Have Camera Will Travel

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© John Linton
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UploadedOctober 20, 2012
TakenAugust 20, 2003
Exposure1/265 sec at f/4
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length6.1 mm
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During April Vacation of 2003 John Corsetti was taking another group of students on a trip through Europe and asked us if we’d like to come along as chaperones. We said yes, but the school committee wouldn’t let the students go because of the travel threat level at the time (not quite two years after 9/11). The trip finally got approval to go in August of 2003, which turned out to be one of the hottest on record in Europe.

We started in Paris, took a train (thank God it was air conditioned) to Barcelona, then a bus across the French and Italian Riviera to Pisa, then up to Florence and down to Rome for our flight home. The temperature never got below 96° F. As we drove along on the bus our guide told us the blue haze we were seeing was smoke from forest fires. He also reported that thousands had died from the heat.

I brought along our new digital camera and didn’t know enough about digital cameras to take photos any larger than 640X480 pixels. I’ve had to resize this photo in Ribbet just to be able to upload it to JPG. The enlargement didn’t pixelate it too badly.

Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-S50 camera

Ribbet resize with Orton-ish and Soften effects to mask some of the pixilation

20 August 2003

In the Have Camera Will Travel photo essay.

12 responses

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes gave props (20 Oct 2012):

    The treatment adds to the feeling of heat. Remember well how brutal summers are in Rome. Feeling sorry for the waiter having to wear that long sleeve shirt and vest.

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda (Deleted) gave props (20 Oct 2012):

    It turned out great, nice perspective , love the shadows on the right side of this beautiful building

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (21 Oct 2012):

    Wow, John, what an experience. i remember that heat wave in Europe. It made the news for several weeks.

  • lowison

    lowison gave props (21 Oct 2012):

    Nex time, please visit also Venice, so we can meet for a good wine glass, John!

  • Paperini Renato

    Paperini Renato gave props (21 Oct 2012):

    The Pantheon is one of the few monuments of ancient Rome come down to us intact. Its construction is an architectural marvel unique and inimitable, and little wonder its construction for the dome still perfect after two thousand years.

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham gave props (21 Oct 2012):

    What an amazing adventure.

  • Jyri Vissak

    Jyri Vissak gave props (22 Oct 2012):

    Well done! I like these places.

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (22 Oct 2012):

    You surely have had some exciting adventures in your life..and what a wonderful collection of pictures of your experiences...

  • Aelica

    Aelica (Deleted) said (22 Oct 2012):

    One of may favourite places in Rome, I always take a walk here everytime I'm in Rome! Great picture!

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins (Deleted) gave props (22 Oct 2012):

    Cool shot. The temps here in Tn. were in the 100's this summer. Awful! Can't imagine these temps when you are not in your own element. Would be twice as bad for me.

  • Roxana Brivent-Barnes

    Roxana Brivent-Barnes said (30 Oct 2012):

    For a second I thought I am in Bucharest, love it!

  • Urbano Desprini

    Urbano Desprini (Deleted) gave props (5 Feb 2013):

    This is my favorite place to take a walk during my lunch break !! :-)

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