Panetta Photography

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Fort Henry

On a recent shoot to Kingston, Ontario, I took in the Sunset Ceremony at Fort Henry. The following are images taken within the fort.

fort henry

 

winding down

I’ve recently returned from almost four weeks on the road photographing the beautiful (and expansive) province of Ontario.  I’m now winding down and sifting through the images.  The shoot was for Ontario Tourism and along with the stills, they commissioned a video crew to shoot some beautiful b-roll footage as well.  This image personally represents that quintessential summer feeling.  It’s a cold Toronto morning out, so it’s fitting that this is my first post from what has become a large Ontario series.

plant life

It’s been raining outside for the past couple of hours and the natural light filtering in through the windows is too perfect to pass up.  This little succulent is one of three sitting on my coffee table.  A little simplicity in life never hurt anyone…

medicine man

Healers come in all forms and from all walks of life. MD’s, Naturopaths, Homeopaths, Medicine Men, Spiritual Healers, this list can go on and on. I’m a strong believer that the healing depends more on the person being healed, rather than the form in which the healer is using.  During some time spent in Morocco, I came across this man who, humbly enough, called himself a Medicine Man.  He would sell his potions, remedies and charms to locals and foreigners alike.  He would say, “whoever believes, can be healed”.  This man brought a magical energy to Djeema El-Fna square in Marrakech.

 

Recumbent Christ

I’m always fascinated by the eerie beauty that naturally occurs within Cathedrals.  There is something about that faint, natural light streaming in through the stained glass windows that quiets the soul and forces people to talk in a respectful whisper.  I’ve found that the older the Cathedral or Church the more intense this feeling becomes.

This image was taken during a recent visit to the Santa Iglesia Cathedral in Segovia, Spain.  Found within its many rooms, works of art produced by some of history’s great masters are displayed.  Inside the Chapel of The Descent from the Cross you can view this polychrome Recumbent Christ, crafted by Gregorio Fernandez in the 17th Century.

Toronto Nostalgia

This photo was taken during a day trip to Toronto Island last summer.  Finding it in my hard drive gave me a nice reminder of back home.

 

The perfect spot

A woman finds the perfect spot to read her newspaper in the busy central of downtown Madrid and contemplate whatever it may be that is running through her mind.

A World Apart

Toronto, Ontario, Canada  —  Sahara Desert, Merzouga, Morocco

the simple things

Never underestimate the simple and overlooked moments in life.   They are what help reveal the true mysteries and beauty of this world.