Murano Glass Shop

Glass Blowers

A different kind of picture from Italy.  Taken from Murano Island off of Venice where much of the fancy hand blown glassware that the place is famous for is made.  I didn’t make it out to the island when I was in Italy in 2001, so it was kind of my goal to get out there in the 2011 version of the trip.  I think it’s kind of a cool picture of the shop, and I’m entertained by the apparent lack of concern by anyone to the cigarette hanging out of the one worker’s mouth.

Pictures taken with Canon 60D, EF-S 17-85mm lens @ 66mm, f/5.6, 1/25 sec, ISO 400

Cinque Terre – Riomaggiore

Riomaggiore

By the time we got to Riomaggiore it was pretty much night – we went into town and got a few beers, walked back out to the point to watch the sunset and drink our beers and then hiked up the hill over the town while waiting for the train.  I suspect Riomaggiore was the smallest of the towns and the least touristy, you can see the train station is pretty minimal.

Pictures taken with Canon 60D, EF-S 10-22mm lens @ 10mm, f/3.5, 1/13 sec, ISO 1600

Cinque Terre – Vernazza

Vernazza

OK, last one of Vernazza… Looking back as we were hiking out of town.  I’m not sure why I have a disproportionate number of pictures from Vernazza – must have been the most picturesque town of the five.

Pictures taken with Canon 60D, EF-S 10-22mm lens @ 17mm, f/16, 1/160 sec, ISO 400

Cinque Terre – Vernazza

Vernazza

Merry Christmas!

A shot from on the brake wall from the previous picture.  You can’t really make out a trail thanks to the vegetation, but the trail comes in from the upper left here.

Pictures taken with Canon 60D, EF-S 10-22mm lens @ 10mm, f/16, 1/400 sec, ISO 1600

Cinque Terre – Vernazza

Vernazza

Apparently I tagged a bunch of pictures form Cinque Terre for posting, but never post them… so we’re going to have a few more of those to round out the year.

This is another of Vernazza from above as we were coming down into the town.

Pictures taken with Canon 60D, EF-S 10-22mm lens @ 14mm, f/16, 1/80 sec*, ISO 100

* I’m pretty sure I deleted two of the three shots that went into the HDR composition, which makes me feel dumb.  The one I have was shot at 1/80 sec, but I’m not sure if it was the mid or the under exposure.