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 PRO 3y

    I really like that close-up.
  • Carl Mickleburgh PRO 3y

    great technique
  • Jacob Edmiston PRO 3y

    Another splendid photo!
  • Sudarshan V 3y

    Fantastic focus,light & details.,Like both the compositions!
    Great work as always., Have a wonderful day!!
  • karsten1605 PRO 3y

    Great detail shot
  • Pan . PRO 3y

    wonderful shot.
  • Michael T PRO 3y

    I like the close up. Great abstrast feel; almost presents as an axe. The detail and light are fantastic.
  • Brian Krouskie PRO 3y

    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 3y

    nice and beautiful shot of the shinny emblem of the gondolas
  • Colin Strain PRO 3y

    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 PRO 3y

    Lovely...even better large on black...too much bokeh...Nah!!
  • Warm Soft Light 3y

    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 PRO 3y

    A genious capture!
  • mtdvetter PRO 3y

    Nicely framed with great light and detail.
  • Rahul 3y

    Lovely! :)
    Instant fave for me, I am a sucker for bokeh! :D
  • j. javier 3y

    Amazing bokeh, I think I prefer this one :-))
  • Mohammed AlAmmari 3y

    Outstanding !

    The bokeh is perfect
  • Kia & Zeno {away for a few days} 3y

    Fab details, PoV and focus. Both are great shots, but the second one really screams Venezia to us. :)
  • PETER PUMILIA 2y

    love them both
  • Andrew Watson PRO 2y

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