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reversed lens hood

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Shoot from the hip and sort it out later in Photoshop; this is a slippery slope plunging inevitably towards the depths of despair and devastating loss of self-esteem that comes with shooting on program mode with a high ISO, no tripod and a reversed lens hood. The latter is the photographic equivalent of wearing socks with sandals …

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weekly snaps 1

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Inspired by Pindelski’s blog1 here’s my first collection of snaps, something that I’ll try to honour as a weekly appointment.

There will not be a common theme or anything like that, and I cannot promise to post new snaps every week (most of the times I have a feeling that it will be stuff from my …

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iphone black and whites

I’m a believer now: with an iPhone (4S) and a nice cool application such as Snapseed, you can really get good shots. I hesitate to call them ‘artistic’ even if other people may do so. That’s not art to replicate the look of a heavily pushed Kodak Tri-X, but they are cool nonetheless.

I should write something more …

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bologna

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A Bologna c’è troppa gente in giro.

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La cucina è quella semplice che a me piace; da Annamaria ho gustato delle tagliatelle buone come quelle che mangiai quando venni la prima volta qui, in occasione di un Motorshow assieme a Francesco (la sua fidanzata, poi diventata moglie, si chiama Annamaria, e sono sempre rimasto col dubbio in testa se …

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Yesterday evening I had the idea of taking a few shots during this special edition of Critical Mass Milano (special because it was the 10th year anniversary). It’s carnival time too so I figured there would have been good photo opportunities.

But I have a huge backlog of photos to check, catalog and process, so the last thing I …

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salviamo i ciclisti

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Mi piace, aderisco, che altro posso fare adesso? Leggetevi qui sopra la proposta, e guardate come alcuni originali vanno in giro a Milano per evitare tristi conseguenze.

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finale superenduro

Last October I’ve spent a great weekend riding and racing (and eating!) in Finale Ligure with Phil, Will and Fiona. I’ve collected all photos on flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/aadm/sets/72157629004495851/with/6751815233/

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dubai

Burj Khalifa in Dubai, tallest building in the world (828m!).

And this is a little video shot between Milano, Munich and Dubai, 5x5 vimeo-style (i.e., 5 sec clips put together with no background musico or other editing; the original project was called 5x5 because at the end you get a 25 secs movie, but what I did here is …

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giulia

Sabato mi sposo! Mi sposo con Giulia.

Ne ho fatte tante con lei, e tantissime altre conto di farne.

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In bici e moto:

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Livigno.

Lagoni

Parco dei Cento Laghi, Appennino parmense.

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Sardegna con la Multistrada.

Al mare:

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E in montagna:

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Giro del Monte Bianco.

Half Dome

Yosemite valley, Half Dome.

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Scialpinismo in Val di Fiemme.

E questo è solo l’inizio. Ne faremo …

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pinwide

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First experiments with the Pinwide by Wanderlust. I used it for a few shots last weekend, tried to use it as a normal lens during a bike ride from Milano to Lecco along the river Adda. I soon realized that pinhole photography needs far more care and attention to get satisfying results (for other unsatisfying results see also this flickr …

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bari nel nostro cuore

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Bari nel nostro cuore” (Taken with instagram)

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Had a great day of riding last Saturday. Woke up at 6:30am, took the 7:39 train to Sestri Levante. Three hours or so, and then here I am in Sestri; cool breeze, warm sunshine, I started following the Superenduro signs. Here’s a few pics that sum up the day.

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Where all the special stages begin.

And PS1 …

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finesettimana sulla neve

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Fine settimana sulla neve riassunto in tre foto.

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Denver Boulder

Ho raccolto in un fotoset su flickr alcune foto scattate durante l’ultimo mio viaggio in America. Sono stato prima a Denver per una conferenza poi a Golden per una riunione alla Colorado School of Mines.

In mezzo, ci ho ficcato un weekend a Boulder che ero curioso di visitare, visto che ne parlano tutti come della capitale dell’outdoor …

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making the glif

The Russians Used a Pencil: Idea to Market in 5 Months: Making the Glif

I wish I had an iPhone 4 just to have a glif.

On July 11th, 2010, Tom Gerhardt and I had an idea for an iPhone accessory: a tripod mount that doubled as a stand. Five months later, customers began to receive our product, the Glif …

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notes at a work meeting

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Notes taken during a work meeting (Taken with instagram).

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snowboarding day 7

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Snowboarding, 7th day (Taken with Instagram at Alpe Lusia).

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Monte Bianco, 18-19 settembre 2010

Le previsioni meteo danno bel tempo per il sabato. Arrivo a Courmayeur alle 12, in netto ritardo sul mio piano originario che mi voleva pronto sulla bici alle nove del mattina. E, naturalmente, piove. Ma sono qui, due ore e mezza di auto, che faccio — mi tiro indietro ? Sicuro che prima o poi il sole …

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it was unintentional

I swear it was unintentional. Second post straight after [this one where I blurbed about my next camera](({filename}2010-08-19-my-next-camera.md), and here it is, the GF-1 in my hands.

So how did it happen: I spent last weekend in Livigno for some mountain biking. On Sunday afternoon, half an hour before end of business, I went into a …

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my next camera

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I’ve stopped using my old Nikon D70s after it gave up once again during my last vacation (random failures in recording the photos on the flash card). For now I’m stuck with another remain of the past (Canon Ixus 60, small point-n-shoot with a 6Mp sensor) and my iPhone 3Gs. My plan is to get the Panasonic GF …

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