Monday, September 27, 2010


I haven't talked much about my trip here, mostly because I don't want to bore my blog readers to tears, and because the trip itself is not particularly craft-oriented. I didn't want to share any of my pictures (which are being uploaded on Flickr) until I had labeled them. But today, I found the time, energy and inclination to get the first set uploaded; this is the set of general pictures, which is to say pictures I took in Rome that didn't fit in to any of the other categories I made for pictures I'd taken in Rome. You can browse the set here on Flickr. Also, I should mention, if you DO want to read a whole lot about my trip, check out my livejournal, which is my personal blog:

Photography in Rome was fun, and I feel more and more comfortable with my new (no longer that new) camera. There were a lot of situations where I had to deal with very bright light, and others where I had to deal with almost no light at all, and all in all I felt more of the pictures taken in both conditions turned out the way I wanted than in previous trips. None of the dimmest of the dim are in this set (those were almost entirely in churches, and I haven't labeled the church pics yet) but some of the brightest brights were. Here are some of what I consider to be the nicest and/or most interesting pics in this set:

Graffiti: Like most European cities (virtually all that I've been to) there was a LOT of graffiti in Rome, some of which really caught my attention for photography. Here are my personal favorites:

And don't forget this guy:

This short is not artsy, but it is testament to a personal quest, in that I've now found these mosaic reproductions of the aliens from Space Invaders in four different European cities - and that makes me smile.

Here are two of the Vittorio Emanuele II Monument that I was very pleased with:

I can't say that I feel that any of my shots of the Trevi Fountain or the Fountain of the Four Rivers turned out great, but this one isn't bad:

And I was very happy with how this picture of the fence outside the Palazzo Barberini came out:

I'd say those were the best of this batch, so I'll leave you off with this shot from the hill above the Spanish Steps, looking off towards the Vittorio Emanuele II monument again (it's very visible from pretty much everywhere...)

I have some excellent shots from some of the museums, but I'm determined, no sharing until I get the sets labeled! :)

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