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Busy I've been.

Discussion in 'Street, Documentary, and Portrait' started by Alf, Jul 15, 2012.

  1. Alf

    Alf Mu-43 Top Veteran

    846
    Mar 23, 2010
    Northeastern Tuscany
    Proof follows:
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    Busy di alfrjw, su Flickr

    These days I spend much time and more mind into work issues, and sometimes it shows.
    So there I was yesterday afternoon, reaching into the depths before someone noticed and herded me back to the shop and please stay put. But their wine is delicious, and I'll have some more soon (and I live so near I could go there on foot in an afternoon - but bringing back a few bottles would be rather difficult).

    And here we are, looking at the last pics, and re-imagining them.

    It was cold, oh so cold and the wolf, oh poor wolf, was dying of cold and hunger. (it always works)
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    Snow di alfrjw, su Flickr

    Blah blah let's wait a moment in the night and please I need to test the 20 f/1,7 and measure the luminance noise could you please stand there and smile and be lovely. Bam.
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    F di alfrjw, su Flickr

    A happy guy before two hours sleep and then, out.
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    yt di alfrjw, su Flickr

    Afternoon, train, Florence, two. And a great sun awaits us.
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    Two di alfrjw, su Flickr

    Each time we step into places, sometimes calm.
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    EPL38414.jpg di alfrjw, su Flickr

    And more await outside, like this lovely example of brutalism.
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    Majestic di alfrjw, su Flickr

    Then it's time for ice cream!
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    EPL38537.jpg di alfrjw, su Flickr

    Fast forward to the morning, and a place on the Etruscan Coast where you can lie, roast, chat
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    EPL38631.jpg di alfrjw, su Flickr

    And dinner in Pisa before heading home, with a drink or two before that, while they put their nose into the guide, Samui style.
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    EPL38665.jpg di alfrjw, su Flickr

    Forward again, please be official.
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    Evening hair di alfrjw, su Flickr

    And morning, too, west into Pistoia where it's always closed, but not today.
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    Madonna dell'Umiltà,Pistoia di alfrjw, su Flickr

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    Madonna dell'Umiltà,Pistoia di alfrjw, su Flickr

    Outside the town gets busy, preapring for the oh-so-expensive blues festival everyone loves to hate. Actually, prices drove off most of the crowd to little mini-festivals sprouted into life all around. But this doesn't mean they don't prepare, and ready the pamphlets in more languages. Just ask.
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    Ready di alfrjw, su Flickr

    Walk, have a niiice breakfast, and into a place for the Surprise to bring home.
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    Works di alfrjw, su Flickr

    I'll have to set a few of those in front of my desk too
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    Five of them di alfrjw, su Flickr

    Outside, interaction and checking aplenty.
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    Who is doing the checking? di alfrjw, su Flickr

    They didn't think working here could be so hot. To him, it feels like Africa - actually, it's about 35°C and this doesn't stop the lady from touching every tomato.
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    You choose di alfrjw, su Flickr

    Meanwhile, someone is reevaluating priorities, values, choices.
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    Have the bike, but. di alfrjw, su Flickr

    And in the end, so many people saying the same word together.
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    Same di alfrjw, su Flickr

    And that's all.
    All with E-PL3 and Lightroom. Lens info on Flickr.
     
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  2. littleMT

    littleMT Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 8, 2012
    Lucille Sanchez
    love it all...
     
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  3. phigmov

    phigmov Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Apr 4, 2010
    Nice one Alf.

    Some lovely vibrant colours :)
     
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  4. The Minimalist

    The Minimalist Mu-43 Veteran

    362
    Nov 19, 2011
    A nice set of photo's.
     
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  5. Wonderful series, and well narrated as always.
     
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  6. jyc860923

    jyc860923 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 28, 2012
    Shenyang, China
    贾一川
    love these pix.
    are these all in Tuscany? another reason besides Andrea Bocelli for me to have good impressions!
     
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  7. Alf

    Alf Mu-43 Top Veteran

    846
    Mar 23, 2010
    Northeastern Tuscany
    Yes!
     
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  8. Alf

    Alf Mu-43 Top Veteran

    846
    Mar 23, 2010
    Northeastern Tuscany
    Oh, and one more in B&W. Quite a lot of tonal adjustment in Lr4 in this, trying to bring back what I was doing as a kid with dirt cheap black and white film and the school lab, noise and all.
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    Evening hair di alfrjw, su Flickr
     
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