Photos of walls as backdrops

Wandering through Tuscan villages is beautiful in itself and doubly beautiful for a photographer. The eyes may wander far away and meet villas, mansions, fields, nature, sunsets… but beauty can be found in close-ups as well and insignificant walls – old, stained, faded, weathered – can become an awesome background …

Il nuovo orto botanico di Ghezzano

Dopo anni di incuria lavori di preparazione, finalmente l’orto botanico di Ghezzano (frazione di San Giuliano Terme) è stato inaugurato ieri in via Lazzeri, con senza la presenza del sindaco. Specie diversissime, tutte esotiche, popolano i canali di scolo i quali, invece di fornire l’utile l’inutile servizio antiallagamento delle vie …

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 NEX-5 with a Contax/Yashica Carl Zeiss Tessar 45/2.8 mounted on …

Beautiful Tuscan streets

In Pisa, the old walls of the old town (“centro storico”) often become canvasses where posters, decals, graffiti, street signs and cars paint colorful motifs. Via Santa Cecilia belongs to the Quartiere San Francesco area. …butthis was before Photoshop (local contrast adjustment, straightening, saturation, etc.)