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Antonio Vivaldi Museum | by Pete Halewood
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Antonio Vivaldi Museum

From 35,000 feet to about 1 foot above sea level, my picture for today is back in Venice itself. I love reading about places before I visit them and with regards to Venice I loved reading about all the history and culture. If Marco Polo surely must be the most famous Venetian then Casanova and Vivaldi must be a close run for 2nd spot. I was about to write then that surely Vivaldi must win that small battle based on talent but then Casanova did orchestrate a threesome with a couple of nuns for which he was promptly thrown in jail for. Having been thrown in jail, he then 'daringly' escaped and headed off to France, so I think to say he lacked talent is stretching things.


This picture was taken in the small but beautiful Antonio Vivaldi museum in Venice. You can walk round the place in about 10 minutes but it has a fantastic collection of musical instruments of Vivaldi's days. This is an HDR from a single RAW image. I had auto-bracketed this shot but with there being so little light in the museum and the lack of a tripod, the 'true' HDR picture didn't come out so well. It was frustrating because I could tell had I had a tripod it would have come out a blinder but without one the alignment was very poor. So as I said this is from a single HDR and more specifically the metered exposure take. It could have been better but I'm still not entirely disappointed with this either. All comments, points, discussions, good or bad welcome.

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Taken on April 18, 2011