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Archive: August 16th, 2008

August 16, 2008: Venice/Adriatic Sea…more photographs

  Long day.  Fun day.  Beautiful weather here.  I guess the cold front cleaned everything out.  Air is fresh.

  I will have to take some time and write down more about the area.  Venice is a lot further north and east than Rome.  I would imagine this also helps with the cooler temperatures.  I can see the snow capped mountains from here!!!  HMMMM SNOW!!!!!  🙂  Soon enough, I am sure.  It will almost be fall when we return home.  Can’t beat that!

  Hopefully my time with Tony yesterday taught me a few more things about photography.  I think the greatest lesson was to make sure you change your "perspective" when taking a photo.  Go higher up or lower down.  Think outside of the box.  I can’t wait to spend more time learning about photography.  Another year to go!!!!


   Okay, here are some more photographs from today/this afternoon/evening.

Mihai on the Adriatic Sea


David out on the water 🙂


David – I had to get a photo for his mother!  🙂





Joey out on the water today


Our water taxi for this morning


We visited one of the many glass blowers.  David bought something from this shop.  It is amazing
how they can take sand and turn it into glass.  🙂





That would be me 🙂






August 16, 2008: More Venice Photographs

  Here are some more photographs that I took this evening, in Venice, Italy.


You can see the beautiful sky – nice cirrus clouds.



Venice is FAMOUS for its blown glass.  You see it everywhere.  Beautiful as well.  🙂


I saw these sunglasses and immediately thought "SUE HENTY"  🙂  She has some "classy hollywood" 
sun glasses!  I can’t seem to keep a pair myself.  Lose them or end it squashing them in the car!!!




Some outdoor music.


August 16, 2008: A day in Venice! Stunning sky – beautiful weather.

  Just amazing weather here in Venice.  Temperatures are in the 70s and 80s.  The air is so fresh.  The thunderstorms cleaned the atmosphere out.  Stunning is the best word for this weather.

  We walked around the city for most of the day.  Venice is amazing.  I love it!  I could definitely see spinning some time in this city!

  Here are some photographs that I took today.


Venice, Italy























Joey and Mihai


That would be me 🙂














We came across this old shop – closed up with padlocks.  Everything had dust and cobwebs.  I noticed
Donald appeared to be trapped.  🙁





I noticed these weather instruments 🙂













Mihai – from Romania










August 15, 2008: Venice, Italy

  Here are some photography that I took in Venice on Friday afternoon and evening


Joey walking down on of the many small alley ways in the City of Venice.  It rained most of the evening.  We
even had heavy thunderstorms with strong winds! 


At the restaurant last night


Joey waiting on his dinner


A rainy night in Venice, Italy



Our water taxi awaits us in Venice!


Venice, Italy – Evening


Making our way to the hotel on the water taxi



Venice, Italy







Our water taxi drive









When we first arrived in Italy (back tracking a bit) we had to get into a water taxi.  This is how you get around
portions of the city.  The streets are made of water.  So here we are in the boat heading for the hotel.


This was our water taxi driver


Venice, Italy








August 15, 2008: Rome and Venice Photographs…

  Here are some photographs I took in Rome today.  We left Rome around 3 PM for Venice.  Took the train.  Amazing views of Italy! 


Rome, Italy














Rome, Italy










Rome, Italy



August 15, 2008: A day in Rome

  Here are some more of my photographs from my trip with National Geographic Photographer Tony Boccaccio.  Still working on my technique but here are some of the shots that I took on Friday afternoon.











































August 15, 2008: A morning with a National Geographic photographer

  Well, it was an exciting day to say the least.  I have to admit that I was a little bit nervous about meeting Tony.  In the end, though, he was a wonderful teacher.  Very patient, knowledgeable, and helpful.  He taught me a lot in a short amount of time.  I think i will try to meet up with him again in the future.  Perhaps Brazil?  He says he is moving there!  Sounds like another trip in the future.

  I know Sue will be wanting a full report – that will wait until I get home though.  I can show her better than tell her what I learned.  I would definitely recommend a photography session with someone like Tony. 

  So, here are some photos that I took today.  Still learning and always will be!!!  But I gave some of his tips a try and came up with these.

The Collisium





















That is me taking a picture with Tony on the right.





That is Tony on the left taking a photograph











I took this photograph near the Collisium.  These guys sell
these umbrellas on the streets.  Helps keep people stay cool in the 100 degree weather!