The Portal [Explore]
I selected this as my entry for 52 Weeks of Pix 2012, Week 52 (Dec 21 - Dec 27): Your Favorite Pic From Your Photostream. I took this photo last year during our trip to Italy, but did not post it to Flickr until 2012. I wanted to do something that reflected the magical quality of Venice. I liked this image in color, but it did not quite meet what I wanted. The conversion to black and white, together with the selective color and the slight blurring of the b&w portion did a pretty good job of meeting my vision for this image.
We now wend our merry way to Venice, which is quite different than anything else I have ever experienced. It is almost as if we passed through a portal into an enchanted land. And I soon discovered that navigating in Rome and Florence was a piece of cake compared to navigating a city with water for streets.
[Explore Front Page March 3, 2012]