The Sheep of Ciminna

The sheep of Ciminna, Sicily, 5/03/2018

The sheep of Ciminna, Sicily, 5/03/2018

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I was finally close to my destination, Ciminna, Sicily to find my roots, where my maternal grandparents and great-grandparents were born and raised. I wanted to know what shaped them into the wonderful human beings that they were, surrounding us with nothing other than love and warmth as children…not to mention the food they cooked was to die for!

The dirt road was winding up into the wildflower covered hills, and now mountains above Palermo and it was raining. It seemed unreal when a sheepherder leading his sheep down from higher ground appeared out of the mist. I was told this was the case at the turn of the 20th century, but this is 2018 and it’s reality, no tourists, no tour busses, no one hawking Italy t-shirts made in China, no hotels in Ciminna.

The sheep were crossing the road so I pulled over and made this capture.

Nikon D810 DSLR Nikkor AF Zoom-NIKKOR 80-200mm f-2.8D ED, focal length: 200mm, exposure:  f/6.3, 1/1250 sec., ISO: 400, WB: Auto, exposure program: Aperture Priority, capture date and time: 5/03/2018, 11:55 am, post processing: Adobe Bridge, Adobe Camera RAW, Photoshop CC 2017.

Copyright 2018, O. Bisogno Scotti, All Rights Reserved

 

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