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.

Sunset Through Art

Sunset at English Bay in Vancouver Canada

“Sunset Through Art” was taken at English Bay in Vancouver, Canada.
© Copyright Malu Couttolenc – All Rights Reserved.

The beginning of spring in Vancouver is a beautiful time of the year. The days are a little warmer and after a cold winter it is nice to go for a walk.

We had been walking around Stanley Park and English Bay. Late in the afternoon I decided to sit for a while to look at the sea and watch the ships and sailboats passing by.

When the sunset began, I noticed the sun peeking behind the trees framed by a sculpture.
“Sunset Through Art” has always been one my favorite photographs. When I took it I didn’t have a DSLR camera with me. I think that it is not the camera but the photographer that makes the pictures. What do you think?

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.