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The Gondoliere

By Lucy_Locket  
Spotted this gondoliere waxing lyrical whilst sitting on a wall at the Rialto Market, Venice. Managed to capture a couple of typical Italian hand gestures. You gotta love the expressive way they punctuate their speech...

Thanks for looking, and for all the comments on previous posts. Its nice to be back!!

Lucy Smile

Tags: Street photography Photo journalism Hand Candid Venice Italian Gesture Portraits and people Gondoliere

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mikbee 10 3 8 Scotland
18 Nov 2010 10:49PM
Good shots Lucy.And I have a serious question for you that I have often wondered about.Do they have Gondolieresses ?

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Lucy_Locket 10 35 England
18 Nov 2010 11:03PM
Apparently there is only one. And she is the first one ever! According to a gondoliere we got chatting to they have to do a test which is equivalent to a London cabbie's 'knowledge'. Hardly surprising given the amount of canals. Did see a couple of water traffic jams as well! (may post one soon).
woolybill1 Plus
11 22 70 United Kingdom
19 Nov 2010 9:03AM
Excellent use of shallow dof, really well judged to retain background detail while keeping it unobtrusive. I'm glad to have your written explanation, mind you, as I first thought he was standing on his gondola punting without a pole Smile
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1794 United Kingdom
19 Nov 2010 9:03AM
Just one Cornetto...
This is a terrific candid portrait, it's dynamic and full of character. I heard the term 'environmental portraiture' a while ago, it certainly fits here.
SGIBBONS 8 56 1 United Kingdom
19 Nov 2010 1:51PM
Nice candid shot

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