Blog/Friday October 4th, 2019

Sicilia, uno sguardo dal cielo

I recently finished a tour in Sicily starting from Catania and driving all along the south coast trough Trapani to end up in Palermo. I already had a large photo archive about those destinations, but the bottom line of this trip was to get aerial photos. I brought with me my drone which I hoped to use most of the time to take advantage of the different points of view about very well known locations. My biggest concern was the safety issue about people around me but I managed to fly the drone quite a long while taking advantage of sunrise and sunset, the photographic hours by definition. For such kind of photography, drone photos, sunrise is by far the best moment since a few or no people are around me and my drone, a big relief for me. And light in the morning is great. On the other hand, sunset, which has a great quality of light as well, is definitely a more difficult time of the day to fly. Lot of people around, enjoying the golden hour as I do. Problems are safety, first, but also to get a “clean” shot with no people and activity to record from above. Unfortunately many places are sunset oriented, so the only time to photograph was the end of the day. I also shot pix from a low angle of view, as the majority of times we all do. I posted a sample, in a casual order, in this article. I hope you’ll like them

 

Italy, Sicily – Castellamare del Golfo, Trapani province

 

Italy, Sicily, Ragusa province – Donnafugata castle

 

Italy, Sicily – Erice, province of Trapani.

 

Italy, Sicily – Erice, province of Trapani. Duomo dell’Assunta

 

Italy, Sicily – Erice, province of Trapani.

 

Italy, Sicily – View over Monte Cofano as seen from Erice, province of Trapani

 

Italy, Sicily – Fornace Penna. Contrada Pisciotto di Ciarciolo, Sampieri, Scicli, Strada Provinciale Sampieri Pozzallo

 

Italy, Sicily – province of Trapani. Ettore Infersa salt pans at Mozia

 

Italy, Sicily – province of Trapani. Ettore Infersa salt pans at Mozia

 

Italy, Sicily – province of Trapani. Ettore Infersa salt pans at Mozia

 

Italy, Sicily – province of Trapani. Ettore Infersa salt pans at Mozia. In the distance the islands of Favignana, left and Levanzo, right part of the Egadi archipelago

 

Italy, Sicily – province of Trapani. Ettore Infersa salt pans at Mozia

 

Italy, Sicily – province of Trapani. Ettore Infersa salt pans at Mozia

 

Italy, Sicily – province of Trapani. Early morning landscape near Mozia

 

Italy, Sicily, Noto – the Cathedral

 

Italy, Sicily, Noto – bird’s eye view

 

Italy, Sicily, Siracusa – Ortigia right after sunrise

 

Italy, Sicily, Siracusa – Ortigia right after sunrise. In the distance the Mount Etna

 

Italy, Sicily – Paceco, province of Trapani. The salt pans

 

Italy, Sicily – Paceco, province of Trapani. The salt pans

 

Italy, Sicily – Paceco, province of Trapani. The salt pans

 

Italy, Sicily – Paceco, province of Trapani. The salt pans

 

Italy, Sicily – Paceco, province of Trapani. The salt pans

 

Italy, Sicily – Paceco, province of Trapani. The salt pans

 

Italy, Sicily – Palermo, view over the city centre as seen from Il Castellaccio. The central thoroughfare is Corso Calatafimi that changes its name several times

 

Italy, Sicily – Palermo, Mondello bay and beach

 

Italy, Sicily – Palermo, Cattedrale di Monreale as seen from above

 

Italy, Sicily – Palermo, Cattedrale di Monreale and, in the background, the city of Palermo

 

Italy, Sicily – Punta Secca, Ragusa province. Home of the Commissario Montalbano. The statue in stainless steel of Commissario Montalbano is right across the street of the Commissario’ s home. It has been made by artist from Santa Croce Camerina, Nino Barone

 

Italy, Sicily – Punta Secca, Ragusa province. Home of the Commissario Montalbano

 

Italy, Sicily – Ragusa Ibla as seen from the drone. The church standing is the Duomo di San Giorgio

 

Italy, Sicily – San Vito Lo Capo, Trapani province

 

Italy, Sicily – San Vito Lo Capo, Trapani province. In the distance, Monte Cofano a natural park

 

Italy, Sicily – Realmonte, near Agrigento. Scala dei Turchi as seen from the drone

 

Italy, Sicily – Realmonte, near Agrigento. Scala dei Turchi as seen from the drone

 

Italy, Sicily – Scopello, province of Trapani. Tonnara di Scopello

 

Italy, Sicily – Scopello, province of Trapani. Tonnara di Scopello

 

Italy, Sicily – Agrigento province, Eraclea Minoa beach

 

Italy, Sicily – Agrigento province, Eraclea Minoa beach

 

Italy, Sicily – Trapani, lungomare Torre di Ligny

 

Italy, Sicily – Agrigento, Valle dei Templi

 

Italy, Sicily – Agrigento, Valle dei Templi

 

Italy, Sicily – Agrigento, Valle dei Templi

 

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