52 Weeks Of Photo Challenges

A theme based photo blog


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37. Rows And Rows Of…

To fulfill this theme I chose a photo of rows and rows of gondolas that I took when visiting Venice, Italy. I did some post processing with Topaz Impressions and Flypaper textures.

All of Italy reminds me of a painting so I thought it was an appropriate effect to try on a photo taken there.

Venice Gondolas

 


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A-3 Doors and/or Windows

I just love doors and windows… Here are a few that I have collected in the past few months.

Santorini, Greece

Santorini, Greece

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Istanbul, Turkey

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Venice, Italy

 

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Indiana, United States

 

Bradenton, Florida

Bradenton, Florida


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45. Statues

While vacationing this summer I photographed a lot of statues with this theme in mind. It was the last one I took in Venice that is going to make the cut and be included here. It’s a statue dedicated to Bartolomeo Colleoni by the Florentine artist Anrea Verrocchio.

Colleoni, appointed lifelong captain-general for his military service to the republic, led Venetian forces successfully in campaigns against neighboring city-states, beginning in the 1430s and ending four decades later.

Colleoni died in 1475, leaving his property to the republic of Venice with the condition that a monument of him be erected in St. Mark’s Square.  Our guide gave us several reasons why the Venetians wouldn’t allow that… The Venetian Senate found a loophole and were able to come to a compromise. The Republic got the money and Bartolomeo could have his wish. They erected the statue in another square,  the Campo Santi Giovanni of Paolo. There technically IS a statue of St. Mark over looking this square. But not the one Colleoni had in mind…

Bartolomeo Colleoni Monument

Scuola Grande di San Marco