Gelato!

Gelato!

Woman eating gelato in Rome, Italy, 5/09/2018

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I was in the process of capturing a wood carving next to a bench in Rome when a lady sat down with her ice-cream cone and began enjoying it, “con molta gusta”. It was too cute to miss!

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Nikon D810 DSLR Nikkor AF Zoom-NIKKOR 80-200mm f-2.8D ED, focal length: 170mm, exposure:  f/5.6, 1/160 sec., ISO: 400, WB: Auto, exposure program: Aperture Priority, handheld, capture date and time: 5/09/2018, 1:52 pm, post processing: Adobe Bridge, Adobe Camera RAW, Photoshop CC 2017.

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War Memorial, Ciminna, Sicily

War Memorial, Ciminna Sicily 5/03/2018

War Memorial, Ciminna Sicily 5/03/2018

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I spotted this war memorial on the way out-of-town. A storm was coming in so I quickly made the capture with my iPhone. The writing is Sicilian dialect. I think it means; For the faith of the southern dead, and for their love of life and devotion to the homeland.

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Fish Monger, Mercato del Capo

Fish Monger, Mercato del Capo, Palermo

Fish Monger, Mercato del Capo, Palermo, Sicily, 4/30/2018

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I had the open air marketplace, Mercato del Capo in Palermo, Sicily all to myself. In the morning, it was heavenly with just me and the local shoppers. Later on, when the tour busses arrived I was being followed by a sea of iPhone toting tourists thinking they would get the best shots by shooting over my shoulder. My hope is that this image will uniquely stand out from the other thousand photos taken that day.

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Nikon D810 DSLR Nikon AS-F Nikkor 85mm f/1.8G lens, exposure:  f/7.1, 1/15 sec., ISO: 800, WB: Auto, exposure program: Aperture Priority, handheld capture date and time: 4/30/2018, 8:55 am, post processing: Adobe Bridge, Adobe Camera RAW, Photoshop CC 2017.

 

Ciminna, Sicily

Ciminna, Sicily, 5/03/2018

Ciminna, Sicily, 5/03/2018

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My trip to Italy was a pilgrimage to the small mountaintop town of Ciminna, Sicily where my grandparents immigrated to the US from. I had no idea what to expect. The only knowledge I had was that my parents visited years ago, spent about an hour there, until my mother said, “Let’s get out of here!” Here’s what I found out:

1. Ciminna is an ancient Carthaginian and Roman town, with winding cobblestone streets just wide enough for a smart car, motorcycle, or scooter. There is no tourist trade, no hotels or B&Bs. The people (Ciminnesi) work in wood and metal crafts, agriculture, and sheep herding. There are also artists and musicians.

2. Like me, the maternal grandparents of American director, Martin Scorsese are from Ciminna. So is the family of Chicago Cubs baseball player Anthony Rizzo.

3. In 1963 film director Luchino Visconti used Ciminna for the backdrop of the movie The Leopard starring Burt Lancaster, Claudia Cardinale, Alain Delon and Terence Hill.

4. Don’t take the 15 mile dirt road into town when it’s raining.

5. They make the best pizza in the world!

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Nikon D810 DSLR Nikkor AF Zoom-NIKKOR 80-200mm f-2.8D ED, focal length: 80mm, exposure:  f/11.0, 1/400 sec., ISO: 400, WB: Auto, exposure program: Aperture Priority, handheld, capture date and time: 5/03/2018, 1:41 pm, post processing: Adobe Bridge, Adobe Camera RAW, Photoshop CC 2017.

 

My Grandma's Ship

My Grandma’s Ship

SS Ems

Sicily to Ellis Island, NY

Ship Type: Passenger Cargo Vessel

Tonnage: 4730

Length: 429.8 feet

Breadth: 47 feet

Musica Di Ciminna

Musica Di Ciminna

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Postcard  from Uncle Willy in Ciminna that said, “Baci per tutti” (kisses for all).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Two Sheds

Two Sheds, Sicily 5/03/2018

Two Sheds, Villa Dafne Agritorismo, Sicily 5/03/2018

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Two farm sheds in a sea of green, one a 500 year old ruin and the other its 100 year old replacement. The evening before brought brooding storm clouds followed by clashes of lightning and torrential rain. This image is the morning view from Villa Dafne Agritorismo situated just below the town of Alia, Sicily. The rain had stopped and the sun was preparing to peek through the clouds…click!

