7.11.2007

Lines and Curves

Rusty Window
July 2007

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Hey All. Short post tonight. Exhaustion has set in tonight.

These are three of my favorite pics off my FIRST memory card. The thing that struck me about Venice it the buildings look so dilapidated from the outside (like the window above) but yet the occupants will paint some really vibrant colors (like the image just below) on some part of the facade. Quite eclectic really, which I love. This city screams character and everywhere you turn you are transported back to another time. The last image below is when we were making our way through the maze of alleys you walk through ALL OVER Venice. I have said it many times how I am never disappointed when I look up and I love how this came out. The pretty blue sky, white clouds, the buildings side by side and the warm sun coming through. It was quite the holiday from the 50 degree, cold and rainy weather in London.


Yellow Paint & Green Iron
July 2007

In Between the Lines
July 2007

21 comments:

Taylor DiVincenzo said...

oh Venice seems like such a wonderour place! Especially with the old architecture you mentioned! Yes, lines really can make a picture! However, when you live in an almost rural town, it's hard to find other lines to shoot unless you drive ten minutes in any direction. Otherwise, I agree with your statement. Great minds do think alike!

bluemountainmama said...

i especially like the first one, anna. lovely details....

get some rest.... :)

John Roberts said...

This is definitely a city for color photography! I like the way you've used details to show us the city instead of the usual cliche' shots of canals and gondolas. I guess Venice has officially been "Annatized"!

photowannabe said...

Love your eye candy Anna. Truly beautiful.
Love John's calling the city Annatized. Made me giggle.

Chad Oneil said...

"In Between the Lines" is my favorite. Very unique, Anna. Love how strait the lines are.

Julie Blair said...

Anna, you are sooo lucky to go to Italy! Such great images! Hey, you have been inspiring me for awhile so I went out tonight and walked around my neighborhood and took some images of the great architecture!! It is not London or Italy but I hope you will check it out!
Love your work!
~Julie

Melody said...

I haven't been commenting but I have been visitng and rading about your Venice adventures. My sister (who also lives in London town) says Venice is her favourite spot to visit - she's been there a few times if I am not mistakened. By viewing your images, I can certainly see why. How gorgeous and I am loving your perspective of the city.

Moi said...

Being always partial to sunny colors (guess, it comes from being born in tropics), I loved the second pic immensely..and rust always makes me swoon so i am still debating between the first and the second :)
The third is almost an inspirational shot, Anna. A kinda shot, you'll associate an inspirational comment with ;)

I am glad you took the vacation: u made not only beautiful memories but lovely pics to share with us too :)

The Harbour of Ourselves said...

if that window could speak.....

JoAnn-NL said...

Yes ! This pictures, thats typical Venice, not the rusty window but the pink/yellow painted colours, and the narrow streets. I like the sun above, shining through the small street. I like it also that you captured 'a small' part out of what you see. That makes the photo more interesting to look at. You made very well pictures, I agree!

Look at my blog, I am telling some facts about me because I was tagged & nominated. I'm leaving next week for holiday also.

Enjoy your stay there, JoAnn

Abraham Lincoln said...

Very nice photography.

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Mike said...

Wonderful pictures. The color is amazing. You were blessed with the clear blue skys.

Paula said...

The old, rusty iron has a certain charm. And a lot of history. Great photos!
Paula

kenju said...

EVERYTHING is beautiful in Italy - even the rust!

Ted Byrne said...

Your color palettes are mesmorizing. The green fan against the corn-yellow wall - each a somewhat deep antique hue - is particularly satisfying. These images feel almost therapy-like. You have a literally entrancing talent that goes way beyond mellow-inducing... rather it makes me come away feeling a hair like Mr. Rogers on horse tranqs. You have the power of some of the great New Age composers... to relax your audience.

Thanks for sharing
Ted

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Elaine said...

Great shots. The top one is my favorite--it has texture as well as lines!

CG said...

Keep these great pics coming!!

amanda in taiwan said...

i've been lurking for a long while now.

your images are gorgeous. I often use various ones as my desktop on my computer.

have you considered storing/sorting them in flickr? i would love that. I could favorite the ones I like best and view them over and over again so easily.

JAM said...

Definitely looks to be a photographer's dream shoot in Venice. I especially like the yellow with the green ornamental iron.

Ms. Math said...

The second photo is my favorite - the colors are wonderful!

Carmi said...

Yellow paint & green iron reminds me of how I feel when I'm at the airport, sitting by the gate and staring out at the planes. The engine nacelles always attract my attention, for some reason. They hold the key to hauling hundreds of thousands of pounds of airplane into the sky, and their simple, rounded shape defies the amazingly complex engineering that made them possible.

This image evokes that thought...I know it's odd of me to say, but it's such a powerful image to begin with.

Thanks for dropping by earlier. It's always a thrill to hear from you.