Arches San Vittore Pollenzo, Italy

Archs at Agenzia Pollenzo

“Archs” was taken in Pollenzo, Cuneo, in Italy.  © Copyright Malu Couttolenc – All Rights Reserved.

These arches are located by the square and Church of San Vittore in Pollenzo, Region of Piedmont. Italy.

The church is next to L’ Agenzia a castle that originally belonged to the Savoy Family.
The Savoia family was interested in preserving the whole site. Therefore in 1832 they started restoration works on the castle, the church and the whole town.

In future posts I will write more about L’ Agenzia di Pollenzo and interesting facts about this beautiful historical site

Camera Settings:

  • Camera: Nikon D300s
  • Lens: 18-135 mm   f/4.0-5.6
  • Shutter Speed:  1/125 sec
  • F-Stop: f/11
  • Focal Length: 26.0 mm
  • Exposure program: Manual

Text, and photographs are © Copyright Malu Couttolenc and  are not in the public domain. They may not be used on websites, blogs, or in other media without advance permission from Malu Couttolenc.

Quiet River

River ViewThis image is © Copyright Malu Couttolenc Photography – All Rights Reserved

On sunny mornings I love going for walks near rivers and lakes. It is a great opportunity to relax, meditate and of course to take photographs.

Pitt Meadows, BC is one of my favorite places because you always find gorgeous views like the one on this image.

There are many photographers in the area that, just like me, love the contact with nature and wildlife. We often exchange photo suggestions and advice.

This image was edited in Photoshop CS5. I applied textures to add a painting effect. Playing with layers is fun and you can add a special touch to your images. Do you like this effect?

Camera Settings:

  • Camera: Nikon D300s
  • Lens: 70-300 mm   f/4.0-5.6
  • Shutter Speed:  1/125
  • F-Stop: f/20
  • Focal Length: 122 mm
  • Exposure program: Manual

Text, and photographs are © Copyright Malu Couttolenc and  are not in the public domain. They may not be used on websites, blogs, or in other media without advance permission from Malu Couttolenc.

Birds of Canada: Great Blue Heron

Great Blue Heron at the George C. Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary

This image is © Copyright Malu Couttolenc Photography – All Rights Reserved.

The great blue heron is the largest of the herons in North America. I love their gray-blue plumage.

Great blue herons stand still waiting for their pray; it could be a fish or a small mammal.

Great blue herons group in colonies or heronies. They can be found close to ponds, estuaries, river banks, and lakes; but you get to see some close to meadows, farms and fields as well.

This image was taken at the George C. Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary in Delta, BC, Canada. If you visit Vancouver, and you love photography and wildlife, don’t miss visitng this beautiful bird sanctuary.

I love this image because it reminds me of a college professor! What do you think?

Camera settings for this image:

  • Camera: NIKON D300s
  • Lens: 70-300 mm   f/4.0-5.6
  • Shutter Speed:  1/60
  • F-Stop: f/20
  • Focal Length: 300 mm
  • Exposure program: Manual

Text, and photographs are © Copyright Malu Couttolenc and  are not in the public domain. They may not be used on websites, blogs, or in other media without advance permission from Malu Couttolenc.