CBBH Photo Challenge: BLUE

There is no better time to remember the blue skies than on the first day of November with the rain pouring heavily outside. Later this month I am going to Rome with a hope of getting some more of Italian sunshine… till then let’s enjoy some snaps of Pompeii, Vesuvius, Amalfi and Capri.

I give you the best of Italy, with a song interpreted by grande Pavarotti.


This is my response to CBBH challenge. While we are in Italy, let me introduce you to two outstanding Italian photographers I have discovered on WP:  Alessandro Ciapanna and  Andrea Danani. Wishing you all more sunny days.

Hope for the Hopeless

I am not into photo post-processing, enhancing or doing miracles with photos in Photoshop – for the moment I am only trying to mend a bit what went wrong in the photo writing process – that is what raw shots are for, right? One of the reasons is because I still don’t know what I am doing when I open Lightroom or Aftershot (Bibble). I am not here to talk technical stuff about editing photos – there are far more qualified individuals to talk about it than me, nor am I a creator of a photolog, trying to place their work to others or will ever be (not that there is anything wrong with that). I am just using images as I see them and feel them in order to express what I think/mean.

If my perception is blue (bluish – not meaning that I am blue) then so be it. This photo means hope to me, even if I am hopeless at editing it :D.

This is not a self-pity talking, nor am I fishing for extorted compliments…. I just wanted (had to) share what I thought. Later on I will make you look at moderate editing of similar shots of the same beautiful lake… just bear with me if you will ;).

Click on the following link to hear the music 13 – Hope For The Hopeless

Weekly Photo Challenge: BLUE

I might have got carried away here by posting several photos, all taken in the Alps that seems my favourite place to be… up in the air, closer to the skies one gets a different perspective on life. I don’t think these photos are something to be admired by photographic professionals, but they are my memories, and looking at them makes me smile.