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Venice, Italy Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner
Venice, Italy
Venice, Italy
Venice Italy
twilight time
I was attracted by the colors of this scene created by the twilight skies and the canal lights. I was standing on a bridge above this canal, placed my camera on the tripod, framed the image I wanted, and then I waited for a gondola to pass the bridge and appear on the lower part of the frame. I used a slow shutter speed and narrow aperture to create the motion affect and the deep depth of field. Actually, I took a couple of shots from that points with slightly different shutter speeds and chose the one which gave the effect I was looking for slightly blurred so it will resemble a painting.

© Tal Shavit
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James Thompson
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    Very cool shot. :)

6/28/2005 3:00:22 PM

Jessica L. Richard
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very beautiful image!

6/28/2005 4:53:14 PM

Bob Cournoyer
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I like the light, the lines, the boaters blurred motion......Maybe crop the top down to the bottom of whatever that antenna (sp?) is sticking up or clone it out??

6/28/2005 6:49:50 PM

Tal Shavit

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Thanks all.

I needed the top of the image since I think it gives the right amount of skies to balance the yellowish lights. It also breaks the symmetry otherwise imposed. Unfortunately, the antenna is standing there. I don't think it creates a huge distraction and I am not digitally manipulating my images (besides trying to make them as close as possible to the original slide).

6/28/2005 9:33:31 PM

Ken Grooms
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HCB lives!

7/22/2005 9:55:46 PM

Linda L. Ruiz
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Love it

7/22/2005 10:38:16 PM

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Interesting interpretation of this often made scene.

7/23/2005 2:41:40 AM

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Nice, colorful interpretation.

7/23/2005 2:49:22 AM

bob cornelison
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Very nice lighting and blur effect!

7/24/2005 2:03:11 AM

kerby lee pfrangle
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COngratulations on your second place win.

Job well done.


7/25/2005 2:55:54 AM

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Congratulations on this wonderful winner!!!

7/25/2005 8:37:18 AM

Joyce ONeil
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Congrats on this stunning image!

7/25/2005 8:38:08 AM

Denise  M. Prichett
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I LOVE THIS IMAGE!!!!! Congrats to you!

7/25/2005 10:11:27 AM

Ken Grooms
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Congrats on your win! I have only one criticism of your gallery - ADD MORE PICTURES!

7/25/2005 3:35:04 PM

Sharon  Day
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Congratulations, Tal!!!

7/26/2005 1:25:47 PM

Kevin Anderson
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Congrats on your second place win.
Great shot Tal!!

7/31/2005 4:09:06 AM

Wanda Judd
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Fantastic...congratulations. The colors and composition are wonderful.

8/2/2005 4:02:46 AM

Joy Rector
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congrats on your win.

8/4/2005 8:40:44 AM

Federico Collazuol
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Wonderful capture, Tal! I've seen many picture of venice but this one is different

1/7/2006 1:51:04 AM

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