Category Archives: Italy

A Tale of Two Cities – Eradicating the Mystique of Venice and Dubrovnik

“How did you go bankrupt?” Bill asked. “Two ways,” Mike said. “Gradually and then suddenly.” – The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway. I have been visiting Venice for almost 20 years. It has always been a city that is … Continue reading

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The Circular Polarizer – A Photographer’s Friend or Foe?

On the photo tours that my wife Magrit and I conduct in Europe, our participants are often uncertain about the use of polarizers. In this article, you will learn when to use a polarizer to enhance the quality of your images, … Continue reading

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Seasonal and Local

One of the things I love about Italy is that it’s seasonal. We have grown so accustomed in the U.S. to having everything available all the time that we have forgotten how we once flowed with the seasons experiencing and … Continue reading

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