Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Ponte dei Pugni, This Evening (5:30)

Photo credit: Sandro
This evening Sandro took his first photo using a tripod, which you can see above. 

Then to better understand the function of a tripod, and something about the way a shutter works, we experimented on the vaporetto ride home with long exposures, no tripod, and very wiggly hands, which you can see below.

One of Venice's most recognizable landmarks, usually.
I know Sandro liked the tripod, as he likes anything mechanical, but I'm not so sure he didn't like the wiggly approach even better.

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  1. I reckon I like the squiggly one best, too. Will he be free to give me lessons?

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    1. He seems to have a very busy social schedule, Y, but more to the point, even if he's free to give you lessons the lessons probably won't be free. He's already eager & planning for the day when he'll be old enough to start giving English lessons to earn money for the little motor boat he plans on buying for himself. He really is becoming a Venetian, in many ways...

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    2. Perhaps Yvonne and I can hire him to give us Italian lessons (with some Venetian dialect thrown in) while we motor about the North lagoon in his boat. I'll provide the picnic, Yvonne can bring the wine.

      I wonder what his going rate will be? Would he give a "friend of Sig. Nonloso" discount?

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    3. Susie,

      I think he'd be more than happy to drive you & Yvonne around the lagoon in his boat and as he frequently doesn't stop talking--in either Italian or English--once he's comfortable with someone the lessons while driving won't be a problem. But I worry a bit about his rates: his default price in various make-believe games for the smallest items (eg, a pizza) seems to be "cento euro." I don't know whether this will get better or worse as he gets older...Perhaps it depends on how Venetian he becomes?

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    1. Thank you, Susie, I will pass that along!

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  3. Well done Sandro. I imagine that he is proud to see 'photo credit: Sandro'.

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    1. I think he does indeed like it , Andrew, but it seems right now that the experience of making whatever it is he's making matters more to him than the finished product. The first experience is physical, which is what he's all about these days, while the second--the appreciation--is rather abstract.

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