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Holocaust Memorial in Berlin

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I was photographing this Genista flower in the sunset when luckily a hover fly alighted. Everything was ready to take a good macro: I didn’t waste my chance!

Hoverfly on yellow Genista

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The whole Liguria was covered by a thick blanket of clouds. Climbing up the Ligurian Alps, towards Monesi di Triora, I finally emerged under blue sky, leaving the grey clouds below. I captured this scene upon come back, after a day snowshoeing to the summit of Monte Saccarello (m. 2200 circa), at the border between Italy and France. The sun already set, but the rising moon and the last light illuminating this wonderful scene.

Clouds, Alps, Twilight

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Another snow abstract, taken in the same place as the previous one, that is Bardonecchia, Italy. But that’s not important, since you can find such shapes almost everywhere there is some untouched snow modelled by the wind. I enjoy the transformations snow brings to the landscape and to the small things that surround our everyday life. Unfortunately (for some aspects it is a blessing actually) I do not live in a place where it snows a lot (just once every winter, in average), but I frequent the mountains in all the seasons and adore snow, and always keep an open eye for strange forms.

Snow Curves BW

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With the winter approaching (and in many places already arrived) I like to share this abstract snow detail with you. It was shot in the Western Alps above the Olympic-famous town of Bardonecchia, Italy. There’s a valley called Valle Stretta (narrow valley) due to the vertical cliffs and steep ancient stone avalanches that close in on the valley floor. For many this place is also the Small Dolomites of Piedmont, since the peaks resemble the more famous ones in Trentino and Veneto. Unfortunately, during these last years tourism increased tremendously, not at pace with the limited infrastructures and the inherent valley “smallness”.

Snow Curves

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Another photo from the same clear-day session above Genoa. This time I zoomed-in on the spot where the sun disappeared. I enjoyed how these warm hues spread across the sky, like a colossal fire were buring behind the mountains.

The Orange Sunset

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Monte Fasce dominates eastern Genoa, Liguria, Italy. Its flanks descend steeply towards the Mediterranean. On a clear day, like this, one can see the peaks of the Maritime Alps, near the border with France. The setting sun painted the sky orange and I felt suspended above land and sea.

Alps, Appennines, Mediterranean Sunset

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