Black & White

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

Aong 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

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

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

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

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