Saint Mark’s Skyline – Venice

Venice Skyline
Venice Skyline

Yesterday I was at San Giorgio Maggiore’s island to take some last photos of the exhibition “The Sky Over Nine Columns” by Heinz Mack, before the structure will leave Venice, that should happen in a couple of days. The sun set down, leaving the sky half bright, half dark, as the first lights of the city were lighted up creating a terrific atmosphere for a skyline shot of St. Mark’s Square with its Campanile and Doge’s Palace.

The photographer within the frame is one of the participants to the enticing workshop held by Rohan Reilly (definitely worthy to check his website).

Location: San Giorgio Maggiore, Venice.

What to shot: San Giorgio Maggiore has a small harbor, a renaissance church, a Benedictine monastery, but it also offers a good view of St. Mark’s Square and the lagoon across.

Ideal time to shot: I prefer to be at San Giorgio at sunset, when the light illuminates the Doge’s Palace and St. Mark’s Campanile sideways.

Gear: From wide angles to teles.

How to get there: Public transport water bus stations S. Giorgio (line 2).

Coordinates: 45°25′45″N 12°20′35″E

Better quality here.

27 thoughts on “Saint Mark’s Skyline – Venice

  1. Hola Bruno,
    No tengo palabras para contarte lo que he sentido al ver tu foto.
    Es preciosa, y me hubiera encantado estar allí en Venecia para poder disfrutar las vistas en ese momento. Tengo verdaderas ganas de volver por la ciudad.

  2. The High Quality image is better by far – the photographer has created a little motion blur which looks odd but the overall scene is magnificent.

    1. Thank you Joanna! Being there at twilight made half of the shot 😉 I love the special light conditions of that moment, the buildings of Venice made the rest.

  3. I’m very glad you’re back in Venice, capturing its magic and its light. Biarritz didn’t charm me as your Venice does. Everything in this photo is superb – light, sky, photographer, skyline.

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