Venice, Italy, is not the only place that has gondolas. They are a familiar sight on the canals of Naples, which is part of Long Beach, California. These gondolas are popular with tourists and locals alike, especially for a romantic ride into the sunset as seen here during the winter holiday season. Painterly effects achieved with custom settings in Alien Skin Snap Art on a masked and semi-transparent separate layer. (Olympus E-510 & Zuiko 14-45mm zoom at 14mm [28mm in 35mm full-frame equivalent], f/4.5, 1/15 sec., ISO 400, monopod)
Featured in RedBubble Explore, 7 Day Popular Art, Design & Photography (March 2014)
Top 10 in “For The Gondola and Water Taxis Only” challenge in A Love of Boats group (March 2014)
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