Things have been a bit quiet around these parts. I was on holiday in Italy and had intended to post whilst I was away but, well, the quaint villages and towns, the food and the wine distracted me. On the plus side, I have a number of images from the trip I’ll be working on and posting.
We stayed in the village of Pozzuolo in Umbria, on the south eastern edge of Tuscany. Travelling around Umbria and Tuscany is like paging through a photography book entitled Classic Italian Views. The regions have been so extensively photographed and documented that it is hard to find and make unique images. I ended up leaning heavily on an old trick for adding a twist to clichéd scenes – photograph them in inclement weather. Which is a good thing, because the weather was very variable!
I often think it is a great pity that photographers often equate “good light” with bright sunshine. I subscribe to the view that there is no such thing as bad weather, just bad clothes and, likewise, believe there is no bad light, just unimaginative photographers (or audiences, depending which way you look at it. But that’s another post!).