29 Jan
353/365(+1) by Luca Rossini
353/365(+1), a photo by Luca Rossini on Flickr.

Lens: Voigtlander color-skopar 35mm f2.5
Camera: NEX-7, ISO1600, f2.8, 0.4s, raw

Almost a full moon. My moon calendar reports 97% of surface visibility. Still a lot of light. And behind this thin layer of clouds that 3% doesn’t make such a big difference. So, after all, I’ll go on and talk about a full moon shining over the city…
This is the view from my sister’s terrace. Today has been her boyfriend’s birthday, so we gathered for a quick toast around eight, then they left for a romantic dinner. Claudia and I bought him a bottle carrier for his (often very good) wines. We opened a bottle of spumante Ferrari brut (Italian sparkling white wine, very dry), which we enjoyed with a few slices of ham. At the second glass of wine I went out in the terrace to enjoy the fresh air and the night view.
I usually don’t shoot the moon. Last time I did it it was day fifty five and I was cradling Agata to sleep, the moon was rising over the buildings and over the trees of my former neighborhood, right in front of my old living-room. It seems so long ago, now that we settled in the new home, in the new neighborhood, with new life goals and hopes for the future.
I really need this gentle night and this sweet view, because I feel nervous, oversensitive, and tired out. I’m facing the end of this project, and yet I’m struggling to get the last pieces together for the next one. I’m facing my first major exposure as an artist, which excites and scares me a lot, and I yet have to close the selection of the twenty-something pieces I want to exhibit. I’m facing the first large-scale clinical trials I have to coordinate, and yet some of the tools we developed within the project don’t really work as they are supposed to. And I’m facing many other opportunities for which I have to produce ideas, write proposals, produce examples. Maybe I feel overwhelmed, or maybe I just need to lower my head and start working to sort everything out. Because deep down I know that eventually everything will be fine. I just need to put my work on things. Tomorrow I’ll try to be more productive.

3 thoughts on “353/365(+1)”

  1. .. wonderful Luca, but the question and what is important, is how you have the persistence to bring and show us a wonderful image everyday .. kudos my friend and keep up the good work .. cheers

    1. you know Nizar, I don’t have any merit for my creativity, shooting a good picture once in a while, when I feel inspired, doesn’t really require any effort. but I learned that with no effort comes no prize (no pain no gain), and so I’m trying to put my energy into persistency…
      thanks a lot for your super kind comment!

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