With my “slightly” demented sense of humor, how could I not notice these nefarious looking tools in front of the funeral home sign? It’s a photo waiting to happen…and it did.
Santa Cruz, CA. Disappointing! The rest room in this public parking structure was surprisingly clean and we couldn’t do our laundry. A leisurely stroll around this town and it becomes quickly obvious that there are good reasons for these signs. I don’t mean to be insensitive or offensive. I just find them humorous.
When we were kids we used to play kick-the-can for hours...kinda like the "alleged adults" in Washington do today except we were kids! When I saw this at a campsite in Michigan I politely asked the campers if I could take a shot of it. "Sure. Please do!" If they had known how difficult it was to control my childhood impulse to kick this thing! Now approaching my mid-sixties, that might not have ended well for me.
It was a beautiful day to be downtown South Bend (DTSB). The main streets were blocked off, turned into a pedestrian-only area and lined with all sorts of vendors. Each was peddling their latest art, crafts, information, food. Some were interactive, creating on-the-spot opportunities to unleash your creativity or watch an artisan do thier thing. More in the growing DTSB Gallery.
Having survived Canon withdrawal after my 35 year addiction, our two week Italy trip was the first trip with the Fujifilm X-T2. I have no regrets! It's an amazing little camera with some serious lens options and a mind blowing feature set. The blazing fast auto-focus and silent shutter option are two features that let you sit literally right beside someone and click away...it's like having a stealth mode. It's certainly not intended for every scenario however, the silent shutter is awesome for use inside operating houses of worship and other quiet spaces; like inside museums where cameras are unwelcome...where museum security fiddles on their smartphone while you silently, discretely snap away.
I quietly worked myself into a position behind these fun-loving guys who. as you might suspect, were not exactly awed by the Palazzo Vecchio. They were sitting a few feet away from where we would begin our 416 step trek to the top of the tower, feverishly doing "incredibly important things" on their phones. I then walked around in front of them and engaged them. I told them I had a cool image of them from behind, all on their phones and asked them to give me a "pretend like you're having the best time of your life" pose. No hesitation.
I caught this milenial enjoying the views from the waters edge at the marina in Sorrento...WITHOUT fiddling with his cell phone! Bravo, young man! Bravo!
One of the goals of roaming around Florence and Venice is to be so wrapped up in the surroundings that you get completely disoriented and thoroughly lost. Albert studies the Venice map. SUCCESS!
On the streets of Assisi in Umbria, Italy.
If you're also a Seinfeld fan it should be obvious why this interesting character caught my eye as we wondered the streets of Florence.
Over our two weeks traveling in Italy we did pick up a few words that were helpful and polite. I do know what this sign means so maybe I know more Italian than I think and certainly more than some Italian drivers. 😂 #sorrento #italy @taucktravel #tauck #tauckrocks #streetbw #streetphoto #streetsnap#fujifilm_xseries #fujifilm_x #fujixseries #FujIFilmX_US
Some simple street shots while roaming around Sorrento and Rome. Click any image to enlarge