ST GOTHARD CHURCH IN SOMASASSA VALTELLINA

Somasassa, Valtellina, church of San Gottardo, XVIII Century. Northern view. Nikon D810, 24 mm (24 mm ƒ/1.4) 1/100" ƒ/8 ISO 64

Somasassa, Valtellina, church of San Gottardo, XVIII Century. Northern view from the apple orchard

Built in 1687, the church of St. Gothard is a seldom used building in Somasassa, an outlying suburb of Teglio, Valtellina, that counts about 1000 souls. Continue reading

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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

Tour of Iceland 1 – The Golden Circle

The average amount of water running over this waterfall is 140 m³/s in the summertime and 80 m³/s in the wintertime. Nikon D810, 24 mm (24.0 mm ƒ/1.4) 1/125 sec ƒ/4 ISO 64

The average amount of water running over this waterfall is 140 m³/s in the summertime and 80 m³/s in the wintertime. Nikon D810, 24 mm (24.0 mm ƒ/1.4) 1/125 sec ƒ/4 ISO 64

The South offers a repertory of almost all the features that you can encounter in Iceland and the Golden Circle displays most of them. So, if you are in Iceland for a weekend only, take the Golden Circle Tour and you’ll have a good taste of the country. Continue reading