The big day was yesterday Oct 13. All over the world people were preparing to go for a 2 hr photowalk in a city that hosted a photowalk. In Rome it rained most of the day! The photowalk was going to start at 6pm at Trinità dei Monti, go to Trevi Fountain, to Pantheon and then to Colosseum. It was still drizzling around 5.30 but the Gods were with us: it stopped raining by 6pm and we were ready to stroll.
These are my favorite shots of the walk .
This type of street photography is far from what I usually shoot but I really REALLY enjoyed it a lot! Will definitely do it again.
Everything was shot with D7000 and a Nikkor 35mm f/1.4G lens
I'm so behind with all my holiday photos. Here's the third batch for Crete (still Mykonos and then Finland to edit and post and that's only for this summer. Don't care to think about all the other photos still to edit, blaah!!)
Spent a day - an EXTREMELY windy day, should have checked the weather forecast before going -at Elafonisi on the south-western corner of Crete. There's breathtaking scenery on the road to get there.
Lovely homemade products from garlic to capers to olives and of course the best olive oil in the world
The thyme honey of Crete is yummy. And a glass of raki(tsikoudia)after a hefty meal is a must.
The Elafonisi Beach is gorgeous but due to the extremely windy day I could only get a couple of photos without endangering my photographic gear. (sand is even worse than water for your lenses)
In some light, the sand takes on a pink glow, said to be from corals. Elafonisi is protected by an EU environmental program.
And here we have a representative of the ever present goat population of the island
Saturday night we were invited to a street party where food and drinks were served as soon as we sat down. Franco had made friends with Dimitri (the smiling guy on the far right in the picture) a couple of days before - I always wonder how my Hubbs manages to make friends in a foreign country without speaking the language. This time when he told us that Dimitri had invited us to his party we were kind of skeptical but it turns out that the party was there right on the street and that we were shown a place at the table as soon as we turned the corner! We still aren't sure WHAT they were celebrating, there was a huge amphor from which a girl extracted slips of paper on which the participants had written something and when read aloud, it always resulted in roars of laughter.
It was lovely and definitely not your everyday tourist experience.
A perfect day started out by taking a stroll through the olive groves, renting a car, taking a quick trip to nearby Vrisses for a drink, to Nippos for lunch, to nearby Aptera to admire the view and the ancient fort,going back home and to the beach to enjoy a couple of hours of sun and to admire a lovely sunset.
The oleanders are everywhere
There are more than 30 million olive trees in Crete
There are not so many colorful plants and flowers other than bougainvillea, oleander and hibiscus
I did a little photoshoot with my godson Tiziano and his girlfriend Giorgia at the end of May for my photography class.
After an initial embarassement and some giggles, I got some really really good shots. The luvbirds were very easy to shoot, very natural and almost as if they were used to having a photographer hovering around them.
Here's the first patch (since I finally had some time to edit)