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It’s taken with a smartphone (Galaxy Samsung Nexus), but sometimes I get nice results with just that too.
I can’t enjoy Instagram filters (not using any of them) but it’s still a good way to publish a shot quickly.
I keep on thinking “no, I’ll never give up my DSLR”.
As well as I keep wondering if the temptation to over edit the pictures is directly proportional to the lack of “pleasure” for taking a picture with a smartphone…
it’s fun, it can be even pleasant sometime, but not THAT soul-feeding.
The size of the poster that the webmaster will hang to his bedroom wall in a few days (hopefully).
His only request was “Just things from Sicily”.
Attempt to overcome homesickness a little
What does it shows?
From upper left cornerMt Etna, a sunflower after a rain of July.
A rose of last May. Water of Pantalica. Java, you know her.
A detail of a Catania fountain, a blackbird, a sunset seen from Catania port. Soap bubble
Ponte dei Saraceni, a garofano,
webmaster’s favorite cat living close to my bro’s house, this cat has just one long tooth and an incredible acting ability, despite it’s clearly properly feed he always asks you for something.
And, of course, a picture of the shadow of his girlfriend taken during our trip to Pantalica.
Dedicated to those people that yesterday (march 19th) with 20°C and a wonderful sun had the courage to say
“Spring is late this year, I’m tired of rain and cold”.
Ok, the picture showing the lovely temperature of -7°C (yes, it’s a minus not a decorative symbol) is taken in NYC in January, but…
Catania is not in Central Africa. 20°C,sun, and unstable weather other days is exactly how winter ends and spring time starts over here.
With so many things to complain about Catania and Sicily (some) people complain about weather unreal problems.
Double post today.
Today in Catania is a big day. People celbrate their patron saint.
This year I have to stay home but my thoughts goes to those ones who will spend the night outside today.
Back in 2010 I spent a few hours following the saint with my camera, hope that someday I’ll get the chance to do it again even if my pictures aren’t great enough
Posted February 5th, 2013. Add a comment
Catania is not a large city.
For 300k people living in it, and a total of 1million considering the surrounding towns, I guess Catania can be defined as a “little city”?
For sure we have building of all era, but a lot of the last century, and I live in area with building not older than 40 years (not much if you consider that this part of the world is in what it was called “Magna Graecia”).
Therefore is rather unusual to find old walls made up of nude stones… but… it happens somewhere, in little “corners”
and unusual for even a little, you can find funny goats having lunch in a little green area close to a relatively big street.
Posted December 23rd, 2012. 2 comments
Yesterday I completed the Mt. Etna calendar
About 30 minutes ago I have started to work on the 7th and last calendar, but for some reason I came up with this unplanned result
I have to figure out if I want to put it in the group of the calendars I want to sell or create another sea calendar for the people.
Not that I want a personalized unique calendar for me but I reckon that the union of such a B&W image and the colors of the days (even just the white and reds without any other specific event highlighted) can be really disturbing, unless both the picture and the colored days means something for you…I don’t know.
I think that it’s something that only a crazy mind like mine, that links to that picture a lot of little but relevant moments of her life, can like such a calendar.
Posted November 22nd, 2012. Add a comment
To go or to stay?
from the balcony
in a hurry and by coincidence
without thinking about the result…
probably all this is way too plain… and not in a positive way.
Posted September 18th, 2012. Add a comment
[Sorry it's "poor" Quality]
the show window
of a famous cafè
Posted August 14th, 2012. 2 comments
It’s an amazing thing I love doing,
because I am pretty sure that every single place in the world
has always something “new” to tell
[Fontana dell'Amenano, detail from the back side]