Monthly Archives: April 2006

More Italy Shots

I’ve uploaded a new set to my Flickr account, with my favorite (non pinhole) shots taken in Italy. Click the picture to go to the set. This shot is from the Camposanto in Pisa.

It was a bit tricky shooting, as I was there to take pictures, but I was also there on vacation, meaning I didn’t want to spend an extraordinary amount of time on a given shot. Many of these shots would have benefited greatly from an HDR process, or at least from an underexposure followed by exposure tweaking in iPhoto or Photoshop. Most days it was bright and sunny, meaning many of these shots have blown out highlights.

Update:  Okay, I should have shot in RAW the whole time.  Lesson learned.  More on this later.

I guess I need to go back and re-shoot.


Florence! Pinholes!

Originally uploaded by mjm1138.

Sarah and I have just returned from a trip to Italy. While I was there, I experimented with a pinhole fitted to my D70s, with some interesting results. Overall I think the pinhole might be better suited to smaller scale subjects than the ones I shot, but I got some lovely effects, and I love the way people blur out when taking pictures of city squares.

Click the picture to go to my Flickr account, where there are many more such pictures. Coming soon: more Italy pictures!