Sunday, July 3, 2011

Headed Home

Another Italian Photo Adventure ends.

Friday, July 1, 2011


Well deserved time off at the end of a busy month with my friend who lives outside Lucca in Balbano. It's like visiting a spa in the hills of Tuscany.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Black and white film day-no photo to post.

It's been an amazing month. In the last week now, today is my last lab session with my students, tomorrow the final crit. I have been very productive, shot over 7500 digital images and even a few rolls of 35 mm film with the F5. Not entirely sure just what I did photograph in those 160 gigs of RAW files, but I am thinking what I really did was add to the past 11 trips here. No new directions, mostly adding to the work started trips ago. Odd to think I'll be home in 5 days, but I am ready to pack it all up and head back to STL.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Monday, June 20, 2011

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Day trip to Giogalto

Clearing storm in the hillsides all around us.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Rainy day in Florence

Thunderstorms rolling in and around Florence this evening.

View from Regan's apartment.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Day three

On my street.

adventures in white balance settings.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

First meal in Florence!

Dinner at Za-Za's, not the best by any means, but it's super close to both Susan and our apartment, mostly jetlagged and waiting to get the day over and a good nights sleep.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

in Transit

No way to put a happy face on it, STL to Chicago to Munich to Florence. At any point it can all go off the rails. This trip, inspite of the unusually bumpy ride, went well enough, lots of small children on both flights that add something special to the experience. All luggage arrived intact.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

The gear is packed!

Yes, this is what $15,000 worth of Nikon gear looks like in a Think Tank roller headed for Italy.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

A Week Until We Arrive!

I am pretty much packed, just a few items to throw into the bag. I did remember some important stuff at the last, like the Lightroom the software for the students!

With the new checked luggage limitations, packing is now a question of not what to bring, but what I can't bring, and for the serious over packer, its an issue. I did decide in the end to bring my Nikon F5 film camera, it didn't seem right to leave it home and I also decided to leave the Lumix LX-3 home in favor of my GF-1, not that the LX-3 takes up that much space, but how many snap shot cameras do you need.

My iPad is fully loaded with music, podcasts and choice TV for the long flight to Florence. Last thing to decide that to wear in transit.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Today is the Deadline to sign up!

Today is the last day to sign up for the summer 2011 photo workshop, there are still two places left, so don't be left behind! Contact Belina Lee at 935 8406 today.