Phoneographic Parco Querini

Eyes closed, I blindly chose ARCHITECTURE from the à la carte shooting menu for this week’s Phoneography and Non-SLR Digital Devices Photo Challenge and went in search of a worthy target with my iPhone 5.… Continue reading

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The Villas of the Venetian Republic: The Gardens of Villa Barbarigo

Down at the bottom of a serpentine secondary state road far from the madding crowd, where a shallow lagoon fronts the striped asphalt, sits an ornate pavilion where once upon a time small… Continue reading

Macro Topped Phoneographic Phlatbread Pizza

What does an artist start with when he/she begins to create another masterpiece? A blank canvas, a palette of colors and a brush, right? And what does one begin with when creating a… Continue reading

Framing Palladio: Villa La Rotonda

Of all the iconic buildings, churches, residences and monuments across the Veneto region of northeastern Italy that bear the imprint of Renaissance master builder Andrea Palladio, there is but one that fully encapsulates… Continue reading

Happy Int’l Women’s Day

Sorry, but my virtual florist ran out of yellow mimosa just as I walked into the shop. I hope the bright pink flowers will do in a pinch. As the proud father of… Continue reading

What’s Burning: Crespelle con Radicchio e Morlacco del Grappa

Here in the Veneto region of Italy’s northeast, where Prosecco — fast becoming the world’s preferred sparkling wine — hails, comes another joy that springs forth from the earth to la tavola: radicchio… Continue reading

Traveling the Wine Roads of Italy: Bottega S.p.A.

“Don’t judge a book by its cover.” That oft-cited idiom, attributed to English author Mary Ann Evans — who wrote under the manly pen name George Eliot — in her 1860 novel The… Continue reading

A Phoneographic Post-Procedure Pheast

I know this is way more information than you bargained for, but just shy of the 24-hour mark of fasting, during which I forced down four liters of a citrus-flavored polyethylene glycol solution to… Continue reading

Arquà: Petrarch’s Hilltop Hideaway

Whenever we look back on history — pick a period, it really doesn’t matter — there are always amazing footnotes tucked inside the narrative that credit one individual over all others of the… Continue reading

Phoneographic Phlights of Phancy

For me, nothing enhances landscape and cityscape photography better than a few clouds hovering above the scene.  They’re just so majestic, gliding effortlessly across the sky in random formations with catchy names like… Continue reading