Did you look up to the sky a few days ago and admired it?

Have you seen how big she was and how close she was?
She was larger than usual and more luminous.

They were "only" 360.365 km away from the Earth and was one of the three new-moon supermoons of this 2014.

Sometimes I really need to take my time and see how beautiful is...our Moon.

Dynamic summer

Summer weather has never been as dynamic as this year!
A continuous swing of sun, clouds, rain, rainbows, certainly not typical of the Mediterranean summer we are used to.

I take advantage of this opportunity for some photographs near where I live, trying to find out more interesting shots than those with an anonymous blue sky.

In the meantime I'm waiting for the real summer ...

Photo of the month: July

Here comes Johnny singing oldies, goldies 
Be-Bop-A-Lula, Baby What I Say
Here comes Johnny singing I Gotta Woman
Down in the tunnels, trying to make it pay
He got the action, he got the motion
Yeah, the boy can play
Dedication devotion
Turning all the night time into the day

He do the song about the sweet lovin' woman
He do the song about the knife
He do the walk, he do the walk of life [...]

"Walk of Life"  -  Dire Straits


"To leave is to die a little, it is to die to what one loves.
One leaves a bit of one’s self in every hour and in every place.
It’s always the mourning of a vow, the last verse of a poem.
To leave is to die a little, it’s to die to what one loves.
And one leaves, and it’s a game, and up to the last farewell, it’s one’s own soul that one disperses in each farewell".

Edmond Haraucourt

Photo of the month: June

As every year, in the fields around here where I live, beginning to bloom red poppies in the midst of still immature ears of wheat, unequivocal signals that summer is getting closer and closer.

I love the low morning light on these fields which temporarily highlights these red hot spots...waiting for the high golden beam of the ears in full bloom within a few weeks.

"Preparing for summer" is the new photo of the month on my website. Enjoy!

Series - Top 10 Drives of a lifetime: #7 Romantische Straße, Germany

Beautiful medieval town of Rothenburg o/d Tauber by night
The Romantic Road, linking the Alps to the river Main, along the western border of Bavaria, is Germany's best known and most popular holiday route.
Over 350 miles of country roads allow you to admire the beautiful and historic medieval towns of Lower Franconia, Swabia and Bavaria. The road often winds through forgotten sections of countryside, connecting walled towns and picturesque villages.

From Wurzburg, Rothenburg, Nordlingen and Dinkelsbuhl, charming towns rich in history and fortunately not involved in the bombing war, to Augusta, rich city bank, and Fussen, the starting point of the German Alpine Road. Fairytale castles like Neuschwanstein and the Alps complete the charm.
The Romantic Road is really a journey not to be missed.

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.
Come and see more images on my website and feel free to contact me: mattia[at]
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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..."
Richard Avedon

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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