8 image panorma of the hilltop city of Pienza, Tuscany, Italy. Current size is 36" by 12".
On the lookout
These street vendors were all over the Duomo plaza in Firenze. They were on the lookout for the cops since they're not licenses. It was funny when they would have to pick up their goods really quickly.
While we did mostly drink wine, we did have a few Peroni (SAB Miller) and Bierra Moretti (Heineken).
Italy 2015 cast & crew
After an overnight flight, quick connection in Paris, a brief walkabout historic Florence, it was time for dinner. Elton & Deb Saulsberry, Mark & Beth Putnam, Ken & Donna Black, and Carl & Kelly Fredrickson.
Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore
The view of the Florence Cathedral from the Piazzale Michaelangelo hilltop viewing area. Post-processing in LR, PS CC, Topaz Clarity and Topaz Impression.
Milky Way over Montepulciano, Italy
Post-processing with LR, PS CC, Topaz Denoise, Topaz Clarity.
Doors at the end of a street. The shadows and angle elements intrigued me. Processing with Topaz Clarity helped to pull out some the plaster textures.
Italian Lawn Mowers
On our way to Radicofani (SS478), we saw this herd of sheep making their way back to the barn to be milked.
The morning's first rays of light hitting a house and hillside in central Tuscany. Post-processing using PS CC and Topaz Simplify.
A Pyrenees sheep dog watching over the herd. Post-processing in PS CC and Topaz Texture Effects.
Abbey of St Galgano
Tuscan White Road
La Spezia Containers
As we drove from Firenze to Cinque de Terre, I snapped this shot in the car as we drove past all the stacked containers in La Spezia.
Early morning in Riomaggiore Italy. Post-processing treatments with LR CC, PS CC, Topaz Adjust, Topaz Clarity, and Topaz Impression Cezanne preset.
I was up early so I could walk around Riomaggiore before the tourists came visiting.
Dreaming of Fish
I returned from my morning walk and the cat had changed positions but not locations. Must've been a rough night.
Passing Storm - Riomaggiore
This is a 2 minute exposure that helps visualize the passing storm clouds. Post-processing in LR CC, PS CC, Topaz Clarity, Topaz Adjust.
Painterly effect using Topaz Impression 2 of an alleyway in the small hilltop city of Castelmuzio, Tuscany, IT.
Italian hanging plants
Painterly effect using Topaz Impression 2 in the hilltop city of Castelmuzio, Tuscany, IT.
Topaz Impression Impasto effects applied to the original image.
30 second long exposure of the surf along the beach of Monterosso IT Cinque de Terre.
Cinque Terr Coastline
Looking south from Monterosso, you can see the villages of Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola, and Riomaggiore off in the distance.
Oratorio della Confraternita dei Neri Mortis et Orationis
Cathedral ceiling from the Church of the dead and dying in Monterosso IT.
Bicycle down an alley with painterly effects applied using Topaz Impression 2.