Saturday, August 23, 2008

Creative Photography #11

When in San Gimignano (Italy) in the fall of 2006, I came upon these four older men sitting in a little alcove, visiting and reading the daily paper. With gestures and my limited Italian, I asked if I might take their photo and they very kindly nodded. As I lined up the shot, they simply went back to what they were doing, which was perfect! It's one of my favourite shots of my entire trip because it encompasses "real" life in Italy.

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13 comments:

Roger said...

That's cool Leslie! How did you do that?

leslie said...

Aha! I never reveal my secrets! ha ha ha

napaboaniya said...

Nice sketch effect Leslie :)

Kimmie said...

Hi Leslie,
What a great photo! I love the sketch effect also, it gives it alot of charm.

Good Luck!
Kimmie :-)

Patti said...

I love this! The sketch effect is great. I will have to try it out, looks like fun. I like to use the oil painting effect on color photos.

;-)

Good luck in Roger's contest!

Chica said...

That's a perfect way of editing that, really gives it a lot of character. Even though I'm still interested in seeing the original. :)

Ralph said...

Lovely - it looks as if it is a pen and ink drawing. More evocative than film or digital...even though it is either. It doesn't feel like it, though!

Good luck with such a thoughtful entry!

Linda said...

That looks like a drawing! Fantastic and yes, you're right - it looks very Italian!

Good luck this week!

Dogwood Daze said...

I'd frame this one!

Dianne said...

that's lovely Leslie

how great that they continued on with what they were doing! A cnadid shot is always so much better.

Bond said...

Nice Leslie...I love how you turned it into a pencil drawing.

Columbo said...

I love the sketch effect! Awesome job, Leslie.

momgen said...

Yes this is cool looks like its a drawing...its nice.