Secrets of Digital Photography

Digitalia 2 03 29 02




No one camera does it all. But one country appears to.

It turns out that Italy has more interesting photons than any other place I've covered.
All of them organized into neat arrangements capable of being photographed. Here are some now...

Dashing for the La Scala Opera in the rain, our Taxi driver took it as a point of pride that we would make it to the relocated performance site by curtain time in spite of traffic snarls.
And we did. From now on, roller coasters are pffft!

This was to be a German production of Salome by Richard Strauss, performed in slow motion. Quite a counterpoint to the process of getting there.

Both images by the Nikon 775, hand-held in unusual light.


Venice by fog light. As seen from the top of the Campanile bell tower in St. Mark's Square.
Fortunately they have an elevator.

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 It seemed like such a good idea at the time...

After they all spent their money on these outrageous Venetian party hats, the group then pooled resources for an emergency cappuccino.

Water taxi back to the railway station?
Nope. We'll walk.

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 Busted! But no complaints here. These two are sharing one of the better features of the see-and-be-seen scene in St. Mark's Square, the hub of Venice tourist life and prime spot to show off your lip technique.

Other things to do there involve pigeons.

Let's all get in our cars and go dancing.

In Rome you can do just that.

I swear there are many who come by this spot just for the show.

Can you imagine the kind of patience this man must

I can't, but the rewards of the job show in his expression.


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Across town at the Vatican, the traffic police have a different look entirely.


But the tourists still shoot the same picture over and over.

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In certain photographic situations, only the most extreme equipment will do.

Vatican interior, hand held, Nikon 5000 with WC-E68 lens, BSS.
iNovaFX iBC5KWC68+iCrAb Photoshop Action Filter applied for rectilinear perspective correction.

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