Running Ronin

News flash - its finally snowing again in Ortisei - one of the best places on the planet to go skiing. Here are some photos from last year!...
Mixing into HDR the long exposure of people walking cross the road, with the couple frozen as they look at their map... gives this photo a...
A video portfolio I quickly made using entirely my iPhone 4S and apps on it . For the videos, see my timelapse post , for more iPhone phot...
Recently bough an awesome app for my iPhone 4s for $1.99 - its called "Timelapse." Such app - has one simple use - make timelap...
One answer - go to the Paradise Pier Hotel if you want the benefits of the Grand California with half the expense. Plus you get a great v...
All photos were taken with the 50MM 1.4 f/stop lense on my Nikon D90.
You get the gist of it :) Didnt use the usual tonemapping process through detail enhancing... guess what Photomatix preset I used? More...
Found this secret garden walking around Midtown (I guess) in Manhattan - but have no clue what is its exact location... anybody know it?
When you leave Mark City, you can take the escalator that takes you to Shibuya square. Take a right and you will be heading towards the Cer...
Walked to the river in Osaka and took a stroll on an island park out there. Took a few pictures with my Nikon D90 .
Tokyo Teleport is the actual name of a train station in Tokyo that stops at Odaiba. As I'm traveling back and forth to Tokyo lately, I ...
Made with my point and shoot Casio and Animoto :)
I took these photos over several days from my room at the Shibuya Hotel Excel Tokyu - great view btw. Unfortunately the cleaning crew move...
I need to use a better movie editor than Picasa... but here is my last trip to Tokyo in under a minute (the better movie effects were done...
And what you see in the background below is not Manhattan.
Crossing the ocean (any ocean) in Economy can be tough. Long trip, full flight, babies screaming, old flight attendant that drops a bag of ...
From the top of some of the Shibuya highrise hotels you have an unfettered view of the Tokyo Skyline into Yoyogi Park and Shinjuku. In the ...
Typically, when I check the weather for my next travel destination - I find more and more that I prefer partly cloudy, to almost anything. ...
"Crown and Bull" - NY, NY I don't normally say I love my own photos... but I love this photo... and I took it! Hurra! :)
A stroll around Midtown in New York during Labor Day weekend. It was hot, humid and awesome as only New York can be.
This post was largely (99% pretty much) created by iPhone photo Jedi Master @olearydj. The photo above is also one of his. I follow his a...
Not a photo... but something from the past that I still totally love. Today Google released a doodle that was not delivered to the US (I...
Wake up at 5:45... go looking for a "bar" in downtown palinuro ("in paese") where I can get a croissant ("cornetto...
The above movie takes you on a walk through Rome. If you like shopping, this is the walk you have to take... if you miss Rome, these are t...
Three shots - bam bam bam! (Some advice at the far bottom).
I got the Manfrotto MKC3-H01 recently. It's a compact, super light tripod - while versatile, its main focus is being light and small. ...
Piazza di Spagna... 1 am on a July night. Truth is, I really do like photos where I can capture beautiful surroundings and the people ther...
In Stazione Termini in Rome, the Roman central train station, you can still find one of those old "flipping" time schedulers. I lo...
Above is what Anatole Broyard said about Rome (literally: "Rome was a poem pressed into service as a city."). He could not be mo...
Ever wanted to go shopping in Rome? Here is a bit of "virtual window shopping" for those who love the historical center of Rome. ...
Experiment time! I made this short video using the Picasa video tool - and now I can say... "not a big fan!"
Went for a walk to ponte milvio to get a quick aperitif. Normally go for the Crodino, made the mistake of getting a Campari... it was ok, ...
Really quickly from Cologne - a couple of photos "under the dome".
After my first try in Venice , I'm continuing to work on my exposure fusions. The above is a mix of 3 photos - see the original photos...
Piazza di Torre Argentina, in the historical setting of the center of Rome, is known for the large amount of stray cats that inhabit the r...
"Where I found the Ohmu Shell" - Tokyo, Japan. I used the sharpening tutorial I found at the "Perfect Photo Blog" f...
Took a walk last weekend from Abbot Kinney to Venice Beach. On a nice day, half of LA throws itself down the 10 and towards Santa Monica, V...
Here is the link and here is the page below :) This is a work in progress and my tutorials are quite "raw", but here is a bit ...
As I'm getting ready to go to the next Gamescom in Cologne,  I recently went back to see some of my old Cologne 2010 images ( link , li...
For those who remember the Piano Man photo, many people (uhm... more like a few, well... almost nobody, but they were important!) have sho...
  Piazza Navona in downtown historical center of Rome, Italy. Very hot day, a lot of tourists arounds. Was taking photos while listening ...
If you go to Harajuku in Tokyo, you should be prepared to be overwhelmed by Japanese younglings, dressed in ways that are definitely bizarr...
Quick Photo of the day - Shibuya by night from the Cerulean Tower in Tokyo. For photos like these, you dont need a chopper in Tokyo - jus...
Santa Maria della Pace is one of the most beautiful 1500s churches in Rome (Italy), especially due to the well known cloister or "chi...
Today's photos are from Piazza Navona, in Rome. An interesting sky complemented this wonderful and historical piazza. Now the question ...
Quick post/photo from my recent travels. This is Paestum, and what you are seeing is (should be?) the 2nd Temple of Hera in the city.
Above is an HDR photo I took last summer (2010) in the historical center of Rome. While I could name it something fancy and quite useless ...
11 months ago I was in Cologne and took this photo in front of the Cologne Dome. My only regret is that I really dont like the job that Pho...
This is a photo of Omotesando crossing (I presume). When I take these wide area photos with a lot of people in them I wish I had a camera ...
If you ever visit the historical center of Rome, and if you are with your significant other... you will always be harassed by rose bearing ...
Above is the Senso-Ji in Asakusa - in September. It's a pretty trafficked area, with lots of tourists, both from Japan and from abroad....
Unfortunately, I am NOT the author of this photo! It's actually a gentleman named Tony who has invented a "magic cloth" tech...
Quick pick of the day from a day visit to the National Sequoia Park. Took this photo right after dusk. There is a restaurant perched on to...
As you know I like taking photos in HDR, and have people be part of them... like the photo above of Shibuya Square.... or the one below of...
Going through my old photos of Ortisei (more here and here ), the skii resort town in Northern Italy, I just post produced another photo ...
Just tried out using the simplest version of ProShow Web to turn my photos into a slideshow. ProShow  Web does most of the work for you :)...
If you've been on my blog for some time, you know how much I find Shibuya Square to be totally amazing. This post is a small tribute ...
Here are a few photos I managed to capture during the extremely busy 2011 E3 (my feet still hurt). Above is a full HDR treatment for the qu...