Macellaio, Mercato del Capo

Macellaio, Palermo, Sicily

Macellaio, Mercato del Capo, Palermo, Sicily

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Out of all the butcher’s at Mercato del Capo street market, this one stood out because he was missing 4 digits on his left hand. No wonder he wears a red apron! I wonder if it was an accident or maybe he couldn’t come up with protection money. If he missed a payment, I’ll bet he had the money next month.

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Nikon D810 DSLR Nikon AS-F Nikkor 85mm f/1.8G lens, exposure:  f/6.3, 1/320 sec., ISO: 800, WB: Auto, exposure program: Aperture Priority, handheld, capture date and time: 4/30/2018, 8:28 am, post processing: Adobe Bridge, Adobe Camera RAW, Photoshop CC 2017.

 

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Cefalù on the Sea

Cefalù on the Sea, Sicily

Cefalù on the Sea, Sicily, 5/06/2018

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Leaving Palermo traveling east along the Tyrrhenian Sea, this was the first pull off with a view of my destination, the city of Cefalù.

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Nikon D810 DSLR AF NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8D, exposure:  f/10.0, 1/250 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, 10:05 am, post processing: 32-bit HDR, Adobe Bridge, Adobe Camera RAW, Photoshop CC 2017

Garlic Hanging in Palermo Alleyway

Garlic Hanging in Palermo Alleyway, Sicily

Garlic Hanging in Palermo Alleyway, Sicily, 4/28/2018

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Garlic is considered good luck, good health and guards against evil spirits, especially when worn around the neck. Ask any Italian grandma and they will tell you it’s true. I found this garlic hanging on the wall in an alleyway in Palermo, Sicily…so add garlic as an art object to the list.

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Nikon D810 DSLR Nikon AS-F Nikkor 85mm f/1.8G, exposure:  f/8.0, 1/6 sec., ISO 64,  WB: Auto, exposure program: Aperture Priority, shutter: Mup modeVello RS-N1II wired remote switch, Induro Stealth CLT203 carbon fiber tripod, Induro PHQ1 Panhead, capture date and time: 4/28/2018, 6:41 am, post processing: Adobe Bridge, Adobe Camera RAW, Photoshop CC 2017

 

 

Famous Poet Quote #0400

W. B. Yeats

“The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper.”

William Butler Yeats

Cattedrale di Palermo-1

Cattedrale di Palermo-1, Sicily

Cattedrale di Palermo-1, Sicily, 4/30/2018

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This image is a small portion of Cattedrale di Palermo erected in 1185 by the archbishop of Palermo. I liked the turrets from this angle, and the unusual cloud formation was pure serendipity. It’s too bad there was no photography allowed in the interior. It was very ornate with sarcophagi on either side of the pews and the crypt of Roger ll, the first King of Sicily and his daughter Constance giving it a wonderful creep factor.

Nikon D810 DSLR AF NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8D, exposure:  f/6.3, 1/160 sec., ISO 64,  WB: Auto, exposure program: Aperture Priority, shutter: Mup modeVello RS-N1II wired remote switch, Induro Stealth CLT203 carbon fiber tripod, Induro PHQ1 Panhead, capture date and time: 4/30/2018, 7:09 am, post processing: Adobe Bridge, Adobe Camera RAW, Photoshop CC 2017

Cannabis Palermo Style

Cannabis Palermo Style

Cannabis Palermo Style – Sicily, 4/30/2018

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I couldn’t resist this sign for the shop, I Love Cannabis on the main street in the city center (il Centro) of Palermo, Sicily. It is located right next door to a pizzeria where the pizzas are flying off the shelf. It’s sheer genius!

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iPhone 6+, hand held, capture date and time: 4/30/2018, 3:07 pm, post processing: Adobe Bridge, Adobe Camera RAW, Photoshop CC 2017

Pescivendolo

Pescivendolo

Pescivendolo, Mercato del Capo, Palermo, Sicily, 4/30/2018

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Early morning at Mercato del Capo, an open air fish market situated in an alley in Palermo, Sicily. Bread, wine, fruit, vegetables, olive oil, and dolci are also abundant. Taste anything at Mercato del Capo and you will swear it’s the best you’ve ever had. Come early when the housewives in the neighborhood are shopping. That’s when all the action is.

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Nikon D810 DSLR  Nikon AS-F Nikkor 85mm f/1.8G lens, exposure:  f/6.3, 1/400 sec., ISO 800,  exposure program: Aperture Priority, hand held, capture date and time: 4/30/2018, 8:06 am, post processing: Adobe Bridge, Adobe Camera RAW, Photoshop CC 2017

 

 

Town Unknown

 

Town Unknown, Sicily

Town Unknown, Sicily 5/07/2018

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In Sicily, the ancient town of Enna is located at dead center of the island so has earned the nickname Ombelico, the navel of Sicily.  At the top of the highest mountain in the range, the views of the surrounding mountains are incredibly picturesque, I spent two days there and the image above was captured on the second day looking down on the next town from a park in Enna. I left the next morning without being able to find out the name.

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Nikon D810 DSLR AF NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8D, exposure:  f/6.3, 1/250 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, capture date and time: 5/07/2018, 6:22 pm, post processing: Adobe Bridge, Adobe Camera RAW, Photoshop CC 2017

Due Ragazze Sotto l’Arcata

Due Ragazze Sotto l'Arcata

Due Ragazze Sotto l’Arcata, Cefalù, 5/05/2018

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Two Girls Under the Archway in amazingly beautiful Cefalù, Sicily…but let’s talk about food!

My Lonely Planet guide book said the food would be lousy in Cefalù, Sicily. Maybe in the July/August peak of tourist season, but I found that not to be true while I  was there in April/May. With the city being right on the Tyrrhenian Sea, mostly seafood dishes are served in ristoranti, and of course there’s a pizzeria on every other block. If you’re ever in Cefalù, try the grilled calamari.

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Nikon D810 DSLR AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D, exposure:  f/5.6, 1/250 sec., ISO: 400, handheld, WB: Auto, exposure program: Aperture Priority, capture date and time: 5/05/2018, 8:41 am, post processing: Adobe Bridge, Adobe Camera RAW, Photoshop CC 2017.

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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