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Welcome back! With some down time this weekend, I was able to catch up on editing and maintenance. I added a bunch of new prints to the online print store and dove back in to some of my archives to give some old photos a new feel.
A few months back, we traveled to the mountain side town of Padula, just south of Salerno, and the town my father’s side of the family has its roots. Before we visited the actual town, we stopped to see the Monastery at the base of the mountain, the Certosa di San Lorenzo. Designated a World Heritage Site, the Certosa is a grand Monastery with rooms, coutyards, and pathways that seem to go on forever. This Carthusian Monastery is the second largest in Italy, Parma’s being the largest. It was founded in 1306 and has the largest cloister in the world which covers three acres!
I decided to process all of these in black and white because I felt the monochrome treatment would better focus your attention on the beautiful architecture, dynamic lighting and sharp details. I posted some of these a while back but like the results below much better.
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