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Longing for Venice…

by on Feb.28, 2018, under Life, Photography

Another of those “classic” photographic locations is looking across the lagoon the church of San Giorgio Maggiore with the gondolas in the foreground. The view is from Riva degli Schiavone (the water front promenade) in front of the Palazzo Ducale.

Venetian Gondola’s

Venetian Gondola's

NIKON D750 + 16.0-35.0 mm f/4.0 @ 30 mm, 30 sec at f/11, ISO 100

It was still 30 minutes till sunrise so it was time to get out the graduated ND filters and long exposure this whole thing up.

Note: These photographs (especially the wider shots) look much better when larger. To see larger versions in an inline overlay slideshow gallery viewer click any of the images.

I’d read online about this other “hidden” photographic location nearby (just two minutes walk to the west from S. Marco) with a good view of Basilica della Salute & San Giorgio Maggiore over the canal.



NIKON D750 + 16.0-35.0 mm f/4.0 @ 19 mm, 62 sec at f/11, ISO 50

The view from the wooden docks as you can see was pretty good – however the wooden structures moved a little with waves and boats so you had to time your shots very well and use appropriate shutter speeds (either short or very long) to deal with the slight movement.



NIKON D750 + 16.0-35.0 mm f/4.0 @ 26 mm, 59 sec at f/11, ISO 50

San Giorgio Maggiore

San Giorgio Maggiore

NIKON D750 + 16.0-35.0 mm f/4.0 @ 35 mm, 20 sec at f/11, ISO 100

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