2017 - January

Here we are again... a new year with new resolves and new ideas buzzing around the head! Before going full steam into 2017 it's nice to give a glance back over the shoulder to see what came out of 2016. As a photographer are these my "significant twelve images" that Ansel Adams professes as being a good crop in any one year? I really don't know but they did open new doors and allowed me to be wow-ed once again by photography as a creative outlet. Happy New Year... give it all you've got!

2016 - January

When a new year rolls in I usually find myself getting rid of old stuff that isn’t special or that doesn’t work. As I was going through my folders of landscapes, cityscapes, and streets, these twelve photographs had something that made me stop and reflect. Looking forward as always to seeing in a different way, noticing what is rare and capturing it before it disappears.

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2015 - June

Tales Of Waterfalls And The Midnight Sun

There was a quiet stillness in the air and misty rain to wet your face more often than not. It was nice bundling up in a jacket in June... something I'm not used to. Water everywhere... the sea, the rain, the waterfalls and streams.  I'll let the beauty of western Norway speak for itself now.

2015 - January

"Twelve significant photographs in any one year is a good crop." Ansel Adams

It’s that time once again to go back and review last year’s work… see where the most attention was given and where advancements were made. If I needed to use one word to describe 2014 it would be “upheavals”. What better way to illustrate drastic change if not through black and white images? The reality of light and dark can be brusque or subtle but it is always a contrast… a change. Here are twelve b&w photographs from 2014 that for one reason or another still hold my interest. I hope you enjoy looking through them. 

2014 - October

Alvin... unforgettable... a piece of my heart

December 2003 - September 2014

2014 - August

HARMONY Photo Exhibit - Extended viewing for a few more weeks! 

“Harmony" studies a co-existence between man and nature. As man constructs and encroaches, nature seems to know how to reclaim territory. Is there some sort of balance between these two forces or will man one day disregard it so badly that there will be no way of reversing the damages?

2014 - February

Carnevale

The short and sweet of it? Carnevale literally translated from Latin means "farewell meat". The idea is basically to party like crazy during the few days before Lent sets in. This year it ran from February 27 to March 4. 

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2014 - January

"Twelve significant photographs in any one year is a good crop." Ansel Adams

I thought about this wise statement for a while and began looking through my photographs from 2013. Finding twelve images was not as easy as it sounds because I am very critical of my work. Here are the images I settled on though... one from each month with the explanations as to why I chose them. They are not significant to you perhaps but they are for me as a photographer. It was an interesting exercise. I feel like a child with lots of room for growth so here's looking forward to a new year full of dreams and accomplishments! Happy 2014 everybody! © Copyright Amy Spadacini. All Rights Reserved.

2013 - November

Having just returned from spending a couple of weeks in Texas I thought I’d share some of it’s character here with you. Think longhorns, country western music, cowboy boots, margaritas, BBQ, Keep Austin Weird, and good old Texan pride... © 2013 copyright by Amy Spadacini. All rights reserved. 

2013 - July

Alvin (my dog) and I took a walk along a section of the Greenway through a few small coastal villages on Lake Como, Italy. It was hot and humid. People sought relief by swimming in the lake, sitting in the shade chatting to friends, or cooling off indoors with fan going and shutters closed. The streets are quiet in the afternoon but livened up later as the sun sets and evening breeze picks up.