Black and White Venice

I love

black and white Venice Italy

“Sometimes I do get to places just when God’s ready to have somebody click the shutter.” Ansel Adams                                                                                                                                                 I hope you have a wonderful friday, that you find time to enjoy the place you are at; the people you meet, and the opportunities of you day!

Venice Rialto Bridge

”We photographers deal in things which are continually vanishing, and when they have vanished there is no contrivance on earth can make them come back again. We cannot develop and print a memory.”     Henri Cartier-Bresson

After another busy weekend, I am not really ready for Monday! It arrives and compels us forward ready or not! Today’s image was taken on our last trip to Venice.  Working with textures I gave the view an aged look quite suitable for the age of the city.

I wonder if our memories are as easily altered to suit our needs?  Henri Cartier-Bresson might have been amazed at what we can do with our photos with today’s technology!

Sunrise over Venice

Working on the holiday photos, and missing the sunrise over Venice.

St. Mark’s Square, Venice Italy, Architecture at sunrise

Rio eBacino Orseolo, Venice Italy

Canals, walkways, bridges, and gondolas, they are everywhere, around each corner.  Each canal, piazza, walkway and bridge unique and special.

Venice Gondolas

Venice Italy at sunrise, a quiet morning, before the tourists are up and about, the gondolas rocking quietly with the waves.

submitted for this weeks  WordPress weekly photo challenge – launch  check out oall the other great photos.

Saint Mark’s Square, Venice Italy

I have to say that there are two times a day when to visit the square.  My favorite in early morning at sunrise – before the crowds.  The light is lovely, the square is quiet and you can truely appreciate the beauty.

Rio San Barnaba, Venice Italy

The travel guides suggest that the Rio San Barnaba is one of the prettiest canals in the area, it is home to the floating barge crammed with fruit and vegetables that was featured earlier in the blog. Quiet at night the canal reflects the lights of the shops and restaurants that line it giving it a friendly and peaceful feeling.

6 am Venice Italy, in the rain, and Sunrise at St. Mark’s Square

It was 6 am and we were on our way to St. Mark’s Square to see the sunrise – the question of why did cross our minds, as it was raining it was quite possible there would not be much of a sunrise.  We were already awake, out the door and  wet stop!    Here is Bill standing on the bridge waiting for me as I get some pictures off the Accedemia Bridge.

sumitted to See it Sunday a weekend collections, this week’s theme “wet”  I invite you to go and check out the other great photos

we were rewarded with a great view, but not much of a sunrise……………

Green Grocer, Venice style

Groceries, along with almost everything in Venice Italy is brought in on a boat – it would seem that in Venice the consumer unloads the fruits and vegetables!!!!