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

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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!

Vincent_Ting, areyarey, j man., and 25 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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  1. Al Fed 26 months ago | reply

    I really like that close-up.

  2. Carl Mick 26 months ago | reply

    great technique

  3. j man. 26 months ago | reply

    Another splendid photo!

  4. ~suchitra~ 26 months ago | reply

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

  5. karsten1605 26 months ago | reply

    Great detail shot

  6. Pan.101 26 months ago | reply

    wonderful shot.

  7. tacoma290 26 months ago | reply

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

  8. B.E.K. 26 months ago | reply

    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.

  9. rquitos 26 months ago | reply

    nice and beautiful shot of the shinny emblem of the gondolas

  10. bomvu 26 months ago | reply

    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!

  11. green-dinosaur 26 months ago | reply

    Lovely...even better large on black...too much bokeh...Nah!!

  12. Warm Soft Light 26 months ago | reply

    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.

  13. ATSICHLAS (Busy) 26 months ago | reply

    A genious capture!

  14. mtdvetter 26 months ago | reply

    Nicely framed with great light and detail.

  15. Rahul (Busy) 26 months ago | reply

    Lovely! :)
    Instant fave for me, I am a sucker for bokeh! :D

  16. J. Javier Nerín. 26 months ago | reply

    Amazing bokeh, I think I prefer this one :-))

  17. ـــاريAlAmmariالعـمـــ 26 months ago | reply

    Outstanding !

    The bokeh is perfect

  18. Kia & Zeno 26 months ago | reply

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

  19. PPPHOTO1 26 months ago | reply

    love them both

  20. Andy Watson1 26 months ago | reply

    Excellent detail! Love the lighting and the background!

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