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
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