This week’s theme focusses on ‘saturation’, which is loose in its meaning as it could encompass a number of different ways of looking at photography. So I’m presenting a selection of yet more Venice pics (it’s never going to get old, not for me anyway [grin]), that I think express different versions of ‘saturation’, or ‘intensity’ as the challenge seems to be alluding to.
The above photo was taken on the very colourful Island of Burano about an hour’s boat ride from the city of Venice. I was struck not only by the over-saturation of colour there, but the distinct difference in architecture from the rest of Venice. There certainly wasn’t the same imposing height of buildings that you experience in the city.
On arrival in Venice you are overwhelmed by visual stimuli, every space is crammed full detail and points of interest. There is an almost constant sense of movement and busy-ness that pervades every stretch of canal and street corner, bridge, alleyway, through the innumerable windows and doors. Every sense is fully engaged all the time and it’s very difficult not to walk around in a permanent state of awe and wonderment, and quite easy to understand how one might be inclined to have a euphoric experience through prolonged exposure to this breath-taking jewel of place!
I’ve included in my selection photos that I have enhanced and intensified through adjusting filters. Despite the perpetual visual clutter that occupies your eyes in Venice, there is a peculiar sense of order about it all, and anything less would not make it as beautiful and as enticing as this city is. For me anyway…
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