Finding Inspiration: a still life story

Where I find myself and my inspiration

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Just a normal Tuesday morning at the end of October. The air is fresh and the light too beautiful, so I hop on a vaporetto at San Zaccaria and go straight to Lido.


I quickly cross the Gran Viale and head to the beach, entering through the structure called Blue Moon.

Venice Photographer - Venezia Photography
Venice Photographer - Venezia Photography
Venice Photographer - Venezia Photography
Venice Photographer - Venezia Photography
Venice Photographer - Venezia Photography

Only few people and a couple of tractors moving sand to create dunes to isolate the private beach huts.


The sound of the sea.

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Venice Photographer - Venezia Photography

Me, walking. On the left, the signs shaped as houses and trains that serve as reference point for the children. On the right, along the shore, a woman walking her beautiful German shepherd.

Further on, a man fishing.

Venice Photographer - Venezia Photography
Venice Photographer - Venezia Photography
Venice Photographer - Venezia Photography

When I reach the foot of the pier, I dod't know whether to go for a long walk up to the lighthouse or get lost around the dunes to pick flowers. In the end, I go for the second option. Right now, the colour of many plants is starting to fade into a gold/brown shade, and it is too beautiful to witness the change of seasons.


Under such a bucolic sky, I walk through the bushes and, as usual, my shoes and socks get covered in thorny prickles and filled with fine sand.

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Venice Photographer - Venezia Photography
Venice Photographer - Venezia Photography

I stop to remove the prickles at the end of a path, before entering the pinewood for one last walk in nature, and to move to a completely different range of colours, with a lot of green tones and a variety of pines.

Venice Photographer - Venezia Photography
Venice Photographer - Venezia Photography

When I exit from the pinewood, I hear the buzzing of some bees, so I turn my head and see this marvel of Nature.


One in particular was quite still, too busy eating to bother with me.

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Venice Photographer - Venezia Photography

On my way back, I stop at the green grocer in Via Lepanto and buy some apples, pears, radicchio and potatoes. The following morning, I felt relaxed and produced the images below, with the fruits and some of the seaweeds and leaves I brought home from my escape.


I would love to know what you think and where you find inspiration :) Looking forward to your comments and tips!

With Love, Nicoletta

Venice Photographer - Venezia Photography
Venice Photographer - Venezia Photography
Venice Photographer - Venezia Photography