“Scusate il ritardo” is the title of one of the movies directed and played by Massimo Troisi, a famous italian actor and director.
The translation for “Scusate il ritardo” is “Apologise for my late” and I think is the right title for my post, arriving after about three month of being admitted to be a “Monochrome Muse”, first male in a “ladies club”.
Well, I hope that the photo was worth the waiting for.
This is my first photo “converted” from Color to Black & White (usinf the Russell Brown method, for technical information).
I’ve chosen Venice because is the city where I go everytime I have some time to spend for shooting photos and also because is a city that offers in every place a unique set for shooting.
This photo is taken from the “Casa dei Tre Oci”, an early ‘900 building usually seat for photographic exhibition.
The day I got my photo I went there to see the Elliott Erwitt’s “Personal Best” exhibition. Walking throught the rooms I found myself in front of this window and I realized to be in front of Venice. Also the frame of the window was attracting me and so I decide to take this picture.
A seagull gifted me with his flight I caught by luck…
Of course the picture was “coloured” but I thought that could be a good “admission test” if I was able enough to convert it in an acceptable black and white photo.
But the main problem for me was that I’ve never post-produced a photo so I had to study how Photoshop works.
To keep it simple, I was in deep trouble. But now, after a huge amount of photoshop tutorial I had my BW photo…
Hope you like it, and also I hope the other Muses will forgive me for such a delay.
I hope they, and all the readers, will forgive me for my terrible English too…
Hope you won’t wait three month for the next one!
I’m curious to read the comments. See you next time!