After much consideration, both by me and several of my coworkers, the winner for the first Italy Logue photo contest has been decided. It was a difficult choice, as all the photographs submitted are excellent and capture something special about Italy – but in the end, only one winner could be chosen. So, congratulations to Francesca M., who took the winning shot in Venice!
Francesca’s photograph was taken on a quiet Venetian canal in October 2006, and Francesca says about the photo:
It’s probably my favorite photo from Italy because I absolutely loved Venice! I expected to hate it, or maybe I just had really low expectations because I’d heard/read so many negative things about it. But I fell in love with the city and wish we’d planned to spend more time there on that trip.
As a long-time lover of Venice myself, I can totally understand how Francesca would fall in love with such a magical city. It doesn’t hurt that she clearly found at least a few peaceful moments, like this one on a small canal where the water is still, where she could really get a feel for what makes Venice special.
Congratulations to Francesca, who wins my copy of “Vucciria” by Mauro d’Agati, the oversized coffee-table photo book that takes an unflinching (and beautifully saturated) look at a forgotten neighborhood of Palermo. I hope she finds the photographs as intriguing and inspiring as I did.
Thank you to everyone who submitted a photograph – be sure to check out all the entries in our first Italy photo contest, and keep those cameras going – you never know when the second contest will come up!
Photo by: John Gregory