Today I’d like to share the story behind this photo.
It was the last weekend in Italy before moving back to China and it was raining not heavy but continuously. I was lying in the sofa quite boring thinking at the lost chance to get out and take some photos. I did not want to miss the last chance, it was September and I was sure there was already places where the magnificent color of the autumn was ready to be captured. I forced my mind to look into the memory for potential places. After a while mentally scanning various locations cation, a possible place to go out came to my mind. The backpack was ready and waiting for action. I drove the car there and start to walk looking for the place, the color was as expected and the grey sky could help to emphasise them. When arrived it was already late afternoon, so perfect time to put tripod and camera in place. Few shots in different areas before the dark came. Anyway I was satisfied about the day and for sure better than watching television.
Post process took quite some time, I worked with layers to highlight colors in some area but avoiding to have the photo looking unnatural or too flat.
By the way this is one of mine highest rated photo in 500pix, not that this is very important, but it confirm once again that pushing yourself to go out, even when weather is not good and motivation are not very high, can give you a chance to shoot a good photo.
In the other side if you do not get anything worth to show, at least you can train your photographer mind and know better a location, this can be the starting point for a new blog.
My website is up and running since few months, in the last couple of weeks I am spending time to change it and share info to the www / blogs world.
Last week I announced officially its opening. Since then I worked to select some photos and publish them in a separate album so called portfolio.
The purpose is to collect the photos I like most. Saying this I am expecting to have changes on it as my taste will move and having new opportunities to shoot around in the next months / years. It counts now 14 photos and the target is to keep it at 15 or below. The process to select is always the most difficult thing to accomplish, in fact photos always recall to my mind the emotion when I shoot them. The special feeling for me it is linked to many things, the place visited for the first time, some friends met at the place or along the journey sharing the same passion, a particular light for a well know place visited many times, experimenting a new technique or trying some new piece of equipment, the list can go on for a full page. As the time pass this will be less strong but it will never disappear. In these days, while doing the selection, I looked to picture 5+ years old but I can still recall the feeling at the moment. Sorry, not older than that, I cannot call it a looong experience. -:)
All these personal emotions are influencing the selection and it is different than see them with fresh eyes.The emotion is part of my journey too. A second emotion is less personal and it is what all of you can see through the frame. It is different but not for this is less powerful and this is it what the viewer see and make her / him like or love it.
The portfolio is the main outcome from the journey in the photography and travelling in different places. It is far to be a single project, it is more a summary about what I have the pleasure and the luckiness to see in these years and in what will come.
After few years traveling in different part of the world, mostly China and Italy, but not only there, I decided to share my photos with everybody has the same passions and with my friends too. I believe it is the easier and simply way to involve you in my passion.
Love and job convinced me to live in China since 10 years ago, I am having the opportunity to travel and know the country not only for the wonderful economic growth but for many wonderful natural places too.
I cannot forget the country where I born, Italy, and where I am coming back often to visit my relatives and for business reason. I bring always the photo camera with me, most of the time, I visit new or well known locations and improve my photography skills. Sometimes from the intercontinental journey the outcome is an empty card, but I plan something for the future.
The journey start with this short presentation and some future plans, you will discover them in the coming months.
I mostly like to take landscape and people photo, the willingness to discover new places is always part of my life since a child. Growing up the area grow along with me, from the fields spring my home to the mountain in Italy to a continent like Asia.
Here you can see my photos.