Film on Friday 6

A special Flashback Friday Film on Friday edition. I travelled to the Eternal City this past Summer and I managed to take a similar photograph of one from 21 summers ago.

St Peters 1996
Original taken during my first trip to Rome in the Summer of 1996. Camera used Olympus Stylus.
Photo Oct 06, 8 10 31 AM
Enhanced original using Photoshop Express. I believe that is me on the right of the photo, back towards the camera staring above.
St Peters 2017 2
Similar photograph taken on my second visit in June 2017. Camera used Nikon 6006 with 20-35mm, F 2.8 lens.
My lens set at its widest and trying to take in the massiveness of St. Peter’s. (Nikon 6006 w/20-35mm, F2.8)

Venice redux 21 years later

In June I visited Venice for 3 nights with my family, it was my second visit and I enjoyed it more than my first. It may have been a combination of travelling with my kids, being more relaxed, and having a larger budget in my late forties than my mid twenties.
Stylish couple.
Grand Canal entrance to San Marco Square.
Installation for Venice Biennale.
Ponte dell’Accademia view from vaporetto.
Ponte delle Guglie spans the Cannaregio Canal
Wooden bridge in the Cannaregio neighborhood.
View of Madonna dell’Orto Church – Cannaregio district.

2017 European vacation 


From June 6th to the 22nd my family and I traveled to London, Venice, Florence, Peschiera del Garda, Rome and back to London. I brought along my Nikon N6006 with a 20-35mm/2.8 lens. The kit served me well but very heavy. Pictures with brief descriptions will be posted as my film gets developed.

Memorial Day weekend paddle

New club, new destination, and I paddled on a Saturday which is very rare. This is the farthest distance I have gone one way, 7.45 miles, and to a place I haven’t paddled to before. The 6 man crew took about an hour and a half with some breaks to get to Keehi Lagoon from the club site. The water was nice and the wind only got tough from the Keehi channel buoy till we landed on the beach it was a great experience.

My new club launches at the McCully Bridge into the Ala Wai.
Passing the fishing village on Mokauea Island.
Paddling through Keehi Lagoon small boat harbor.
Getting near the end passing moored ships/barges.