Timeless scenes like this are the stuff of everyday life in the old heart of Naples. I love the strong features of the people. This was taken from the steps of the Church of Santa Maria del Anime Sante del Purgatorio.
These are herrings split and racked ready for going into the smoking oven to be turned into kippers – a traditional way of preparing this, once abundant, fish. A whole industry and culture existed on the East coast of Britain based around this wonderful, tasty fish.
Free running/parcour has a growing number of practitioners in Norwich. These young men are doing their thing in the middle of town on a busy Saturday afternoon. a little selective masking and blurring has been used to de-emphasise the foreground figures on the left.
The beach at Cromer on Saturday August 25th. The holiday makers enjoying some fine weather, some of them even braving the chilly waters of the North Sea!
The lifeboat on the beach is a temporary replacement for permanent lifeboat, which usually launches from the end of the nearby pier (where this picture was taken from), while a new boat is being built.
The start of the procession, where the effigy/reliquary of Sant Andrea is borne out of the Duomo before being carried through the town, out to the sea front, onto the beach to bless the local fishing boats and eventually back to the Duomo.
Link to video showing the impressive finale of the procession, where the procession runs all the way up the steep steps to the Duomo.
This is a very low quality, but quite atmospheric video of part of the procession at the Festa Di Sant Andrea, which takes place every year on June 27th. The video was shot on my Fuji e900 digital camera in video mode and I was very pleased with the results, especially the sound, which captures the atmosphere of the event very well. Minimal post-production was done in iMovie and the additional voice over was added in GarageBand.
The small town of Minori on a quiet day in early July 2007. Ravello is visible further along the coast, and if you know what you looking for you can see the white building of La Rondinaia, Gore Vidal’s former home mentioned in my post of July 29th.The panorama is a composite of 4 images, merged in Photoshop CS3.