Venice, Italy

© Tal Shavit

Venice, Italy

Uploaded: June 28, 2005 14:49:38


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.


June 28, 2005

Very cool shot. :) #270550

Jessica L. Richard June 28, 2005

very beautiful image! #1532574

Bob Cournoyer level-classic June 28, 2005

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 June 28, 2005

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 July 22, 2005

HCB lives! #1623623

Linda L. Ruiz July 22, 2005

Love it #1623816

July 23, 2005

Interesting interpretation of this often made scene. #1624384

July 23, 2005

Nice, colorful interpretation. #1624430

bob cornelison July 24, 2005

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

Kerby Pfrangle July 25, 2005


COngratulations on your second place win.

Job well done.

Kerby #1634256

KHAWLA Haddad July 25, 2005

Congratulations on this wonderful winner!!! #1635949

Joyce ONeil July 25, 2005

Congrats on this stunning image! #1635958

Denise M. Prichett July 25, 2005

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

Ken Grooms July 25, 2005

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

Sharon Day July 26, 2005

Congratulations, Tal!!! #1641644

Kevin Anderson July 31, 2005

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

Wanda Judd level-classic August 02, 2005

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

Joy Rector August 04, 2005

congrats on your win. #1676233

Federico Collazuol January 07, 2006

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

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