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Archive for January, 2012

Boats in Cinque Terre’s Riomaggiore

f/7.1 ISO 200 -0.33 ev 18-200@66

Boats floating in the bay in Riomaggiore, a small village on the Cinque Terra coast of the Italian Rivera. Cinque Terre is a collection of “The Five Lands” , or 5 villages, which are built into the cliffs of this rugged coastline.

This is an absolutely beautiful region which is so breathtaking that it becomes a sensory overload. The area, including the Cinque Terre National Park, are actually UNESCO World Heritage sites. A huge part of their charm is their remoteness and their “car-free” environment.

AND THE FOOD….COME ON!! Our family is agreed that this is one of the two best culinary samplings that we have had in all of our travels through Europe! And if you LOVE seafood, you may never leave!

This image, and any more that I may post from this trip, are before my RAW days, so they are JPEGs untouched by post-processing.

One for the Francophiles

f/5.6 ISO 200 1/250 -0.67ev 18-200@200mm


Here is one for the Francophile followers. I find that one of the most creatively challenging aspects of my travel photography is capturing an image of a subject that has been “photographed to death”. I normally first attempt to take the requisite “scrapbook,  been there” type image, then try to get a little more creative or unique. This image was taken on a rainy and dreary weekend in Paris when it was best to stay indoors. We headed to the Pompidou Museum  (which if you have not seen is a MUST VISIT), and while walking through one of the outdoor glass tunnels , I spotted this view of the Tower hidden in the mist over the Parisian rooftops.

This shot is from late 2010, before I started shooting RAW, so this JPEG has had almost no adjustments. I hope to get back to Paris soon for some more great food/wine/photography!

My Glass is Half Full…you?

f/18 ISO 200 1/40 -0.67 ev 18-200@200mm

Life is TOO SHORT to travel around with a half empty glass all you life.

Xmas Lights

f/3.3 ISO 800 1/100

Cassis, French Riviera

f/11 ISO 200 1/400 18-200@70mm

Another pic from the French village of  Cassis on the French Riviera.  Cassis is a village situated east of Marseille in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region of southern France. Read more about Cassis here.


f/4.5, ISO 400, 1/125, -0.33ev, 50mm@50

Selling Apples

f/4, ISO 200, 1/500, -0.67ev, 50mm@50

Crazy Dancer

f/4, ISO 800, 1/320, -0.33ev, 50mm@50

Penny for your thoughts…

f/4.5, ISO 400, 1/400, -0.67ev, 50mm@50

More Zurich Street…

f/4 ISO 400 1/125 -0.33ev 50mm@50


f/9 ISO 400 1/13 -0.33ev 50mm@50