, which both contrasted nicely against the turquoise Ligurian Sea in the background. The bonding between the father & son fishing, in a tradition that spans geographic & time-period boundaries, adds to the story.  Though...

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Vernazza – June 16, 2011

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Vernazza – June 16, 2011

After reliving the memories of Cinque Terre during my long write up for Riomaggiore a few days ago, I decided to elaborate upon something I touched on briefly in that post.  I thought about saving this post for next weeks “Photo-of-the-Week,” but since I already partially wrote about it, I decided to give an extra Featured Photo this week. I previously wrote that on Day 2 of the 11 mile Cinque Terre Hike, I had to start by hiking up a long stretch of rough stairs carved into the rocks by volunteers (ok, I’ve since added some details) to recapture the scene because the lighting of Vernazza was not optimal when we arrived at around 7:00 pm on Day...

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Riomaggiore – June 12, 2011

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Riomaggiore – June 12, 2011

This photo, taken in the first of the five villages in the Italian Riviera’s Cinque Terre (translates to “Five Lands”) if moving South to North, was taken at the harbor of Riomaggiore, my home base for an early May visit.   The Cinque Terre, consisting of the towns of Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza, & Monterosso al Mare was, until recently, relatively unknown.  The villages are situated on a part of rugged coastline on the Ligurian coast, with restricted and difficult vehicular access.  Until a train line was completed in the 1900s, the villages were very isolated and the only way to access these fishing villages was by sea.  The difficulty...

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Abstract – June 05, 2011

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Abstract – June 05, 2011

Taken on a recent trip to view Santiago Calatrava’s Museum of Art in Milwaukee, I saw a scene that I felt would work nicely with a technique that I haven’t experimented with for some time.  It’s a style that goes against the typical use of a camera, in the fact that the scene obviously does not look this way in person, so the camera was not used to capture a moment in time.  While the original scene was interesting, I am continually intrigued by the abstracted forms the camera creates.  It’s not successful for all subjects, or all compositions, but I was able to capture a few keepers from this shoot.     If you would like a print...

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