Italy

Sorrento (Archives)

 

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10 Photos in This Gallery

More photos from my 2010 trip to Italy.


Sorrento In Black and White (Archives)

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8 Monochrome Photos in This Gallery

These are from my 2010 trip to Italy. It was the first time I traveled with an full frame digital camera, a D700 back then. Some of these have not been published previously, or they were published as color images


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Rome in Black and White

Vatican Spiral

Vatican Spiral

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Rome was extremely crowded this trip.  Famous sights were not busy, they were packed.  I shoot places like Rome differently from other people.  In these crowds it isn’t possible to get a decent shot of any famous landmark. I try to look for architectural details and add in some candid street shots.  Vatican Spiral won a Picture of the Week award in a photography forum. All of these photos were updated recently.


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Rome in Color

Lonesome at the Spanish Steps

Lonesome at the Spanish Steps

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My adventure through manic Rome continues, this part in color.  Campo de Fiori is an outdoor market, and a lesser known attraction, so it was not so crowded.  Incidentally, Nikon Girl took my picture first.  “Dimensional Portal” is an indoor fountain a few blocks away from the Spanish Steps.  I was chased away by an unusually rude security man as soon as he heard the mirror slap.


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Mount Etna

Blue Channel, Sicily

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Mount Etna is an active Volcano located in a densely populated area on the East side of Sicily.  The monster Typhon was believed to be trapped under the mountain by Zeus.  It is possible to drive up to about the 3,000 meter level and go higher using a ski lift.  Fabulous views are available from nearby Taormina.


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Taormina on the Cliff

Guard Dog (Poodle in Taormina)

Guard Dog (Poodle in Taormina)

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Taormina is a lovely resort town in the shadow of Mount Etna.  It is built on cliffs overlooking the channel between Sicily and Italy.  My hotel was built into one of those cliffs with every room having a view of the sea between Sicily and the mainland of Italy.  This town has all sorts of stairs to climb, a beach below, and archeological sites above.  The Greek Theater is an excellent ruin with fabulous views.  While I was there Etna was venting.  It spewed fire the day after I left.  There’s lots of variety with the volcano,  gardens, old style European town, cliffs, hills and even the tropical Isola Bella.


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Palermo in Black and White

Byzantine Dizzy

Byzantine Dizzy

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Wordless Wednesday…


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