Postcard from Venice: Traffic over the Grand Canal

I still have a couple of gorgeous photographic spots to share with you from my recent trip to the United States, but now is the time for a postcard from Venice: one of the most classic view of “Canal Grande”. Location: Accademia Bridge (Ponte dell’Accademia). Together with the Rialto Bridge, the Ponte degli Scalzi, and theContinue reading “Postcard from Venice: Traffic over the Grand Canal”

Postcard from Venice – waiting for the Biennale

It has been a pretty busy week for me here in Venice, since I am moving from the neighborhood of Dorsoduro to the one of Castello. Many stuff to do left me with almost no time to take pictures, so I went trough my library to find this one of the amazing Biennale installation byContinue reading “Postcard from Venice – waiting for the Biennale”

Postcard from Venice

My postcard from Venice of the week is another twilight view from the top of San Giorgio Maggiore’s bell tower. I blended two images to get this final result. I took the first exposure just a few minutes before sunset, to have the best from the sky. Then I waited 20 minutes for the sun toContinue reading “Postcard from Venice”

Calatrava’s Bridge – Ponte della Costituzione

Picture of a different Venice: Calatrava’s Bridge. Many controversies has accompanied The “Ponte della Costituzione” (Calatrava’s Bridge) since its planning: the final realization costs have doubled the initial budget of the project, its relatively steep pavement and small steps have caused many falls, and even its usefulness has been argued. Still, this fourth bridge crossingContinue reading “Calatrava’s Bridge – Ponte della Costituzione”

Enjoying a Break – Venice

Location: The neighborhood west to St. Mark’s square, Venice. What to shot: The street life in the neighborhood west to St. Mark’s square is quite busy. I love to leave the main street (Calle Larga XXII Marzo) to take the cross streets, a net of small alleys where a different life take place in which cooks,Continue reading “Enjoying a Break – Venice”

Carnival of Venice – Punta della Dogana

Back to one of my favorite spots to take pictures in Venice: “Punta della Dogana”. This time I framed it from the shoreline west to St. Mark’s square. This small piece of land really is worth a visit since it is wonderfully located in the middle of the lagoon of Venice, being both a cuteContinue reading “Carnival of Venice – Punta della Dogana”

Carnival of Venice

Another picture of Venice. One of my favorite spots to make photographs is now just the blurred background to the event taking place in these days in Venice: the Carnival. Hundreds of masked characters fill the city, but if you want to photograph them you will have to keep yourself in the main streets, fromContinue reading “Carnival of Venice”

St. Mark’s Square from Above

Postcards from Venice: St. Mark’s Square from the top of San Giorgio Maggiore’s bell tower. Location: The Campanile of San Giorgio Maggiore, Venice. What to shot: The view from the top of the building is surely one of the best views over Venice. An amazing advantage point to photograph Venice’s skyline and lagoon, St Mark’s square,Continue reading “St. Mark’s Square from Above”

Pictures of Venice – Burano

Sailing away from Venice I have been chasing the light of Burano in a cloudy winter day to take this picture. This small group of 4 islands linked by bridges is well known for its brightly coloured houses, for the traditional lace handcraft, and for its culinary specialties as the “bussolà buranello” cookies, really somethingContinue reading “Pictures of Venice – Burano”

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”

Pictures of Venice: Stillness at Rialto

A classic picture of Venice, almost a postcard of the city: the view from the Rialto Bridge. I just took advantage of two simple technical choices to give the picture a different look. Following the motto “less is more”, I went for a simple, minimalist composition, as in my previous post Stillness. To do thatContinue reading “Pictures of Venice: Stillness at Rialto”

Bird’s eye view of Venice

“The best view of Venice!” That’s what a friend of mine said speaking about the photographic spot I am going to share with you this week. It is difficult to take pictures of the most famous places in the world and to be original while doing it, but looking for different points of view mayContinue reading “Bird’s eye view of Venice”

Stillness

Let’s start this new year of blogging with one of the most iconic views of Venice. The picture of Santa Maria della Salute church, from the Accademia bridge, is one of those that everyone who is visiting Venice doesn’t want to miss, from the pro photographer to the most absent-minded point and shoot owner. ButContinue reading “Stillness”

Sunrise over San Giorgio Maggiore

Venice Photography Tip: if you are looking for a good spot to shoot at the lagoon of Venice and one of its most beautiful islands, San Giorgio Maggiore, you can go to the “Riva degli Schiavoni”, right next to Saint Mark’s Square. The foreground is rich of distinctive elements of Venice, such as gondolas, poles andContinue reading “Sunrise over San Giorgio Maggiore”

Sunset over la “Salute” – Venice

Lately I had been photographing a lot the installation “The Sky Over Nine Columns” by Heinz Mack before it was removed from San Giorgio Maggiore island to reach its next home. But my eye inevitably converged on this terrific sunset over “la Salute”. Location: Riva degli Schiavoni, Venice. What to shot: Punta della Dogana and the church “SantaContinue reading “Sunset over la “Salute” – Venice”

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”

Traffic over the Grand Canal

I have just received my new Sony alpha a6000 (ILCE 6000), and I am already in love with it. It is so amazing to have such a powerful tool in such a small body. Look like this mirrorless thing can become my faithful buddy of everyday life. Being so small and light, it so handyContinue reading “Traffic over the Grand Canal”

Le Mesole – Cavallino-Treporti

I have already told how I think the neighborhoods of Venice offer great occasions to the photographer´s contentment, and how I love to wander around these places with my camera trying to spot the right place to take some pictures, and I kept doing it throughout the summer. This time my strolling brought me toContinue reading “Le Mesole – Cavallino-Treporti”

Northern Lagoon of Venice – Cavallino Treporti

Not only Venice is worthy a photographer’s attention, also the neighborhood offers amazing occasions to take splendid pictures. I love to explore the many islands, small villages and beaches that are disseminated in the Venetian lagoon to look for the surprising beauty that lies outside the main tourist routes. I was strolling around Cavallino whenContinue reading “Northern Lagoon of Venice – Cavallino Treporti”

Homage to the photographer

A little reward to us photography lovers and travelers. It doesn’t happen often that we take part in our own composition, usually we focus on our frame, rule of thirds, foreground and background balance, light conditions and camera settings. But sometimes we can add something to our images just popping into the scene, as IContinue reading “Homage to the photographer”

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