Mystery of Venice

© Renee Doyle

Mystery of Venice

Uploaded: April 16, 2011


Nothing like a still morning in Venice :-)
Catch up on comments soon I hope ......

Exif: F Number: 22, Exposure Bias Value: -0.33, ExposureTime: 20/1 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 125, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 24.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark II


Jeff Robinson level-deluxe April 16, 2011

Wonderful pov, exposure and capture!! #1369726

Michelle Alton April 16, 2011

I love what you have done with this image to convey the "mysterious" theme. The clarity and color elsewhere in the image are stunning. #9353371

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe April 16, 2011

Beautiful light, pov and exposure, Renee. #9353425

Courtenay Vanderbilt April 16, 2011

Love the juxtaposition of stillness and movement and of course this is a gorgeous twilight image! Glad to see you back! #9353591

Linda D. Lester level-classic April 16, 2011

Oh Yeah! My favorite time of day there! This is a beauty! Love how you went back and found different shots! I love this comp! #9353643

Ken Smith level-classic April 16, 2011

Even though it's a still morning, I like how the boats are shimmying. Cool shot, Renee and welcome back! :-) #9353687

Michael Frazier level-classic April 16, 2011

Great morning shot Renee. I like the detail, and the comp. #9354066

Memoriee G. Sconce April 16, 2011

Beautiful light. Oh the memories this brings back.
Memoriee #9354073

Memoriee G. Sconce April 16, 2011

Beautiful light. Oh the memories this brings back.
Memoriee #9354075

John Connolly April 16, 2011

Wonderful leading lines and great tones here Renee! A delightful mood capture! #9354301

Tammy Espino April 16, 2011

Beautiful! #9354374

Amy M. Wilson April 16, 2011

Gorgeous light, depth and details... love it, Renee!! #9354444

Robert K. Bemus level-classic April 16, 2011

Love the color and motion, Renee!! #9354706

Chris Budny level-deluxe April 18, 2011

Your Venice shots have been such a delight... Whenever I get there, I'll be thinking of your beautiful images. #9356484

Mariann Kovats level-classic April 18, 2011

Gorgeous lighting, comp and colors, Renee! #9357797

Carolyn J. Connolly April 29, 2011

Wow, Renee - this is totally exquisite!! I love how everything else is still and tranquil, yet the gondolas are bobbing with the slight water movement!! A really fantastic early morning Venetian capture, my friend!! :o) #9380690

Liz blahh June 22, 2011

Congratulations on your finalist! #9473638

Phyllis H. Burchett June 22, 2011

Congrats on this wonderful finalist Renee! #9473649

Maria Coulson June 22, 2011

Great capture Renee, love the colors and mood. Congratulations! #9473894

Tiia Vissak June 22, 2011

Congratulations! #9473993

Fran J. Jagger June 22, 2011

Congrats on your Stunning Finalist, Renee!! :) #9474145

Courtenay Vanderbilt June 22, 2011

Fantastic Finalist, Renee! Congratulations!! #9475204

Amy M. Wilson June 22, 2011

Stunning Finalist... huge congratulations, Renee!! #9475249

Chris Budny level-deluxe June 22, 2011

I knew there had to be another... ;) Congratulations, Renee... and thanks again for sharing your gorgeous images of the world! #9475433

Randy D. Dinkins level-classic June 22, 2011

Beautiful low light capture, congratulations! #9475754

Ken Smith level-classic June 22, 2011

Ahhh, classic Venice...congrats again, Renee....very well deserved!! #9476404

Lucy Abrao level-classic June 22, 2011

Congrats, Renee. Very pretty!!! #9476444

Tammy Espino June 22, 2011

Congrats on a fantastic finalist! :) #9476480

Nancy (Peaches) Harker June 22, 2011


HUGE CONGRATS on your AWESOME finalist!
Best of luck in the next round!


Cindy Bendush level-classic June 22, 2011

Great mood here Renee -- Congratulations on your wonderful finalist! #9476523

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic June 22, 2011

Huge CONGRATZ on both your wonderful Finalists, Renee. Good luck up next!

UB. #9476602

Kerry Hill June 22, 2011

Congratulations again on this wonderful finalist Renee! #9476808

Graeme yew Chow June 22, 2011

Congratulations on this wonderful myterious image, Renee. #9477143

Kirsten Kiki Kjaer June 23, 2011

Congratulations on another awesome finalist, Renee. #9477298

Stefania Barbier level-classic June 23, 2011

huge congrats on another beautiful finalist Renee!!! #9477384

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic June 23, 2011

Good to see this again, Renee. CONGRATZ and good luck!!!

