Piazza San Marco, Venice. The Procuratie Vecchie, built for the first time in the 12th century and then rebuilt also apparently with the contribution of the architect Jacopo Sansovino in 1538, were for years the headquarters of the Assicurazioni Generali offices. In 2017 the restoration works began under the direction of the star architect David Chipperfield, works completed in April 2022. Since then, after 500 years, they are finally open to the public. On the third floor is the headquarters of the Generali The Human Safety Net ONLUS Foundation. And that's where I took the photo, an unprecedented point of view on Piazza San Marco and the Florian café.
My husband and I love ocean life but are now not able to travel to either Canadian coast. So, Sylvan Lake, in our province of Alberta, with its representative lighthouse (a tribute to the one at Peggy’s Cove in Nova Scotia) lifts our hearts. Especially with its nighttime light show. I shot this low with the phone upside down for that long alleyway look.
This photo was all about natural lighting and layers of yellow. I wanted something unexpected in the coffee cup, so I found a small sunflower that worked well. The flat lay perspective is much harder than it seems. I finished the look with a bit of fine tuning in Snapseed.