Taormina Colours and Curiosities

During our recent trip to Italy, we participated in a number of walking tours in various cities. This article, Taormina Colours and Curiosities, shares a selection of 14 photographs grouped because of their bright colours and eclectic nature.

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Nikon 1 J5 + 1 Nikkor 10-100 mm f/4-5.6 @ 46 mm, efov 124.2 mm, f/5.6, 1/100, ISO-400

As you stroll through the old city centre of Taormina Sicily, one of the things that you’ll notice are a good number of ceramic heads. You may find the legend behind these ceramic heads of interest. They make interesting and unique subject matter.

Nikon 1 J5 + 1 Nikkor 10-100 mm f/4-5.6 @ 19 mm, efov 51.3 mm, f/8, 1/125, ISO-400

You will also find a wide range of brightly coloured pottery.

Nikon 1 J5 + 1 Nikkor 10-100 mm f/4-5.6 @ 29 mm, efov 78.3 mm, f/8, 1/50, ISO-160

Some arresting floor and wall details…

Nikon 1 J5 + 1 Nikkor 10-100 mm f/4-5.6 @ 23 mm, efov 62.1 mm, f/8, 1/200, ISO-400

As well as some dramatic artwork.

Nikon 1 J5 + 1 Nikkor 10-100 mm f/4-5.6 @ 79 mm, efov 213.3 mm, f/8, 1/125, ISO-400

Many of the shops will draw your attention because of their colourful product displays…

Nikon 1 J5 + 1 Nikkor 10-100 mm f/4-5.6 @ 72 mm, efov 194.4 mm, f/8, 1/60, ISO-400
Nikon 1 J5 + 1 Nikkor 10-100 mm f/4-5.6 @ 100 mm, efov 270 mm, f/8, 1/400, ISO-160
Nikon 1 J5 + 1 Nikkor 10-100 mm f/4-5.6 @ 71 mm, efov 191.7 mm, f/8, 1/50, ISO-160

Many of the shops are promoted with unique, eye-popping signage.

Nikon 1 J5 + 1 Nikkor 10-100 mm f/4-5.6 @ 26 mm, efov 70.2 mm, f/8, 1/160, ISO-400
Nikon 1 J5 + 1 Nikkor 10-100 mm f/4-5.6 @ 54 mm, efov 145.8 mm, f/5.6, 1/400, ISO-400
Nikon 1 J5 + 1 Nikkor 10-100 mm f/4-5.6 @ 20 mm, efov 54 mm, f/8, 1/125, ISO-400

When it comes to experiencing Taormina Colours and Curiosities, even the local tourist information office adds something to the mix.

Nikon 1 J5 + 1 Nikkor 10-100 mm f/4-5.6 @ 22 mm, efov 59.4 mm, f/5.6, 1/200, ISO-400

Some of the Taormina Colours and Curiosities aren’t restricted to static objects. I couldn’t help but notice a particularly spectacular shirt worn by one of the shopkeepers.

Nikon 1 J5 + 1 Nikkor 10-100 mm f/4-5.6 @ 50 mm, efov 135 mm, f/8, 1/50, ISO-400

She agreed to let me capture an image of it… which ended up being one of my favourite photographs. And, a great example of Taormina Colours and Curiosities.

Often when doing street photography many folks concentrate on people, crowded markets and street scenes. These photographs can be interesting, but it can result in missing some colourful and memorable image opportunities.

If a trip to Italy is on your bucket list, including some time in Taormina Sicily may be something to consider.

Technical Note:
All photographs in this article were captured hand-held using camera gear as per the EXIT data. Images were produces from RAW files using my standard process. Most are displayed as 100% captures without any cropping.

Nikon 1 J5 + 1 Nikkor 10-100 mm f/4-5.6 @ 72 mm, efov 194.4 mm, f/5.6, 1/320, ISO-400

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