Monthly Archives: September 2016

Sci-Fi Photography

Ground Control From My Spaceship's Window
Views from a space shuttle window.

Here goes a picture from Sir Joe’s archives. Is it a digital science-fiction landscape or is it just a photo of a real place? In this case is both. Is a shot of an undisclosed location that looks like a sci-fi set for a movie, with even a ground control tower. The photographer just took a look outside his spaceship!

Moods Of Maremma

Maremma's Country Mood
Photographs from a country road.

Here goes another shot of Tuscany’s beautiful panoramas. It’s a picture of the golden fields and cypresses that you can find on a summer sunset in Maremma, a classic view of the natural landscapes of the region. With the last rays of sun, a warm light draws its shapes and colours as a vintage romantic painting from the past. You can even hear some chirping crickets, if you pay attention to the photo!

Views Of Italy

Rainy Day In Umbria
Countryside photography.

A rainy day is not that bad for photographers. Sometimes clouds in the sky reflect light and create shadows with amazing effects on natural landscapes. This photo is a view of the panorama from the Albornoz fortress (Fortezza Albornoz), also known as Rocca di San Martino, in the city of Orvieto, Italy. Located in the Province of Terni, southwestern Umbria, this is one of the ancient towns of the region, famous for its traditions, culture, and surroundings. As Pitigliano, Orvieto is built on a large cliff of Tuff (or Tufa, Tufo in Italian), a rock made of volcanic ash generated from an eruption.

Doors Of Tuscany

Vintage Red Door In Pitigliano
Locks and photography in Maremma.

This vintage door is the entrance of an old cellar (cantina in Italian) in the medieval town of Pitigliano. Behind doors like this, locals still store their own wine, proudly produced in the area with a tradition that goes back for hundred years.
The photo was taken a day after the spring equinox, when the traditional festival of San Giuseppe (Saint Joseph) is celebrated.

Sunset In Pitigliano

Sunset In Pitigliano
Landscape photography in Tuscany.

The last rays of sun behind an old village in Maremma: a panoramic view of Pitigliano, Italy, from San Michele road. In this classic photo of a summer sunset you can see the silhouette of a bell tower (campanile). Originally built for military use, it now belongs to the Cattedrale dei Santi Pietro e Paolo, the Pitigliano cathedral (Duomo di Pitigliano) dedicated to Saints Peter and Paul.