A long exposure from the top of the Rialto Bridge in Venice, Italy! The original color photo wasn’t anything to write home about, but when I applied my B&W preset to the photo, it was magic. It highlighted the streaks of light (from a passing boat), and they became the focal point of the photo. … Continue reading Streaking
Photography has taught me that brightness and darkness are merely a reaction to one another. Sometimes, just making a few elements of an image a little darker, you make other aspects brighter and more luminescent. Take the example of this photo, which uses varying degrees of darkness. In our lives too, darkness gives us perspective … Continue reading Light is a reaction to darkness
Venice has lost its tourists. Watch what the locals have to say and how they are dealing with the shutdown. [YouTube] The timing of the video was fruitious. I had just shared a photo on Instagram, which prompted a long and lovely email — letter really, from my friend Barb. And through sheer coincidence, I … Continue reading Visual memories of Venice.
This year’s final supermoon 1 was supposed to become full this morning at 3.45 am pacific time. But it appeared large and bright to me last night. According to Space.com, May’s full moon has many nicknames, such as the Flower Moon. I was standing outside after an early dinner and saw the moon rise. I took … Continue reading SuperMoon Rises
Today, I was supposed to be somewhere close to Ny-Ålesund, a tiny little city on an island in the Arctic north from Svalbard. I was going to be part of a photo expedition led by my dear friend Chris Michel, who first took me there in 2017. Three years ago was a time of self-discovery … Continue reading Snowstorm