Venice highlights in black and white – Travel Photo Discovery
Venice in black and white, the sublime and excessive draping the city is stripped down into a simple and basic palate. When you present Venice in this light, what you see at its core is pure creativity, stunning visuals and classic architecture. The many facets of new and old, Renaissance, Baroque and modern all wrapped up in monochromatic splendor – it’s a visual delight stripping all the colors to its true essence – so refined and elegant in this presentation.
Seeing gondolas bobbing up and down in the waves along the canals, you feel that things haven’t changed that much with this mode of transportation. But of course they have changed, it’s just a nice and slow way of traveling, a wonderful mode of transport discovering the city and seeing it unfold its many layers before you slowly. The gondoliers expertly stroke and manuever their craft in the busy channel….sweet and gentle, you might even get an opera sung by the gondolier to lull you into blissful or a romantic inclination.
Traveling by these elegant vaporetti below to exciting destinations like Murano or Burano to see the glass blowing or colorful architecture is truly the height of transport and enjoying ” La Dolce Vita” (the good life). Yes why not travel by vaporetti – if only for an afternoon jaunt. Then you have a leisurely lunch, and afterwards take a pleasant cruise back to the Grand Canal where you disembark at Saint Marks Square for an aperitif at any of the outdoor cafes lining the square. The hard choice is finding the perfect spot where there are suddenly many cafes open for business and coaxing tourists in with broadway musicals, opera, jazz combos or classical arrangements – you get to choose your favorite for tonight.
Finding a perfect spot for taking some portraits very easy in Venice. Just find a spot you like with some beautiful scenery, place your model in the frame and shoot. Voila, a wonderful composition and capture! It’s almost impossible to take a terrible shot here especially with a stunning model like the one below, don’t you agree?
There are so many shops and elegant galleries showcasing the artisans of Venice – it truly is a place filled with amazing artistry and creative inspiration. Even the leather mask displays below are so intricate and meticulously created, it’s easy to take home some wonderful gifts if your pocketbook allows you – so take some of these beautiful souvenirs with you. Remember it’s hand-made in Italy from truly talented artists, worth every penny and you’ll always remember your trip to Venice.
Fun or candid moments on the square or at an impromptu location make for fun captures….how about jumping or something ballet-like (At least that’s how I felt like when I asked my friends to take a crazy shot of me at Saint Marks Square).
What do you think, do these black and white images convey a different time and appeal to Venice in your viewpoint? When you do visit Venice and you see all the abundance of art, architecture and attractions it is easy to get absorbed with all the details and color, almost overwhelming. But stripped of all its vast color scale, the city is so different, timeless and appealing in this presentation, don’t you agree?
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