#10 The gentleman

Venice-Man in top hat for Carnival in St. Mark's Square, black & white landscape photo
© 2011 Fabio Thian. All rights reserved.

Something I love the most is trying to capture people expressions. It’s not difficult but you have to pick the right subject to get an interesting shot. Among the hundreds of faces, I start to follow one for a while … Continue reading

#9 Who has had enough ?

Venice-kid in carnival costume in St. Mark's square, black & white landscape photo
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Carnival is fun for the most of us, right? But for kids is really a special event, long awaited and dreamed of. Let me say though, that a day out in the mess of Venice carnival, surrounded by a screaming … Continue reading

#8 A rainy day

Venice-A view of Doge's Palace seen from the lagoon, color landscape photo
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It was a December early morning and I was onboard a public motorboat (a.k.a. “vaporetto”) bound to the railway station. As always, I looked outside the window while passing by St. Mark’s waterfront and I noticed I could barely see … Continue reading

#7 Golden boy stand still

Venice-Antiquary restorer workshop near Rialto, color landscape photo
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This is a photo I do like a lot. You wouldn’t tell but it’s a quite long exposure, at least a long one taken without a tripod (I hate tripods, they are heavy and often hurt my legs!). I leaned … Continue reading

#6 Noblesse oblige

Venice-Couple dressed in costume for Carnival in St. Mark's square, color landscape photo
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Once again, St. Mark’s Square! As I already said in my post #5, there is where all people inevitably want to be. And photographers as well…..I have not much to say about this picture out that I like, most of … Continue reading

#5 The actor’s greeting

Venice-Actor in carnival costume in St. Mark's square, color landscape photo
© 2011 Fabio Thian. All rights reserved.

St. Mark’s Square was and still is the focus and epicenter of Venice carnival. If you are in town during carnival time, sooner or later you’ll find yourself squeezed, bumped and buffeted by thousands of people all gathering there to … Continue reading

#4 Not yet ready

Venice-Carnival masks, black & white landscape photo
© 2011 Fabio Thian. All rights reserved.

The "bauta" is the typical venetian carnival mask; the traditional ones were either black or white. Only in recent past, the growing demand by tourists and visitors for more colourful masks has made craftsmans producing a wide variety of styles … Continue reading

#3 A call from the past

Venice-gentleman dressed in 18th century costume on the cellphone in Venice, color landscape photo
© 2011 Fabio Thian. All rights reserved.

The man in this picture is "clearly" a native from Venice. How can I tell? Uhm…it's not so obvious, I admit, but his behavior, his posture, the  relaxed way he carries on his phone call and the self-confidence he shows, … Continue reading

#2 Like a firing squad

Venice-Photographers shooting at Carnival masks in St. Mark's square, black & white landscape photo
© 2011 Fabio Thian. All rights reserved.

Well, this is a very common type of picture you may often find in magazines, especially those ones about politics and showbiz. A platoon of paparazzi is trying to snap a good shot of a statesman (or a starlette, guess … Continue reading

#1 Carnival is on (once again) !

Venice-Ring Around the Rosy in St. Mark's square at Carnival, color landscape photo
© 2011 Fabio Thian. All rights reserved.

I took this picture some 25 years ago and it's obviously shot on  film, I guess a grainy high Iso Kodak (can't recall more than that…). Differently from nowadays, where you can keep shooting literally till dark without the need … Continue reading