We went to Pompeii in the morning, arrived around 9:30. The sky was clear, but there was a bit of haze, so there were good shadows and colors but also good detail as there wasn’t too much contrast. I didn’t have any particular idea in mind when I was shooting, and it wasn’t until I got home that I realized I’d kind of instinctually used doors and windows to frame one another, and, along with the detail afforded by the G10, I ended up pretty pleased with the results. I’m still working on cropping, optimizing, and printing the photos, but I’m kind of hoping I can make some kind of series out of it. Anyway, here’s a few of the Pompeii shots. It’s a weirdly magical place, both beautiful and tragic. I wouldn’t want to be alone there at night.
I’m working through a wealth of images from Italy–it’s literally a photographer’s paradise. (And let’s take a moment to extend our heartfelt sympathy to the lovely people of Italy at this very difficult time.) It’s going to take me awhile before I’ll get the best of the Italy pictures together, but here’s a handful just from Rome. All were taken with the fabulous Canon G10. If you click on the image, you can see it in greater detail.