Happy Birthday Andrea!

Happy Birthday Andrea!

To my friend Andrea… 42 now!!

Big eye cat

Big eye cat

‘The wisdom of nature speaks of the peaceful glance of the brutes’ .                                                          A. Schopenhauer ‘ Nella pacatezza dello sguardo degli animali parla la saggezza della natura’  […]

New Orleans!

New Orleans!

New trip on the road since quite some time: the destination is New Orleans and it comes 6 months after our last week-end escape to San Antonio at the end of April. We choose this date to avoid the crowd and be able to see this magic city in a more private and calm mood. […]

Grey Sunday turns to black and white

Grey Sunday turns to black and white

Short weekend and both of us with so many things to do and to take care of….this Sunday just did not start with the right sprint. It’s not Houston’s fault: fantastic sunny and warm day (is this December for real??). Some days things are just more difficult to get lined-up. We headed out to have […]

Lone star Bike Rally 2018 – Part 2

Lone star Bike Rally 2018 – Part 2

Time now for some characters from the Lone star Bike Rally 2018: in the Part 1 that we met in Galveston during a spectacular sunny day. Plenty of custom bikes, chromed rims and tough-looking riders who traveled from all around Texas for this edition of the rally. Excellent opportunity to test our self-confidence: approach some […]

Lone star Bike Rally 2018 – Part 1

Lone star Bike Rally 2018 – Part 1

Thanks to Kelly and Dave of the Bay Area Photoclub in Houston we break a multi-month photography abstinence and decide to go to the most impressive bike rally we’ve ever seen! A great organization 250,000 bikes in a sunny and warm Galveston. For the details: you can watch the news  and for the pictures just follow […]

September’s gone – Houston’s Strong

September’s gone – Houston’s Strong

Temperatures dropped 40 degrees in a couple of weeks meaning that the hurricane season is over. September’s gone (also October!) and this year no harm to Houston: Harvey’s memory still hurts but ‘HoustonStrong‘ is not just another slogan, it’s the way Texans live their lives. I chose this picture as a symbol of strength: it […]

5 Steps for your Pet Photography at home

5 Steps for your Pet Photography at home

Kids and pets are one of the most challenging subjects for any photographer and a source of frustration for the average owner of a low-end, point-and-shoot camera. Yes the hard truth is: you want to take a few good shots at your furry friends? You better have a good camera: pet photography is not for […]

Sunday evening

Sunday evening

Remember when, many years ago, his Show used to make my Sunday nights light and cheerful.  

Home alone

Home alone

Marta is out tonight and will be back after dinner…. She has not prepared anything for dinner…. He’s been cooking just for himself… The fridge doesn’t offer viable options… Angelo’s pizza is my only hope!

Family Ties

Family Ties

She’s calling home… capturing the emotions…

Feed the Vultures…part 2: the Bayou

Feed the Vultures…part 2: the Bayou

Who needs a park when the Bayou is there? Wake-up early and cameras ready: will we see an alligator in its own habitat, eventually?? A beautiful heron rests at the side of the pier, undisturbed by our presence. Beautiful, but not what we are looking for…. We must push ourselves more in depth towards the […]

Feed the Vultures…part 1: the Park

Feed the Vultures…part 1: the Park

The Texan dangerous fauna has always been one of the main concerns here. Saudi Arabia did not have much more than what we were used to in Italy and in 3 years we have not seen anything that could represent a risk to us other than a few packs of dogs around the compound. But […]

Frida’s day – street photography session

Frida’s day – street photography session

The weekend has been planned by Marta: her choice is hard for me to accept but I don’t have alternatives. Unfortunately she found a couple of internet sites about Houston activities, with particular emphasis on the weekends: this means good-bye to the relaxing sofa and welcome to… Frida’s day in Houston! Of course the focus […]

From Brazil to Houston

From Brazil to Houston

These small parrots are found everywhere around our neighborhood: someone has told us that they are originally from Brazil and now are widespread and common in Houston. I am not a nature photographer but this morning a grab the camera for a few good shots.

Italians live here!

Italians live here!

A rare patriotic moment had me pushing the colors of this picture to let our flag colors emerge.

Street Trio

Street Trio

Approaching in stealth mode… some more will follow soon.

That night

That night

Stop at the floating bar in Seabrook to close out the week-end. Tough week ahead!

Houston Carnival

Houston Carnival

The Carnival arrived in Houston and we got two tickets for…the World Championship BBQ Contest. Not exactly what a vegetarian like Marta dreams about. In fact it’s been a fantastic show with amazing people, lights and music and we had a great night there! Oh, yes, the BBQ was good too! …Take my baby to […]

In Galveston – Quick

In Galveston – Quick

Rainy day became flood as soon as I reached Galveston. I couldn’t even leave the car and this mermaid was the best thing I saw. Will plan for another day.