Italy

And the Door Will Open

And the Door Will Open

...Just because some door knockers are worthy of display!

f/3.5, 1/80 sec, ISO 400, 70-200 mm 2.8, Nikon D3S

Apartment 13

Apartment 13

This quaint apartment in Ravello was captured in 2016. Textures and arches are beautifully showcased.

f/11, 1/60 sec, ISO 360, 24-70 mm 2.8, Nikon D3S

Tuscan Door b&w

Tuscan Door b&w

Strolling in the scenic town of Buonconvento in 2011, this image was captured in one shot. This door is truly one of a kind!

f/10, 1/60 sec., ISO 200, 70-200 mm 2.8, Nikon D3S

Forbidden Haven

Forbidden Haven

It's hard to imagine such a beautiful apartment entrance could even exist if not discovered in Ravello in 2016. To see the view within the bars, see Haven. (This image was an award winner in national PPA photographic competition.)

f/16, 1/60 sec, ISO 2500, 24-70 mm 2.8, Nikon D3S

Prepared

Prepared

This door located in an area off of the beaten path in Buonconvento, its story is a mystery. The door was nicely stained, yet had a piece of plywood nailed to the top. And an umbrella hung neatly on the door on this sunny day.

f/4.5, 1/200 sec., ISO 200, 14-24 mm 2.8, Nikon 3S

Tuscan Door

Tuscan Door

Strolling in the scenic town of Buonconvento in 2011, this image was captured in one shot. This door is truly one of a kind! (This image was an award winner in national PPA photographic competition.)

f/10, 1/60 sec., ISO 200, 70-200 mm 2.8, Nikon D3S

Somewhere in Montepulciano b&w

Somewhere in Montepulciano b&w

The stone arch, cobblestone, and the leaves on the tree compliment this image.

f/8, 1/30 sec, ISO 500, 70-200 mm 2.8, Nikon D3S

The Neighborhood b&w

The Neighborhood b&w

So much to love about the image taken in Montalcino in 2011 - the individuality and attention to detail of each apartment entrance, the tilt of the street, the textures, the neighborhood!

f/16, 1/40 sec, ISO 400, 14-24 mm 2.8. Nikon D3S

The Neighborhood

The Neighborhood

So much to love about the image taken in Montalcino in 2011 - the individuality and attention to detail of each apartment entrance, the tilt of the street, the textures, the neighborhood! (This image was an award winner in national PPA photographic competition.)

f/16, 1/40 sec, ISO 400, 14-24 mm 2.8. Nikon D3S

Somewhere in Montepulciano

Somewhere in Montepulciano

There are a myriad of different shades of green in this image, even in the stone walls! The leaves of the tree compliment the top of this image.

f/8, 1/30 sec, ISO 500, 70-200 mm 2.8, Nikon D3S

Lone Boat - Florence

Lone Boat - Florence

A quiet, peaceful scene, this image was captured in Florence in 2011.

f/10, 1/400 sec, ISO 200,14-24 mm 2.8, Nikon D3S

Peaceful Pathway - Capri

Peaceful Pathway - Capri

A path so absolutely amazing and breathtaking can be found looking down from a high hill in a park on Capri.

f/5.6, 1/640 sec, ISO 200, 24-70 mm 2.8, Nikon D3S

Capri - 2

Capri - 2

This panoramic of the island of Capri was created by compiling 11 different images.

f/11, 1/200 sec, ISO, 200, 24-70 mm 2.8, Nikon D3S

Capri

Capri

From the top of the island of Capri, this panoramic was created by compiling 13 different images.

f/5.6, 1/800 sec, ISO 200, 24-70 mm 2.8, Nikon D3S

Santengelo Bridge

Santengelo Bridge

This beautiful HDR image of Santengelo Bridge in Rome features gorgeous arches and spectacular views!

f/20, 1/30 sec, ISO 200, 24-70 mm 2.8, Nikon D3S

Ravello View

Ravello View

This beautiful view captured in Ravello features water and mountain views from a picturesque patio!

f/11, 1/200 sec, ISO 200, 24-70 mm 2.8, Nikon D3S

Ponte Vecchio Sunset

Ponte Vecchio Sunset

This image features gorgeous sunset views at a famous bridge in Florence.

