One of the things that struck me about Italy was the number of shuttered windows, and the fact that most of the windows remained shuttered. Sure, it was 35 degrees (centigrade) but it wasn’t that hot. It was almost if the Italian population preferred dark rooms. Air conditioning installers must be making a fortune (or should be!).

This particular shot seemed to sum up the apparent disdain for windows. I mean, you can’t get more shuttered than this!

Rotate, Crop, Curves, Levels, Noise reduction on sky.


  • Aperture: ƒ/1.8
  • Camera: NIKON D70
  • Taken: 28 August, 2008
  • Exposure bias: -3/6EV
  • Focal length: 50mm
  • Shutter speed: 1/8000s

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