Italy from an iPhone – A Preview

A few weeks ago, I embarked on an awesome trip to Italy, one with stops in several cities, including Venice, Florence, Rome, and Pisa.  It was 10 days but still felt short, as 2-3 days in each city is just not enough.  But it was a great preview and now I know which places I would love to return to.

I tried to travel (fairly) light in terms of my camera gear, which included my DSLR with only 3 lenses (I ended up using only 1 of them the whole time), my G11, and of course, the iPhone.  Actually, I used 2 iPhones, if you want to get technical.  I have the 3Gs so I used that half the time, along with my father-in-law’s iPhone 4.  The picture quality is much better in the 4 than in the 3Gs, and I’m eagerly awaiting the latest version so I can finally upgrade my phone as well.  I took over 1k pictures between the 2 phones so that’s gonna be a fun time sorting through them.  However, here are a couple of shots that I’m digging at the moment.

Welcome to Venezia! I was awestruck at first view.

Of course, we had a stop in Pisa

Neptune’s chillin’ in Florence

View from our hotel balcony in Florence

Not creepy at all!

Amalfi umbrella

Vesuvius in the Clouds

Please see my Flickr for more Italy photos.  And I hope to post a few mini series posts here soon as well.  *fingers crossed*

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Reed JohnsonSeptember 15, 2011 - 12:05 pm

These are fantastic! What apps did you use on the canal photos?

SathyaSeptember 16, 2011 - 7:22 pm

Love the processing on Venezia shot , awesome !

PreetiSeptember 22, 2011 - 9:16 am

Thanks so much, Reed! I used the Magic Hour app for editing on most of the photos you see here, but definitely on the Venice ones. It’s a fun app that lets you make your own effects and you can download others’ effects as well so it’s practically unlimited in what you can do.

PreetiSeptember 22, 2011 - 9:16 am

Thanks, Sathya!

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