Monday, February 27, 2012

Burning cast-iron stove - Ember on fire

A cast-iron stove, with some ember and wood burning

Time flies guys: I've shot this image in 2004, during a graduation party of a friend of mine.
I bought my first compact digital camera in 2004 (it was an Olympus C-4000 4Mp).

I always thought that fire is an interesting subject to photograph, but I don't have many occasion to take photo of it.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

White frost at dawn - Sarp bushes

 White frost at dawn

It was one of those Sunday morning: clear sky, very cold temperature, DSLR camera at hand, and a garden full of hoarfrosted things...
Direct consequence: one hour spent in the cold, shooting at everything :-)
In these photos you can see some "bushes" of white frost... on the roof of a blue car (this is why the shadowed zone are so blue-ish).
In these photos I like the sharpness of the frost, and the contrast between the blue-ish shadows and the warmth of the sun-lighted zone.

White frost at dawn, Black & White version

Monday, February 20, 2012

Parma, Parco Ducale: The light and the tree - Leaves on gravel at dusk

A streetlight near a tree at dusk, Parco Ducale, Parma

In this photo I really love the tone of the sky at dusk. I also like the warmth of the streetlight, and the pattern of leaves on the ground. The contrast between the warmth of the streetlight and the coldness of the sky do the rest, I really like this image! :-)

Friday, February 17, 2012

Parma, Parco Ducale: Snow and streetlights surrounding the lake, in colors

The walk around the little lake in the Ducal Park, in Parma.


Here is the sepia version of this image, I've already posted this photo about one year ago.

Which one is your favorite?

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Under the fountain 'Reloaded' - Frozen ice stalactites

Some ice stalactites under a fountain in Castell'Arquato (a small medioeval town located in north Italy).

I've already posted this image back in 2009, but I've re-edited it recently. I like the new result, it's more... "icy", so I think it's worth another look :-)

Saturday, February 11, 2012

A cup of white wine - Sparkling gold

A cup of sparkling white wine

I took this shot during a friend's wedding.
Sometimes I like to take macro shots of bubbles: they are all similar, but you can't find two that are the same :-)

Friday, February 10, 2012

Eureka, I'm on Street View! And Google Street View Car is on my blog! :-) - Google took a shot of me on Elba Island beach!

I was waiting for it, I knew it was going to happen...
I kept checking for update on street view on Elba Island's roads: finally Google updated its databases.

And now I can say it: I'm on Street View!
And Google Street View Car is on my blog!
This is so meta... :-)

That morning we had just arrived at the Enfola beach, on the Island of Elba, Italy.
I was walking to my car to get something that I had forgotten ... and then I saw a Google Street View Car maneuvering to turn back.
Of course I always have my compact camera with me, especially during the holidays (my DSLR camera was a bit 'too far... it was on the beach in the bag :-)), so I pulled out my compact with a feline gesture and I managed to snap some photos at the Google car before seeing it vanish away between the curves of the Elba Island :-)

Here is me on Google Street View, taking some photos of the Google Stret View Car, on the Enfola Beach, Elba Island, Italy.

 Here is the Google Street View Car

the Google Street View Car maneuvering

Me on the beach, walking back to my car to take something...

Here is a live version of Google StreetView :-)
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