Venice: Masquerade

Carnival Costume, Venice, Italy, by Georgianna Lane

Carnival Costume, Venice, Italy, by Georgianna Lane

Carnival Tent, Venice, Italy, by Georgianna Lane

Carnival Costume, Venice, Italy, by Georgianna Lane

Carnival Costume, Venice, Italy, by Georgianna Lane

Carnival Costume, Venice, Italy, by Georgianna Lane

Carnival Costume, Venice, Italy, by Georgianna Lane

Carnival Costume, Venice, Italy, by Georgianna Lane

Carnival Costume, Venice, Italy, by Georgianna Lane

Carnival Costume, Venice, Italy, by Georgianna Lane

Carnival Costume, Venice, Italy, by Georgianna Lane

Carnival Costume, Venice, Italy, by Georgianna Lane

Carnival Costume, Venice, Italy, by Georgianna Lane

Carnival Costume, Venice, Italy, by Georgianna Lane

Carnival Costume, Venice, Italy, by Georgianna Lane

Carnival Costume, Venice, Italy, by Georgianna Lane

Carnival Costume, Venice, Italy, by Georgianna Lane

Carnival Costume, Venice, Italy, by Georgianna Lane

Just a small selection of the astonishing variety of costumes and masks being worn by one and all during Carnevale (doggies included). They were photographed over several days, mostly at dawn with soft light reflecting off the water and filling Piazza San Marco. Bleaker weather has now arrived, with rain and wind whipping the decorated tents and creating a less festive atmosphere so we are very happy that we rose before sunrise for these images. Ciao!

xo

G

36 comments


  • Wow, amazing. Such a different world out there. I’m surprised to hear these masked folks were up and about early in the morning.

    March 1, 2014
  • Absolutely love it

    March 2, 2014
  • These pictures of the people celebrating Carnival are just gorgeous! Thank you so much for sharing them with us.

    March 2, 2014
  • Ciao Georgianna carissima, buongiorno <3 !!!

    What a charm these images express, these masks are so mysterious, they seem to be coming straight from the Paris of Marie Antoinette !
    Congratulations, my dear friend, for the love that you always put in your post, starting from the moments in which you make your fascinating shots !

    Buona domenica. xxoo
    Dany

    March 2, 2014
  • Dear Georgianna – you must be delighted with these exquisitely captured beautiful images.

    March 2, 2014
  • Incredibly beautiful and striking! I hope your weather will improve soon.

    March 2, 2014
  • Valerie

    I was oohing and aahing over each one. Manifique. Valerie

    March 2, 2014
  • Absolutely stunning Georgianna.

    March 2, 2014
  • Oh, Georgianna! These are truly magical!! The liquid light…. the soft colors… the settings and the characters – almost like the gorgeous plated illustrations from a vintage book! Just lovely!!

    Safe travels back and fun adventures there!! =)

    xxo

    March 2, 2014
  • Wow, stunning photos of gorgeous costumes!

    March 2, 2014
  • tina

    WOW!! Those costumes are amazing G!!!! I love the pic of the lady in black/white in the archway hall – FANTASTIC image!! You rock!!! Oh, the dog is adorable too :)

    March 2, 2014
  • Katyann DAVIDSON

    Hullo Georgianna,

    Your Venice images truly capture the magic of Venice.

    There is something winsomely beautiful about all your artwork.

    I intend to go to Venice next year to shoot.

    Do you ever lead workshops , and if not, is there a way you recommend? I am thinking you have ‘to know’ someone to be able to shoot so early – with such beautiful participants.

    Thanx for any advice you can give.

    Much appreciated.

    Katyann

    March 2, 2014
  • All of the costumes are gorgeous, how I’d like something like them for the annual garden club Mardi Gras pot luck.
    Judith

    March 2, 2014
  • Wow, what a beautiful sight! Some day I will see it, I hope!

    March 2, 2014
  • Ou my what pictures! The costumes are so beautiful, is whole venice full of people like this! Well worth of waking up before sunrise, beautiful work my dear:)

    March 2, 2014
  • lauren

    Evocative and stunning !

    March 2, 2014
  • Georgianna, thank you for these wonderful photos, you are Unique <3

    March 3, 2014
  • Simply magical! You have captured the intrigue and spirit of this spectacular place in such a special way, Georgianna.
    Hugs,
    Linda at Beautiful Ideas

    March 3, 2014
  • Fabulous costumes, so beautifully photographed Georgianna!

    March 3, 2014
  • fabulous .. especially the pup!

    March 3, 2014
  • My goodness, these are gorgeous, Georgiana!
    the costumes are simply incredible and you have photographed them so beautifully. I especially love the last one. That white is breathtaking.

    Happy day to you! xo.

    March 3, 2014
  • Hi G ~ You lucky gal! What a marvelous spectacle of color and decoration you are a part of!!! And, your images, truly beyond amazing!!!!!! Since I love textiles and decoration, this looks like heaven to me :)
    I had read that photographing during the Carnevale is tricky, as so many tourists and professionals w/ cameras are milling around. Did you pay these folks to pose, or was it just the early hr that found the scenes uncluttered (or both)?
    A trip like this is on my bucket list!
    xo A

    March 3, 2014
  • Debi Kirksey

    Some of the most incredible photos I’ve ever seen! I’m just fascinated and can’t imagine how much fun you must be having!!

    March 3, 2014
  • Wow, visiting Venice this time of year must be so much fun. Gorgeous photos! :) xx

    March 3, 2014
  • All I can think of is WOW!!!!!!♥ this!X Stella

    March 3, 2014
  • WoW !!!!! Amazing….Magic….enchanting images and costumes !!!! Oh..i Love Carneval and i looove your photos!!!!!
    Thank you for sharing your enchanting art with us !!!!
    Kisses :)) !

    March 3, 2014
  • Olga

    The costumes are amazing! Just awesome!!! What thorough work, how many stunning details!!! And the pictures are wonderful!!! Only you could manage to capture the beauty! Thank you as usual for sharing!
    Hugs,
    Olga

    March 3, 2014
  • Wow! So beautiful! Reminds me of one of my all time favorite films…Amadeus.

    March 3, 2014
  • These are stunning, Georgianna – just so beautiful! This may be a silly question, but are the people just out and about, posing for photographs??

    March 3, 2014
  • Oh my GOSH! I’m dying over here G! What stunning photographs. They are all breathtaking and I love them all. The one of the lady in black and white with all of those columns in the background is spectacular! Thank you for sharing! xo

    March 4, 2014
  • Dear Georgianna, These images you have created of Carnivale in Venice are spectacular. What a fabulous book they would make.

    March 5, 2014
  • A Garden of Threads

    Ohmygosh, these are amazing. The costumes and the photos. I am going to be bold and ask if you have thought of doing workshops or editing tutorials. Stunning photos G. Hope you had a marvellous time and all was well when you got home. hugs my friend. Jen

    March 8, 2014
  • I wanted to say thank you so much for your comment on my Seattle post. We were only in Seattle for the day. We were hosting over at Port Townsend. I have to say I just love that part of the country.

    And these photos are amazing. Those costumes are unbelievable. You photographed them perfectly my friend.

    Hugs~

    March 12, 2014
  • Hi Georgianna,
    Your last two posts from Venice are amazing and very beautiful. What a treat!!
    xoxo Ingrid

    March 14, 2014
  • Did you wear a costume? How marvelous!

    I did keep thinking, “Poor dog.” ;^)

    March 23, 2014
  • Absolutely incredible. Just incredible photography.
    xo

    March 23, 2014

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