Arrival of the Swans

Uploaded: February 25, 2017 14:32:52 | Entered: February 25, 2017 14:34:52


The most striking trio of costume-coorindated models I saw during Carnevale. Three sisters attending together, in stunning white costumes they made, each with a fantastic, different swan headdress. As we moved towards a grand old palazzo to photograph these three in a baroque ballroom, I caught this scene of them striding towards me, and couldn't help but be completely dazzled. 2/17 Finalist - People


Terry Piotraschke level-deluxe February 25, 2017

Fantastic! #1680390

Gail Sullivan level-classic February 25, 2017

Dazzling for sure, Christopher! #11565340

Linda Estes level-deluxe February 25, 2017

Very unique image. Great shot! #11565407

Chris Budny level-deluxe February 26, 2017

Thank you, Terry, Gail & Linda! They were sensational outfits; I haven't started editing the images of them in the ballroom yet... #11565516

Nikki McDonald level-classic February 27, 2017

Wow, what incredible costumes. These people must spend all year getting ready! Great shot, Chris. #11565701

Chris Budny level-deluxe February 27, 2017

You got it exactly -- several of the models I spoke to said that they spent the whole year between each Carnevale, planning and making (usually) 2 costumes to take to the next Carnevale! Most of the "serious" models (like these 3) come from France and Germany... I don't think I encountered 1 actual Italian model the entire time! #11565713

Joanna Kovalcsik level-classic March 17, 2017

Artful and beautiful, Chris... the background is softly colored and interesting. Amazing to think of them creating these costumes! Thank you for your interesting and detailed descriptions. :o) #11572449

Chris Budny level-deluxe March 17, 2017 1

Thank you, Joanna! Venice really is a massive, living piece of art itself. Carnevale certainly ramps it up to another level, for a week ;)
I'm glad you enjoy the captions; I'm a fan of filling them out with background info, useful info, thoughts during the shot, etc. #11572452

Terry A. Stoa March 23, 2017

OMG this is fantastic! The details of their costumes is a real wowza - and it's as if they're heading your way for a real showdown. The DOF you selected keeps my eyes on the models... #11574608

Chris Budny level-deluxe March 23, 2017

Thank you, Terry! I loved this view of them -- they fell into this great, symmetrical arrangement on their own. I was using my 100-400 from some distance, so that helped blur the background nicely, too. #11574615

Michele Peterson level-classic March 31, 2017

I knew we'd see this one again, it's so fascinating to look at. Beautiful image, and congrats on the finalist! #11577183

Joanna Kovalcsik level-classic March 31, 2017

Looking superb in Silver... congratulations! #11577337

Chris Budny level-deluxe March 31, 2017

Thank you both, ladies! Fingers crossed! #11577425

Peggy Pfister level-classic March 31, 2017

Very cool capture, Chris ... Congrats on the Silver! #11577732

Chris Budny level-deluxe April 01, 2017 1

Thank you Peggy! #11577943

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