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When clouds, fog, rain, snow come by. When the Sun rises and sets. At night... Then, even the most common landscape can become extraordinary!

See my Wikimedia Gallery here: Giorgio Galeotti

Titles and descriptions

All FileNames follow the same scheme: Title - Location - Date Shot

Location is where the photo was taken from, i.e. not the portrayed location!

For example: a telephoto shot of Toronto taken from Niagara on the Lake (on a very clear day) will say "Toronto Skyline" as the title and "Niagara on the Lake" as the location.

Descriptions are usually the same as the Filenames without the date.

Canals, rivers and other bodies of water

I take and publish a lot of pictures of canals, rivers and other water works I run into while traveling around but it's not always easy giving them the proper names.

Websites like only have names for the largest ones so I have to look around the Internet for maps and PDF files, usually from the local authorities that manage the resources.

Actually, sometimes, different documents give the same feature different names!

If I don't find anything, I just call it "Canal" or "River" or whatever.

If I'm not sure, i'll just put a (?) after the name.

Therefore: please, feel free to correct the descriptions of my water photos if you have better informations than me.

N.B. Most location names are derived from a combination of not always accurate GPS fixes and Google Maps, Earth, Street View, etc. ...

Hence locations may not always be perfect, especially near regional borders.

I mean: Italy has more than 8000 "Comuni" and a little error in the GPS fix will make you end up in the wrong Comune, especially in the mountains!

Furthermore, a lot of small Comuni are joining into larger ones with sometimes different names...

Therefore, location names are what I find on Google Earth, Maps, Street View, etc. on the day I edit/publish the photo.

If the photo was taken a year ago and the name of the place changed in the meanwhile, the location will be the name of the place at the time of publishing.

GPS fixes in EXIF data, if any, are what was recorded at the time of shooting and, at most, I correct them a little with GeoSetter.

Time and Date

The time on all my cameras (except the phone cameras) is set to GMT.

Color space

All my monitors are calibrated and all photos are saved in a sRGB color space.

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