F-Light

Ever since I read that the annual Firenze Light Festival would commemorate the 50th anniversary of the landing on the moon, I planned to see it. However, what with one thing and another, all of a sudden it was the second-to-the-last day and I still hadn’t gotten to it. So, despite the minor travails of taking the bus on a Sunday*, I went into town. The installations were entrancing! Not only was I moved by memories, I was impressed by the cleverness of the artists who created them. 

The festival, which is also known as F-Light, was billed as Moon F-Light this year. How appropriate!

*I love my bus route, but it’s not at its best on Sundays and holidays. It doesn’t run that frequently and often doesn’t show up as scheduled. The bus into town was ten minutes early and if I hadn’t been checking the app for real-time updates, I would have missed it. The bus home was ten minutes late.

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Shutters

During our work session yesterday, my sister suggested I create a ‘gratitude’ post, perhaps with photos. A few minutes later, I came across the word ‘shutters’ in my list of possible galleries. In the heat of a Tuscan heat wave, I am grateful for the shutters on my apartment windows—they block the sun during the day and help keep the apartment a little cooler.

I’m grateful for these shutters because they are interesting and photogenic!

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Postcards from Malta

Places like Malta make me want to spend my time going around looking at beautiful sights and taking photos.

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Antarctic light

Light in Antarctica—otherworldly, mysterious, dramatic, stark, muted—I’ve used each of these words to try to describe it. Perhaps the images will convey its qualities better.

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At sea

If it hadn’t been for the expedition photographer, I might not have used my camera much on the days we were at sea. However, at a workshop he gave, he suggested we could capture interesting images at sea by incorporating the ship into the image. We took up the challenge!

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