Venice, Italy

© Tal Shavit

Venice, Italy

James Thompson 6/28/2005 3:00:22 PM

Very cool shot. :) #270550

Jessica L. Richard 6/28/2005 4:53:14 PM

very beautiful image! #1532574

Bob Cournoyer 6/28/2005 6:49:50 PM

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??
Bob #1533040

Tal Shavit 6/28/2005 9:33:31 PM

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). #1533536

Ken Grooms 7/22/2005 9:55:46 PM

HCB lives! #1623623

Linda L. Ruiz 7/22/2005 10:38:16 PM

Love it #1623816

The Judges at 7/23/2005 2:41:40 AM

Interesting interpretation of this often made scene. #1624384

The Judges at 7/23/2005 2:49:22 AM

Nice, colorful interpretation. #1624430

bob cornelison 7/24/2005 2:03:11 AM

Very nice lighting and blur effect!
~:O) #1630147

Kerby Pfrangle 7/25/2005 2:55:54 AM


COngratulations on your second place win.

Job well done.

Kerby #1634256

KHAWLA Haddad 7/25/2005 8:37:18 AM

Congratulations on this wonderful winner!!! #1635949

Joyce ONeil 7/25/2005 8:38:08 AM

Congrats on this stunning image! #1635958

Denise M. Prichett 7/25/2005 10:11:27 AM

I LOVE THIS IMAGE!!!!! Congrats to you! #1636463

Ken Grooms 7/25/2005 3:35:04 PM

Congrats on your win! I have only one criticism of your gallery - ADD MORE PICTURES! #1637748

Sharon Day 7/26/2005 1:25:47 PM

Congratulations, Tal!!! #1641644

Kevin Anderson 7/31/2005 4:09:06 AM

Congrats on your second place win.
Great shot Tal!! #1658117

Wanda Judd 8/2/2005 4:02:46 AM

Fantastic...congratulations. The colors and composition are wonderful. #1665819

Joy Rector 8/4/2005 8:40:44 AM

congrats on your win. #1676233

Federico Collazuol 1/7/2006 1:51:04 AM

Wonderful capture, Tal! I've seen many picture of venice but this one is different #2260935

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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.

Uploaded on 6/28/2005 2:49:39 PM All Time Best Photo Contest Staff Favorite Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner

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