When traveling I find what is ordinary for Europeans in their ancient villages, is extraordinary. Often in Europe I have rounded a corner and entered into a wonderful piazza and hear an opera singer or talented cellist playing their instruments. When I enter a piazza where these talented entertainers are performing for a small audience I capture the memory with my cameras and buy their CD’s so I can listen to them while working on images. The performers and beautiful places are more vivid in my memories as the years pass. Having a visually beautiful piazza or fountain combined with the music leaves a lasting memory. The memory of this young woman singing opera in front of the Basilica of Santa Croce in Florence is one the comes back to me often.
Young woman singing opera in front of the Basilica of Santa Croce in Florence.
To edit this image my basic processing was done in Lightroom and then exported file to Topaz B&W Effects 2 and created a black and white image with a look of a hand black and white.
Topaz B&W Effects 2