Sunset in Florence

I’m back in London after four fabulous days in Italy. I love visiting this country, and having already been to Rome, Verona and Venice, I was excited to explore some more Italian cities. This time my boyfriend and I went to Florence and Bologna. Our main reason for the trip was to see Radiohead perform at the Visarno Arena in Florence – a stunning setting for a phenomenal gig. But this was just the cherry on the cake. I’ll be sharing my photos over a few posts, but first I wanted to share one of my highlights. Watching the sun set over Florence. It’s a very touristy city, and I have to admit that it was a little too busy for us, but watching the sunset on the first night, we couldn’t deny it’s beauty.

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I have to admit I’m particularly proud of the shot above, taken kneeling down next to a pool/fountain of some kind halfway up the hill which we had climbed to admire the view.

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More posts from this trip to follow – watch this space!

 

Music

My Dad’s challenge this week was simply ‘music’. So I turned to my violin which, I hate to admit, has been neglected in the last few months so it was nice to give it some attention!

I wanted to create a slightly more abstract photograph, so experimented with close up shots of various elements of the instrument. Eventually I went for this shot, focusing on the bridge in the foreground but giving a glimpse of the rest of the instrument into the distance. I created two layers with the top layer black and white, and the bottom layer remaining in colour. I really like the subtle hint of the brown wood, while trying to preserve the atmosphere created by the black and white effect.