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Venice again, this time 12 mages of the masks that so characterise the city. They are everywhere and they range from plain white ones that you are supposed to paint for yourself, to the more fanciful and elaborate ones pictured here, many of which are intended as wall decorations, but they all have eye holes and can be worn (and probably are) by the more intrepid attendees at some of the balls.

Many of these were taken through glass shop windows, others at street stalls. Fortunately Venetian shopkeepers are meticulous about keeping their shops, shop windows and shop frontages immaculately clean.

Anyway, thank you for looking and I hope you enjoy at least some of them.

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 5D MkII
Lens:EF24-105mm F/4L IS USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:19 Feb 2012 - 11:06 AM
Focal Length:67mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.0
Aperture:f/4.0
Shutter Speed:1/20sec
Exposure Comp:+1/3
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Program AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:12 Venetian Masks
Username:LynneJoyce LynneJoyce
Uploaded:23 Mar 2012 - 5:44 PM
Tags:Landscape / travel, Photo journalism
Votes:76
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saeidNL
saeidNL  4 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
23 Mar 2012 - 5:49 PM

Great and wonderful set of image,V3 and V5 are my favorite,very well done,
saeid

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
23 Mar 2012 - 5:56 PM

A superb set, Lynne, with V.2 being my fave. Carol

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NeilWigan
NeilWigan e2 Member 4NeilWigan vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
23 Mar 2012 - 5:56 PM

some incredible creations Lynne,glad i am not paying for themSmilealways a pleasure to see though.

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Alvar
Alvar  7 France2 Constructive Critique Points
23 Mar 2012 - 5:59 PM

Wonderful set Lynne and informative narrativeSmileSmileSmileSmile
Alvar

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7395 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom971 Constructive Critique Points
23 Mar 2012 - 5:59 PM

You've had fun with these, you've created your own very classy shop windows - a lot in what my granny used to refer to as 'old gold'. Very appropriate, and very beautiful.
Moira

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bromley-smith
23 Mar 2012 - 6:23 PM

Amazing set of images Lynne, each and every one unique and beautiful. A joy to behold.
Tony

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 7282 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
23 Mar 2012 - 6:40 PM

they are all very elaborate I think 4 and 7 are my faves but you deserve a - well done

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland110 Constructive Critique Points
23 Mar 2012 - 7:00 PM

What a marvellous collection of exotic asks, Lynne, each and every one so well recorded and presented.
Ronnie.

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digital_boi
23 Mar 2012 - 7:07 PM

12 good uns here Lynne i have a fair collection of masks which i have collected over the years from all over the world but they are not a pretty as these 12 well captured and very well presented

GrahamGrinGrinGrin

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posty57
posty57  6 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
23 Mar 2012 - 7:22 PM

What an amazing collection of superb images. I'm kind of dumbstruck !! Smile

Barry

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
23 Mar 2012 - 7:30 PM

A wonderful collection - I particularly like v7, v8 and v9
Helen

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achieverswales
23 Mar 2012 - 7:30 PM

Like them all Lynne.

Regards

Trev.

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mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
23 Mar 2012 - 7:34 PM

They are a bit more elaborate than the mask **** Turpin wore Lynne,
although I suspect there would be a bit of highway robbery going on with their prices !!
Don't think the Lone Ranger would have wore one either.
I would have definately saw Tonto in a different light had he called the Lone Ranger Hot Lips instead of Kemo Sabe !!
A well coloured set.
Mick.

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
23 Mar 2012 - 7:57 PM

Superb, each and every one Lynne.
Joan.

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SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 54231 forum postsSlowSong vcard England28 Constructive Critique Points
23 Mar 2012 - 8:20 PM

What a fantastic set. I like the golden couple - they look so happy. But I just adore the colours in V8. Beautifully presented and they certainly brighten up the evening.
Chris

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WhiteRose1
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23 Mar 2012 - 9:21 PM

Amazing and wonderful works of art. And very well captured.

Dave

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jennialexander
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23 Mar 2012 - 9:32 PM

Well captured Lynne
jenni

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PattiW
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24 Mar 2012 - 1:10 AM

Deliciously exquisite! Patti

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goso
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24 Mar 2012 - 1:26 AM

A beautifully presented set Lynne - top detail and comp. ...Bill

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 5Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
24 Mar 2012 - 3:11 AM

Such beautiful masks. There is certainly a lot of work gone into making all these. All fabulous shots Lynne............Sandy

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bobsblues
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24 Mar 2012 - 6:09 AM

Super fine set of masks superbly presented Lynne .
Rob

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24 Mar 2012 - 9:06 AM

Fantastic set of images Lynne, No7 gets my vote.
Alf.

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
24 Mar 2012 - 9:08 AM

WOW wow and another WOW! Lynne, this is one outstanding set,
and I remember being with you on some of the occasions, I want to go back again
There is no particular one here as they are all winners!! love the presentations given
Lillian

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xwang
xwang  531 forum posts7 Constructive Critique Points
24 Mar 2012 - 9:31 AM

Yes, it is "WOW.."
Fantastic set! You did an excellent job..through the glass. I couldn't do it, and the shop keepers don't like people to take photos in the shop after digital, unless you buy oneSmile.
I always like them,they are just so beautiful.. This is a superb set, love them all... V1 with the person behind is very interesting...

