Taken while wondering behind San Marco Square
It is said that the Carnival of Venice was started from a victory of the "Repubblica della Serenissima", Venice's previous name, against the Patriarch of Aquileia, Ulrico in the year 1162. In the honor of this victory, the people started to dance and make reunions in San Marco Square. Apparently, this festival started on that period and became official in the Renaissance. The festival declined during the 18th century.
After a long absence, the Carnival returned to operate in 1979. The Italian government decided to bring back the history and culture of Venice, and sought to use the traditional Carnival as the centerpiece of their efforts. Today, approximately 3 million visitors come to Venice every year for Carnivals. One of the most important events is the contest for the best mask, placed at the last weekend of the Carnival. A jury of international costume and fashion designers votes for "La Maschera pił bella". (from Wiki)
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ChrisJ (86902) 2013-02-18 13:47
Very good sharpness especially on the second female figure behind the leading male figure. Good timing & saturation. Smart choice of a vertical format. Excellent linear perspective in the composition. Tfs!
batalay (32864) 2013-03-25 6:48
Merhaba Basak Hanim,
The great German physicist Werner Heisenberg once remarked, "One cannot underestimate how much pleasure it gives a person to see what they already know." I know this exact alleyway and even similar scenes during the Festival in Venice. You captured the fleeting moment perfectly, despite subdued lighting.
Selam ve saygilarimla,
KristinsCamera (250) 2013-03-25 17:58
i love the tones and colours of this so much, what a beautiful moment to catch them, when they appear to be just walking somewhere, and not part of a parade or festivities ~ i love that they look so fantastical, yet doing something so ordinary, as if unaware how unusual they appear.
i also love that you have a little bit of tagging in the photo - another intriguing contrast. personally, i wish that the two ordinary people in black, behind the golden ones, were not there, but that is just me.
thank you for sharing this one ~