Pictures of Venice: Grand Canal

I went to the same place as for the previous post to photograph this picture of Venice but, as promised, I put more colors and movement than I did last week. How to achieve that is quite simple. I went to the Rialto Bridge in the afternoon, half an hour before the sunset, and patientlyContinue reading “Pictures of Venice: Grand Canal”

Saint Mark’s Skyline – Venice

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 theContinue reading “Saint Mark’s Skyline – Venice”

Saint Mark’s Square Through The Sky Over Nine Columns

Playing again with the installation by Heinz Mack, “The Sky Over Nine Columns”, that amazingly enriches the skyline of Venice and interacts with the city in a lot of different ways. This summer I have been trying to take advantage of this piece of art to photograph some of the most iconic building of Venice (St. Mark’s Bell Tower and Doge’sContinue reading “Saint Mark’s Square Through The Sky Over Nine Columns”

The Sky Over Nine Columns

Hosting the 14th International Architecture Biennale, titled Fundamentals, Venice now offers even more photographic occasions. Beyond the exposition itself, various installations are placed around the city, producing both a dialogue and a contrast between the art works and the surrounding environment. As did “Boy with Frog” by Charles Ray until 2013, now it is “The Sky OverContinue reading “The Sky Over Nine Columns”

Dawn at Punta della Dogana, Venice

  When photographing Venice, I have my favorite places, and Punta della Dogana is for sure one of them. It used to lodge Charles Ray’s art work “Boy with Frog”, but recently the sculpture has been replaced by the ancient lamp who used to be there since the XIX century. Whether with the sculpture or theContinue reading “Dawn at Punta della Dogana, Venice”

Venice photography – Squero of San Trovaso

Location: The Squero of San Trovaso, Venice. This peculiar and tiny sort of boatyard is one of the few places where gondolas are still built and repaired. It was established in the 17th century, when the canals of Venice were crowded with thousands of Gondolas, crafted here or in one of the many other existing Squero.Continue reading “Venice photography – Squero of San Trovaso”

Weekly Photo Challenge: Joy – Kiss in Times Square

This week I go with a tribute to New York. The famous kiss in Times Square, photographed by Alfred Eisenstaedt, has been “re-edited” in this big mural by street artist Eduardo Kobra. He added a perfectly fitting explosion of colors to the joy of one of the most famous, liberating and passionate kisses of our history.Continue reading “Weekly Photo Challenge: Joy – Kiss in Times Square”

Weekly Photo Challenge: Let There Be Light! – at the Armenian Monastery

Location: San Lazzaro degli Armeni is a small island in the Venetian Lagoon, lying between Venice and the Lido of Venice. Formerly a leprosarium, it received its name from St. Lazarus, the patron saint of lepers. Now it is one of the world’s foremost centers of Armenian culture, it hosts an Armenian Catholic monastery that isContinue reading “Weekly Photo Challenge: Let There Be Light! – at the Armenian Monastery”

Weekly Photo Challenge: Eerie

Abandoned places can be both eerie and fascinating. This week I suggest a great site for “Urban Exploration” photography lovers. Man-made structures abandoned, ruining, usually forbidden have always attracted the most brave photographers, artists and film-makers since it’s not common to see what they can offer. It may be an abandoned hospital, an unused jail,Continue reading “Weekly Photo Challenge: Eerie”

Weekly Photo Challenge: Horizon of Venice

The challenge of this week is Horizon, so let’s expand our horizons! I’ve been posting a lot about Venice, since the aim of this blog is to collect  tips to take good pictures of this enthralling city, but what about expanding our horizons just a bit. I went to Burano this summer with my cameraContinue reading “Weekly Photo Challenge: Horizon of Venice”

Weekly Photo Challenge: Up

There is something about strolling around Venice with the challenge to take some pictures that represent the beauty that you see. But it is even more important not to forget to change your point of view sometime. This week’s photo challenge is just perfect to train and look at things with a different perspective. SoContinue reading “Weekly Photo Challenge: Up”

Weekly Photo Challenge: Change

The Bridge of Sighs, in Venice, connects the Doge’s Palace to the old Prisons. The bridge owes its name to Lord Byron, and it comes from the suggestion that prisoners would sigh crossing the bridge toward their dungeon. It represents of course a big change in one man’s condition, going from freedom to confinement. TodayContinue reading “Weekly Photo Challenge: Change”

Weekly Photo Challenge: Color

Rialto Bridge and Grand Canal, Venice, colored by the soft light and faint colors of dawn. As well as democracy is the worst form of government except all the others, black and white photography is the best form of photography except color one. Or at least this is the opinion of all those photographers readyContinue reading “Weekly Photo Challenge: Color”

Weekly Photo Challenge: Big

  Being in Berlin in May I took advantage of the good weather to have a bike ride to Ferropolis, “the city of iron”. It is an open air museum located on the site of a former strip mining operation, near Dessau, which contains huge industrial machines from the mid-twentieth century. They can measure to 30 meters high, 120Continue reading “Weekly Photo Challenge: Big”

Weekly Photo Challenge: Solitary

  Punta della Dogana is one of my favourite locations to take photos in Venice. This time I was there to have some shots in the nearby before dawn. I was going to leave when the sight of the solitary “Boy with Frog” standing out against San Giorgio Maggiore island took my attention once again.Continue reading “Weekly Photo Challenge: Solitary”

Weekly Photo Challenge: Free Spirit

A pair of dark wings painted on the wall of an empty room. We are in an abandoned hospital (Ospedale al Mare) in Venice Lido. A great location for a photographer looking for that special kind of gloomy, creepy atmosphere that belongs only to derelict places, including old operating rooms, X-Ray department, canteen, wards andContinue reading “Weekly Photo Challenge: Free Spirit”

Weekly Photo Challenge: Hands

The picture for this week’s Photo Challenge: Hands. It represents a particular of the East Side Gallery and exactly a painting by Christine Kühn, called “Touch the Wall”. Touching the wall at any time between 13th August 1961 and 9th November 1989 would have been fatal since the Wall was part of the “Death Zone”. The artist herself hadContinue reading “Weekly Photo Challenge: Hands”

Weekly Photo Challenge: Contrast

I usually think about “contrast” like something that concern colors, or lights and shadows. This time I tried to think about it in a different way.. so here it is. In this picture the contrast is between what stands still and what flows by. Peoples seem to flow just like water does and their tracesContinue reading “Weekly Photo Challenge: Contrast”

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