Saturday, August 13, 2011

Cupolas in the Palermo Cathedral

I like this shot of the geometrically pleasing cupolas.  My 7D did a good job at ISO 2000 as did the 10-22 wide angle lens.  The point and shoots do a great job of digital photography in well-lit scenes, but this is where I highly value my DSLR.  I even printed a large, borderless, 13X19 version of this shot on Canon Pro Platinum paper and it looks great.
19mm f/4.5 ISO 2000 1/100 second

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Mare Tirreno from Norman Castle in Erice, Sicily

Jill and I had the immense pleasure of traveling to Sicily this summer, July 2011, with my parents Pat and Jim.  Jim is a purebred Sicilian but never had the chance to visit, so it was a special trip for all of us to share it with him.  This is a spectacular view from the Norman Castle, the Castello Pepoli e Venere, in Erice, near the northwest corner of the triangulated island on the Tyrrhenian Sea.  The small, quaint, beautiful town is nearly 3000 feet above sea level.
50mm, f/10, ISO 100, 1/320 second