I bet this old Italian door and latch could tell some great stories if they could talk. Age builds character, and this door has what people in the antiques world would call “patina”. Google AdSense seems to think this site is all about rust, rust removers and rust inhibitors… so I guess it’s about time I put something rust related up.
Here is another shot from my trip to Italy. This pool was as cool and inviting as it looks. With temperatures in the 90’s all day, the water was nice and warm after the sun went down. After dinner our villa became *the* place to hang out and drink for the people staying at the castle, and the pool was a good place to rally the troops.
Somewhere on the road between Volterra and Cecina, my friends and I came across this sunflower farm. Our timing was perfect with the flowers being in full bloom. Our goal was to reach the beach at Cecina, but honestly, the Italian countryside was much more impressive than the coastal town. They say that getting there is half the fun, in this case it was more like 95% of the fun.
When it comes to photography, I’m not really a “People Person”. People really are one of the most interesting subjects, but I often find it difficult to take photos of people I don’t know, or feel a connection with. I’m probably over-analytical about the whole thing, but it does seem to reflect on some of my own issues.
The photo above has no hidden meanings about loneliness or solitude, I just happened to like the rustic look of the bench, and the textures of the different surfaces. I also feel that there is a nice sense of balance between the urn and pile of wood, and the contrast between the shaded top area of the scene and the well lit stone in the foreground. I’m curious how others feel about this image… I really like it, but I’d like some other opinions.