This will be my last installment of Venice compositions for a while. I need to move on to other areas my family visited last Fall. With all its amazing architecture, beautiful works of art, excellent cuisine, culture and charm, Venice is hard to leave behind.
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This post series features architecture, street photography, and urban landscapes from Venice, Italy. My October family visit was about 3 days, and excluding the islands of Murano and Burano, I came away with about 1,000 photos from Venice. As such, curation and processing has been slow and arduous. So I’m encouraged to finally begin sharing my favorite compositions.
Venice is such a special place, especially for photographers. The opportunities for visual exploration are virtually limitless. Of course, while your traveling with family, you must also be present to them as well.
While the Venetian canals and channels are quite spectacular, there is also so much to experience in the beautiful historical back alley architecture, obscure weathered façades, local commerce, and everyday street life.
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Burano is a small island in the Venetian lagoon, about a 45 minute boat ride from Venice. It’s well known for its colorful houses, lace creations, and promises to offer many photographic opportunities. I was not disappointed, more like a kid in a candy store!
The island is also less crowded than Venice and has a more authentic feel, it provides a simpler view of Venetian life. There was more time to browse, relax and take in all the charming features of the island.
I’ve neglected my photoblog over the last several months, spending a lot of time shooting ground and aerial hyperlapse sequences. But, curation of photos from my recent family vacation to Italy, Marseille, and Barcelona should keep me busy and posting regularly for quite a while.
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In rural Caswell County, North Carolina, I found this amazing old abandoned house. Though the roof had been blown off, most of the sagging exterior and interior structure remains intact. As I approached the old home through a field of knee high grass, I noticing a turkey vulture atop one of the dual chimneys. Nice!
You know it, an adrenaline pumping vibe when you’re lucky enough to be in the right place at the right time. I shot several views as I slowly approached, when suddenly a second turkey vulture stopped in for a visit. They were soon bored with me, perhaps didn’t like being photographed, and flew off.
I continued my photo study, mining as much gold as I could. The sagging framing and siding where visually quite impressive. At the end of my urbex adventure, I came away with a nice set of compositions and only a few chigger (bug) bites.
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Being up in the sky cleaning the clouds, so high off the ground, is quite a daunting, but important occupation.
I appreciate how these workers provide a better cloud viewing experience for both the building occupants looking out, as well as city dwellers walking by appreciating the expansive white cloud textures and architectural features.
There is an upside here, imagine how difficult it would be flying through the clouds while trying to clean them. Instead, the clouds have been captured on a single plane, on the glass, in only two dimensions.
Inside the building or out, everyone perceives the clouds in 3 dimensions. Theoretical physicists would say, the math shows there are still many more dimensions out there somewhere.
Recently I completed a digital art study from images captured last summer at my local pond center, Pond Country in Greensboro, North Carolina. I explored several filter plugins, ending up in most cases, tweaking and compositing multiple filter selections.
The resulting images definitely have a pop art vibe. While the original source photographs are interesting, I feel the filter workflow abstraction creates an much more interesting composition.
The composition below features an oil painting emulation on canvas. I tried to use the filter plugin features to vary the brush size and stroke length the way a real painter would. For example, the open space between the fish has larger brush sizes and long strokes, while the fish closest to surface have smaller brushes applied with shorter brush strokes.
To appreciate the filter details, click on an image to view a high resolution version. Hope everyone is having a fulfilling Holy Week.
Thinking of nearby locations which may feature interesting aerial view patterns and shapes, I recalled an Auto Salvage post from several years ago. Last weekend, I visited a couple of nearby junkyards to capture these interesting compositions. I applied a variety of my favorite styling workflows.
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