Northern Italy -- Fall 2004
|We followed the Spring trip to Naples and
Sicily with a tour in September 2004. Wife Patricia, our two daughters, and
I joined one of Rick Steves' Europe Through The Back Door Best of Italy tours,
September 7-23. Again I concentrated on non-traditional, hopefully artistic
photography at each location along our route, which was extensive
This was the first extended trip where the Canon EF 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6 "L" IS
[Image Stabilization] USM zoom lens served as my workhorse. I have written about
the camera kit taken on this trip, for those who may be
interested. In addition, with this trip I've commented about fine art photography on tours. As with my other
photos taken abroad, don't expect the normal photos of the prominent landmarks.
Following are the major stops along our tour. Each thumbnail takes you to one or (in most cases) several photographs taken in that location. I've annotated each photo with title and some descriptive information. (As always, fine art prints of these photos are available; a softcover book containing most of these photos and others taken during the tour is also available.)
|Footnote: As a follow-up to our tour, I composed and had printed a 40-odd page 6"x8" softcover book containing many of these photographs (plus some primarily of interest to the tour members), offering it to the tour members at $25, barely above cost. These photo books, available for some time to Mac users through the iPhoto technology, may now readily be printed for PC-using digital photographers by MyPublisher. Judging by reactions of those who purchased it, this permanent, bound recollection of our trip was quite a hit. And even if it is a trip only for yourself, the cost of producing such a book is minimal, so it might be investigated as a permanent record of any trip, event or occasion. I shall be repeating the exercise on future trips.
|Alpe di Siusi (in the Dolomites)