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[Updated 18th March 2010]

My place on earth:
I live in Cagliari, Sardinia and so most of the photos you’ll find here are shot in this area. I’m an amateur photographer in all senses. Subject comes first, the picture second. I like to take photographs of the things I like most: landscapes, coastal sceneries, sea, historical architecture, travels. However I appreciate every genre of photography even far from my usual subjects, providing that the photo is meaningful to me.

My place in trekearth:
I’m not an artist but I like art. In my photos I try to reproduce the beauty of nature, keeping faithful to the actual scene as much as possible. My view on this matter is wonderfully expressed by Goethe’s words:

She is the sole artist, creating extreme contrast out of the simplest material, the greatest perfection seemingly without effort, the most definite clarity always veiled with a touch of softness.
She lets every child practice his arts on her, every fool judge her; she allows thousands to pass over her dully, without seeing her. “

Digital photography needs a certain amount of post processing in order to obtain a more balanced and so “natural” image regarding colours, contrast and sharpness. I work mainly with raw files opening them with Adobe Camera Raw and doing minor adjustments to those factors just to approximate as much as possible to the scene as I have witnessed it.

My attitude towards this community:
TE is not just a storing place for your photos, nor a stage or a contest where to show how good we are. I prefer not to take into consideration members who have that attitude. TE was created to share ideas about photography and learn about the world through it. I feel it’s a due act of courtesy to reciprocate a vote one receives but I’ll only vote pictures I like. I may look at all the nice pictures I come across in the galleries and enjoy their quality but I tend to vote only those members who share my attitude towards this community.

My favourite theme about sea and nature of Sardinia: Sardinia Seascape

Please see the other personal themes in the dedicated page
Member Since
Canon A310, Canon PowerShot G9, Fujifilm Finepix A310

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