UB. #9477528

Marilyn Cornwell June 23, 2011

A beautiful image, Renee! Congratulations! #9477714

Katarina Mansson June 23, 2011

Lovely colors, lights and details! Congratulations on your finalist! #9478439

Rona L. Schwarz June 23, 2011

Stunning, stunning image, Renee! It looks like velvet with the lovely soft colors yet with wonderful detail and clarity. And the out of focus boats really enhance the mysterious element! CONGRATULATIONS on your superb FINALIST and Good luck in the next round! #9479043

Kathy Cline June 23, 2011

Renee you are so talented.
Congratulations on a well deserved WIN!
Have a blessed day. #9479377

Phyllis H. Burchett June 23, 2011

BIG congrats Renee on this fabulous winner!!! #9479472

Ann Coates level-classic June 23, 2011

Congratulations on your stunning Gold win here Renee. #9479583

Marilyn K. Lincecum level-classic June 23, 2011

Congratulations on your beautiful Second Place Win !! #9479590

Ermanno Radice June 23, 2011

Congrats Renee on this Second Place Win !! #9479599

Ellen Hodges June 23, 2011

Huge congrats on this awesome winner, Renee!! #9479702

Paul D. June 23, 2011

Another superb image from one of my favorite photographers on this site... you never disappoint Renee! The slur of movement of the gondolas against a tack sharp environment makes this shot, just great. Congrats! #9479756

Kathy Salerni level-classic June 23, 2011

Big congrats on your Gold Winner, Renee! #9479813

Michelle Alton June 23, 2011

Brilliant photography and presentation, Renee. Hearty Congratulations on this win! #9479915

Emile Abbott level-classic June 23, 2011

Now this is my kind of place and capture. This is so awesome Renee and well deserved win. Huge Congratulations #9479999

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic June 23, 2011

on your very deserving
2nd PLACE WINNER! 8o) #9480076

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna June 23, 2011

WTG on this fantastic winner, Renee! :-) k #9480257

Barbara Waldoch June 23, 2011

Congratulations on your fabulous Win, Renee! #9480282

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict June 23, 2011

Stunning image, Renee! Congratulations on your win!
Debby #9480331

Amy M. Wilson June 23, 2011

Big congratulations on your beautiful Gold winner, Renee!! #9480393

Claudia Kuhn level-classic June 23, 2011

Congratulations on your wonderful winner Renee! #9480465

Terry Cervi level-deluxe June 23, 2011

Congrats on your beautiful win, Renee! #9480525

Tammy Espino June 23, 2011

Congrats on your win! You should have your own gallery in your hometown!! :) #9480622

Shelly A. Van Camp level-classic June 23, 2011

Amazing and congrats on the win!! #9480704

Daniella Puente June 23, 2011

CONGRATS Renee! amazing capture... #9480959

Rona L. Schwarz June 23, 2011


Mary K. Robison June 23, 2011

Another fantastic and lovely capture of Venice, Renee!
Congratulations on your marvelous winner! #9481296

Raymond Pauly June 23, 2011

Congratulations on your amazing winner, Renee! Wonderful work! #9481346

Danny B. Head June 24, 2011

Congrats on a beautiful wunner, Renee! #9481471

Stefania Barbier level-classic June 24, 2011

a work of art Renee... congratulations!!! #9481602

Courtenay Vanderbilt June 24, 2011

So beautiful, Renee! Congratulations! #9481702

Katarina Mansson June 24, 2011

Outstanding picture with beautiful colors - congratulations Renee! #9481761

JO ANN CLEVELAND June 24, 2011

Congratulations on this awesome Gold Winner Renee!

jo ann c. #9482094

Kirsten Kiki Kjaer June 24, 2011

Huge congratulations on the gold, Renee. #9482228

Renata Gusciora June 24, 2011

Big congratualtions on your awesome winner,Renee!!!:-) #9482541

Datha Y. Thompson June 24, 2011

WOW!! Outstanding as always Renee!!

