Stopping in the Bay of Naples for some Dinner

I always wonder what it would be like to have a non-stop boat-lifestyle. Having a boat… sailing up and down the Italian riviera… stopping in one little town for a snack… going to an abandoned grotto for some diving… sailing to a new port for dinner at sunset… I think that would be a nice life, eh?

This was shot in Naples. The city has a beautiful castle jutting out into the Bay of Napoli. It overlooks a cool harbor, a thriving shop and restaurant area, and Mount Vesuvius looming on the horizon.

I was told to closely watch all my camera gear and bags while walking around Naples. There’s supposed to be a lot of crime, and I don’t doubt it. But I didn’t see any while there. The biggest problem was only have 15 hours of daylight to shoot, and I felt like I was a bit robbed by the god of time.

Stopping in the Bay of Naples for Dinner (by Stuck in Customs)

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Forgotten Churches of Italy

I thought I would take a walk down memory lane and show a few of my lesser-known pictures from inside Italian churches. The colors and glows that come through usually come out quite nice in HDR. Actually, I think it is very hard to go back to shooting churches without HDR because it just doesn’t do them justice without it.

The Forboding Church of Valpopando's Marriage

Vampire in the Church

Glowing Icons of Gesu Nuovo

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The Caves of the Amalfi Coast

Giant caves were carved into the sea-wall. You can see how huge they are by that tiny-sized Italian man in his Euro-suit.

The Caves of the Amalfi Coast

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Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius by morning

My hotel room in Naples faced out across the bay of Napoli and Mount Vesuvius, where I could see the sunrise each morning. I always kept my camera charged up just in case there was one of these mornings, and fortunately, there always was. I can’t believe my friend Valerio (Valpopando) actually lives there and gets to see this all the time. I hope he appreciates it!

Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius by morning

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Aged Senator of Napoli

This reminds me of my Velerio’s dad in Naples who has the exact same picture, but from about 40 years ago. He has a ton of great pictures in his stream… It’s also interesting to see how he has embraced HDR.
Defense for the Aged Senator

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Vesuvius in the Mist

This was shot in Naples in the early morning before all the fog had time to burn off the Bay of Napoli. The volcano in the background is Mount Vesuvius.

Morning Mist under Vesuvius

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Naples Cafe in the Evening

When I was in Italy I passed this cool outdoor cafe so I decided to grab a shot. The light was very good with the setting sun plus the warm oranges of the lights around the cafe itself.

Naples Cafe in the Evening

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Castle Black

Here is a cool castle from Naples where they still carry on city court activity.

Castle Black

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The Old Fishing Shed

Here is an old fishing shed I found on the beach of Naples very early in the morning.

Napoli Fishing Shed

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Six Candles and a Halo

Here is yet another amazing sculpture in a church in Italy. The second picture links to the set on Flickr of all my Italian churches.

Six Candles and a Halo

The Churches of Italy

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