f16, 1/125 sec., 28-300 mm 3.5, ISO 1800, Nikon D810

Villa Cimbrone Hotel

Villa Cimbrone Hotel

Nighttime was falling on Ravello. Words cannot describe the beauty surrounding this hotel - from the lights to the textures, the water and the cobblestone.

f/3.5, 140/sec, ISO 2000, 24-70 mm 2.8, Nikon D3S

Limoni di Capri

Limoni di Capri

The produce of the Amalfi Coast and the island of Capri are perfectly depicted in this sunny image.

f/5.6, 1/60 sec, ISO 250, 24-70 mm f/2.8, Nikon D3S

Apartment 101

Apartment 101

A variety of shapes - diamonds, rectangles, arches and triangles - are captured in this image, which was discovered while walking along the streets of Siena in 2011.

f/14, 1/80 sec, ISO 640, 70-200 mm 2.8, Nikon D3S

Autumn Vines

Autumn Vines

This image was captured in Ravello in 2016. Boston Ivy, which turns a beautiful color in the fall, was flourishing on this simple wall. These were the most beautiful vines, the bases of some of these vines were as big as tree trunks.

f/10, 1/60 sec, ISO 560, 24-70 mm 2.8, Nikon D3S

Feeling Blue

Feeling Blue

Near the Trevi Fountain in Rome was a sweet lady standing in a stunning doorway. What could be on her mind? (This image was an award winner in national PPA photographic competition.)

f/7.1, 1/125 sec, ISO 100, 70-200 mm 2.8, Nikon D3S

Haven

Haven

This beautiful apartment entrance was captured in Ravello in 2016. To see what it looked like from the street, check out Forbidden Haven.

f/11, 160/sec, ISO 1400, 24-70 mm 2.8, Nikon D3S

Italian Accent

Italian Accent

Vines, textures, colors, the twisty staircase rail...this scene, image taken in Ravello in 2016, is so fabulous!

f/5.6, 1/60 sec, ISO 640, 24-70 mm 2.8, Nikon D3S

Reflections of Siena

Reflections of Siena

Taken in Siena, this image is an opportunity to see a simple scene on the street in a totally different way!

f/11, 150 sec, ISO 250, 70-200 mm 2.8, Nikon D3S

Sieze the Day

Sieze the Day

Need I say more? Captured in Capri 2016.

f/5.6, 1/400 sec, ISO 200, 24-70 mm 2.8, Nikon D3S

Stairs - Shadows & Light

Stairs - Shadows & Light

Captured in Montepulciano in 2011, old and broken vs. new and ornate, shadows vs. light, up vs. down. (This image was an award winner in national PPA photographic competition.)

f/14, 1/800 sec, ISO 1250, 14-24 mm 2.8, Nikon D3S

Wine Window

Wine Window

Captured in 2019, this fabulous image depicts one of the 50 wine windows left in Florence, Italy. At one time 100’s of these curious little “taverns” existed along the streets of old Florence. A knock on the foot high doorlet and a handful of coins procured a glass, mug, or flask of the finest red wine from local vineyards.

iPhone 8

Decisions Decisions

Decisions Decisions

An all-time favorite Italian image, this charming display of wine bottles, featuring the "wine list" of the day, was captured outside a small restaurant in Buonconvento in 2011.

f/8, 1/60 sec., ISO 400, 70-200 mm 2.8, Nikon D3S

Famous Steps - Montepulciano

Famous Steps - Montepulciano

The Twilight movie "New Moon" was filmed in Montepuliciano. These are the steps Bella flees in pursuit to save her boyfriend, Edward.

f/13, 1/6 sec, ISO 500,14-24 mm 2.8, Nikon D3S

Pantheon

Pantheon

The Pantheon in Rome has stood for close to 1900 years. The rotunda is a coffered concrete dome with an opening revealing the sky. When it rains, it rains right into the building where the water flows to a drain. This is the world's largest unreinforced concrete dome to date. Michaelangelo declared when he saw the Pantheon that it was "angelic and not human design."

