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2019 Cortona Skies

2019 | Digital Photographs

I made just over eighty digital photographs of Cortona’s atmospheric spectacles during 2019. Nearly all those pictures were presented in my weekly newsletter, and I think these selections are the best of those.

5.31.2019 5.31.2019, digital photograph, 2019.

Compared to my 2017 and 2016 series that preceded it, I think the improvements in this 2019 set are mainly technical. I shot these with a mirrorless camera, so I had more digital “material” to work with. This led me to further my postproduction skills, and develop a more consistent editing method. As a result, I think the pictures present the key elements of the visual experience of these “cloudscapes” with greater clarity.

Beyond that, nothing changed about my practice in 2019. I run or walk around Cortona daily, carrying a camera, keeping an eye on the sky — it always surprises, and never disappoints.

These are a selection of works — click here to view the series in its entirety on Behance.

4.12.2019 4.12.2019, digital photograph, 2019.

5.14.2019 5.14.2019, digital photograph, 2019.

7.25.19 7.25.19, digital photograph, 2019.

9.16.2019 9.16.2019, digital photograph, 2019.

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