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June 29, 2006

Broom

broom

Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 lens at 62mm, f/2.8. A little scene from a corridor in Burano.

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June 27, 2006

Cats of Burano

Burano Cat
Gold and Grey


Burano Cat
Corner Cat

Historically, cats have enjoyed a special status as the protectors of Venice against rats and plague. In Venice itself, we did not see as many strays as I was lead to expect. In Burano, however, there was an ample supply.

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June 26, 2006

Houses of Burano

burano

Canon 70-200mm f/4 lens at 200mm, f/8. One of our favorite photographic trips was to Burano, an island in the Venetian Lagoon well known for its vibrantly colored houses. It was a very pleasant place to wander with a camera.

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June 23, 2006

Reflections

gondola reflections

Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 lens at 75mm, f/2.8. Reflections in a gondola parking lot.

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June 22, 2006

Venice at Night

Venice at Night

Canon 70-200mm f/4 lens at 100mm, f/4, 2.5 sec.. Another quiet Venetian scene. The canals are especially calm at night without all the motorboats and gondole.

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June 21, 2006

La Serenissima

venice canal

Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 lens at 75mm f/2.8. Away from the frenzy of the tourist areas, La Serenissima remains true to her name.

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June 20, 2006

Cafe

Venice Cafe


Canon 70-200mm f/4 lens at 94mm, f/4. One of the many outdoor cafes in San Marco on a strangely uncrowded afternoon.

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June 19, 2006

Venice

gondole

Tamron 28-75 f/2.8 at 75mm, f/2.8. Gondole and a street lamp. I had a wonderful time photographing Venice. For this trip, I tried to take more photos that encorporate entire scenes (instead of patterned close-ups) and give a sense of place, because I believe this is one of the weaker aspects of my photography.

This photo of gondole and a street lamp was taken near the Piazza San Marco with San Giorgio Maggiore in the background. Mike and I never took a gondola ride because they going at the price of 80 euro per half hour. But still, it was fun to watch the gondole go by, and the gondoliers seem rather nice and tolerant of photographers (photo).

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June 17, 2006

News

Sorry for the lack of updates here in the past several months. My life seems to have been caught in a whirlwind, and lately I've taken so many trips (weddings, graduations, vacation, etc.) that I feel as though I've been away more than I have been at home. For the past two weeks, Mike and I have had the pleasure of being in beautiful Venice, Italy. Naturally, I took many photos, and now that I am settled down at home again, I will be posting again.

But before I post about Venice (I haven't had time to go through all the photos yet), I wanted to share a bit of good news. A few weeks ago, Wiley and Sons released Gravity's Arc, and the cover photo for the book is from the Chiaroscuro December 2004 archives, Newton's Apple.

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June 1, 2006

Wedding

Congratulations to Tamara and Jared! They had a beautiful wedding last weekend at a site overlooking the hudson river in upstate NY.


candlelight
Candlelight. Canon 50mm f/1.4 at f/1.4, 1/100 sec.


wedding
Wedding Reception. Canon 17-40mm f/4 at 17mm, f/6.3, 2 sec.


hudson river
Hudson River. Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 at 75mm, f/9, 1/250 sec.

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