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cleg
cleg  4 United Kingdom
24 Mar 2012 - 11:22 AM

Superb work.
Adrian

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AnnChown
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24 Mar 2012 - 12:54 PM

These are all so beautifully taken Lynne - I would have made a complete hash of it! Love the whole set - fascinating, beautiful colours, composition and presentation.
Ann

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom97 Constructive Critique Points
24 Mar 2012 - 1:11 PM

Well spotted Alf85, V7 was the hardest work of all as I had to remove a very messy background and had to lasso around all those delicate feathers. Aaaaargh! I should get a life!

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GarrathE
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24 Mar 2012 - 1:45 PM

Great set that evokes good memories of a great trip.

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
24 Mar 2012 - 3:10 PM

A brilliant set, Lynne, each one beautifully captured Smile I took a few myself through the shop windows, and though they've all processed very nicely, they nearly all look busy and cluttered; I think I ought to have used a shallower depth of field to isolate them more from their backgrounds. You've presented each of these differently and they are all super, and it would very difficult - or unfair - to select a fave, so it's 1/12 of a vote for each! Wink
Trev Smile

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ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 7135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
24 Mar 2012 - 3:30 PM

First off, these are AWESOME captures, Lynne.

Second, what wonderful masks!

I love V1 the most. It's just so sweet and romantic...so very nice, really...

A...

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Ezo
Ezo  4 England
24 Mar 2012 - 4:37 PM

Great set, those masks are a work of art!
Ant

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gingerdelight
24 Mar 2012 - 9:59 PM

What an absolutely superb set of images here Lynne and how amazing these masks are! A difficult choice indeed, but I am going for V1 as the only human face in the background of this one as opposed to so many fantasy faces intrigues me!
Carol

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Michaela_Solway
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24 Mar 2012 - 11:22 PM

A great set of masks..would love to try them all...my little 1/2 mask I purchased in Venice will have to do.... Love the framing, very complimentary

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24 Mar 2012 - 11:41 PM

Beautiful detail,colour & tones of the masks Lynne...I like V8.
Pauline.

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moiral
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25 Mar 2012 - 8:31 AM

What an absolutely wonderful set of shots you have amassed here Lynne. Very difficult to choose a favourite as they are all quite unique, but I do find myself going back to V4 - quite unusual looking shot. All beautifully presented. Mine all had light reflections and background clutter. Talking of which, I do like that face in the bg in V1. Moira

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twelvemegs
25 Mar 2012 - 8:43 AM

12 quality shots Lynne.
You have really captured the detail in the masks and the presentation is spot on.
Very enjoyable viewing. Smile

David

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raygregson
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25 Mar 2012 - 10:34 AM

superb set,love the colours in v8,well done indeed.ray

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
26 Mar 2012 - 8:23 AM

What a wonderful selection you have here.
V1 gets my vote . I love the face at the back

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LynneJoyce
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26 Mar 2012 - 11:11 AM

Thanks Barabara, Moira, Gingerdelight & Xwang, you have confirmed my decision to leave the face in the background in Version 1. It wasn't laziness, honest, but a conscious decision to give context. Besides, I couldn't have placed him better if this had been a posed shot.

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luceombra  227 forum posts Italy5 Constructive Critique Points
26 Mar 2012 - 1:45 PM

Superb set once more!
Al

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Billyray
Billyray  670 forum posts United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
26 Mar 2012 - 3:43 PM

Lynne, these are excellent shots. So sharp and colourful. I have changed my mind on a favourite three times so far. Only one vote allowed so they will all have to share it. Superb work.
Ray

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debu
debu  4 India
27 Mar 2012 - 7:18 AM

Lovely set of images.
debu

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JohnChambersPhotography

The hours we spend at our pc's sometimes pays off, this is one them, well worth the effort in a word, superb.

John

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LynneJoyce
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27 Mar 2012 - 11:25 PM

Thank you guys.

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mikepearce
3 Apr 2012 - 8:10 PM

Great set of work well presented
Mike

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WesternRed
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4 Apr 2012 - 7:22 AM

A wonderful set Lynne. Great work. WesternRed.

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LexEquine
LexEquine  8 United States19 Constructive Critique Points
4 Apr 2012 - 9:48 PM

'An outstanding Set of a dozen Venetian Masks Images,' Lynne~

Very worth of the UA, & possibly 'more Award recognition'~~

Ciao~ Pietro

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6 Apr 2012 - 6:19 PM

Simply stunning, I love this piece for all the right reasons.

Regards Nathan

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14 Apr 2012 - 3:15 PM

An impressive collection Lynne, these are fabulous. I couldn't possibly pick a favourite out of them, the colours and designs are wonderful and a lot of hard work must have gone into making them

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