You are killing me Joe, you are making me cry...
I look at your images and I can smell the baking bread, pizza's, olive oil, herbs, taste the vino, hear the men talking in the background. Aaarrrrhhhh !!!
In a good way, it's all good. Photographie de la magie mystérieuse.
If an image can transport you to another place - it is priceless, a gift.
The b&w shots, honestly, I can't pick between them. I like both.
The Street Scene. I prefer the second one. The Clock Tower looks cleaner and clearer, and at the lower left, the Archway is brighter. (btw, you can see identical archways with the same light covers in Venice).
I think there might be Motion-Blur on the people. More likely, Chromatic aberration, Focus aberration.
The image of the Sculpture and Farmland. If you zoom-in on the Birds over the Vineyards and Olive Groves, you can see some 'fringing'.
These are functions of the camera and/or lens. Not much you can do about it.
(btw, the blue cast over the mountains and hills. That is Olive Oil, Citrus oil, and Pine Oil, floating in the warm air)
Did you notice the Pizzeria Sign is only one-sided ?
Were you only in Firenze ?
Just wondering what camera and lens' you are using ?
Well Jeevz, you have put you foot in it now. We will be expecting Images and Tales from you...
Do some research before you go. Time runs a bit slower in the Tuscany region.
Some travel advice, for anybody, does not matter where.
I have been very fortunate and have traveled a great deal for a lot of my life. Kind of a 35year, on again off again, working-holiday, always chasing the next photograph.
The first thing I do on arrival - spot the tourists, then stay away from them. Then, spot the locals, where they eat, shop, dance, etc. Follow them.