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© Deborah Downes
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UploadedJune 18, 2010
TakenJune 16, 2010
MakeNikon Corporation
ModelNIKON D40X
Exposure1/25 sec at f/4.5
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length36 mm
ISO1600
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Last year at about this time I had the great pleasure of meeting JPGer friend Antonio Lovison (goes by Lowison) and his sweet wife, Adriana. They drove down from their home in Padova, Italy to where Fred and I at the time lived near Siena and stayed with us for a couple of days. To say the least, we all clicked. The hours I spent exploring some of Tuscany with my new friends and taking pictures with Antonio, remain among the highlights of my life. Among the precious keepsake gifts Antonio gave me, are these two books showcasing some of his astounding work. Through his photography I not only fell in love with the beauty of geometry, but developed a heightened awareness of how what initially appears mundane can offer an array of interpretive meanings as well as aesthetic pleasures.

Note for my JPG friends: Fred and I are so….excited. This coming Sunday our daughter, son-in-law, and two granddaughters will arrive in Rome for a two week visit. No doubt during that time I’ll get behind on commenting on your wonderful photos.

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  • Maura Wolfson-Foster

    Maura Wolfson-Foster gave props (18 Jun 2010):

    What a beautiful presentation Deborah ~ ! (but I'd like it even better, if you were in there, somewhere)

  • Maura Wolfson-Foster

    Maura Wolfson-Foster said (18 Jun 2010):

    p.s. Enjoy your family visit. xo, ~ M :)

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett   gave props (18 Jun 2010):

    What a treasure!! Hope you are having a wonderful time with Kim, et.al

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (19 Jun 2010):

    Wonderful tribute.

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda gave props (19 Jun 2010):

    Deborah where is Toni? Haven't seen him posting for a while? This is a wonderful tribute, enjoy your time with your family ...

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes   gave props (19 Jun 2010):

    Elfie, Antonio just posted a wonderful shot. He has a lot going on right now, so can't post often.

  • Richard Bruns

    Richard Bruns said (19 Jun 2010):

    Well, that's pretty darn cool. Well done.

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (19 Jun 2010):

    A beautiful capture of such treasures Deborah! How wonderful that your family will be with you to enjoy your knowledge and experiences, have much fun my friend and I look forward to seeing the photos that result from the visit.

  • eithne mythen

    eithne mythen gave props (20 Jun 2010):

    How lucky you are to have these, looking forward to see the places you will visit with your family!!

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (22 Jun 2010):

    Beautiful capture, Deborah! And how wonderful that your family is coming for a visit. I'm sure you are going to be "snapping away" while there and we'll get to enjoy them also!

  • Suzanne McGeady

    Suzanne McGeady said (23 Jun 2010):

    Such exciting times for you Deb. What wonderful gifts from your friends...showcased beautifully above. Treasure your special visit from your family.

  • Michael Ball

    Michael Ball gave props (26 Jun 2010):

    Wonderful entry!! So nice you were able to meet and the fond memories you have.

  • Judy and Wayne Wanamaker

    Judy and Wayne Wanamaker gave props (28 Jun 2010):

    What a great experience you have described, Deb! He is one of the finest artists I have seen anywhere. He has such an eye for geometry.

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (30 Jun 2010):

    Great entry and that must have been a wonderful moment for you to meet the author...and I'll bet are having a great visit with your family as well on their recent trip to Rome.

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