Just a photo I took once, without really expecting much of it. Only later once I home I realized how good it looked.

If only I can remember which building this was…

Gloomy Heights

Me iz a moddle. Izn’t me pwetty?

1,2,3... and Pose

I’ve been a bit slacking with uploading photos lately, so here are a couple of older ones.

The Eurostar arrival terminal at St Pancras has this great little stairs right above it’s entrance. We were calling out to Reinier and it was funny seeing him look around trying to find us. Loving the DOF in this photo.


Except for making it black/white, this one is exactly as it came out of the camera. Pretty cool, although I did take it sneakily (with my camera on chest level, without it looking like I was taking a photo). Sometimes I don’t have the confidence completely yet to just take a photo; I’m scared that it’s noticeable and loose the obliviousness of the people.


This one I took during our trip to Dorset back in August. I love how sharp the bird is; although I think you can only appreciate it seeing full size.


Photo of The Day: Ratatouille

November 14th, 2008

Cristiano made this photo a couple of weeks ago with his new lens, that has a cool depth of field. The effect is very creepy:


A couple of weeks ago, Cristiano and I met up with Carlo and Fabiana in Regent’s Park for a photo shoot… where we were the models. Now neither of us are that natural when it comes to posing for photos, but I love love love how some of these photos turned out. Thanks Carlo and Fabiana!

We’ve got a whole collection of photos to choose from and we’re slowly going through them and uploading them. So far we’ve only got four of them online (on mine and Cristiano’s Flickr account), but keep an eye out for more.

We don’t have a lot of photos of the two of us together, mainly cause most of the time we’re the ones taking the photos. So I was pretty happy to have some photos of us, like this one:

Melinda & Cristiano

This photo was a bit of an experiment, but the effect is nice and quirky:


Besides some photos of the two of us, we also wanted some new profile pics. Here’s one cool one of Cristiano:


And here’s a really cool one of me:

Miss Geeky

I’m wondering now: should I change my avatar again?

Photo of The Day: Descent

October 15th, 2008

When I saw this ladder, I immediately thought I should hang over the side of the dock and make a couple of shots. I didn’t expect it to look this dreamy though!


This is my first “real” street photography type of shot! Ever since Cristiano got his camera I’ve been wanting to experiment with it myself and try to make some cool pics. Now that he’s got a second camera (a D50), I’ve got time to learn how to use the D40.

What I like about this photo is how both people are so busy and concentrated, still completely in the mindset of “work”. London is truly a city that never turns off…

No Off-Switch

My New Avatar

September 30th, 2008

You may have noticed I’ve been using a new avatar here on my blog and on Twitter. During our trip to Dorset, Cristiano made a couple of cool photos of me and I had been thinking for a while to change the avatar I use everywhere. The old one was taken 2 years ago in Italy, so it really felt like time to update it. 

I liked the colours in this one, but after trying it out in a smaller size, it just didn’t pop out as much as I wanted (plus the hairs in front of my eyes look weird in small):

Geeks in the Country

I really loved this sepia photo of me, but after cropping it and rescaling it, it just didn’t seem to work as an avatar:

Geeks in the Country - Melinda

Then Cristiano suggested changing the colours; instead of sepia, there’s now a slight overlay of the Miss Geeky red over it. I think it fits pretty good in this site:

What do you think?

Cristiano got these two shots of me, when we were waiting for my parents at the Palace Theatre. I can read anywhere; as long as I have a book with me, I can easily entertain myself. Very useful when waiting for trains, waiting in line while shopping, etc.

I was completely oblivious when he took this shot:

The Constant Reader

With this second one I realized he was making photos of me:

The Constant Reader - Part 2

I love my expression in this photo!

Btw, I was reading Guardian of Honor from Robin D. Owens (read my mini review here). I had just bought the book a couple of hours earlier that day.

Photo of The Day: Mr Smiley Seal

September 17th, 2008

This is just one of the most cutest photos ever (from Flickr user ohleah):

mr smiley

Here’s a close-up:

close up of smiley seal