That Day On The Pier

After almost exactly one year, I’ve been back visiting the Adriatic sea. A series of favourable elements made it a good long week end.

Family, friends, good food, good weather.

Wind, waves, beautiful colours, relax.

Purple and Orange

There have been a lot of changes since my last post with photos of flowers and plants in my garden.

The Spanish Bluebells flowered.

Spanish Bluebells
Spanish Bluebells
For the first time since we moved here – almost two years ago – our Photinia × fraseri ‘Red Robin’ flowered too.

Tiny Blossom
Photinia × fraseri ‘Red Robin’
The Helios-44M’s bokeh is perfect for shooting flowers and plants, and I can’t seem to get enough of it.

Tiny Blossom
Photinia × fraseri ‘Red Robin’

Waiting for the season change

It’s been a while since the last time I posted something, or went out to take some pictures.

These are some of the latest photo I took during a long walk on a very cold winter day, in February.

Despite the chill and the rain, everything seems to be getting ready for the season change, and so am I.

 

By Night

With days shorter and colder, sometimes it’s difficult to find the right time to go out and take some pictures.

It is still too dark when commuting back from work, so I started taking pictures by night, even though I was never comfortable doing so. I wasn’t sure my camera could handle the low light conditions very well, and probably my hands weren’t steady enough to avoid bringing a tripod.

Whatever the result, I enjoyed trying. It seems like, when it’s darker, the world slows down a bit, even in very busy crossroads.

Thanks to Justin Carey whose talk in July 2016 convinced me – and everyone else in the room – that everything is more interesting at night .