San Zaccaria Venice

Uploaded: November 25, 2017 13:37:02 | Entered: November 25, 2017 14:02:46


The crypt of the church of San Zaccaria in Venice is somewhere between 800 and 1000 years old. One feature for which it is particularly renowned -- it routinely has a shallow amount of water flooding the crypt floor, creating an astonishing mirror image of itself. A narrow brick walkway rises a few inches out of the water, allowing visitors to observe this remarkable sight without disturbing the still water.
11/17 Finalist - T&P


Anita Bower November 25, 2017

Lovely shapes and reflections. Works well in monochrome. #1700047

Rudi Reiner level-classic November 25, 2017

Nice shot!
(.... we spend 3 days in a hotel directly across from San Zaccaria and never went in.... next time) #11660214

Harriet Feagin level-classic November 27, 2017

Oh Wow! Great photo, Chris. I have been to Venice three or four times and never thought to photograph this. Maybe a reason to return. #11660488

Chris Budny level-deluxe November 28, 2017

Thanks, Anita, Rudi & Harriet -- the church, like many in Venice, has short opening hours, if you make it back. #11660661

Amanda D. Austwick level-classic December 20, 2017

Love this image, especially the refections in the water #11665808

Chris Budny level-deluxe December 20, 2017

Thanks, Amanda! #11665823

Harriet Feagin level-classic December 30, 2017

So glad to see this again. Hope it goes gold. I think it is among my favorites if not THE favorite shot you have. #11667595

Teresa L. Brooks December 30, 2017

Congratulations on this amazing finalist #11667673

Chris Budny level-deluxe December 31, 2017

Thank you veyr much, Teresa & Harriet - and thanks, Harriet, for such high praise!! #11667959

Lindley Johnson level-classic December 31, 2017

Outstanding, Chris! Congratulations on your fabulous winner. #11668214

Michele Peterson level-classic December 31, 2017

This is just fabulous, Chris. The tones and reflection and texture really create a stunning image. Congratulations on the win! #11668236

Amanda D. Austwick level-classic December 31, 2017

Congratulations on your well deserved Gold! #11668393

Chris Budny level-deluxe January 01, 2018

Thank you very much, ladies, and Happy New Year!! #11668520

Don Johnson level-deluxe January 01, 2018

Beautiful Chris! Stunning as always! #11668571

Leslie McLain level-classic January 01, 2018

Congrats on a beautiful winner, Chris. Love the reflections. #11668575

Chris Budny level-deluxe January 02, 2018

Thanks so much, Don & Leslie! Happy New Year! #11668756

Carol Quina level-classic January 02, 2018

Congratulations on your Gold win. #11668847

Chris Budny level-deluxe January 03, 2018

Thanks, Carol! #11669032

Martha R. Mazon level-classic January 05, 2018

What a fantastic feature for a photographer! You certainly made the most of the opportunity, Chris. The framing, tones, depth and light are perfect. Outstanding. Congratulations on the win! #11669402

Chris Budny level-deluxe January 07, 2018

Thank you very much, Martha! I had read about this chapel in advance of my first trip, but had no time to seek it out until my 2nd trip. I had the place to myself, which was nice, to take my time trying shots (without a tripod). #11669619

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