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!
I’m back from a relaxing holiday in the mountains. I ate and skied in abundance, but unfortunately I took a few pictures. I didn’t felt to expose my D700 to the weather… However, I could take some family portraits. I find that the best photographs are the most spontaneous, so I simply ask my husband and girls to sit close and then I pretended to ignore them, while setting the camera. After an initial moment of surprise, they began to relax and I started to shoot. Maybe I should have used a flash to balance the intense light coming from the window, but I don’t like artificial light and, in any case, I would have missed the magic moment, if I had decided to stop to prepare the set.
Since it snowed continuously for three days, I took the opportunity to try some new processing technique. I don’t know what you think of photo-editing, I don’t like it particularly, but when it comes to shooting family, friends and non-official events, I like to experiment. That’s what I made