Vittorio Spagnolo, son of Domenico Spagnolo and Vittoria Slaviero, was born on the 4th of November 1930 in Rotzo/Albaredo, Italy. He was slightly younger than his twin brother Primo, and had two older sisters – Mattea (24/11/1926) and Maria (20/9/1928). Later two brothers joined the family – Matteo (21/10/1932) and Riccardo (5/12/1934)
In 1949 he boarded the ‘Napoli’ and set sail for Australia. He arrived in Fremantle, Western Australia on his 19th birthday (4/11/1949). He then took the boat to Sydney, New South Wales, and then the train to Coffs Harbour.
He married Silvia Richardson on July 17th 1954, and had 4 sons and 2 daughters. Renato Domenico Spagnolo (17/1/1955), Anthony Vittorio Spagnolo (24/12/1956), Julie Margaret Spagnolo (14/8/1958), Sandra Vitoria Spagnolo (15/11/1959), David John Spagnolo (24/5/1961), and Michael Albino Spagnolo (16/9/1963). He also has 13 loving grandchilden – Nicholas, Mark, Ian (myself), Luke, Tim, Lauren, Courtney, Georgina, Gabrielle, Dannielle, James, Tomas and Cassie.
Vittorio passed away on 23/9/2013 and leaves behind a much-loved family that already miss him dearly. Today we all say goodbye to the man affectionately known to all as Pop.
The Spagnolo/Richardson family would like to thank the entire staff at the Coffs Harbour Health Campus, and especially the intensive care unit for the care and compassion showed to Vittorio and the visiting family and friends.
Miss you Pop. Lots of love.
Trying to see things a little differently as I contemplate which direction to take next, and at times it seems next to impossible to create something that I am happy with… always aiming for everything to be just right.
There is beauty in imperfection as well!
Another stitched panorama from sunrise at Urunga, but this time I went for a widescreen 16:9 ratio.
54 exposures to make this one.
A shot from a few days ago at Sawtell Rockpool on sunset. There were some fires to the west that I thought would make some nice colours on sunset, but I really liked how the red reflection seemed to be contained within the pool.
This was take 2 of my Sawtell headland panorama. I have wanted to redo this shot with a better sky since I tried it out a few months ago, and I finally got some time last week. This one was a 66 image stitch.
The more I do these kinds of shots, the more I am liking them. This is a single exposure of the Milky Way above Never Never Creek, Gleniffer, NSW.
I had a little last-minute detour for this beautiful sunrise captured at Urunga, here on the Mid North Coast.
Still here & still taking photos.
I haven’t had time lately to get on here & post, so here are a few bits & pieces of what I have been shooting lately.
After heavy cloud over to the east killed any chance of me getting some planned moon rise shots during the supermoon for this year, I did manage to find a gap in the clouds when it was setting – so did another photographer. I couldn’t help but shoot from this angle… but unfortunately was limited by the time the moon was this low (and the other photographer took up position on top of the concrete bunker), so couldn’t silhouette them any more like I was hoping.
A touch of light painting… while out continuing the search for the perfect location for star trails.
…and of course I am still watching mother nature do some amazing work.
For some reason, I have always been drawn to Jetty Beach in Coffs Harbour, especially lately when there have been some amazing colours on display during sunrise.
I might have to try heading west into the bush for a little while and seeing what I can come up with, after all we do have some magnificent creeks, rivers and waterfalls around here as well.
… just another day at the office!
A 48 image panorama taken this morning just before sunrise at Coffs Harbour.
I decided to take the ‘old’ 7D for an outing this morning, and found a nice explosion of colour at my favorite spot in Woolgoolga, just north of Coffs.
It’s amazing how much cleaner I find the files from the 5D mk III, but no matter what, it still was another beautiful sunrise to witness.
Happy Hump Day!