I was photographing the Cathedral of Reggio Calabria lit up at night. A lady stopped in front of me making a series of mobile photos. How irritating! However, I continued to photograph with the lady in the foreground. Well, in the end it was the best photo of that evening. Many thanks to the unknown lady.
In March 2007 Kurdish refugees reached Italy on the Turkish fishing vessel Kaptàn Balikcilik 1. A sea storm made them strand on the beach of Capo Bruzzano, Calabria. I believe they were all rescued by the Coast Guard. At least I hope so.
I took the picture the day after the shipwreck. It’s been 10 years since then. I re-edited the photo and a sepia look seemed perfect.
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by things you didn’t do than by things that you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
This quote is attributed to Mark Twain. And Mark is also the name of the tillerman in the picture above. He is a good friend of mine and I’m sure that he really appreciates the strong exhortation of this quote.