Scooters in Italy

Scooters in Italy seem as plentiful as pigeons when travelling in cities. This article shares a selection of scooter images captured while on a bus tour of Italy in 2019.

NOTE: Click on images to enlarge.

Nikon 1 J5 + 1 Nikkor 10-100 mm f/4-5.6 @ 12.8 mm, efov 34.6 mm, f/5.6, 1/200, ISO-160

As is the case in many warmer climates, scooters in Italy represent a cost affordable way to get around in metropolitan areas.

Nikon 1 J5 + 1 Nikkor 10-100 mm f/4-5.6 @ 64 mm, efov 172.8 mm, f/8, 1/100, ISO-400

On many city streets it feels like one is observing a perpetual scooter rally.

Nikon 1 J5 + 1 Nikkor 10-100 mm f/4-5.6 @ 76.4 mm, efov 206.3 mm, f/16, 1/125, ISO-400

Scooters in Italy are everywhere, and in a variety of shapes, sizes and colours. Their owners run the gamut of humankind.

Nikon 1 J5 + 1 Nikkor 10-100 mm f/4-5.6 @ 27.2 mm, efov 73.4 mm, f/5.6, 1/30, ISO-160

I’ve always loved photographing all things mechanical and enjoy incorporating these kinds of subjects in compositions.

Nikon 1 J5 + 1 Nikkor 10-100 mm f/4-5.6 @ 33.6 mm, efov 90.7 mm, f/8, 1/60, ISO-400

Groups of scooters in odd numbers, or single machines, usually make the best compositions.

Nikon 1 J5 + 1 Nikkor 10-100 mm f/4-5.6 @ 12.1 mm, efov 32.7 mm, f/7.1, 1/640, ISO-800

Finding working scooters in operation can be a bonus.

Nikon 1 J5 + 1 Nikkor 10-100 mm f/4-5.6 @ 42.4 mm, efov 114.5 mm, f/8, 1/200, ISO-800

I always stay alert during street walking tours as chance encounters can be captured quickly as one is strolling by.

Nikon 1 J5 + 1 Nikkor 10-100 mm f/4-5.6 @ 25.7 mm, efov 69.4 mm, f/8, 1/200, ISO-400

Shiny, new machines as well as older, weathered ones catch my eye.

Nikon 1 J5 + 1 Nikkor 10-100 mm f/4-5.6 @ 37 mm, efov 100 mm, f/8, 1/160, ISO-400

Some owners take obvious pride in their scooters, equipping them with convertible tops and side panels. As is often the case, I’m drawn to photographing details that intrigue me as you can see from the following images.

Nikon 1 J5 + 1 Nikkor 10-100 mm f/4-5.6 @ 18.1 mm, efov 48.9 mm, f/16, 1/50, ISO-400
Nikon 1 J5 + 1 Nikkor 10-100 mm f/4-5.6 @ 58.3, efov 157.4 mm, f/8, 1/25, ISO-160
Nikon 1 J5 + 1 Nikkor 10-100 mm f/4-5.6 @ 100 mm, efov 270 mm, f/8, 1/50, ISO-160
Nikon 1 J5 + 1 Nikkor 10-100 mm f/4-5.6 @ 33.6 mm, efov 90.7 mm, f/8, 1/50, ISO-160

While not in abundance, I did come across the occasional motorcycle and couldn’t resist capturing a couple of quick photographs.

Nikon 1 J5 + 1 Nikkor 10-100 mm f/4-5.6 @ 20.3 mm, efov 54.8 mm, f/6.3, 1/30, ISO-400

Who wouldn’t find chrome beautiful!

Nikon 1 J5 + 1 Nikkor 10-100 mm f/4-5.6 @ 60.4 mm, efov 163.1 mm, f/5.6, 1/100, ISO-160

When on vacation, or on a photographic field trip, I find keeping my mind open to a wide range of subject matter can often lead to an interesting grouping of images captured in different locations.

Technical Note

Photographs were captured hand-held using camera gear as noted in the EXIF data. Images were produced from RAW files using my standard process. Crops are noted where appropriate.

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