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Tuscany Bike

Tuscany Bike

This photo was taken on a random side street while in Florence. The wife and I decided to take the long way around the city so we could get a feel for the touristy spots as well as the “normal”/residential areas. If you are ever in Italy, Florence is a must. Easy to navigate and a great walking city.

This is an interesting photo for me. When I originally took the shot, I was focused on the bike as I was taking pictures of things that reminded me of the city…sort of photographic souvenirs. But after I uploaded the photo and saw it on my computer screen, I was really drawn to the door. I love the wood grain, colors and textures of the door. Look at the way the light is hitting the door and the stone below the door. I’m digging that. In hindsight, I wish I had focused more on the door instead of the bike…oh well πŸ™‚

Eze, France

Eze Wall

Yes, I’m still posting photos from they honeymoon and I probably will for the next 6 months or so. I have a TON of photos to edit.

This photo is from the ancient French town of Eze. The area around Eze was populated as early as 2000 B.C. You can read more about it here if history is your thing. I can’t remember the details of the photo…I think I was drawn to the textures of the wall and faded colors of the shutters.

I read about all of the places we were going to visit on our honeymoon beforehand and I was really excited to check out Eze. The town is literally built into the top of a mountain for protection from would be attackers. It sounded awesome! Sadly, I was a little let down when we arrived. The area felt like a tourist attraction…like you were going to Williamsburg, VA or Plymouth Plantation in Massachusetts. Very few people actually LIVE here; they say around two thousand, but it felt more like fifty. The views were absolutely amazing and I’m glad we went…but I probably would not pick this town over the surrounding areas. If you are every lucky enough to be stuck in the south of France and your not in the mood for a history lesson, skip Eze and hit one of the surrounding towns.

More From the Tracks

Hi all,

I’m back again with some more photos from the tracks. Honestly, I don’t like these as much as the first two that I posted, but these have a different feel to them. Both of these shots where taken with my 5D and 70-200mm f/4 IS.

Rust

Abandoned Tracks

Other News

– I’m stilling waiting to pickup a new tripod…I’ll probably wait until after Christmas to grab one. Once I get a new tripod I hope to get some good night shooting done in the city.

– I picked up a Canon S95. Yes, ANOTHER toy. I’m going to compare this to the GF-1 to see if it can keep up. I love the GF-1 but it’s not pocketable which means it stays at home more than I’d like. I should have a review up of the S95 soon.

Autum on the Tracks

Here is another photo from the tracks. Surprisingly, there is still a decent amount of leaves left on the trees and around the tracks. I really liked the contrast of the bright leaves and the dark stone and metal.

Autum on the Tracks

End of the Line

Wow, it’s been a while since posting to the blog…it’s tough to shoot when it gets dark at 5pm. A decent tripod is the next item on my list. Get ready for some night photography!

Anyway, I was able to get out for an hour or so this weekend so I took a quick walk to the center of town to see what I could find. I had noticed some old railroad cars while driving through town one day, so I decided to go take a look. These cars ended up being on private property…bummer. No worries, I simply busted out the 70-200mm and took shots from where I could. I wouldn’t want people in my yard without asking, so I take the same approach when taking photographs.

I ended up with a few shots that I liked but the one below is probably my favorite of the bunch. I should have a few more shots up throughout the week so be sure to check back.

End of the Line

Villefranche Laundry

If you’ve checked my flickr photostream in the past few days this will not be new to you but at least you’ll get some background on the photo.

As you can probably guess from the title, this was taken in Villefranche, France. One thing I noticed while in Europe is EVERYONE hangs their laundry outside to dry. I would probably do the same thing if I lived in the south of France. I had a hard time choosing between the color and B&W version of this photo but I feel like the colors didn’t really add anything…so I took them away.

If you’re even in the south of France, I would say skip Nice and head over to Villefranche. It’s a nice little town and much quieter/cleaner than Nice with far fewer tourists.

Villefranche Laundry

Boston Dark

Boston Dark

A few weeks ago I went out with a friend to do some night shooting in Boston. My friend’s tripod was broken (more of a bipod) so I traded him my tripod for his 50mm 1.4 for the night. I ended up resting putting my camera on the ground or resting it on ledges to get most of my shots but some of them I was able to get hand held…got to love the 5D’s high ISO performance. The shot below was taken about a block away from the Boston Harbor Hotel, one of Boston’s most well known hotels. I love the light and textures in this shot but the black and white conversion really makes the shot.