Tag Archives: Lucca

Raindrops keep falling on my .. puddle!

After a rainy day I often take my camera and I take a walk on the streets/squares of my city: I like to take photos of reflections from puddles. To achieve a good result I use a wide angle lens and I put the camera at ground level ( better if the camera has a tilting display ) but it’s not enough! To obtain a different picture ( from other millions of the same type ) we need some fantasy : in my example a friend that helped me to have a drop in the puddle….

Standard

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With a “little” detail

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I think that the second one is better…do you agree?

Note: Amphitheater Square in the city of Lucca, Italy

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Geometric aerial photographs

I found a new kind of photograph: aerial photography. Of course I have seen a lot of that genre of photos, but I have never practiced it. But now I have a drone…and so…go ahead to discover this new universe!!

As a first step I’I started to looking for geometric figures ( and not landscape at now ):

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…and of course, there also has to be a video!!

My first ( and last? ) drone.

Ok, now I have a drone. I’ll stop with “traditional” photography??

Not at all! I think this is a very good tool to have a different point of view 🙂 and, as you know, in photography is very important change the way we are shooting.

Now I’ll be in search of a good landscape to shot from the sky. This is my first video: the countryside of the city of Lucca, we are in the famous so-called “wine and oil road” in Tuscany.

Follow ( interesting ) people..

..in effect..I didn’t follow that guy..because he was sat down at the corner. We can say that I followed his behavior: he was in the backlight, he was smoking…and there were lines of light toward him: a very good photographic scene.

So I took my little Sony RX100M3 ( a very little, but powerful camera ) and I waited for the right moment: a little smoke from his mouth.. here is a good photo: a profile made of light, geometric lines…and a little point of interest: the smoke.
Other important notes: only in the morning there is this type of light..the sun is low on the horizon ( so we have long shadows ) … there are few people on the street.. I had a little camera so the subject didn’t notice me 🙂 🙂

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Likeness,similarity & analogy

I like photographs where there are likeness, not only in a direct way but also in different conjugations. You know that I’m stingy with words…so a picture is worth a thousand words….so please see the following examples 🙂  In this pictures the likeness & similarities are clear: I insert some highlights to indicate what captured my attention.

White stripes

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A difficult choice?

Some time ago I was walking on the Walls of the city of Lucca and I saw a very interesting place. As you can see in the pictures below there are geometry and simmetry:

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So I decided to wait for a human presence: in the street-photography people are essential for a good picture. I took a lot of photos with my Fujifilm X100T before to find the “best one”.

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Graceful Girl

I have always my camera with me…so, when I saw this pretty girl, I asked her to pose for me. She was reading a book and I liked the light on her face ( the light was reflected by the white pages of the book ).

I hope to be in time to partecipate to the weekly photo challenge Graceful 🙂 🙂

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