Venice In Black And White

I decided to process some images as black and white with some HDR tone-mapping to bring out detail from the shadow. I am pretty pleased with the results.

Trevi Fountain

I took a lot of photos on the recent Italy trip. As time allows I will be posting select images here to the blog. This is a three shot HDR of The Trevi Fountain in Rome, Italy. The lack of crowds is due to the fact that we got there relatively early in the morning.

Italy 2012 – Wrapping It Up

On our last day in Rome (which would be our last day in Italy) we woke up early and took a cab to St. Peter’s Square to tour the basilica. Regardless of your religious views (or lack of them), this place is something to see in person. Getting there early is the key. No long […]

Rome – Day 4 – Vatican Museum

After our audience with The Pope we headed over to the Vatican Museum. This was around 12:30 and the crowds were out in force. We had acquired our ticket vouchers online and, as it turned out, we pretty much walked right in. You have to be careful when visiting the Vatican Museum. There are tons […]

Rome – Day 4 – The Pope

As a lapsed catholic, the significance of Rome and Vatican City is not lost on me. After all, it is the very heart of the Roman Catholic Church. But oddly, it is Cynthia who seems to have the most interest in seeing the Pope when travelling to Italy. And she is not even remotely Catholic. […]

Rome – Day 3

Day three in Rome dawned with sunshine and blue skies blazing! We got up, got dressed and had our breakfast before heading out to take a walk around this magnificent city. We walked from the hotel to Trevi Fountain which was a little less than a mile away. I will tell you this, the key […]

Rome – Day 2

Our second day in Rome began with rain. But the weather reports indicated it would clear by the middle of the day so we were hopeful we’d get some sightseeing in. Our hotel includes a free American style breakfast buffet so we were able to tank up on scrambled eggs, bacon, sausages and abundant coffee […]

Arrival – Rome

We caught the morning train from Florence to Rome without any trouble. It was threatening rain, but held off as we walked to the station dragging our luggage. When we arrived in Rome it was raining. We caught a cab to our hotel and soon we were checked in and relaxing in one of the […]

Florence – Wrapping It Up

Florence just gets better and better. On our second to last day we headed out for Boboli Gardens. The weather was again very good, if a little overcast. But we didn’t mind. The sprawling gardens afforded a few good photos but mostly it was just nice to be out and walking around in such a […]