Category: Italy

Bicycle as a solution to a photographer’s block

When I was an undergraduate student in Pisa, I cycled daily for my urban commute from home to the University. I found it pleasant and relatively safe. I used my mountain bike frequently and with enjoyment, but always in urban

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Close-up (detail) vs Long Shot (panorama) in Travel Photography

Abstractness may be a treasure cove for a stock photographer

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Superman salverà (anche) la scuola italiana

Ottobre è quel periodo dell’anno in cui una zucca mette in difficoltà la scuola primaria pubblica italiana. Ad ottobre, una zucca rivela la sudditanza culturale ed economica della scuola italiana, assieme alla sua scarsa autonomia. Ad ottobre, nelle scuole primarie,

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Gli alberi di Piazza Napoleone a Lucca

È una delle piazze più belle d’Italia. La bellezza deriva dagli edifici e dagli alberi; mi è sembrato naturale fotografarli assieme.

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My first photos with an iPhone 5: Monterosso (Cinque Terre)

What a disaster can a splash of sea water be for a camera! And so it was, that I headed for Monterosso only equipped with my Nikon FM2n, only to realise, and only there, that a recent splash of sea

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Tree trunks washed onshore

I was watching this photo on flickr of a tree trunk washed onshore, when I realised that I photographed several of them already, perhaps more than I wish to remember. Here are mine.    

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Dillo coi graffiti

Family love, graffiti, Pisa (Tuscany)

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Pollice verde a casa: in Inghilterra ed in Italia

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Calci (Pisa)

Photoshop is not the only responsible here. I also had some help from a cat who decided I should scratch its back, and from the Luminance software. Finally, of course, the wall was too large. I like Calci, so I

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L’acquedotto di Asciano Pisano

An imperfect landscape calls for a Photoshop perfection. I had fun reshaping the light to my taste. Numbered from 1 to 8, I illustrate below the passages from the first unedited capture to my final version. I used a Sony

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