54/365(+1), a photo by Luca Rossini on Flickr.
Lens: Voigtlander color-skopar 35mm f2.5
Camera: NEX-7, ISO200, f11, vivid + HDR6ev
It amazes me how human evolution brought us to live in multilayered, hive looking, illuminated caves. At night, in the city, you can look out of the window and count the families, their intimacies, their separate life, from counting the lit up windows. Thousands of people with whom you share everything and still know nothing. Each of them, each of us, in our little floodlit caves, feeling well protected from the rest of the world, them from us and us from them.
Tonight there are not many lights out there. That’s because tomorrow is Easter Friday. In Italy, Easter is the holiday time for traveling and relaxing. There is even an old saying: “Natale con i tuoi, Pasqua con chi vuoi”, literally “Christmas with your family, Easter with who you like”. So, today who didn’t already leave for more or less exotic destinations, is closing the last bags and getting ready to hit the road by tomorrow morning.
My parents too, their are flying to China with my sister tomorrow. So here we are, at my parents’, having a goodbye dinner to wish each other a happy Easter and share some quality time together. I take a little break and have a walk on their long terrace. A few years ago they moved to Monte Verde, a very nice neighborhood in Rome, and we’ll be very close when we’ll finally move to our brand-new home. Their terrace towers above the surrounding and gives me a good view of all the overlapping, well lit, small caves of the new millennium.
2 thoughts on “54/365(+1)”
That's a great shot. I really like how the Nex7 renders blues. You've inspired me to play around with the HDR function- I have yet to try it with a smaller aperture and slower shutter speed.
Cheers. This is the use of HDR that I like, that is, the one where you can't even perceive it. There are six light stops of difference between the house and the buildings. But this is how my (human) eye saw the scene. So HDR helps in producing a natural scene which would have been otherwise impossible to capture.