This was captured while I was sitting on a dock in Venice Italy with a small sony digital camera.<p> Selected as “Best of Show” 2009 at American River College in Sacramento California.(A first for me) Currently displayed at NewArtworks Gallery in Fair Oaks California.

“50+ GROUP” Jan/10

ALL STREET PORTRAITURE" (Elderly Beauty) Mar/10
“THE OTHER SIDE OF ITALY” (Candid Street Photography) Jan/10
“OH SO EMOTIONAL” (The Best of Determination)


  • pat gamwell
    pat gamwellalmost 5 years ago

    Incredible street photography! Love the double reflections…where were they standing? Makes this an even MORE fantastic shot!

  • I’ve often wondered how I didn’t get the other guy who was standing closer to me in the shot. He was just steps ahead. The man further to the left in the mirror is this same guy. Thank you once again for your compliments and interest!

    – ronda chatelle

  • (Tallow) Dave  Van de Laar
    (Tallow) Dave ...almost 5 years ago

    brilliant shot

  • Thank you very much!

    – ronda chatelle

  • Isa Rodriguez
    Isa Rodriguezalmost 5 years ago

  • Wow…I LOVE your banner! I am very excited to be featured in your group Isa! Thank you so much! I’m honored!!!

    – ronda chatelle

  • TeresaB
    TeresaBalmost 5 years ago

    Marvelous, ronda! Its easy to understand why this image was selected as “Best of Show”. Fantastic treatment, and I also love the double reflection! Outstanding work and congratulations on your feature!

  • Wow! Thank you so much Teresa! It was one of those lucky shots! I didn’t even know what I had until I got home.

    – ronda chatelle

  • sandycarol
    sandycarolalmost 5 years ago

    What a great shot – it tells a whole story!

  • Thank you for your very kind comments! I appreciate hearing from you!

    – ronda chatelle

  • laurieirene
    laurieirenealmost 5 years ago

    This is a very moving image for me. Your title says it all. Beautiful

  • Aaaahhhh Thank you so much! What a beautifully heartfelt comment! I truly appreciate you taking the time to write!

    – ronda chatelle

  • LudaNayvelt
    LudaNayveltalmost 5 years ago

    well done

  • Thank You!

    – ronda chatelle

  • Ellen van Deelen
    Ellen van Deelenalmost 5 years ago

    What a beautiful photo! I love this kind of photo’s!
    Did you use some filter in photoshop? It almost looks a bit HDR.

  • Hello Ellen,
    I used define (grain filter) and “Lucis” structure. Then sharpened. The image was taken with a small Sony Cybershot so I had to do some work to make it look better. Thank you so much for the question and wonderful comments. I truly appreciate hearing from you!

    – ronda chatelle

  • Rosemaree
    Rosemareealmost 5 years ago

    This is wonderful.. Well done

  • Thank you!

    – ronda chatelle

  • Ellen van Deelen
    Ellen van Deelenalmost 5 years ago

    Thanks for explaning Ronda! I have not heard of Lucis structure…..will look it up.

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