Let me just say, I have absolutely NO clue what f/stops, metering and exposure and all that "shop talk" pros use! I got the camera just in time for my 1 week trip to see my husband in Italy. I took 757 photos, not including the ones I deleted because they just came out crappy!
Out of all those shots there were a handful of really awesome shots, great lighting, composition, etc. My "eye" really developed as the week progressed, and of course it's easy to shoot inanimate objects. I guess that's the learning curve for us noobies - shoot things that don't move! So here are a few of my favorites.
Leaning Tower of Pisa
The chuch and other buildings at Pisa
A cross on the fence in front of a church in La Spezia
The Cross on the top of the church in La Spezia
A Water Fountain & Sculpture in one of the Piazas in La Spezia
I have a thing for doors, light posts, etc. evidentally I kept shooting them, this is one, that came out exceptionally well, imho
I fell in love with this sculpture in Piazza Europa in La Spezia
This is the same sculptor. I love the angel stepping on the man's head.
These are their water fountains. They're so unique...
A little light house at the end of the pier. I liked how the lamps are lining the way
A water fountain in a memorial park.
This building had some gorgeous reliefs and sculptors all over it. I loved these empty soldier suits with the evening sun hitting them!
View of flowers with surf crashing on the rocks in the background at Larici Castle in Larici, Italia
Insert theme song from "Titanic" here! Also from Larici Castle
Hubby took this one. Not sure why Larici Castle had a statue of a dinosaur, but I decided to kiss him! He was kinda cute! ;p
The castle ruins in La Spezia
I liked the way they had the tables set at this cafe
Same table, just zoomed in.
Last, but certainly not least, my wonderful husband, without whom Italy would not have been as wonderful as it was!