Saturday, August 30, 2008

Director's cut - Small

/ would the photo display the same beauty and harmony without that little boat? / so the universe rejoices of our presence / its beauty augmented by each creature / however small /

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Thursday, August 28, 2008

No smoking

D300 - 12 mm, 1/80 sec f/4.5, ISO 200

No, I don't smoke, and you are allowed to smoke while reading this blog.
As I endorse no smoking in public places I wonder at the same time how many "do's & don'ts" condition our existence. Is there a way out? An emergency exit perhaps? (stairs would do...)
While pondering questions without answers I've just spotted the door under the no smoking sign. Amazing how much one can learn from a photo...

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

In a hut

D300 - 12 mm, 1/80 sec f/4, ISO 1600

Old, neglected

you are already at the end of all

and you don't realize it.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Director's cut - Un-likelihood

/ the same hand, shot twice / an unlikely posture faking a likely gesture / casting an unusual look on lighting /

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Saturday, August 23, 2008


D70 - 270 mm, 1/350 sec f/8.0, ISO 200

How can you live without this latest PRADA creation? Admire the elegance of the white coat, hand decorated with real feathers. It features a matching matte black hood and superb contrasting dark red leggings.
This eco-friendly creation can be proudly worn to any party although its primary destination is the beach. Never without....

Friday, August 22, 2008

Seeing through

D70 - 70 mm, 1/15 sec f/5.6, ISO 1600

How marvelous it feels

the smallest step forward

but how easily

is the subtle art


Thursday, August 21, 2008

Far and near

Third edition of this little game. Deadline is set to September 2nd, 2008.
Hoping to stir your precious inspiration, let me point you here for this new winterly photo....

P.S. Newcomers may find out how to participate by clicking on the "Far and near" tag in the collection panel.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008


D300 - 24 mm, 1/10 sec f/32, ISO 100

I often dream of an ocean.

Calm and dark are its waters.

I sit on the beach

and sudden wave makes me shake.

Behind the veil

inexplicable unrest.

Saturday, August 16, 2008


D300 - 24 mm, 1/320 sec f/18, ISO 200

Desert plains, towering mountains and icy valleys are a magnet to my soul. Once there I am tested and I know I am not ready. A quiet mind and a steady will are like a compass, on a path where cold and desolation are on the surface and heavenly beauty lies just underneath.
These places forgive neither boldness nor carelessness. There is no goal, no peak to climb, no enterprise to imitate. The only meaningful outcome is understanding and respect.
When fondly remembering the steps once taken with trembling feet, I feel I have moved a little further on a path, whose end I shall never know.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Path, interrupted: part II

D300 - 300 mm, 1/320 sec f/5.6, ISO 1600

It is probably due to ageing the fact that I find myself thinking about "where would I be if...".
Fantasies are a powerful drug, and it is easy to get lost in them. Maybe an adventurous explorer, a photographer, a professional Tango dancer, slender and magnetic?
A common mirror unveils the crude reality, a mirror which never fails to bring me back. Instead of a sinuous dancer it shows me a wooden stick wrapped in bacon... and I don't even eat meat!

Sunday, August 10, 2008


D300 - 105 mm, 1/400 sec f/11.0, ISO 200

Hidden by laughters and jokes

we are oblivious of the world.

Thursday, August 7, 2008


D300 - 70 mm, 1/250 sec f/4.0, ISO 1600

I now remember

I desired you and grieved with you.

I now remember

I hoped for you and fantasized about you.

All this took place in my mind and

I can't tell what is real anymore.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008


D300 - 12 mm, 1/160 sec f/6.3, ISO 200


shouts the ego


echoes the self.

Friday, August 1, 2008

Far and near: Two

D300 - 24 mm, 1/80 sec f/4.0, ISO 1100

Public solitude,
So much to study.
Spa time far away.
Linda S. Silberman

Silently waiting.
Uneasy feet.
Andrea Chincarini