Wednesday, November 9, 2011

The wild rose


The wild rose, inserito originariamente da Hawkea.

Where the wild roses grow - Kylie Minogue and Nick Cave

Galad


Galad, inserito originariamente da Hawkea.

Kodak Ektachrome GX100 - Holga 120 (Exposure 3)

This is dedicated to a very nice person that I have recently met.
It can't rain all the time - Jane Siberry

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Faded.........


Faded........., inserito originariamente da Hawkea.

Daguerreotype process in Exposure 3

Kiss from a rose


Kiss from a rose, inserito originariamente da Hawkea.

Expired Fuji NPS 160 film (with Exposure 3).

Testing my new 28mm lens for the NEX-3, an Osawa MC f2.8. Very compact and with decent IQ, very sharp from f4.

Kiss from a rose - Seal

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Stop bothering :)


Stop bothering :), inserito originariamente da Hawkea.


Someone in Google+ today asked me if it was possible to see a shot of Stinky looking straight at the camera. So this morning I went outside and I did as instructed. Problem is that Stinky is not just a very thoughtful cat but also very very lazy....This was the most attention I could get out of him.....

Have a great weekend friends!!

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Saturday, October 8, 2011

So very soft......


So very soft......, inserito originariamente da Hawkea.

Autumn colours


Autumn colours, inserito originariamente da Hawkea.


This year here in Sicily, Autumn is not sure whether it is time to come and replace Summer or not....My garden has more flowers now that it had in Spring.
Have a great weekend everyone!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Chuck Wagon


Chuck Wagon, inserito originariamente da Hawkea.


Hotel Cheyenne - Disneyland Paris

Lucky


Lucky, inserito originariamente da Hawkea.


His eyes were incredibly beautiful and he was such a pleasure to play with.
Unfortunately he's not with us anymore and we miss him.

Sad, sad, sad......


Sad, sad, sad......, inserito originariamente da Hawkea.

Hi everyone :)
As some of you may recall we just went to UK where I finally had my PhD viva (everything went well and thanks to everyone for the support) and then to celebrate we headed to Disneyland Paris. Everything was going well until the second to the last night when Luna (my youngest daughter) fell down from the bed and broke her collarbone badly.......As you can guess she wasn't a happy bunny, especially 'cause she missed her last day in Disney, poor girl. Anyway, she is now slowly recovering even though the bone's fragments don't seem to heal as well as we had hoped, at least she got to miss the first 10 days of school that should be enough to make up for the day she missed in Disney :)
Also in the last few days I have been quite busy setting up my Google+ account. I have to recognise that G+ has some good potential for photography, in just 4 days I got 1800 followers!!
If any of you already has a G+ account or think about making one in the future this is the link to my profile page in case you want to add me:
plus.google.com/113722211762693166526/posts
Have a good day everyone, it feels good to be back and I'll make sure to visit your streams soon.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Piercing ray


Piercing ray, inserito originariamente da Hawkea.

A quick visit and a shot from the archives to celebrate my PhD viva that went very well :) Thanks for all the support my friends!!!
And the choice of the subject is not casual considering that to celebrate we are headed to Disneyland Paris!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Sadness


Sadness, inserito originariamente da Hawkea.


Today I am sad because this week-end will basically be my last summer week-end (even though temperatures here in Sicily are supposed to stay well above 30C for a few weeks more...).
September in fact is going to be super busy with my final PhD viva the 9th and a few project and manuscripts to finish before the end of the month. Summer is already a blurred hazy memory for me......
At least I hope that you, my friends, will still have lots of nice summer moments, taking photos and just enjoying yourselves.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Friday, September 2, 2011

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Creamy sunset.


Creamy sunset., inserito originariamente da Hawkea.


A shot from the past futilely trying to exorcise the coming heat wave of the next weekend when temperatures are forecast to rise up to 40C (104F).......
From Saynatsalo harbor (Finland).

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

The tree........


The tree........, inserito originariamente da Hawkea.


