Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Venice: Palazzo Cavalli-Franchetti seen from Ponte dell'Accademia - The boat sailing the Grand Canal

A boat sailing the Grand Canal in front of Palazzo Cavalli-Franchetti, seen from Accademia Bridge, Venice.

I've shot this photo during my last trip in Venice for the 2011 Carnival.

I like the shape of the canal seen from the bridge :-)
Sometime I like to sepia-tone an image, it give character to the photo. It simplify the image cutting out the colors. And then you can play with the colors weight to add/remove contrast in specific parts of the image.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Garden insects: Coccinellidae, Ladybug that bite a leaf of sage - Gnam gnam!

Here you can see a Ladybug that is biting a leaf of sage.
I was haunting for interesting subject with my new inverted Canon 18-55mm in super-macro mode, and stumbled across this nice ladybug :-)
I've been able to take just a couple of shots before she flew away.