Sometimes You Just Miss

On December 9, 2013, in Italy, by admin
Alessandro Dari - Artisan

Alessandro Dari – Artisan (click to enlarge)

Sometimes  you just miss the shot.  My wife bought a ring in Florence, Italy, at the shop of  Alessandro Dari.  She picked out a Venetian Wedding Ring which was slightly large.  Allesandro offered to size the ring as we waited.  I asked Alessandro if I could take a few pictures which he said was okay.

I was shooting through an opening between the showroom and his work area, hand holding the camera in the dim lighting, trying not to put too much weight on the glass display case under my elbows.  The slow shutter speed introduced blurring, and his work light resulted in that blown out area.  The work light also put a lot of glare on the ring he is holding on his finger.  That ring was meant to be the focus of the image, with his tools softly blurred in the background.  No way to rescue this image in post-processing.

However, my wife loves the ring and this is one of her favorite snapshots of the entire vacation.

You must visit Alessandro’s website, absolutely fantastic work.  If you get to Florence, go visit.  You can get a beautiful piece of jewelry for a reasonable price.  Much better than any shop on the Ponte Vecchio.  Finding his shop was a happy accident as we wandered upon it while walking to another destination.

Location: Via San Niccolo, 115R 50125,  Firenze, Italy

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