I fell royally in love when I was there, not only with the City and it's people, but with my camera too and I'd like to think that leaps and bounds have been made in my photo taking abilities since that awe inspiring visit was made.
If you've been a student in my Paint Sketch Play class you should have a good idea of how I arrived at the final image.
Lots of Art History and Mixer brushing.
Layers of texture and sketch.
Judicious amounts of Gradient Mapping and Selective Color Adjustments, topped off with some Smudge, Blur, Blend and Vignette layers.
And of course a good crop to find the part of the image that worked best.
Carnivale is almost upon us again.
I'm thinking, wishing, dreaming of being there again. Sipping little cups of hot chocolate, dining in the cafes beside the Grand Canal, walking the promenade and the Piazza and feasting on the eye candy with my camera....