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//SuoniPreziosi: the broken lamp

Sometimes we set off with a definite idea, or even a list, of what we’re looking to capture.  Other times we go out without any preconceived expectations, and are happy to accept whatever the day throws at us (which is often better than any man-made plans!).  And then sometimes the material appears in a downright random way,…

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Il Picchio Nero

Ha, I had forgotten about this, must be from 2 summers ago already.  One afternoon during a walk in the Pollino National Park, I came across the unusual sounds of the Picchio Nero (Dryocopus Martius, black woodpecker). A VIP member of local wildlife (such as the otter and the wolf) famed to live in the area, but…

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Into the Wild

For the last few days there has been a constant, low-frequency moan leaking through the closed blinds. A gale, or the ghost of one- a friendly wind ghost, one I know well, one I meet again and again every year.  I am back in Italy for a month or so, in the tiny little hilltop…