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"Are you sure he's taking us to the Grand Canal?"

By TrevBatWCC    
Back to a bit of digital faffing. I created a similar image which I uploaded to EPZ some time ago, but with a different gondola, and a different canal (in Hebden Bridge). So, to pass some time on thought I'd use the same idea with other images.
The gondola was shot on a foggy Boxing Day in Venice in 2018, and the background is the Leeds-Liverpool Canal, running here alongside the western end of Leeds' railway station, which is over to the right.
I've included the original gondola image as a version, which shows it was actually on the Grand Canal! I did think the shadow of the gondola looked better as I've created it, to match the same time of day as the background.

Many thanks to Ju (JuBarney), Ian (dales) and Colleen for their User Awards on my previous upload, St Ives , most appreciated 🏆👍

Raw images processed in Adobe Camera Raw, tweaked in Nik Collection's plugins and Photoshop Elements 2020.

Thanks again to everyone for your vote & comments on my previous uploads, it really is appreciated and encouraging 😃👍

Trev 😀

Tags: Digital manipulation Venice People Gondola Grand canal Leeds liverpool canal Humour and fun

Voters: nobby1, leo_nid, harrywatson and 58 more

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leo_nid 5 12
28 Apr 2021 10:56AM
an excellent set, Trev, and i love the humour
cooky Plus
19 6 8 United Kingdom
28 Apr 2021 10:58AM
You clever and very talented man Trev! Love it and added some well needed fun to Wednesday!

Love both versions!

28 Apr 2021 11:04AM
Brilliant, the lead had me puzzled for a moment or two, great work, love them both.
28 Apr 2021 11:09AM
Thought I recognised that gondola 😃
Nice faffing Trev 👍
cats_123 Plus
18 5.1k 31 Northern Ireland
28 Apr 2021 11:21AM
Looks so in place 😁😁
Owdman Plus
7 17 28 United Kingdom
28 Apr 2021 11:28AM
Nicely done Trev, great composite! My award!
PhilT2 Plus
13 609 35 England
28 Apr 2021 11:32AM
What a great idea. Gondolas on English canals GrinGrin. Not sure how they would cope with the locks though !
Very convincing image especially the appropriate clothing for our climate, but the setting looks better on the Grand Canal
Great digital faffing Trev
28 Apr 2021 11:36AM
Great shot and processin! Other than the gondola clue, it is hard to tell which is the original. He would probably struggle to touch the bottom with the pole though!
SlowSong Plus
14 10.6k 30 England
28 Apr 2021 11:54AM
I love the Leeds & Liverpool. Where we spent our honeymoon, a long long time ago.
You've done a great job on the gondola; in fact, I thought it was for real before I read your blurb. Smile
gpimages Plus
12 80 3 England
28 Apr 2021 11:55AM
Ha! Clever stuff Trev.
Graham Wink
bliba Plus
17 1 2 Austria
28 Apr 2021 12:03PM
very well done Wink
James124 Plus
7 63 54 Portugal
28 Apr 2021 12:21PM
Super bit of faffing Trev, very realistic, had me fooled at first glance!
28 Apr 2021 12:22PM
Great work Trev - well done
Irishkate 12 45 121 United Kingdom
28 Apr 2021 12:40PM
Brilliant work Trev.
Great sense of humour too.
28 Apr 2021 1:25PM
When it comes to digital faffing Trev, you are the faffing best!
glyndwr 15 103 10 Wales
28 Apr 2021 1:34PM
Very clever work Trev.
dales Plus
7 13 Australia
28 Apr 2021 1:37PM
Excellent image Trev , wonderful bit of faffingSmileSmile
adagio 4 4 2 England
28 Apr 2021 2:09PM
Very clever faffing Trev, and I salute your actually looks quite believable too!! Love your title, now that did make me giggle😂😂!!

28 Apr 2021 2:12PM
helenlinda Plus
15 374 22 United Kingdom
28 Apr 2021 2:40PM
So which is Dr. Who and is that white box on the right of the picture his tardis !!
Well done with this Trev SmileSmileSmile
saltireblue Plus
12 13.5k 83 Norway
28 Apr 2021 4:31PM
You should sell the copyright for this idea to the local tourist board, Trev - they might even make you head gondolier!
Almost fooled Trev, excellent work.
JuBarney Plus
11 36 6 United Kingdom
28 Apr 2021 6:05PM
So creative and such fun,
Chinga Plus
12 112 3 United Kingdom
28 Apr 2021 6:18PM
Fascinating shots... Beautiful Gondolas... Beautiful scene...
Isabel GrinGrinGrin
davyskid 6 2 Scotland
28 Apr 2021 6:45PM
Excellent work Trev SmileSmileSmileSmile
Nice work.
29 Apr 2021 5:25PM
Brilliant Trev...Lin
LoryC 6 2 Italy
30 Apr 2021 6:46PM
Great creative image Trev, very well done.

HobbitDave Plus
14 10 10 England
2 May 2021 1:18PM
Wonderful skills Trev, had me fooled here! Well done and love the caption 😀

Dave 🙂

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