2011-04-23

Trainscape #6. Spring

This April has been quite busy. This year we had, here in north Italy, an unusually high temperature raise in the beginning of the month causing an intense but short blooming period. I'm not exactly the flower photographer type but this year I had a book project fitting in the blooming season of the wild cherry tree (Prunus avium). This took almost all of my photographic time. These vagaries of climate change have the interesting, but a bit distressing, side effect to emphasize the uniqueness of a landscape in each moment.

Questo aprile è stato molto indaffarato. Qui nel nord Italia un innalzamento inusuale della temperatura ha causato un intenso ma breve periodo di fioritura. Non sono esattamente un tipico fotografo di fiori ma quest'anno avevo un progetto di libro appoggiato sulla stagione di fioritura del ciliegio selvatico (Prunus avium) che si è preso quasi tutto il mio tempo fotografico. Questi capricci da cambio climatico hanno l'interessante, ma un po preoccupante, effetto collaterale di enfatizzare l'unicità di un paesaggio in ogni momento.

4 comments:

Mike C. said...

I like no. 2 a lot. Something about the "sudden onrush and passing of spring" is nicely conveyed.

Is that Lake Como in the first, btw?

Mike

Unknown said...

Yes it's it. But this is for a next post ... found a free translation of Manzoni's.

Thanks Mike.

Mike C. said...

I have very good memories of Lake Como (Cadenabbia) from a family holiday in the late 60s. My parents hated it, I loved it -- the decayed villas, overgrown gardens, steep walks, icy water, astounding thunderstorms... Very atmospheric part of the world -- has anyone made it "theirs", photographically?

Mike

Unknown said...

Mike I'm not aware if somebody did it. Probably yes, as much as everything. But you're right, if you were to see it now you could add new buildings in the usual box format, new villas with acrylic colors and forests of signs. Yes that may be a nice play ground. In the next life perhaps...