Golden Host (Lion Of San Marco Detail On Gondola Ferro), Venice

Another from my quick December trip to Venice. It's probably an inferior shot to the one posted previously (in comments below), but I keep coming back to it. Therefore, I thought I'd post it too and to hell with the law about posting excessive bokeh to Flickr.


It's taken looking up towards the Rialto bridge at golden hour, with a strident winter sun lighting up the bobbing Gondola blades - individually "ferro", so I guess "ferri" in a group?


Hope everyone is having a fantastic week. Looking forward to the 100 Strangers Project London meet up this weekend - hope to see some of you there!

  • Al Fed 2y

    I really like that close-up.
  • Carl Mickleburgh 2y

    great technique
  • Jacob Edmiston 2y

    Another splendid photo!
  • Sudarshan V 2y

    Fantastic focus,light & details.,Like both the compositions!
    Great work as always., Have a wonderful day!!
  • karsten1605 2y

    Great detail shot
  • Pan . 2y

    wonderful shot.
  • Michael T 2y

    I like the close up. Great abstrast feel; almost presents as an axe. The detail and light are fantastic.
  • Brian Krouskie 2y

    Fantastic DoF in the top shot, I think it's the better of the two. I really like the light and detail on the gondola blade.
  • rquitos 2y

    nice and beautiful shot of the shinny emblem of the gondolas
  • Colin Strain 2y

    This is great. Not sure what the rule is about bokeh, I thought there was a rule about 'not' using too much :-)
    See you at the meetup, hope the weather is kind to us!
  • Sue Fagg 2y

    Lovely...even better large on black...too much bokeh...Nah!!
  • Warm Soft Light 2y

    In terms of composition, there is so much going on here. Fantastic golden light in both the shiny foreground and the bokeh in the background.
  • ANTONIS 2y

    A genious capture!
  • mtdvetter 2y

    Nicely framed with great light and detail.
  • Rahul 2y

    Lovely! :)
    Instant fave for me, I am a sucker for bokeh! :D
  • j. javier 2y

    Amazing bokeh, I think I prefer this one :-))
  • Mohammed AlAmmari 2y

    Outstanding !

    The bokeh is perfect
  • Kia & Zeno 2y

    Fab details, PoV and focus. Both are great shots, but the second one really screams Venezia to us. :)

    love them both
  • Andrew Watson 2y

    Excellent detail! Love the lighting and the background!
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Taken on December 9, 2012
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