We could all use a little more silence in our lives. We need to learn to live with the harsh reality that we aren’t that important. No one pays attention when they have to attend to what’s important to them. We need to learn and embrace the silence, in the words of an ESPN writer, … Continue reading Silence Please
My favorite way to decompress is straightforward — turn off the phone, get off the Internet, and instead of reading some heavy and complex book, pick up a good old fashioned detective novel. It is even better if it is set in a faraway place — such as Italy or Japan. And this past weekend, … Continue reading [Book Review] Trace Elements by Donna Leon
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.