Verbano (Piemonte) – PHOTO September’22 [1]

I’ve been coming to Lake Maggiore a few times already … it’s a magical place. A lake surrounded by the mountains of the alps full of trees. The lake is cut by the borders with Switzerland and the Italian part is in turn divided into two regions (Piedmont and Lombardy).

Although less prestigious than the lakes of Garda and Como, Lake Maggiore is of fundamental importance for a large part of the nation because two of the major tributaries (Ticino and Toce) of the largest river in Italy depart from it: the po!

Obviously the area is super crowded with tourists but I was able to catch a few moments in the early morning, before dawn.

52 Frames, Week 5: Depth Of Field — Ritva Sillanmäki Photography

It has snowed a lot lately, today there was a moment of sunshine and went out with an intention to capture  Depth Of Field – a super important concept in photography that often separates those photos that look “amateur” from those that look “professional” or as I like to call it, “profesh”. I also took some […]

52 Frames, Week 5: Depth Of Field — Ritva Sillanmäki Photography

Sabaudia (Latina) [3] – PHOTO October

other photos of sabaudia .. these photos in particular show the lake near the coast. The town, as you can see, can boast of a lot of greenery, even if for most of the year the heat and humidity make the area full of insects. The city, founded by Mussolini, has wide streets, designed and engineered according to the canons of that time. Although it was October (and especially the small town that does not boast a great tourism) I was able to see some visitor-tourists.

GAETA (Latina) – PHOTO October 2021

I visited Gaeta on an October afternoon, when the sun’s lights were fading into the twilight of the sunset.
Gaeta is a town almost attached to Formia, the latter a much larger city with a very large port.
Gaeta has the characteristic of being under the slopes of Mount Orlando, overlooking the sea and overlooking the beach. The road from the north to get to the city is very suggestive and at times recalls that of the California coast …

Incredible incident on film set: Alec Baldwin kills the director of photography with a gun (which had to be loaded with blanks)

In the coming months we will certainly investigate more thoroughly what happened on the set of the film “Rust”, where the well-known actor Alec Baldwin accidentally shot (at least for the moment) the director of the photography, killing her.

I vaguely remember other incidents of the kind, but more than anything else they were accidents due to stuntmen who had to do stunts or dangerous scenes …

I don’t remember pistol accidents. Now, while admitting the actor’s good faith, it’s amazing to think how a gun was loaded with live bullets when it only needed to be loaded with blanks.

Baldwin is among the producers of the film while behind the camera of the independent film “Rust” is the director Joel Souza, 48, who was also injured and is now hospitalized at Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center in Santa Fe. However, there was nothing to do for director of photography Halyna Hutchins, who was shot and transported in serious condition by air ambulance to the University of New Mexico hospital in Albuquerque, where she died shortly after the arrival of she.

Terracina (Lazio) – PHOTO October 2021

Terracina is a very large town on the coast of Latina. It has a very long promenade with wide sidewalks and cycle paths next to the road, where people walk or jog. I was there in October and although it was already autumn there were many people walking along the promenade. The town is one of the mildest in Lazio, and perhaps also in southern Italy (excluding the islands). The town is located more close to Naples than to Rome and in fact it is affected by the Neapolitan influence.

Marina di Latina (Lazio) – PHOTO – October 2021

The coast of Latina is very beautiful. It is almost uncontaminated and the road passes near the sea, being able to witness a breathtaking landscape: on one side the sea and on the other side the mountains and lakes. This area once did not exist, that is, it was completely marshy: it was reclaimed in the early 1900s by Benito Mussoloni. Over the course of history this land has been reclaimed several times, but without success because the area collects all the waters of the surrounding mountains and does not flow water towards the sea. Paradoxically, only with Fascism has it been possible to restore these areas.