Tag Archives: rain

Pedestrian Crossing

 

I have a lucky place in my city where I can see from above a pedestrian crossing. This road sign is very particular because at the beginning is semi-circular and it’s near a white straight line. The best time to take some pictures is during a rainy day because the asphalt takes an intensive black color…and there are umbrellas. Another good time is during the sunset: we can “play” with shadows.

The man of the stripes

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A white dressed woman..near the white stripes

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Semi-circular stripes and a semi-circular umbrella’s strip

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At sunset … playing whit shadows

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It’s like a black&white pictures…whit a red important “point”

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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

Unhappy Luna Park

I don’t like to take photos in a “standard way”: it’s very easy to go photograph the sea during the summer, while it’s more difficult do it in winter ( and not in Black&White … uuufffff such a banality!! I like B&W but the sea during winter in black&White is a very commonplace.  Following this “philosophy” some years ago I decided to take photos in a desert Luna Park during a rainy day

 

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How I did it: only patience!

Under the stars

When I go to shoot I always have an idea on which to work .. a story to tell, otherwise the photos do not come to me. Here I liked the reflection of the asphalt on the water that, thanks to the stones, it looks like a starry sky. So, as my usual, take the photo and wait..wait..wait as long as a person does not stop in the right place!. An hour or more of waiting and patience mixed with a little fantasy.

How I did it … lucky shot!

Reflection of a church

I saw a big puddle in the courtyard of the church ( St. Michael in Lucca )…so I was choosing the right way to do the photos when a pigeon came just in the right place. Lucky! This picture has been chosen by National Geographic and it on sale in it’s stock site.