Venice - Lone Gondola and San Giorgio Maggiore

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    Gondola docked in front of St. Mark's Square, and the church of San Giorgio Maggiore across the Venetian lagoon. Venice, Italy.

    Venice is a city in northern Italy, the capital of the region Veneto. It is built on an archipelago of 117 islands formed by 177 canals in a shallow lagoon. The islands on which the city is built are connected by 455 bridges. Venice has been nicknamed many names such as as the "City of Bridges" and the "City of Canals." The New York Times has described it as "undoubtedly the most beautiful city built by man". It has also been described by the Times Online as being one of Europe's most romantic cities.

    Another version of my take on this classic shot, taken a little bit earlier in the evening, and a few minutes before my previous post of this same location. This is a few steps away from St. Marks' Square, where at the beginning of the gondola row, I found this lone gondola detached from the rest.

    Camera | Lens: Nikon D700; Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8;
    Exposure: 8 sec; Aperture: f/14: ISO: 200: Focal Length: 44mm;
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    1. Sam Antonio Photography 50 months ago | reply

      Indeed it is a classic shot, but it's Venice and every moment in the city is magical!

    2. Moyan_Brenn (back soon, sorry for not commenting) 50 months ago | reply

      Hi Rain, how are you??
      it looks like you have liked my country...i'm happy of it....and i'm quite sad that even though i'm italian, i haven't still seen venice...but it's just for a reason...i haven't had a reflex camera.....until yesterday....cause i have just bought it, and i'm very happy of it......D90

      very good photo....as always, like David Bank, i love so much the blue hour........

      keep going with the blue sky

      aigle

    3. Bill Hansen Photography 50 months ago | reply

      Both shots of San Giorgio are good. I like the lights of the first shot, and the composition of this one.

    4. bearhov 50 months ago | reply

      This is so wonderful!!

    5. Rolandito. 50 months ago | reply

      Really stunning image with perfect timing to get the gondola just a little blurry. The colours are also magic !

    6. *derek* 50 months ago | reply

      Seen in *Magic EYE*

      Great picture, love the colors and composition

    7. gab_79 49 months ago | reply

      love the mood!

    8. saintcreature 49 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Global Civilization, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    9. Inge Schepers 48 months ago | reply

      Lovely photo. Beautiful colors, as usual, and I really like the way in which you managed to capture the movement in the gondola. It makes the photo come to life.

    10. adrianegrosch-ADY 47 months ago | reply

      Your pictures are All amazing!!!!!!

    11. Franck Vervial 41 months ago | reply

      I love Venice it's the best shot I saw for this point of view. Congrats!

    12. Bazalai 39 months ago | reply

      Infinitely beautiful !

      Marius Vasiliu

    13. Carlos Castañeda' 35 months ago | reply

      Beautiful colors!

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