August 2016


Scotch thistle-5

Thistledown (pappo del cardo), from an intruder to our garden that appears so often that it’s more like an old friend.

Canon G3X on manual exposure ISO 400 1/640 at f/10



One of a team of drummers keeping time for the flag throwers at the Arezzo Back in Time Festival.

Canon G3X ISO400 1/20 at f/8

Arezzo Back in Time

piazza grande abit festival

An early evening light adds to the magic of the market in Arezzo’s Piazza Grande during the Arezzo Back in Time Festival.

Canon G3X ISO2000 1/30 at f/4.5

Stag Beetle

stag beetle

A stag beetle reaching a personal goal – the ascent of the terrace steps at Le Gupole.

Canon G3X ISO125 1/25 at f.4.5

Santa Maria della Pieve

pieve church


A view of the apse in the early evening of this eight-hundred-year-old church in the centre of Arezzo. The apse backs onto the Piazza Grande, site of the twice-yearly Giostra (jousting) festival. This shot was taken during the recent Arezzo Back in Time festival, an extravaganza of Roman, Medieval and Renaissance events.

Canon G3X ISO2000 1/25 at f/4.5