For those of you who have been following my blog, or that recently traveled through Italy with me, you know that I shot many photographs while touring Venice, Tuscany, Positano and Rome. Yesterday, I uploaded 167 of the photos that I shot with my iPhone to a gallery on my Website. Those photos “tell the story” of the tour–from Venezia to Roma. Italy is gorgeous, and there is a photo opportunity almost everywhere. However, there is a significant difference between a “photo opportunity” and having the right light and other conditions to capture the beauty of Italy’s endless breathtaking landscapes, cities and sites.
A really good photograph captures both the moment and the light. Most of my iPhone photographs captured the “moment,” but not necessarily how the sun or the evening lights were lighting the landscape/scene. Although I also captured the “moment” in many of my Nikon photos, in some, I was also able to capture the beauty of the “light” or how the light illuminated what I was seeing.
Since my iPhone photos told the story of the tour, I have decided to post an article each evening for the next week or two with one photograph that I shot with my Nikon camera that provides more than the moment, but also the light, and better depicts the breathtaking beauty of Italy. Below is one of those images. It was shot on one of the evenings in Positano after most people had ended the night. The dark, course sand on the beach and the boats, buildings and one of the town’s churches were lit by the evening lights of the small town nestled into the side of a mountain. I went out with my Nikon camera and tripod, while most slept, and captured the very quiet evening, which was quite a contrast to the daytime when the town and beach were busy with tourists and locals. (Click on the image to see it in full scene, and then click on it again to zoom in.)
The above image was not selected because it was the most spectacular photograph and should be the first, but only because it happened to be the first image that caught my eye while quickly perusing my Italy directories tonight. Subsequent images and accompanying articles will also be selected in the same manor–that is, randomly.
I am very interested in your feedback and comments, which can be provided below. Hope you experience some of the beauty that I did through my photographs. Ciao.