From a special weekend
We'd booked our first getaway of 2011 to Florence for mid-March. As the taxi took us from the airport to our hotel the streets were awash with il Tricolore, the Tricolour, Italy's national flag. Our driver explained we'd arrived for a very special weekend, the 150th anniversary of unified Italy. The country had officially become one nation on the 17th March 1871.
It was indeed a special weekend. The weather may not have been kind at times (What do you expect in March!), but we did see some sun. Regardless of the weather, Florence, the capital of the Tuscany region shone.
This is a collection of images from that break.
The technical bits
The Camera was the Canon EOS-1Ds MkIII with my two faithful city lenses in use. Those being the EF16-35mm f/2.8L IS USM and the EF24-70mm f/2.8L IS USM.
Everything is catalogued in Adobe Lightroom, and some processed completely in that tool. Then some made their way into Adobe Lightroom, and a further step for some into Google's Nik Collection.
As always, any questions about individual images or techniques used, just ask - here to help.
Inspired to visit Florence?
With its amazing architechture and rich history, all with great Italian food. Pisa is just a short (45 minutes) train ride away too.
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