Some shots from our holiday season in Italy and some cool Italian traditions...
Ugly sweater Christmas party
Jess and I wandered around town with the tripod to catch some cool shots at dusk.
Maniago town square. No Photoshop required. Just set the correct white balance, expose for the sky, and use a tripod.
This place is cool. Poffabro is a sleepy little town at the base of dramatic mountains. In December and January the town comes alive with nativity scenes. Nearly every house has some kind of nativity scene on display. On this rainy night, we walked around town with Pat and Jordana. We had the whole place to ourselves.
Photo by Pat
This is my favorite photo from the night in Poffabro. I walked right by this scene because it's way down low (knee height). I think this was the smallest nativity scene we saw all night.
La Befana (Epiphany) is Jan 6th. On the night of January 5th, almost every town in our area lights a HUGE bonfire.
Our Italian friend Alessandro took us to the town of Frisanco (right next to Poffabro, the town with the nativity scenes) for the bonfire. We had a great time despite kids lighting off loud fireworks at our feet for an hour straight.