Place: Ischia Ponte, Italy.
Date: Saturday August 31, 2007.
Camera: Panasonic DMC-TZ3.
Mid-way through our trip to Italy we noticed that the fishing village of Ischia Ponte, where we were staying, had suddenly become adorned with special decorative lights. They were put up in the space of an afternoon, left unlit for a day or so, and then switched on to reveal a dizzying display of shapes and colour that glowed stronger and stronger as the purple twilight became replaced by an inky blackness.
I particularly liked the overhead arches that spanned the stone bridge that links the island to the fortress of Castello Aragonese. They created a beautiful archway that seemed to stretch into affinity.
But trying to take a decent photograph to capture this illusion proved incredibly difficult without a tripod to keep the camera steady in lowlight conditions, but this one (above) seemed to have turned out remarkably sharp given the constraints. I can almost feel the balmy summer heat of the evening emanating from the frame...