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The Lonely Gondola

This is another shot from my early morning Venice shoot. There was something about this one gondola set apart from the rest. I felt it was lonely out there all by itself.  I thought the loneliness  might be conveyed better in B&W.

I converted the image to B&W using Photoshop the used Topaz Lens Effects to isolate the gondola and blur the surrounding area.

Canon XTi, Sigma 18 - 200mm, f/7.1, 1/100, 20mm

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35 responses

  1. this is stunning.

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    August 8, 2011 at 12:11 pm

  2. Love the composition Edith. The selective focus and choice of B&W is perfect to convey the mood.

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    August 8, 2011 at 12:30 pm

  3. I really like the B&W treatment of this, Edith. 🙂

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    August 8, 2011 at 12:53 pm

  4. Awesome! Really cool use of the TS effect. Works very well.

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    August 8, 2011 at 1:40 pm

  5. Beautiful image!

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    August 8, 2011 at 2:24 pm

  6. Angela

    Lovely! The lens effect makes the scene so mysterious & intriguing!

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    August 8, 2011 at 4:24 pm

  7. Beautiful capture Edith, great tones!

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    August 9, 2011 at 12:46 am

  8. Fantastic photo!!! Love the blur. Check out the tilt shift lenses from lensbaby – pretty cheap and much fun to use! I get to spend 10 days in Vincenza next month for a Navy exercise so I will most definitely be hitting up Venice again for some shots. This is a wonderful photo. Enter this one somewhere.

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    August 9, 2011 at 4:21 am

  9. I love the POV here, awesome work on the post too, the editing is spot on. Amazing!

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    August 9, 2011 at 7:58 am

  10. Rob

    Stunning shot and effect. Gondolas and the canals make for picture perfect subjects.

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    August 9, 2011 at 10:17 am

  11. Jamie Cheslo

    Lovely work, Edith. Next time we get together, we have to discuss some technique. Love the effect on this shot. More, more, more!

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    August 9, 2011 at 10:42 am

  12. Wonderful shot and awesome processing, Edith. This is extremely well done. 🙂
    That lens effect is great.

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    August 9, 2011 at 3:29 pm

  13. lorraine

    beautiful shot, Edith – really effective soft focus!

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    August 9, 2011 at 8:27 pm

  14. Edith, I knew the minute I saw it that you used Lens Effect. Nicely done.

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    August 10, 2011 at 8:22 am

  15. Beautiful image Edith. Really liking the selective focus here.

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    August 10, 2011 at 10:19 am

  16. Beautiful shot Edith, nicely done!

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    August 11, 2011 at 1:24 pm

  17. Beautifully done Edith. This is fine art and would look great on a large canvas on somebody’s wall!

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    August 11, 2011 at 3:09 pm

  18. wonderful shot Edith, love the use of selective focus too, and looks great in BW!

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    August 16, 2011 at 3:44 pm

  19. Love, love, love this! 🙂

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    August 2, 2013 at 8:49 am

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