..........that I wish I had shot better.......

Monday, August 29, 2011

Lost in his (bokeh)thoughts


Lost in his (bokeh)thoughts, inserito originariamente da Hawkea.


Stitch is a very thoughtful kitten :)

This was taken with my new/old Hexanon AR 50mm f1.7, the first of an "unfortunately" long list of legacy lenses that I will have the pleasure to try out in my Sony NEX-3 in the coming months. Considering that this was taken wide open at f1.7, I am quite happy with the lens (sharpness and bokeh are good enough for me).

Sony NEX-3
Hexanon AR 50mm / f1.7
1/160 sec, at f/1.7 ISO200

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Are you looking at me?


Are you looking at me?, inserito originariamente da Hawkea.


Today I feel like him, but I also bite.....
Anyway, enjoy your weekend my friends.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Lighthouse blues


Lighthouse blues, inserito originariamente da Hawkea.

Castellamare del Golfo


Castellamare del Golfo, inserito originariamente da Hawkea.


My 1st fake tilt-shift. Maybe a bit oversaturated but I kinda like it being a summer shot.

Reaching high


Reaching high, inserito originariamente da Hawkea.

Kodachrome 35mm in Exposure 3.
Have a great day my friends!

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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Back to work


Back to work, inserito originariamente da Hawkea.

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof


Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, inserito originariamente da Hawkea.

Happy rain


Happy rain, inserito originariamente da Hawkea.

Tramite Flickr:
Temperatures here are getting really high and blue tits do what they can to keep it cool.
Have a great Thursday my friends, I am going back to my holiday's place for a few more days.

Hello yellow


Hello yellow, inserito originariamente da Hawkea.

A colourful sunset


A colourful sunset, inserito originariamente da Hawkea.

Sunset Rye


Sunset Rye, inserito originariamente da Hawkea.

Our Sicilian summer...... - explored -


Our Sicilian summer...... - explored -, inserito originariamente da Hawkea.


Going around Sicily with our little/big Volkswagen Westfalia Joker T3.
If you haven't ever woken up watching the sun rising through the little window in the roof, listening to the sound of the waves, in some remote beach, you have been missing something really beautiful :)
Have a great Friday my friends!

A golden morning.... - explored -


A golden morning.... - explored -, inserito originariamente da Hawkea.


Just testing the high iso capacity of my new camera.
And getting kicked by my wife when she'll see this :P "Oh but look at my hair....how did you dare!!"
Have a great Thursday my friends!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Shelob's lair


Shelob's lair, inserito originariamente da Hawkea.


Watch her here if you dare :)

Precarious balance - explored -


Precarious balance - explored -, inserito originariamente da Hawkea.


I don't usually compose my shots like this but in this case I thought it was working fine.
I didn't manage to focus well but we were "travelling"; on a huge 4wd truck driven by a madman :)

A midsummer dream - explored -


A midsummer dream - explored -, inserito originariamente da Hawkea.


Kodakchrome 35mm - Exposure 3

Bloomin' myosotis - explored -


Bloomin' myosotis - explored -, inserito originariamente da Hawkea.


A humble floral homage for all the nice people around here :) Thanks!

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Feeling blue


Feeling blue, inserito originariamente da Hawkea.

Candy Sunset


Candy Sunset -Explored- :), inserito originariamente da Hawkea.

My Finnish summer....


My Finnish summer...., inserito originariamente da Hawkea.


was full of clean waters, fresh air, huge forests, beautiful sunsets and peace.....I miss it already.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Peek-a-boo again


Peek-a-boo again, inserito originariamente da Hawkea.

creepy eh? :)
Back to flickr after ages......I feel good again :)
Have a great day!

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Sunday, July 31, 2011

Saturday, July 9, 2011

My melancholy blues


My melancholy blues, inserito originariamente da Hawkea.


I particularly like this "portrait" of a singing white wagtail that I took during our recent trip to Finland. More than anything I like its almost melancholic mood.....at least this is the feeling that it gives to me :)