Praying Pope

In Rome we visited the Basilika di Santa Maria Maggiore. Inside the church there is the statue of Pope Pius IX praying. The praying hands attracted my attention. I used a 50mm prime lens at f1.8 which by nature creates a very shallow depth of field. I also converted the image to monochrome.

Enjoy and keep on photographing!



Flying Angel

The event of the “Flight of the Angel” has a long tradition in Venice. You can read about it by following this link:

We were lucky getting a good spot photographing the event because St. Marc’s Square was totally crowded with thousands of people. Of course I took several shots while she was coming down throwing confetti.

I am also photographing various people in costumes and masks in Venice. These images will be posted on my other blog. You can see them at

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Dome – Basilica di San Vitale

My wife and I were photographing the incredible Basilica di San Vitale in Ravenna, Italy. I used a super wide angle lens and shot this image straight up to capture the dome.

If you like to know more about this beautiful church go to

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