I’m back!

Here I am, a long time since I last wrote. I was very busy working on a project of mine night and day. This is actually a novel, which is now almost finished and that, I hope, will soon be in bookstores.
Now that I’m no longer worried about the adventures of Isabella and Santiago, I can take care of photography, my greatest passion.
I’ve been housebound for months writing so I had no time to take pictures. I  have in my raw folder some shots of the Mont Blanc peaks in clouds, worth to be edited and published, but  I only had time to look at these two. others coming soon!

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Photo effects. Help me to add a bit of magic to my shot…

Here I am again. I didn’t have much time to spend on photography lately and I feel like I missed something important.
I managed to finish the photo book about South Africa and I am very satisfied. I had room for 350shots only and it was a difficult choice which one to keep and which one to discard. Anyway, the result looks fine and I’m looking forward  to see the printed book.

I spent some time on this picture I took a few months ago, yesterday. I thought I would add a bit of magic later, but right now I dont know where to start from to make it similar to what I saw in my mind!
I would like to add  a fairy tale atmosphere … Any suggestions?

Original shot

My job

Thank you!

Veronica

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Today very italian cooking class: panzerotti!

I tidied up my photo archive. You can’t keep everything! Even if every time I dragged a file to the trash I felt a pang!
However, as I opened folders left behind for years, I found this shots of my mother-in-law a few years ago, during summer. I wanted to document the creation of the famous panzerotti from Apulia (Apulia is a region in Southern Italy). These are a kind of pancake stuffed with mozzarella and tomato sauce… delicious!
Certainly they’re not easy to make: it takes patience, technique and strong arms to work the doughby by hand. Then the paste should be left at least two hours before it can be stretched and cutted. My mother-in-law makes sure it’s wrapped in a blanket and placed in the middle of her bed, absolutely in the middle and absolutely her bed… So, if you want to try, let me know in time!

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“Pyramiden, ghost city dell’Artico” on FotoUp – Photo Movement

I proposed to Fotoup.net a report on the situation of the Arctic region, between Russia and other countries that want to exploit the immense deposits of oil under the polar cap.
It has been published here.

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My photo on PhotoFarm website

A few weeks ago I sent to a Web Contest a photo I had taken on Svalbard last year. The Contest has been organized by Manfrotto and Photofarm.
My shot did not win, but has been included among the 10 finalists! It was published here , on Photofarm website.

Wow! I’m so happy!!

SkansBay - Svalbard Islands

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Groundhogs on my way…

I hiked today with Giuseppe, my mountain guide. We went to the Deffeys dew, on the road to the top of Mount Ruitor. Since we started, the sky was very cloudy and when we arrived at the mountain dew it started to rain a lot! Luckily I had with me my usual cape which has been so useful to me in Nepal and continues to be here too! Anyway, I took some pictures and I am very pleased with them. I posted the shots in my flickr gallery. I managed to photograph also two baby groundhogs, playing on the rocks near the path … They were so busy in their games that did not notice me until I was really close… Exciting!


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Self-biography

Yesterday I was asked to write my short biography to go with an article that will be released soon about “L’Amo”.
I wrote lots of biographies, but never my own. It was not so easy to fit into a few lines writing an entire lifetime! I concentrated on my interest in photography which, on second thoughts, is not just an activity… it’s part of me and represents me. It’s the way I express myself, the way I communicate my vision of life.

Here’s what I wrote:

“After classical studies, she earned a degree in archeology, but her interest is already addressed elsewhere.
Formed first in the school of journalism and then in that of photography, she applies the criteria of the first to the second, using photography to investigate the reality, attempting to return it in the eyes of viewer as objectively as possible and pure.
That’s why she chooses natural light almost exclusively, dropping the use of flash. When not possible, she inserts the artificial light in her pictures clearly and provocatively, to denounce its presence explicitly.
That is to say: no tricks, no cheating.
The sensitivity of the photographer, so attentive to the colors and shapes, blends with the critical eye and the curiosity of the journalist to draw out from daily things a different story every time”.

Veronica

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