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Weaving in Venice

Weaving in Venice

Marty’s photo of the day #4066: When Deb and I were in Venice, Italy in late 2018, I got to play reporter’s photographer at the Luigi Becilacqua workshop. There my wife interviewed a representative for an article she was writing for Handwoven Magazine. The velvet weaving workshop dates back to 1875, and their work is […]

Foggy Lake Garda

Foggy Lake Garda

Marty’s photo of the day #3882: I rarely digitally manipulate my photos beyond simple cropping and brightness. This photo of a sailboat crossing a foggy Lake Garda in Italy called out to me this morning, asking for special treatment. I listened and messed around with some features I have never used before in my photo […]

The European Church Tour, Pt 4

The European Church Tour, Pt 4

Marty’s photo of the day #3847: Each year around Christmas, I dig into my photos of the great old churches I photographed in Europe. That way Christians can enjoy them for their religious significance, creative people can enjoy them for their artistic beauty, and atheists can enjoy them for the irony by pointing out, “In […]

The European Church Tour, Pt 2

The European Church Tour, Pt 2

Marty’s photo of the day #3845: As has become a tradition, each year around Christmas, I dig into my photos of the great old churches I photographed in Europe. That way Christians can enjoy them for their religious significance, creative people can enjoy them for their artistic beauty, and atheists can enjoy them for the […]

Venice side canal

Venice side canal

Marty’s photo of the day #3627: This is one of the side canals in Venice, Italy. I don’t know about you, but it just seems to me that—at any moment—James Bond should come racing down the canal in a speedboat, with some villain in hot pursuit.

Halestorm and Evanescence!

Halestorm and Evanescence!

Marty’s photo of the day #3603: In the marriage advice chapter of my latest book, Hits, Heathens, and Hippos: Stories from an Agent, Activist, and Adventurer, I talk about how Deb and I have kept our 36-year marriage fresh by doing spontaneous things. Examples include suddenly deciding to travel to all seven-continents, moving to Montana […]

Statues in Florence, Italy

Statues in Florence, Italy

Marty’s photo of the day #3556: Florence, Italy has statues everywhere, and like this one, I found them more dramatic to photograph at night. Remember in 2002, when U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft had a drape installed to cover the nude breast of the Lady Justice statue? John Ashcroft (and fakers like him) should most […]