There is no place like Italy
The same creative mind that reasoned the concept of perspective in painting and drawing is present in the Renaissance architecture of Italy. It animated the work of da Vinci and Michelangelo and later the paintings of Renoir and other visitors. This creative mind arises from the landscape and atmosphere of the countryside – the curving hills, laced with vineyards, the morning mist, rising in honey-colored sunlight.
It isn't just vineyards. It isn't just the luscious taste of the wine. It isn't just the ancient monasteries. It isn't just the divine food. It's a feast of the senses.
Follow my footsteps through this journey of the senses with my book Chiostro: Photographs of Italy. In this book I celebrate the beauty and serenity of the Tuscan and Venetian landscape with 42 beautifully reproduced duotones of his Black and White photographs. There is also a chapter on my photographic technique that is titled, 'Simplifying the Zone System.'
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“Joyce and I both felt that it the trip to Italy was a trip-of-a-lifetime. The group was small enough so that we became friendly with everyone, and it was not too unwieldy in getting around. The places we stayed were as nice as you could ever hope for. The photographs that we were able to take make me look as though I am a pro. The quaint little villages that we visited in Tuscany have left a lasting impression on us, and the special vineyards and little churches just made the whole trip so special. The places we ate, and the food, both were first-rate. The extra effort that Ron made was greatly appreciated." — L. Dobens