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In Black and White

By TrevBatWCC    
After the shades of green in my last upload, this couple are almost mono. Caught the lady smiling, but her chap seems totally engrossed in something else across the square. Though I quite liked this shot, and it's almost impossible to avoid distracting backgrounds, I do find the man between the two figures a bit eye-catching Sad There's no way I could remove him, but have de-focussed him a little more.

Techie stuff see Exif
Single Raw image processed in Adobe Camera Raw, tweaked in Photomatix Pro and Elements 6

Thanks again to everyone for your votes & comments on my previous uploads, it really is appreciated and encouraging.

Trev Smile

Tags: Venice Carnival People St marks square Portraits and people

Voters: Pete, JanieB43, mikbee and 41 more

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mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
5 Mar 2012 3:22PM
The chap looks a bit worried Trev.
Reckon he has spotted his wife at the other end of the square !!
I knew there was more to all this wearing masks stuff that meets the eye !!
Good shot.

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barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
5 Mar 2012 4:05PM
I think your main man looks scarey looking
This image really does capture the feel of the carnival...
Cor 9 Belgium
5 Mar 2012 4:06PM
Very well taken Trev.
It is sometimes difficult to shoot in a crowd without unwanted persons.WinkCor.
woolybill1 Plus
11 23 72 United Kingdom
5 Mar 2012 4:07PM
I reckon Mick is right about this one Smile
Actually I reckon that chap is ashamed of his fur hat as he needs a cloth one to cover the hole in the top . . . . .
Trev_B 11 151 68 England
5 Mar 2012 5:02PM
Maybe it's Fabio Capello and he's worried that you have sussed Him! Ulrika seems to have aged bait. Wink

Nice shot Trev.

achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
5 Mar 2012 5:09PM
Excellent portrait Trev, with the carnival on people in the background are expected.


jonwebber 9 4 1 United Kingdom
5 Mar 2012 5:54PM
Is he a "Knight in White Satin"? Suppose it should be lace. A properly taken photograph.
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
5 Mar 2012 6:24PM
never noticed the man but I was concentrating on the furry head wearWink most attractive - must get me one of thoseWink
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
5 Mar 2012 7:25PM
I always find it amazing that so many of the shots we see of these costumed individuals are not 'contaminated' by sightseers and other photographers, Trev: but their presence does not really detract but adds a bit of natural atmosphere to the setting.
9 10 10 England
5 Mar 2012 7:39PM
You just think you've got the perfect shot and someone is sure to bob up! The fella in the middle is not too distracting though as the main subjects certainly grqb the attention.
helenlinda Plus
11 360 22 United Kingdom
5 Mar 2012 7:43PM
Good eye contact with the lady - love her hat SmileSmile
LynneJoyce Plus
10 20 99 United Kingdom
5 Mar 2012 8:17PM
Judging by his intense expression, this man is a high ranking secret service officer on a mission. Good disguise! Lovely photo Trev.
GarrathE 9 4 United Kingdom
5 Mar 2012 8:18PM
Nice one Trevor. I understand how easy it is to miss someone wandering in and you don't see it. Done it loads of times.
gingerdelight 11 298 11 United Kingdom
5 Mar 2012 8:23PM
A lovely capture Trev and the guy behind doesn't matter too much, the main characters are great enough to take the attention!
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
6 Mar 2012 7:53AM
Two different facial expressions well shot Trev, then you also spot ''that'' chap in the middle
and a couple hugging..all adds to the Venice Carnival
great shot
Briwooly 12 452 5 England
6 Mar 2012 2:58PM
Nicely caught candid Trev

Brilane 11 5 12 Wales
6 Mar 2012 3:19PM
Nicely composed.
Sezz 13 617 15 England
6 Mar 2012 5:05PM
Well taken cadid Trev, sometimes it's good to see these in context.. with the buildings and people in the background!
I just wish I was there Smile

Sarah *
6 Mar 2012 6:04PM
Great shot Trevor.
The black n white of your subjects look super.
The de-focusing works well.

Sue_R Plus
12 11 6 United Kingdom
6 Mar 2012 6:52PM
Looks like it was a colourful event, except for these two of course Smile That building in the bg looks pretty impressive too.

Sue Smile
Richsr 11 91 223 England
6 Mar 2012 7:24PM
Certainly got the details in the masks and outfits well here Trev.
Regards Richard
Jocelia 7 2 1 Australia
13 Mar 2012 11:24PM
Lovely costumes and capture. Yes pity the guy in the middle didn't turn to one side.

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