What happens when one plays with long exposition, HDR, neons, on Ocean Drive? Something really really 'OVER'... My purpose was to capture the essence and the colors of the neon lights of this famous street, so I decided to exaggerate every trick I know then combine them in an explosion of everything.
The Trevi Fountain in all his majesty. My goal, was to build an image a little different of the other ten million made by tourists and photographers; I've choosen the HDR technique to try to bring out the incredible details and the delicate sculpting work which is usually hidden by the shadows. The dramatic sky and the rainy weather allowed me to obtain a good background; then I've opted for a warm tone of the marble to contrast with the green water of the fountain, to subdivide the picture in three distinct entities, water, marble and sky. I hope the trick did the work. The most difficult part of the work, has been to shoot, freehand, five photos, on my knees, while an infinite crowd of tourists was pulling, pushing and tossing coins..
Today I've been on the Po river (Italy) to make some sunset shots. Sadly the sun was covered on the horizon by some clouds, but the river has colored himself with a gradient which was starting from the deep blue to arrive to the bright orange.. The final result gives me the impression of a water road with some big bends, it runs around the sand banks, then drives the eye to the sun.
A thunderstorm surprised me just few seconds after I finished to shooting the sunset in the Everglades, close to Everglades City. The lightnings were were so frequent, that I captured one of them freehand, no long exposition, no triggered shot. The event brought to my memory a sentence: "the concept of one shot, one photo."
Some people, casting long shadows on the road, are waiting the sunset from one of the highest panoramic points in Formentera, from here it is possible to see the whole Island. On the right the small village of Es Calò.
It was long time I wanted to do some shots with some golden hay bales, and wandering close to my home, I've found this big field where the farmer just finished his work. The sky was interesting and blue, the grass green, then why not? And here it is; a big field with his lines of flight, a wide angle, a polarizer and some clouds. Something between spring and summer!
Rome, a reflection of the famous Castel Sant Angelo and Ponte Sant Angelo, on the calm water of the Tiber River at the golden hour close to sunset. My luck filled the sky with fantastic clouds providing a really dramatic background.
A red mangrove is growing in the red water under a blue sky, the water is red due to the tannic acid produced by the mangroves roots. The place is really difficult to reach and is in the "Laguna Negra", on the "Riviera Maya" of Mexico close to the border with Belize.
My goal was to celebrate the spring season with an image, but after a lot of thinking, I've reached the solution of the simplest photo one can do, some little daisies with a frisky green background. I think it is vernal enough, do you?
...Take me away... A minivan enjoys a sunset at Formentera in the Balearic Island. The scene inspired in me an idea of freedom and relax that I have not resisted to frame while thinking to the famous Doors song (Spanish Caravan).
A view with a dramatic sky of the big dome of Saint Peter (called by locals "Er Cupolone") in Vatican City, with some roofs of Rome.
The picture is taken from Villa Borghese terrace which grants a view on the whole city.