Honeymoon in Venice


As I mentioned in my previous post I got married to Mike in August and I’m only now getting through my backlog of photos and videos that needed processing. Here are some photos from our lovely honeymoon in Venice. Such a romantic city! I already did a (very long) blog post on the Venice Biennale (the famous international contemporary art festival they have every other year) over on my degree blog.

My stab at street photography – some guys in hats & some blue umbrellas

They have really cool window displays over in Europe which seem to change daily:

It seems mike wants my attention?

See many more venice photos here.

PhotoFriday – ‘Candid Shot’

This week’s Photo Friday entry: ’Candid Shot’

This weeks theme is candid shot and I was thinking of putting in a photo of a fish yawning. It was however pointed out to me that the word candid only applied to people, so disbeliever that I am I looked it up on the oxford online dictionaries and darned if it isnt true! It makes mention specially as

“(of a photograph of a person) taken informally, especially without the subject’s knowledge”

So here we are, transported back to 2008 when I first got my DSLR, location: Venice, event: Masked Ball for Carnevale di Venezia. Bear in mind four things when looking at these photos, one, I was a newbie, two, I should probably reprocess them in a newer version of LR, three, there wasn’t much light and finally, four, I’m better at taking pictures of fish ;) I hope you enjoy reliving this experience with me anyway. Below is a photo of me in my get-up (taken by Mike), the rest of the photos are all candid shots I took through an evening of opera & dinner – all done incognito:

To see more images from this ball, the gallery is here. It’s great fun if you ever get a change to go.

If you do want to see my underwater photos from various places then check out the galleries in my Reef Beasties Gallery. Or my best from 2012 here.

See all the other photo Friday entries (and submit your own) for ‘Candid Shot’ here.

PS: I’m currently selling the my nikon gear. Click here for more details & the full list of equipment for sale or email me at scubasuzy-sellingnikongear@yahoo.co.uk. Thanks for supporting my work!

PhotoFriday – ‘Gold’

This week’s Photo Friday entry: ’Gold’

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The theme this week is gold and there’s not much gold in the sea (apart from all that piratebooty that is on my to-do list to find)! I initially thought to introduce you to a cute little golden phase rough head blenny I found in Cayman but I released that he’d already been introduced on the blog back in March. So today I’m going to take you back to the Venice Carnival 2008 where there was no shortage of golden costumes and masks.

If you want to see more of my Venice Carnival photos then check out other photos in my Venice Carnival and Venice Masked Ball Galleries.

See all the other photo Friday entries (and submit your own) for ‘Gold’ here.

PhotoFriday – ‘Rough’

This week’s Photo Friday entry: ’Rough’

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Click here to see the rest of my ‘Venice’
gallery
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These little fishes got such a rough deal! Since becoming an
underwater photographer I’m not longer able to eat fish without thinking
murderer! Totally hypocritical on my part since I’m not remotely vegetarian and
if calamari looks like onion rings I’m still tempted.

See all the other photo Friday entries (and submit your own)
for ‘Rough’ here.

Photo Friday – ‘Religion’

This week’s Photo Friday entry: ‘Religion’

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Click here to see the rest of my Cuba gallery.

Hmmm… this is a tricky one this week. Being agnostic (on the fence, no faith but not atheist either) myself I have mixed feelings about religion. It can drive humanity to great heights (creating great works of beauty or amazing charitable acts) or to low low depths (war, terrorism, racial hatred etc). So what to photograph? Well, there’s religious people, religious places, religious imagery, fallout from religious acts (good and bad). Plus there are all sorts of different religions. I guess it depends of what kind of spin you want to put on it, or in my case, what pictures in my photo back catalogue fit the theme ;)

I chose this one from a small church garden in Cuba because I think someone needs to pray for Humanities future.

See all the other photo Friday entries (and submit your own) for ‘Religion’ here.

These were some of the others I was considering – Nuns from the Vatican in Rome, Scenes in Venice, Monks in Thailand and the Sun Temple in Peru. Click for full galleries.

Venice Carnival 2008

My Venice carnival street pictures gallery and masked ball gallery from weekend of 26th are now complete:

http://www.pbase.com/suzy_walker/venice_carnival

http://www.pbase.com/suzy_walker/venice_masked_ball

Here’s a sample (images clickable):
Carnival:



Masked Ball:


All Nikon D300 and either 18-200vr or 50mm f1.4 lens. I’m still learning so appreciate any constructive comments :)