puro immagini began a few years ago mainly as an outlet for me to share photos albeit very infrequently. Last year, 2019, ranged from near nervous breakdown, kind of kidding but maybe not really, during my move to feeling some of the highest highs of my life as I traveled with my sister through Scotland and Ireland.
I snapped a million photos, as one does. I'm still culling and editing four months later, as one does. A lot of thought went into where I wanted to share my digital memories. It evolved into redoing the site to be the place where surviving photos would be displayed and to journal about my experience.
We were on the tour for 10 days, so plan is to start with day one during February and so on in 2020, with day eight getting 2 months (it was long and really full) taking it through December. Hopefully by then I'll have a plan for what comes next in 2021!
My project this month has been redesigning the site which has been tweaked endlessly as I love the creative aspects of this process. The template I'm using has the option for a large photo on the left side of each page. It took a lot of thought and back-and-forth, as I wanted to use photos from the trip but with content complimenting the right side of the page. Obviously I couldn't use big glamour shots of myself because no one would be able to stop looking at me. There you go there's my sense of humor!
Searching the photos I discovered shots I didn't know were there. The homepage photo is one of those. I would love to take credit for it but in reality it's a picture my phone took on its own. I use the "cheese shutter" on my Lg V40 Thinq, and often when I've been taking pictures I forget to exit the camera. When it "hears" me talk, it snaps photos! I constantly find surprise pics. While this photo may look like a wall it is actually one of the paths we were walking in Edinburgh Castle. It has been cropped as there were also feet in the upper left-hand corner. I purposely left the broken shoelace as I liked the color and the interest it adds. The photo has been edited but there are no filters on it.
The shot on the Blog and About pages is from a path at the Clonmacnoise Monastery in Ireland. The monastery was founded in 544 A.D. but I don't know that the path dates back that far. It clearly does look old. That photo has been edited and does have a filter on it to tone down the color from the plants.
The third photo on the gallery pages is not actually one I took. It's a close-up of the beach in Nairn, Scotland, taken by Wendy, my sister. Yes, I was taking photos there too however those photos got caught in the vortex of not actually being uploaded to the cloud before I took them off my camera. I love her photo and so many others she took.
A trait the three photos share is all being a path. Granted the beach photo was a path we were making for ourselves; but it still fits with my purpose of puro immagini being a major "path "for me this year. I'm excited to travel it and "see" what unfolds.