f/7, 1/200 sec, ISO 3200, 28-300 mm 3.5-5.6, Nikon D3S

Reflections of Florence

Reflections of Florence

Captured in Florence in 2011, this image showcases reflections in the water, including the beautiful clouds! (This image was an award winner in national PPA photographic competition.)

f/10, 1/400 sec, ISO 200, 14-24 mm 2.8, Nikon D3S

The Foot of David

The Foot of David

This image features up close detail of the amazing sculpting skills of Michelangelo.

f 6.3, 1/160 sec, ISO 3200, 28-300 mm 5.7, Nikon D810

A Day in Buonconvento

A Day in Buonconvento

This image is a glimpse into life in Buonconvento, such a quaint, picturesque little town.

f/10, 1/100 sec, ISO 200, 70-200 mm 2.8, Nikon D3S

An Evening in Tuscany

An Evening in Tuscany

A meal in Italy is an occasion! It includes wine, meats and cheeses, bruschetta, more wine, and fabulous entrees! Taken in 2011, the wine being enjoyed is from 2009. This image perfectly displays the essence of Italy!

f/4.2, 1/30 sec, ISO 900, 18/55 3.5-5.6, Nikon D3100

Apartment 101 b&w

Apartment 101 b&w

A variety of shapes - diamonds, rectangles, arches and triangles - are captured in this image, which was discovered while walking along the streets of Siena in 2011.

f/14, 1/80 sec, ISO 640, 70-200 mm 2.8, Nikon D3S

Fontana d'acqua - Montepulciano

Fontana d'acqua - Montepulciano

A piece of the past still useful today, this interesting water fountain is as unique as beautiful!

f/9, 1/80 sec, ISO 640,14-24 mm 2.8, Nikon D3S

Laundry Day - Buonconvento

Laundry Day - Buonconvento

Along the streets of Buonconvento, this sweet little window displays the day's laundry. The architectural elements that surround this window are stunning!

f/3.5, 1/2500 sec., ISO 500, 70-200 mm 2.8, Nikon D3S

Along the Streets of Montepulciano

Along the Streets of Montepulciano

As the sun peeks out from underneath the clouds, the contrast of light and shadow highlight special textures and shapes.

f/18, 1/800 sec, ISO 400, 70-200 mm 2.8, Nikon D3S

Street Transportation - Buonconvento

Street Transportation - Buonconvento

This image, captured in Buonconvento in 2011, showcases a variety of shapes and textures in this Italian street scene.

f/8, 1/60 sec, ISO 400, 70-200 mm 2.8, Nikon D3S

Symmetry

Symmetry

This fence accent is a true study in texture and shape, captured in Siena in 2011.

f/14, 1/20, IS0 640, 70-200 mm 2.8, Nikon D3S

Tenant Parking - Buonconvento

Tenant Parking - Buonconvento

The entry door was just a crack open to this apartment complex. The quiet scene just begged to be captured!

f/8, 1/40 sec., ISO 10000, 70-200 mm 2.8, Nikon D3S

Sidewalk in San Giovanni D'Asso

Sidewalk in San Giovanni D'Asso

There is something about a scene with light poles and trees spaced perfectly in a row that truly captivates.

f/6.3, 1/80 sec, ISO 400, 70-200 mm 2.8, Nikon D3S

Famous Steps - Montepulciano b&w

Famous Steps - Montepulciano b&w

The Twilight movie "New Moon" was filmed in Montepuliciano. These are the steps Bella flees in pursuit to save her boyfriend, Edward.

f/13, 1/6 sec, ISO 500, 14-24 mm 2.8, Nikon D3S

Pieve a Salti Sunrise

Pieve a Salti Sunrise

This HDR image is a compilation of several pictures captured one early morning in Pieve a Salti, Tuscany in 2011.

One of these images was captured at f/18, 1/25 sec, ISO 200, 70-200 mm 2.8, Nikon D3S

Valley of Faith

Valley of Faith

This scenic view was captured in Montepulciano in 2011. An amazing image of the hills and trees and the varying rows of produce, this piece of art truly says "Italy!"

f/10, 1/1000 sec, ISO 640, 70-200 mm 2.8, Nikon D3S