no pictures – only words

Again a little post about another friend of mine, “Little Shadow”.

Tomorrow is the last day we’ll have a coffee together: she’s going to leave our company to begin a new life somewhere.

I’m losing another friend, one after another … “when it rains it pours”.

Now I’m alone, what else?

Sadness only.

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from a friend – AleZ (photoshop girl)

Ok, I know Photoshop and its flexibility and unrivaled editing power.

Starting from version 7 I’m used to edit my pictures with curves, layers, filters and so on, slight editing anyway (i. e. brightness, contrast, B&W conversion).

I know a clever girl, Alessandra (aka AleZ), who is able to drive Photoshop in a very smooth and effective way.

Let me introduce a sample of her capability: a stunning b&w calla…

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Here is her explanation (sorry, in Italian): “Avevo fotografato una calla con una compatta digitale assolutamente non sofisticata, con una luce pessima. La foto quindi non rispecchiava la realtà. Attraverso Photoshop ho valorizzato l’idea teorica della calla (tutto bianco, pistillo giallo, coda verde). Riportando per assurdo l’immagine molto più vicino alla realtà rispetto alla foto digitale originaria, foto digitale che per definizione è di per se un’approssimazione. E la cosa interessante secondo me è che io non ho colorato la foto, ma ho solo scoperto il colore originario di alcuni punti. Quello che voglio dire è che non sono una fanatica di Photoshop, tutt’altro. Non mi piace trasformare una foto che anzi ha valore proprio per l’attimo irripetibile che ritrae. Dico solo che a volte Photoshop può servire per valorizzare l’idea che ci sta dietro.”

And now, ladies and gentlemen, let me show you a “remix” of my Winter Sea Pictures by AleZ.

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and

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only pictures – My Friend VERO (Butterflyfish)

Hello!

I’m late this march: I’m very busy at the moment, I’m working hard and my camera is still “sleeping” in its bags along with my beloved lenses.

But… I have a very little story about a friend of mine, Veronica, aka HIH (Human Internet Hub), she definitely knows why!

She works in my company in Florence, but several months ago she scheduled to come back to her roots, i.e. Milan. I was shocked, “when you lose a close friend you lose a part of you”, Confucio said.

Now I can celebrate I’ll be in touch with Veronica again!

Here is Veronica.

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short movie – “I love sushi”

Hi folks!

Today I feel lucky: I had lunch at a Sushi Bar near Florence with a nice girl, aka “Little Shadow”.

She’s my friend and colleague (in this order, I hope) and she often make my work easier, along with another friend of us, aka “la Vero”.

Again, I feel lucky because I’m testing my brand new Canon G9 in movie mode.

So this is my first movie with a real actress: click the image below to download (3 MB) this masterpiece!

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