Recordman

Recordman

Got some tickets for the Astros last week-end when the home team played Seattle in a very slow game ended 2-1 for Houston. We chose the Saturday game to leave the Sunday for home-relax: a pity because the very next day the score was 21 (!!) to 1. Anyway, below our lessons learned from our […]

Truly US – Miller’s Cafe’ in Clear Lake

Sunday morning, we are wandering around Clear Lake and eventually ended up trying Miller Cafe’: I went in just for a drink but could not resist eating a decently sized grilled ham and cheese sandwich. When I say ‘decently sized’ I mean the equivalent of an adult’s full meal. Man, that sandwich was good! Also […]

Back to the Park – Cool Edits and new Software

Back to the Park – Cool Edits and new Software

We are back to the US after a vacation that was just too short. Early July in Italy was great and late July in Houston is incredibly mild, very pleasant especially in the evening. This won’t last and the triple digit will be back soon. Better I take the camera for a quick tour just […]

Weekend Unknown

Weekend Unknown

This is the last weekend before going back to Italy on vacation: for the next two days we have no plans whatsoever so I will challenge myself with an extreme street hunt. It will be street photography weekend: I do not know what the results will be but I will post the shots. Let’s get […]

First of June

First of June

This portrait opens the month of June with two cats (!!) posing for me! Shot with the X-T2 and a quick home setup with 1 off-camera flashlight: super easy and fast. Post pro in Luminar was a matter of a few minutes. Sometimes not having a lot of time helps increasing our efficiency. Only some […]

From the Ground

From the Ground

The 737 Max is still grounded since March this year: a huge mess that took the lives of more than 300 people. A tragedy I should say. The Boeing headquarter is 5 minutes walking distance from home and what strikes me the most of that huge building , since my first day here, are the […]

On the Light, again

On the Light, again

On the Light, again. Another post inspired by the light, by its effect on the environment and ultimately on ourselves and our feelings and mood

Shoot RAW!

Shoot RAW!

I recently read an invite to shoot with purpose, to go beyond the technical aspect of the picture and capture what really matters. The concept is not new and always actual: it might take the shape of a contrast between our gear and our soul to eventually break free from fake constraints or have a […]

Snack out the weekend

Snack out the weekend

Cold Saturday here in Houston: on week-ends we usually like to skip lunch but now we need something to keep us alive before dinner. We try Panera: never been there before and I heard of it just from some friends stories. I bring in my Fuji X-T1 along with the resurrected Fujinon 35mm f/2. A must-have […]

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’  […]

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 […]

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 […]

Sunday evening

Sunday evening

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

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 […]