The “something old” I’m referring to is stereotypes. Because really, Italy + romance = cliche, no? When I was wandering the basilica gardens at the top of Aventine Hill, this couple really stood out in the early morning gloom with St. Peter’s in the background.
I thought about it before bothering with the shot, since it does have a “been there done that” quality to it. But then again, so do postcard shots, and that’s no reason to stop doing those, so I figured, what the hell, go for it – and play around and see what I can get.
Happily, the couple in question was utterly oblivious. As well they should have been.
So here’s an alternate version …
And a wider shot, but in infrared …
The top shot is definitely the more stereotypical, but I really like the 3rd one as well.
Now onto something new … starting next week, I’m going to commence a new project: photographing day to day activities and trying to make them look interesting. I expect I’ll be doing more post-production and more shots on my phone, but I’m curious to see what I can come up with. That, and no travel plans for a few months, boo! But the next trip DID just get paid for, so time to plan, plan, plan for that one …
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