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Gondola In 60 Seconds Revisited, Venice | by flatworldsedge
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Gondola In 60 Seconds Revisited, Venice

This weekend I was back in Venice after two years away, so thought I'd try to re-shoot an older shot (see comments below). It's the same view north from the Rialto Bridge, up the Grand Canal.

 

This time there was no rain, so no bathmat tripod/rain cover to interfere. When dry, the edge of the bridge makes a perfect improvised tripod. Moreover on a full frame camera, the 24mm is perfect for the view - getting that building to the right in; a neat balance to the white building on the left, and home to some very nice blue posts!

 

Last time I was shooting late on when the black sky offered little. This time I got there just at sun down. The pale blue clouds blurred over the long exposure and bizarrely now look like clear sky to the right. All in all, I'm pleased with the revisit. It lacks some of the raw power of the first shot - the water is a bit less crazy, for instance, but it seems altogether crisper and more dependable.

 

Hope everyone is having a great week so far!

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Taken on December 8, 2012