The Duomo of San Giorgio in Ragusa Ibla, Sicily

The Duomo of San Giorgio is the pinnacle in Ragusa Ibla. It stands at the top of a hill, and majestically towers the rest of the city. I captured this photograph back in 2009 when I lived in Sicily. It was a decent snapshot and was safely stored in my archives. Today, I decided to…

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Last night I dreamed that I was in Sicily. The dream was so vivid – the sights, sounds, smells – that I feel like I was in Sicily a few hours ago…

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Fishing Boat in Trapani, Siciily | RAW photo After processing in Luminar

Check out my updated review of Luminar 2018 here! What is Luminar? Luminar is a unique all-in-one photo editor. It’s interface embraces the fact each photographer’s editing style is as unique as they are. Designed for creativity and convenience, Luminar allows users to choose from pre-built interface configurations that match their style and editing needs, or create…

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Comiso | Sicily | Italy | HDR

When it comes to merging multiple photos into an HDR, photographers have several choices. Over the years I’ve tried out several of pieces of software and Photomatix Pro was my go-to for a long time, but I can’t remember the last time I used it. These days, my favorite tone mapping software is Aurora HDR. There are many things that make…

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Tractor Parking | Caltagirone | Sicily | Italy

I haven’t done a Throwback Thursday post in a long while so I started looking back at photos from 2010 and found these.  I don’t think I’ve ever shared them (a couple I’d never even processed). The first two were from a weekend I spent in San Francisco, the third is from Caltagirone in Sicily.…

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Canneto Beach | Lipari | Aeolian Islands | Italy

Today’s Throwback Thursday photograph comes to you from Canneto Beach on the tiny island of Lipari, off the coast of Sicily. I captured this photo in March of 2009 when my hubbie and I took my parents to visit this gem of an island in the middle of the Tyrrhenian Sea. This quiet island comes…

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Castelmola & Etna | Sicily | Italy

I captured this photo on a girls trip to Castelmola in December of 2009, almost five years ago. (Wow…I can’t believe its been that long!) This was definitely my favorite shot of that trip and still one of my best shots of Mt. Etna – Sicily’s very active volcano. If you’ve never been to Castelmola (or…

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Aperti e Chiusi (Open and Closed) | Modica, Sicily | Italy

Open and Closed I love the juxtaposition of these two sets of doors with their weathered textures and vibrant colors. I captured this photo in Modica, Sicily in 2008 and thought it was a perfect choice for this week’s Throwback Thursday. Today I am thankful for: Travel: the places I’ve been and those I have…

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Love Locks | Modica | Sicily | Italy

I found this photo as I was working on my earlier post this week about Topaz Clarity. It was captured the same day on a drive through the south-east side of Sicily. “Love Locks” are found many places these days. I think the trend started over a river in Florence…or was it Paris? Anyhow, lovers…

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