Misty atmospheres

 

Masino Castle. Nikon D810, 24 mm (24-120.0 mm ƒ/4) 1/160 sec ƒ/8 ISO 64

Masino Castle. Nikon D810, 24 mm (24-120.0 mm ƒ/4) 1/160 sec ƒ/8 ISO 64

Making-up for a long weekend with no snow and plenty of… atmosphere. Continue reading

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Castello dell’Innominato

Vista del castello di Vercurago dalla Chiesa di S. Brigida d'Irlanda, a Lorentino (Secolo XV) Nikon D810, 600 mm (Sigma 150-600 mm ƒ/4.5-6.3) 1/160" ƒ/6.3 ISO 64

One of the landmarks of  all time Italian literary best seller I Promessi Sposi (The Betrothed), which is staged in the surroundings of Lecco, is the Castle of the “Unnamed”. That is a character that author Alessandro Manzoni conceived after Francesco Bernardino Visconti, an offspring of a noble family, a local war lord and a criminal who haunted the area in the XVI century. Continue reading

Next moon, different perspective

Portovenere, Manarola, Vernazza

Nikon D810, 300mm (Sigma 150-600 mm ƒ/5.0-6.3) 1/13 sec ƒ/11 ISO 64

Nikon D810, 300mm (Sigma 150-600 mm ƒ/5.0-6.3) 1/13 sec ƒ/11 ISO 64

Due to the conformation of the coast and the presence of the near island of Palmaria, Portovenere provided an ideal shelter for the ships of the Romans who, in the first century B.C., established here a military port. Portovenere is connected to the “Cinque Terre” (“Five Lands”, Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza and Monterosso) via a trail that runs up on the mount along the coast. Continue reading