Portofino Pictures Now Available

Okay, technically these have been posted and available for awhile, but I'm just getting around to writing about them now. So act surprised, okay?

The next Italy album features Portofino, the classy and pricey little port town just south of Santa Margherita. Portofino immediately reminded me of Avalon, California, with its small crescent shaped harbor and boats docked outside some quaint little cafes and shops.

We took a 2 mile walk from Santa Margherita to Portofino and then took a boat ride back. While the town isn't very big, I would have like to have spent a little more time to explore the coast and even take a dip in the water near here. Oh well, next time.

The picture shown here is my first attempt at doing selective coloring with a layer mask in Photoshop. I think it came out okay for my first attempt, but it sure can be time consuming. But I remember when we took this picture (Missy gets credit for taking it first - I loved the way she framed it so I had to shoot it too), as I immediately thought about making this sort finished product from it. Something about that red boat just really stuck out well in the scene.

Portofino album on SmugMug

Portofino GPS track: Google Maps
Portofino GPS track: Google Earth

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