Tiia Vissak June 24, 2011

Congratulations on your Winner! #9482733

Tarun Bose June 24, 2011

Congrats for your winner, Renee. #9483723

Sharon Sawyer June 24, 2011

Whoooooo Hooooooooo!!! WTG,Renee! HUGE congratulations on your outstanding and well deserved SECOND PLACE WIN! #9483849

Anita Hogue June 25, 2011

Congratulations on the absolutely gorgeous winner, Renee! #9484384

Debra R. Harder June 25, 2011

You are right for sure...there is nothing like morning in Venice! This is truly beautiful, Renee! Huge congratulations on your gorgeous GOLD WINNER! jsb #9484884

Gail Sullivan level-classic June 26, 2011

No surprise to see this beauty win...congrats, Renee! #9486179

Graeme yew Chow June 26, 2011

Deserving winner! Congratulations Renee. #9486195

Bojan Bencic level-classic June 26, 2011

Congratulations on your win, Renee. #9486666

Janet Fikar June 26, 2011

Brilliant shot! Congratulations on your well deserved win! #9486802

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic June 26, 2011

Glad to see this in Winners Circle, Renee. CONGRATZ!!!

UB. #9487193

Mary Beth Aiello level-classic June 27, 2011

I'll take morning, afternoon, or evening in Venice, Renee. Another gorgeous capture. Huge congrats on this beautiful GOLD Winner. #9490080

Maria Coulson June 27, 2011

I knew it!! Congratulations!! #9490781

Ken Smith level-classic June 27, 2011

I coulda sworn I commented on this...popped onto the winners page and took another look. Oops! :-) No surprise here, Renee..congrats on the gold!! #9490833

David M. Montero June 30, 2011

Congratulations on your win Renee!!! #9496919

Nadia Paul June 30, 2011

So very beautiful - congrats on your winner Renee! #9498418

Merna L. Nobile July 02, 2011

Congratulations to all of the Award Winners for May 2011. Merna


Chris Budny level-deluxe July 06, 2011

Just saw this as the featured photo in the Photoflash Newsletter today; such a beautiful image! #9510248

Kathryn Wesserling July 06, 2011

Venice seems to be a Photographer's paradise (so many familiar pictures.) Yours is one of the most unique views of Venice that I've seen. It's beautiful (and mysterious) and serene, taken at my favorite part of the day. This is really a special image, Renee. Congratulations. #9510837

Datha Y. Thompson July 06, 2011

Outstanding Renee!! Cograts on your Feature :) #9510938

Joan E. Herwig July 08, 2011

Gorgeous image!
What month of the year did you take this? I am curious as to what time of year the sun rises in this position.

Thanks! #9516357

Donna La Mattino Pagakis July 13, 2011

Congratulations on your win and feature Renee! Just beautiful! #9528375

Chris Budny level-deluxe December 28, 2016

Great to see this once again! Congratulations on POTD! #11548591

Amanda D. Austwick level-classic December 28, 2016

Congratulations on all your gold badges! #11548593

Nancy L. Green level-classic December 28, 2016

CONGRATULATIONS Renee, WTG!! <>< #11548595

Laura E. Swan level-classic December 28, 2016

Beautifully executed, Renee! Congrats on all that GOLD dripping all over the page! :D !!! #11548733

Lydia Williams level-classic December 29, 2016

Wow, neat Renee! Beautiful...congratulations on your goldens!

To discuss, first log in or sign up (buttons are at top center of page).

Get Constructive Critiques

Sign up for an interactive online photography course to get critiques on your photos.


Did You Know?

Discussions by Category: You can view photo discussions on various themes in the Community > Photo Discussions section of the site.

BetterPhoto Websites: If you see an orange website link directly under the photographer's name, it's totally okay. It's not spam. The reason: BetterPhoto is the one that offers these personal photography websites. We are supporting our clients with those links.

Unavailable EXIF: If there is no other information but 'Unavailable' in the EXIF (meaning no EXIF data exists with the photo), the 'Unavailable' blurb is not displayed. If there is any info, it shows. Many photos have the EXIF stripped out when people modify the image and resave it, before uploading.


The following truth is one of the core philosophies of BetterPhoto:

I hear, I forget.
I see, I remember.
I do, I understand.

You learn by doing. Take your next online photography class. All Time Best Photo Contest Editor's Pick Photo Contest SECOND PLACE WinnerPhotography Contest Photo of the Day

Copyright for this photo belongs solely to Renee Doyle.
Images may not be copied, downloaded, or used in any way without the expressed, written permission of the photographer.
Log in to follow or message this photographer or report this photo.