It's probably not a surprise to most of you that the new story I'm working on is set in Italy. I've been going through all my travel photos for inspiration, and I've been playing with them in Photoshop to give them a fun twist--the tilt-shift twist! It works better on some than others, but either way, it brings a new life to the photos. Fresh and fun. Enjoy!
My MC starts out in Rome
And eventually she settles in Cinque Terre because, well, if you've ever been there, you know how hard it is to leave.
View from her window in Riomaggiore
Makes me ache to go back. I told Handy I was working on a new story set in Italy and the first thing out of his mouth was, "And I suppose you have to go back for research now?" HA! I wish we could! I'll have to settle for sifting through all the photos and maps and travel guides I collected back when I was planning. Sigh.
What about you? Do you use photos for inspiration? Ever set one of your stories in a place you went on vacation because you loved it so?!