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Nikon D810 DSLR Nikkor AF Zoom-NIKKOR f/2.8 80-200mm, exposure:  f/8.0, 1/60 sec, ISO 64,  WB: Auto, exposure program: Manual, shutter: Mup mode, Vello RS-N1II wired remote switch, Induro Stealth CLT203 carbon fiber tripod, Induro PHQ1 Panhead, 32-bit HDR image, capture date and time: 5/03/2018, 9:23 am, post processing: Adobe Bridge, Adobe Camera RAW, Photoshop CC 2017

Tow Away Zone

 

Tow Away Zone, Cefalù, Sicily

Tow Away Zone, Cefalù, Sicily, 5/05/2018

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As the sign says, Tow Away Zone, the most beautiful tow away zone I have ever seen. The capture was made at noon, purportedly the worst time of day for photography…but this narrow street in Cefalù provided shelter from the harsh, midday sun. The only thing harsh is the sign!

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Nikon D810 DSLR AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D, exposure:  f/6.3, 1/160 sec., ISO: 320, handheld, WB: Auto, exposure program: Aperture Priority, capture date and time: 5/05/2018, 11:59 am, post processing: Adobe Bridge, Adobe Camera RAW, Photoshop CC 2017.

Rock and Ruin

Rock and Ruin, Cefalù, Sicily

Rock and Ruin, Cefalù, Sicily, 5/06/2018

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This rock and ruin on a small promontory jutting out on the Tyrrhenian Sea can be found within the city limits of Cefalù, Sicily.

Nikon D810 DSLR AF NikkNikkor AF Zoom-NIKKOR 80-200mm f-2.8D ED, focal length: 116mm, exposure:  f/6.3, 1/320 sec, ISO 64,  WB: Auto, exposure program: Manual, shutter: Mup mode, Vello RS-N1II wired remote switch RS, Induro Stealth CLT203 carbon fiber tripod, Induro PHQ1 Panhead, capture date and time: 5/06/2018, 9:31 am, post processing: Adobe Bridge, Adobe Camera RAW, Photoshop CC 2017

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Infamous Photographer Quote #0399

Bisogno, Cefalù, Sicilia

“Sane moments come and go without notice. It’s the moments of insanity you never forget.”

O. Bisogno Scotti

Violinist, Antonio Lunetta

Violinist, Antonio Lunetta, Palermo

Violinist, Antonio Lunetta, Palermo, Sicily, 4/30/2018

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Virtuoso Violinist, Antonio Lunetta enthralls a crowd of two on the streets of Palermo, Sicily.

Nikon D810 DSLR Nikkor AF Zoom-NIKKOR 80-200mm f-2.8D ED, focal length: 80mm, exposure:  f/5.6, 1/200 sec., ISO: 400, WB: Auto, exposure program: Aperture Priority, handheld, capture date and time: 4/30/2018, 2:10 pm, post processing: Adobe Bridge, Adobe Camera RAW, Photoshop CC 2017.

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Pesce Spada

Pesce Spada, Mercato del Capo

Pesce Spada, Mercato del Capo, Palermo, Sicily, 4/30/2018

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I don’t do much street photography, but when I do I end up loving the experience. Mercato del Capo, one of many outdoor markets in Palermo is a mixed bag of fish, fruit, vegetables and assorted cheeses. The vendors are colorful, ranging from grumpy to singing opera at the top of their lungs while working. I seem to have a built-in filter that lets me know who wants their picture taken and who doesn’t…but just to be safe, you can’t go wrong shooting a decapitated swordfish.

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Nikon D810 DSLR  Nikon AS-F Nikkor 85mm f/1.8G lens, exposure:  f/7.1, 1/80 sec., ISO 800,  exposure program: Aperture Priority, hand held, capture date and time: 4/30/2018, 11:15 am, post processing: Adobe Bridge, Adobe Camera RAW, Photoshop CC 2017

 

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