Thursday, March 20, 2008
The conditions for shooting this photo were identical to the photo Before the Bustle seen earlier on this page. This shot was taken just south of the Rialto Bridge, on the West side of the river. The early morning Venetian sun cast a deep shadow over the sides of the buildings facing me. But when I framed the shot with the Gondolas in the foreground, the shadows created a cloak over the buildings which allowed the eye to easily attract to the gondolas. I also enjoy the cloud pattern and jet stream in the sky.
Seadragon this image!
Location: Riva del Vin (Grand Canal), Venice, Italy
Shutter speed: 1/250
Focal length: 28 mm
Other comments: Strong morning light cast tough shadows.