Thursday, August 14, 2014
Monday, July 7, 2014
July 5th, Manchester, Connecticut. With modern digital cameras it is easy to get great shots of fireworks, but you need a tripod, specific manual settings, and shoot in Raw. The above photo is simply processed from a Raw file, with no other modifications, it is not 'photoshopped'. Overall views of fireworks are beautiful, but once you zoom in, you can get great 'deconstructed' abstract details. I love ephemeral quality of firework photography, everything is random and unique, paintings of colored light trails in the sky.
Thursday, July 18, 2013
One of the many incredible fountains of Rome, this one is located on the alley leading to St. Peter. I was waiting for the nuns to walk into my picture, and they looked at the fountain to see what I was photographing. Fountains in Rome are endlessly fascinating -for their artistic value, but also as an important drinking water source and for personal hygiene throughout the centuries. There is much controversy over the roots of the word SPA that you see carved into the stone above the fountain, many claim (among them Wikipedia) that the term SPA is derived from a Belgian town, others think it has Roman/Latin origins, and that SPA stands for Sanus Per Aquam, Health through Water. You decide, but this fountain makes me think of the latter!