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Finally the NYE 2013 albums!

NYE 2013

I repeat, ALL the official pictures taken by the photographers CREW can been found at the NYE flickr account

but I had the pleasure to tell through my pics what I have seen,

therefore I have created 4 albums showing all of my best shots taken those days.

I hope you’ll enjoy them as much as I enjoyed being there!

Posted April 30th, 2013.

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New picture, new life? :)

Finally, after 29 days of stop, on Sunday I have been able to take some pictures again:


GroupOne from the group chosen with no particular reason:

ZazzySingleeven if I like the ide of the little gecko getting out from the dark room (my bedroom) to get freedom again… even if before getting it the little guy had to stand me tickling with the “cotton-kind” part of a weird plant (where the butterly is standing in this picture):
leggerezza… I had to make the gecko getting out the house. ^_^

I was happy, there fore I added 6 pictures to the Catania close-up gallery, that, of course, is currently unavaible. I will fix it in the afternoon.

and, dulcis in fundo, I created a new logo for this site:

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Posted August 11th, 2009.

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Weird funny world :)

or…weird friends and relatives.

I do my best to take nice shot of sparrows, butterfly, flowers and so on…

An afternoon, after lunch, my boyfriend laughed at looking an old “doll” in my country house, because it was with the head bended and a bottle (of water) beside him… he said:”If it was a bottle of vodka it would have looked like it’s drunk”.
I was lying on my bed relaxing… he was sitting beside me…as soon as he said what he said I just jump up from the bed, run to mom yelling: “Do you have a bottle of Vodka?”… She knows I ask weird things and I would never get drunk (a glass of wine is enough to make me feel dizzy) and she said: “No, but there is something of alcoholic in the cupboard…”

I took a bottle of Brandy (on left) and one of Whiskey ;D

The weird thing is that everyone liked the picture… my parents too (they are usually quite “cold” about photography…).

They really liked something I did just for fun! -_-‘

Weird funny world! ;D

Posted June 6th, 2009.

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Overcoming (little) pain

I have just created a new gallery: “Animals” —> “DRAGONFLIES” . At the moment there are only 4 pictures, I wish you’ll enjoy them anyway.
Below I want to share with you a little “note” I wrote on 18th November 2008:

Problems, pains and a lot of things can make life so awful that it seems almost no worth to live… but we have to go ahead and with time we learn that we have to deal with this negative aspects and most of the times we cannot overcome problems without the proper support.
This support can come from friends or relatives or “something else” that everyone reaches walking along his/her own way… one of these ways, in my case, is photography.

Taking pictures, in my case, is not only a way to appreciate that world beauty I wouldn’t notice otherwise, it’s also trough this “hobby” I can find a way to stand little problems alike pain, that famous “leg pain” that bothers me since I was 15 years old. It isn’t a big deal but it can be really annoying because sometimes I am slowed down by pain and it makes me complain a lot (Well… I am also really good at complain).
How can taking picture be a way to accept pain?
JUST… I have noticed that if I have to suffer “leg pain” started with no reasons seems like the biggest problem in my life, whereas, it is much easier to overcome if I decide to try to ignore it in order to take a picture! (Not always, but most of the time it works this way).

In the same way, I usually don’t complain if I start feeling pain because I had to adopt weird stances to shot pictures. I behave this way not because I have a “bad conscience” (I usually mock myself to have been clumsy) but because I have learn that this is a little price I have to pay for having the chance to “pin” in a picture a small but amazing part of that Eternal Beauty that created everything that surround us.
Looks like that the passion for photography and the conscience that trough it I can appreciate at least part of that Beauty, can work as a perfect painkiller! 😉

reddragonfly1To take this pictures I squatted down in front of this dragonfly for several minutes, my legs didn’t enjoy it, but I hope it was worth.

Posted May 4th, 2009.

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Love!

Too sweet? Naah!
Pure truth!

All the Sunday spent to talk with friends and to “work” on the site, I built a couple of galleries (“Sunflowers” in Flowers and “Sea” in Panoramas) added the 6th picture the People gallery, “created” the play button and wrote the sentence to write in the main page and at the end of the intro.

My boyfriend had built the intro some days ago, he completed it today and put what I told him to put before and after it…but I didn’t tell him how to do it.
Few minutes later I found the site completed. COOL! He has been able to choose where to write and to put things better than I ever could!
Today he has also changed the site structure in general… but there are too technical notes for my “little poor simple” mind 🙂

He is a genius, terrible at times but what I would do without him?! ;D
And… he can give unexpected amazing present, alike this one…

sunflowerpresent

that is his present for my 21st birthday.

So, it’s official, everything is done, I have just to complete galleries.

GREAT!

One wonderful week of work.

I have never felt this way (so well) since… I cannot remember when.
It doesn’t matter! What matter is that my boyfriend is still beside me (despite I am really terrible at times) and we can do a lot of nice (imho) things together! 🙂

Have a wonderful Monday!

Posted April 19th, 2009.

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Pictures as zucchini

What does a 21yrs old girl do on Saturday?
Sleeps and works on her new site… should be studying? Yes, but not now.

I want to complete the site before my birthday (end of may) because I want to turn 22 knowing that I had completed something. Ok, I know the site is supposed to be in continuous evolution, but I hope to reach that day knowing that I have only too add NEWEST pictures (the ones I didn’t taken yet)… Yeah, maybe it’s not important but it’s the only thing I can do.

