2011-09-29

The Hat

The Hat and the girl. Marcelina in Bonifacio

2011-09-28

Lone Tree

Burnt Macchia, Corse
1/5o s F/7.1 ISO 400 EF-S 17-55 at 17mm, polarizer, handheld 

Mountains of Corsica, once covered with oak forests, now are home to Macchia or Maquis, intensely fragrant shrubland. Due to dry summer and highly flamable plants forming macchia fires are very common here.

2011-09-26

Fautea, Corse


1/100 s F/4.0 ISO 100 EF 70-200f4L at 200mm, polarizer, handheld

Last Light on Sokolica

Sokolica, dolina Będkowska
1/2 s F/8 ISO 100 EF 70-200 at 200mm, polarizer, tripod mounted, 2011-09-24, 17:22

2011-09-25

Szumy, dolina Będkowska



Wodospad Szumy, dolina Będkowska
18o s F/11 ISO 100 EF-S 17-55 at 35mm, tripod mounted, 17:48, 24-09-2011

A short brake from the Corsican adventure here, pictures from this sunny weekend trip to Dolina Będkowska near Cracow. Mostly a family meeting, but I managed to slip away to photograph this small waterfall, next to a very frequented rock, poetically called by climbers (and on maps as well) Dupa Słonia (the Elephant's Ass)

2011-09-18

San Marcello, Aleria, Corse

Double headed horse, Church of San Marcello, Aleria

San Marcello, Aleria
When travelling north along the east coast we stopped at Aleria, where the Roman settlement was unearthed, to visit the museum of antiquities. The museum, housed within an old fort, was full of precious things but seemed a bit outdated as far as exhibition design was concerned. The Corsica Museum in Corte, I will mention it here later, is a different story.
In front of the fort is the church of San Marcello built in 1886 but (as far as I can understand) in place of the much older structure dating from early middle ages (one of the five cathedrals built in Corse during XII c). The sculptures featured above are on the southern wall of the church. Does anyone can tell me what is written here?

2011-09-14

Cruise

 1/25 s F8 ISO 100 EF-S 17-55 @28mm 8/17/2011 1:49 pm

We're back! I'll be posting now images taken during our vacation, so stay tuned. I managed to gather some material for my two ongoing projects, one old and one in the making - I'll write more later.