Posts Tagged ‘black and white’

light angles


[saying goodbye] Europe in the winter has some very harsh light. The sun doesn’t get very high in the sky and the shadows are long and dark. Italy is on roughly the same parallel as New England, which many people don’t realize. The Mediterranean Sea factors largely in the weather in Italy, keeping it hot […]

Vado a Napoli


On August 4th I’ll finally be going back to Napoli, Italia. It feels like forever since I was last there. I had hoped to see Italy during the spring but it didn’t work out that way. My guess is that I’ll have to save that for a future trip years from now. It’ll give me […]

8th St SE


    8th St SE, Washington, DC Washington is constantly undergoing changes – buildings being razed, others being built – but as much as it changes it stays the same. I love wandering around and finding traces of what the city used to look like; little nooks and crannies that have managed to resist the hands […]



At 9:02 am CST on April 19, 1995 a fertilizer bomb in a Ryder truck was detonated in front of the Alfred P. Murrah federal building in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The blast destroyed 1/3 of the Murrah building, damaged over 300 buildings in the surrounding area, and killed 168 people including 19 children. On April […]

Yet another photo taken without looking through the viewfinder. While visiting Rome we wandered over to the Pantheon. It was too dark inside to get any good shots and the sun wasn’t out so there was no dramatic circle of light on the wall from the oculus. After going back outside and trying to avoid […]

sad puppy eyes


This was taken in Piazza Navona in Rome, Italy. I was walking around this fountain when I saw the two men talking. I really really wanted a shot but didn’t want to be obvious so I sat down on a bench across from them. Setting the camera on my lap I hit the shutter and […]

This photo was a total accident. I had the camera resting on a ledge and had forgotten to take the strap off of my arm. When I moved to get out of the way I jerked the camera. This was the result. Seeing how awesome it was I tried a couple times to duplicate with […]



This was taken in Paris a year and a half ago. We spent 9 days in the city during the 2007 Rugby World Cup (it was being hosted by France). At one point they were showing the matches in the square at Hotel de Ville. I can’t remember which match we watched (US maybe?) but it […]

Motorcycles and scooters are a part of everyday life in Italy. More kids get a scooter when they first get their license than a car.  [I don’t want a pickle]



Soccer is the number one sport in Italy. Naples doesn’t have much open space so kids play wherever they can. These kids were using the small piazza in front of the Duomo as their soccer field. [kick!]