Quayside Spray & Gondolas, Venice

First picture to be processed on my return from Venice. Lots of these shots – mostly at a much higher tide with waves sweeping in at my feet. I’d imagine more will make it online in due course. This one got the nod for first posting as I liked the lighting and reflection best.

It’s the view out from just along from St Marks towards Isola di San Giorgio Maggiore, on which sits a church of the same name which is often mistaken for the main Campanile tower on St Mark’s square itself.

This image is actually a composite of two – one lefthand, one righthand, manually blended in Photoshop 7.0 along the dividing line/pole noted above. The mix of spray and boat positions, combined with the lack of viewfinder, made it a little hard to ensure the gondolas’ fantastic prows did not overlap with the poles. The “bulge” shown in the note above is unfortunate as it implies lax PS work – in fact it is forcola (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/F%C3%B3rcola) used to hold the oar, so the gap is quite natural!

Hope everyone is fantastically well and enjoying the week.

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