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And on a lighter note… the power of GRATITUDE

A friend once told me that she keeps a ‘gratitude journal’ on her night stand and that she never goes to bed without writing down all of the things from the day that she was grateful for.  My first instinct was … Continue reading

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Maurizio’s workshop

Just beyond the street chaos, his eyes remained unwavered.  A task at hand. Sorrento, Italy.  Olympus OM-D E-M1 and Olympus 12-40.  Adobe Lightroom.  Contrast up, highlights down, clarity heaped upon without discipline.

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After 47 years

It fell to Leonardo, the youngest.  Paolo was their father’s oldest friend, a partner in the business.  But Pa was gone and times weren’t easy. “But 47 years, Leo.  47 years!  Just a few more, that’s all I need.” Paolo … Continue reading

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Daniele Alessandrini.  Tightly fitted, darkly colored suits.  Italy.  3. Happy Friday to all… it’s the end of a long week here.

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In honor of the ancient

“It is better to imitate ancient than modern work.” – Leonardo da Vinci At every turn in the ancient city.  A visual buffet. Rome, Italy.  Olympus OM-D E-M1.

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Flavian’s Amphitheater

… as the Roman Colosseum is also known.  Image taken with Olympus OM-D E-M1 and played with in Adobe Lightroom.

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To never being something else

“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson  

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Descent, Sorrento

Image taken along the long descent toward the beach harbor in Sorrento, Italy.  Black and white conversion (Nik Silver Efex Pro) because of the gritty, some-say-dirty, nature of the ancient walls and stairs.  Olympus OM-D E-M1.

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A final assessment

Did I laugh? Did I love? Did I matter? Brandon Bouchard

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The life that is waiting

“We must be willing to get rid of the life we’ve planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us. The old skin has to be shed before the new one can come.”  — Joseph Campbell Image … Continue reading

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I never got their names…

To that point, I hadn’t had a proper iced coffee in over a week.  In other words, the tension was mounting. By the time we were in Sorrento, I thought I’d give it a try at the shop just off the … Continue reading

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Return to Pompeii

In this first post (see here), I provided the set-up, the story about Pompeii and our visit there two weeks ago.  Based on the response to that post, I’m providing more photos here. An intriguing place… Pompeii. Continue for more…

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Streetlife serenader

“Streetlife Serenader” Billy Joel Streetlife serenader Never sang on stages Needs no orchestration Melody comes easyMidnight masquerader Shoppin’ center heroes Child of Eisenhower New world celebrator Streetlife serenaders Have such an understanding How the words are spoken How to make … Continue reading

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Ruins, Pompeii

They wanted to see Pompeii, studied it in school.  An easy jump off the train between Sorrento and Naples and I agreed, though reluctantly.  I was wrong to have hesitated. I’ll let Wikipedia give you the backstory: The city of Pompeii was … Continue reading

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Ferdinando, lemon grower

A highlight of the trip, meeting Ferdinando and his family… Located in Massa Lubrense in the Province of Naples in the Italian region of Campania, located approximately 25 kilometers south of Naples, Ferdinando and his family demonstrate the traditions of his … Continue reading

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Colosseo

A tribute to architectural innovation, to grandeur, to a triumphant culture… and to human suffering.  The Roman Colosseum.  The Colosseo. Filmed in a tilt-shift style with built in artistic filter (Oly E-M1). P.S.  A hearty thank you to all U.S. … Continue reading

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Artisan, Sorrento

This craftsman carefully carved into the local woods of the area… Sorrento, Italy. It was a sharp contrast to the other shopkeepers who stared into iPhones as customers strolled through their stores. Taken with Olympus OM-D E-M1 and Olympus 12-40 … Continue reading

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Farewell to Cape Cod

I hope you enjoyed seeing these images of Cape Cod.  These were just a few memories of a week I would not mind reliving. As a restless wanderer, a vagabond soul… my mind sometimes wanders to far continents and unfamiliar … Continue reading

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What we find…

“For whatever we lose (like a you or a me), it’s always ourself we find in the sea.”  — e.e. cummings This is the first of a set of images shot on Cape Cod over the course of a much … Continue reading

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The wilderness necessity

“Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out going to the mountains is going home; that wilderness is a necessity…” — John Muir

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