I could study, actually “I am doing it” (in these days)… but I love this “work” so it doesn’t matter if I have to give up a little of sleep or a little of fun. Well, actually it’s funny to run trough 14,600 files or so (more or less the amount of pictures in my computer) but sometimes it is extremely tiring (for eyes especially) and frustrating too: beside the usual problem with programs that work WHEN and HOW they decide to. One of the biggest “problem” today has been to decide in which gallery should go a specific picture. (E.g. where should I put a picture of a boat on the sea that I’ve taken on Catania port dock at sunset time? In the gallery “sunset”, in the gallery “sea” or in the gallery “Catania”?).

Despite all, these days of work on the site are being amazing because “playing” with pictures  made me discover some  shots that I previously marked as “bad shots”, but that at later look they were nice.

I don’t know the reason, but happens often: I take a set of picture, I pick the ones I like more and leave all the originals shots in  a folder somewhere in the computer (yep, my room, my computer and my life in general is as messy as my mind).

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I find it amazing! I mean, it’s amazing to put a picture away, and later discover its “previously hidden” beauty.

I know, it seems crazy but I think it happens to everyone of us in a lot of different situations, we just don’t notice it so often. I mean, when I was a child I didn’t like zucchini and potatoes. It was a torture for me when mom cooked zucchini and potatoes. Now I like them, and a lot too (well, I like chocolate more of course!;D) .

When I (or my brother) start eating fruits or vegetable that we previously disliked, my parents says: “You are getting old!”. And smile.

Yeah, they are probably right. I start thinking that sometimes, we have just to wait to be able to appreciate what is being in front of us (or in our dishes).

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Other technical notes about the site:

– the site has been modified in its general structure in order to make the visit more pleasant (less clicking). Thanks to a friend suggestion and a special thanks to M1L (my boyfriend) work! ;D

– In the “About” site section have been added the names (and site links when available) of the “comment” authors

– I changed the gallery structure (just put the thumbnails pictures below instead of on the left) because I am crazy and a little lazy at the same time. Crazy because I always change what I do. I am lazy because I never study how a program works before using it, I just open it and start clicking what makes sense in order to learn how it works… so sometimes I learn after WEEKS even the simplest actions ;D.

– I added 2 new pictures in the “Orchids”[Flowers->Orchids] set and another  in the”Sparrows” [ Animals->Sparrows] set.

– I added the new gallery “Sunset” (Panorama->Sunset).

Posted April 18th, 2009.

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Still a lot to do…but let’s take a look to Pantalica!

The site, as I said it’s still under construction, but my  (official) main activity is to study physics so I have very little free time.
Yesterday I uploaded a new gallery: Pantalica.

Take a look if you wish.

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What about these pictures?
We could start knowing something about the place.

The pictures I am showing up, have been taken in May 2006. At that time I was 18, I knew about the place but I have never been there even if it’s Sicily.

Before that day I thought it was impossible to see such an amazing place with so much water in Sicily! I remember I spent most of my time taking pictures and  saying: “Wow that’s wonderful!”.  That day I had the quickest lunch I ever had because I wanted to keep on taking pictures.

As you can see: I have a wonderful memory of that place!
Since May 2006 I have always planned to come back there, but each time there has been a problem or a more important thing to do that I had to give up; I hope this summer i will be able to go there ;D

Ok… I don’t want to drown pictures with too many words. In future I hope to have the chance  to talk about each of them (more or less), because I like to remember (and share) each aspect of the Beauty that made me take each shot.

Gotta go,

I hope you will enjoy Pantalica as much as I did! 😉

Posted April 17th, 2009.

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Let’s start a new adventure

This is official my first post on this “new” blog that is related to my new website: photonmessage.com.

There is still a lot of mess, intro to complete, galleries to complete… but I have been able, with the help of my boyfriend (what will we do without people who loves us?), to create the general structure of my new website.

I could bother you trying to tell you about all the other sites I’ve created. I think I created my first website when I was 12. It was of course a simple stupid site about me… now, the new site, it’s a site about my pictures, or better, about those pictures I think are good enough to be shown.

What do I want from this site?
A lot of things, but essentially I still want what I have always want when I show my pictures: I want to show up to this world that there is Beauty out there, and that is a wonderful present for us…

Why am I a beauty-seeker? Because I need it as every human needs air, I need it to live (that is different to “just survive), I need it to appreciate life even if sometimes it’s too hard and difficult.

Do I think my pictures are the best all over the world?
No, not at all… It is clear I still have a lot to do, a lot to learn and a lot to decide.
The only thing I know is that at the moment I want to go ahead because I know to be Loved by that one Who created everything, me and you included.

I wish you will enjoy my pictures “fellowship”, as well as I enjoy them.
I wish you will see the Beauty and Love that I have seen “reflected” on the subjects of my shot…

So… let’s start with this little adventure that will bring me to I don’t know where, but that it must be somewhere… like when I shot this picture less than 48hrs ago. I turned back, saw something that was somehow interesting and I tried to capture it. My boyfriend said:”You see thing that I cannot, I didn’t notice this frame of this place”. It’s probably a too simple picture, but it meant something…

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Fortunately not all the picture are such a mistery for me. You’ll see it.

A special thanks to my friends that wrote (or are writing) the “about her” (About the author) lines. I didn’t wrote the name of most of them yet, because I didn’t know if they want to appear on this site.

Posted April 16th, 2009.

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