Once in a while people write to me and to various versions of modifications they’ve done to my photos. It’s something I enjoy very much. Everyone has their view on things and has their own manner of doing things. It’s interesting to see other people’s spin on my work. This recent work in particular caught my attention. I got a message from a painter (Giangix70) in Rome. He wanted to paint a photo I took in Rome around 4 years ago and of course I gladly agreed. I think it turned out quite cool. He has a lots of other great work. You can check out more of his awesome paintings on his Flickr page.
Shooting at night is always more challenging to me. A slow lens and the usual absence of a tripod definitely adds to it. Hope you enjoy this one!
View from Piazzale Michelangelo. Not a bad view for a lunch spot!
Well the week has ended, which means it’s time to move away from my trip and British Columbia and post pictures from somewhere else. I’m a wee bit tired to be editing something new, leaving me with an easy choice to post something old. I think something from the streets of Florence easily fit this criteria.
I absolutely love panoramic shots. Sometimes a single shot alone isn’t enough to transmit the feeling of how it’s like to be standing in front of a plaza or looking down at a city skyline from a tower or a hill. They’re great at painting a bigger picture but they can also be fun to zoom into sometimes to explore the scene, those frozen moments of people going about their business.
Panoramic shots are so cool that I’ve decided to add a separate link to the sidebar on the right to group them together. Hopefully I’ll be posting more of them. (Click on the pic to enlarge or download the full size)
This is the view of Florence from Piazzale Michelangelo. This picture was printed by my university to display at some gallery that I never managed to visit. I have no idea where the print is at the moment, maybe hanging on some wall in university. Great view though!!
I almost got stuck in Rome because of a 2010 volcanic eruption in Iceland, which paralyzed most of europe’s air transportation. In fact, my flight to Budapest was one of the few that did take off that day. In the midst of all the craziness and an absolutely wild weather, with strong sun at one moment and pouring rain another, I managed to get out to the city for a little tour. I wish I had more time in Rome. I didn’t get to see much but I’ve very much enjoyed what I did get to see.
This picture is how I imagine many parts of Italy look like, with tiny streets paved with cobblestones and life going at its own pace, without much regard to hectic traffic and faster pace of the bigger streets.
This may not be the most interesting picture of this gorgeous city full of absolutely incredible architecture. But I do like capturing the simple moments that remind me of the little things I did in between sightseeing. This was my last day in Florence and my local friends took me out for pizza. As I turned around to glance at a plaza these women were passing by a carousel so I quickly grabbed my camera focused and snapped. It’s very pleasant place to have a pizza, no matter how it tastes. In case if you’re wondering it was yummy:)
(As always click on the pic for better quality:)