Since I opened the Pandora’s Box of photos from our vacation I figured I would post another one today. I don’t think too much of a narrative is necessary, I think the photo speaks for themselves. I can say that we had a great time in Venice. It is an interesting place: no cars, narrow winding streets, no good maps, friendly people, great food and lots of sights to see. We were there for four days and it was enough for a first visit.
The southern mouth of the Grand Canal in Venice taken from the top of the tower at Chiesa de San Giorgio Maggiore [Yashica-mat 124G on Kodak Ektar 100 color film]
Here is something you probably don’t realize about photos like this one that are taken with film and scanned to make digital files: the images often don’t come in clean. I have an air blower that I use to try to get dust, lint, and hair off of the negatives before I scan them, but it is not perfect. For a photo like this one taken on medium-format film, it can take quite a while to digitally clean all of the dust off. The image below is a screen capture from my Lightroom and all of the circles are dust spots that I have stamped-out. I don’t remember how long it took.
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