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Basilica Santa Maria Della Salute

After finding this spot during the day, and getting some pictures at sunset (HERE), I came back early in the morning to capture the sunrise over the beautiful Basilica Santa Maria Della Salute in Venice.

I set up my tripod, found a great composition and wait for the sun to rise.
As it was moving over the horizon, coloring the poles of the pier with a golden light, I was lucky enough to catch its reflection in one of the iron prow-head of a gondola.

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Feb 9, 2014 - Europe, Italy, Sunset, Waterscape    No Comments

Vernazza, Cinque Terre

This is a sunset over Vernazza, one the five cities that compose the National Parc of Cinque Terre in Italy.
I came here in the morning to spot where I will be able to get a nice picture of the sunset, sadly, most of the hiking trails were closed due to floods that happened few days before.
Still, I was able to climb on top of the cliff that surround the village and walk few hundred meters to find this great spot.
Later on, and according to my plan, I came back for the sunset. I had to rush up here, scared to be late for the show.
Luckily I made it on time!

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San Giorgio Maggiore

This is one of the many amazing views that Venice has to offer.
It was my first time in Venice, first time in Italy, and I have to admit that I loved it. The cities are amazing, filled with historical monuments, the food is great and not that expensive, and the Italian language is a delight to hear!
Anyway, I spend few days in the Queen of the Adriatic and I took some pretty good pictures, here is the first one.
This is the island of San Giorgio Maggiore seen from the gondola pontoon of the San Marco square.

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Oct 26, 2013 - Japan, Waterscape    No Comments

Mount Fuji Canoe

Few months ago, I was touring around Mount Fuji and the  five different lakes that surround it.

After a good night of sleep, I woke up for the sunrise, Mount Fuji was, as usual, hidden in dense clouds. So I decided to take a walk around the lake waiting for the sun to appear and Fuji to show itself. At some point I found  this old canoe that was left to rot on the shore of the lake, swans where attracted by my presence, looking for food, wind was blowing and The Mount began to appear trough the clouds. I quickly set my tripod and took this shot.

 

Þingvellir

A panoramic view of Þingvellir, south East Iceland. Þingvellir is a national park famous for its special relief. The parc sits on the top of the continental drift between the North American and Eurasian Plate which create numerous cracks or faults all around.
But Þingvellir is also a cultural and historical site. This is here, that was created the first parliament around the year 930. Every summer for almost a millennium, in this plain, was held an assembly that directed the country. Even during the year of foreign domination, the laws where enacted here.
The Biggest decisions where made in Þingvellir, from the christianization of Island in 1000, to the allegiance to Norway in 1281, to the independence in 1944…

A place full of history where I found myself all alone, hiking around midnight under a magnificent sky.
After climbing on top of the main crack, I took some rest at the feet of Öxarárfoss waterfall to take this panoramic view. We can see the Þingvellir church on the left, edged by the parliament plain and the Þingvallavatn lake behind.

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Aug 18, 2013 - Europe, Iceland, Waterscape    No Comments

Lightouse

A picture from the wonderful East fjords of Iceland. We were driving around Iceland in our David hasselof van and the weather was amazing (after 2 weeks of constant rain!). The sky especially was incredible. We saw this light house from the road and stopped to take some pictures. We had to jump a fence and avoid a flock of scared sheep but it was wort it. I played with composition for few minutes then went for that shot before the sheep and its lambs ran away.

May 3, 2013 - Asia, Japan, Sunset, Waterscape    No Comments

Yokohama by night

First picture from Japan!
This is the cityscapse of Yokohama, which is the second most populated city in Japan after Tokyo.
I went there around 5pm in order to take some pictures of the sunset.
And I can tell you that this one was tough to take! I tried almost five differents buildings before finding the right spot. And the right spot was in the 26th floor of an office building.
I just chilled there for almost an hour, waiting for the sun to go down, collecting curious gaze from office workers.
The sunset was wonderful and I took many photographs, using the well known sweater trick to avoid reflections on the huge windows.
After almost two hours inside, just when I was packing my stuff, a guard came to me and gently escorted me out.
In the elevator going down I was a bit worry where he would lead me, but the guy just show me the way out saying in a really bad english “you can be here not up”.

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Mar 23, 2013 - Africa, Morocco, Waterscape    No Comments

Fishing time

Words from Honshù

Hi there, after two days driving all around the mighty Fuji-San, I am in a train passing trough the Japanese Alps on my way to Takayama.
It has only been 4 days but I already had some great experiences, bathed naked with a lot of Japanese folks, slept in a 2m3 capsule, woke up at five to see the Mount Fuji totally hidden in clouds, took a hike in the scary suicide forest… And still, more than 20 days remaining!

Fishing time in Essaouira

Something different for today. I don’t usually take photograph of people, I am not really good at it, and a little bit shy too but big photo lens helps ;D
Today’s pictures are some ordinary scenes that you can witness in the small harbor of Essaouira. Just everyday things, kids helping to take back on the ground one of the many blue fishing boats or a big ship going home after sunset.

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