309 - Una Giornata Al Mare

Yesterday weather in Austria was drab and rainy, so we made a trip to Italy. Not Venice or Florence, only the Villaggio del Pescatore between Monfalcone and Trieste, not more than 180km on street from home, but it was enough to give us fine Italian see food, a harbor full of sailing boats, and all that on a warm, decently sunny day.

There was a veil of thin clouds in the sky, so light was mostly flat. Of all the images I made, this is the one I like most. It’s funny, I have made many images that day, many that are very controlled and basically came out as pre-visualized, and this is the complete opposite. It is a found image.

This is a very tight crop, and when I was there, I didn’t even recognize the patterns that you see here. Post-processing was done in Capture-NX and Photoshop.

"Una Giornata Al Mare” (A Day By The Sea) by Paolo Conte is the Song of the Day. I have it on an album that in the US is distributed as “The Best of Paolo Conte” and in Austria only as “Paolo Conte”. Fact is, I never knew that it is a best-of album.

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Thomas   (2007-08-19)

Gorgeous! I always enjoy those semi-abstract shots which focus nearly entirely on patterns and texture - but are still hooked to reality.

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andreas   (2007-08-19)

Well, photographing water it is always hard to get exactly what you want. Everything is in motion and the result is always a little bit random. Here, I have not the slightest idea what these rings on the water could have been ... but I like them πŸ™‚

Thanks for visiting.


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Ted Byrne   (2007-08-20)

Show me more Italy pictures. We're probably going to Rome and Florence for the first two weeks of October and I'm fearful that I'll capture every photographic clichΓ© that's ever been clicked. Hulp.

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andreas   (2007-08-20)

What's the problem with capturing a clichΓ©? Sometimes it is unavoidable, sometimes it just happens, and in those places it is certainly harder to get at unseen views than anywhere else. I wouldn't care. Most people are afraid of converging lines and non-level horizons, that would eliminate 90% anyway πŸ™‚

Sorry, I have no remedy. Just go and shoot and be happy shooting. I'm confident you'll manage to be recognizable anyway. You always manage to be.


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