Italian Balconies

“Italian Balconies” was taken in the city of Bra, Cuneo, in Italy.  © Copyright Malu Couttolenc – All Rights Reserved.

When traveling around Italy and old European cities, I am always captivated by the beauty of their buildings.

Colorful walls and flowers are an important part of the decoration.

Balconies and doors are one of my favorite subjects. The ones on this image are an example of the architectural style in the City of Bra, located by the Langhe Hills in the region of Piedmont.

If you would like to learn more about this beautiful Italian region, I invite you to read My Journey to the Piedmont, Italy. An article I wrote on Squidoo.

Camera Settings:

  • Camera: Nikon D300s
  • Lens: 18-135 mm   f/4.0-5.6
  • Shutter Speed:  1/200 sec
  • F-Stop: f/13
  • Focal Length: 105.0 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.

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.

Birds at Play

Marsh Wrens at the George C. Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary

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

These birds were fun to watch, it seemed that they were taking turns to eat; it was like a fun game. I thought of naming this image “Check, bet, call, fold”

If you like bird watching and you enjoy photography you must visit the George C. Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary in Delta British Columbia; a great opportunity to see all kinds of birds in their natural habitat throughout.
Between October and March you can see snow geese, bald eagles and many other bird species.
The sanctuary is also dedicated to the conservation and promotion of the waterfowl and wetlands in British Columbia.

  • Camera: Nikon D300s
  • Lens: 70-300 mm f/4.0-5.6
  • Shutter speed: 1/200
  • F-Stop: f/13
  • Focal Length: 155.0 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.