Dramatic Light: Film Noir

Challenge #29 in the Ways of Seeing series. Hosted by jezsik.
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Film noir usually refers to Hollywood films of the 40's and 50's that dealt with "hard-boiled" characters and featured lots of shadows. For this challenge, read up on the film noir movement and submit an appropriate image. Make it dark, make it gritty, make it heavy, cool and dramatic - and be sure to de-emphasize colors.
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Street in Venice at dusk...
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Submitted: Tuesday, 16th February, 2010 13:25 (GMT)
Taken: Friday, 1st January, 2010
Focal length: 20 mm
Shutter speed: 1/60 sec
Aperture: F4
ISO: 1600
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