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We - Frank Oravetz and Stephanie Hamilton-Oravetz - have been sharing photographic adventures together for over 30 years. We have been lucky enough to explore other parts of the world, but call the San Francisco Bay Area our home. Out of life's challenges, we have learned the importance of valuing and appreciating every day.

The name "Visual Ovation" reflects our desire to acknowledge, appreciate and metaphorically "applaud" that which is beautiful, interesting, compelling or curious in the world. We feel that the artistic is all around us, if we take the time to look. Visual Ovation Photography is the vehicle through which we can record and explore these views.

We have 2 Blogs:

In the first, "Visual Ovation," we share our images and musings about photography, travel and life.

In the second, "The Art of Carnivale in Venice," we focus on a particular place and time that we love: Venice at the time of Carnivale. History, mystery, art and performance all join together for a few weeks in the misty winter Venice. We hope you will be as enticed by it all as we are.

If you have questions or comments, we look forward to hearing from you. Please leave a comment on any post or send us an email.