ONE, TWO, THREE..
Costumes galore, seen here in small groups of two or three, sometimes parading alone or with a photographer.
Beautiful, isn't it? But with the masks and elaborate headdress quite warm and suffocating to a degree.
Did you notice where she stored her smartphone, while taking pictures with her daughter's?
Such a great event for photography, I enjoyed every minute of it.
Photography eliminating the crowds was hard at times. She was the only one who sat down, people gathering in a circle.
The masks take away the face expressions, the eyes get a staring quality and become mesmerizing.
I often went down on a knee to aim my camera upwards, to eliminate the people behind her.
Most of these photos at San Marco, among the crowds were taken with my Canon EOS R6 + Canon 24-105/L f4 lens.
This combination was better in close encounter, elbowing for space, better than the Leica Q2 or Pana FZ1000 II.
'Carnevale di Venezia', what a superb event! I felt lucky it stayed dry, rain would have spoiled everything!
The person behind here had found a quick fix sufficient for Il Carnevale..
Posing in her beautiful costume for her personal photographer.
Sometimes it's almost a crime to hide beauty, so this photo was as welcome as the others.
Posing in front of 'Palazzetto Bru Zane'.
Those in costumes would not remain at Pzza S.Marco but also wander around.
Lovely smiles, people posed so patiently!
What a splendid beauty, she had the moves of a model!
Crossing by Traghetto, from San Marco (Vallaresso) SX to Salute (Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute).
She was wandering the almost empty streets with her personal photographer, but stopped and posed for
When I came across the ladies with the eyes at another location later, the recognised me by my captain's cap
and commented "there's the captain again", in Dutch! Fellow Dutch citizens!
I wore that cap because one of the many pigeons had shit on my head on the day of our arrival, so I bought a €5 cap!
They were posing
in a back alley for an Asian photographer. Maybe they'd been booked by the photographer?
Or the other way around?
While travelling on the Vaporetto one needs to stay alert for photo ops left and right!
Such a photogenic event!
Another beautiful smile for which I was grateful a mask did not hide her face!
"Strength lies in differences, not in similarities" ― Quote by Stephen R. Covey.