Where is her white winter coat?

February 21, 2016

Cute afternoon spent with my father going for a short beauty hunting session

Etna - 21st January 2016

It looked like she was saying “I’m beautiful and I know it, but winter forgot how to winter! Where is my white winter coat?!”

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It’s a folly

February 18, 2016

They are all right.
It’s crazy.
It’s stupid.
Yet I find intriguing that they ignore the really freaking shade:
all the pro-reasons I can think of, can be cons-reasons as well.
This is what can lead to real folly.

Looks like it’s again one of those “moments” when I can only hang on what, so far, never vanished.

Tiny pale memorandum - Etna January 2016

No, sorry.
It’s not the most beautiful volcano in the universe.
This is just a tiny and pale memorandum.

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St.Agata 2016

February 5, 2016

St. Agata 2016

Just a sample of what I’ve seen, with a cute shade of “modern”.
A few years ago there were not so many screens, yet I find it nice.
A selfie forces people to stay with their back at the show they want to use as “background for ego”
During the festival days I saw almost no one taking selfie.
At least if St.Agata was close 😉

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The dance

August 8, 2015

Making arancini - 8th August 2015 - (Nikon D700)

Tonight we decided to do an experiment: make arancini!

It’s a “typical” sicilian recipe (that I know).
I’m pretty sure there is not only 1 recipe of arancini and that every lady around will state “mine is the best”.  Who would ever dare to say otherwise in front of such ladies?
🙂

We just wanted to spend a nice evening and have something cool for dinner.

Years ago it was my grandma who made arancini for us but, unfortunately, she had to gave up this tasks long ago.
It had been observing mama’s and grandma’s hands while they were cooking that I learned to love that “dance of hands”. Those hands, out of raw material or semi-raw material, created some of the coolest things you can find in this world.

Tonight, observing mother’s hands doing this dance again has made me remember one of the main reasons I keep taking pictures.

I smiled, I have found intriguing it was happening that precise evening.

I have taken the above picture and a few others,

then I turned off my camera.

If maybe taking pictures will be my everyday activity, it’s time I start learning those dance steps seriously.

If all goes fine, someday mine can be a mother’s hands or a grandmother’s hands dancing in front of the eyes of a little one.

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Inside the Norman Castle

July 3, 2015

Acicastello, Norma Castle - 6th June 2015

Acicastello
(6th June 2015)

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No hurry

June 10, 2015

6th June 2015

6th June 2015

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Last from trip up on mt Etna

March 23, 2015

NKT_0196-8tmSITE - 14th March 2015

The little sunset show on Mt Etna (at around 1700 meters above sea level) of 14th March 2015.

It’s an HDR picture. I have to say it, even if I generally try not to oversaturate or push too much the effect.
Probably in this specific case it’s more a HDR-test picture since I have never taken pictures in similar situations before that day.

Why trying HDR on snow at sunset?
My goal is to get as close as possible to what I saw and sometimes,
especially when there is a huge difference of darks and lights,
eyes can see more than what can be recorded in a single shot.
At least, that’s what I experienced so far.

Am I saying that what I saw looked exactly that way?

No, especially some snow areas are not, I think I can guess what caused this anomaly, will try to fix another day.
Yet, for this frame or reality an HDR seemed to tell in a better way the Beauty I saw
At the end, I am not taking pictures to report a crime but to remember the wonder of that moment.

Why last shot?
I have too much to do to publish so I will keep editing in random moments while trying to achieve other life goals.
Yes,  during the little free time I have in the coming weeks/month I prefer taking new pictures or complete a picture editing work for a friend instead of posting most of the “old” ones.

Max 2-3 shots per trip goes online the rest can wait to be shared.

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A fresh postcard from Sicily

March 18, 2015

At 1700 meters above sea level - 14th March 2015

It’s true,  for the last years I shared mainly picture of sea, of warm situations even in mid winter

This year I started sharing pictures of areas with “thick snow” (stealing a friend’s expression)

Well…what can I say?
It’s part of the magic of Mt. Etna.

It always snow “up there” in winter time and this year snow is lasting in places even weak and too busy people (like me) can reach.

In the next weeks I might keep sharing some of the beauty I saw up there last saturday.

If things keep going this way, looks like this is one of those year that those who go the sea in June will enjoy warm sea day while upper mt Etna is still under snow.

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I know it’s not Italian/Sicilian tradition but…

March 17, 2015

Baking cookies February 2015 - NKT_9734

I had planned to do something for St. Patrick day

cookies with something green, maybe pistacchio to merge Ireland and Sicily traditions

or go for the easy pasta with pesto, pesto is more of Genoa area but still Italian and super wow tasting.

It ended up I barely realised what day is so nothing happen.

Will be for next year…I hope at least.

I know, silly little thing.s
Well, to the world’s eyes, not to mine

Sorry!

😀

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Willy Bit snow and lava rocks

March 14, 2015

Willy Bit exploring Mt Etna snow - 14th March 2015

Willy Bit: “We are one week away from spring and there is a lot of snow all around here!”

Lady: “Well I guess it’s normal here”

Willy: “Yeah but I can’t see much more than these rocks. I guess we are in a cloud of fog, it’s a little disappointing”

Lady:”I guess it  just means we have to come back here soon or later. Yet it’s all so…”

Willy: “…beautiful?”

Lady: “Yes!”

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Beauty happens, deal with it.

March 5, 2015

Yesterday I wanted to catch a snow covered Mt Etna hit by sunset light but I have not been lucky due to clouds stealing sun to Etna and maybe it’s also the wrong period of the year to catch sunset light on mt Etna south flank.

Yet, once again, what I thought was cause of “failure” became source of wonder

Sunset time - 4th march 2015, Catania

I originally wrote a longer post where I wrote about the fact that it often happens to deal with people who accused other people of super editing pictures since “sunsets cannot be that red”.

In a few minutes I realised those people are surrounded by darkness enough that they do not need a rant from this little pseudo-photographer.

Beauty happens.
It rarely happens in ways we can control.
Deal with it.

I just hope that whoever sees this image, despite maybe not that great, will see and enjoy the wonder I saw yesterday.

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