Sunday, November 9, 2008

Yellow house in murano

Murano can be really quiet if you avoid hundreds of glasswork shops .

everything starts with fire

Of course, without flash, I used a massive D-lighting post-processing . Prined out, it should show some noise...



I am still working on the pictures from our last vacations in Venice.
Near Venice, there is a small island, named Murano. This place is famous for the glass art of the very numerous craftsmen. There are around 300 furnaces in that small island . A long time ago, the government of the Venice Republic decided to move the furnaces from downtown to this place for two reasons:
- in Venice, all building structures are made of wood. You can imagine what could happen with furnaces everywhere
- they wanted to protect their know-how , that was a long time before Japanese "tourists" and after them Chinese came to "visit" the factories.
We visited a factory too and I took some pictures without flash and from a not very good point of view . Let's see ...

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Sunset on venice

At the end of the day, the city is given beautiful colours.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

My girl friend got inspired too

night shots in Venice

I got inspired by the cover of GEO magazine ...

Towards San Marco Square. On the left the campanile, on the right the San Marco church and the palace

And of course, in Venice there are some boats ....

This weekend, I have some time to put some pictures shot in Venice (in Italy, not muscle beach in L.A.). What a beautiful city ! We arrived by train and 15 minutes after the arrival we were on the Grand Canal and the show was on !

Monday, September 29, 2008

As I said, the depth of field has not been well controlled for the picture of the 3 hammer technic .

Hello !

Some pictures taken at the Garde Republicaine exhibition. First time I saw smiths making horseshoes. Those guys work so quickly. They use the 3 hammer technic.
I am not used to take action pictures in the field. I didn't manage to use the right camera settings all the time... I hope I will be better next time .

Saturday, January 5, 2008

Happy new year!

Before warming up a little bit with some pictures of desert and canyons, we can enjoy the cold weather. I shot the next 2 pictures with my 70-300 VR . Initially I was getting out to shoot birds ...