Panoramic snaps

Small picturesque seaside village of Lerici, Liguria - Italy
Panoramic pictures always fascinate me. It is a wonderful gift from the digital era and you can find software that makes the stiching process very easy. Or, if you prefer, you can use the built-in function in your iPhone.
I love taking panoramic pictures because of the details, the sense of vastness and the wide perspective that gives out especially when you have a breathtaking landscape.

With all other subjects, can be also a different way to present a classic postcard shot into an...extended one! :-)

Photo of the month: November

After Genoa, Florence, Milan, Bologna, Naples and some European cities such as London and Paris, the famous street artist Clet Abraham arrived in my hometown Parma, where, thanks to simple stencils stickers - has redesigned the look of the signs in some streets of the city center.

Using stencil adhesive has a positive value because the purpose is not to destroy the functionality of the object, but rethink, through a simple act of street art, the meaning of road signs - often bans - which are the symbol of authority and power.

Premonitory clouds...

A few days ago, at sunset, some spectacular mammatus clouds formed in the sky, gloomy and dark at times, but extraordinarily fascinating and suggestive.

The "mammatus" clouds are typical of the more intense storms and take place when the air is very humid in the lower layers and a storm will form in the afternoon in the inland areas and at high altitudes, without too much wind.

Too bad that they were clouds announcing the floods that would have occurred a few days later near here where I live....

Photo of the month: October

Malta National Aquarium - Qawra, Malta
The underwater world has fascinated people for ages and we still have much to discover.

A good opportunity to experience this magical mystery world is visiting an aquarium.

It’s great to immerse in this fantastic world and enjoy some fascinating encounters of the close-up kind, meeting some of the incredible animals that call these environments home.

Walking across a floor of glass and watching the predators swim right beneath your feet or upon your head is amazing! You are never too old or too young for this! :-)

Art or vandalism?

It happens very often to see huge murals around the cities all around Italy.

Art or degradation. Adornment or mess. A mural can be one or the other, depending on where, how and why it is drawn.

Which is the line between art and vandalism?
What do you think about this?
Do you know places where art is expressed on the walls with the approval of the government or where there are fine works, but which are true acts of vandalism?

Sunset approaches

What does it take to photograph the sunset?

Well, first you have to be in the right place and with a camera in hand at the time when the sun sets.

In this case you have already in mind that you want to create an artistic image; of course it can also happen to be in front of a beautiful sunset and decide to take a picture of the event, but you will agree with me that these are two very different things.
The result could also be very similar, but for the photographer are completely different experiences. Two opposite approaches.

Which is the one that most suits you?

About this blog

My photographic diary on the road of life.

A place for me to showcase new works, for some news and some thoughts - but not too many.
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"If there isn't a day without me doing something related to photography, its as if I never actually woke up..."
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My life

My ladies J. & A. My lab Jasper. Photography. iMac. Colors. iPhone. Black&White. Cross Processing. Nik Multimedia. Canon. Reading my iPad. Movies. Knowledge. Snow. Sunsets. Sunrises. Capturing that perfect moment. Bruce Springsteen. Rosè Wine. Beer. Sushi and Wasabi. My Volvo. The good old 80s. Hipstamatic. Elvis Presley. Travels. BBQ. Country & Blues. USA. Seattle. Instagram. Alternative music. Planes. Apps. Crème Brulée. MTB. Provence. National Geographic. FOX Crime. Chicken Wings and BBQ sauce.

Currently shooting with...

CANON EF 17-40 mm f/4 L
CANON EF 70-200 mm f/4 L
TAMRON 90 mm f/2.8 MACRO

Olympus OM-D E-M5
Panasonic G Vario 7-14 mm f/4

Panasonic G Vario 14-140 mm f/3.5-5.6
Panasonic G 20 mm f/1.7

Panasonic DG Macro-Elmarit 45 mm f/2.8

iPhone 5S