Gatti Italiani

This weekend I was searching through some old photos from my travels in Italy, and I realized that I took a good bunch of cat pictures over there. (Which is not at all unusual, if you know my regular photography subjects.) Figured I would put them all together in a little collection. Let’s see how […]

I Heart Topaz, or, My Crush On A Software Plug-in

Let me start out by saying, in no way has Topaz Labs compensated me for what I am about to write. This is truly just me and my new-found love for one of their products. So, yesterday I was messing around online and somehow came across a plug-in that works with my photo editing software, […]

Signage, It’s All Around Us

As a photographer, I tend to see the world differently than some folks. I am always framing (sometimes subconsciously) the image in my mind, and looking for different angles. It can be frustrating at times, but it can also be really entertaining. Now, pair this with my love of grammar and language, and we have […]

Firenze, Florence, Fiorentina

Listen, as far as I’m concerned, I could go to Florence once or twice a year for the rest of my life and never get tired of being there. That’s not to say that I love the exhausting day-long trip, but it’s worth it when you see the beauty of the city. Plus, once you […]

Pisa: the city where I lost my watch

If you’re gonna lose you watch in any city in Italy, why not lose it in Pisa? I have no idea how it came off, or where it landed, but it has to be someplace in the Campo dei Miracoli, or the Field of Miracles. Maybe it fell into one of those ancient holes in […]

venturing away from the hotel

During my first visit to La Toscana, I spent a lot of my time in Montecatini Terme. That was great, but there is so much more to see, that I would really have done myself a disservice if I hadn’t ventured out and about. Montecatini Alto Lucky for me, there was a town just up […]

Chicago to Italy – 2002

those 11 hours in the air were definitely worth it! In my wildest dreams I couldn’t have prepared myself for how amazing it feels to be in Tuscany! Seriously, it’s mind-blowing and a little overwhelming. When I arrived in Florence, it was about 2 in the afternoon, and I was exhausted and dizzy and totally […]